Cliff Baughen


Favourite Artists

Al Jarreau
Beach Boys
Brian Wilson
Captain and Tennille
Colin Blunstone
Earl Klugh
Edwina Hayes
Fairport Convention
Fifth Dimension
Jan Akkerman
Janis Ian
John Williams
Josh Groban
Juan Martin
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis jnr
Nanci Griffith
Norah Jones
Richard Durrant
Rod Argent
Sandy Denny
Spyro Gyra
Steve Winwood
Steely Dan
Toni Tennille
Vanessa Mae
Young Rascals


Favourite Albums

The following are my favourite albums (excluding 'best of ...', compilations and 'live' recordings). They are not in order and I've only included 1 from any group or artist.

Snowgoose Camel Snowgoose
Waterbeds in Trinidad Association Waterbeds in Trinidad
Lucky Old Sun Brian Wilson Lucky Old Sun
What we did on our holidays Fairport Convention What we did on our holidays
Picasso Portraits Juan Martin Picasso Portraits
Moving Wave Focus Moving Waves
Swing of Delight Santana Swing of delight
Arc of a Diver Stevie Winwood Arc of a diver
Lives lines, Angles and Rhymes Fifth Dimension Love's lines, Angles and Rhymes
Violin Player Vanessa Mae The Violin Player

Others contenders are

The Nightfly Donald Fagan The Nightfly
Love will keep us together Captain & Tennille Love will keep us together
Lone Star State of Mind Nanci Griffiths Lone Star state of mind
Concierto de Aranjuez John Williams Concierto de Aranjuez
Between the lines Janis Ian Between the lines
Soda Fountain Shuffle Earl Klugh Soda Fountain Shuffle
Breakin' Away Al Jarreau Breakin away
Rumours Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Blood, Sweat and Tears Blood, Sweet & Tears Blood, Sweet & Tears
Do you believe in Magic? Lovin' Spoonful Do you believe in majic?
Spanky and Our Gang Spanky & our gang Spanky & our gang
Welcome to the Cruise Judie Tzuke Welcome to the cruise
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Chicago Transit Authority
Picture Book Simply Red Picture book
Forever Changes Love Forever changes
Crosby, Stills and Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash
Groovin' Rascals Groovin'
Red House Rod Argent Red House
Odessey & Oracle Zombies Odessey & Oracle
Morning Dance Spyrogyra Morning Dance
Autumn'66 Spencer Davis Group Autumn '66
Katy Lied Steely Dan Katy Lied
I don't believe in miracles Colin Blunstone I don't believe in miracles
Diamond Life Sade Diamond Life

Live Appearances

I've been fortunate to see the following performing live

Al Jarreau London
Andre Segovia London
Argent Bexley
Association Only live London concert
Beach Boys Most UK tours since 1966
Blues Band Dorking
Brian Wilson The important ones at the Royal Festival Hall including Pet Sounds and Smile
Buddy Rich London
Byrds London and Croydon
Camel London
Captain and Tennille Only live London concert
Chicago Original Chicago Transit Authority at the Royal Albert Hall
Cliff Richards & the Shadows London
Clio Laine Redhill
Colin Blunstone Croydon, Bromley and Burgess Hill
Creedence Clearwater Revival Royal Albert Hall
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Royal Albert Hall
Duke Ellington Croydon Fairfields Hall
Edwina Hayes Crawley
Fairport Convention Croydon and Dorking
Fifth Dimension Royal Albert Hall
Focus Croydon
Fotheringay Final concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Hollies Croydon
Jan Akkerman Croydon and Bromley
Janis Ian London and Burgess Hill
Joe Cocker Royal Albert Hall
John Williams London
Juan Martin Crawley
Judie Tzuke Croydon
Love Croydon
Nanci Griffith Croydon and Crawley
Pentangle London and Crawley
Richard Durrant Crawley and Woolbeding
Rita Coolidge Croydon
Rod Argent Bexley and Burgess Hill
Sandy Denny Croydon Fairfield Halls
Santana Hammersmith
Sky London
Spencer Davis Group Orpington Civic Hall - my first pop show - my ears didn't stop ringing for 2 days
Spyro Gyra Hammersmith
Stan Getz Ronnie Scotts
Steeleye Span Croydon
Steve Winwood Royal Albert Hall