Samstag, 30. Oktober 2010

You think I cannot remeber the words of a song I wrote 37 years ago?

Guess what, you are fucking right....
"My daughter asks me why I have to practice the songs I wrote myself.... That's age"

Steve Harley (born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice, 27 February 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known for his work with the 1970s rock group Cockney Rebel

Harley started out playing in bars and clubs in the early 1970s. While auditioning for folk band Odin in 1971, he met violinist John Crocker, with whom he formed Cockney Rebel in late 1972. 
He had no problem to down this little pint of thin beer in one go
Cockney Rebel went on to release The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo before splitting up in 1974. However, Harley carried on with drummer Stuart Elliot, renaming the band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, with whom he had more success. From the next album, The Best Years of Our Lives, came the number one and million selling single, "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"

Harley had two more hits during the mid 1970s with "Mr Raffles" and "Here Comes the Sun" which were both Top 20 hits, but he did not have any further major successes, and in the 1980s he all but faded from the public eye, relocating to the United States

In 1999, Harley began presenting a BBC Radio programme The Sounds of the Seventies, of which the last programme aired on 27 March 2008.

In 2005, The Quality of Mercy was released under the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel name, and Harley began touring more frequently, although mainstream success remained elusive.
In February 2010, Harley, a self-confessed technophobe, attributed poor literacy rates and the moral corrosion of British society to modern technology.

Drummer Stuart Elliot is besides Harley the only original band member.
Bassist Lincoln Anderson joined the band in 1998.

Cockney Rebel's original bassist, Paul Jeffreys, was one of those who died on Pan Am Flight 103 bombed at Lockerbie in 1988. He was with his bride on their honeymoon.

one of my favorite songs

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