My Generation of Sun. 22 & Tue. 24 April: Grapefruit, The Big Six, Bluebird, Shawn Amos [Ed’s Show, 2018-16]

NEW SHOW: Grapefruit, The Big Six, Bluebird, Rev. Shawn Amos ***  Repeated: HAIR: the London Cast recordings + Marsha Hunt,  Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Merry Clayton, Zen, Julien Clerc  *** Ed’s Show, 2018-16, Sunday 12 April, 12 noon till 12 midnight CET Brussels & repeated  Tuesday 24 April., 12:00 till 20:00 hrs CET Brussels  *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: BARRY McGUIRE: Greenback Dollar + MIKE COTTON: Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe) + THE CRITTERS: Mr Dieingly Sad (No. 17, US, 1966) *** SPECIAL: GRAPEFRUIT: THE BOBBY PATRICK BIG SIX  aka THE BIG SIX: Hang Your Head and Cry, Come On Home ** GRAPEFRUIT: C’Mon Marianne (3rd UK single),  Elevator (2nd UK single), Dear Delilah (1st UK single, no. 21, 1968), Yesterday’s Sunshine, Deep Water (no. 11, Holland, 1969) + THE EASYBEATS: Hello, How Are You, Peculiar Hole In the Sky  *** WORD: BLUE MINK: Good Morning Freedom + ALAN WILSON:  Human Condition + + Henriette Roland-Horst: Wij zullen u niet zien, lichtende vrede  *** AND ALSO: RICHIE VALENS + THE ELECTRIC STARS: new single ’We Love You’ (check them out on facebook, thanks to Jason Edge)


INTRO: MIKE ZITO: Make Blues Not War *** THE ORIGINATORS  & INSPIRATORS: CARLA THOMAS: Little Red Rooster + HOUND DOG TAYLOR & THE HOUSEROCKERS on ALLIGATOR RECORDS : Phillips’ Theme, thanks to Airplay Direct + LONNIE MACK: Tough On Me, Tough On You  *** FREE SPEECH: REV. SHAWN AMOS: Freedom Suite (cd “Breaks It Down”,  Thanks to Continental Record Services).  

3 MY GENERATION (repeated)
SPECIAL HAIR “ The London Cast Recordings 1968-1970
INTRO:  ZEN: Hair  + NINA SIMONE: Ain’t Got No – I Got Life (Nuff Said)*** LONDON CAST  1968: the entire album *** COVERS: MERRY CLAYTON: I’ve Got Life  (Gimme Shelter) + BRIAN AUGER, JUIE DIRSICOLL and THE TRINITY: I Got Life, Let The Sunshine In (Street Noise) *** LONDON CAST EXTRAS 1968-1970 *** AND ALSO: THE COWSILLS: Hair + OLIVER: Good Morning Sunshine + CURVED AIR: It Happened Today (Air Conditioning) + MARSHA HUNT (Hot Rod Papa, Walk On Guilded Splinters) + JULIEN CLERC + unused song ‘Hippie’ from OST
WORD by David Bowie, Sonja Kristina, Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry, Elliott Murphy

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Wed. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation NEW show: Grapefruit 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 hrs 12:00 * 16:00 hrs
Blueside NEW show: Bluebird  13:00 * 17:00 * 21:00  13:00 * 17:00
My Generation repeated: Hair 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 hrs 14:00 * 18:00 hrs
My Generation repeated: Hair 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 hrs 15:00 * 19:00 hrs
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs




“When the Young family immigrated to Australia from Glasgow in 1963, elder brother and multi-instrumentalist Alex Young chose to remain in the UK. During the early 1960s he worked in Germany with soul band, The Bobby Patrick Big Six where he became friends with The Beatles. On his return to London in 1967, the renamed George Alexander used his connections with the Fab Four to secure a song-writing deal with Apple Publishing. Joining forces with former members of Tony Rivers & The Castaways and named by John Lennon, Alexander’s band Grapefruit found moderate chart success before disbanding in late 1969. Back in May 1968, Alexander had reunited with younger brother George Young, The Easybeats’ rhythm guitarist and half of a song-writing partnership with lead guitarist Harry Vanda and their reunion led to a future collaboration. (…) Like Grapefruit, The Easybeats were on their last legs by late 1969 and so the three song-writers decided to pool resources. Over the next four years, the trio masterminded a cache of superbly crafted recordings, issued under a bewildering number of aliases”.
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“Jonge band, oude ziel. Blues met Gentse roots, dat is Bluebird in een paar woorden. De band liet zich al meermaals opmerken tijdens de intussen legendarische bluesjams met Lightnin’ Guy en Tiny Legs Tim in de Missy Sippy Gent.

Bluebird brengt doorleefde songs met harmonicasolo’s die refereren naar de tijd dat blues a way of life was, met echo’s van Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson 1 én 2, George Harmonica Smith, James Cotton en Little Walter. De gitaren spreken, huilen en fluisteren op het juiste moment. De backbeat is steady-groovy en heeft een borstelige-soft-touch. De band neemt het publiek mee op een tocht door de Mississippi Delta en passeert langs de Chicago blues-scene, waar ze obscure jaren 1930-40 bluessongs wegritsen.
De band:
They are soulful and know how to play the blues
They have their own style and their own grooves
The pounding heart of the band, Natan Goessens
Six strings, a whole lot of hair and good grooves, Kasper Van de Ponseele
Your joker, on vocals and harp, Matis Cooreman
The handsome boy, guitar thunder Lajos Tauber
All together: Bluebird !”


The original London Cast comprised Marsha Hunt, Sonja Kristina (> Curved Air), Vincent Edwards and Paul Nicholas (formerly with Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages)

1968: Musical Hair opens as censors withdraw
“The American hippy musical “Hair” has opened in London – one day after the abolition of theatre censorship. Until yesterday, some of the scenes in the musical, written by out-of-work actors Gerome Ragni and James Rado, would have been considered too outrageous to be shown on a stage in Britain. The show, billed as an American tribal love-rock musical, first opened in New York on 2 December last year. Many were angered by scenes containing nudity and drug-taking as well as a strong anti-war message at the height of the Vietnam conflict and the desecration of the American flag on stage. The show’s transfer to London’s West End would not have been possible before the new Theatres Act which ended the Lord Chamberlain’s powers of censorship dating back to 1737.
Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole introduced play censorship to silence shows like The Beggars’ Opera which contained biting anti-government satire. The new Theatres Act does not give playwrights a completely free hand. Strong language and obscenity will still be liable for criminal prosecution.

Hair does contain some blasphemous and sexually explicit language. But the scene that has aroused most controversy in the musical so far is where the cast appears on stage in the nude, emerging from beneath a vast sheet. The director of the London production of Hair, Tom O’Horgan, said: “I think that the famed nude scene has been greatly over-emphasised. “It has very little importance in the show itself and much of the publicity has obscured the important aspects of the play, which are also perhaps shocking to people because they deal with things as they are. We tell it the way it is.” (…)
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