Tonight’s show started with celebration of Mr Nick Mason from Pink Floyd. He will be 65 years old on Tuesday the 27. Born in 1944. I played the track One of these days from the album Meddle by Pink Floyd from 1971. In the middle of that track you can hear a dark voice. That’s Nick Mason. In his book Inside out he explains how they made his voice sounding like that. They recorded it in double speed. Then they played it slow and put it in the middle of the track.
I also played a song from the album Profiles, which he recorded together with Rick Fenn of 10cc in 1985. They did it when both Pink Floyd and 10cc were on hold. The album is almost instrumental but for two tracks. On one of these tracks it is David Gilmour, also from Pink Floyd, who is singing. The song is called Lie for a lie.
In 1981 10cc released their album Ten out of ten. I played two songs from that album in which Eric Stewart is the leadsinger. I also played one of the new tracks from Viva la difference with Eric Stewart. That song was It’s in the blood.
Benny Andersson from ABBA formed his new orchestra in 2001. The tracks are merely instrumental and played in an oldfashioned way. Quit different from ABBA. He did three songs from that album tonight.
Both Annifrid (Frida) and Agnetha from ABBA started thier carriers as solo singers. And they sang in Swedish. I played songs they recorded back in 1971 tonight.
Queen released their last album with Freddie Mercury as leadsinger in 1991. The album was called Innuendo. And I played three tracks from that album. Freddie Mercury died half a year after that this album was released. It was AIDS that killed him.
The Beach Boys released their first single in 1961. It was called Surfin’. And it was made in a very simple way as one can hear compared how songs are recorded today.
Paul McCartney released two albums in 1971. First he made Ram on his own and with his wife Linda. Then he formed his new group called Wings. I played one track each from these albums. In 1991 he did an unplugged show for MTV. And there he did some old Beatles songs. Tonight he sang We can work it out. And in 2001 he released his album Driving rain. One track from that album was also played tonight.
George Harrison did his Concert for the people of Bangladesh in Madison Square Garden in New York in 1971. He gave us some songs from that concert tonight.
John Lennon made his best solo album in 1971. That was of course Imagine. Two tracks from that album was heard tonight.
Tonight’s show ended with ABBA. They released their album The Visitors in 1981. It was their last studio album. And on that album is a song which Merryl Streep sings in the movie Mama Mia. It’s called Slipping through my fingers. That became the last song for tonight.