Back in my teenage days I got hold of a mid price music cassette called 'Hard Up Heroes' containing the early sixties recordings of artists that became big names in the seventies and the eighties. It contained songs recorded by Joe Cocker, Van Morrison (with Them), Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent (with The Zombies) and lots more.
One absolute killer track was The Birds' Leaving Here. I didn't know - and now that I know I don't care - that The Birds was Ron Wood's early beginnings as a professional guitarist.
Well, the cassette got old and the sound quality that wasn't that good to begin with got worse and somewhere down the line I think I threw it away.
I managed to get a version of Leaving Here recorded by The Who but that sounded pretty lame compared with The Birds.
But recently I found this wonderful CD containing all of The Birds' singles, including Leaving Here, and a wealth of unreleased tracks. They certainly were a talented band and listening to these tracks I realise talent unfortunatly sometimes is not enough.