Sunday, April 22, 2007

Jacintha Pucka's all-time favourite music video

If the above video is no longer available, you should still be able to view it here.

Musicians featured in U2's "Window in the Skies": Frank Zappa, Billie Holiday, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Bjork, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, Charles Mingus, Louis Armstrong, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey?, Lou Reed?, Frank Sinatra, don't know 1, don't know 2, don't know 3 (Joe Strummer?), Nat King Cole, don't know 4, Keith Moon, Mick Jagger, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye?, Marvin Gaye, Joe Cocker?, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles?, Charlene Spiteri/Texas, Elvis Costello, don't know 5, Jimi Hendrix, don't know 6, don't know 7, don't know 8, don't know 9, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney?, Maria Carey?, don't know 10, Elvis Presley, Al Green?, Morrissey, don't know 10 (looks familiar), Beyonce?, Elton John, don't know 11, don't know 12 (rapper), The Corrs?, Talking Heads?, Miracles again?, Charlene Spiteri again, Corrs drummer, and the song is still less than halfway through.

It goes on to include George Harrison playing euphorically, Chrissie Hynde, Ray Charles, Vladimir Horowitz on the piano, and several more people whose names I would really like to know. Can you identify any more?

Jacintha Pucka


Ossian said...

That looks like Jerry Lee Lewis throwing off his jacket, one of those singers must be Jackie Wilson (no?), and isn't that Harry Nillsen looking like Richard Dreyfus on the guitar there.

Names, more names, please...

Ossian said...

I've found out the one I really wanted to know and it's Ronnie Spector (nee Veronica Bennett) from the Ronettes. She looks great in the clip.