Born in 1740, today he would have been 240 years old. I barely remember seeing him in concert, once — he was quite old, and I was very young. By the time his band toured again, he’d been replaced by some session man. Nicky Hopkins, probably. But after Lud was gone, nobody cared about The Eartrumpets any more.
I had some of their hits on vinyl — 78s, believe it or not — but they’re gone now. I looked all over on-line for re-recordings, even in pirate versions, but no luck. I’d really like to hear a rockin’ “Chamber Pot Stomp” again. My oh my, that man could play keyboard. And what a showman.
Happy 240th, Lud.