Wednesday, 16 January 2013

LINK: Interesting Kevin Ayers article

'Kevin Ayers has always been a marginal figure in the Canterbury scene, as early as his days as leader singer in the Wilde Flowers in 1964-65. Born in 1944 in Herne Bay (Kent), he'd spent most of his childhood (from six to twelve) in the exotic Malaysia, and never really felt at ease in England, this often rainy and cold country. As a matter of fact, in the late 70's, he moved to the island of Mallorca, where he lived well into the Nineties. He has now settled in the South of France.

'Following his two-year stint with Soft Machine, during which he contributed some of the most memorable songs of the band's debut album ("Why Are We Sleeping?", "We Did It Again" or "Lullabye Letter", not to forget the band's only single, "Love Makes Sweet Music"), Ayers left after a particularly exhausting, and even traumatic, American tour, for a more relaxed solo career.

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