I like to read a lot about the music industry in the 60’s and 70’s, and so I stumbled upon a book by Joe Boyd called ‘White Bicycles – Making music in the 1960s’. Boyd was an American music producer known for starting the famous psychedelic underground club UFO in London and he produced records by Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Nick Drake, and so on. The guy has a story to tell! Thanks to his book, I’ve discovered a lot of bands I hadn’t heard of before. Here are the ones that triggered me into listening to more of their work:

Normally I’m not very fond of female singers, or too folksy stuff, but these two sound just perfect together!

Yup, Jeff’s dad. I’ve heard his name before, but never cared to look up his music. I sure did miss out on some goodness! They were both just as talented, that’s for sure! (Already bought their biography, very curious.)

To me this feels like the Stones meet the Animals. Good voice, good rock ‘n’ roll.

Mm yes, them sweet blues…

I’m always happy as a camper when I’ve discovered some new old band, so I hope you’ve heard something new here too!



  1. Mieke · July 4, 2017

    Damn good discoveries, Eva!


  2. Bart · July 4, 2017

    Dank je voor me ook ontdekkingen te laten doen. Mimi Farina is de zus van Joan Baez, Jeff Buckley en zijn vader, de heerlijke blues van Taj Mahal. Geweldig hoe je je verdiept in de muziekgeschiedenis van de sixties-seventies.


  3. DawnSeeker · July 5, 2017

    Great music! I was in high school in the late 60s and I never heard Richard and Mimi Farina — fantastic :)) Here are a few more for your consideration:

    Love — My Love she comes in Colors
    It’s a Beautiful Day — White Bird, Girl with no Eyes
    Left Banke — Pretty Ballerina
    The Doors — Light my Fire

    It was an AMAZING time to be a kid, and a music lover! I went to sleep with a transistor radio to my ear — grew up in Malibu and West LA. My Dad was firm industry studio musician . . . Music surrounded our lives !!!

    You will also enjoy this, as I did. The guy had a song called UFO, and he disappeared in the 70s . . .

    One more: This one’s a contemporary throw-back to the old musical days (she happens to be my daughter :)) She’s awesome !!! EllaHarp, Dirty Money ( or on youtube :))

    Thanks for inspiring a great musical listening night :)) Dawn

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    • Eva · July 5, 2017

      Haha thanks for the story, I think Boyd might have mentioned something about the whole alien thing going on then, I know I’ve read about this before…

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  4. Vinyl Connection · July 25

    ‘White Bicycles’ is a terrific memoir, isn’t it? One of the most entertaining.
    Rather cool for you to discover the father via the son. Hope you enjoy exploring Tim. He’s an artist where working in chronological order is not a bad plan, as the albums change style and tone so much. Happy listening!


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