One of the best voices I have ever heard, is that which belonged to the redoubtable Long John Baldry.
Elton John wrote a song in his honour – “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”. It seems that Elton was contemplating suicide, regarding his sexual orientation, and Long John Baldry (who, it seems, was gay himself) helped him come to terms with it and express it publicly.
The song, Mr Rubin, is not one of Long John’s best known songs. Yet, it is fantastic, and has a message for all of us.
I discovered Long John Baldry when I was 8 years old. I was a kid, living in London, and I heard him sing “Let The Heartaches Begin”
I hope you enjoy the songs of this old, late maestro.
The 60’s and the 70’s were a great time for music – internationally and, in India as well