’60s hits writer on short UK gig tour

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CHIP Tay­lor is re­spon­si­ble for one of the most fa­mous songs to come out of the 1960s – The Troggs’ 1966 hit “Wild Thing,” which was cov­ered in 1967 by Jimi Hen­drix.

His other big hits in­clude Mer­rilee Rush’s 1968 “An­gel In The Morn­ing” (also cov­ered by PP Arnold and Juice New­ton), The Hol­lies’ I Can’t Let Go (1966, also cov­ered by Evie Sands and Linda Ron­stadt) and Ja­nis Jo­plin’s Try (Just A Lit­tle Bit Harder), (1969).

At the age of 79, Chip is still go­ing strong and in the words of the New York Times: “If you only know him as the guy who wrote Wild Thing and An­gel of the Morn­ing – you don’t know him! Chip Tay­lor is mak­ing some of the most dis­tinc­tive acous­tic mu­sic around to­day.”

Cre­at­ing dis­tinc­tive mu­sic that is also en­dur­ing and in­flu­en­tial has been Chip Tay­lor’s métier over the course of what is clos­ing in on five decades as “one of Amer­ica’s finest song­writ­ers as well as a mas­ter­ful singer and per­former,” says Rolling Stone.

His lat­est in a re­mark­able string of re­cent al­bums ‘Whiskey Sales­man’, also shows that he shows no sign of slow­ing down and on Tues­day, Novem­ber 5 he will ap­pear at Ga­leri in Caernarfon as part of a short Bri­tish tour.

He will be ac­com­pa­nied at Ga­leri by his long time gui­tarist John Pla­ta­nia, who in the 70s was a mem­ber of Van Mor­ri­son’s Cale­do­nian Soul Or­ches­tra, and Nor­we­gian key­board ace Go­ran Grini.

Doors 7.30pm. Tick­ets are avail­able from Ga­leri.

Chip Tay­lor

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