|Tim Rose: Links & Lyrics|
Although this was the original Tim Rose Website, Tim also has an official one. Acknowledging that I didn't have the time to keep things fully up-to-date, he arranged for a formal website to be set up and run by a professional web designer. You can find that site at tim-rose.co.uk where you'll get all the current information and you can even buy CDs there!
The unofficial website that you are now reading has been on the go since around 1997. Every so often, I would get an e-mail or a phone call from Tim, asking me to add a fresh piece of information - a tour date or an update on a CD release. Sometimes, I was a little slow in making changes to the website. I would use the excuse of having a family and a full time job and that these things had to come first.
Tim would be very patient, but one time early in 2002, when I said that I was writing a major upgrade to the whole website - which features six artists, not just Tim - he made the point (referring to Tim Hardin and David Ackles) that I should concentrate on the living, not the dead. Well, guess what? I plan to continue to ignore that instruction, now that Tim has joined the other two. This site will continue.
As well as being mentioned by a number of businesses that are involved in selling second hand albums and by some people who have listed their entire record collection on their website, Tim gets a mention during an interview with Bonnie Dobson, original composer of Morning Dew. That interview is available on the Grateful Dead's link website.
You can hear an hour-long radio programme by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the disputed authorship of Morning Dew, but it has to be stressed that it is one-sided and offered no right of reply to Tim or anyone associated with him. A classic example of fitting a story around an opinion.
A review of the Jaques Laureys film, Where Was I?, shown at the 1992 Sheffield International Documentary Festival, is given in the Culture Wars website.
Some may feel it intrusive, but there is a website devoted to the graves of famous people. Find A Grave has details of where Tim is buried as well as a photo of his gravestone. In addition, I have attached a page containing some photos of Tim's grave taken by artist Trevor Neal.
There is a Facebook page on Tim, but it seems to have been confused a bit in that there are references to a completely different Tim Rose, who is in his twenties. Perhaps the page needs to be reclaimed by fans of the real Tim Rose.
Mystic Records, the label that released American Son, has a page that was written shortly after Tim's death.
The All Music Guide gives a very detailed coverage of Tim's career, including insightful comments by Richie Unterberger.
The official Cass Elliot website has an interesting biography and a number of pictures of Tim as part of The Big Three and The Triumvirate.
Rambles is an online cultural arts magazine and it includes a review of The London Sessions CD.
Because Small Town Talk was co-written by Rick Danko, there's an article on The Musician as part of a website devoted to The Band.
The Who Sampled website allows you to listen to and compare the versions of Hey Joe by Tim Rose and Jimi Hendrix.
The Tim Rose Autism House was named after Tim. He had a strong interest in supporting youngsters with learning needs and he was a devoted friend of this New Jersey charity.
Rate Your Music is a website where you can express your opinions on all the albums & singles you own. The link here is to the listing of material by Tim and contains a few interesting reviews already. It needs some strong fan input, though.
Uncut, the music magazine, has a review of Tim's last recorded album, Snowed In.
A detailed review of the 2-for-1 combination of Tim's first two albums appears, along with blog-style responses on the PHROCK website.
The Lyrics.com website has a number of the songs Tim performed listed on their site, but only three have full lyrics given: Come Away Melinda, Hey Joe & I'm Gonna Be Strong.
The provenance of Hey Joe is discussed in an article in The Independent, where this pseudo-traditional song has adaptations by various musicians, including Billy Roberts (who copyrighted it in 1962), Len Partridge, Niela Miller, Dino Valente and Tim Rose.
Further webpage with even more fascinating details about Billy Roberts and the provenance of Hey Joe.
There's a Southampton performance review by Mike Plumbley from 1997 on this Clearspot website.
The Songkick website has a review and setlist from Tim's performance at The Borderline in 2002. You have to log in to view the page.
And, of course, YouTube has a number of videos that, if I were to put them up on this site, they'd be illegal. Many of them are simply stills accompanying a recording of one of Tim's songs. Nevertheless, I've put links to the actual performance videos from the YouTube site onto the Concert & TV pages of this site.
Any information on further sightings would be appreciated.
Tim Rose: Lyrics
out in the morning dew
came to take me away
Hey Joe (trad, arr. Rose)
Hey Joe, where you goin'
with that money in your hand?
I Shot her!
Daddy, daddy, come and look
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