17/11/16 – Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck) – 1972 / Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven – Live On French TV In The Fifties Or Sixties

As I am near Bonn, it seemed only right to visit Beethoven’s birthplace. He was born in a house on Bonngasse 18-26 (now a museum) in 1770 and died in Vienna in 1827 aged 56. An autopsy revealed serious liver damage, probably from alcohol consumption. In the later part of his life his deafness was so […]

Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar single cover 1972

20/7/16 – Thin Lizzy – Whiskey In The Jar – 1972

Arriving in Dublin and seeing the statue of Phil Lynott off Grafton St, Dublin’s busking walkway in the middle of town, conjures up fond memories of this charismatic and talented singer-songwriter. Born in West Bromich but brought up in Ireland from the age of three, Lynott’s tragic death at 36 in 1986 was a shocking reminder […]

Pentangle - Solomon's Seal

5/6/16 – The Pentangle – Solomon’s Seal – 1972 / Sally Free And Easy – 1972

As is often the case, one of my favourite albums is one that hasn’t been favourably reviewed in some quarters. Solomon’s Seal released in 1972 was (The Pentangle) or Pentangle’s last album before they decided to split and it’s as if the band falling apart negatively influenced opinion rather than the content. Bert Jansch’s rustic […]

The Jean Genie single cover 1972

29/5/16 – David Bowie – The Jean Genie – Top Of The Pops Live – 1973 / The Jean Genie – Video Starring Cyrinda Foxe – 1972

Don’t worry, I’m not finished yet and thanks to some helpful suggestions, the tragedy of classic No.2 songs being held off the No.1 spot by unworthy chart toppers continues. The Jean Genie was released by David Bowie in November 1972 as the first single from the forthcoming album Aladdin Sane released in April 1973. The song […]