30/9/16 – Frank Sinatra – I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) – 1939/1971

As I sit in the archive listening to the soft rain fall outside, the autumn approaching, a chill in the air, I have been playing Frank Sinatra’s beautiful 1955 album, In The Wee Small Hours. Here Sinatra sings a song from the album, I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes), to perfection at […]

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20/1/15 – Kim Fowley – 21st July 1939 – 15th January 2015 / Animal Man – 1968 / The Runaways – Cherry Bomb – 1976

I once spoke to Kim Fowley on the phone, he was in Chicago, I was on the other side of the world. “Can you play the guitar, can you sing – then get over here right now”. That about sums him up although his reach extended way beyond the realms of ordinary men. His 1968 album […]


4/1/14 – Phil Everly – 19th January 1939 – 3rd January – 2014

It’s said that when two voices blend together as beautifully as this it has to be in the DNA and Phil and Don Everly’s voices were certainly special. Their harmonies, moved you, demanded your attention, a magic combination. They inspired Simon And Garfunkel, Lennon And McCartney, The Mamas and The Papas, Dave Edmunds and Nick […]