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Hello In There
by Michael Stipe, Natalie Merchant & Billy Bragg
Shout out to @Richie3000's who posted 'Photograph' and sent me off on a trail which ended up with me listening to tracks by two of my favourite artists Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe, and coming across this live treat from Glasgow.

I had a vague idea the two had collaborated in the past but had no idea they'd been an 'item' and had actually toured Europe along with Billy Bragg, also playing Glasgow's 'Big Day Concert' celebrating European City of Culture.

'Billy Bragg played live on stage with two special guests, Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe of REM.
Michael Stipe who asked to play one of the wee stages. He was going out with Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs, she was playing. He performed to just a few hundred folk on the Broomielaw, just as he was about to hit the height of his fame.'

Of Merchant, Stipe was to say 'Natalie was really the reason my work became politicised in the late Eighties.'

For more info on their meeting.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/how-we-met-michael-stipe-and-natalie-merchant-1183710.html

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Posted: 9th October 2019
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Eclectic tastes that include (amongst others) rock, jazz, blues and old soul. Partial to a sweet lead guitar or a burst of grooving sax.
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