Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

This Is John Walker: A Tribute featuring GARY WALKER


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here it is folks, last weeks tribute to john walker on 88.3 southern FM, as a downloadable podcast for those who – like me – werent able to listen to the show live (due to the time difference between europe and australia i unfortunately was at work when it aired).
but even on top of that, heres gary walkers response to nick, who did the show and gathered all the material for it:
Hi Nick “The Man” Black,
Well where do I start, I listened to your show and I want to tell you and 88.3 team how impressed myself and my family were with your John Walker Tribute. Everyone did a lot of home work and it showed. I haven’t even heard any of the early stuff that John and Judy did, so it was a real treat for me also.
I have done a lot of Radio but yours was one of the of the best, (must get a CD of it)
Once again, well done on the show, and if you need anything more that you would like me to do (Gary Walker …

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Friday, 24 June 2011

“Columbo” dies aged 83

 Peter Michael Falk

16th September 1927 – 23rd June 2011

to bring back some memories, and perhaps make you laugh again:
Peter Falk in: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Frank Sinatra (1977):

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Los Fabulosos Cuatro


happy birthday, paul!

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

John Walker Tribute


postponed to June 22
“Purple Haze” 88.3 Southern FM

next week on wednesday, in memory of the recently deceased john maus, there will be john walker special on 88.3 southern FM – a community radio station in melbourne, australia -, hosted by TFR friend nick black. the show will be from 8:00pm to 10:00pm (AEST), but it will be available as a podcast also.
dont miss it, there will be an interview with gary walker! and of course lots of music by the walker brothers and john walker solo recordings – including the two records you can find on this blog.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Congratulations to a Genius


happy 70th birthday, jon lord!

he wasnt only one of the founding members of the group that came to life as ’roundabout’ and evolved into deep purple in early 1968, he was one of the creative initiators behind the whole concept. jon shared a flat with the searchers ex-drummer chris curtis around 1967, who had the idea of a group with constantly fluctuating members, like the cars in a roundabout. auditions were held to recruit members, and when the first lineup (referred to as MK I) was complete the ’roundabout’ concept soon was dropped, so was the name.
in 1968 and 69 deep purple MK I released three albums (‘shades of deep purple’, ‘the book of taliesyn’ and ‘deep purple’ – the latter of which is my favourite) that show the brilliant results of the (then) fruitful collaboration between rod evans as a songwriter and singer and jon as a composer (being the only band member who enjoyed a classical training in music) and pianist/keyboarder. especially on their third album there are really beautiful compositions that you could perhaps best describe as melodic art rock – for instance ‘blind’, ‘chasing shadows’ and the incredible masterpiece ‘april’. …

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