Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy birthday, Richard Wagner

Yes, 200 years ago today the great opera composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig. The Concert Programme has done him proud this and last week. I’ve had the entire Ring cycle on all week, drowning out the rinse cycle of my children’s laundry. So here is Dick Wagner, the great guitarist for Lou Reed (Rock ’n’ Roll Animal) and Alice Cooper:


And “Sweet Jane” from that live album, with Wagner and Steve Hunter, a duo made in – well, not heaven, but somewhere guitar-friendly:

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