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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming and very funny, 7 May 2012
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This review is from: Zermattitis: A Musicians' Guide to Going Downhill Fast (Hardcover)
Seeing Tony Ashton sing the 'Resurrection Shuffle' on 'Top of the Pops' is one of my earliest memories! Much later, maybe five years ago, I was reminded of Ashton, Gardener and Dyke when Bob Whitlock (member of 'Derek and the Dominoes', with Eric Clapton) mentioned Tony in an interview with Jools Holland on Later .... I subsequently started to gather some of his back catalogue of recordings, and what a treasure trove it turned out to be. Highlights include the live recording of A,G & D form Belgium and the testimonial show 'Endangered Species' recorded live at the Abbey Road studios with a whose who of the 'secret' British Blues community, including George 'Zoot' Money, Pete York, Jon Lord, and Bernie Marsden, to name a few. I say 'secret,' because many of these guys ('Zoot' Money, Pete York, etc.) are are contemporaries of Eric Clapton, Deep Purple, White Snake, and Led Zeppelin, but in comparison they are relatively unknown. Nevertheless, what a lot they have to offer. And what love was shown for their friend Tony, who was clearly damaged at that point and was not long for this world.

Tony sadly passed away in 2001, but I saw George 'Zoot' Money, Pete York, Miller Anderson, Maggie Bell, and Colin Hodgkinson play in Nuremberg earlier this year. They were fabulous! I had a chance to chat to a couple of them after the show, and I mentioned that I had made the connection to them through Tony Ashton, and in particular, the 'Endangered Species' record. Pete York reminisced with me about Tony an little, clearly it was a bitter sweet thing for him, a great talent, but a roaring drunk... Tony's book gives a sensitive insight into his own complicated character and that special time for music and live at the dawning of the permissive society. I would recommend it very highly to anyone.
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