Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Music Blogging: Remember Renaissance?

Thanks to YouTube I've uneartherd all sorts of hitherto forgotten gems that remind me of my youth and devotion to progressive music as 'twas called at the time. Above is a clip from Renaissance, a tremendous band formed by ex-members of the Yardbirds including Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith and Jim McCarty. Initially Keith Relf's sister Jane was on vocals but she was replaced by the wonderful Annie Haslam whose pristine voice and reputed near five octave range became the band's trademark. I saw them a couple of times in the early 70's including a gig at Shoreditch Teachers' Training College, Egham, Surrey. Those were the days, my friends...

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