For Piglet in Portugal who has to have a short spell in hospital. And for John Z – who’s sore and sorely missed. Ark.
This song is 45 years old and still a masterpiece. We won’t see the likes again …. or Zeppelin. Ark.
The founder/guitarist of Fleetwood Mac and composer of Black Magic Woman passed away two days ago. He was 73. Most people are more familiar with this version. Ark.
Who’s feeling a bit poorly. Factoid. The guitar strap Gilmour is using here was a gift from his wife. It once belonged to Jimi Hendrix. Ark.
This post was inspired by Helen over at Photophile You may have guessed – if you’re old enough or know your music – that the title refers to the well known song by Procol Harem, which Helen has included in her current Perspective post. If you really know your music you will recognise the connection … More Perspective: A Whiter Shade of Pale or maybe A Tale Untold?
Statue of George Harrison, the first person (apparently) to find gold on the Witwatersrand. Ark.
A Tale Untold. From the Album For Earth Below. Saw him play at the Free Trade Hall – Manchester. A night to remember…hmm. Ark.
Probably my favorite piece of music by Bowie. I never got the chance to see him live, which hurts a bit, and had not seen this version before. Simply marvelous. And here’s the studio version which featured Nile Rogers on rhythm guitar and the great Stevie Ray Vaughn on lead. *Sigh* Where have all … More Musical Interlude. Mr. Ziggy Stardust.
The great Larry Carlton plays the solos. The guitar solo by jazz fusion guitarist Larry Carlton was ranked #80 in the list of the 100 greatest guitar songs by Rolling Stone, stating “In the late seventies, Steely Dan made records by pushing a revolving crew of monster session dudes through take after take, which yielded endless jaw-dropping guitar solos. Larry … More For Ron …
On a freezing cold Johannesburg night here’s something to warm the cockles of even the coldest heart. Forget Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran or Bruno Mars … this bloke can sing … and he’s all of 71 years young. It’s cued up. Just put on your ear goggles, turn up the volume to 10, and press … More We all need a little bit of love and to be free…