Jimmy Somerville B-Day : Don’t Leave Me This Way [reblog]

June 22, 1961,

Jimmy Somerville

was born

Visit Oannes for his tribute to Jimmy Somerville

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Η διασκευή αυτή των Communards μου είχε φανεί συγκλονιστική την πρώτη φορά που την άκουσα. Και εξακολουθεί να μου φαίνεται το ίδιο. Ο Jimmy Somerville έχει ισχυριστεί ότι εξαφανίσθηκε οικειοθελώς, γιατί δεν μπορούσε να ελέγξει τις παρενέργειες της δημοσιότητας. Μπορεί να είναι έτσι, αν και η αίσθησή μου είναι ότι απλούστατα, το ήθος του ανδρός έπαψε να είναι συμβατό με εκείνο της τρέχουσας show business – όχι ότι υπήρξε ποτέ “σε τέλεια αρμονία” με δαύτην. Το σίγουρο είναι ότι η φωνή και η παρουσία του έχουν λείψει σε πολλούς… Ο Jimmy Somerville γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 22 Ιουνίου 1961, στη Γλασκώβη.

The cover of this song by the Communards seemed amazing to me the first time I heard it. And it still seems the same. Jimmy Somerville has claimed some years ago that he “chose to disappear” because he couldn’t manage getting too much attention. It may be so, although my sense is that, quite simply, the man’s ethos ceased to be compatible with the current show business – not that he was ever “in perfect harmony” with it. What is certain is that his voice and presence have been missed by many… Jimmy Somerville was born on this date, 22 June 1961, in Glasgow.

and one from me…

Smalltown Boy

Bronski Beat

Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

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