Toppermost round-up #6
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A selection of recent toppermosts

No other artist has taken the route Scott Walker has, from teenage poster boy to avant-garde cult hero ... churning orchestral arrangements and elegantly enigmatic lyrics collided in brief, existential narratives. Walker’s tales of lonely landladies, rainy days and forgotten loves were like compact, four-minute dramas: thrilling, witty, poignant. Above all, there was the voice.... READ ON
Anthony Newley
George Harrison
The Monkees
Dave Alvin
The Jam
Beach Boys

From the Toppermost archive

If there is one man who fell on his feet eventually it is one Declan McManus. After a few years of following Brinsley Schwarz up and down the country, and fronting the under-achiever pub rock act Flip City, he woodshedded his songwriting, broke up the band and tried to get a solo deal ... READ ON
Average White Band
John Coltrane
Townes Van Zandt
Mary Gauthier
Shirley & Dolly Collins
Stevie Wonder

In Memoriam

Lesley Gore

(2 May 1946–16 February 2015)

Nobody knows
where my Johnny has gone
Judy left the same time
Why was he holding her hand
When he’s supposed to be mine?



The Traveling Wilburys

Handle With Care sums up the Wilbury philosophy, and was a great manifesto.  Just too good ...  and one of our most clicked videos
this month.


Broken Links

It’s impossible to keep an accurate check on this so do let us know if you ever spot any broken links on any of the posts on the site. Thank you.

Just some of the artists
we'd like to see on here

who haven't appeared yet...!

Guns 'n' Roses | Pete Seeger | John Lee Hooker | Black Sabbath | Ornette Coleman | The Runaways | Cat Power | Duane Eddy | Blue Oyster Cult | Alice Cooper | Heart | Cat Stevens | Steppenwolf | Billy Fury | Loretta Lynn | Charlie Parker | Ryan Adams | Dusty Springfield | Bessie Smith | The Yardbirds | Johnny Cash | Blur | Ewan MacColl | Talking Heads | Lou Rawls | Aretha


Coming soon

T. Rex, Mick Clarke, They Might Be Giants, Soft Machine, Johnny Marr, Sparks, Ultra Vivid Scene, Devo, The Only Ones, Abba, Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance, The Triffids, Todd Rundgren, The Passage, Pink Floyd, Robert Quine, The Beat, Maura O'Connell, The Go-Betweens ...
Thank you to all who have contributed posts to Toppermost: Simon Appleby, Hannah Ashleigh, Ian Ashleigh, John Askin, Craig Austin, Robert Bacon, Mat Baker, Carl Burnett, Claire Butler, John Chamberlain, Rob Crilly, Merric Davidson, Nairn Davidson, Denee Dean, Neil Dewhurst, Ian Dufeu, Colin Duncan, Gerry Fenge, Dietmar Gasch, Joyce Gibson, Madeleine Ginn, Paul Glinn, Brian Greene, Stacy Harris, Beulah Johnson, Dennis Le Baigue, Rick J Leach, David Lewis, Dotty McDot, Stuart McLachlan, Rob Millis, Rob Morgan, Eva Mulder, Bill Munson, Paul F. Newman, Terry Newman, Kasper Nijsen, Martin Palmer, Kenneth Pooley, Steven Rayner, Matt Roberts, Calvin Rydbom, Simon Sadler, Jon Sanwell, Sue Selfe, Keith Shackleton, Andrew Shields, David Singer, Sid Sittlington, Glenn Smith, Martin Smith, Laurie Spicer, David Tanner, Cal Taylor, Ceri Taylor, Jerry Tenenbaum, Lucretia van den Berg, Peter Viney, Neil Waite, Dom Walsh, David Walsham, Robert Webb, Ash Wheeler, Roger Woods, Bert Wright.
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