Half a Meal Ticket — Live in Staines

Meal Ticket were a country rock band that played the London pub circuit in 1970’s. The Canadian performer Rick Jones wrote many of their songs. Steve Simpson and Willy Finlayson played guitars (plus additional instruments ) in the original band. Now the two famous guitarists play local venues as a trio named (understandably) “Half a…

Screaming Lord Sutch

“Screaming Lord Sutch” created several horror-themed singles during the early to mid 1960s – including some revolutionary sounding recordings produced by audio pioneer Joe Meek [see below]. His outrageous stage antics pre-dated Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson and he fully embraced the idea of ‘multi-media’ publicity in a way that few other musical artists dared…

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a song written by George Harrison, and first recorded by the Beatles for their 1968 “White Album” – the song was probably worked upon and elaborated at Harrison’s home in Claremont Drive, Esher, Surrey :- “Kinfauns” . The song features a lead guitar solo by Eric Clapton –  born…

Yardbirds For Your Love

The ‘Yardbirds’ cut two singles in the 1960’s. One of these – “For Your Love” – sold over a million copies and was their first recording success. The single was written by multi-instrumentalist and composer Graham Gouldman – later of 10cc. (Gouldman also wrote the Sixties chidren’s favourite “No Milk Today” for ‘Herman’s Hermits.’) The…