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Day 453: Babaji, Supertramp

A final song from Supertramp as Covid Island Discs draws to a close. Another intense song from a band that for me is like an old friend – their music brings me much joy and comfort.

Day 399: You make loving fun, Fleetwood Mac

Time to end the week with this classic from Fleetwood Mac. This song of course is one of their classics from their most famous album rumours. It is kind of an oddly appropriate title given the personal shenanigans that were... View Article

Day 377: The Load Out and Stay, Jackson Browne

I really like Jackson Browne’s song “Stay” with the female vocalist doing one verse and then Jackson Browne doing the next voice in falsetto. In this live version, “Stay” is preceded by another song called “The load Out” however, in... View Article

Day 370: Cold as Ice, Foreigner

I am always surprised that even after a full year citing songs for Covid Island Discs I suddenly discover absolute classic rock tunes which I have yet to cite. The band Foreigner certainly deserves its place in Covid Island Discs... View Article

Day 231: Hard Rock Café, Carol King

This song makes me feel a little melancholy. One of my earliest trips to the UK was 1976 when my cousin Michael took me as a child to the Hard Rock café in London. My cousin was a full sixteen... View Article

Day 211: The name of the game, Abba

Another song by a band that is often considered by many as a band for the teeny boppers of the the 70s. Yet Abba wrote some very interesting songs with very interesting lyrics and here is another song from their... View Article