Back in late 2012, I was listening to a number of music related podcasts and fancied putting a show together of my own. The first thing was the name. Well, The Squire was a nom de plume I had used for a number of years before hand so that was easy. The origin of the name though is something for another time and place. The tag line of ‘the podcast that brings you the wonderful, the obscure and the just plain bizarre’ came to me rather quickly as well. What took the longest time was trying to work out what the hell would the first show contain. I eventually settled on the idea that it would contain records from the Squire Archive that were just before the time in which The Beatles became the musical behemoth they were to become. I also remember those early podcasts stating that this would be an irregular podcast because I felt that I would neither have the time or the subject matter to complete a new episode a month. Well, that went out of the window pretty quickly and there has been a new episode every month since November of 2012.
Well, that was then and this is now. So after 99 episodes, I have decided to make the 100th the last of the initial run. It seems a good place to finish. I have rediscovered some records in the archive I forgot I had, bought in new ones to complete shows and interviewed some wonderful guests. I must thank them for giving up their time to talk to me. I must also thank the people behind the scenes who have help in one way or another to bring this show to life. For the theme of this show, I will be using songs that say goodbye in one way or another as this seems like a fitting way to say farewell, adios, adieu and most probably the most fitting would be arrivederci.
Hello, Goodbye – Sparrow
Bye Bye Love – The Everly Brothers.
Goodbye – Mary Hopkins
Go & Say Goodbye – Buffalo Springfield
Goodbye Forever – The Association
I Said Goodbye To Me/One – Harry Nilsson
It’s Us Who Say Goodbye – We All Together
Goodbye – John George
Rhymes of Goodbye – Scott Walker
Goodbye – Rusty Harness
Goody Goodbye – Sandy Salisbury
Goodbye – Andwella’s Dream
Farewell – Fleetwood Mac
Last Farewell – Kula Shaker
Farewell – The Yardbirds
Farewell My Friend – Dennis Wilson
Farewell, Farewell – Fairport Convention
I Gotta Go Now – The Kinks
The End – Greenfield and Cook
Departure and Farewell – Hem
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone – The Haden Triplets
When your in the music business long enough that you feel comfortable enough to ask for a pre gig rider that specifies what colour your ashtray needs to be, this can lead to some interesting ego driven recordings. Be it that you spend too much time and money making sure all the notes are in the right place, get in a hot shot producer to paper over the cracks of substandard material or just take too many drugs for the creative process to function properly, we take a look at records that can only be described as having Jumped the Shark.
If one member of your family has found success in the music business, why not have a go yourself. Here we take a look at some of the people who have had a famous relative and have had go at making records of their own.
The Next Time You Feel Important – Freddie Lennon (Father of John Lennon)
Leaves – Murry Wilson (Father of The Beach Boys Wilson Brothers)
Deep Water (Mono Single Mix) – Grapefruit (Alexander Young, brother of Angus & Malcom from AC/DC)
Some Velvet Morning – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood (Daughter of Frank Sinatra)
Reality – Carolyn Franklin (Sister of Aretha Franklin)
Woman – Mike McGear (Brother of Paul McCartney)
The Ballad of Bruce Lee – Robert Lee (Brother of Bruce Lee)
When I’m A Man – Simon Townshend (Brother of Pete Townshend)
If You Ever Believed – Lucy Simon (Sister of Carly Simon)
Hey, St. Peter – Flash & The Pan (George Young, brother of Angus & Malcolm from AC/DC)