Friday, 6 January 2023

H is For Hackett.

 Continuing with my A to Z of some of my favourite Rock bands.  This week H is for Hackett or Steve Hackett to be precise.  

I have been a big fan of his since I was a teenager.  

Apparently he phoned a phone number for a Prog Rock band requiring a guitarist in Melody Maker.  A certain Peter Gabriel picked up the receiver and answered  the call and they arranged for an audition with his band and Steve passed with flying colours and joined a Prog Rock band named after the first book in the Bible or Genesis to be precise!

I finally got to see Steve at Cropredy last August.  A week later I saw his brother John and his band at a New Day Festival in Kent.


I reviewed Steve's book A Genesis In My Bed on here last year.

Here's one of my favourite songs of his:

I think the bass player is Nick Beggs who was in that nineties pop band Cadge a fag or two (Kagagoo) "Two shy, shy, hush, hush, 


14 comments:

  1. I am always amazed by your store of knowledge, Dave.

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  2. Thanks JayCee. It helps if you are a bit obsessed with your favourite subjects. Your becoming something of a Manx local history expert.

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  3. A very well-rehearsed version of "Every Day". I enjoyed it. With a name like "Hackett" he would be well-advised to keep some Locketts in his pocket and carry some tissues too.

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  4. Glad you liked it YP. A truly gifted musician bordering on genius.

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  5. Melody Maker was great. I ordered an album from the new Virgin Records which was a 16 year old Richard Branson. I filled in a coupon and sent a postal order.

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  6. Great music memories Rachel I use to read Sounds and NME. They were the social media before the Internet. Imagine ringing a phone number and you can audition in a Rock Royal family of a band.

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  7. Steve Howe is another good candidate for 'H'. You really have quite a pool of talent over in your neck of the woods.

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    1. Yes or even YES the band Debby. I have seen them but not with Mr Howe Heart would be another good choice and I saw them once.

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    2. So did I, back in 1975! They toured with the Doobie Brothers and Rush.

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    3. Dream Boat Annie was their debut album around that time, I have seen Rush twice.

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  8. Great music. Enjoying your alphabet

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  9. Thanks Linda. I can think of a few letters that I will probably struggle to find bands for. We'll see. Glad your enjoying my A to Z.

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  10. Thank you for broadening my music experiences Dave. Mr T.

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  11. Glad you like Mr Hackett Tigger.

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