Video: Short Walk along the River Glen

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EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife (Reblog)

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #407:” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band. August 15, 1970. Single: ” Going To The Country”- Steve Miller Band Record Company- Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Steve Miller and Ben Sidran Time: 2:08 B-side:” Never Kill Another Man” Album-Number 5 Grade: B Peaked at #69 6 weeks in […]

EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #407: “GOING TO THE COUNTRY”- STEVE MILLER BAND — slicethelife

Progressive Rock Favourites: Yes, ‘Survival’

Progressive rock, classic rock, art rock… whatever you want to call it, this is one of my favourite pieces from the early song catalogue of British band Yes — captured live from 1969.

This line up shows Peter Banks on guitar and vocals and Tony Kaye on keyboards, a year before they were replaced by Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, forming what some still regard as the ‘classic’ Yes lineup — there have been many changes since.

Eclectic rock might be the better word for this style of music. Yes went on to be one of the very best exponents of this genre, in my opinion.

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Memories of Prague 2019

It’s almost a year since we visited Prague in Czechia, one of our favourite cities.

I am quite sure, like virtually everywhere, it has been affected by the 2020 crises, but it remains one of the most beautiful places in Europe and the world.

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