London Town

Wings (also known as Paul McCartney & Wings) were a British-American rock group formed in 1971 by Paul McCartney (you know, from The Beatles), Denny Laine and Linda McCartney that remained active until 1981.

Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as success, going through three different lead guitarists and four different drummers. However, the line-up consistently included a core trio of McCartney, his wife Linda, and ex-Moody Blues guitarist and singer Denny Laine; these three were responsible for writing virtually all of the band’s songs.

London Town

Side One

London Town
Café On the Left Bank
I’m Carrying
Backwards Traveller
Cuff Link
Children Children
I’ve Had Enough

Side Two

With a Little Luck
Famous Groupies
Deliver Your Children
Name and Address
Don’t Let It Bring You Down
Morse Moose and the Grey Goose

It’s Not Unusual To Be Loved By Tom Jones

Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-1960s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, soul and gospel – and sold over 100 million records.

When I think of Tom Jones, I think of the movie Mars Attacks, or Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince. I’m sure women a bit older than me think of other things, since he is known to drive the ladies crazy (despite being married since ’57 he apparently has admitted to sleeping with up to 250 groupies a year)!! 

This Is Tom Jones

Side One

Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)
Little Green Apples
Wichita Lineman
(Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay
Dance of Love
Hey Jude

Side Two

Without You (Non C’E’ Che Lei)
That’s All Any Man Can Say
That Wonderful Sound
Only Once
I’m a Fool To Want You
Let It Be Me

Siouxsie & The Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band formed in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create “a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation”. The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as “one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era.”


Side One

Peek-A-Boo (Silver Dollar Mix)

Side Two

Peek-A-Boo (7″ Version)
False Face

Fat Bottom Girls, You Make The Rockin’ World Go ‘Round

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1971, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar, guitars, vocals), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating more diverse and innovative styles in their music.

Queen enjoyed success in the UK with their self titled debut, and its follow-up, Queen II, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera that gained the band international success. Their 1977 album, News of the World, contained two of rock’s most recognisable anthems, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”. By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, and their performance at 1985′s Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history.

In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. Since then, May and Taylor have infrequently performed together, including a collaboration with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which ended in May 2009.

The band has released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs. Estimates of their album sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million albums, making them one of the world’s best-selling music artists. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

Greatest Hits

Side One

Another One Bites the Dust
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Killer Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls
Bicycle Race
Under Pressure (By Queen and David Bowie)

Side Two

We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Somebody to Love
You’re My Best Friend
Keep Yourself Alive
Play the Game


“I Know A Place Where The Music Is Fine…”

Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.

Clark’s professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English. During the 1960s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including “Downtown”, “I Know a Place”, “My Love”, “Colour My World” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway”.

She has sold in excess of 68 million records throughout her career. She has continued to perform well into the 2000s.

So far, I’ve found found of her albums. Her style definitely reminds of the fashion models of the ’60s.

These Are My Songs


Greatest Hits Vol. I


History Lesson

History of British Rock

Various Artists

Side One

Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy
The Honeycombs – Have I the Right
Gerry & The Pacemakers – I Like It
Peter & Gordon – A World Without Love
Freddie & The Dreamers – I’m Telling You Now
The Searchers – Needles & Pins
The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake

Side Two

The Walker Bros – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine
Cliff Richard – Blue Turns to Grey
Uriah Heep – Easy Livin’
Rod Stewart – Maggie Mae
The Silkie – Hide your Love Away
Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be
The Troggs – Wild Thing

Side Three

The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over
Vanity Fare – Hitchin’ a Ride
Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
The Merseys – Sorrow
The Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster
The Mindbenders – A Groovy Kind of Love

Side Four

Donovan – Catch the Wind
The Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
Status Quo – Pictures of Matchstick Men
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas – Little Children
The Hollies – I Can’t Let Go
The Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders – Game of Love

Peter and Gordon

Peter and Gordon were a British Invasion-era duo formed by Peter Asher and Gordon Waller (d. 17 July 2009), who achieved fame in 1964 with A World Without Love, and had several subsequent hits in that era.

The Best of Peter & Gordon

Side One

A World Without Love
True Love Ways
If I Were You
To Know You Is To Love You
Don’t Pity Me

Side Two

I Go To Pieces
I Don’t Want To See You Again
Love Me Baby
If You Wish

Hey, Hey We’re The Monkees

The Monkees were an American pop rock group that released music under its original incarnation between 1966 and 1970. Assembled in Los Angeles in 1965 for the American television series The Monkees, which lasted 2 seasons from 1966-1968, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones.

I used to watch the TV show on Nick at Nite as a kid, did you? I guess that’s why these albums bring up so many memories about being five or six!

The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees

Meet The Monkees


Some British Kinks For Your Afternoon

The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group’s 32-year run.

The Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. The Kinks initially stayed within the boundaries of genres such as R&B and blues, but soon began experimenting with louder rock and hard rock sounds—due to their pioneering of the field, they have often been labelled as “the original punks”.

 Entering these albums from the Kinks, I realized I was missing the Clash album I had. These all used to be in heavy rotation when I was in high school and used my first paychecks to get my own record player and speakers.

You Really Got Me