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Beat the Meatles*

The Beatles were birds of a feather,/ And long before Linda or Heather,/ With help from their friends,/ McCartney contends/ That he and John did Come Together.//// *Headline shamelessly nicked from the New York Post, of all places. The Beatles … Continue reading

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Last Respects

Farewell Queen of Soul, RIP/ A true R&B VIP,/ So let’s give Aretha,/ Great music bequeather, Our R-E-S-P-E-C-T./// I am grateful to my nearest and dearest for the helpful advice that ‘Ibiza’ was not really a relevant reference despite being … Continue reading

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It Was 70 Years Ago Today

We heard Sergeant Pepper once say/ He’d first taught his bandmates to play/ Two decades before;/ With 50 years more,/ That’s 70 years back today./// http://www.itv.com/news/2017-06-01/beatles-fans-mark-50-years-since-release-of-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band/ We heard Sergeant Pepper once sayHe'd first taught his bandmates to playTwo decades beforeWith … Continue reading

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Tara Chuck

Roll over Beethoven and tell/ Tchaikovsky the news it’s farewell/ To rock and roll’s Chuck/ Who walked like a duck/ And played just like ringing a bell./// http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chuck-berry-rock-roll-innovator-dead-at-90 Roll over Beethoven & tellTchaikovsky we're saying farewellTo rock n roll's ChuckWho walked … Continue reading

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RIP Leonard

So long now, it’s good people knewya,/ Got lyrics and poetry thruya/ From bird on a wire/ To drunk in a choir/ We’ll sing you a last Hallelujah./// It’s not easy to do poetic justice to someone like Leonard Cohen … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye

Farewell to 5th Beatle George Martin/ At 90 now sadly departin/ He wrote a mean score/ And signed the Fab Four/ Whose story he had a big part in./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35761464 Farewell to 5th Beatle George MartinAt 90 now sadly departinHe … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll Star Man

Now planet earth really is blue/ There’s nothing at all we can do/ No more life on Mars/ And all of the stars/ Look different today without you./// http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/11/david-bowie-dies-at-the-age-of-69 Now planet earth really is blue There's nothing at all we can … Continue reading

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The Thrill is Gone

The late BB King was a star/ Of towering blues repertoire/ Although the thrill’s gone/ His songs will live on./ Survived by Lucille, his guitar./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15575668 The late BB King was a star Of towering blues repertoire Although the thrill's gone His songs … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Percy

There once was a soul man who shone/ So brightly but now he is gone/ Adieu Percy Sledge/ You absolute ledge/ When a Man Loves a Woman lives on./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32301435 There once was a soul man who shone So brightly but … Continue reading

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They’ve Got To Give it Up

The kids of the late Marvin Gaye/ Won out in a court in LA/ The jury concurred/ The lines were not blurred/ So Robin and Pharrell must pay./// http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/10/blurred-lines-pharrell-robin-thicke-copied-marvin-gaye The kids of the late Marvin Gaye Won out in a court … Continue reading

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