Author Archives: Bruce

Who did it?!

The Who claim that their set at Glastonbury was one of their worst they’ve ever done because the equipment was sabotaged.

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Chris Squire 1948-2015

Another one bites the dust.

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Who

With all this talk about the Who — I thought it might be a good time for a pic of the band.        

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Andy Fraser 1953-2015

So another great bass player passes. Free’s Andy Fraser had a very original approach to playing … ‘less is more’  …as exemplified in the classic track, All Right Now, which he co-composed with my ex-Roadrunners cohort, Paul Rodgers.

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A Pensioner Writes

Y0u may recall that not long ago I was involved in an exchange with those two grand gentlemen of letters, Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott, who write to various pop songsmiths to point out the anomalies in their lyrics. For example…         Dear Mr. Costello, Re: Everyday I Write the Book I am perplexed my bespectacled friend. Either one is to assume that you pen a tome every twenty-four hours, or you have been working on the … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Albums

As suggested earlier, here’s a post we can all dance around… Here are my Top 10 Albums with a sentence or two about each as a template to get you started. The Moderator has kindly given us a bit of leeway to include compilations, soundtracks and greatest hits … so here we go…   John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band Hard to describe the impact this had after Abbey Road. Raw, honest and brave. Probably has to go at No. 1 … Continue reading

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Mustang

This is a quick post of my Mustang Bass for Boris. It won’t be up long — there’ll be a new one on the way shortly. You can hear what I was playing on the link.

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I’ve often thought it…

Roddy Ring has sent this link to the following insightful article in the Santa Barbara Independent, written by the delightful young lady pictured here… (I’m free on Thursdays).

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