My Generation of Sunday 31 March & Monday 01 April: Dick Taylor, Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys, The Rollin’ Stones, The Pretty Things [Ed’s Show, 2019-11]

Home recordings by Little Boy Blue and The Blue Boys feat. Dick Taylor, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bob Beckwith and Allen Etherington, released by Juke Box Magazine, France

NEW SHOW: Dick Taylor [Exclusive Radio 68 interview], Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys, The Rollin’ Stones & The Pretty Things, Cyril Davies, Geoff Bradford, PLUS Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Alexis Korner, Long John Baldry *** Repeated: Rare Belgian Beat + Chris Farlowe, Brian Auger & Pete York’s Olympic Rock  and Blues Circus *** Sunday 31 March., 12 noon till 12 midnight, repeated  Monday 01 April, 12 noon till midnight ***  Time Zone: CET Brussels *** Ed’s Show, [2019-11].

RADIO 68: all the sounds and all the voices that shaped the sixties ***

 SCHEDULE ** ROOSTER  ** CET Brussels Sun. 1200 > 2400      Mon. 1200 > 2400 
My Generation: Dick Taylor, Little Boy Blue 12:00 * 16:00 * 20:00 12:00 * 16:00 * 
Blueside: Stones, Pretties, Cyril Davies, Alexis Korner, Geoff Bradford 13:00  * 17:00  * 21:00 13:00  * 17:00  * 
My Generation: Rare Belgian Beat 14:00 * 18:00  * 22:00 14:00 * 18:00  * 
Blueside: Auger, Farlowe & York 15:00 * 19:00 * 23:00 15:00 * 19:00 * 
Ends 24:00 hrs Ends 20:00 hrs


Dick Taylor and Keith Richards

1 MY GENERATION (NEW) SPECIAL: Dick Taylor [Exclusive Radio 68 interview] & the early days of The Rollin’ Stones, Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys, feat. Geoff Bradford, alternated with music by The Pretty Things + Little Boy Blue and The Blue Boys +Bo Diddley + Geoff Bradford, Brian Knight & Johnny Joyce + The Roundhouse Jug Four feat. Geoff Bradford + Chuck Berry + The Rolling Stones.

2 BLUESIDE (NEW)DICK TAYLOR & COMPANY feat. Little Boy Blue & The Blue Boys, the early Rollin’ Stones and The Pretty Things, including artists who were involved in their formation: The Cyril Davies R&B All Stars feat. Geoff Bradford + Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, feat. Geoff Bradford (LP Long John’s Blues) + Little Boy Blue and  The Blue Boys, feat. Dick Taylor, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger  + The Rolling Stones (IBC Demos) + The Pretty Things Live at the BBC + Alexis Korner’s Blues  Incorporated, feat. Cyril Davies and Dick Heckstall-Smith.

LOVE & PEACE  Eric Burdon & The Animals: San Franciscan Nights.
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA Grup de Folk: Macarons (1968).
RARE, FORGOTTEN & OVERLOOKED Family No Mule’s Fool  (1969 single) + Ferre Grignard + The American Breed.
SPECIAL RARE 60s BEAT from BELGIUM André Brasseur + Joe Harris & The Pink Umbrellas + Ariane et les 10-20 + Jacky Delmone  + The Freedom Riders + Ricky Morvan & The Fens + Les Boozers + The Cousins + The Soul Fingers  (from the compilation box “Beat It If You Can, Sixties Belgian Beat”).
LONG-PLAYTIME The Animated Egg  (< The Animated Egg (1968) + The Bar-Keys (< Gotta Groove, 1969) + The Soul Survivors  (< When The Whistle Blows, Anything Goes, 1967).
WORD POETRY FREE SPEECCH : Gordon Lightfoot Grace Petrie

LOVE & PEACE Edgar Broughton Band ‘American Boy Soldier’.
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA ANGELS GONYALONS & MONICA GREEN  Blues d’une vida malmesa (cd Blues en la nit).
SPECIAL  BRIAN AUGER, CHRIS FARLOWE & PETE YORK The Olympic Rock and Blues Circus, 1981, entire album.
KEEPERS OF THE BLUES FLAME Mark Harrison (cd Turpentine).
WORD & POETRY Jenny Lewis & Adnan Al-Sayegh (Arabic / English).
THANKS TO Mark Harrison for his album ‘Turpentine’;


Dick Taylor at Le Sounds, Brussels, Feb. 2019, picture Eddy Bonte

Dick Taylor, mainly known as lead guitarist with The Pretty Things, co-founded Little Boy Blue and The Blue Boys, who evolved into The Rollin’ Stones / The Rolling Stones. Dick (then on bass) and some friends had jammed for fun for a few years when they were joined by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger – forming Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys and an early line-up of The Rollin’ Stones (mind the spelling). They later met with Brian Jones and Geoff Bradford through Alexis Korner. Members came and went (e.g. Brian Knight, Paul Jones), with Dick Taylor deciding to continue his studies at Sidcup Art School. Mick, Keith and Brian then recruited Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman. You know the rest. Dick met Phil May at Sidcup Art School and together they formed The Pretty Things, who had even longer hair and boasted an even uglier image.
Dick Taylor is a most accessible and a most accomplished guitar player who is still active.
He granted Radio 68 an exclusive interview in Brussels on 15 Jan. 2017.
His early mates never played a major role in the music business and are now, regretfully, forgotten altogether (viz. Bob Beckwith, rhythm guitar and Allen Etherington, percussion). Home recordings (made at Dick Taylor’s home using reel-to-reel–tape) of the earliest line-ups with Beckwith and Etherington have been released by “Juke Box Magazine” in France

“In the 80s the German drummer and record producer Charly Eichert spent a lot of time gathering many of his favourite ’60’s artists in order to tour and also record an album of blues and R&B tracks. He called this musical assembly the Olympic Rock & Blues Circus. The band was touring primarily in Germany in 1981/82 and 1989. Although the album is credited to drummer Pete York (Spencer Davis Group), keyboardist Brian Auger (Oblivion Express, Julie Driscoll), and vocalist Chris Farlowe (Colosseum, Atomic Rooster), the band featured a rotating line-up of artists including Jon Lord, Miller Anderson, Tony Ashton, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson, Charly Eichert himself, and many others. Not all of these artists appeared on the studio album. “Olympic Rock & Blues Circus” is great British R&B with plenty of funky instrumental soul/jazz fusion, and is a wonderful album and HR by A.O.O.F.C. The tracks were recorded at Tonstudio Bauer Ludwigsburg, Germany in 1981 and 1983. It was originally released as a six track album on Bell Records, Germany in 1988” (…).
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