David Essex, "Rock On"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in Advision Studios, Gosfield St., Fitzrovia, London for David Essex's "Rock On", arranged and produced by Jeff Wayne and first released on CBS Records in August 1973...
"It never ceases to amaze me how certain people managed to come up with a specific record, and this is one of those. David Essex is a singing actor who became a teenage heartthrob and then a family entertainer. For "Rock On", some credit must be given to Herbie Flowers' double tracked bass, which had been employed the year before on Lou Reed's Bowie-produced "Walk On The Wild Side".
Full disclosure: although like myself, Mr. Essex is a West Ham United supporter, that was unknown to me when I bought the single in 1973. I found out many years later via a 50P charity shop purchase, you don't need the LP." - KV
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