OPINIONS / MUSIC

Whatever happened to the classic 60s and 70s rock group Three Dog Night?

Bob Smith says … What a cool band name. Three Dog Night whose name hopefully needs no explanation to most of you, formed in 1967 with the primary lineup being Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Michael Allsup and Floyd Sneed soon rounded out the group and they were set. […]

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BACH: The viability of his music played on OTHER instruments

Goodness where do you start! Loved the banjo BTW (I just bought a five string banjo and am enjoying it immensely though playing bluegrass and pete seger on it not Bach. Wonder if the tablature is available? Anyway: Anthony Lawrence King’s ‘Secrets of the semitones’ perhaps the finest performance I can think of of the […]

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What is a band that had a brilliant first album and a shockingly bad second album?

Timm Davison, studied Media Communication at University of Washington (2017)Answered Dec 24 In the past, lots of bands had what could be considered ‘bad’ second albums – and this was due as much to the way bands got signed, and what was expected of them in the ‘old’ (pre-internet) recording industry. In the ‘old’ system, […]

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Which people left a musical band/group before the band got famous?

Al I. Husain writes ….. This is an interesting question as my interpretation of the answer is people who intentionally left and/or voluntarily left rather being dismissed or succumbing to illness or death, which is also leaving I suppose, but not necessarily by someone’s own volition. I’m also trying to apply some measures around the […]

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JAZZ: What would you include in your version of its history?

In a seven-part series, Guardian and Observer writers are trying to tell the history of modern music. Rounding everything off, today they pick out 50 key moments in the story of jazz – but what did they miss? Drug busts, razor-sharp tailoring and breathtaking musicianship: yes, it’s the turn of jazz, completing our seven-part history […]

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