Category: YouTube clip of the week

Petula Clark

One of my all-time favourite songs is Steve Winwood’s 1981 come back hit While You See a Chance. It’s also one of Chris Tarrant’s all time favorites too. I recently came across a superb live version by Petula Clark. She sings it was meaning and conviction, check it out.

John Lodge

John Lodge, the bass guitarist with the Moody Blues is 75 today.

Born in Birmingham, he joined the Moody Blues in 1966 replacing the original bassist Clint Warwick and later wrote, or co-wrote a number of songs for the band inclufing their 1972, number 13 hit Isn’t Life Strange.

In 1975 he and Moodies lead singer, Justin Hayward, had a one-off hit single collaboration with the song Blue Guitar which reached number eight and we shall remember now.

The Who at Live Aid

The world biggest concert happened 35 years ago this week and I was there to witness it. Arguably Queen stole the show and U2 weren’t far behind, but seeing this band for the first time live was a big thrill for me. No more needs to be said. This is The Who’s finale. Enjoy, I did!

Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti makes some great music. He was born in 1983 on Central London and  is of Italian descent. His debut album Between the Minds was released in 2007. His last album, released last year, was called Singing to Strangers because, he once said, “That’s my job, I sing to strangers.”  From it, is one of my favouite tracks called Greatest Mistake. See what you think.

Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King

Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King is celebrating her 60th birthday this week.

She was born in Philadelphia and her mother used to work in the offices of the Philiadelphia International record label. Her mother got Evelyn a job as a cleaner and one day whilst cleaning the toilets and singing away to herself she was heard by someone at the label who recommended she should take it up professionally.

Her big disco club hit was Shame which was released in the summer of 1978. It was bigger in the clubs than it was on the radio and thus spent 23 weeks on the chart peaking no higher than number 39.

After a couple more hit, her record label, RCA, decided to drop the ‘Champagne’ from her name much to her chagrin and as far as she’s concerned that is still the name she goes under.

Her only UK top 10 hit was Love Come down which reached number seven, but let’s remember her all-time classic, Shame.