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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. 542 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

I'm a blue toothbrush

I seem to be going through a phase of thinking back to songs I heard when I was a child; I mentioned ‘Hoots Mon… 376 woorden meer

Music... And My Favourite Gigs

12 Early Influence Prospects for the Rock Hall

Here we are at the last of the three posts which highlight worthy candidates for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s auxiliary categories. I have for your consideration a dozen picks for the now seldom-used Early Influence category. 1.699 woorden meer

Rock And Roll

Rock Island Party Line: Roots, Radicals, and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World by Billy Bragg

For the Dallas Morning News, I reviewed folk singer Billy Bragg’s new history of skiffle, a largely forgotten British musical form that linked blues and “trad jazz” with rock and roll in the mid-to-late 1950s. Enjoy.