Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday tunes: "I hope some screwball starts a fight"

Long John Baldry singing "I'm Ready" in 2004.

Fun fact to know 'n' trade: When singer/songwriter Reginald Dwight invented his stage name, Elton John, the "John" was borrowed from his old friend Baldry, who'd spent much of the 1960s performing in the same little beer halls all around England. (Elton produced Side 2 of Baldry's 1971 album "It Ain't Easy"--my favorite Baldry album, though not everyone's. Rod Stewart produced Side 1.)

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