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John Dawson Read

Old Grey Whistle Test

A live appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test (1975)

John performs A Friend of Mine and The Letter.

My Father Said...

My Father Said...

A new song from John, video production by Chris Read and Zoe Warboys.

My Father Said...

Nana Mouskouri sings Tommy Davidson

Tommy Davidson translated into French from 'A Friend of Mine is going Blind' written by John Dawson Read and the title track of his first album on Chrysalis in 1975.

Whispers in the Gallery

A fresh song, quick home recording just voice and guitar, hope you like it... maybe one for the next album.... if you approve.

I've got your picture in my pocket

Just written this, it's a bit rough and ready but Hey you can see through that!.... Recorded on my 'phone......what fun!

One Life

This is the title track from the 'One Life' album released on Tahlia Records in Jan 2012. Produced and arranged by Guy Fletcher OBE, recorded at Commercial Arts Studios in Wantage, England.

Thin Lizzy

A bit of fun from the 'Rough Cuts' album.... just listen to the late, great, Alan Hodge's amazing guitar playing in this live performance.

Seven Silver Buttons

Lord John was a real person when I was a boy, a time when there was precious little 'help for heroes' and many, like Lord John, were left to make their own way.

A Book & A Beer'

...Just leave me here with a Book and a Beer' - thoughts for a sunny day. This is a song from the 'One Life' album.

Such is The Mystery

This song is from my second album 'Read On'. It was covered by Cliff Richard on his 'I'm Nearly Famous' album. The little girl in the pictures is my daughter Zoe who now has a little girl of her own.

A Friend of Mine is Going Blind

This is the title track of my first album - just thought someone might like to see it.