Monday, August 31, 2009

It was 60 years ago today

Yesterday’s Sunday Star-Times advertised upcoming concerts by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Fleetwood Mac, Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe.

Cliff Richard was born in 1940. His first hit “Move It” was released in 1958. The Shadows date from 1959.

Mick Fleetwood was born in 1947. John MacVie was born in 1945. Their first album as Fleetwood Mac - geddit? - was released in 1968.

Ry Cooder was born in 1947, and Nick Lowe in 1949.

Kids today, eh?

Here are Cliff and the Shadows’ speccy guitarist Hank Marvin (born in 1941, lives in Perth) in their fantastically underrated 1969 hit “Throw Down a Line”:

If they’ll do a concert like that, I’m there. But they won’t, so I’m not.


Jacques Hughes said...

This must be Cliff and the Shadows' centenary tour.

Dave Hillier said...

Yes he's an odd one. Started well with the first UK rocker 'Move it' and all downhill since with some brilliant exceptions. I nominate 'Devil Woman' - a Hank Marvin free zone but still stellar pop. Rest of it's rubbish, though. What a waste of talent