Music Archive (274)

/Ian Patrick Mac McLagan - Val Weedon
© Words - Val Weedon

Ian McLagan was a keyboard player best known as a member of the Small Faces and Faces.  He sadly died on December 3rd following complications from a stroke.  
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 18:42

The Kinks - From Muswell Hill to Village Green

Written by
The Kinks - Dave Davies - Ray Davies.
© Words - Angeline Wilcox

There can’t be many pop songs that make reference to “my poor rheumatic back” or “tea and toasted, buttered currant buns”, but then again, there aren’t many pop groups like The Kinks. These lyrics from their delightfully quirky “Autumn Almanac”, released in 1967, typify the quintessentially English perspective, humour and appeal of the group that dominated the charts throughout the 1960s.
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 17:46

Matinee Idol – An Englishman in New York

Written by
Sting - Englishman - New York - Queen Mary 1.
© Barry Cains

Sting was always the epitome of cool.

He was never a punk and The Police were never a punk band, although they dabbled with it at the start of their career. They never embraced that punk ethos like that other trippy trio The Jam, and those Woking class wonderboys weren't punks either.
Monday, 24 November 2014 20:46

The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (The Swampers)

Written by
/The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section -The Swampers.
"Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers;
And they've been known to pick a song or two.
Lord they get me off so much.
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?"
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section was the resident band at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. Like the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the Funk Brother at Motown, they were the backing band on dozens of gold and platinum hits. The four founding members were Barry Beckett (keyboards), Roger G Hawkins (drums), David Hood
Saturday, 15 November 2014 13:02

The Troggs – Pure Punk Inspiration

Written by
/The Troggs - Wild Thing

©Words - Cameron K's


The Trogglodytes formed in 1964 in Andover, Southern England. They shortened their name to Troggs when they signed for Larry Page in 1965. The original line up was Reg Ball (now Presley) on lead vocals, Chris Britton (Lead Guitar), Pete Staples (bass), Ronnie Bond (drums). Despite being signed to Page One Records their manager leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl." The single failed to impact.
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