Tonight I played many songs with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. The reason is that they released albums the years I was concentrating on.
I started with the opening track from the latest album by Ringo Starr, released last year. The song ”Liverpool 8” is a nostalgic song about his childhood and how he met John, Paul and George and got famous. I also played som tracks from his album ”Vertical man”, released in 1998.
Brian Wilson released his first album as a solo artist in 1988. That was after he had recovered from his mentally illness. He proved that he could still create and perform excellent music. His next album came out ten years later and was even better. And last year in 2008 he released his latest album. Not so good as the earlier ones. But still very good. I played tracks from all these three albums tonight.
Paul McCartney has been very busy doing many different things as an artist during the last decades. He has released albums in his own name, in disguise as The Fireman, and he has guested other artists albums. Tonight I played examples from all the named categories.
Linda McCartney died from breast cancer in 1998. The same year Paul McCartney released an album with her with tracks she had recorded during the years with Paul, but hadn’t been released before. So to honour his late wife, Paul issued this album. I played the titel track tonight, ”Wide Praire”.
George Harrison started Traveling Wilburys together with his friends Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. They released their first album in 1988. Tradically Roy Orbison died soon after that. But they made a second album two years later as a quartet. Tonight I played two songs from the album ”Volume 1”.
In 1998 a movie in the IMAX format was made on some people climbing up the Mont Everest. A soundtrack was made. And on that soundtrack they put on some nice covers of songs by George Harrison. I played the opening track from that album tonight.
Graham Gouldman is the only original member of 10cc still touring and playing the old favourites. Tonight I played two songs recorded last year in London. On one of those tracks another original member of 10cc was on, Kevin Godley.
Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc in 1976 to make albums in their own names. In 1988 they released the last album called ”Goodbye Blue Sky”. I played two tracks from that album tonight.
Yoko Ono released a box with John Lennon songs in 1998. Both songs he had released earlier, and songs that hadn’t been released before. Tonight I played two songs he gave away to other artist. The first one, ”God Save Oz” he gave to Bill Elliott, and the second one, ”I’m The Greatest” he gave to Ringo Starr.
No songs by ABBA, Queen or Creedence Clearwater Revival was played tonight. But next Sunday I will play songs by all the artist that I have in the galleri which is in my radio show called Flying.
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