The hugely influential, and, if anything, also hugely underrated Kinks, featuring the brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The great Joan Jett, First Lady of rock.
A Sheffield lad, Pulp’s Jarvis Branson Cocker remains a titan and figurehead of the British music world. The “Erotic Coathanger”‘s quirky, enigmatic ways make him a source of immense curiosity to millions. Then, there are his hands, the antics of which are unprecedented in the annals of such things.
The angry, but smartly suited, young men of The Jam, featuring vocalist and “Modfather Paul Weller, combined briskly tempoed rock with Motown R&B to exceptional effect. Weller went on to further fine doings with The Style Council before launching a solo career.
These gents are titans of prog, rock, prog-rock…and then there’s the mind-boggling talents and idiosyncrasies of Mr. Ian Anderson.
Thaumaturge, wizard, vocalist/performer/showman supreme. Mr. Ian Anderson.
Note: Revised 7/31/2019.
And sneaking in at the last moment……..1977, Golders Green Hippodrome.