The Daily Mail (so it must be true) reports:
Meanwhile 45 per cent of the ladies in Cambridge think guitar players are irresistible as they’re ‘good with their hands’.
Such good news because I live in Cambridge and can play the guitar. I am so heading out to the pub tonight, if my wife will let me.
Britons voted All Along the Watchtower as Hendrix’s most popular hit. The tune was also listed as number 3 of all time to serenade a loved one, while Oasis’ Wonderwall came first and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven came second.
Odd that Neil Young’s “Down by the River”, the first song I ever played in public (with Brent Parlane at the Tauranga Folk Club), never rates in these polls of how to serenade a loved one. All together now: “Down by the river, I shot my baby… Shot her dead.”. This was on Young’s 1969 album Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, so quite a while before Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads.
Best performance I have seen of the song is this by CSNY real live on a TV show in 1970. The underrated Stills is great; Young is incandescent. Imagine what they were like on a real stage:
Monitor: Co Tipping
UPDATEI didn’t head out to the pub.