Derek Boote - Amser.
Every music scene has it’s forgotten heroes. The Welsh music scene has many, but for me, one stands out more than any other, Derek Boote. Pick up a pile of Welsh singles from the late 60’s and early 70’s and I guarantee you that Derek’s name will be on at least half. I’m not going to pretend that I know much about Derek and his history, only that he moved to Cardiff in the mid 60’s with his best friend Hywel Gwynfryn, that he played on countless sessions for the BBC on shows such as Disc a Dawn and Can i Gymru, and that tragically, he was killed on set in 1974 whilst filming a TV show. This song “Amser” was written by Alwyn Humphreys and was entered into the Can disc a dawn competition of 1971.