Steely Dan’s second UK hit – but it only achieved the heights of no. 58. Though their singles got a lot of airplay I suppose they were more of an albums band this side of the pond.
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I’ve not done one of these for a while.
Taggart’s wasn’t the first TV theme tune Maggie Bell had taken on. From the previous decade here’s her version of the Hazell theme.
I wasn’t much into Yes – not at all in fact – but Chris Squire, their bassist who died recently, seems to have been their main driving force; and they were famous purveyors of Prog Rock.
Christopher Russell Edward “Chris” Squire: 4/3/1948 – 27/6/2015. So it goes.
For some reason last week’s featured song always merges into my head into this one by Elton John (from his Honky Chateau LP.)
The mandolin on this is great.
I was sad to hear the news yesterday of the death of Errol Brown.
His band, Hot Chocolate, first came to my attention with this song in 1970.
They were notable for being one of only three acts to have at least one (UK) hit in every year of the 1970s with Brown writing (or co-writing) most of them. In fact that run of chart success continued till 1984.
Perhaps their bravest release was Brother Louie, with a spoken word part which was voiced by British blues legend Alexis Korner.
Brother Louie: Hot Chocolate
Lester Errol Brown: 12/11/1943 – 6/5/2015. So it goes.
It seems my memory has let me down. I originally categorised Canned Heat’s Let’s Work Together as Friday on my Mind 102 but have now discovered the song did not come out till 1970.
As a result I have now altered that post’s title and content slightly and the subsequent Friday on my Mind entries have been renumbered.
Advancing years, eh? It’s a bugger.
A belated recognition of the passing of Andy Fraser, Free’s bassist.
It’s also an almost follow on to the “Jack” songs I posted over a couple of weeks not so long ago.
There’s some good mellotron on this too.
Andrew McLan Fraser: 37/1952 – 16/3/2015. So it goes.
Not a single; and two tracks which run together on the LP but the second one seemed appropriate for today.
Another TV theme from the (very) early 1970s – for the first BBC drama series to be broadcast in colour, Take Three Girls – except it wasn’t just a theme as it became a minor hit for the folk band Pentangle.
For completeness here is the title sequence from the first series of Take Three Girls.