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Spectropop - Digest Number 1741

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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Peel autobiography to reach shops
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Welcome John Townley
           From: (That) Alan Gordon 
      3. Re: Terry Melcher RIP
           From: Watson Macblue 
      4. Jerry Grant
           From: Andy 
      5. Impression label
           From: Shawn Nagy 
      6. Re: Kenny Young
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      7. Re: Buffy Ford
           From: Karl Baker 
      8. Re: Kenny Young
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Zombies
           From: Phil Hall 
     10. Rolling Stone Top 500
           From: Dan Hughes 
     11. Re: Kenny Young
           From: Barry Margolis 
     12. Re: Kenny Young
           From: Brent Cash 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:25:40 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Peel autobiography to reach shops Saw this announcement today on a BBC news page, of the forthcoming publication of John Peel's autobiography. ---------------------- Peel autobiography to reach shops The autobiography of late BBC radio DJ John Peel, which he was writing when he died last month, is to be published next autumn. Peel is thought to have written about a third of his life story, but it has not been revealed who will write the rest. Publisher Transworld said it was "sad" unauthorised biographies had been hastily written since his death. The first is being published on Thursday. BBC Radio 1 has scheduled a night of tribute shows for Peel on 16 December. The DJ signed a deal worth up to 1.6m for the autobiography with Transworld after a bidding war in April 2003. But it had been in doubt after the DJ suffered a heart attack on a working holiday in Peru on 25 October. Larry Finlay, Transworld managing director, said: "There will be a book, obviously a different book from the one we wanted, coming next autumn." He refused to reveal exactly what the book would include, saying there would be an announcement next week. It has been reported Peel's wife Sheila could complete it, or his parts could be followed by a collection of tributes. The autobiography has appeared on internet retailer Amazon's site with a 1 September 2005 publication date, but Mr Finlay said no date had been set. Referring to rush-released books, he said they were not what Peel or his family would have wanted. A biography titled John Peel: A Tribute to the Hugely Popular DJ and Broadcaster will be the first to be published since his death. It was written by rock journalist Mick Wall, who worked with Peel at Radio 1 and Sounds magazine, and was conceived, written and printed in just a month. A spokesperson for its publisher, Orion, said: "When someone dies, that's when you reflect on their life. "The extraordinary response to John Peel's death and the huge amount of media coverage showed in how much affection and respect he was held, and how much people want to read more about him. "Our book is an affectionate tribute and is obviously quite different from the autobiography that Transworld had commissioned." Orion's release will be followed by John Peel: A Life in Music by Michael Heatley on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Radio 1's John Peel Night will feature contributions from artists the DJ championed including The Undertones, The Cure, New Order, Supergrass and Robert Plant. Host Steve Lamacq said: "Many of the bands and DJs who are coming down are part of Peel's extended musical family - and everyone's been terrifically helpful and enthusiastic in organising the show." Story from BBC NEWS: Published: 2004/11/24 12:28:35 GMT BBC MMIV -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 07:17:06 -0700 From: (That) Alan Gordon Subject: Welcome John Townley John Townley, a big welcome to Spectropop! I know there are many members like me who are thrilled to have you in this great group. I have made many new friends here and I know you will enjoy the experience. Welcome again John, by the way speaking of people with the same name, right here on S`pop there is another Alan Gordon, that's why I sign off with Best That Alan. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 05:37:33 -0800 (PST) From: Watson Macblue Subject: Re: Terry Melcher RIP There is an entire unreleased Doris Day album, produced by Terry and with backing vocals by Terry and Bruce Johnston, sitting on a shelf in Carmel. Originally produced for Terry's Equinox label in the 80s, but tinkered with and added to well into the 90s. Something should really be done to get this out - Doris sounds amazing, and the production is as good as anything Terry ever did. Bruce said back in 1994 that Doris's voice sounds as though it had been in the deep freeze since the 60s; you would never guess her age. Terry also did a fascinating interview for the BBC in 1994, covering his whole career, Charles Manson and all, in great humor and candor; unfortunately, only a few snippets were used in Radio One's Manson special, which was a pity. He was worth a special on his own. A very kind, gentle man. As the BBC guy was leaving the hotel in Carmel where the interview had taken place (en route to a huge lunch with Terry), Doris was sitting in the lounge. Terry: "Hey - there's my Mom! Do you know my Mom? She's great!" Yes, the BBC guy knew her - and Terry was great, too. Watson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:42:05 -0000 From: Andy Subject: Jerry Grant Jerry Grant wrote: > Bobby Darin did a cool cover of "Lovin' You" (maybe the flip of > "If I Were a Carpenter"?) Could you be the "Jerry Grant" whom was the lead singer of 2 groups and solo artist with top 20 songs. Produced many other hits, ran a record company and rubbed elbows with Darin, Sedaka, Diamond and sang demos for Elvis ????? If so then it been a long time!!!! andy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:59:50 -0000 From: Shawn Nagy Subject: Impression label I'm sure one of the experts here can help me out with this one, Al & Sonny Jones ran CA's Impression label but Al doesn't have master tapes (Sonny has passed away). Has anyone seen a release that includes songs from this label claiming a master source or have more knowledge of the label that may be helpful in tracking down masters? Al Jones has no idea or leads of where they might be. Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 10:44:28 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: Kenny Young I'm currently really enjoying Kenny Young's album with Fox, called "Tails Of Illusion" (Cherry Red 263). Great songs, ear-catching harmonies against a backdrop of Gamalan influenced instrumentation. It really does work, and I'm scratching my head wondering how I missed out on Fox first time around. This album also includes as a bonus a radical re-working of the Yellow Dog hit "Just One More Night" with Noosha taking the lead. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 12:28:35 -0500 From: Karl Baker Subject: Re: Buffy Ford Mike Kopka: > (Buffy Ford) She has a beautiful, beautiful voice, and I couldn't > believe, after checking all the usual places, that she never (other > than those with John Stewart) made a record of her own! Really > heartbreaking that such a talent was not more recorded - she has a > gorgeous voice! Is there any hope that someone out there knows of > a recording(s) by her? If you go to you will find several Buffy Ford recordings available. Karl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 16:02:12 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Kenny Young Mike Rashkow wrote, re Kenny Young's "King Of The Surfers": > Wonderful interview. Particularly that little piece of intrigue > about Leader Of The Pack....hmmmm. Mick Patrick wrote: > Hmmmm. I wondered who'd be the first to sniff out that morsel. Did that one even ever come out? There are about 30 songs mentioned in the interview, and/or depicted in the label scans, that I'd love to hear, but none stands out more than "King Of The Surfers." Perhaps someone could, as Mick so curiously phrases it, bung this'n to musica, as well. Wipe out, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 20:17:49 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Zombies Two unrelated items. First, does anyone know the touring schedule for The Zombies? They seem to be flying under Pollstar's radar. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 15:07:58 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Rolling Stone Top 500 Rolling Stone magazine has released their list of the top 500 Rock and Roll Songs of All Time. Number One is Like a Rolling Stone (hi, Al!), number 2 is Satisfaction, and you can see the whole list here as an Excel spreadsheet: Other items of interest: Ronettes' Be My Baby is #22, Ike & Tina Turner's River Deep Mountain High is #33. As an aside: Back in the late sixties/early seventies I used to read every issue of Rolling Stone. Now it's full of glossy ads with half-naked guys wearing expensive perfume. Or is it just me? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:22:00 -0600 From: Barry Margolis Subject: Re: Kenny Young Kingsley Abbott: > I'm currently really enjoying Kenny Young's album with Fox, called > "Tails Of Illusion" (Cherry Red 263). Great songs, ear-catching > harmonies against a backdrop of Gamalan influenced instrumentation. I've gotta say....that the two Moonshine RCA singles and the two Warner Brothers are among my all-time favorite records. God....I wish someone would released these on CD. Barry in Minneapolis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 00:10:43 -0000 From: Brent Cash Subject: Re: Kenny Young Mick Patrick on "Twiggs" by the Seagulls: > perhaps you could bung it to musica? I haven't been able to listen to any of the musica postings (except one, a while back) on my computer, so I wonder if I have the ability to post any? I would love to if I can be advised how. I'll bet some of the 45 hounds here could serve it up,...anyone? Mick again: > Could you ask him (KY) who the heck is Patti's Groove? Funny you mention that one, I have been compiling a list of all the Kenny Young songs I could find and putting the performing artists to them, etc. and I asked Kenny if he could maybe I.D. the remaining (approximately) 25% of them. I got a reply back that added some titles I didn't have, but he said he didn't remember a lot of them. But, the punch line to all of this is at the end of the message, he said: "Who is Patti's Groove? It Won't Last Too Long????????" Best Wishes, Brent Cash P.S. I wanted to say to the group here that I am thrilled with the work, time and effort that the S'pop team put into this piece, and through the cyber communications that were exchanged during the course of the creation of this project, I can surmise that the crew are real gents. I hope you all enjoy the feature as much as I enjoy the fountains of knowledge that are found in everybody's messages here. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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