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October 10, 2019

Yes Relayer… Then And Now

Yes: The Story of Relayer Now, here is an album that was really out of left field. Having heard some of the material written for Relayer, Rick Wakeman decided not to continue with Yes. He left, and so started the search for a new keyboard player. The band auditioned a number of people including Vangelis and Jean Roussel from Cat Stevens' band, ...

Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary Edition Another GREAT album to talk about today, but first, a recap. 1969 was an important year. Many things happened that have gone down in history, such as the Moon landing and Woodstock. It was the end of the decade, which saw a lot of change in many areas including fashion, culture in general, ...

October 06, 2019

Ginger Baker 1939-2019 RIP

Ginger Baker 1939-2019 RIP  A  Personal Tribute I was saddened today by the news that Ginger Baker had passed away at the age of 80. For most people, they will always associate him with Cream, the band he formed with Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton. For sure, that is where Ginger made his commercial name, but the truth of the matter is he was a ...

Monty Python: Fifty Years and Still Very Much Alive. The Parrot Is Still Dead Though I can remember the very first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.The 5th of October 1969, it was a Sunday evening, as I recall, and for me at least, the cast was quite familiar as four of them, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Terry ...