Chris Farlowe has today’s almost forgotten track
Chris Farlowe never made it on this side of the Atlantic, and the reason, as near as I can figure, is that he didn’t fit “the machine’s” idea of what a pop star needed to be…but his voice is one of the finest in existence at the time…he had the support of the Stones, who wrote songs for him, and he had the original hit in Britain of this song that most of us now think of as a Rod Stewart hit…in later years he was a member of both Atomic Rooster and Collosseum, and, as this video shows, he’s still in fine voice…coulda woulda shoulda…
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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