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I just read today of the death of Glenn Cornick, first bassist for Jethro Tull. This was at the time when the band had a very bluesy sound.
At first I thought of marking his passing with Driving Song, the B-side of the Living in the Past single, but its last line isn’t very appropriate in this context.
Instead I’ve chosen Tull’s first – albeit minor – hit.
Love Story was the first time I’d heard Tull – it wasn’t till a few years later and the Living in the Past compilation LP that I realised there had been two singles before this; their first was credited erroneously as by Jethro Toe!
Glenn Douglas Barnard Cornick: 23/4/1947 – 28/8/2014. So it goes.
A song with a venerable past and many variations on the title.
Very catchy, but not one of Mungo Jerry’s hits, though. It didn’t get much air time for some reason…..
There’s a video here of the band performing Have a Whiff on Me on TV but the picture quality is dreadful.
Ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone had a few solo hits in the 70s.
This was one of them. Unfortunately the video isn’t synched. (Perhaps he was miming in the first place, but it sounds like a live performance.)
The song’s writer Denny Laine (he of the early Moody Blues and of Wings) had recorded it in the 60s.
This is a curiosity. The theme from the 1987 TV series Star Cops. Written and performed by Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues.
This is how the opening credits looked.
Following on from Canned Heat last week, this live version of Let’s Work Together but more especially Brian Ferry’s reworking of the song as Let’s Stick Together may be deliciously ironic – or not – depending on the outcome of yesterday’s vote. I scheduled this post to appear today before knowing the result.
Brian Ferry: Let’s Stick Together
I’m away from home, so this song’s title seemed appropriate.
Canned Heat: On the Road Again
This is an absolutely pitch perfect pop song. It’s the sort of thing that (for a while) was swept away by the advent of punk rock.
This song gained the Band their highest UK chart placing, a no 16 compared to the no 21 The Weight achieved.