Good songs don’t always have to be in English.

Most of the songs we hear on the radio are in the English language, be it by native English speaking singers or by nothers. However there are so many songs which are not in English.

Here are just some examples

Happy Birthday George Harrison

George Harrison -25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001- was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called “the quiet Beatle”

Inspired by the likes of Django Reinhardt; Carl Perkins and Chet Atkins.

This is jst some of his music together with the Quarry Men,the Beatles, the Traveling Wilburys and solo.

Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain

I could say so much about Kurt Cobain but today I want to celebrate his birthday with his music.

He was a troubled soul, often referred to as the founder of the grunge music, which is not true because it was actually another Seattle band called Green River who pioneered the grunge sound. Kurt Cobain and many other of the so called ‘grunge’ scene did not like that label.

But as I said I want to celebrate his birthday, February 20,1967, with his music. Starting off with a picture of him playing drums in a high school band, it must be so caool for the other peole in the picture to be able to say they played with Kirt Cobain.

Bill Haley-July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981

Today marks the 40th aniverasry of Bill Haley’s death. Bill Haley was one of the pioneers of Rock N Roll and I felt he deserved a tribute on his annversary.

It will not be on the same scale as the tribute he received in 2006 , on the 25th anniversary , where the International Astronomical Union announced the naming of asteroid 79896 Billhaley to mark the 25th anniversary of Bill Haley’s death. This tribute is more to celebrate his music.

Many people believe that ‘Rock Around the Clock’ was Bill Haley;s first record, which he recorded with the band’ the Comets’.. However before he became a Rock N Roll star he was a Country and Western singer. His first released single was a cover version of Hank Williams’s “Too Many Parties, Too Many Pals” Bill Haley released the song with his band ‘The Four Aces Of Swing’

Probably Bill Haley’s most famous songs.

Finishing up with a song by Gina Haley, Bill’s youngest child who followed in her Dad’s footsteps.

Guitar Music

I figured whilst most of the planet is in some sort of Covid Lockdown or restriction, rtaher then only reading heavy historical blogs(which still is very important) I thought it to be nice to lighten the load a bit with some nice guitar music, Justs a random choice of great guitarists from across the globe

Harry Sacksioni – Thee Bij Tante Josephine

Yngwie Malmsteen trilogy suite op 5

Hans Theessink – St. James Infirmary

Paco de Lucia – Entre dos aguas

Dick Dale & The Del Tones “Misirlou

Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Chitlins Con Carne”

Anton Karas The Third Man

Van Halen – Van Halen II – Spanish Fly

Fab February

I am just doing something different today. There is already so much negativity and uncertainty around in the world, I think it is time for some positivity.

No mention of viruses elections, economical woes etc. just some nice relaxing and feel good music to make February fabulous. Lets just baptize this month as Fab February.

Staring off with a slightly sad song but yet very relaxing.

Buckshot LeFonque – Another Day

Right Said Fred – Deeply Dippy

Diesel – Sausalito Summernight

Centerfold – Radar Love

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

Sandra-Mae Lux – Moment In The Sun

Rick James – Super Freak

Enjoy

Happy Birthday Phil Collins

Hard to believe it is Phil Collins’s 70th birthday today.English drummer, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the drummer/singer of the rock band Genesis and for his solo career. Between 1982 and 1990, Collins scored three UK and seven US number-one singles in his solo career.

Hare are just some of my favourite Phil Collins songs.

With Genesis

Solo

Happy 80th Birthday Neil Diamond

Born on January 24 1941,in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jewish family descended from Russian and Polish immigrants. 16 year later he received his 1st guitar on his 16th birthday.

He became one of the biggest selling artists, about 100 million album sales.

These are 4 of my favourite Neil Diamond songs