JONATHAN KELLY RARITIES

JONATHAN KELLY RARITIES

Many of your readers may remember
Jonathan Kelly, the singer/songwriter
from the early 70s, who recorded the
legendary albums Twice Around The
Houses and Wait Till They Change The
Backdrop.
He was tempted out of
retirement a couple of years ago and
there are plans for a new album. During
his career Jonathan worked with many
famous artists, including Eric Clapton
and Gary Moore. Clapton appeared on
Jonathan’s self-titled debut, which often
reaches prices in excess of £250 on eBay.

The Jonathan Kelly website is
building an archive of his past and,
although much material has been
unearthed, much more is still missing.
No known footage of Jonathan exists,
not even home movie footage. His
legendary appearances on the Old Grey
Whistle Test have been destroyed, as well
as his other appearances on TOTP, his
RTE performances, and a German In
Concert
special also no longer exists. I
wonder if your readers might have any
footage of Jonathan either from TV or
amateur footage of him. We’re also
looking for audio tapes and we are
particularly interested any studio tapes or
acetates that may exist. It’s known that
quite a few of these contain many rare
and unreleased songs. If any of your
readers can help they can contact me via
www.jonathankelly.co.uk.

by Gerald Sables
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