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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.
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.
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 song gained the Band their highest UK chart placing, a no 16 compared to the no 21 The Weight achieved.
In one of my early posts about The Troggs I mentioned a promotional film they made while walking about in a forest and that I could no longer find it on the web.
Well, now I have – except their stripy jackets are nowhere in evidence.
The follow up to Living in the Past. As I recall this was a hit at the back end of 1969 and on into 1970. The group’s second single to reach the top ten.
I’ve just seen from the club website that one of Sons’ most loyal servants, left back Andy Jardine, has died.
He played a total of 364 games for the club in the 1950s and 60s – including 309 times with Tommy Govan as his partner at full back.
The pairing more or less picked itself. I can still hear the Boghead announcer intoning, “Robertson, Govan and Jardine,” or “Crawford, Govan and Jardine,” as the first three names on the team sheet.
Andy’s last appearance for the club was historic in another sense. It was in the 5-1 win over Third Lanark which was that club’s last ever game.
My last memory of Andy is of that Christmas Day game at Love Street, Paisley in 1971 when big Roy McCormack scored the best goal I’ve ever seen by a Sons player. Andy wasn’t playing, he was a spectator – can of beer in hand (yes, you could bring beer into the ground in those days) – dispensing ex-player’s wisdom to his successor at left back that day, Billie Wilkinson. “Nice wee nudge, son. Oh, unlucky. He’s seen it.”
Andy Jardine, long-standing left back. So it goes.
Another admonitory tale.
I remember this single being advertised on the NME – complete with pictures of Lily.
There is a video of this on You Tube showing pictures of various Lilies. Not quite the thing for the blog though.