Saturday, December 21, 2019


Gonna be Xmas now real soon - unbelievable, our summer holiday in Tuscany seems like it was only last week and yet...

... so I thought we might as well get in the mood:

Here's Slade with Merry Xmas Everybody. Released as a single in 1973.

Iconic English glam rock band from Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Formed in 1966, STILL AROUND despite a few hiccups along the way. But Don Powell (drummer), Noddy Holder (vocals, guitarist) and Dave Hill (lead guitarist) were there already back when the Saturn IB was first launched and a B-film actor by the name of Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of CA. How about THAT?

Ten years later The Pretenders released their Xmas song, 2,000 miles, as a single. It appeared on the album Learning to Crawl in 1984.

Well okay, this is actually rather an homage to James Honeyman-Scott, first lead guitarist (an co-founder) of The Pretenders, who died of a cocaine overdose the year before. But it will do.

Good night.


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