“Belle” of the Earth

South African keyboardist and Moog synthesizer wizard Manfred Mann has been in the music business since 1962 and formed Manfred Mann’s Earth Band in 1972. “Blinded by the Light,” written by Bruce Springsteen, is probably the most famous Earth Band single. The record Angel Station came out in 1979, and it was one of theContinue reading ““Belle” of the Earth”

I’ve Got the Music in Me

Well, here we are again with a selection played on Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music. I’ve only just finished listening to the third hour of Sunday’s episode, “Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder a Go-Go Today” in which he features some Pink Floyd as well as songs written, sung or contributed to byContinue reading “I’ve Got the Music in Me”

Gone Hollywood

Supertramp was a band that rose to fame and commercial success during my teenage years, with significant long-play record releases that I remember from 1974 to 1979. I remember “School” and “Bloody Well Right” from the album Crime of the Century and “The Logical Song” from Breakfast in America were anthems for my friends’ andContinue reading “Gone Hollywood”