If there was ever a competition to find the funkiest funkster in Funkville, then Sly Stone would be in the final funk-off, probably with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. Continue reading “Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”
David Bowie wrote this song when he was just 23 as a follow-up to his first hit Space Oddity, with Marc Bolan on guitar. Continue reading “David Bowie – The Prettiest Star”
Gilbert O’Sullivan had his first hit with Nothing Rhymed, blending a carefully crafted image with perfectly presented pop songs. Continue reading “Gilbert O’Sullivan – Nothing Rhymed”
McGuinness Flint revived the rootsy sound of jug bands and skiffle on the first of their only two hits, When I’m Dead And Gone, in 1970. Continue reading “McGuinness Flint – When I’m Dead And Gone”
Neil Diamond’s 1970 hit Cracklin’ Rosie, soundtracked a skiing trip for me when I was 16, and remains my favourite from his songbook.
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