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Bye Bye Love

Bye Bye Love
Bye Bye Love

It seems like so many great musicians have passed away recently, a sadness eased in part by a then abounding celebration of their music. When I heard about the Phil Everly’s passing I thought immediately of this song, ‘Bye Bye Love’. My first memory of it is finding myself singing it on a subway in Hong Kong, en route to take me back to China (where I was living at the time). Coming from the grit and grime of Chinese streets Hong Kong seemed like paradise, a place where it was easy to be (if a lot less fascinating). When I was homesick it reminded me of home, when I left its glimmering harbour this song summed up how I felt.

I have no idea when I actually first heard it, most likely a decade before. I think – for my generation at least – so many of The Everly Brothers songs are the same; they seem to have travelled osmosis into your head and your heart. What a great legacy.

Daily Dance!

Dancing Feet

Welcome to a brand new feature, Daily Dance!

Every day I’ll post one great track at six o’clock, for you to turn up as loud as you can and shrug off the day. Old classics or new discoveries, it’s strictly happy/energy releasing music.

To start things off I’ve self indulgently chosen an old favourite, Etta James’ Something’s Got a Hold On Me. Ready? Go!