’60s hits writer on short UK gig tour
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.