“If you don’t want anyone to know anything about you, don’t write anything.”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them”
| Paul S. Williams (May 19, 1948 – March 27, 2013), born in Boston, Massachusetts, was an American music journalist and writer.
Williams created the first national US magazine of rock music criticism Crawdaddy! in January 1966 on the campus of Swarthmore College ..He is also the author of more than 25 books, of which the best-known are Outlaw Blues, Das Energi, and Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, the acclaimed three-part series. Williams is a leading authority on the works of musicians Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young, and science fiction writers Philip K. Dick (serving as the executor of his literary estate) and Theodore Sturgeon.
|Mickey Newbury (May 19, 1940 – September 29, 2002) was an American songwriter, a critically acclaimed recording artist, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. For a time, he was one of the most influential creative minds in Nashville and it’s arguable that he was the first real “outlaw” of the outlaw country movement of the 1970s. Ralph Emery referred to him as the first “hippie-cowboy” and along with Johnny Cash and Roger Miller, he was one of the first to rebel against the conventions of the Nashville music society. After being disappointed by the production methods used by Felton Jarvis on his debut album, Newbury got himself released from his contract with RCA and signed the first offer he received to comply with his condition that he could either produce his own albums or choose the producer.|
|Joey Ramone (May 19, 1951 – April 15, 2001) was an American musician, vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones. Joey Ramone’s image, voice and tenure as front man of the Ramones made him a countercultural icon.|
|Bob Dylan: Ballad of a Thin Man @ Glasgow, (probably) 19 May 1966 (Video)|
Spotify Playlist – May 19
“We are not the Arctic Monkeys, .. I wouldn’t want to go through that… ”
Lovely version of “I Am One” from the Sheffield (UK) concert of the “The Who Tour 2006–2007“.
Every year is the same
And I feel it again,
I’m a loser – no chance to win.
Leaves start falling,
Come down is calling,
Loneliness starts sinking in.
But I’m one.
I am one.
And I can see
That this is me,
And I will be,
You’ll all see
I’m the one.
It’s Pete Townshend’s 68th birthday tomorrow.. & in addition to our upcoming calendar post .. here is a great list.
From the Oct.2009 edition of Uncut Magazine. Videos & pictures are included at top 15…
All quotations are from Uncut’s article.
30. Shakin’ All Over
29. Boris The Spider
28. Heaven And Hell
26. Guitar And Pen
25. I’m One
24. Happy Jack
23. Magic Bus
22. Young Man Blues
21. Tea And Theatre
20. Pinball Wizard
19. Who Are You
18. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
17. So Sad About Us
15. The Kids Are Alright
14. See Me, Feel Me
Rolling Stone hailed it as the best ever live album, and they may still be right…
~Chris Jones (BBC – 2007)
The Who at Leeds for their greatest live in 1970! it’s the ONLY VIDEO of this concert!
- Fortune Teller (0:00 to 0:05) –
- Happy Jack (0:06 to 0:13) –
- I’m a Boy (0:14 to 0:33) –
- A Quick One While He’s Away (0:34 to 2:09) –
- Christmas (2:10 to 3:05) –
- Pinball Wizard (3:06 to 3:22) –
- Go to The Mirror (3:22 to 3:26) –
- Smash The Mirror (3:27 to 3:35)-
- Tommy’s Holliday Camp (3:36 to 3:45) –
- We’re Not Gonna Take It (with See Me, Feel Me) (3:46 at the end)
1970 Original LP – Full Album:
|Released||16 May 1970|
|Recorded||14 February 1970,
University of Leeds,
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire,
England, United Kingdom
|Producer||Jon Astley, Kit Lambert, and The Who|
Live at Leeds is The Who’s first live album, and is the only live album that was released while the group were still actively recording and performing with their best known line-up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. Initially released in the United States on 16 May 1970, by Decca and MCA and the United Kingdom on 23 May 1970, by Track and Polydor, the album has been reissued on several occasions and in several different formats. As of 2005, the album is ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The album has been cited as the best live rock recording of all time by The Telegraph, The Independent, The New York Times, the BBC, and Rolling Stone. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and in Q magazine’s list of Loudest Albums of All Time. A Rolling Stone readers’ poll in 2012 ranked it the best live album of all time.
Shakin’ All Over:
- The original LP was released on 16 May 1970 in stereophonic format. The album was reissued on Compact Disc in 1985 by MCA in the US, and in 1987 by Polydor in Germany.
- In 1995, the album was reissued as a remixed CD including more songs than the original vinyl edition, as well as song introductions and other banter that had been edited out of the original release. For the remix, new vocal overdubs from Daltrey, Townshend and Entwistle were recorded to address occasional flaws in the original tapes or performances.
- In 2001, the album was released again as a part of the Universal Deluxe Edition series. The Deluxe Edition includes more chat between the songs, and the entirety of the band’s Tommy set as performed at Leeds. Again, new overdubs from the vocalists were employed at select points.
- In October 2010, Universal Music announced the impending release of a 40th Anniversary edition of the album which would not only contain the full Leeds show from 14 February 1970 but also the band’s complete performance from Hull which was recorded the following evening as well as a heavyweight vinyl reproduction of the original six-track album, memorabilia and a replica 7 Inch Single of ‘Summertime Blues/ Heaven & Hell’. This performance had previously been unavailable because of a problem with the recording of John Entwistle’s bass guitar on the first six songs. To fix this problem his performance at the Leeds show was overdubbed over these tracks of the Hull performance using digital technology.
Playlist of the day:
Other May 16
Lists are always fun…. here’s some more:
5 Best Live Albums released in 2012
Important list! If we had allowed Live albums on our “2012 best albums” list… all five would have featured… (at least if I would have had my way) and “Live At Hull” & “L.A. Friday” is even better albums than Dylan’s Tempest in my opinion… but than again I LOVE concert recordings.
- The Who – Live at Hull 1970 (recorded February 15, 1970)
In 1970 The Who where at their live peak.. Daltrey had found his voice.. the other 3 where ready.. and the “Tommy” material is nothing but fantastic!
- The Rolling Stones – L.A. Friday (Sunday 13th July 1975)
- The Rolling Stones – Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981)
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live From Alabama
It is the best “new” live album this year.. by far..
- The Rolling Stones – Tokyo (Live 1990)