Monday, 5 July 2010

Vintage Crush


I have been thinking a lot today about Fleetwood Mac, rather Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and more specifically Danny Kirwan, who along with Scott Walker (more on this to come soon!) is my current vintage crush. I'm such a sucker for a pair of baby blues poking out from under a floppy fringe. Danny is said to have been an emotional, quite neurotic young man at the time, and was so inspired when playing it would bring him to tears. Forget the weeping though, I do like a chap in a nice tight sweater! I wish I could have found some better pics...




Danny's story is though a rather sad one, after leaving the band in the early 70s  and releasing a couple of solo albums he sadly succumbed to the all to familiar downward spiral of alcoholism and has spent the last 30 odd years living in homeless shelters, he was last tracked down a few years ago to a specialist alcoholics clinic in South London. 



Like Crying is my favourite song of his and it's been in my head all day, and pretty much sums up how I have been feeling today. I usually feel super depressed on my birthday but this year I was rather cheerful for this first time in years, I think actually the b'day blues have been delayed a week and they've really got to me today. 
* Damn you pms, somebody pass me a bar of green & blacks....


So, who are everyone else's current crushes?  


Pics from lastfm, fleetwoodmac.org & fleetwoodmac.net

7 comments:

Kirby said...

Thanks for posting, love the song!! My current crush is Jeff Buckley!

Psychedelicsister said...

I really like the old Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green.
Mmmm, I'd have to say my current crush would be Magnus Pelander of Witchcraft ;)

Not too long ago it was Terry Reid when he was young, lol...

snowy stylista said...

Love this post! I can see a rather striking resemblance to your plus one! My current crush is the guy from Spartacus blood and sand on bravo, I really am quite obsessed, keep talking about him! Andy Whitfield I think he's called!Sorry to hear you're feeling sad today! Hope that passes soon. love em xx

Wildernesschic said...

I am in a jack daniels haze as I write this .. current crush has to be Jack Daniels LOL
First crush I can remember was David Cassidy, now that wasn't just a crush that was love xx

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

kind of a sad story how he ended up, but yes, definitely a cutie pie.
I've always had a thing for Hank Williams Sr, especially when he wears his cowboy hat. ;)

Freya said...

It is such a sad story, but that face! There were lots of lost souls from the 60s, in some ways they helped make the wonderful mythology of that era though!

Young at Heart said...

Oliver Reed in The System about 1964.......gorgeous!!

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