The music festivals such as Glastonbury will not be laid on this year with thousands of fans putting their glamping (and less than glam) weekends on hold until next year.
Whilst not the same as sitting in the rain and mud, amongst thousands of other fans listening to the headliners, over the next three months, every two weeks, we will be staging a summer music festival of our own.
William Price King has been writing the music column for the last six years, showcasing wonderful musicians and singers of the last 75 years and I will be playing music from those series.
I will be also sharing tracks from my favourite music from the last 50 years across the rock and roll, country and pop charts.
We hope you will enjoy the music…
The first track today is from the first series of music columns in 2014 from the wonderful Nat King Cole.
With success knocking at his door, Nat King Cole decided to widen his base and ultimately his popularity by doing pop-oriented songs for mainstream audiences. This was highlighted by his introducing a string orchestra into his recordings. With his luscious baritone voice he turned out hit after hit, cementing his iconic stature with “The Christmas Song,” which he recorded four times; as a pure trio, with an added string section (twice), and for a double album – The Nat King Cole Story. His hits are legion: Route 66, Nature Boy, Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, to name a few. Here is the wonderful “Unforgettable” uploaded by LFYBzone
I am a huge fan of Billy Joel and it was tough to choose just one of his songs to share with you but I hope you enjoy this track..
She’s Always a Woman is a song from Billy Joel’s 1977 album The Stranger. It is a love song about a modern woman whom the singer has fallen totally in love with to the extent of falling for her endearing quirks as well as her flaws. The single peaked at No. 17 in the U.S. in 1977, and at No. 53 in the UK in 1986, when it was released as a double A-side with “Just the Way You Are”. It re-entered the UK chart in 2010, reaching No. 29. Uploaded by Billy Joel
Thanks for tuning in this week.. William is on his summer break but will be back with a new series in September.. in the meantime we hope you will enjoy the summer of music.