My Generation of Sunday 27, Tuesday 29 Jan.: The Casuals, The Bystanders, more blues that inspired The Rolling Stones [Ed’s Show, 2019-03]

NEW SHOWThe Casuals, The Bystanders, more blues that inspired The Rolling Stones *** Repeated: The early days of The Searchers,  The Animals, The Troggs, The Outsiders, The McCoys And Many More + the Blues that inspired The Stones *** Sunday 27 Jan., 12 noon till 12 midnight, repeated Tuesday 29 January, 12 noon till 20:00 hrs *** Time Zone: CET Brussels *** Ed’s Show, 2019-03, *** RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***


LOVE & PEACE  The Fugs: Kill For Peace (second LP).
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA:  Llibertat Presos Politics.
FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED Tee Set, Les Têtes Blanches, James Curtis & The Madisons.
SPECIAL THE CASUALS & THE BYSTANDERS + The Climate (aka The Casuals in Italian).
LONGPLAYTIME Quintssence: In Blissful Company, 1969 (Notting Hill Gate).
FREE SPEECH  & POETRY : Mark Rudd (Weather Underground) + Adrian Henri and Andy Roberts: Tonight At Noon.

2 BLUESIDE (NEW): SPECIAL More blues that inspired The Rolling Stones

LOVE & PEACE The Chambers Bros.: Where Have All The Flowers Gone.
SPECIAL  The blues that inspired The Rolling Stones (from 2cd ‘CONFESSIN’ THE BLUES’, disc 2):  with Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed,  Rev. Robert Wilkins, Robert Johnson, Dale Hawkins, Amos Milburn, And More.
FREE SPEECH The Freedom Riders


FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED: Casey Jones & The Governors + Lulu + Chubby Checker.
SPECIAL: THE EARLY DAYS OF…. The Troggs  +  The Animals + Adamo + The Hollies + David Garrick + The McCoys + The Searchers + The Outsiders (NL) + The Pretty Things + The Spencer Davis Group + The Turtles + The Walker Brothers.

 4 BLUESIDE (REPEATED)SPECIAL: the Blues that inspired The Rolling Stones
SPECIAL  CONFESSIN’ THE BLUES, disc 1:  the Blues that inspired The Rolling Stones, with Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jerry McShann, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Missisippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Elmore James, etc. [from fisc 1 of the 2CD “Confessin’ The Blues”]

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Tue. 1200 > 2000 
My Generation: The Casuals 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 12:00 * 16:00 * 
Blueside: The Rolling Stones inspired by (pt.2) 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 13:00  * 17:00  * 
My Generation: The Early Days Of… 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 14:00 * 18:00  * 
Blueside: The Rolling Stones inspired by (pt. 1° 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 15:00 * 19:00 * 
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs



“Three times winners on Opportunity Knocks, British television’s hugely popular talent show of the late 60s, the Casuals subsequently left the UK for Italy, where they became a leading attraction. Alan Taylor (b. Halifax, Yorkshire, England; guitar, bass), Johnny Tebb (b. 1 October 1945, Lincoln, England; organ), Howard Newcombe (b. Lincoln, England; guitar, trumpet) and Robert O’Brien (b. Bridge Of Allan, Central Scotland; drums) were based in Milan for several years before returning to Britain in 1968, when their single, ‘Jesamine’, entered the charts. The song was originally recorded by The Bystanders as ‘When Jesamine Goes’, but the Casuals’ inherently commercial reading coincided with a prevailing trend for emotional ballads. The single ultimately reached number 2, but later releases were less successful and ‘Toy’ (1968), which peaked at number 30, was their only other hit. The Casuals continued to record superior pop: Move leader Roy Wood wrote and produced the polished ‘Caroline’ (1969), but as the decade closed, so their style of music grew increasingly anachronistic”. Source / All Rights Reserved:
Note by Eddy Bonte: The Casuals remained far more popular in Continental Europe, where ‘Toy’ (written by Chris Andrews!) was a greater hit than ‘at home’ (no. 17 in Holland, no. 15 in Belgium). In Italy, they released a single in Italian as ‘The Climate’. Later incarnations of the group were not successful. The Bystanders released eight singles in all, none of which became hits but are well worth listening to.


“In 2016, The Rolling Stones‘ stripped down ‘Blue and Lonesome’  retrenched to the sort of vintage blues songs that had inspired their early discs. Maybe they were preparing their fans for this superb 42-cut reissue of such gritty music. Guitarist Ronnie Wood did the cover art. We find the greats like John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James, with plenty of tracks from Chicago-based Chess, the leading label in introducing 1950s and ’60s white kids to rock’s roots in the blues (Chess men Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley being prime movers). As the thorough notes remark, “This stuff was primal, authentic, sexy and dirty, perfect for the racing hormones of spotty schoolkids. (…) ”.
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