Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
I know where my loyalties lie.... I was called after the Stones' version of 'Suzie Q'!
Besides I think Mick's vocal is edgier and 'younger' sounding if that makes sense?
Okay, let me weigh in. Farlowe v Jagger. About the same time - back in the day - I saw the Stones live and Chris Farlowe live. On the day, the Stones were dreadful (to be fair, they had recently lost Brian Jones and might have been at less than their best). On the day, Chris Farlowe was bloody magic! Part way through 'Handbags and Gladrags' the electricity supply to the band blew, leaving only his mic. He kept on singing, and when the band came back in he was pitch-perfect. Just saying.
There's no doubt he had a 'better' voice, I've just always seen him as a bit, well 'square'. I prefer my soul 'brown-eyed' as it were...
Interesting you should say that Suzie, as the main reason I have always liked CF is, apart from his voice, that I considered him the epitome of cool back in the 60s. While the Stones were considered mainstream Chris Farlowe struck me as a cult figure.
I understand the regard he was held in then, but his sound is just too 'smooth' and, personally, just not 'raw' enough for my taste (and my dad likes him!)
Jagger for me too, but I know what you're saying about Farlowe.
Steve Marriot, Steve Winwood and Rod - all great soul voices (even Tom Jones) all cool fellows too....perhaps not Tom though.
I was named after the Fabs Queenie, Paul John - could just have easily been Ringo George
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London 1966 -Yet another style monkey jacket
Looking very similar to Sir Alf's -
Mods wearing tracksuit tops (sorry) in the 60s?
The Lad with the hat is the same as we wore in 68.
Seriously Roy? Don't know if you're taking the gypsy's now.... I thought at first it was a girl's hat but maybe it's a floppy jungle/desert hat?
Yes,the Jacket was like the ones we wore back then.
Back in the `60s there were quite a few good Vocalists.Long John Baldry,Reggie King(The Action),Stevie Marriott,Tony Cassidy(St.Louis Union)-interesting,there is a pre Mod Shot of this Group outside the Twisted Wheel,in Brazenose Street.Chris Farlowe was up there with this lot.
I have always been proud of my second Colin James Brown-though nothing to do with Singer though!
Well, yes, but that doesn't include Jagger. He was always a wannabe, what they would call a 'wigga' these days.
Farlowe's pop releases were never as good as his stage material, by the way - he was a cracking R&B singer.
(How far off-topic are we going to go?)
Why is it I can never find any pics of the monkey jacket that I remember so vividly? it came in either of two colours (ice blue or navy blue - the navy was the more popular), the collar and cuffs were a slightly darker navy, plain with no piping, and it was unlined. It was worn in the NW in '67 and '68, and lots of blokes in SE London had them when I arrived there, along with other monkey jackets, until the Harrington came along.
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