Sunday, September 18, 2011

Six Degrees of Separation: James Booker to Rod Stewart

1. Legendary New Orleans pianist James Booker performs at a live show in West Germany sometime in 1976, around the time his Joe Boyd-produced debut album Junco Partner is released.

2. Three years earlier, Booker plays piano on the Randy Newman penned "Have You Seen My Baby" aka "Hold On" on Ringo Starr's 1973 album, Ringo The guitar player is Marc Bolan of T. Rex.

3. One year earlier, T. Rex scores its fourth and final #1 UK hit with "Metal Guru". Backing vocals are provided by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan ( Flo & Eddie), formerly of The Turtles.

4.In 1969 The Turtles record "Love in the City" as a single for their album Turtle Soup , produced by Ray Davies of The Kinks.

5. In 1971 The Kinks contribute "All God's Children" to the soundtrack for Percy.Among the stars of the film: Britt Eckland.

6. We're back in 1976. Britt Eckland provides sensual whispers and appears in the video of  US #1  hit "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" with then-flame Rod Stewart.


  1. Excellent choice of format (the link between the songs)! Thank you,


  2. Thank you! I take all my pay in complements. And yours makes me feel like a wealthy man