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I remember seeing Dr Hook on Top of the Pops in the late 1970's - didn't like them at all. Years later, one of them was a guest on an evening show on Radio One and had an acoustic guitar with him with the intention of performing live. I thought it was going to be awful but he turned out to be an incredibly talented musician, playing a bass line, chords and a melody on the guitar all at the same as singing. After hearing this I thought maybe there was more to the band than the few hit singles that I had heard.

I have a CD by a band called W.A.S.P which has a song 'I Don't Need No Doctor' on it. It's a cover version and has a connection to the Small Faces I think

 


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That's a much-covered song, and the connection is Steve Marriott. Here he is with Humble Pie at their height...

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I'd been thinking of posting a Carole King song, and now I see that Tapestry is fifty years old...

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Nice guitar sound on the Humble Pie live recording. I have heard Paul Weller do a version of the Gilded Splinters song so I now have an excuse to post this


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Nice guitar sound...

Hey! Play the guitars!

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Great guitar sound - very Telecaster-ish.

Back in the 1980's I played drums a bit and knew a bass player. We did a couple of jams with two guitarist / singers who said we should cover this song. Later covered it in another band also.

 


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Page 22 gave us Sloe Gin - now it's time for some Cold Gin

 


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Classical music as only Keith Emerson could do it...

He was an awesome stage act, crouched atop his hammond organ, rocking it to and fro, jamming daggers into the keyboard.

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The classical music tune from that piece sounds very familiar - I suspect it was used as theme music for a 1970's TV programme. I have seen Jon Lord live a couple of times (Whitesnake) and was surprised how 'badly' he treated his keyboards, lifting them up on one side and then dropping them back on to the stage. I have seen a story that Kirk Hammett of Metallica paid over 2 million dollars for Peter Greens Les Paul that was used in the late 60's and have been wondering how many instruments from back then, which could have been worth a fortune today, were destroyed deliberately for the sake of spectacle.

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I suspect it was used as theme music for a 1970's TV programme

Yep - This Week, which was a current affairs series.

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Kingfish did a nice cover of this Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballad...

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There was another current affairs programme that had a theme tune that sounded like a rock song. I asked somebody about it at school and found out it was by a band called Mountain. I've got the CD of the album now. (Nantucket Sleighride is on this thread somewhere). I think the programme was called Weekend World.

Yesterday the security guard at the supermarket said something to me as I walked out which I couldn't hear properly but I think it might have been 'take it easy'

 


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Just remembered another old TV theme. This excellent piece of classical guitar music was used for a programme called Tales of the Riverbank


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When I sold my vinyl collection, parting with that triple album was painful.

I had another triple album, Neil Young's Decade, from which I'll play this:

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I just watched a video the other day of a guitar person talking about some of his favourite guitar solo's which were not the usual ones listed - Cortez the Killer was on of those in the list. I don't remember hearing the track before (although I did see Neil Young about 6 years ago as he actually did a gig in these parts).

Don't think I ever owned a triple album - I had Joe's Garage but I think it was a single and a double album. There was a triple album in the house when I was young called 'Two Hours in the Wonderful World of Opera' which used to get played a lot. I just looked up the track listing and 'Les Toreadors' by George Bizet is the first tune on Side One


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There's some fine guitar work on Cortez the Killer.

 

This guy could play guitar too...

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I remember this one in the charts but don't remember hearing the name Gary Moore at the time - I only remember hearing of it as a Phil Lynott or Thin Lizzy song. I'm pretty sure Gary was also the owner of Peter Green's famous Les Paul guitar before Kirk Hammett.


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The first time I became aware of the name Gary Moore was probably when I heard this on the radio, Jack Bruce on vocals. Gary definitely owned and used Peter Green's Les Paul. Saw him play at Castle Donnington one time but I was probably half a mile from the stage!

 


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I think Frankie were fans of Gary Moore!


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A Bach organ piece transposed for guitars...

 

Guitar Trek - gotta love that name!

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The Beach Boys had a hit with a song called Lady Lynda which has this Bach tune at the start (and a bit at the end)


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Another 1970's TV theme has been going round in my head for the last few days. The programme was called 'Ace of Wands'. I found out years later the theme is called 'Tarot' and was created by Andrew Bown who later joined Status Quo. At the time the programme was on TV I thought they were singing about someone called Tyrone.


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How about a 60s TV theme? <chortles>

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