My tastes in music are groups likeWISHBONE ASH,
This is the cover of one of their best selling albums, Live DatesThe band's founder members were Andy Powell, Ted Turner, Martin Turner and Steve Upton.
LYNYRD SKYNYRD, here is the album cover of One More From The Road, recorded at Fox Theatre, Atlanta Georgia on July 8th 1976, a live album of 14 of their best known tracks, as any one who knows the group will know, they were involved in a plane crash over 20 years ago and several members of the band died, including lead singer Ronnie VanZant, a memorial park has been named after him in Clay County, near Jacksonville, Florida.
YES, Progressive rock group whose members included Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman among others.
The artwork on their albums was also pretty progressive as in these examples from artist Roger Dean.
ERIC CLAPTON when he played with the following bands, CREAM,BLIND FAITH, DELANEY & BONNIE,DEREK & THE DOMINOES, before he went on to carve out a successful solo career
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, 70's supergroup with Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on vocals & guitars and Carl Palmer on percussion.
LED ZEPPELIN With singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonhom, guitarist, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on keyboards
MOUNTAIN starring Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi whose track "Nantucket Sleighride (to Owen Coffin)" tells the true story of a 19th century whaling ship, The Essex, on which the story Moby Dick by Herman Melville was based, was attacked by a whale and the crew abandoned ship and set sail in 3 small boats and eventually resorted to cannibalism to survive.
The sailors on the whale boats used to spend their spare time carving on whale bone or walrus teeth, they would carve intricate designs on these using a sail needle or a knife and then fill the lines with ink made from various materials like sepia (squid ink), lamp black and tobacco juice, this art was known as Scrimshaw and you can find out more about this and view pictures of the artwork by clicking the link.
Read all the true facts of the Moby Dick story at http://www.rru.com/~meo/music/owen-coffin.html
``The term "Nantucket Sleighride" was coined by the whalers to explain what happened after they harpooned a whale. The first harpoon was not intended to kill the whale but only to attach it to the whale boat. Then the whale would take off... pulling the whale boat along on a "Nantucket Sleighride". The whale would tire itself out, then the leading officer in the boat would use a lance and stab the whale until dead.''
Last Updated: FEBRUARY 2004