Monday, 13 October 2008

Julian Bream

There was a great programme on BBC4 on Friday night showing clips of Julian Bream from the early 60s through to the 90s.

Now I remember him being "the man" of the moment when I picked up classical guitar in the mid 1970s. I remember him being this outrageously ostentatious bloke driving old 30s sports cars etc. Also I remember his facial expressions whilst playing.

This programme though was a really good sample of his playing - he is a man with great tone.

Here is one of the things I found on youtube.

Made me think about getting the old classical out more and trying to knuckle down to playing that more... then the Les Paul called and I was seduced by the mistress of rock n roll - well Red Barchetta by Rush mostly... do you think that was a bizarre round the houses reference re the red sportscar of said Mr Breams?


  1. I have re-linked you with the new blog. Glad to see you didn't go away totally.

    I like knowing Furtheron is not too far.


  2. No...

    I love playing acoustically, but...

    LES PAUL!!!!

  3. here you are ! goose ..trying to hide from me !.
    I think I'm going to try to teach myself how to play the guitar..
    except all i have are 3 lefthanded guitars and I'm right handed :(
    this may be difficult