Category: Music

Musical Monday: Cover songs #4

I’m kicking off 2023 with a series of my favourite cover songs. It’s quite amazing how many artists cover one another’s songs. Sometimes they’re not artists you might expect, sometimes they are. This is one of my all time favourite songs and I love… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Cover songs #4”

Musical Monday: Cover songs #3

I’m kicking off 2023 with a series of my favourite cover songs. It’s quite amazing how many artists cover one another’s songs and they’re often not artists you might expect! Like this one, a Depeche Mode track covered by Johnny Cash! To truly understand… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Cover songs #3”

Musical Monday: Cover songs #2

I’m kicking off 2023 with a series of my favourite cover songs. It’s quite interesting how many artists cover one another’s songs. Soft Cell’s version of Tainted Love – who knew it was a cover? – is an 80s Classic. The song was originally… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Cover songs #2”

Musical Monday: Cover songs #1

I’m kicking off 2023 with a series of my favourite cover songs. It’s quite interesting how many artists cover one another’s songs. The first is a cover of one favourite artist (David Bowie) by another (Nirvana). Covers dominate the Seattle grunge heroes’ legendary 1993 MTV… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Cover songs #1”

Musical Monday: Carpenters

A well-known duo that’s sadly now a solo act! Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen (1950–1983) and Richard Carpenter (1946 – ). They produced a distinct, soft, musical style, combining Karen’s contralto vocals with Richard’s harmonizing, arranging and composition… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Carpenters”

Musical Monday: James Brown

Here’s another headliner who’s no longer with us. James Joseph Brown (1933 – 2006) was an American singer, dancer, musician, record producer, and bandleader. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century music, he is often referred to as… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: James Brown”

Musical Monday: James Taylor

After featuring Carole King last week, today’s artist is a natural successor as James Taylor (1948 – ) enjoyed  his first US No. 1 hit in 1971 with his recording of You’ve Got a Friend, written by Carole King. He’s currently finishing a Covid-interrupted Tour but… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: James Taylor”

Musical Monday: Queen

I’m continuing with bands I’d like to have seen live and this week it’s the turn of Queen, a British rock band formed in London in 1970. The band comprised Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Queen”