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Spectropop - Digest Number 1187

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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Beatles' 1976 aborted reunion attempt?
           From: Bryan 
      2. Re: Isley Meets Bacharach
           From: Mick Patrick 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 14:42:41 -0800 From: Bryan Subject: Re: Beatles' 1976 aborted reunion attempt? C. Ponti wrote: > Has anyone read this story on Drudge about the disinterring of > masters from '76 cut at Davlen in L.A.? Almost as soon as this started making the rounds again, a press release from Davlen Sound Studios was issued. It's also posted: Press Release: Los Angeles, Thursday, December 18, 2003 This "Pop Urban Legend" has been making the rounds on the "memorabilia circuit" for many years now. Len Kovner, founder and owner of Davlen Sound Studios, stated emphatically today, as he has numerous times, over the past twenty years: "No sessions of this type ever took place at Davlen Sound Studios, Universal City, California facility at any time. The [2]tape box being offered for sale, does not say "The Beatles" on it or inside of it, anywhere. The box was most likely retrieved from a trash bin at or nearby the Los Angeles studio facility, probably in the early eighties. This tape box, and others like it, all the using simlilar vague references to likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Cream.....were used as a training tool for young engineers and tape operators, as an exemplar of how to properly label tape boxes, per studio and record company specifications, for our clients, library archiving, and domestic and international shipping. The notion that "Secret Beatle Sessions" occurred is absurd". Although each former Beatle had recorded at Davlen Sound Studios during the seventies and eighties, no sessions ever included all four group members at one time, let alone a "reunion" of any sort.... Len Kovner has tried for years to debunk these misrepresentations and misconceptions, but his denials only seemed to have fuel "The Beatle's Secret Sessions Myth"..... TM & (c) 2003 Davlen Sound Studios and it's related entities, The Lauren Entertainment Group [us] and [international], Len Kovner and The Lauren Group of Companies. References: 1. 2. 3. 4. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 23:02:04 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Isley Meets Bacharach Me: > Here's a poser for all you Bacharach experts. What was the first > record on which Burt was credited as producer? No prizes for the > correct answer, except my admiration. Steveo: > The first record that Burt Bacharach got arranging credit on was > "Make it Easy on Yourself", Jerry Butler, Vee Jay (1962). Do pay attention at the back. :-) That's not what I asked. My question was: What was the first record on which Burt was credited as PRODUCER (not arranger)? Anyway, back to that Lou Johnson EP. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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