Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Standing in the shadow of giants. Pt 2

Here is part two of my overlooked artist comp.

First up this group, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich had some minor success in the early sixties in England and it is said that Pete Townsend of The Who almost quit to join this band. Also vocalist Dee was apparently an ex-cop who was at the scene of the accident that took 50's rocker Eddie Cochran's life.

Hold Tight

Always popular but never enough to satisfy either die-hard fans or the man himself. Bo Diddley was a true innovator. Often mentioned as an innovator but lack of an across the board hit leaves his name out of the list of masters, where it probably deserves to be.

*Pardon the cheesy video. It is the only one I could get my ears on.

Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry
needs more. He need more recognition. He needs band mate Brian Eno to stop producing insanely great albums and getting front page press for it. Ferry needs ...more than this.

More than this.

Used to perfection in the Karaoke scene in Lost in Translation.

And at last a little Canadiana.

Back in the day thee was a battle. The divided front. The Brian Adams camp vs. the Corey Hart camp. Hart's bad boy vs local boy done good Adam's. Although still known for his nocturnal eyewear there were other great songs. Hart is now the main song writer for synthetic robot megastar Celine Dion.

Never Surrender


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