Rock 'n Roll Gal
Although I fear the tag - I'll do this one from Diddums because it's only *6 words which describe my life*. How about?
Rocked Rolled Ranted Reacted - Retired Relaxed ...
I was always a sucker for alliteration.....
..and talking of Rock 'n Roll - my earliest experience was under the bedclothes with Jimmy Saville - on Radio Luxembourg.
We had The Everly Bros, Roy Orbison, Rick Nelson, Brenda Lee, Conway Twitty and - of course - Elvis. I fell in love with Don Everly when I saw his photo in the NME.
A few years later I ditched Don for George Harrison.
The Beatles and the Stones introduced us to the black blues artists who inspired them. So I lusted after George, but I listened to Muddy Waters, the Marvelettes, the Isley brothers, Rufus Thomas and John Lee Hooker. These were the names engraved on my school pencil case.
The first request I had played on the radio was 'Get out my Life Woman ' by Lee Dorsey.
Stax , Atlantic and Motown were the labels and Otis, Aretha, Wilson, Martha, Marvin, Sam and Dave were the artists. The Temptations are still my greatest guilty pleasure.
So I was very interested in the remarks made by Estelle this weekend about the difficulty that black soul singers have in getting a break in UK.
OK - so Duffy is a bit better looking than Rufus Thomas - but good for Estelle - it needed saying!