“Rocket Man”, gnomes and kids on Mars

As I wrote about in a recent post, the music of 1972 seems to be appearing with regularity in my life lately. I was at my local health food store last week and Elton John’s “Rocket Man” (from his 1972 Honkey Chateau album) was playing on the in-store sound system.  As I walked through the…

Sunday Brunch: March 2, 2014

New Music Every Sunday. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger- “Moth To a Flame” (from Midnight Sun, 2014) Sean Lennon and his girlfriend release new song that’s very influenced by pre-Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd.  Seems Sean’s also stepping back in time visually, as he’s looking very circa-1970 John Lennon-ish. I like…

Lesley Duncan

So, who was Lesley Duncan? Recording singles for a variety of record labels throughout the 1960’s and doing backing vocals on recordings by the likes of Dusty Springfield, Tim Hardin, and Donovan, she eventually crossed paths with Elton John. So enamored of her song “Love Song” was he that he recorded it on his third…

Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine (PBS), originally from Melbourne, FL, was active between 1967 and 1971 when Tom Rapp (the “main Pearl”) started recording under his own name…and sometimes under the PBS name, and sometimes both. It’s a little confusing, but it doesn’t really matter since Rapp was the main songwriter, singer and driving force behind the…