When you meet Sonya Madan, you are first struck by her understated beauty reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn, but behind this exterior lies a talented musician who was the front-woman for acclaimed 90’s ‘Britpop’ band Echobelly.
I like the Friends of Luca Brasi... it would be fair to say I like them a lot; so much so that after catching them live and kicking at a crowded out 12 Bar Club in Denmark Street one Friday night a while ago (I actually reviewed that gig for ZANI - go to: www.zani.co.uk/music/26-friends-of-luca-brasi)
In between Glam Rock and Punk, was a band called Jook, who visually distinguished themselves by donning the popular at the time ‘terrace culture’ look. This was an adaptation of the skinhead look of the late 60’s, but the trousers were slightly more flared, wore at times half-mast, and length had returned to the hair,
Before Rock ‘n’ Roll became a worldwide sensation and a commodity in the mid-fifties, there were girl vocal groups; I am not referring to female instrumental bands, but fine young looking ladies who sang harmonic and melodic songs. Early pioneers were the Three X Sisters; Pearl Hamilton
After the stunning triumph of All Mod Cons in 1978, how would 1979 turn out for The Jam? The next phase of their career was crucial and they needed to consolidate the success of their third album. As far as singles went, the band and Paul had problems coming up with a song that equalled the (chart) success of All Mod Cons.
This documentary catches two of the great names in the history of rock & roll jamming together. Former Beatle Paul McCartney teams up with his old friend Carl Perkins, of "Honey Don't" and "Blue Suede Shoes" fame, when they rendezvous backstage at the Memphis Bowl in 1993. The Beatles were great admirers of Perkins, and recorded a number of his songs. McCartney finds it quite a thrill to commune musically with the Tennessee legend. The program captures their music and camaraderie in this candid look at two of the giants of rock & roll.