Reblog: Three things we can learn from Sir George Martin (1926-2016)

Legendary producer of The Beatles, Sir George Martin, passed away on this day, five years ago. The following day, I wrote this article on a now-defunct page. Reposting here to mark this sad anniversary: Sir George Martin, most famous for acting as the producer of all but one of The Beatles’ albums, passed away yesterday,Continue reading “Reblog: Three things we can learn from Sir George Martin (1926-2016)”

In praise of The Animals

I recently read about the passing of Hilton Valentine, the original guitarist for The Animals, who has died, aged 77. Valentine’s simple arpeggiated riff in the band’s version of the traditional tune House of the Rising Sun remains one of the most recognisable guitar parts in the history of rock’n’roll. Valentine’s passing caused me toContinue reading “In praise of The Animals”

Making of ‘Last One Get The Lights’ by the Nick Gladdish Band (part one)

You may remember that I spent a few days in the studio with the Nick Gladdish Band late last year. If not, you can read about it here. We’ve been releasing singles from the newly finished and mastered record, Last One Get The Lights, which you can see & hear on my media page, andContinue reading “Making of ‘Last One Get The Lights’ by the Nick Gladdish Band (part one)”