A powerful Eric Bogle anti-war song sung by John McDermott. The photos are from World War One, Gallipoli campaign in Turkey, 1915 , in which the Australians fought.
One of my all time favourite songs is Ben E. King’s ‘Stand By Me’. He co write the song with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stollers and released it in 1961. Here’s the original song sung by Ben E. King. Now listen to the international version from the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”. […]
Nilsson’s song ‘Everybody’s Talking At Me’ is 40 years old and it still resonates with me. It’s a great song and was used in the classic movie ‘Midnight Cowboy’ starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. The lyrics and sound of the song suggests leaving things behind and making a fresh start somewhere else. We’ve all […]
Easy Rider is one of my favourite films and it certainly gets my nostalgic juices flowing back to the late 1960’s. Watching this clip from the movie and listening to the Byrds sing ‘The Ballad of Easy Rider’ brings back many memories of a young lad dreaming of escaping what I thought was a boring […]