July 9, 2011

Today's Tune: "Dirty Women" By Black Sabbath

Happy Birthday to Richard Wilson! On July 9, 1936, Wilson was born (Ian Colquhoun Wilson) in Greenock, a town in the old county of Renfrewshire, in Scotland. He has spent many years as a very well respected actor, theatre director and broadcaster. Wilson is mostly remembered for playing the very unlucky and grumpy old Victor Meldrew, for more than 10 years, in the BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave.

Currently, Richard portrays Gaius, Camelot's court physician, in BBC's television drama Merlin.

For this 'Today's Tune', we draw upon the title of the 1999 Scottish comedy film 'Women Talking Dirty', which starred Richard Wilson alongside the likes of Gina McKee ('Notting Hill', 'Greyfriars Bobby', 'Scenes Of A Sexual Nature'), Helena Bonham Carter ('Henry VIII', 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows', 'The King's Speech') and James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, 'Jekyll', 'Five Minutes Of Heaven'). It's screenplay and the novel it was based upon were both written by Isla Dewar ('Dancing In A Distant Place', 'Secrets Of A Family Album', 'Giving Up On Ordinary').

Our featured track for this installment is the somewhat similarly titled "Dirty Women", a fun Black Sabbath tune, full of great guitar licks by metal riff master Tony Iommi.

Black Sabbath - "Dirty Women" (1976)

Black Sabbath - "Dirty Women" Live (1997)

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