I sat and watched as years went by.

I sat and watched as years went by.

I have just watched my teenage years unfold before me on screen after viewing the new Ron Howard film, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. I was barely 13 when the Beatles first scraped into the UK charts, on December 15 1962, with ‘Love Me Do’ at no....
Hear the first blues vocal ever recorded.

Hear the first blues vocal ever recorded.

I’ve belatedly come across Eric Clapton’s Facebook tribute to B.B. King where Eric says, “This music (blues) is almost a thing of the past now. There are not many left who play it in the pure way B.B. King did”. This is just so sad. Just to rub salt into the...
The world’s first anti-rock review?

The world’s first anti-rock review?

How George Bernard Shaw wrote the world’s first anti-rock music review.  Let’s go all literary today and talk about the Nobel Prize-winning author and playwright, George Barnard Shaw. If you haven’t heard of him, George had enormous influence on Western culture,...