7-Inch History – THE ADVERTS 1977

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

25 September 2022

Band: THE ADVERTS
Who: 4 punks from London, with
pin-up punkette Gaye Advert on bass
Active: 1976-1979 / 2 studio LPs

Single: GARY GILMORE’S EYES
Released in 1977. Peaked at #18 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was written from the point of view of a person who got an
eye transplant and discovers that he has the eyes of an American
criminal named Gary Gilmore, who got the death penalty for two
murders. Gilmore wanted his eyes be donated to science after his
execution as “they’d probably be the only body part usable”.

Look out…

THE ADVERTS: History

7-Inch History – SMALL FACES No 1 In The UK This Day 1966

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

15 September 2022

Band: SMALL FACES
Who: R & B beat group from London
Kenney Jones- Ronnie Lane – Steve Marriott – Ian McLagan
Active: 1965–1969, 1975–1978 / 5 studio LPs

Single: ALL OR NOTHING
B-side: Understanding

According to Kay Marriott, Steve‘s mother, Steve wrote this song about his split
with ex-fiancée Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told
her he wrote the song for her as a result of her split with Rod Stewart.

Score: #1 on the UK Singles Chart this day in 1966

All or nothing for
the money in the cold…

SMALL FACES: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – THEM (Van Morrison) 1965

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

13 September 2022

Band: THEM
Who: North Irish Belfast band build around
legendary singer-songwriter and grumpy bear Van Morrison
Active: 1964-1972 / 3 LPs with Van Morrison (who left the band
after only 2 years)

Single: HERE COMES THE NIGHT
Third 7″, released in 1965.
#2 on the UK singles chart.

Remarkable thing on the sleeve: Morrison is laughing. Very rare!

The young Belfast Cowboy at his bluesy best.

THEM: Bio – Discography

7-Inch History – EDWIN STARR With ‘WAR’ – No 1 In The USA This Day In 1970

7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

29 August 2022

American singer/songwriter EDWIN STARR (born Charles Edwin Hatcher died in 2003, only 61) had his biggest hit with WAR. An anti-Vietnam song written by Motown artists Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

It topped the US Singles chart 51 years ago today, on 29 August 1970.

What did the world leaders learn 51 years
after Starr‘s warning? Absolutely nothing!
Fuck Putin and all war-greedy idiots.

EDWIN STARR: Bio – Discography