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The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Peter Green dies at 73

The efforts of Chris Barber, Alexis Korner and others paved the way for American blues greats to visit Britain and Peter Greenbaum, from Bethnal Green, like many others of the post war 'baby boom' generation, developed an interest in the blues. Eric Clapton left the Bluesbreakers and John Mayall offered the job to Greenbaum, or rather, Peter Green.

Replacing Clapton couldn't have been an easy gig yet, in no time, Green, along with Mick Fleetwood, founded Fleetwood Mac and the rest, as they say, is history. To some there are two Fleetwood Macs - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and Fleetwood Mac. Green achieved fame, if not fortune, quit the band he co-founded, then left the music business, for many years struggling with mental health issues as his former band mates sought, and found, fortune. 

Green resurfaced from time to time and in the nineties played his first indoor gigs in many years, the first of them at a sold-out South Shields' Cellar Club. Your correspondent was there that night and, in truth, the man was a shadow of his former self. Peter Green died today (July 25) at the age of just 73.    
Russell

3 comments :

Roly Veitch said...

Sad news. A select breed of musicians have that indefinable something that makes them very special. It's in their touch, their feel, the deep emotion they convey. You can often respond to it in hearing just a few notes. Peter Green was one of them.

Steve T said...

A one-off, he named his band after the drummer and bass player and, when the money came rolling in, he was set to spread it around when his peers changed their minds and started hoarding, and still are.
He was one of the few rock guitarists who attracted praise from their blues forebears, from BB to Joe Louis Walker though, for me, he only got his swagger on when he turned his attention to Hendrix and the Clapton of Cream, turning Fleetwood Mac into perhaps the missing link between them and Led Zeppelin.
He also played in Durham on his return tour, but I had no desire to see him a pale shadow of his former self - legend has it, it was the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia who delivered the acid that pickled his brain for the rest of his life - and I only really like three of their records, though Oh Well is absolutely one of the all-time greatest rock records ever made (Rattlesnake Shake and Green Manilishi are the others); but avoid the proto prog of the album version and head straight for the single off any compilation.

NeilC said...

Such a talent up there with Clapton, Page , Hendrix in the guitar greats so sad he had the breakdown at a time when he was gaining the richly deserved recognition afforded to the greats. He had such a clean style of playing , he had some success after that enforced break with Splinter playing smaller venues unlike the huge arenas Mac went on to play . I don't know but I imagine he preferred those intimate venues . A very sad loss

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