What's the best song you have heard today?

Coldplay with Michael J Fox at Glastonbury

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Blondie - In the Flesh

Debbie Harry, the iconic singer in Blondie, is turning 79 today! Happy Birhtday!

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Steve Winwood - Night Train :musical_note:

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Today I’d like to celebrate the memory of English guitarist, sitarist, flutist, dulcimer player…well, basically multi-instrumentalist Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones. Better known to the world as just Brian Jones, This man deserves to be remembered as the important figure in the history of rock that he most certainly is.

In May 1962 Brian Jones posted an ad in Jazz Weekly, looking for musicians to form a band. Keyboardist Ian Stewart was among the first to answer, and was soon followed by singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. More musicians came and went, among them bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts. This line-up played their first gig together in mid-January 1963, calling themselves The Rolling Stones. Rarely has the cliche “the rest is history” been more applicable than here. And this particular history was started by Brian Jones.

As many of his peers in the 1960’s, Brian Jones eventually got serious problems due to various substances. It came to the point that he felt he wasn’t able to carry on, so he left the Stones in June 1969. Less than a month later, 55 years ago on this day, he sadly passed away, only 27 years old. Let’s raise our glasses to Brian Jones, without whom we would not have the Rolling Stones we know today :beers:

The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown

The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane

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great songs from the beginning years of the best rock and roll band that time!
Keith was also one of the first members then however he was much more expierienced, at least according to this statement from the titanic

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The Doors - Spanish Caravan

There’s one more to remember today. It’s 53 years ago since Jim Morrison passed away. Still remembered today, as the singer in The Doors, one of the most unique and distinct rock bands ever. Cheers again :beers:

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There has been some talk about Fleetwood Mac above in this topic.Most everybody seems to favour the five-piece from the Rumours era. There’s even been a mention of the five-piece when Bob Welch was in the band. I do like a lot of this, but there has hardly been a mention of my favourite five piece line-up of the band, namely the one with Peter Green, Jeremy Spencer and Danny Kirwan on guitar, along with the eternal rhythm section of McVie and Fleetwood of course.

This is the line-up behind classics such as Albatross, The Green Manalishi, Oh Well and Man of the World. Sadly all three guitarists struggled with their personal problems, and eventually got more or less lost to the music world.

Today I’ll focus on Jeremy Spencer. While Peter Green had a more gentle touch on the guitar, Jeremy took care of the more rocking blues songs in the earlier days of the band, with his raunchy voice and slide guitar. However his problems got the best of him, and he disappeared in the middle of a US tour i February 1971, only to be found some days later to have joined a sect called the Children of God.

In the coming decades he continued to release records, but these were for purposes of the sect. From the 2000’s and on he did make a return to more blues oriented stuff on record. He has also been interviwed for Fleetwood Mac documentaries. And there were even rumous of a reunioun of this first classic line-up of the band.

Now, Jeremy Spencer is still alive. As a matter of fact, today is his birthday, he is turning 76! So here is a big shout out and a toast to him. Now he’s finally got his mention on this topic in our own strange corner of the world :beer:

Fleetwood Mac - My Baby’s Gone

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Whenever I think of Fleetwood Mac, I can’t help but think of ‘Albatross’. A great tune with some equally great guitar playing. I will place a link to it here, if I may…

Albatross - Fleetwood Mac (Rare 5 minute version) youtube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR2m5MFGit8&t=3s

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My favourite Fleetwood Mac Song is definetly “Dreams” …

… closely followed by “Go Your Own Way”.

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I will contribute two of my favourite Fleetwood Mac songs also

the first one with Peter Greene and Jeremy Spencer as mentioned above

peter green’s fleetwood mac - need your love so bad

And the second one with Stevie, Lindsey and Christine

Fleetwood Mac - TUSK

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Happy Birthday to American drummer John Lee Johnson, better known as Jaimoe. After being a member of the touring band of among others Otis Redding and Sam & Dave, he teamed up with Duane Allman in early 1969. When Duane wanted to form a band, he was the first to join, soon followed by the other four who became The Allman Brothers Band.

After guitarist Dickey Betts passed away less than two months ago, Jaimoe is now the only surviving member of the original six-piece of this great southen rock band. And today he is turning 80! Once again, Happy Birthday to Jaimoe :beer:

The Allman Brothers Band - Dreams (live 1970)

As usual with the Allmans there is a lot of guitar on this track, and I mean a lot! Still Jaimoe is there in the background, laying down a solid rhythm foundation together with Butch Trucks, his drumming buddy in the band.

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Mal wieder ein neuer Song von Soulbound, von ihrem neuen Album:

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AC/DC - It’s a Long Way to the Top If You Want to Rock ‘n’ Roll

Bon Scott of AC/DC would have turned 78 today :guitar: :guitar: :guitar:

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Paul Heaton - Fish ‘N’ Chip Supper

Some of the finest pop music I’ve heard for quite some time!

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Nice, not sure why but this gave me some Beatles vibes!

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…but only for one beer! :point_up: :beer: :laughing:

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Dani Martin - Cero :musical_note:

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Personally I got strong Madness vibes here, But now that you mention it, oh yes. Well, all these artists belong to a long line of Englisg pop, going back to…The Beatles.

Ha ha, you noticed that detail too. It has been known to happen :wink: :joy:

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Stalers Wheel - Stuck In the Middle With You

I’d like to pay tribute to Scottish singer and songwriter Joe Egan, who passed away Saturday a week ago at the age of 77. Together with Gerry Rafferty, he is best known from the folk-rock band Stealers Wheel, who had a couple of hits in the mid-1970’s.

Their biggest hit and best known song is the one posted here. The song got quite the boost in its popularity, when Quentin Tarantino used it on the soundtrack to his debut movie Reservoir Dogs in 1992. Today Stuck In the Middle With You has got its rightful place in the canon of modern popular music.

So here’s to Joe Egan’s memory. Thank you for the music, may you be remembered.

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