"Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" wasn't tackled on it, but the Count did make a recording in 1966 called "Basie's Beatle Bag," which is 11 tracks of the Basie band playing beatles songs.Imagine Count Basie trying to play "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," and the effect would be just as ludicrous. And the Count didn't even have the handicap of pretty white people in his band to contend with.
"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them." ~ Jack London
Apropos of not a lot, this was an interesting article:
Not so much for what Dame Fiona Roberts says, but for some of the responses - "she needs to get out of a Famous Five novel" being one of them.
Living a simpler life seems to be looked on as some kind of exclusively middle-class phenomenon. Fair enough, I suspect that in the UK having the money to "drop out" to a degree probably is, but I was slightly astonished by the level of antipathy shown to the kind of lifestyle many of us aspire to in the Lounge.
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