May 05, 2013

Jon English: Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress...And A Bonus Track From "Laid" - "Maybe I'm Amazed"


This solo gem by Jon English from the studio album "Laid", was recorded in 1972.

It’s probably my favourite of all the tracks although I think this entire vintage Australian rock album is excellent!

More information here.
The group, Duck, comprised of:

Larry Duryea (percussion)
Jon English (vocals)
Bobby Gebert (piano)
Bobbi Marchini (vocals)
Danny Robinson (vocals)
John Robinson (guitar)
Russell Smith (guitar)
Teddy Toi (bass)
Steve Webb (drums)

The song was written by by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, and Roger Greenaway and was first performed by the British pop group The Hollies

There is also a very good version by Raul Malo which was recorded or performed much later, and has a distinct country flavour as Raul Malo is (again) part of the group, The Mavericks.

I have a few rare tracks by Jon English on this blog and they can be found by using the Blogger search function: top left.



Bonus: Jon English  sings "Maybe I'm Amazed" from the same album.

"Maybe I'm Amazed" is a song written by Paul McCartney.

It was first released in April 1970. He wrote it before the Beatles split, and also as a dedication to his then wife, Linda.

Another solo by Jon English from “Laid” – Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up – is here.

Duet “Anyway That You Want Me” by Jon English and Bobbi Marchini from “Laid” can be watched here.


 Some stills from an interview Jon did.

Other songs by Jon English on this blog - a summary:

Jon English Sings "Waterloo".
Jon English Sings "Behind Blue Eyes".
Countdown Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary: Prince Charles Recreates The Interview With Molly Meldrum

♥♥Remembering Jon English♥♥
Many thanks to Garry for this picture.Click to enlarge.

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