I was lucky enough to go to the Soul'd On Blues tour in Kings Lynn last night, where I saw Cliff Bennett, Herbie Goins and Chris Farlowe. It was an excellent night, and I have to say that despite being a big Chris Farlowe fan, and being very excited about seeing Herbie Goins, it was Cliff Bennett that was the highlight. What a great voice he still has, and a great entertainer to boot.
Review to follow on the main site, when I get my arse in gear and do the Pretty Things review I've been meaning to write for a month.
I've just discovered Steve Aldo as well. Not literally; I didn't find him hiding in my garden or anything, I got a compilation CD for Christmas with one of his songs on it.
Incredible voice, but he only released two singles in 65/66 when he was just 18, Can I Get A Witness/Baby What You Want Me To Do, and Everybody Has To Cry. Came from Liverpool, I wonder what happened to him.
I recently got a copy of a history of all the old Liverpool bands by German DJ Manfred Kuhlmann. Steve Aldo's name crops up in a few bands, but he disappeared from the scene a few years ago. It's also sad to see how many of the old Mersey musicians never made it to old age.