Plus: Barry Manilow, The Prodigy. and David Bowie
I hear what you say about the lonely having nowhere to go. I hope the monthly vinyl club that I set up helps folk out with that. We have all manner of people come along to that.
I hate to blow my own trumpet but when people tell you how much they enjoy it and that they're looking forward to the next one then it brings home the power of music to bring people together.
Excellent writing by you, as always. Thank you for doing this.
Another excellent piece! you blend the personal and the historical so seamlessly! It doesn’t hurt that you featured two of my favorite songs, “everybody hurts“ and “come undone." the parallels between the two songs actually are a lot more striking, seeing them in retrospect. I'd like to cross post this on my earworms Substack later this week if that’s cool with you.
Nice nice nice. Great piece.
Terence Trent D'arby was his birth name: he changed it to his current name in the noughties after a "spiritual awakening". Great article as always!