Music Box 17/07/2021

 Roger Charles was a member of 60s British pop bands The Emeralds and Wishful Thinking, before going solo. This is Watching The Boat, the B-side to his first of two singles, Pachelbel (Pye 7" 1973).

Our yé-yé artist this week is France's pop princess herself, Françoise Hardy, and Je T'Aime, from her fourth studio LP Françoise Hardy (aka L'Amitié Vogue 1965). The album was recorded in London, indeed this song was written by Mick Jones, which would explain the British billboards. Next week, we'll conclude our journey through the yé-yé scene with a brace from this charming lady.

The Hollies were Parlophone's biggest selling act of the 60s, second only to The Beatles. This is the excellent I Can't Let Go (Parlophone 7" 1967).

Next up, some 80s post-punk art-rock with the pulsating I Travel (Arista 7"/12" 1980) by Simple Minds, from their third album Empires and Dance (Arista 1980).

Lastly, something from this year. Cassandra Jenkins (website is an American musician, singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York, who released 2021's Album of the Year so far with her second album An Overview On Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing! 2021). Here are the official videos for  Michelangelo, and Hard Drive. Buy here. Until next week ...