26 October 2007


I was tagged by Alkelda the Gleeful of "Saints and Spinners" and asked to list some favourite albums for all the remembered years of my life. I did what she asked and went to Wikipedia but the truth of the matter is that I can often take music or leave it. Between 1963 when my brothers and I were given a copy of "With the Beatles" to share and 1973 when I returned from my South Pacific adventures, I listened avidly to a lot of music, attended many gigs, took "Melody Maker" and "The New Musical Express" and even made it to a few summer festivals - including The Isle of Wight - but since then a lot of music has passed me by and I haven't cared a hoot. I go through phases of making my own music with a guitar and words that well up from the murky depths of my soul and this music means so much more to me than other people's. Recently I have heard "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's - what a brilliantly constructed song! For what it is worth, here is a list of some albums I owned and listened to on the ten year long path from childhood into adulthood:-
1963 With the Beatles - The Beatles
1964 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. - Simon and Garfunkel
1965 Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
1966 Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
1967 Days of Future Passed - Moody Blues
1968 This Was - Jethro Tull
1969 Unhalfbricking - Fairport Convention
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor
1971 Blue - Joni Mitchell
1972 Harvest - Neil Young
1973 For Everyman - Jackson Browne

My very first album.


  1. YP: Since you revealed a partial answer to the meme, I'll give you a partial prize. Rather than write two heroic couplets as I'd planned, I'll give you one line of the 8 line poem I'd planned to compose in your honor:

    ...discovers harmonies within the strings

  2. And my first album might have been:

    Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell


    Wombles - Remember you're a Womble.

    I forget which it was now.... but I am sure I could guess!!!

    The first albums I REMEMBER listening to were:

    The tales of Beatrix Potter - Read by Wendy Craig (bless her little cotton socks)

    Wally Whyton - Children's choice!!

    I think your albums are more tasteful than any of mine...... but then I am sure you enjoy reading about why I am such a fugged up kind of fox!! Now you know!!


  3. Nice meme.

    I may have to borrow it.

  4. crumbs, sounds awesome dude! no bob dylan??

  5. 9 of those albums could also be found in my childhood home. Bet you can't guess which weren't?


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