And here's a couple of other pieces in Bristol by DANK.
OK - one more quick look at some detail of My Dog Sighs Bristol piece.
A bit of everything there. Nilsson for the mums, the bagpiping Royal Scots Guards for the dads (I bought my Dad the album for Christmas), the New Seekers for the advertising world (coke adds life where there wasn't any before), a couple of novelty songs for the kids, T Rrex for those of us who knew where it was at. I really don't remember Neil Reid, but I'm guessing that was a Christmas or Mother's Day hit. Chicory Tip were a band form rock's second division, punching above their weight (like Southampton beating Man Utd in the FA Cup) but bugger me they're still going and you can go see them on Sunday afternooon at the Dog and Duck at Plucks Gutter near Canterbury. Call 01843 821542 and tell 'em the Corn Poppy sent you. Looking through their gig diary I see they're playing just up the road from me in May! Date for my diary!
And at Number 10, pop pickers, American Pie. Everyone thinks they know American Pie. Some people sing along to the chorus. I understood it held the keys to the kingdom. I knew what day the music died (February 3rd 1959), I knew who wrote the Book of Love (the Monotones) because it was on the That'll be the Day soundtrack (which came out in 1973). I even understood how and why the jester stole the thorny crown from the king as he was looking down. This was a history lesson; this was the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, this was the Rosetta Stone, this was a not only an historical overview it placed things in a cultural perspective and a personal narrative. I believed in rock and roll and, yes, music can save your mortal soul. Can't teach you how to dance real slow though. Not without standing on your feet.