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Music Was My First Love………………..

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“Music” – John Miles

Music was my first love
And it will be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past

To live without my music
Would be impossible to do
In this world of troubles
My music pulls me through

BRIDGE

Music was my first love
And it will be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past
And music of the past
And music of the past

BRIDGE

Music was my first love
And it will be my last
Music of the future
And music of the past

To live without my music
Would be impossible to do
‘Cause in this world of troubles
My music pulls me through

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John Miles (born John Errington, 23 April 1949, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, England) is an English vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, best known for his 1976 Top 3 UK hit single, “Music”.

Originally a pupil at the Jarrow School, Miles was a member of a local band called The Influence (which also included Paul Thompson, later drummer with Roxy Music; and Vic Malcolm, later lead guitarist with Geordie.) He also formed The John Miles Set before starting his solo career in 1971.

During the 1970s he issued eighteen singles and four albums, including Rebel (1976), Stranger In The City (1977), and Zaragon (1978). However, Miles had most success with singles; in addition to “Music”, he also charted with “Highfly” (1975), “Remember Yesterday” (1976), and “Slow Down” (1977). Most of his songs were co-written with his bassist, Bob Marshall. “Slow Down” was also featured in the 1979 movie Players starring Ali McGraw and Dean Paul Martin.

In 1976 and 1977, he made several appearances on the British pop TV show Supersonic.

In the 1980s, he continued to record and tour. In 1983, a new radio station in the South of England, Radio Mercury, used parts from the song “Music” for their link jingles. The song itself also received extensive airplay on the station.

Miles has toured with Tina Turner since 1987, often filling in for Bryan Adams when the latter was unavailable to join her on tour for their duet. Miles is also a frequent guest vocalist on albums by The Alan Parsons Project. He also appeared on Jimmy Page‘s 1988 album Outrider.

Throughout the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Miles was the music director to Tina Turner on her various tours, and played on several of her albums. He also played Hammond organ on Joe Cocker‘s album Night Calls (1992). Today he is still making music, which he famously refers to as his “first love”.

In 1990, Miles participated in the UK heat of A Song for Europe with the song “Where I Belong”, which came second.

In 2002, he issued the DVD John Miles – Live In Concert.

In 2007, Miles performed in Gelsenkirchen, Germany with the German band Pur and sang two songs. One of those songs, “Abenteuerland”, Miles sang with Pur in German. The concert is available on the DVD, Pur-Friends-Live-Schalke-2007.

In October 2008, Miles began touring once again with Tina Turner. Turner had an extensive American-European Tour, stretching from October 2008 to May 2009.

 

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October 22, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

Jim Reeves

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It may surprise some but I have eleven JIm Reeves songs on my iPod, still a small number within the 14,495, but one of them is one of my all time favourite songs.

“There’s A Heartache Following Me” – Jim Reeves

Sometimes they ask me if I’m really happy now I say sure I’ve never loved her anyhow
But inside I long for you and the way it used to be
I look around and there’s a heartache following me
I always say that I’m really glad you’re gone I even act like I never cared at all
But your mem’ry lingers on and I’m never really free
I look around and there’s a heartache following me
I pawned my ring and everything that tied me to the past
I say I never loved her never meant for it to last
But I know it’s just a game and the loser’s always me
I look around and there’s a heartache following me

My first encounter with this Ray Baker composed song came via the version which appeared on Pete Townshend’s first commercially available solo album “Who Came First”

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“There’s A Heartache Following Me” – Pete Townshend

James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923–July 31, 1964) was an American country and pop music singer-songwriter popular in the 1950s and 1960s who also gained a wide international following for his pioneering smooth Nashville sound. Known as Gentleman Jim, his songs continued to chart for years following his death at age 40 in a private airplane crash. He is a member of the Country Music and Texas Country Music halls of fame.

 

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October 22, 2009 Posted by | Old Music, The Who | , | Leave a comment

   

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