Addendum: Danny Kirwan – The Boilerhouse Acetates

Part One “Danny was outstanding – he had a guitar style that was totally unique.  I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner’s guitar and yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate to record him but I didn’t think his band had what it […]

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Influences: Lightnin’ Slim

Peter Green – Trying So Hard To Forget Researching, writing, and revising (rinse and repeat) my books on the music of Peter Green took me well over ten years.  When I finally released them into the world to share with like-minded fans, it was the end of one phase and the beginning of another.  In […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 2 – ‘Showbiz Blues’ Prologue We know now that the song did not just spring spontaneously from Green fully formed; the beauty of it is that it sounds as if it did.  Over a six-month period, during the sessions for “Then Play On”, he kept circling back to […]

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Remembering Rory Gallagher

His Last Released Studio Recordings – Part 1 – ‘Leaving Town Blues’ Rory Gallagher was born March 02, 1948 in Ballyshannon County, Donegal, Ireland.  Growing up in Cork in the 1950’s, the radio introduced him to skiffle players such as Lonnie Donegan and early rock ’n roll stars such as Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck […]

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Addendum: Fleetwood Mac – ‘Teenage Darling’

Recorded live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA January 04, 1970 On July 16, 2021, Artie B. Rockin’ posted an audience recording of the Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac live at the Fillmore West from January 04, 1970.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnfj79Ez8M – (‘Teenage Darling’ starts at 1:14:44) Bootlegs of this show (taken from a radio broadcast) […]

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Addendum:‘Jenny Jenny’

Recorded November 11, 1969, (late show) Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland On July 25, 2021 the Finnish Broadcast Company (YLE) released the original audio broadcast of Fleetwood Mac’s late show performance from the Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki, Finland on November 11, 1969. The show can be found here: https://areena.yle.fi/audio/1-50888397 (I recommend going to the “main page” and checking […]

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Spotlight: On Danny Kirwan

Mike Vernon first spotted Kirwan, all of seventeen at the time, playing guitar in a trio called Boilerhouse, with Trevor Stevens on bass and Dave Terrey on drums, “…I seem to remember him playing this Watkins beginner guitar yet making these wild sounds that reminded me in a way of Lowell Fulson… I was desperate […]

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