Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac | Black Magic Woman
Pink Floyd, “The Scarecrow,” promo film, 1967. The sort of glorious summer afternoon that could symbolize all of British psychedelia, basically.
The Imposters of Life’s Magazine - The Idle Race (by hawkmoon03111951)
First single released in England (1967). Another Birmingham group this time with Jeff Lynne.
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (23 Heddon Street, West of Carnaby street, London)
The Beatles - Record Mirror Advertise, April 13th 1963
Signed Mick Rock picture, with Iggy and some bloke…
The Who - The Who Sings My Generation 1965 (Across the street from Big Ben in London)
As the former Jam frontman announces the release of More Modern Classics — a collection taken from the last 15 years of his solo work — we revisit a 1993 Q magazine article taken from Rock’s Backpages, to find the Modfather on vitriolic form
The Searchers - France EP 1964
Dusty Springfield . Definitely Dusty . Documentary. (by Johnboy Jackson)
happy birthday Dusty Springfield (Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien)
Documentary looking at the life and work of soul and pop diva Dusty Springfield, singer of such classics as You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man who was equally famous for her trademark panda eyes and blonde beehive.
Using archive footage and interviews shot in the UK and the US, it charts her progress from plain Catholic schoolgirl to glamorous star and ventures behind the extravagant image to reveal a complex and vulnerable character.
The programme features interviews with fellow musicians from a career spanning four decades including Elton John, Burt Bacharach, Neil Tennant, Lulu and Martha Reeves.
Dusty’s protective inner circle of friends have never spoken about her on camera before. Dusty’s personal secretary for her entire solo career, Pat Rhodes, her manager Vicky Wickham, ardent fan-turned-backing singer Simon Bell and others talk about the highs and lows of the woman they knew and loved.
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Dusty Springfield . Definitely Dusty . Documentary.
On this day, April 16th, in 1939: Dusty Springfield was born in West Hampstead, London, England.
Today’s soundtrack: DUSTY IN MEMPHIS, “The Look of Love,” “If You Go Away,” “I’ll Try Anything…” Love Dusty!
Today’s quote: “I think she is the greatest white singer that there ever has been.” — Elton John