My mum celebrates her 87th brthday this week (Sunday 1st) and this is one of her all-time favourites. Happy brithday mum. X
Alfred Jesse Smith is celebrating his 80th birthday this week, he is better known as Brenton Wood.
Wood was born in Shreveport, Louisiana but grew up in Los Angeles. He signed to Double Shot Records in the late sixties and his first single, The Oogum Boogum Song, made the top 20 on the Billboard R & B chart. The follow-up was Gimme Little Sign which made number six in the States and number eight in the UK.
By 1972, he formed his own record label and turned his hand to production, but as far as the UK is concerned, he remains a one-hit-wonder. Let’s remember that song.
It was 10 years ago this week that the world lost the great talent that was Amy Winehouse. Sadly a member of the infamous 27 Club. Let’s remember her with fondness.
People of a certaian age may want to be reminded of some of the TV adverts that were around in the late 70s. At least you knew what they were advertising unlike some of the adverts of today.
The great Satchmo died 50 years ago this week, Here he is in 1965 performing his 1956 hit.
Gilson was the drummer with Squeeze from 1976 to 1992 is celebrating his 70th birthday this week.
Squeeze never made a bad sng and the mojority were story songs with the obvious two being their two biggest hits Cool for Cats and Up the Junction which both made number tow in 1979.
Before joining Squeeze, which he did after seeing an advert in Melody Maker, he had toured the UK with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton and Chuck Berry.
He is currently drummer with his former Squeeze band member Jools Holland in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Here is some great drumming on their first single of the 1980s, Another Nail in my Heart.