HAPPY 75 To The Living Country And Rock Legend NEIL YOUNG!

12 November 2020

NEIL PERCIVAL YOUNG was born on 12 November 1945 in Toronto, Canada.

Happy 75 to a living legend with the rock ‘n’ roll heart of a young gunslinger.
He released about a thousand albums since 1963. He worked solo, he regularly
recorded with his electrifying pals Crazy Horse and played a couple of years,
a long time ago, with three other memorable voices, Crosby Stills & Nash
and with Buffalo Springfield.

And he’s not finished yet. His Archives seem to be inexhaustible. And if it wasn’t
for the nasty pandemic, he was definitely on a stage somewhere on the planet.

And of course, here at Turn Up The Volume‘s home, it’s also a Neil Young Day.
With three of my favorite albums: Tonight’s The Night (1975), On The Beach (1974)
and Sleeps With Angels (1994)…

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NEIL YOUNG: Bio – Discography

Happy 60 To BOB MOULD

16 October 2020


(photo FB artist – album Beauty)

Robert Arthur Mould was born 60 years ago today in a village
called Malone in the state of New York. Happy birthday!

He was co-founder of hardcore noise trio Hüsker Dü
that produced six albums between 1983 and 1987.

After the group split up Mould launched a successful solo career.
His brand new LP Blue Hearts is one of his best works.

Bob Mould: “My father, who had a terrible temper and could be really abusive, also brought music to me. He would buy old jukebox singles, for a penny a piece. Those records were my toys. I played them day and night. They meant the world to me, and are sitting on the shelf four feet away from me right now. They remain my main inspiration. I was this broken little kid, and music was the only thing that could drown out all the chaos I grew up around. I still believe music can change the world – I watched the Beatles do it.”

Full Bob Mould interview with The Guardian right here.

To celebrate here’s
Blue Hearts

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BOB MOULD: Facebook

Hüsker Dü (photo by Guzman via FB Hüsker Dü)

Happy 75 To BRYAN FERRY

26 September 2020

The frontman, singer/songwriter and full-time playboy BRYAN FERRY of brilliant art/glam rockers Roxy Music (formed in 1970) celebrates his 75th birthday today. He was born on 26 September 1945 in Washington, County Durham, England.

Together with Brian Eno, he was Roxy‘s famous face. Also a smart dressed Casanova and dandy who had some much-publicized relationships with gorgeous models (like Jerry Hall), glamorous actresses, and jet-set pinups. He disbanded Roxy Music in 1982 and – started (already when he was still a member, in 1976) a very successful solo career.

To celebrate the star’s 75th birthday Turn Up The Volume‘s three timeless classics

– LOVE IS THE DRUG –


– DO THE STRAND –

– LET’S STICK TOGETHER –
(A Wilbert Harrison cover. The video
featured his tiger Jerry Hall)

BRYAN FERRY: Facebook
ROXY MUSIC: Roxy Music

JOHN MCGEOCH – 28 May 1955 / 5 March 2004

Scotsman JOHN MCGEOCH was one of the most creative, charismatic and much-in-demand guitarists of the new wave era. He played with, amongst others, Howard Devoto’s Magazine, John Lydon’s PiL and Suzy’s Siouxise And The Banshees. In 1996 he was listed by Mojo Magazine in their ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time‘. Signature characteristics of his playing style included an inventive arpeggios, string harmonics, the uses of flanger and an occasional disregard for conventional scales. He passed away, only 49, in 2004. R.I.P.

McGeoch was born on 28 May 1955. He would have turned 65 today.
To remember this extremely talented musician here are three clips…

With PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – 1988

With MAGAZINE – 1979

With SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – 1981

Happy 65 PETE SHELLEY

18 April 2020

PETE SHELLEY, the late great punk legend and frontman of Buzzocks would have been
65 today. He was born, named Peter Campbell McNeish, on 17 April 1955. Unfortunately, he left us on 6 December 2018. A brilliant singer-songwriter and musician whose solo work isn’t praised as much as it deserves. Shelley made four solos albums between 1979 and 1986 (Sky Yen / Homosapien / XL-1 / Heaven And The Sea) and one album called Buzzkunst,
in 2002, with his one-time Buzzcock pal Howard Devoto.

To celebrate his 65th birthday I picked three standout solo tracks. Here we go…

– TELEPHONE OPERATOR –
(From XL-1, 1986)

– HOMOSAPIEN –
(From Homosapien, 1981 )

– WAITING FOR LOVE –
(From Heaven And The Sea – 1986)

Happy 65 To ANGUS YOUNG – The Schoolboy Hero Of Hard Rock Legends AC/DC…

31 March 2020

Today 65 years ago, on 31 March 1955, ANGUS McKINNON YOUNG was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1963 he moved with his family to Australia. After playing in
a couple of small bands, he formed, with his brother AC/DC in 1973 and he became
world-famous for his schoolboy-uniform outfit – which he still wears at gigs – and his
own version of Chuck Berry’s duck walk while playing firework riffs. To celebrate the
hard rock hero’s birthday I picked three AC/DC classics, live versions of course.

Here we go, bang your head…

– HIGHWAY TO HELL –

– THUNDERSTRUCK –

– WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE –

AC/DC: Facebook