Margo Guryan is an American songwriter, singer, musician and lyricist. As a songwriter, her work was first recorded in 1958, although it was for her 1960s song "Sunday Mornin'", a hit for both Spanky and Our Gang and Oliver, that she is perhaps best known. Her songs have also been recorded by Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell and Astrud Gilberto, among others.
Words and Music by Margo Guryan
It’s alright now
We talked the whole thing over
We understand each other
And we won’t be seen together anymore
It’s alright now
Be careful not to touch me
Don’t tell me what you’re thinkin’
And don’t ask me what I feel
Ev’rything will be okay tomorrow
When love is gone
No one seems to love forever
Why should ours go on
It’s alright now
It’s time that we were leaving
I’ve other things to think of
And you shouldn’t see me cryin’ anyhow
And anyhow it’s alright now
© 1971 (renewed) Dartmoor Music
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On New Year’s Eve 1967, French TV broadcast a special colour programme devoted to B.B. – ‘Le Bardot Show’. Years before its time, it effectively consisted of a collection of video-clips, which made an incredible impression on the French public. Of the dozen songs she sang, nearly half were specially commissioned. At the time of Bardot’s television special she and Serge Gainsbourg, the notorious French singer, were lovers and he wrote many songs especially for her. On the Le Bardot Show, the stream of Gainsbourg classics inspired by his new love (or demanded by her producers) were performed by the pair in front of outlandish sets of the cod-psychedelic variety that you only ever saw on 1960s TV shows.
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Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released in Canada 1980 by Stony Plain Recording Co. and in the USA by Red Lightnin’ Records. The album documents Hendrix’s jam session (which he recorded himself on his portable reel to reel machine that he had brought with him) at The Scene club, 301 West 46th Street, New York City in March 1968, with guest vocals from Jim Morrison (that consist almost entirely of drunkenly shouted obscenities). Other musicians on the recordings are unknown, though it is possible that the bassist is Randy Hobbs and the drummer is Randy Zehringer, members of The Scene’s house band at the time. It has been rumored that Noel Redding and Johnny Winter also appear. Winter himself has denied that he took part in the jam, saying he never met Jim Morrison, although at times during the recording a second lead guitar (at a lower volume than Hendrix’s) can be heard playing in an electric blues style. The LP release is interesting for its strange depiction of Hendrix on the cover (an illustration by artist George Snow).
George Harrison wrote the song as a tribute to his friend Eric Clapton’s chocolate addiction, and indeed he derived the title and many of the lyrics from a box of Mackintosh’s Good News chocolates. Supposedly all of the confectionery names used in the song are authentic, except cherry cream and coconut fudge. The chorus (“But you’ll have to have them all pulled out after the savoy truffle”) is a reference to the deterioration of one’s teeth after eating too many sweets. The line “We all know Ob-la-di-bla-da” refers to the song “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” which appears earlier on the album, but with the “sinister” overtone (as Everett put it) that “life may not go on” as the latter song insists. It is one of four songs by the Beatles which makes specific reference to other songs recorded by the group (the others being “All You Need Is Love” which refers to “She Loves You”; “I Am the Walrus” which refers to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”; and “Glass Onion” which refers to multiple songs).
The rock journalist Lester Bangs wrote in 1979 that the song “is the album’s whirlpool. Possibly one of the most compassionate pieces of music ever made, it asks us, no, arranges that we see the plight of what I’ll be brutal and call a lovelorn drag queen with such intense empathy that when the singer hurts him, we do too.” Bangs also remarks that “Morrison has said in at least one interview that the song has nothing to do with any kind of transvestite – at least as far as he knows, he is quick to add – but that’s bullshit.”
The legendary and indispensable 1968 psych-rock classic. The work of a guitar master so admired that he was auditioned by the Rolling Stones in 1975.
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In early 1968, media coverage in the aftermath of the Tet Offensive spurred increased protests in opposition to the Vietnam War, especially among university students. The protests were most prevalent in the US, but on 17 March several thousand demonstrators marched to the American embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square and violently clashed with police. Major protests concerning other political issues made international news, such as the March 1968 protests in Poland against their communist government, and the campus uprisings of May 1968 in France.