Roy Harper is something of an English music enigma, sure he could pick a mean guitar like his early ‘60s British folk contemporaries Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and Anne Briggs. However, a love of jazz, the beat poets, modern classical and earthy US blues and folk would always set him apart from it. Over the years he would prove to be an enduring influence on Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd whilst more recently he’s found a new audience via modern US alternative folkies Joanna Newsome and Fleet Foxes.
Throw in some deeply personal and political lyrics and you’ve got a major talent that’s always managed to operate outside the mainstream and yet somehow be a part of it…….So here at eil Towers we’d like to say “Hat’s off to Roy Harper!” by showing off our current Top 3 Roy Harper items in stock – to see the full collection click here
Back in 1989, David Bowie was trying to get back to his more experimental style, rather than the mainstream of his previous release, Let’s Dance. This particular item is an LP sleeve for the groups debut album, which has been fully signed by David Bowie & Reeves Gabrels in gold/brown […read more…]
….new EMI signings Queen played a showcase gig for their new record label at the Marquee in London….. Here’s the story from udiscover Queen have been a worldwide rock institution for so long that it’s strange to think of the day that EMI Records launched them, but that date was 43 years ago […read more…]
There’s a new online record store photo gallery – and you can contribute Dutch label Music On Vinyl launch Vinyl Stores blog. Joining Discogs’ Vinyl Hub database as a resource for curious record collectors, Music On Vinyl have unveiled their new photo blog Vinyl Stores, which will feature images and […read more…]