It has been a while since I published the last music documentary here. There were two problems: firstly it was much too nice weather to sit inside watching the TV, secondly there was a problem with the programmes broadcasted. As far as I could see there were no music documentaries on in the summer, but luckily the season has started again.
Last week I saw a documentary about one of the most intruiging people in the music world: David Bowie. It’s not only his music which is superb, it’s his image, too. Seeing this documentary completed my vision of him as a person who changed his image, but there was more: I was able to place the music from the collector album we have in different periods, and doing this I got a good picture of how he developed his style.
There is one problem: I could not find a link to the documentary in English, no link at all, actually.
Maybe you find it somewhere, it’s called David Bowie: Five Years, a documentary from 2013. If you have a link, share it with us!
In 1967, Herman’s Hermits released their biggest hit. The song was written by the (later) 10CC member Graham Gouldman. He got the idea from his father, who visited a friend and saw a note in the milkbottle: No Milk Today. Explaining why this was the perfect idea for a song (the house is empty, so your love has gone away), Gouldman wrote it. The song was recorded with an orchestra, and became a number 35 hit in the US and number 7 in the UK. Enjoy
Herman’s Hermits with No Milk Today