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Hi Ho Silver Lining
by Jeff Beck
This is almost separate from the Swinging Sixties mood, even if it is well inside the years defining that feeling. Things started to get more "rocky" when songwriters and performers such as Beck and their backing bands arrived on the scene, and there was a bit of a shift away from cutesy ballads and up-tempo singalongs. Although - let's be honest - who hasn't joined in with their tipsy mates at some kids' discotheque somewhere in belting out the chorus to this one, at the top of their voice? (Really? Well, I know I did! And I'm not saying how we got tipsy at that age in that kind of location!)

A slightly fascinating aspect (to me at least) was his lack of a proper band name. He obviously wasn't a solo artist - his sound was way too full - and it took a while to find out who had actually backed him on this and other great tunes. (There was no internet in 1967, so no Wikipedia, social media and suchlike - laying out money on leading music magazines of the day was really the only way to find out what you needed to know back then, and that was only if they included a feature on your focus artist, or some album cover facts. If you waited for the required info to be included in a TV pop interview, you could be waiting months or longer to find out.)

Jeff Beck:
:: Although the young Beck had already been playing guitar avidly for a few years, he was still uncertain about his future in music. So he decided to head into a college course at the Wimbledon School of Art, where he stayed for two years. Luckily for us, he decided his heart lay more with the guitar than the paint brush! ...
:: Beck once collaborated with the 1960s 'shock rock' singer David 'Screaming Lord' Sutch, on his first album "Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends". It featured other heavy-hitting musicians like Jimmy Page, John Bonham and Noel Redding, and really big things were expected of it. Sadly for all concerned though, the LP flopped (and is still widely-considered to be one of the worst music albums of all time). ...
:: Often summed up by acquaintances as unpredictable and "eclectic", Beck actually found a steady reliable partner in the label 'Epic Records', and he showed unswerving loyalty to them for over 35 years. From 1967 to 2003, he recorded 15 studio albums under their auspices, and became one of their longest-contracted musicians.

In #1967 :
:: The Second Vatican Council in Rome had been proposing the creation of a body of the Catholic Church whose role would be "to stimulate the community to foster progress in needy regions and social justice on the international scene". In reply to this, Pope Paul VI established the "Pontifical Commission 'Justitia et Pax'" on January 6th 1967, using a 'Motu Proprio' decree. ...
:: The R38 was the first New York subway car to have full air conditioning installed. Factory-equipped with the "Stone Safety 10-ton Split System", an initial six units first came into service on the New York City 'F' line on July 19th 1967. ...
:: The official world record for the highest speed ever recorded by an X-15 manned and powered aircraft was set on October 3rd 1967 when William J Knight flew at Mach 6.70 at 102,100 feet (31,120 m), a speed of 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h; 2,021 m/s). The record remains unbroken. (The North American X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of the X-plane series of experimental aircraft.)

US: Not released - UK: No. 14 (also modest placings in Republic of Ireland, No. 17, and Australia, No. 25)
1967 - Columbia - United Kingdom - Not blocked anywhere
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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