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Rocketman- Elton Hercules John!

As I alluded to in a recent post there is a plethora of music homage movies set for release in 2019, Rocketman is one such feature which centers on the musical-life of Elton John. This review does contain spoilers so

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Music homage films abound in 2019 (Beatles, Springsteen, Elton John & Bob Dylan)

After the big box-office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody, film studios must have been wiping the dust off dozens of musical homage scripts faster than they could sing: ‘We will, we will rock you!’. Yesterday and Blinded By The Light In

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Tarot Suite – Mike Batt and Friends (1979)

No other album was played as often in our house during my youth than Tarot Suite by Mike Batt (with the London Symphony Orchestra)

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All Bob Dylan songs are now available on HIS official vevo you tube channel!

This is an extraordinary move coming from an artist that has been fiercely fighting bootleggers for most of his life and rigorously taking down videos on youtube. Talk about having Dylan at your fingertips. No longer do we have to

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A little known Australian movie called ‘Candy’ and Tim Buckley’s ‘Song to the Siren’

Heath Ledger was at the peak of his acting prowess when he sadly departed from this great play we all take part called ‘Life’.  He was posthumously awarded the Oscar for best supporting actor in his role as the Joker

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Leonard Cohen’s ‘Come Healing’ and 5 other contemporary spiritual masterpieces

As far as musical sub-genres go, contemporary-spiritual music doesn’t get its just-deserts!  Heck, we might have got into the weeds professing our love for folk-rock and alternative seattle music, but when did you ever hear people spout on about ‘contemporary-spiritual

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Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No, I got Life

Nina Simone. I used to cross paths with her in New York City in the Village Gate nightclub. She was an artist I definitely looked up to. She recorded some of my songs that she learned directly from me, sitting

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The greatest cover up in history – The unheralded Robert Zimmerman

Few Hollywood insiders know that Robert Zimmerman’s nuanced acting performance in The Night We Called It a Day landed him a tonne of movie scripts. If you have seen Robert in this short music video; his manner holding the gun

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Fallen Angels – Bob Dylan

Like its predecessor, the masterpiece Shadows in the Night ( my review here), this album is enticing a whole new audience to the Bob Dylan musical repertoire; the type of audience which lounged their music away and didn’t think twice,

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Meanderng Thoughts about the Beatles Anthology

In Australia, my first recollection of hearing The Beatles was at the tender age of six.  In primary school we danced incessantly to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Yellow Submarine. It was a daily exercise ritual and I became increasingly disheartened and

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