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 *
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.
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...