|Tim Buckley, 1974|
we knew Elton John slightly then too, before becoming an aloof megastar he used to pop into Noel Edmonds' record shop on Kings Road on Saturday afternoons and chat and sign albums, just like Joni and Jackson were strolling down Kings Road, before rock stars and musicians got too paranoid about security ... ah, those early '70s Chelsea years!
Our BBC4 channel is becoming very enterprising covering all kinds of music, from traditional jazz (loved George Melly on "Smokey Dives" - early jazz clubs) to that 1971 SOUL TO SOUL concert in Ghana, with the likes of The Staples Singers, Santana (bliss to see Carlos playing "Black Magic Woman" again), Ike and Tina and more, as well as covering the '60s, '70s. '80s electro and disco scenes. Now for that documentary "The Joy of Disco".