Saturday, March 11, 2006

Songs To Sing & Learn...

As space in this blogger's profile section seems to be somewhat limited - how, in all honestly, can a forty two year old geezer who grew up with, even if he does say so himself, a reasonably decent grasp of popular culture in all its any forms reduce the impact that about a thousand different bands have had on his life to a mere six hundred words, I ask you? - this would appear to be an ideal place to list those musical acts (groups and artists) that have had a moderately significant effect on my life.

The list goes something like this...
? & the mysterians, 3 teens kill 4, the 5am event, the 5th dimension, 10,000 maniacs, 10cc, the 13th floor elevators, 14 iced bears, the 23rd turnoff, the 101ers, 999, a band of angels, a better mousetrap, a craze, abba, abc, abstract sounds, the accent, a certain ratio, ace, ace kefford stand, ace of cups, the acid gallery, the act, the action, the actress, ryan adams, add n to [x], the adult net, the adverts, a flock of seagulls, afrika bambaataa & the soul sonic force, age of chance, agitation free, a guy called gerald, a homeboy a hippie & a funki dredd, a-house, air, alabama 3, the alan bown!, seve aldo & the challengers, arthur alexander, alice cooper, alisha's attic, mose allison, the allman brothers, all seeing i, herb alpert & the tijuana brass, altered images, alternative tv, amazing friendly apple, amen corner, america, the amorphus androgeny, anan, andrea true connection, andwella's dream, angel pavement, animated egg, ... and you will know us by the trail of dead, the animals, the animated egg, amon düül, amon düül II, andromeda, angelic upstarts, anubian lights, the aphex twin, aphrodite's child, apollo 440, apple, the the apples in stereo, aquarian age, arab strap, arctic monkeys, argent, argosy, arizona wamp company, ar kane, joan armatrading, bill boy arnold, the arnold corns, pp arnold, arrows, artery, art movement, the art of noise, the artwoods, arzachal, asian dub foundation, ash, ash ra temple, ashton gardner & dyke, the associates, the association, aswad, atomic rooster, a tribe called quest, the attack, winifred atwell, audioweb, brian auger trinity, the auteurs, the average white band, david axelrod, kevin ayers, aztec camera, eric b & rakim, b-movie, babe ruth, babes in toyland, burt bacharach, bachman-turner overdrive, badfinger, badly drawn boy, david baird, george baker selection, lavern baker, afrika bambaataa, the bamboo shoot, the band, chas barber & his jazz band, barcley james harvest, the bar-keys, barmy army, barnaby rudge, jj barnes, courtney barnett, richie barrett, syd barrett, the barrier, the john barry seven, len barry, basement jaxx, fontella bass, shirley bassey, bauhaus, the bbc radiophonics workshop, the beach boys, the beastie boys, the beat, the beatles, the beatstalkers, beats international, beaver & krause, be-bop deluxe, beck, jeff beck group, the bedrocks, the bee gees, the be good tanyas, beirut, archie bell & the drells, the beloved, cliff bennett & the rebel rousers, tony bennett, brooke benton, elmer bernstein, chuck berry, david berry, b-52's, big audio dynamite, big boy pete, big brother & the holding company, big game hunters, big star, the big three, acker bilk, the birds, the birthday party, birth control, bishops of the holy rollers fall out shelter, bjork, the black arabs, black box, black box recorder, cilla black, black flag, blackfoot sue, black grape, black narcosis, eugene blacknell, black uhuru, otis blackwell, hal blaine, bley-peacock synthasizer show, blind blake, the blind boys of alabama, blind faith, blodwyn pig, blonde on blonde, blondie, blood sweat & tears, the blossom toes, the blow monkeys, the blue aeroplanes, the bluebells, the blue nile, blue öyster cult, the bluetones, blur, the bmx bandits, boards of canada, the bodines, bodkin, boeing dunveen & the beautiful soup, hamilton bohannon, bomb the bass, graham bond organisation, bongo les & herman, the bonzo dog doodah band, booker t & the mg's, the bo street runners, the boo radleys, earl bostic, boston, andrew bown, bow street runners, david bowie, the box tops, eddie boyd, tiny bradshaw & his orchestra, bob brady & the con chords, billy bragg, delaney & bonnie bramlett & friends, brain, brain donor, brainticket, brass tacks, jacques brel, jackie brenton & his delta cats, big bill broonzy, anne briggs, the brilliant corners, brinsley schwartz, british sea power, broken toys, john bromley, bronski beat, the edgar broughton band, the brown mountain lights, the crazy world of arthur brown, dennis brown, james brown, joe brown & the bruvvers, the dave brubeck quartet, jeff buckley, tim buckley, roy budd, buffalo springfield, bulldog breed. the bunch, vashti bunyan, eric burdon & the new animals, solomon burke, johnny burnette & the rock and roll trio, burning spear, burundi steïphenson black, kate bush, jerry butler, paul butterfield blues band, the butthole surfers, buzzcocks, the byrds, the bystanders, cabaret voltaire, john cale, caleb, calico wall, californians, terry callier, cab calloway, robert calvert, gc cameron, john cameron, glenn campbell, can, canned heat, freddie cannon, cape kennedy construction company, captain beefheart & the magic band, captain sensible, caravan, wendy carlos, hoagy carmichael, leroy carr, the carter family, john carter & russ alquist, carter usm, martin carthy, the cascades, johnny cash, cast, the casuals, catatonia, nick cave & the bad seeds, ccs, cerrone, the chairman of the board, chameleons, the champs, ray charles, the charlatans, chelsea, the chemical brothers, cherry smash, chicken shack, chicory tip, the chiffons, the chi-lies, china crisis, chocolate watch band, chordettes, the chords, the chords 5, charlie christian, tony christie, chymes, cinnamon quill, circus, city of westminster string band, clannad, the clancy brothers, eric clapton, chris clark, gene clark, petula clark, james clarke, john cooper clarke, classics IV, claudette, merry clayton, jimmy cliff, climax, patsy cline, the clique, the clash, judy clay & william bell, clock dva, cluster, the coasters, eddie cochrane, joe cocker, cockney rebel, the cocteau twins, dennis coffey & the detroit guitar band, leonard cohen, lloyd cole & the commotions, nat king cole, collapsed lung, dave & ansel collins, edwyn collins, judy collins, colourbox, john coltrane, the commadors, the comsat angels, comus, arthur coney, consortium, the contours, sam cooke, julian cope, the coral, phil cordell, cornershop, the cortinas, cosmic jokers & sternenmädchen, cosmic sounds, elvis costello & the attractions, cotton mather, the cougars, denis couldry & the next collection, count bishops, count five, lol coxhill, the cramps, crass, carolyn crawford, cream, the creation, credit to the nation, creedence clearwater revival, crew cuts, the crocheted doughnut-ring, crosby stills nash & young, arthur big boy crudup, the crusaders, the cryan shames, the crystals, the cuban boys, the cult, culture, cupid's inspiration, the cure, king curtis, curve, cymbeline, cypress hill, the cyrkle, daft punk, the dakotas, dick dale, dalek i love you, karen dalton, the damned, vic damone, dan le sac vs scroobius pip, danny & the juniors, dandy warhols, danse society, dantalian's chariot, the dark side of the moog, the darling buds, bobby darin, darts, david, dave davies, betty davis, miles davis, spencer davis group, the dead kennedy's, dave dee dozy beaky mick & tich, desmond dekker & the aces, de la soul, delerium, the dells, del-vikings, denim, sandy denny, the dentists, depeche mode, delia derbyshire, derek & ray, deek & the dominos, jackie deshannon, the detroit spinners, the deviants, devo, dexy's midnight runners, diane & carole & watchamacallits, the the dictators, bo diddley, dido, digital underground, dinosaur jnr, dion & the belmonts, the disposable heroes of hiphoprisy, dustant galaxy, the divine comedy, the dixie cups, willie dixon, dr alimantado, dr feelgrood, dr john, dodgy, the dog that bit people, joe dolan, thomas dolby, dom, fats domino, lonnie donegan, val doonican, donovan, the doors, lee dorsey, carl douglas, doves, the downliner sect, dragonfly, nick drake, drama, the dramatics, mikey dread, dread zeppelin, dreadzone, dream academy, dream police, the drifters, dry ice, the dubliners, dubstar, ducks deluxe, the aynsley dunbar retaliation, simon dupree & the big sounds, bob dylan, e cap, snooks eaglin, earth wind & fire, east of eden, clint eastwood & general saint, the easybeats, echo & the bunnymen, eddie & the hot rods, duane eddy, edison lighthouse, dave edmunds, dennis edwards, 808 state, egg, eire apparent, donnie elbert, electric flag, the electric light orchestra, electric prunes, electric toilet, electric six, electrified people, electronic, electronic butterflies, electronic funk, elias & his zig-zag flutes, the elgins, duke ellington, ramblin' jack elliott, andy ellison, elephants memory, eloy, embryo, the end, brian eno, enough's enough, epics, episode six, epitaph, the equals, the escorts, david essex, sleepy john estes, the ethiopians, betty everett, the everly brothers, everything but the girl, the exciters, exceptions, the executive, explosive, eyes of blue, the faces, the factory, donald fagen, brian fahey, john fahey, yvonne fair, fairport convention, the fairytale, adam faith, percy faith, the fall, georgie fame & the blue flames, family, the family cat, fancy, fanny, the fantastic four, fargo, chris farlowe, the farm, fat, fat boy slim, the fatima mansions, faust, bill fay, jose feliciano, felius andromeda, felt, ferris wheel, finders keppers, fingers, the fire, first impression, sheley fisher, john fitch & the associates, ella fitzgerald, five day week straw people, roberta flack, the flamin' groovies, the flamingoes, the flaming lips, flash and the pan, lester flatt & earl scruggs, fleetwood mac, fleur-de-lys, the flies, the flirtations, floh de cologne, floribunda rose, flowered up, the flowerpot men, eddie floyd, flying burrito brothers, flying machine, flying saucer attack, focal point, focus, eddie fontaine, tennessee ernie ford, george formby, fortes mentum, the fortunes, fotheringay, the fourmost, the foundations, the four seasons, four star mary, four tops, the fox, inez & charlie foxx, john foxx, frabjoy & runciplespoon, frankie goes to hollywood, connie francis, aretha franklin, erma franklin, john fred & his playboy band, free, free design, freedom, bobby freeman, friends, fripp & eno, frog, front line assembly, fruit machine, mark fry, fugs, bobby fuller four, jesse fuller, lowell fulson, fun boy three, funkadelic, billy fury, fut, future sound of london, rory gallagher, the game, gang of four, elmer gantry's velet opera, the gap band, garbage, the garden club, mort garson, gass company, gates of eden, marvin gaye, gaylads, general soup kitchen, generation x, geneva, gentle giant, gentle influence, bobbie gentry, geordie, gerry & the pacemakers, gershon-kingsley, ghost, glass menagerie, glass opening, the global village trucking company, the gnomes of zurich, the go-betweens, godspeed you black emperor!, the gods, the go-go's, goldfrapp, goldie, goldie looking chain, gong, goodbye mr mackenzie, benny goodman, ron goodwin orchestra, the gordian knot, manuel gottsching, graded grains, davey graham, grand funk railroad, grand union, grandmaster flash & the furious five, grapefruit, the grateful dead, barry gray orchestra, dobie gray, reverend al green, barry green, peter green, green on red, laura greene, green scarab, john gregory, the grid, grinderswitch, grobschnitt, groep 1850, groop, groove armada, groundhogs, grudge, the guess who, guided by voices, guitar slim, the gun, guru guru, arlo guthrie, woody guthrie, bill hailey & his comets, half man half biscuit, hamell on trial, the hammersmith gorillas, albert hammond, lionel hampton sextet with dinah washington, hapshash & the coloured coat, herbie hancock, the handsome family, the happy mondays, harmonica, harmony grass, roy harper, harper's bizarre, slim harpo, johnny harris, wynonie harris, george harrison, wilbert harrison, harry j all stars, jeff hart & the ruins, mick hart, keef hartley band, pj harvey, richie havens, dale hawkins, ronnie hawkins & the hawks, alan hawkshaw, hawkwind, hayden wood, isaac hayes, tunny hayes quintet, haymarket square, the healers, heavy jelly, heldon, richard hell & the voidoids, hello, jimi hendrix experience, henry tudor, the heptones, the herd, herman's hermits, the high, high tide, the higsons, the hinge, the hip sound, hipster image, hipsway, robyn hitchcock, eddie holland, billie holliday, the hollies, brenda holloway, buddy holly & the crickets, hollywood argyles, hollywood brats, the hombres, honeybus, the honeycombs, john lee hooker, lightnin' hopkins, hot butter, hotlegs, the housemartins, house of love, 'cisco houston, catherine howe, peg lee howell, howlin' wolf, alan hull, human beinz, human instinct, humble pie, the humblebums, marsha hunt, hurrah, mississippi john hurt, hush, husker du, willie hutch, frank hutchinson, brian hyland, i am kloot, janis ian, i ludicrous, ice, icarus, the icicle works, the idle race, the image, the impressions, the incredible string band, the in crowd, i-roy, the isley brothers, it's a beautiful day, the iveys, the ivy league, chad jackson, chuck jackson, the jackson five, joe jackson, michael jackson, python lee jackson, jack the lad, jacky, jade warrior, the jags, jah lion, the jam, james, elmore james, etta james, jimmy james & the vagabons, skip james, jamie wednesday, jane, bert janesh, jasmin-t, jason crest, frank half-pint jaxon & tempa red's hokum ju band, blind lemon jefferson, eddie jefferson, jefferson airplane, jerusalem, the jesus and mary chain, jethro tull, jigsaw, jobraith, david john & the mood, elton john, johnny & the hurricanes, john's children, johnny johnson & the bandwagon, laurie johnson orchestra, marv johnson, robert johnson, tommy johnson, blind willie johnson, jon, george jones, gloria jones, quincy jones, tom jones, jook, janis joplin, louis jordan, joy division, judas jump, juice, julian's treatment, july, junior's eyes, just brothers, dick justice, jimmy justice, bill justis, kak, kaleidoscope, the kane gang, kasabian, kate, katina, kc & the sunshine band, johnny keating, keith, eddie kendricks, al kent, kid rock, johnny kidd & the pirates, kilburn & the high roads, the killers, killing joke, kin ping meh, kincade, albert king, bb king, ben e king, carole king, freddie king, king crimson, the kingsmen, kings of convenience, kings of leon, kingston trio, the kinks, kippington lodge, kiss, klf, the klubs, knickerbockers, gladys knight & the pips, johnny kongos, koobas, kool, kool & the gang, alexis korner, kraan, kraftwerk, kula shaker, kult, kytes, lace, the la's, patti labelle, la düsseldorf, francis lai, denny laine's string band, frankie laine, lambchop, the last poets, lead belly, vicki leandros, led zeppelin, brenda lee, jerry lee lewis, julia lee & her boyfriends, peggy lee, leftfield, lemon pipers, lemon tree, liabach, lightnin' red, lightning seeds, lindisfarne, david lindup, lions of judah, lion tamers, liquid smoke, little feat, little richard, little sherman & the mod swingers, little willie john, the liverpool scene, danny livingstone, robert lloyd & the new four seasons, locomotives, nils lofgren, lois lane, lomax alliance, jackie lomax, london phogg, claudine longet, loot, trini lopez, lord beginner, lord kitchener, lord rockingham's xi, lord sitar, the lords, los bravos, love, love affair, love children, love & money, love sculpture, lovin' spoonful, nick lowe, lucifer, lucifer's friend, lulu, lush, luv machine, humphrey lyttleton, neil macarthur, ewan maccoll, kirsty maccoll, madness, magazine, magnet, majority, will malone, mandrake paddlesteamer, manpower, tony martinez & his mambo combo, man, henry mancini, mandingo, manfred mann, aimee mann, keith mansfield, mansun, marcels, mark four, markley, bob marley & the wailers, marquis of kensington's minstrels, m/a/r/r/s, martha & the muffins, martha & the vandellas, dean martin, george martin orchestra, john martyn, john & beverley martyn, the marvelettes, david mason, massive attack, ian matthews, matthew southern comfort, paul mauriat, john mayall's bluebreakers, curtis mayfield, mazzy star, mc5, paul mccartney & wings, the mccoys, chas mcdevitt skiffle group with nancy whiskey, shelagh mcdonald, stick mcghee, mcguinness flint, john mclaughlin & the mahavishnu orchestra, don mclean, barbara mcnair, clyde mcphatter & the drifters, blind willie mctell, david mcwilliams, joe meek, mellow candle, memphis slim, sergio mendes & brasil '66, men they couldn't hang, mercury rev, the merseybeats, the merseys, message, the meteors, methusalah, the mickey finn, middle of the road, the mighty avengers, the mighty lemon drops, mighty mighty, amos milburn, steve miller band, garnet mimms, mindbenders, kylie minogue, smokey robinson & the miracles, mirage, the mirror, mississippi sheiks, misty in roots, the misunderstood, moby, the mock turtles, the modern jazz quartet, the mods, the moles, mojos, moloch, momus, monaco, the monkees, the monks, bill monroe & his bluegrass boys, the montanas, mooche, mood of hamilton, moody blues, moon, moonstone, dorothy moore, lindsay moore, alan moorehouse, jerome moross, van morrison, morrisey, van morrison, giorgio moroder, ennio morricone, mortimer, mosaic, motherlight, the mothers of invention, motions, the motives, the motorcycle boy, mötorhead, mott the hoople, mountain, the move, movement, moving finger, mr fox, mud, mungo jerry, junior murvin, mutant mirrors, mystery trend, names & faces, nashville teens, the nazz, ned's atomic dustbin, nektar, frances nero, nerve, network, new york public library, neu!, aaron neville, anthony newley, new model army, new order, the new york dolls, the nice, nico, billy nicholls, the night the goldfish died, harry nilsson, nirvana, nite people, north atlantic invasion force, northside, gary numan, nutz, nwa, oasis, ocean colour scene, octopus, odetta, odyssey, ohio express, the o jays, the olympics, one in a million, the only ones, yoko ono, onyx, opal butterfly, open mind, opus, the orange bicycle, orange juice, orange machine, orange seaweed, the orb, orbital, roy orbison, orchestral manoeuvres in the dark, the ordinary boys, he organisation, beth orton, oscar bicycle, johnny otis, our plastic dream, the outer limits, outsiders, the owl, the oyster band, augustus pablo, the pale saints, paper blitz tissue, paper dolls, paris angels, alan parker, bobby parker, charlie parker, junior parker, parking lot, particular people, the pastels, charley patton, les paul & mary ford, freda payne, johnny pearson, ann peebles, the peep show, penetration, penny peeps, the pentangle, people, persimmon's peculiar shades, pere ubu, carl perkins, lee scratch perry, peter & gordon, peter & the wolves, rodeo jim peters, pesky gee!, pharaohs, philwit & pegasus, piccadilly line, pickettywitch, wilson pickett, pigbag, pilot, the pink fairies, the pink floyd, pisces, gene pitney, pixies, the plastic ono band, plastic penny, playground, please, pleasure garden, pleasure seekers, plod, jon plum, poco, the poets, the pogues, the polyphonic spree, pony-tails, the pooh sticks, iggy pop, poppy family, pop will eat itself, carole pope, popol vuh, portishead, protobello explosion, jimmy powell & the five dimensions, duffy power, pre-cambrian lightning bolt, prefab sprout, elvis presley, billy preston, the pretenders, the pretty things, the alan price set, lloyd price, primal scream, the primitives, prince, prince buster, prince far i, procol harum, mike proctor, the prodigy, professor longhair, prong, the psychedelic furs, psycheground, public enemy, public image ltd, gary puckett & the union gap, the pudding, pulp, the purple barrier, the purple gang, pussy, quantum jump, quicksilver messenger service, quintessence, radha krishna temple, radiohead, the railway children, rainbow, rainbow ffolly, ma rainey, ramases & selket, the ramones, barbara randolph, rare earth, the rats, rattles, johnnie ray, the real thing, red crayola, otis redding, the redskins, jimmy reed, lou reed, steve reich, django reinhardt, r.e.m, the remo four, paul revere & the raiders, renegade soundwave, the residents, charlie rich, rich kids, neil richardson, jonathan richman & the modern lovers, rico & the rudies, ride, rifkin, amy rigby, the righteous brothers, billy lee riley & his little green men, terry riley, river, marty robbins, paul robeson, rockin' horse, the rockin' vickers, rockpile, jimmie rodgers, roek's family, rogue traders, the rolling stones, max romeo & the upsetter, chan romero, the ronettes, ronno, mick ronson, nino rota, rotary conntetion, roxy music, the rubettes, david ruffin, jimmy ruffin, rumplestiltskin, the runaways, run dmc, rupert's people, otis rush, the ruts, the rutles, mitch ryder & the detroit wheels, sad people, sadie's expression, st david's road, st etienne, st valentine's day massacre, buffy sainte-marie, sailor, salamander, sallyangie, sam & dave, sam gopal, sam the sham & the pharaohs, sands, evie sands, savage resurrection, boz scaggs, scene, lalo schifrin, klaus schulze, scissor sisters, scorio tube, scots of st james, gil scott-heron, screaming blue messiahs, scritti politti, gil scott-heron, screaming lord sutch, scrugg, seahorses, the searchers, second hans, neil sedaka, the seeds, the seekers, the sensational alex harvey band, serendipity, serious drinking, the sex pistols, shack, shahid quintet, the shadows, the shamen, the shangri-las, ananda shankar, ravi shankar, el shannon, marlena shaw, sandie shaw, the shazam, she trinity, sheridan-price, the shirelles, shocking blue, the shop assistants, shriekback, the showstoppers, shy limbs, shyster, frank sidebottom, judee sill, silhouettes, silkie, silver apples, paul simon, simon & garfunkel, simon's secrets, nina simone, frank sinatra, nancy sinatra, the sinatras, siouxsie and the banshees, sir douglas quartet, sir henry & his butler, the skids, skip bifferty, slade, percy sledge, slender plenty, the slickers, guitar slim, sly & the family stone, the small faces, brett smiley, huey piano smith & the clowns, jimmy smith, patti smith group, the smiths, the smoke, david snell, soft cell, mick softley, the soft machine, son house, sonic youth, sorrows, sounds incorporated, soul survivors, the sound barrier, soup dragons, space, space shuttle, spacemen 3, otis spann, sparks, sparrow, the specials aka, the spenser davis group, spirit, spiritualised, victoria spivey, splendid, dusty springfield, spooky tooth, squeeze, squires, stack waddy, big jim stafford, the standalls, the staple singers, edwin starr, state of mickey & tommy, state of mind, stavely makepeace, tommy steele & the cavemen, steelers wheel, steeleye span, steely dan, martin stephenson & the daintees, stereolab, stereo shoestring, cat stevens, mike stevens & the shevelles, rod stewart, stiff little fingers, stockingtops, stone axe, stoneground, stone poneys, the stone roses, the stooges, the stranglers, strawberry alarm clock, strawberry switchblade, string driven thing, joe strummer & the mescaleros, mike stuart span, studio six, stump, the stylistcs, morton subotnick, suck, suede, suicide, sugarcubes, sun also rises, the sundays, sundragon, sunforest, supergrass, supersister, supertramp, the supremes, swans, the sweet, the swinging blue jeans, symarip, the syn, talking heads, sharon tandy, tangerine dream, tangerine peel, tavares, bobby taylor & the vancouvers, james taylor, the james taylor quartet, kingsize taylor & the dominoes, r dean taylor, vince taylor & the playboys, the teardrop explodes, the teddy bears, teenage fanclub, television, temple row, the temptations, tempa red & georgia tom, tempus fugit, ten years after, tammi terrell, sonny terry & brownie mcghee, terry dactyl & the dinosaurs, alan tew, joe tex, sister rosetta tharpe, that petrol emotion, the the, them, thin lizzy, third ear band, third world, third world war, this mortal coil, evelyn thomas, irma thomas, rufus thomas, richard & linda thompson, big mama thornton, threashold of pleasure, throbbing gristle, throwing muses, thunderclap newman, thundermother, tickle, timebox, time hacine, time zone, timon, tindersticks, tintern abbey, tin tin, toby twirl, tomorrow, tom tom club, tonto's expanding head band, toots & the maytals, the tornados, peter tosh, pete townshend, the toys, toyshop, tracy, the trammps, trash, the trash can sinatras, the trashmen, traffic, merle travis, trees, t-rex, the triffids, the troggs, doris troy, truth, tommy tucker, tuesday's children, big joe turner, ike & tina turner, turquoise, the turtles, arthur two stroke and the chart commandos, tyde, tymes, ultramarine, the undertakers, the undertones, underworld, the undisputed truth, unit 4 plus 2, utopia carwash, u2, ritiche valens, van der graaf generator, earl van dyke & the soul brothers, linda van dyke, van dyke & the bambis, dave van ronk, bobby vee, the velvelettes, velvet frogs, velvet haze, velvet illusions, velvet opera, the velvet underground, velvett fogg, the verve, the vibrators, mike vickers, the village, gene vincent & the blue caps, bobby vinton, the vipers skiffle group, virgin sleep, virus, the vogues, the vulcans, wah heat!, bunny wailer, johnny wakelin, junior walker & the all-stars, scott walker, t-bone walker, the wallace collection, fats waller, little walter, war, dionne warwick, washboard sam, geno washington & the ram-jam band, the waterboys, waterloo, muddy waters, johnny guitar watson, nigel watson & peter green, we all together, the weather prophets, the webb brothers, paul weller, mary wells, west coast consortium, paul westerburg, the western brothers, west minst'r, jonathan weston, kim weston, we ugly dogs, wheels of time, bukka white, josh white, tony joe white, white mule, white noise, the white stripes, white trash, david whittaker, the who, wild cherry, the wild swans, wild silk, gert wilden, willard grant conspiracy, big joe williams, danny williams, hank williams, larry williams, lucinda williams, mason williams, maurice williams & the zodiacs, sonny boy williamson, bob wills & his texas playboys, al wilson, frank wilson, jackie wilson, wimple winch, winston's fumbs, edgar winter group, johnny winter, wire, wire machine, mark wirtz, bill withers, wizzard, jah wobble, howlin' wolf, stevie wonder, chuck wood, woodentops, the wonder stuff, working week, world of oz, link wray & the wraymen, rita wright, writing on the wall, robert wyatt, xtc, the yardbirds, yeah! yeah! no!, yello, yes, yesterday's children, neil young & crazy horse, youngblood, frank zappa, zen, the zephyrs, zero end, warren zevon, zion train, zipps, the zombies, tapper zukie, the zutons.

... Keith Telly Topping supposes he should say something pithy like 'and that was just last night' at this point. Well, tough, cos he's not going to. That is, in fact, in the time since 26 October 1966 when little Keith Telly Topping his very self was bought the 'Yellow Submarine' single for his third birthday (black Parlophone label). Still got it somewhere. His favourite song up until that moment had been 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back' by Charlie Drake ... also on the Parlophone label and also produced by George Martin, interestingly.

It's an evolving process, of course and every so often this blogger will update the list (just added Arctic Monkeys and The Killers in the last few days, in fact ... the jury's still out on the Kaiser Chiefs).

5 comments:

hardjackson said...

Glad Mansun make an appearance there mucker.

Anna B. said...

So, in 1981 (the year of the photo in your other post), I would have been listening to Cyndi Lauper - she didn't make your list. I am very sad. Okay, I was listening to John, Paul, George and Ringo, too - but still. You've got Abba and Frankie Goes to Hollywood on the list - it can't just be an anti-bubblegum thing. Is it just 'cuz she's a Brooklyn girl? Was it the pink hair?...(Glad to see Billy Bragg made the list, pink hair or no.)

Anonymous said...

What about that local lad whose dad was your milkman, eh? Have some loyalty for local acts.

Keith Topping said...

Gill, chuck, I know you've got a fierce devotion to Wor Gordon (which, frankly, I find just as bizarre as Deb's preverse fixation to Bryan Adams's crotch).

But, as somebody who once spent 50p (when 50p was ... well, half a pound) to watch the Police at the (now sadly a ... very nice cinema, actually) Mayfair on Low Frairs street let me be the first to echo what Elvis Costello once said: "The Police would be a really good band if only Stiong would stop singing in that RIDICULOUS faux-Jamaican accent..."

xx

Deb W said...

I deny being fixated to Bryan Adams' crotch!

He'd find it pretty hard to play guitar, or do most other things with me welded to his groin!