Tag Archive: Rolling Stones

STAR MAN – The Golden Years of David Bowie

Of all the major rock artists whose careers I have followed closely, David Bowie is the one I find it hardest to write about. Most likely it is because Bowie, given his capacity to adopt new personas, was so hard…
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HELLO 1967 – GOODBYE 2017: Twenty Great Albums from a monumental year for rock.

TWENTY GREAT ALBUMS from 1967: By now the album had superseded the single as the vehicle through which an artist would most express their visions and true ambition. Few would have predicted the long-player to have travelled so far in such a…
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SHOP WORN – Bob Geldof gives his audience a dressing down……………………….

It was hard for me to stifle a laugh when I read reports of Bob Geldof castigating the audience at a rock festival last year for what they were wearing – taking a fuming dislike apparently to the Primark attire…
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EVERYONE’S A WINNER – The best twenty albums in the greatest year for rock

1971 – With the demise of The Beatles the previous year, were the Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin trying to fill the void or reached a stage they could match the Fabs on their own terms? The Kinks…
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IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR – in 1971 rock music reaches its peak.

Career peaks for Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Rod Stewart – in 1971 popular music reached its high water mark. On a recent flight to Alicante from the UK I read a magazine article making the case for 1966 being…
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PRECIOUS MOMENTS – Twenty Songs That Watch The Clock

I LOOKED AT MY WATCH AND IT SAID – ROCK N’ ROLL TIME (Roger McGuinn). MINUTE BY MINUTE – The Doobie Brothers; SIX O’CLOCK – Ringo Starr; FIVE MINUTES – Gretchen Peters/FIVE MINUTES – The Stranglers (Different Songs); NINE TO…
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THE WAY BY NUMBERS – 0-20 In Twenty Songs

FROM NOTHING TO TWENTY – HERE’S PLENTY……………………   0. LOVE MINUS ZERO/NO LIMIT – Bob Dylan ONE OF THESE NIGHTS – Eagles; TWO OF ME, TWO OF YOU – Jackson Browne; THREE TIME LOSER – Rod Stewart; 4+20 – Crosby,…
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AMERICAN BEAUTY: Ten Great Songs About America – Not Written By Americans

None of these artists were born between the coast of California and the shores of the Delaware Bay – but at some point all were glad to be Living in the USA.  NEIL YOUNG: Out On The Weekend (From the 1972 album…
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TWENTY ALBUMS EVERYONE SHOULD OWN – In the form of Ten Great Double Albums

This list is respectfully dedicated to my friend Mike Robinson who sadly passed away last year. I discussed most of these albums, particularly Quadrophenia, with Mike – who I will always think of by the Sea and the Sand.    QUADROPHENIA…
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YOU NAME BOPPER – 20 Songs In Which The Artist Name Checks Another

Note: With mention of Solomon Burke, James Brown, Gene Chandler, Doctor John, Vince Taylor, Chet Baker, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters and all his literacy references SAMTIMONIOUS.com acknowledges Van Morrison may have already cornered this market. ‘Maybe The Beach Boys…
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