The issues came from the 35-year-old actor’s busy schedule.
Inseparable the first few weeks of their romance — after they were photographed making out near her Westerly, Rhode Island, manse June 14, they traveled from Nashville to England to Italy and finally to the Australian set of his superhero film Thor: Ragnarok — it became tough for them to pencil in face-to-face time, says a close Swift insider.There was so much going on so it was hard making their schedules work,” says the insider, “and they were upset they couldn’t see each other.”
But the 10-time Grammy winner and the charming 6-foot-2 Brit — he told U.K. blog Run Riot his ideal date involves “a beautiful dinner somewhere lovely with boatloads of flowers, chocolates and champagne” — have already shaken off their first tiff.
Old Music Flashback
In 1960 he joined Richard Ace’s band the Rhythm Aces, which also included Delano Stewart, later of the Gaylads. With the group he recorded “Angella”, and the local hit “A Thousand Teardrops”. The group split up and by 1963 Gardiner had joined Kes Chin and The Souvenirs as vocalist, and began learning guitar
He went on to join Carlos Malcolm & the Afro Caribs with whom he started playing bass guitar after the original bassist left, and when that band ended he started his own group, the Broncos, named after the Bronco Club where they had a residency. He later played with Byron Lee’s Dragonaires.
In the late 1960s and 1970s he worked extensively as a session musician as a member of the Now Generation, The Upsetters, The Aggrovators, and The Crystallites. While working at Studio One he played on hits such as The Heptones’ “On Top”, Larry and Alvin’s “Nanny Goat”, and Marcia Griffiths’ “Feel Like Jumping”.
As a solo artist, Gardiner had a hit with the song “Elizabethan Reggae” in 1970, a version of Ronald Binge’s “Elizabethan Serenade”