Driving along to loud music this week-end - taking yet another load to the dump I asked my son who the guitarist was.
Joe – also known as Satch - was born in
in 1956. He has Italian forbears and when he was aged
14 heard of the death of Jimi Hendrix.
He told his football coach that he was giving up everything to play the
guitar. New York
Eventually he became a teacher and many of his pupils have made a name for themselves. In 1975 he moved toIn 1988 he played for Mick Jagger and has been associated with Deep Purple, Alice Cooper and Chicken foot.
to pursue a music career. Berkeley
Flying in a Blue Dream which he wrote in 1989 was inspired by the death of his father and his guitar playing in this voices his joy and anguish - once the video escapes the audience preliminaries and gets into its stride. I found it and – I have to confess him –mesmerising.
The video below If I could fly was said to have inspired Coldplay’s Viva la Vida
There was some controversy and it was settled out of court. There is a limit to what I can post – something vital is ‘too small’ but if your appetite is whetted explore You Tube.
I warned Sheila, my help, there would be loud guitar music this morning and just as she was leaving she said:
‘I’ve discovered your secret, I was expecting some
but really you are
a rock chick.’ Segovia
Can’t be badJ