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Guitar porn…

 

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Four grand’s worth…a new guitar made to look like a very old one, probably most famous for being played by James Burton in Elvis’ band…I think Emmylou Harris has James ’68 Paisley Telecaster.

But if you stick in and practice, you could get here:

Davey Johnstone Elton John Edinburgh
The great Davey Johnstone (from Carrick Knowe) playing with Elton John at Meadowbank on 25 June.
Music

Elton Drake with Fotheringay

Reading Mick Houghton’s Sandy Denny book reminded me of this;

In 1970, Elton John and Linda Peters (who would become Linda Thompson) made an album of demos of songs by writers signed to Warlock Music, the publishing arm of Joe Boyd’s Witchseason label. There were songs by John Martyn, Beverley Martyn, Mike Heron and four by Nick Drake, the idea being that the songs might be covered by other artists if heard in a more pop-oriented vein. The Sandy Denny connection is that the band on the demos was Fotheringay’s Jerry Donahue, Jerry Conway and bass-player Pat Donaldson (who is still making great records like the first Staves album…) The three recently toured in support of the Fotheringay Nothing More collection.
Here’s one of the four videos from that box set.