Sunday, August 27, 2006

Roy Harper

Roy Harper is known by many only because he is friend with some famous rockstars: the Pink Floyd invited him to sing in their album Wish You Were Here and the Led Zeppelin dedicated to him a song on their third LP...but unfortunately there are few who know his visionary talent, the sweet bitterness of his voice and his songs.
In the sixties he was already present at the earlier free festivals, improvising with open chords on his acoustic guitar and declaiming poetries. In the year of Orwell this great outsider of the British folk and rock scene is still able to enchant, alone with his instrument, a crowd of people that gathered in such a magical place like Stonhenge, to celebrate the summer solstice.
One Man Rock And Roll Band is taken from the album Stormcock, from 1971, while Commune can be heard on the 1974 record Valentine.
Soon we'll see a couple of clips by the Hawkwind performing at the same festival.

Roy Harper - One Man Rock And Roll Band (1984)
Roy Harper - Commune (1984)





Blogger TOR Hershman said...

Most interesting, thanks.

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TOR Hershman

8/28/2006 7:36 AM  
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8/29/2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger Denis said...

Hum... essa doeu. Que bom ver o grande 'Roy Harper'. Só você que tem essa CUltura pra tanto. Valeu.

8/30/2006 2:08 PM  
Anonymous skylark said...

I'm in Australia and I've been a huge fan of Roy Harper for the last 30 years. I've never seen video footage of him till now .. thanks so much. He came to Australia once but was deported for overstaying his visa, so I missed out on seeing him at a small venue :( I love your blogg!

9/06/2006 1:11 PM  
Blogger davidcwelker said...

just hearing about roy harper, thanks for this post.

11/06/2006 6:09 PM  

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