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Spectropop - Digest Number 1453

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Tommy Boyce
           From: Mikey 
      2. Re: Knickerbockers
           From: Gary Myers 
      3. Re: Orpheus
           From: alanl22000 
      4. December's Children
           From: Gary Myers 
      5. Rick Nelson / Blues Magoos
           From: Dave O'Gara 
      6. Arrangers
           From: alanl22000 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 12:06:32 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Tommy Boyce Austin Roberts: > Tommy Boyce is greatly missed by those who knew him ... Gary Myers: > He sat in with us once in '67 (we were backing Ray Peterson at the > time) and I took a songwriting seminar from him in '76. He seemed > like such a positive guy, I was quite shocked at his final choice. I met Tommy also in 1976. He was such a sweet guy, let myself and my friend Paul go backstage and hang out. I too was shocked at his final choice. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:52:25 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Knickerbockers > Few may know that this English-sounding group (the Knickerbockers) > was headed by two brothers from the Bronx (names escape me at moment) Funny how that happens, isn't it? You must mean Beau and John Charles. (I think it was Beau who passed away a couple years ago). The band also included Buddy Randell, formerly of the Royal Teens. We played their off-night at the Red Velvet in Hollywood for a few weeks just before "Lies" hit. Very good band, and I remember them doing "I Know A Place", the only time I ever saw a band do that song. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 16:06:44 -0000 From: alanl22000 Subject: Re: Orpheus Tom wrote: > Yeah, I guess the song in the Infiniti commercial, "As They All Fall" Do you have a copy of this commercial since you describe it so exactly. What was the details and visuals of the commercial and for what car was it. I'm interested in seeing it or getting more details. Maybe one of the clip sites will have it with a more exect description you can offer. Thanks -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:48:21 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: December's Children Billy G. Texas: > ... 1968 Survey from KEEL radio in Shreveport. The number one > record that week is "Backwards and Forwards" by Decembers Children. > Anyone know the label of this 45 and if its any good? Osborne's price guide lists groups by that name on Capitol, Columbia, Liberty, Twin, World Pacific and Mainstream. BTW, if there are any radio playlist collectors in here, there are several rare ones that I'd love to get copies of (because they include one of my records). Please email me off-list if you'd like to see my wants list. Gary Myers / MusicGem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 16:49:45 -0000 From: Dave O'Gara Subject: Rick Nelson / Blues Magoos A couple of recents posts here mentioned both Rick Nelson and the Blues Magoos. It reminded me of a discovery I made many years ago that the intro to Rick's "Summertime" and the Blues Magoos "We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet" are very, very similar. Anyone else ever notice? Not being a musician, I'm curious if stuff like this happens by accident, (maybe the Magoos never even heard the Nelson song), or is it a case of embellishment? Some food for thought? By the way, I spent considerable time as a Music Director at a Top Forty station in the 70's. We relied heavily on requests as well as regular reporting from local record outlets. But ultimately, a song's final position on the survey rested with me factoring in the research and a bit of "gut" feelings about the music. It may not have been scientific, but considering budget, manpower and time constraints, that's the way it was for us. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 16:38:03 -0000 From: alanl22000 Subject: Arrangers What about arrangers!! It make no sense that the Hall of Fame doesn't even approach the subject of arrangers of the early 60, who were responsible for creating every note the studio orchestras played except for the melody of the song and formed the sound of the time. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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