Last updated on November 20th, 2015
…so I looked it up and bizarrely, it IS on youtube with some sort of a video.
It’s Mick Ronson doing “The Empty Bed” from his LP “Play, Don’t Worry”. Without checking the sleeve, I think it’s a cover of an Italian or Spanish dudes tune, or possibly Greek. Certainly Mediterranean. I think. Probably. Or French. Which backs onto the Med. A bit.
…so sorry for the video. But it’s an excellent tune.
..er. This, I’ve found, is one of the original composers doing it.
https://youtu.be/4kKk-cjL5wM Mick Ronson’s version has the credits as follows: (Baglioni/Goggio/Ronson). So that’s that then.
When it came out we used to snigger because Ronson was trying to be all glam and serious after Bowie ditched his Spiders period, so it sort of looked a bit forced and stupid especially when you knew his accent was as northern as ours (i.e. me, Jeff and Keith).
Listening now, after it popped into my head today, (why – I dunno! I only live in it), it’s a minor masterpiece, played and sung with real finesse. He just was out of step with the times – which I can personally relate to.