My Generation of Sunday 23, Tuesday 25 December: A Teenage Opera, Keith West, Norman Beaker Band, Steve Ellis [Ed’s Show, 2018-51]

NEW SHOWA Teenage Opera, Keith West, Norman Beaker Band, Steve Ellis *** Repeated: Ronnie Lane with Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend, Chris Kenner *** Sunday  23 Dec., 12 noon till 12 midnight, repeated Tuesday 25 Dec., 12 noon till 20:00 hrs *** Time Zone: CET Brussels *** Ed’s Show, 2018-51, *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


LOVE & PEACE The Liverpool Scene: Love Is.
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: Fifth Dimension, Jackie Edwards, Classics IV.
SPECIAL A TEENAGE OPERA with Keith West (Excerpt From A Teenage Opera aka Grocer Jack, Sam, The Kid Who Was A Killer) + Mark Wirtz Orchestra (Grocer Jack Reprise) + Mark Wirtz aka Alan Astronaut (Cellophane Mary-Jane) + Mark Wirtz aka Zion De Galliier (Dream, Dream, Dream) + The Kippington Lodge (Shy Boy) + Mark Wirtz aka Steve Flynn (Mr. Rainbow) + Tomorrow (Revolution).
LONGLAYTIME The Rolling Stones: Got LIVE If You Want It + Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers: Drivin’ Me Wild + The Newbeats: Run Baby Run.
POEZIE POETRY: Delphine Lecompte: Ik vergeet soms dat ik vrij ben + Allen Ginsberg: America

2 BLUESIDE (NEW): THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND with Steve Ellis and Larry Garner.
LOVE & PEACE: Roger Chapman: One More Time for Peace (cd Peaceology).
THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS: Guitar  Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie Otis + Magic Sam + Lazy Lester.
SPECIAL THE NORMAN BEAKER BAND with Steve Ellis and Larry Garner (cd ‘We See Us Later’, 2017) + The Nick Steed Five (cd Feeling For The Blues, 2018) + Steve Ellis & Cow 2015 single + Steve Ellis (Best Of Days).
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: Joe Shelton: cd Ridin’ A Chicken, 2017.
FREE SPEECH Pete Seeger.
THANKS TO Joe Shelton for’ Ridin’ A Chicken’.


LOVE & PEACE  The Pretty Things: Peace (LP ‘Philippe Debarge’, 1969).
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED The New Colony Six, The Rivieras, The Mindbenders, The Easybeats.
SPECIAL  RONNIE LANE You’re So Rude (Live 1981); Send It To NATO (unreleased sessions with Steve Marriott, 1981), Kuschty Rye (demo with Eric Clapton, 1979), How Come (acoustic demo, 1973), Debris (as Ronnie Lane’s Big Dipper, 1981), One For The Road (as Slim Chance, 1976, alt. version).
LONGLAYTIME  Spanky & Our Gang (‘Like To Get To Know You’, 1968) + The Animals (‘Animalization’, US, 1966) + The Kingsmen (‘Up And Away’, 1966) .
FREE SPEECH  The Weavers,  Bernadete McAliskey on Racism


LOVE & PEACE The Dave Clark Five: Got Love If You Want It.
THE ORIGINATORS & INSPIRATORS : Curtis Jones, Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree & Mickey ‘Guitar’ Baker.
+ Johnny Adams + Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band.
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME: The Dave Clark Five + Delta Moon (cd Babylon Falling, 2018)+ Rich Krueger (cd NOWThen, 2018) + Will Hoge (cd  My American Dream, 2018).
FREE SPEECH POEZIE Aunt Molly Jackson, Francis Cromphout zingt Lut de Block, Delta Moon, Jim Morrison.
Tom Brumpton of Polymath PR for Rich Krueger’s ‘NOWThen’ + V2 Records Belgium for Will Hoge’s ‘My American Dream’.

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Tue. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation new show: A Teenage Opera 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00
Blueside new show: Norman Beaker Band 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00
My Generation repeated: Ronnie Lane 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00
Blueside repeated: Chris Kenner 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs



“The Teenage Opera – one of the legendary long lost projects of the sixties – comes to life for the first time. RPM is presenting the soundtrack for The Teenage Opera – in as near a form to the original concept as possible – as it would have been had EMI not pulled the plug back in 1968. Producer Mark Wirtz began work on The Teenage Opera story idea in 1966 when contracted to EMI, and teamed up with a group of musicians including Steve Howe and Keith West plus engineer Geoff Emerick. The story of The Teenage Opera was to include sketches of different characters who inhabited a fantasy village, which in turn was part of a story being told by a young man to a young woman. Two singles were released as Excerpts from the Teenage Opera – ‘Grocer Jack’ and ‘Sam’, both here in stereo and featuring Keith West’s vocals (the former also including ‘Theme From A Teenage Opera’ on the B-side). Whilst ‘Grocer Jack’ became a huge UK & European hit, ‘Sam’ failed to emulate it and after EMI saw how much money the two singles had swallowed up they lost interest, patience or whatever, and refused to finance The Teenage Opera project. Undeterred, Mark Wirtz continued to use his musical ideas and a number of Teenage Opera characters and themes appeared over the years on a variety of singles by different bands or as solo releases” (…). Quoted From / All Rights Reserved:


 “Fresh off his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, veteran guitarist rolls further on down the road. A stalwart of British blues scene for five decades, it’s only recently that Norman Beaker started to collect his accolades, although the growing recognition didn’t impinge on the axeman’s sense of self-importance, and this album is all about having fun rather than celebrating it. Which is why, perhaps, the artist’s latter-day trio had been expanded to a fuller band: because ensemble shenanigans are the best” (…) . Quoted From / All Rights Reserved:


RADIO 68 plays a selection from the compilation “April Fool”.
“Even among music fans the name Ronnie Lane doesn’t come up much. I’m not sure why. He was an original — “the East End urchin with the pastoral vision,” as Mojo put it — and about as unlikely a rock figure as you’re likely to find. The bassist and songwriter for British bands the Small Faces and the Faces, Lane gave it all up for a curious (to put it mildly) solo career: he ran away and formed a circus. But then he never had been a good fit for heady 1970s rock stardom: consider the fact that while the other members of the Faces were buying mansions and Rolls Royces, Lane remained in his £7 a week apartment in the uber-British-sounding town of Twickenham. And while the Faces toured America in private jets, Lane drove with his family from city to city in a Land Rover”.
Quoted From / All Rights Reserved: Josh Liebermann at


“Chris Kenner was an R&B singer and songwriter originating from New Orleans.  He started his recording career under Baton Records, and in 1957 Kenner recorded and released “Sick and Tired” under Imperial.  It didn’t give a hit for him, but it otherwise did for Fats Domino when he covered it the following year.  In the early 1960s music scene Kenner collaborated with musician-composer-producer Allen Toussaint when the former moved to Instant label.  This partnership yielded the hit song “I Like It Like That.” In 1962 he released the eventual hit “Land of a Thousand Dances”.  He was also known for his songs that became hits for other artists, including Kamoze’s “Here Comes the Hotstepper” (which Kenner co-wrote) as well as “Land of 1,000 Dances” (notably by Wilson Pickett) and “I Like It Like That” (a #6 hit for The Dave Clark Five in 1965).  Kenner passed away in 1976 due to a heart attack.  He was only 46”. Quoted From / All Rights Reserved:

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