Connections 44 – Feb 2022

January’s Connections finished with ‘On and On’ by Stephen Bishop from his debut album Careless (1976). John Jarvis played keyboards on the LP so we followed John to…

‘Sacrifice’ (2018) written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin and performed here by Don Henley and Vince Gill from the album Restoration: A Nashville Tribute To The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin. The drummer on the track was Greg Morrow so we followed Greg to…

‘Walk In My Shadow’ (2021), a version of a Free song, as done by Joe Bonamassa from his Now Serving: Royal Tea Live From The Ryman record. We then traced Joe as guest guitarist and Keeping The Blues Alive record company executive to…

‘Take It Back (2021) by Dion from his Stomping Ground album. Peter Frampton is also a guest guitarist on the album so we linked Peter to…

‘Show Me The Way’ (1976) from his classic Frampton Comes Alive double live album. John Siomos played drums on the record so we followed John to…

‘Hello It’s Me’ (1972) by Todd Rundgren from the Something/Anything double album. Trombonist Barry Rogers was part of the brass section (with the Brecker Brothers) on that tune so we moved Barry on to…

‘We Are Family’ (1979) by Sister Sledge from the third LP We Are Family written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rogers from Chic. We followed Bernard as songwriter for the last song in this episode…

‘Rapper’s Delight’ (1979) as recorded by The Sugarhill Gang using the Chic song ‘Good Times’ as a platofrm for the performers.

Someone involved in the making of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ will be linked to the opening song of Connections 45 in March.

More content relating to Connections 44 will be added to the Facebook page ‘Connections Show:Paul McKendrick’.

A ‘sub-plot’ thread permiated Conncetions 44 regarding The Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the USA in 1964 which changed the direction of popular music.

Many thanks to you for your great support with this project.

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