Georgie Fame has today’s almost forgotten tracks
Georgie Fame was part of the sixties British Invasion, scoring a sizable hit with this song and another called Get Away, and even, a couple of years later going to #1 with a lesser (in my mind) song inspired by the Bonnie and Clyde film…lasting stardom was not to be his however, and he’s spent much of the rest of his life playing keys and occasionally singing with Van Morrison’s band…here he is a few years ago though with Jools Holland and his Big Band performing the most memorable Yeh Yeh…
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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