In 1972 I bought a Viscount Organ after meeting Alan Haven. He had his Viscount organ keyboard controlling the ARP 2600 it and he were amazing. I used it on Strawbs ‘Bursting At The Seams’ album and live gigs. It can really be heard on the B side of ‘Lay Down’ originally titled “Ziggy Barlust and the Whales from Uranus’ but the record company thought it better to change the title we then suggested ‘Backside’ but they called it ‘B Side’.
The Viscount Leslie style speaker was unique in as much as the whole speaker revolved to create the slow/fast effect…
Facebook has blocked my Blue Weaver account. They say I have to supply proof that my name is actually Blue Weaver and supply a copy of passport or ID. All they have to do is Google me to find out why I am Blue Weaver. I think I now have contact with a real person, Jennifer so hopefully this absolutely stupid situation will be resolved but I ask all friends who read this to please post on Facebook the fact that this is the name that all know me by….Thank you (hopefully always) Blue...
20th October 2019
I am really looking forward to this ‘Sunday Night Live’ event at the wonderful Bloomsbury Ballroom an opulent Art Deco venue in London’s West End. We promise you some surprises and a wonderful evening and even something special in the afternoon. Keep watching this space…
Hurry get your tickets now for 20th October
August 9, 1975 – 44 Years Ago Today: The Bee Gees began a two-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with their single, “Jive Talkin’.” This was the leadoff single from their album, “Main Course,” and proved to be a comeback for the trio of brothers who hadn’t scored a Top 40 single in three years. “Main Course,” was also the first album to feature keyboardist Blue Weaver. The album was a smash hit producing three hit singles. Following “Jive Talkin’,” the group released “Nights On Broadway,” which was also a Top Ten hit peaking at No. 7 and the third single release, “Fanny (Be Tender With My Love),” peaked at No. 12. They followed this album up with “Children Of The World,” which produced the No. 1 smash hit, “You Should Be Dancing,” the No. 3 single, “Love So Right” and “Boogie Child” which peaked at No. 12. Their live album, “Here At Last…Bee Gees…Live” produced the Top 30 live recording, “Edge Of The Universe,” then, of course, the soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever,” was released, and the rest is solid gold (and Platinum) history. The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, they were the recipients of the Grammy Legend Award in 2003 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Please click the following link to view the accompanying video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALKAh_bL5g
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Terrible sound, I know it’s Pancake day but why did they have to have 2 tossers hosting the Backstage At The Brits and the male one was even called Lemon?
The only good thing was the MPG Producer of the year now automatically wins a BRIT but do they show that on the broadcast? maybe I blinked!
What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening.The sessions alternate between Sontag and the Village. Playing with great musicians and learning lots of things, like improvisation and stuff that I could never do onstage and never really had the time to learn. Love my little Hammond SK2 and Leslie 2101, both sound great.