When pop was music — 9 Comments

  1. Oh dear, not Englebert Humperdink and Petula Clark . . . they’re best left alone. 70s I’m up for it: Sex Pistols, Ramones, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Buzzcocks . . rock on Grandad!

    (Bugger! . . .gave my age away)

  2. I could never stand EH [or Tom Jones] and I might give Pet Clark a miss too. We’ll see how it goes. I’m not venturing into the Punk era though – that’s when it all started to go down hill!!

  3. I’m no auld fogey meself nor a spring chicken but when I was trying to make it as a musician in the early 90’s my influence was drawn heavily from the 60’s/ 70’s prog rock movement like, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, GONG and Caravan to name but a few. There’s just no-one breaking musical boundaries these days like those bands did back then. Go Grandad!

  4. Oh now you’re starting to show your age! I like the Moody Blues.

    B3N: Used to play Frank Zappa when I was a teen working at Kentucky Fried Chicken until the boss cottoned onto the lyrics for Billy The Mountain. *evil laughter*

  5. Huge crowd of young wans at The Who (first hit 1964) gig at Marlay couple of weeks ago – you couldn’t really sample ‘Behind Blue Eyes’. Maybe ‘My Generation’? What about ‘The Doors’ ‘Light my fire,’ Procul Harum’s ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’, and Thunderclap Newman? Stay away from Pet Clark and Andy Williams and Nana Mouskouri! You could slip Cilla sing ‘Alfie’ in!!

  6. Ian & Brianf – Much as I would like to turn this into a RequestCast [there’s a new one for the lexicon!], I reserve the right to blog about whoever I like!!

    Though Ian is on the right track……….

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