4/5/18 - Sixty Years On The Planet Earth - The September Of My Years - Frank Sinatra - 1965

4/5/18 – Sixty Years On The Planet Earth – The September Of My Years – Frank Sinatra – 1965

On May 7th 2018 I will be sixty years old. It seems that each decade is some kind of landmark achievement and the more decades that go by the larger the gap is supposed to grow between you and your or anyone else’s youth. In my case obviously, married to a girl much younger than […]

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27/4/17 – Peter Tosh And Mick Jagger – (You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back – 1978 / The Temptations – Don’t Look Back – 1965 / Bobby Womack – Don’t Look Back – 1970

(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back was originally recorded by The Temptations in 1965 as Don’t Look Back. It was written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, co-founder (and only original member) of The Miracles. With many cover versions, perhaps the most notable is Bobby Womack’s version from his 1970 album My Prescription. There’s also […]

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19/4/17 – Sonny And Cher – I Got You Babe – 1965

Sonny and Cher’s I Got You Babe, was the other most famous duet of the sixties along with Frank and Nancy’s Somethin’ Stupid. Although this might be THE most overplayed songs of the sixties (along with all those other overplayed songs of the sixties) historically it stands as the first Hippie No.1. That is Hippies […]

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29/1/17 – Los Shakers – Siempre Tu – 1968

Our last night in Montevideo before returning to Buenos Aires – Uruguay to Argentina. In the sixties there was a Uruguayan band that went to Argentina and became tremendously successful as part of the Uruguayan invasion. They modeled themselves on Los Beatles and after seeing the A Hard Day’s Night film they decided to form a […]

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19/1/17 – Buddy Greco – August 14 1926 – January 10 2017 – Pre Dylan Lyricists /The Lady Is A Tramp – Tommy Dorsey Featuring Edythe Wright – 1937 / Sophie Tucker – 1937 / Lena Horne – 1948 / Ella Fitzgerald – 1956 / Pat Suzuki – 1958 / Frank Sinatra – 1958/1965 / Buddy Greco – 1960 / Shirley Bassey – 1966 / Diana Ross And The Supremes – 1968 / Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – 2011

Who were the great lyricists before Dylan? Well, from the fifties into the sixties you would probably say the men that wrote the words for the musicals, writers like Lorenz Hart. Hart wrote the lyrics for The Lady Is A Tramp and My Funny Valentine and was Richard Rodgers partner till alcoholism (Hart died tragically of […]


2/11/16 – Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind / Where Have All The Flowers Gone?/ Qui peut dire où vont les fleurs? – Marlene Dietrich – 1963 – 1965

Marlene Dietrich sang Where Have All The Flowers Gone? in three languages – in German as Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind, in English and in French as “Qui peut dire où vont les fleurs?” All three versions of the song were arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach, The French and German versions were recorded in Paris […]