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Wholly Holy – Tony Visconti & BP Fallon & Woody Woodmansey. Photography by Gaz

At The Olympia Theatre in Dublin last night, Holy Holy played. Who? BP Fallon introduced them on stage and this explains it.

BP’s intro speech

“Tony Visconti… the great Tony Visconti… you know he produced Thin Lizzy too… my friend Tony Visconti.

“We met in 1967, in London. Denny Cordell the record producer, the brilliant Denny Cordell, he was producing The Move and Joe Cocker at Olympic Studios. And with Denny was this guy working as the engineer, this guy who’d come over from America – Tony Visconti.

“Fast forward a little bit – I was in Denny’s office and he said ‘Hey, would you like to hear this group that Tony’s going to be producing? Personally, I think they’re dreadful’. So down this little corridor and into this little room and there’s Tony and these two guys playing and sitting on the floor – Steve Peregrin Took… and Marc Bolan – Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“So… I end up working with Tyrannosaurus Rex – T.Rex – I was the mental guru, Purple Browed Beep, and Tony Visconti was their record producer.

“And at the same time Tony was producing this One Hit Wonder – he’d had a hit with ‘Space Oddity’ – David Bowie. Tony was in David Bowie’s group Hype and then they made this album ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, Tony producing and playing on it. It didn’t sell many copies but without it there would have been no Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.

“So tonight – with Woody Woodmansey who was the drummer on ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ and then a Spider in The Spiders From Mars, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ live by Tony Visconti and Woody and friends in this special band that they’ve put together – ladies and gentlemen! – HOLY HOLY!”

And the gig was a gas – ‘TMWSTW’ from beginning to end plus many more magical Bowie songs a go-go, with Glenn Gregory handling the DB vocals and the punters going totally bonkers. Yup.

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Holy Holy – Tony Visconti (bottom left) & Woody Woodmansey (bottom right) play David Bowie’s 1970 ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ album

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Hyperman aka Tony Visconti & David Bowie in their group Hype – The Roundhouse, London 1970

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Tony Visconti gives it some bass. Photography by BP Fallon

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“Thank you for being such an incredible audience!”. Woody Woodmansey & Tony Visconti. Photography by BP Fallon

Dedicated with love & respect to the memories of
Mick Ronson & Trevor Bolder – Spiders From Mars & beyond.
Mick: May 26th 1946 – 29 April 29th 1993
Trevor: June 9th 1950 – May 21st 2013
God bless you, gentlemen. RIP

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xxx

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‘Upward and Onward’- Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan Remembered

Ian McLagan died suddenly last December in his adopted home town of Austin. Today would have been Mac’s 70th birthday.

A bunch of his friends gathered at SXSW this year to pay tribute to their pal, this very loved man who’d been the keyboard player in the Small Faces, The Faces, with the Stones and in Dylan’s band and so much more, so much more.

On the panel – singers BP Fallon and Patty Griffin both of whom Mac recorded with, bass-player Jon Notarthomas of Ian McLagan & The Bump Band who played with Mac solo too, KUTX radio personality Jody Denberg, Jo Rae Di Menno who did Mac’s press and David Fricke Senior Editor of Rolling Stone.

Says BP Fallon here – “What is stardom? Stardom is generosity of spirit and the joy of life made contagious and in that context Ian McLagan was as big a star as anyone”.

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BP talks about Mac watched by Patty Griffin and David Fricke. Photography by Radek

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David Fricke & BP Fallon & Jody Denberg & Jo Rae Di Menno & Patty Griffin & Jon Notarthomas. Photography by Radek


Ian McLagan with Patty Griffin ~ ‘Never Say Never’ ~ The David Letterman Show

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Ian McLagan & BP Fallon during the recording of the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’. Photography by Radek

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Even in the dark Mac was a beacon of light. Recording at Red Horse Ranch Studio ~ BP Fallon, Hector Munoz, Clem Burke, Ian McLagan & Aaron Lee Tasjan. Photography by Radek

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Ian McLagan’s home in Austin. Photography by BP Fallon

Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan
May 12th 1945 – 3 Dec 2014
Rest In Peace, Mac. And thank you. We love you x

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This radio programme was broadcast April 20th 2012 on the 21st Anniversary of Steve’s death, bless him

Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week – from London
– Steve Marriott 21 Years Gone But Not Gone (2012)

Steve Marriott Jan 30th 1947 – April 20th 1991 RIP

00:00 Hi And Happy – BP & Tara & Ashley 4 play
00:21 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
00:31 High And Happy – Steve Marriott
03:05 Love Interruption – Jack White
05:36 The Kids Don’t Dance – The Happen Ins
09:30 American Beat – The Head Cat
11:07 BP verbal
12:34 Louisiana Blues – Steve Marriott
16:16 You’re Not The Only One – Black Pistol Fire
20:00 Love Is Dead – Kopek
23:58 Street Rat – Steve Marriott
26:39 BP rabbit
27:36 Bluegrass Interval – Steve Marriott
31:33 Never Say Never – Ian McLagan & Patty Griffin
34:58 New Year’s Eve – Tom Waits
39:22 New Year’s Eve At The Gates Of Hell – Ray Wylie Hubbard
42:44 Gramophone
42:51 Mother Blues – Ray Wylie Hubbard
48:43 The Eagle Flies On Friday – The Head Cat
52:00 Hambone – Steve Marriott
54:44 BP au revoir
56:17 Lord Let Me Hold Out – Steve Marriott
59:40 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
Wang Dang Doodle featuring Steve Marriott 21 Years RIP, on BTR


Small Faces – Steve Marriott & Kenney Jones & Ian McLagan & Ronnie Lane


Steve Marriott in the Small Faces


Ronnie & Steve, bless ‘em both


Ian McLagan, God bless Mac too


Black Pistol Fire


The Happen Ins by & © Alexandra Valenti


The sound of music…


Tara & Ashley by & © BP Fallon

And!

Small Faces & Stanley Unwin – Happy Days Toytown – the joy of life


Humble Pie with The Blackberries – Black Coffee – Steve Marriott mindblowing black vocal in this raw celebration of the joy of music

God bless you, Steve
And Ronnie Lane April 1st 1946 – June 4th 1997
And Ian McLagan May 12th 1945 – December 3rd 2014
We’ll meet again xxx

Breakthru Radio

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IT’S ALIVE!!! THREE-HOUR SPECIAL WITH BP FALLON & PAUL McLOONE & THE STRYPES

To celebrate the release of his album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’, BP co-hosted the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM with BP and Paul spinning some of the greatest live recordings ever ~ plus a surprise live performance in the TodayFM studio by BP Fallon & The Strypes

HEAR IT HERE 9 ~ 10pm Ist HOUR

collage-albums

The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Smiths – Panic
David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars – White Light/White Heat
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
Muddy Waters – She’s 19 Years Old
Bob Dylan – Hoochie Coochie Man
BP Fallon – Does Anyone Care What Anyone Says In Rock’n’Roll
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams

HEAR IT HERE 10 ~ 11pm 2nd HOUR

collage-albums

Blondie w/ Robert Fripp – “Heroes”
The Cramps – Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
The Ramones – Chainsaw
The Strypes – Stormy Monday Blues
Live In Studio: BP Fallon & The Strypes – I Believe In Elvis Presley/I’m Still Gonna Drive You Home/I Believe In Elvis Presley
Live In Studio: The Strypes – Waiting For The End Of The World
Cliff Richard & The Drifters – My Babe
Jerry Lee Lewis & The Nashville Teens – Mean Woman Blues
Keith Richards – Gimmie Shelter

HEAR IT HERE 11pm ~ midnight 3rd HOUR

collage-albums

The Rolling Stones – Love In Vain
King Curtis & The Kingpins – Memphis Soul Stew
Little Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt 2
The White Stripes – I Fell In Love With A Girl
BP Fallon – Increasingly Often
Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel
Bob Dylan & The Band – Like A Rolling Stone

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Ed Smith (producer), Evan Walsh (Strypes drums/vocals), BP Fallon (DJing/vocals), Ross Farrelly (Strypes lead vocals/harmonica), Joss McClorey (Strypes guitar/vocals), Paul McLoone (DJing/Undertones lead vocals), Pete O’Hanlon (Strypes bass guitar/vocals) & Gavin Blake (sound). Photography by Niall Walsh

With many thanks to everyone ~ it was such a groove :)

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BP Fallon & Josh McClorey of The Strypes ~ maybe both of them will be live on the radio tonight ~ listen to hear!

Today Thurs Feb 19th 9pm to midnight GMT ~ in USA 4pm to 7pm EST ~ BP Fallon joins host Paul McLoone ~ plus special surprise guests ~ on the radio this evening to co-present ‘It’s Alive’ ~ three hours of the greatest live recordings by Primal Scream, MC5, Keith Richards, Jimi, Muddy, Hank, Dylan, JB, Sly, the world, whoever, all on stage and in your ears on the Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM.

This live records marathon is to celebrate the release of the superb live album ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’.

‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ buy now on iTunes only $8.99

Will there also be an amazing band playing live in the radio studio? Listen to find out!

HEAR TODAYFM HERE
Tonight ~ “It’s Alive!” 9pm to midnight GMT & in US 4pm to 7pm EST :)

BP Fallon & Paul McLoone “It’s Alive!” Three Hours Of The Greatest Live Recordings Live On The Radio
(TodayFM)

Love You Live x

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