Members favourite music /songs
I began liking jazz ( still do) but in the fifties it was the stuff Sinatra, Jack Jones, Ella etc. Sinatra's "Songs for swinging lovers" was my favourite. later I liked quite a lot of the Beatles stuff. I am still amazed at some of the pop music, although most of it is cr-p, in my opinion. lately I have been an album by Delbert Mc. Clinton "Nothing Personal" which I think is great he sings with a sort of rhythm and blues rock and a touch of country and western. I have never heard and enjoyed this swinging music. I recommend his album "Nothing Personal" Lastly this "Rap" is the most horrible I have heard. Would like to hear all your favourite or not so.
My musical tastes are very wide - from opera to lots of popular stuff to almost everything except 'rap'. I can never understand why this has ever caught on with anyone - totally without any talent being needed except the ability to spout rubbish and often at high speed. George Harrison of the Beatles was right in my opinion when he said it ought to have a Capital 'C' in front of the 'rap'!
Favourites for me are the Beatles almost without exception, The Who, The Eagles - had all their stuff up until just after their reunion. Favourite Eagles songs are 'Desperado' and 'Hotel California'. Maybe predictable but who cares. Their harmonies were superb and no doubt still are. Too many really to say
I like folk and country and western as those are the kind of songs I like to sing myself .John Denver was brilliant. Roy Orbison was a king beyond compare. I went to see him at Manchester Opera House in the 60's and he finished off with 'Running scared' and was called back for 7 more encores. When he finally left the stage the audience was still calling out for more.
I like a lot of opera especially Verdi and love the music from La Traviata and Les Miserables.
Love Josh Groban and who can forget the magical voice of the King, Elvis Aaron Presley.
J.D. Gerry Marsden spells his name with a G. and along with his Pacemakers he used to practise in a little hall across the road from the coffee bar where I and my friends used to go after school. He now lives in Congleton near Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Anyway he will be rotting in Hell now. " So back to the Music"
My personal opinion is I have alsways said it is not the same sound as the original LP
I am sure you must have a few memories where you used to place the old 78/45 on the record deck
I was and still a fan of the early records but if you look at the early clips on film Elvis is a example as he was such a sensation in the States that he was shown quite a lot with the Jordanairs backing group. his t. v. pictures were very grainy were in black and white . as for the 78s I liked also the extended l.ps which were mainly Jazz, Happy Days.
I saw frank Sinatra live at Blackpool Winter Gardens in the early 50s and he was fabulous. after the show in the foyer you could pay 25/-and you would be sent a recording of the show. two of the four of us paid but i could not afford it. 3 weeks later the albums turned up. it was a steel transcription 33r.p.m. of the whole show and was perfect. we had many hours playing this but how i did regret not having the means to purchase one at the time. They must be worth a fortune now a days
Did the Sinatra concert you attended in Blackpool take place on July 26th, 1953 ? The recording of the show was issued on CD in 2011. It is no longer available BUT there are numerous used CDs of this event still being offered on Amazon. You probably already have a copy, but in case you haven't I thought this might interest you. The title is "Frank Sinatra Live At Blackpool Opera House 1953".
In 1970 my cousin Mack had two tickets for a Sinatra concert in London at the Palladium and as he and his wife were standing outside before the show, there were people among the crowd outside shouting out if anyone had tickets for sale. Upshot was he sold them for £250 which in those days was some deal ( with his wives approval ) and they had a great night in London instead.
Strange after being such a heart throb years before, he then made a great comeback in the !950s and from then on his career an talent never wavered