Friday, November 23

Saturday Song - Robert Palmer

Another one who died way too soon.

I saw him at Great Woods in the 80's. And performing live, he was in love with the music and there for the audience alone. There was not a single false moment, nothing there just for the music critics. Here he is in 1986, which explains why the bass is rocking and the band is dressed in silly clothes:


  1. I own three pointy basses just like that, and they do indeed rock like the '80's...But the cardinal faux pas of wearing one's boots over one's trousers was never committed by myself.



  2. The son of a British serviceman stationed in Malta, Palmer moved with his family to Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1959. Influenced as a child by blues, soul, and jazz music on American Forces Radio, Robert Palmer joined his first band, The Mandrakes, at the age of 15 while still at Scarborough Boy's High School.

    Robert Allen Palmer (9 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was an English singer-songwriter. He was known for his soulful voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop and blues.


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