My Generation of Sun. 31 May & Mon. 01 June: Beat from Oostende, Utrecht and beyond… + Cyril Davies All Stars [2015-21]

Beat from Oostende, Utrecht, Gent ** Cyril Davies All Stars **  Electric Flag, Electric Prunes, Atomic Rooster

BEAT BEAT BEAT from OOSTENDE, UTRECHT, GENT…

THE SEABIRDS * WALLACE COLLECTION

Sylvain Van Holme co-founded The Seabirds in the early sixties. They hailed from Oostende and released a “protest song” in their native Flemish: Protest Rock. He then formed Sylvester’s Team, to find international fame with WALLACE COLLECTION (1968), a band that comprised classically-trained musicians from the Philharmonic Orchestra and – just for once – used the violin to good pop effect. Surely, you remember “Daydream” – a sort of hippie-go-merry anthem (1969). Success continued with Lou Deprijck’s Two Man Sound, after which he focused Ron procuding.

Radio 68 plays lesser-known tracks by The Wallace Collection and The New Inspiration, together with the forgotten band The Klan and  the much underrated soul guys Five From Dave – all from Belgium.… Read more...

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My Generation of Sun. 24 & Mon. 25 May: In Memoriam Twinkle * Belgian Pop * Blueside

TWINKLE: In  Memoriam ** From Belgium: The Pebbles, Tenderfoot Kids ** From Catalu,ya: Pau Riba ** Peanut Butter Conspiracy  **

Twinkle (Lynn Annette Wilson-Rogers), singer and songwriter, born 16 July 1948, Surbiton, Surrey; died 21 May 2015, Godshill, Isle of Wight.
By Alan Clayson:

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“Terry,” maiden single by Twinkle—who has died of cancer, aged 65—caught if not the mood, then a mood of 1964. Concerning a biker who, irked by his girl’s infidelity, zooms off to a lonely end of mangled chrome, blood-splattered kerbstones and the oscillations of an ambulance siren, it had been an instant cause célèbre. As well as distressing the BBC, it also suffered a banning on ITV’s Ready Steady Go, not for the death content so much as its non-conformity to the series’ Mod specifications—for there was no doubt about Terry’s identity.… Read more...

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My Generation of Sun. 17 & Mon. 18 May: The Birds, The Artwoods & Birdwood special [2015-19]

A few years ago, original Birds singer Ali McKenzie and original Artwoods guitarist Derek Griffiths, joined forces again and started Birdwood.

BIRDS, ARTWOODS, BIRDWOOD & Friends

In the mid 60s, The Birds and The Artwoods were two seminal British R&B bands. They were huge successful on stage, released records with major companies but never became big. The Artwoods even released an EP and an LP Both split up in 1967, as  Hippie (the Summer of Love) and psychedelic music took over from Mod and R&B.
By contrast, several members of these bands are now household names in rock music:
THE BIRDS:
Ronnie Wood joined The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces and The Rolling Stones.
Tony Munroe joined The Gods, where he met one Mick Taylor.
Kim Gardner became a member of The Creation, then formed Ashton, Gardner & Dyke (Resurrection Shuffle!).… Read more...

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My Generation of Sun. 10 & Mon. 11 May [2015-18]: Tales From the Woods, Troubadours from the US, Kent State shootings

Tales From the Woods, US Troubadours, Kent State shooting

TALES FROM THE WOODS

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On Sunday 17th May in Gravesend, England, Tales from the Woods present a true rock’n’roll show featuring Dave Berry, Beryl Marsden, Matchbox, Cliff Bennett backed by his original horn section (of the Rebel Rousers) and The Norman Beaker Band. Compere is Jesse Conrad. Keith Woods of Tales From the Woods says “: “Eddy, this is not yet another nostalgia show,  this is a living, breathing,  four hour rock n roll show, THE REAL THING”.  See http://www.tftw.org.uk/
Radio 68 plays Norman Beaker &  John Price (album Between the Lines), Dave Berry (rarer 60s stuff and tracks from his wonderful blues album “Memphis in the Meantime” , Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers and Cliff Bennett solo from his cd “Soul Blast” (in the Sixties and Blues section).… Read more...

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My Generation of Sun. 03 & Mon. 04 May: John Renbourn, Paul Jones, Circus & Rainman, Provo [2015-17]

Paul Jones: blues, pop and prog * John Renbourn In Memoriam * Q65 offshoots Circus and Rainmain *

SPECIALS

JOHN RENBOURN: In Memoriam
No Britfolk without singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist John Renbourn (Pentangle, solo albums, duo with Bert Jansch, collaborations with Wizz Jones, etc.) , who died suddenly and unexpectedly at this home on 27 March. Radio 68’s Ed met John Renbourn  in London last year. Listen to excerpts of their conversation and tracks from  Renbourn’s self-titled  and very bluesy solo LP from 1965.
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/27/john-renbourn

PAUL JONES. And then he went prog
Pure artists like Cliff Bennett, Chris Farlowe or Paul Jones wrote, played or sang straight blues, soul or rock and roll. At the end of the sixties, however, it became fashionable to take pop seriously and so everyone went Prog, wrote elaborated songs with difficult lyrics, and hired orchestras. … Read more...

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My Generation of Sun. 26 & Mon. 27 April: Carnation Revolution [2015-16]

Carnation Revolution, The Shakes, The Flies, Desmond Dekker

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LEST WE FORGET:  PORTUGAL, 25 APRIL 1974 The Carnation Revolution

On the morning of April 25th 1974, as tanks rolled into Lisbon under the direction of the young officers of the Armed Forces Movement (AFM), hundreds of thousands of workers crowded the streets to celebrate the overthrow of the hated Caetano regime. This was no mere palace coup. In the words of The Sunday Times, “the crash made the statesmen and nations of at least two continents tremble. For like the single stone that starts an avalanche, Portugal’s coup may be more a beginning than an end of things.”  The fascist regime in Portugal had lasted longer than any other of its kind. How was it able to maintain itself and what forces finally brought about its downfall?… Read more...

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