As it’s a major milestone for me on Friday April 20th I thought I’d do a sort of Top 10 of songs that have influenced me over that 60 years; or 55 years in musical terms!
As regular readers will know I have very eclectic taste which probably started in my childhood as the youngest of four brothers in the 1960’s.
Me? Born in 58 I was a child of the 70’s starting with T Rex and Slade singles which begat ‘Big Boys Music’ with the Faces, Rory Gallagher and the Rolling Stones (which was actually a thread for all three younger siblings).
When you get to #1 on Friday you will realise that there are well over 100 other songs that have influenced me at one time or another but these 10 really are cornerstones to what you read on the Rocking Magpie on a daily basis.
So; here goes with #8
Dr Feelgood – Roxette . In the days before Social Media and the Interweb I had to wait until they came on the Old Grey Whistle Test to see what they were like after reading about these urchins in Melody Maker. It’s still a bone of contention that I refused to walk the future Mrs. Magpie home until after I’d seen them…….again; it meant me trying to buy Down By The Jetty the following day in Woolworths but having to go to Newcastle on the Saturday and buy it from Callers.
If I can’t be Rod Stewart when I grow up, can I be Lee Brilleaux?