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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Musselwhite: "I used to see these posters in the windows of the [Chicago] blues clubs advertising Elmore James and Muddy Waters which knocked me out. I was making a note of the addresses and at night I'd go back and listen to the blues until 4-5 in the morning." - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2021)

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.

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13,530 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 948 of them this year alone and, so far, 112 this month (July 31).

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Hilton Valentine (1943 - Jan. 29, 2021)

The sad news has broken that the former guitarist with Tyneside super-group The Animals passed away yesterday (Jan. 29) aged 77.

In their  sixties heyday, The Animals were arguably the earthiest, blues orientated, band of that era. Possibly even more so than the Rolling Stones and a lot of their success lay in Valentine's guitar lines, in particular on their chart-topper House of the Rising Sun.

When The Animals split up after a disagreement over royalties (the sheet music image offers a clue), Valentine enlivened the scene with a new band, The Alligators. Although they never achieved the heady heights of his previous band they did have a huge local following.

A legend - R.I.P.
Lance

1 comment :

NeilC said...

A Really sad loss whilst Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler and Alan Price went on to make a lot of money I cant imagine Hilton did however, that does not detract from the fact he was a top class guitarist and the Alligators were a really good band .

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