Recording of a legendary concert on my birthday at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in London. The concert took place the year after Wyatt, formerly the drummer for Soft Machine, fell from a fourth-story window and became paralyzed from the waist down.
The debut album of short-lived psychedelic 60s pop group Tomorrow (originally called The In Crowd) was released in 1968; this remastered version came out in 1999. The album has recently been ‘reimagined’ by guitarist Steve Howe and is scheduled to be reissued on CD and black and violet vinyl today, with a new title, Permanent Dream, via Spirit of Unicorn Music.
William Stanley Braithwaite, born December 6, 1878, was a poet, literary critic, editor, and anthologist. “Near the End of April” appeared in Lyrics of Life and Love (1904). This reading was published on April 18, 2021.
I used to use Ran Blake as talk-over bed music a lot because his LPs were near the front of the record library close to B Control. Hah! This version of the classic American standard (lyrics by the legendary Yip Harburg) is new to me and I like it very much.
This was one of the first songs released in Club Passim's "Keep Your Distance Fest," an online celebration of acoustic music from home, organized by Club Passim to celebrate its community of musicians and to raise money for those musicians through the Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund which provided financial relief to musicians during the coronavirus crisis.