The story behind the song

The British rock band Genesis, who are soon to begin the North American leg of their latest tour, released their third studio album exactly half a century ago this month.

It was the first album to include new band members, drummer/vocalist, Phil Collins, and guitarist Steve Hackett. “Nursery Cryme” pointed…

Helpful techniques to stop worrying so much.

The lyrics of Bob Marley’s song “Three Little Birds”, delivered in that laid-back Jamaican, reggae style, contain sage wisdom. When I hear the tune, I can picture myself in a tropical paradise without a care in the world. It’s a great song with a helpful refrain telling me not to…

The story behind the song

In 1974 Wishbone Ash, complete with new guitarist Laurie Wisefield, released their 5th studio album, “There’s the Rub.” The record still had the characteristic twin-guitar sound but with a much smoother, American feel in the production. Songs included “F.U.B.B.” which was controversial at the time because the title was an…

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Dave Eldergill travels the long distance paths of the UK. He writes about art, music, history and the encounters he finds interesting on his journeys.

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