|"Bells of Belfast" Audio File
Ron Davies was an accomplished musician and a prolific songwriter. During his lifetime (1946-2003) he wrote over 500 cogent songs and published a book of beautiful poetry. One of his best known compositions - "It Ain't Easy" - was released in 1970 on Ron's debut A&M album Silent Song Through The Land. Since then, "It Ain't Easy" has been recorded by numerous artists including Three Dog Night, Dave Edmunds, Long John Baldry and most notably, David Bowie on his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust... (remastered and reissued in a special 40th anniversary edition in 2012). www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-bowie
Watch Jack White and the Raconteurs perform "It Ain't Easy" live on youtube.
Another of Ron Davies' signature songs was "Long Hard Climb." It was the title of a platinum-selling Helen Reddy album and also appeared on Maria Muldaur's Midnight At The Oasis. For a partial list of the artists who have recorded Ron's songs, click on Discography.
Even though Ron Davies was the author of an impressive music catalog, he only recorded five albums of his own: Silent Song Through The Land, U.F.O., I Don't Believe It, Gold and Silver and Where Does The Time Go (available on this website).
There have also been two tributes produced in his honor, The Mystery of Ron Davies, released in 2011 and Unsung Hero - A Tribute To The Music of Ron Davies, released in 2013. For more information see www.RonDaviesUnsungHero.com/
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