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64. The Crickets - That'll Be the Day (1957)

By the autumn, 1957 had proved to be an important year in the music charts, but there was more to come. Future My Way songwriter Paul Anka’s… 478 woorden meer


61. Lonnie Donegan - Gamblin' Man/Puttin' On the Style (1957)

One of musical history’s most seismic events took place on 6 July. None of the people involved had any idea just how important it was. Scouse teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a garden fête at St. 447 woorden meer



via Daily Prompt: Mushroom

When I was a kid there was a popular song in England in 1960 called “My Old Man’s a Dustman.” (in Australia we’d now say garbo or garbage collector). 107 woorden meer


52. Johnnie Ray - Just Walkin' in the Rain (1956)

Between 22 November and 8 December, 1956, the Olympics took place in Melbourne, Australia.  Great Britain and Northern Ireland won six gold, seven silver and 11 bronze medals. 546 woorden meer


Roots, Radicals and Rockers

Thanks to Billy Bragg’s foray into non-fiction, ‘Roots Radicals and Rockers’, markontour is currently listening to Lonnie Donegan. I’m sceptical that ‘Rock Island Line’ would induce the same excitement in twenty-first century kids as it did in 1957 for seemingly everyone from John Lennon to Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend and John Peel. 787 woorden meer


Billy Bragg @ Parnassus Books / Nashville TN / September 14, 2017

Americana week usually brings more with it than just over 300 artists swarming through the music venues of Nashville. Outside of the officially sponsored events, WMOT-FM has a steady schedule of artist interview sessions, and there were also several events at Country Music Hall of Fame. 260 woorden meer

Concert Reviews

Lonnie misses Elvis

Sans guitar, feeling naked before 12 million viewers,
I play stilted TV comedy with Perry Como
and Ronald Reagan who asks “What is a Lonnie Donegan?” 211 woorden meer