Haddon Musings

After a week full of this:

My heart longs for this:


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Significant Songs (179)


Until You Come Back To Me

It is very rare for me to prefer someone else’s version of a Stevie Wonder song. I had been a fan of his music since he was known as ‘Little Stevie Wonder’. By 1973, I had also been a fan of Aretha Franklin for a long time too. She had been around since the late 1950s, and by the time I was 14, I already knew the work of the lady who was soon to explode onto the scene with such tracks as ‘Respect’, ‘Chain Of Fools’, and ‘Think’.

When I was 16, I heard the softer side of this powerhouse singer, on her massive hit, ‘I Say A Little Prayer’, and she continued to release song after song, including cover versions of many famous recordings by the likes of Carole King, The Beatles, and Elton John. It seemed she could tackle anything, in…

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The Clash, The Stray Cats, Bobby Fuller : I Fought The Law

great history!

The Immortal Jukebox

‘I wrote it in my living room in West Texas ones sandstormy afternoon. It took me about 20 minutes’ (Sonny Curtis)

West Texas is wide open.

When the wind blows, and it blows a lot, sand storms swirl.

After February 3rd 1959 there was another sound in the swirling sandy wind.

The sound of a Ghost – the Ghost of Buddy Holly.

Buddy Holly’s music woke deep passions and ambitions in a Minnesota kid who locked eyes with him in one of the last concerts he ever played.

Buddy Holly’s music woke deep passions and ambitions in two Liverpool teenagers who wanted to write and play their own songs and have a group just like The Crickets.

Buddy was the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roller ever to come out of Texas and though his sound echoes all over the world it’s in Texas that his Ghost speaks loudest.

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