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Hope the title says enough…

These are two versions of one of the favorite song of Focus – Hocus Pocus. The first one is live:

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Before Focus, Jan Akkerman was in the Group “Brainbox” and did a cover of Gershwins “Summertime”
I got a partial recording of that song on my reel to reel tape recorder in 1970. It haunted me until Napster came out around the year 2000 and I searched and download as many versions of Summertime I could in order to find it. I found it at about version #150. By then I had a new hobby. Today I have about 1900 versions of that song, all started by Jan Akkerman and Brainbox.

I also remember the first time I heard Focus do “Hocus Pocus”
It was amazing, and I wondered what they would call their second song. Smile

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Might want to put that one back! (Alot to be said for catch and release)

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Digit wrote:
Might want to put that one back! (Alot to be said for catch and release)

“Hocus Pocus” is an iconic song. Even though it was recorded almost 50 years ago, most any 20 something around here would know that song. It is still being played.

It is outrageously different, you’ll have to admit that at least.

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Need a .srt file for this. Big Smile

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They are not so many institutions that have disappointed me. Youtube are very close to the border, after which I will forget that they exist. There are many, many dead links to them… However I appreciate the free services, they still provide.

Alexis Korner & Steve Marriott – One Scotch, one Bourbon, one beer

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Peter Hammill and Van der Graaf Generator.
Hope they raises only positive memories!
Great band in the great music era…

Van Der Graaf Generator – Childlike Faith In Childhood’s End

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the decades where people wrote their own compositions, wrote their own lyrics, performed their own instruments en sung their own songs and brought it to the masses by touring year after year…that deserves the riches stars earn….now it’s about what pretty ass can match this switchflipping song to go viral and earn millions with an afternoons worth of work. Robert Rijkers from Youtube comments

Here it is just a crumbs of cake of the infinites 70s

I like this format – only a small part of each track, just to reminder.

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Tried to find out who is the best performer of “It’s My Own Fault”:

Johnny Winter?
In concert

or studio ed.

B.B. King?

or Otis Rush …


There are a lot of performers and records of this song but Johnny is closest to me…
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I can’t play snooker, but very like to watch it!

Now is the current Masters final with Ronnie O’Sullivan v Joe Perry. They are still playing now…

Nothing against snooker, but until I hear Perry just one name is in a my mind – Steve Perry with Journey.
One of the biggest still listen with pleasure!

and
Journey – Faithfully
Journey – Any Way You Want It
Journey – Open Arms

Journey – Separate Ways

btw, Ronnie O’Sullivan won. Congratulations!

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Back to ’70s again.
Ex Dr.Feelgood and The Who’s: Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey


I was still at school then…

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But momma… that’s where the fun is!

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Hold on to yer hats....

 

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Lightbringer wrote:
But momma… that’s where the fun is!

The title is right in the goal Lightbringer, but content is not visible, at least for a EU countries I tested.

Here it is the first working link I meet:

Quote:
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Blinded By The Light”

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Bonham wrote:
The title is right in the goal Lightbringer, but content is not visible, at least for a EU countries I tested.

Aw, bugger them and their “regions”…

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Not 70s, but probably one of my favorite songs live
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Does anyone remember the band Flash? I loved this band. Peter Banks was the guitarist who played with Yes in the early days.

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Yes, I remember Flash when I was a teenager. More like a name of that time, but and with first progs I heard then…
Thanks for reminding me Smile

A little wink to the early 70s again. Not as a musical top but part of the theater culture of that time.

A bit later, I was grateful to hear and have the first Wild Cherry album, and I became addicted to funk music as well.


Maybe Earth, Wind & Fire with Boogie Wonderland, September, Lets Groove etc. remains the culmination of the genre for me. Ocean of sounds, choreography and colors in one rhythm.
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R.I.P.
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Bad day. Very bad day.

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Bugger. Last I heard he was on life-support. RIP, indeed.

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RIP Fats Domino
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He’s wonderful…

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Grand Funk Railroad – Inside Looking Out, 1969

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Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Best Years of Our Lives, 1975

Love this song…

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I am so glad i an not growing up on the garbage they play today, my collection span from 1928 to 1980, and the types from Vivaldi to Metallica, but as a Dane with a working mind i have been listening to a lot of blues.

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Over the years, I have liked and probably forgot many bands and songs, but iconic Tobacco Road has its own place in my mind since I’ve heard it as a teenager performed by Edgar Winter:


and in concert with brother Johnny:

I still remember how I found Johnny, looking for who the best solo guitar performer was then – Jimi, Ritchie, John Mallaglin, etc. Smile
Always in the first ten of the Blues Hall of Fame…
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sparkyDK, Supermax had their brilliant career, but they had a bad start here in Bulgaria. During their first visit (1980) the frontman Kurt Hauenstein said he has never heard of Bulgaria. Not bad, depending on the intellect, education, and the work he does.
However, they created a new unique style at that time.
From Yellow Chronicle

One of his (Kurt) revelations from his recent years:
If one day you crash with 200 km/h in a sports car for 100,000 euros and crash while some playmates you doing bl**job – you have managed to achieve everything in this world!

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You guys listen to good tunes. My kinda folks.:)

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Bonham wrote:
One of his (Kurt) revelations from his recent years:

“If one day you crash with 200 km/h in a sports car for 100,000 euros and crash while some playmates you doing bl**job – you have managed to achieve everything in this world!”

Sage advice indeed…

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RIP Malcolm Young, now on his way on the Highway To Hell…

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n‘roll…

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