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Saturday Matinee – The Olympics, Roger Miller, The Clash, Manfred Mann, Pink Floyd & Yeoman Warden

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The Olympics were an underrated vocal group (see Walter Ward and the Challengers) and there are few live vids on the Utoobage; however, there’s a nice collection of recordings here.

Roger Miller‘s “England Swings.” I hate that song, and I hope you do, too.

The song was written by Bruce Springsteen, but those guys did it better. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was underrated here in the States as Mann was stuck with his 1964 cover of The Exciters’ “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.”

Pink Floyd is another Brit treasure who have been around longer than you think. That vid’s from 1969.

The Clash – one of the great early punk bands, influenced and encouraged by The Ramones.

We posted this previously, but it’s worth a repost. Yeoman Warden explains why the Brits were not to be messed with. If you’ve never clicked on a single vid that we’ve posted here, click on that one and pay close attention. Then you’re going to want to hunt down and pay attention to the rest of the 6 part series of awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – The Olympics, Roger Miller, The Clash, Manfred Mann, Pink Floyd & Yeoman Warden”

  1. azmrmacs Says:

    Spooky! I was in England last month and listened to this specific Yeoman Warder while visiting the Tower. Unfortunately, it was rainy and didn’t get the full tour, but a 30 minute speech in the chapel. Very inspirational and knowledgeable man, as evidenced in the video.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    azmr– The guy knows his stuff, otherwise he wouldn’t be there. His crowd control at Part 1 is pretty good, too. “People have paid good money to hear me, and they don’t want to hear you.”

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