Time… dis­ap­peared

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I just got the new MOJO de­liv­ered and, on reach­ing Real Gone, learned that Mike Harrison died last month. Don’t know how I missed this but I guess it won’t have made BBC Break­fast head­lines. Like many my age in the late ’60s and still at school, quite a few of the only al­bums I could af­ford were The World Of… se­ries (May­all, Them, The Zom­bies and so forth) and com­pi­la­tions like You Can All Join In, Nice Enough To Eat, Fill Your Head With Rock and Bumpers. It was on the first al­bum men­tioned that I dis­cov­ered Spooky Tooth with the track Sun­shine Help Me, which re­mains a favourite sin­gle. I bought all their al­bums up to and in­clud­ing The Last Puff and sev­eral of their ear­lier sin­gles such as That Was Only Yes­ter­day. To this day, Spooky Two re­mains in my per­sonal Top 10 Al­bums Of All Time list and, of course, came in three dif­fer­ent colour-tinted sleeves (all of which I have). It is ac­knowl­edged by mu­sic writ­ers as their best, and is a de­light. Thanks, Mike, for all the plea­sure you gave with your voice and with this band. RIP. Terry Maun­der, Leeds

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