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Very sad news about the death of the brilliant Tom Petty, seen him many times over the years, superb songwriter and performer, I was away on on holiday when I got the news via a text message and only got back yesterday so today (Saturday) I'm playing the 6 cd "playback" collection.


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Back in the 70's I went to see Be Bop Deluxe at Winterland in San Francisco and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the support...

That was 1977. I saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers open for Be Bop Deluxe at the Santa Monica Civic, and they blew away the headliners. I came to see Be-Bop Deluxe -- I loved their songs and Bill Nelson's guitar work -- but they came off as embarrassing and pretentious after Petty's set. Especially the film backdrop of seagulls flying around during "Sister Seagull." Oh, dear.

Last week, Dave Davies reminisced on Facebook about Tom Petty opening for the Kinks. Don't know where or when.


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The great American singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams has posted a very touching tribute to Tom Petty. She and her amazing band were the support act on Petty's last three shows at the Hollywood Bowl in September.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 2788249188


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Gord Downie of Tragically Hip

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:15 pm
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Very sad news with the announcement today that the legendary Australian musician, songwriter and producer George Young has died at the age of 71 :-( It all began when he was a guitarist and songwriter with one of Australia's greatest groups (and one of my favourites), The Easybeats, in the 60s. Then later with his great and very successful songwriting and production partnership with Harry Vanda in the 70s and beyond (Flash & The Pan, John Paul Young, Stevie Wright, The Angels, Rose Tatoo etc etc). And one of his greatest achievements mentoring and producing his younger brothers, Malcolm and Angus' band AC/DC. One of the biggest bands in the world. I was far too young to see the Easybeats in the 60s but I did see them on their reunion tour in the mid 80s at Festival Hall in Melbourne. A great show. Coincidentally a two part mini series on the Easybeats is being shown on Australian TV in the next few weeks and a retrospective double CD has just been re-released. RIP George :-(

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-2 ... fmredir=sm

It has been mentioned previously that when Ian Hunter left Mott The Hoople George's former Easybeats bandmate Stevie Wright was considered as a possible replacement. Later Mott covered one of the Easybeats' many classic songs, 'Good Times', written by Harry Vanda and George Young.


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Missed that one. Thanks for posting Tom


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The Easybeats were one of those 60's bands who were quite underrated (in the UK at least). Forever associated as one and a bit wonders of the pop kind, I cannot help but feel that if they had hung on to go into the 70's they would have developed and rocked hard - in a similar way to Status Quo developed into Piledriver.

A missed opportunity, although maybe we would not have had AC/DC,

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RIP Fats Domino - one of the legends of rock 'n' roll and New Orleans R'n'B. Sad news indeed :-(

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Paul Buckmaster

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Paul Buckmaster

A huge part of my early record-buying DNA... those early Elton albums obviously...
but he's also on 'Space Oddity' and 'Sticky Fingers'.

In this century, he won a Grammy for his arrangement on 'Drops Of Jupiter'.

RIP


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Drummer Pentti Glan, best known for his work with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, is dead at age 71. He was one of my favorites. RIP

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DikMik (Michael Davies) - Hawkwind

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RIP Malcolm Young of AC/DC. While not unexpected it is still very sad - especially as his death has taken place just a few weeks after that of his older brother George of The Easybeats fame.

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Charles Manson.


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Charles Manson.


I was watching the story of the Whisky A Go Go on tv yesterday and there was a bit where the co-owner (the tough guy one) faced down Charles Manson one day when he would not leave the steps inside the building. No-one else could shift him with Manson claiming to be Jesus Christ and claiming his right to be wherever he wanted. The owner said something like "well I am God , now Fcuk off". When it came out later what had happened, he felt lucky not to have had CM come after him for revenge.

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