Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” And “Sweet Alabama”

Tweet While I wasn’t really a follower of U.S. Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd at the time, I became very familiar with three of their tracks from the early Seventies, namely “Gimme Three Steps”, Free Bird” and “Sweet Alabama”. This was largely through working with a band in Germany called Nuthin’ Fancy who were big […]

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Cold Chisel – “Khe Sanh” and “Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)

Tweet Going out on a limb here: I don’t actually know any songs by Australian rock band Cold Chisel, who I saw live in Auckland, New Zealand as support act for Alice Cooper in April 1977, so I’m just going to present what I have read is their signature tune from the Seventies, “Khe Sanh”, […]

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The Guess Who – “American Woman”, “No Sugar”/”New Mother Nature”, “Hand Me Down World”, “Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon”, “Share The Land”, “Seems Like I Can’t Live With You, But I Can’t Live Without You”, “Laughing”, “These Eyes” and “No Time”

Tweet The driving beat and grinding vocals of The Guess Who track “American Woman” is something that sticks in your mind for a long time. I don’t remember when I first heard it, but I associate this and other Guess Who songs with the year 1975, and lying ill in bed at boarding school when […]

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Puhdys -“Ikarus”, “Ikarus II” and “Mephisto”

Tweet I first came across the East German band Puhdys back in either 1978 or 1979 on a trip to Germany (before I lived there) and bought their album “Pudhys 5”, with tracks like “Ikarus II”, “Mephisto” and “Wilde Jahre” (Wild Years). Pudhys, who were heavily influenced by artists like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, […]

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Roger Daltrey – “Giving It All Away”

Tweet It’s my birthday today, so I thought for this post I’d pick a singer also having a birthday today: Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, with “Giving It All Away”, from his first solo album “Daltrey” in 1973. I’ll feature supergroup The Who separately, this one’s just for Roger… And here it is, […]

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