Friday, 8 July 2011

Glam Rock & Spot the Piano Player...

My earlier blog post titled 'No you won't fool - The Children of the Revolution' had me scurrying off to Glam Rock days to check my understanding of T-Rex/Marc Bolan's lyric was correct - well what a wee trip down memory lane that was. I loved Glam Rock - Sweet, T Rex, Slade, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, David Bowie and my personal favourite (The thinking man's glam rockers I like to tell myself) The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

I never had the guts to become a Glam Rocker - but damn I came close as this picture from when I was fifteen testifies (quite what my sister thought she was I'm unsure)...


Anyway, I was watching T Rex perform 'Get it On - Bang a Gong' and noticed the piano player - at that time he was a relatively minor musician - take a look see if you recognise him :) I had no idea he played on this track...



Rory


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12 comments:

  1. Ach, for that freedom again!

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  2. Wow I had no idea that he played with T-Rex... well spotted. I love T-Rex so enjoyed that! You look very cool in your 70's gear... pity we can't see the flared bottoms and the platform shoes!

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  3. Ah, the sensational Alex Harvey - they don't make 'em like that anymore :-) Last Friday night I was in Glasgow City Halls listening to Leon Russell (who's also recently released an album with EJ). It was absolutely wonderful... still crazy after all these years :-)

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  4. Pretty styling for a fifteen-year-old, Rory. Your sis... why is Andy Pandy popping into my head? Crikey, it was much easier to dance back then and people actually wore clothes. I could have handled that. That song is in one of my favourite movies, Billy Elliot.

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  5. Haven't heard T-Rex in forever! And Elton John too? I've always preferred early Elton John, his first couple of albums.

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  6. So young he had hair. :-) I had no idea.

    LOVED Glam, Sweet being my favorite.

    Pearl

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  7. this is all as foreign to me as the moon!

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  8. Hi Rory. Hope everything is going well with you and the arm isn't giving you any more trouble.

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  9. Unfortunately it is :( I'm off to the hospital to see the surgeon again in about 20 minutes - the last three or four days have been hell. Hopefully there will be some action to resolve it today as things are not looking good :(

    Thank you ever so much for your concern. It's heartwarming - and you guessed precisely what the problem is!

    Rory

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  10. Keeping all fingers and toes crossed for you and holding good thoughts only.....

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