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Spectropop - Digest Number 1933

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. ...and Dee Dee; Lesley's new CD; Breakaways; CTA "vs." PG&E
           From: Country Paul 
      2. Frank-ly; Left Rev. Eugene McD; Claire Francis
           From: Country Paul 
      3. Neil Diamond's first recordings
           From: David A. Young 
      4. Re: Jerr-E, Jerr-E . . . Kathy Kirby
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      5. welcoming Alan O'Day
           From: Artie Wayne 
      6. Re: Follow Up From O'Day
           From: Austin Roberts 
      7. Re: Arkay IV on Marion
           From: Mikey 
      8. Re: Bedazzled
           From: JKS 
      9. Re: late-period Rascals
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     10. A Chat With Snuffy Garrett
           From: Bob Celli 
     11. Vonny Berger
           From: Eddy 
     12. Re: Fluctuating Prices
           From: Anthony Parsons 
     13. Re: Gene McDaniels and "Chip Chip"
           From: Norm D. 
     14. Re: "Bedazzled" and SONG requests???
           From: Clark Besch 
     15. Rascals/Kingsmen; Lesley's new one; "Satisfied Mind"; "Bedazzled"; RIP Connie; Barry & The DuTones
           From: Country Paul 
     16. Re: "Bedazzled"
           From: Lobby 
     17. Original version of "Born a woman"
           From: Joop 
     18. 45 rpm picture sleeves
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
     19. Turn Me On, Dead Man
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     20. Help! I need a Beatles Weekend...
           From: David Walker 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 20:43:14 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: ...and Dee Dee; Lesley's new CD; Breakaways; CTA "vs." PG&E Phil X Milstein wrote: > Last night, while trying to Google up some research info, I > stumbled upon which bills itself > as the "official Dick & Dee Dee site." It turns out to be the > website of the rarely-sighted Mary "Dee Dee" Sperling Phelps, > and is dedicated primarily to her forthcoming memoir! ...[Y]ou > can submit your EMA for notification when the book is ready > for purchase. I replied: > Her links page,, > leads to some interesting folks, too. Thanks for the heads-up, > Phil; the book excerpt is quite well-written, and I too look > forward to its publication (she's got my e-mail on her list > too). I sent her a note mentioning the above, ands she was kind enough to e-mail back a brief personal note of appreciation. Very sweet. Jim Allio: > For a brief snippet of the title song of Lesley Gore's upcoming > CD, "Ever Since," and a sneak peek at the album cover, see: > Jim, the "tin yurl" expired (the joys of perpetually "catching up"); could you forward the original link to me, please? Off list is fine. > The Breakaways > by Ian Chapman and Mick Patrick > with foreword by Tony Hatch > and postscript by Petula Clark Hey, I'm just a yankee - I never knew. Congratulations on another scholarly work, Ian and Mick. Bob Radil wrote: > ... On the liner notes it says they toured as "C.T.A" and ends > with "call them Chicago". Their 1st single in 1969, "Questions > 67 & 68", simply credits "Chicago". Clark replied: > I think they were forced to change the name due to "Chicago > Transit Authority" being an actual city business name.... Is this why west coast horn-rock group Pacific Gas & Electric became PG&E? (Not that it helped their career a whole lot....) To be continued, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 20:09:48 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Frank-ly; Left Rev. Eugene McD; Claire Francis Recently returned from a several-day computer crash and a very busy life in general which seems to require 25 hours a day when only 24 are available! Old business first... The erudite Mike Edwards wrote: > The 60s saw the greatest change in popular music ever. The decade > started with Frankie Avalon at # 1 with "Why" but within six > years the Mothers Of Invention were charting with "Who Are The > Brain Police" (from their "Freak Out" album). (I wonder how many > people were lining up those two tracks for consecutive play in > early '67?) Given the depth of such changes, all credit to > artists such as the Rascals for hanging in there as long as they > did. Amen on all counts, Mike, although I'll confess to being one of those people who liked both Frankie Avalon and Frank Zappa. (By the way, one of my fun relaxation things is to sit down at the piano and start with the "Who Are The Brain Police" melodies in a meditative new-age arrangement, and just ad lib from there. Zappa really did write some darn good music.) And for Justin McDevitt, I agree with you - "Just Ask Your Heart" is an under-recognized gem, as is the track you asked about "The Puppet Song." I must confess in all honesty that it still chokes me up to listen to; what a sweet story, backed by an arrangement that pushes all the right buttons. Do you - or does anyone - know if it was recorded in stereo? Artie Wayne re: Al Bennett of Liberty Records: > Ed had Paul and I play the song live for Al in his > office. Although he was from the south, I don't think > Al dropped me from the label because he was predjudiced > [Did I mention that I'm black?]...but because he would > rather promote singers like Bobby Vee and Gene McDaniels > ...pop singers without political agendas. If you remember, Artie, Gene McDaniels became the Left Reverend Eugene McD or some similar handle, and became extremely political. And he wasn't on Liberty anymore then what happened (I believe he'd migrated to Atlantic). So I think it was indeed more political hue than skin hue. New business.... I haven't gotten to any info here yet, but I noticed Claire Francis posting elsewhere, so I'm assuming she's feeling better. Hope that's a true assumption, Claire! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 19:15:08 -0000 From: David A. Young Subject: Neil Diamond's first recordings A conversation about The Raveonettes' fabulous new album in which I was recently engaged turned to its co-producer, industry veteran Richard Gottehrer. My friend asked, "Wasn't he involved with some of the early Neil Diamond records on Bang?" I replied that I didn't think so, attributing what I believed to be his confusion to Gottehrer's participation in records by others on the label, including those by his own band The Strangeloves. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong here.) But there is a Diamond/Gottehrer connection even earlier in Neil's career. The song's called "Ten Lonely Guys," and it has been issued in two different forms: as a single, credited to Ten Broken Hearts, on Diamond 123 (1962) and, in its original demo form, on the various-artists LP "Roots of S.O.B. Vol. 2" (1984). The latter record is a retrospective put together by longtime Gottehrer collaborator Bob Feldman, and to the best of my knowledge, there was never a volume one (again, let me know if that's not true). Here's what Feldman says about the song in his liners: "This was a demo that was cut in 1961 or 1962. I was a staff writer for Roosevelt Music at the time and was making $50.00 a week for writing songs. We were having our weekly Friday Staff Meeting and all the writers were hanging around waiting to discuss what we were doing at that particular time. The President of the company was locked up in a meeting that was running quite late and all of us were getting antsy. Six of us were together in one room, two in another and two more were in a third room. The six of us started fooling around musically and pretty soon we started writing. I grabbed a crayon and started writing the lyrics on the wall while I was standing on top of the piano. Although six of us actually wrote the song, we included the first names of all ten people waiting around the office and all ten of us were listed as writers. "The demo on this LP was cut in Allegro Studios in the basement of 1650 Broadway (the home of many a hit songwriter). All ten of us recorded the demo. The lead singer was one of the writers and anybody who is into music will recognize his voice. Today he is one of the true superstars of contemporary music. Our demo was supposed to be released as a master recording but our publishers gave the song to Pat Boone instead. Two of the writers' names were changed on the Pat Boone record and in protest none of us turned in a song for almost a month. "My share of the royalties brought me 12 handkerchiefs at a men's store on Broadway." Neil Diamond re-recorded the song for his 1993 CD "Up on the Roof: Songs from the Brill Building," in whose booklet he shares the following memories of the original: "By 1964, after a series of moves from one publisher to another, I had worked my advances up from fifty dollars a song to a peak of two hundred dollars (for a song called 'Measles' -- I guess it wasn't contagious). I wasn't doing bad, but never once in those six years did I come up with a hit -- unless you count Pat Boone's 1962 recording of "Ten Lonely Guys," which I wrote with nine collaborators. "On the original demo, I sang lead along with the other nine lonely guys, my pals and fellow dreamers: Bob Feldman, Richard Gottehrer and Jerry Goldstein ('My Boyfriend's Back'), Stanley Kahan and Eddie Snyder ('A Hundred Pounds of Clay,' with Luther Dixon; Eddie Snyder also wrote the lyric, with my buddy Charlie Singleton, for 'Strangers in the Night' and 'Spanish Eyes'), Lockie Edwards, Jr. ('Mr. Wishing Well' -- which he co-wrote with the next lonely guy), Larry Weiss ('Rhinestone Cowboy'; 'Bend Me, Shape Me' with Scott English), Wes Farrell ('Hang on Sloopy' with Bert Berns -- who would soon be president of Bang Records, the label that gave me my first big hits) and Cliff Adams. For various reasons, some of us used pseudonyms, mine being 'Mark Lewis.' I guess I must have been signed to another company at the time." I don't have the Boone record, so perhaps that's one of the changed names to which Diamond refers, but on the single release, his own last name appears. I infer from both the above mini-essays that their writers were unaware that a record actually came out, at least on a promo. I was very surprised to learn that neither that nor the demo version, at least as far as my Internet research can tell, has seen reissue on CD. (Boone's has.) Check the Photos section, Labels and Sleeves folder, for a label scan, as well as one of the card-stock insert distributed with the DJ copies (a true period piece, as, obviously, is the song itself). And check musica to hear the 45 version, which I assume is the rarer of the two, both since Diamond and Feldman seem oblivious to its existence and because I believe that the "S.O.B." (Sounds of Brooklyn) album is reasonably common. The lead on the single is handled by a different lonely guy (can anybody here identify him?) and, honestly, I don't think I'd've been able to identify the demo singer's voice as Diamond's without the recollections reproduced above. The flip side, "Shining Star," is written by Joe Simmons, so it's hard to guess how it fits in the picture. The lead singer's definitely neither Diamond nor the A-side vocalist, but it is a male ensemble, so who knows? Enjoy! David A. Young -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 17:26:59 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: Jerr-E, Jerr-E . . . Kathy Kirby Simon White wrote: > I've been a closet Kathy fan since I was a kid - I realise > now it was the shiny lipstick that did it. Steve Harvey: > Mr. Blavat actually played Kathy Kirby's "The Way of Love" > during the lunch time show. Never heard her before. Hello, the majority of Kathy Kirby's catalogue has recently been released on CD in the UK and fine barnstorming stuff it is too! I was told she's recently been unwell unfortunately, although there was a photo in the newspaper around a month ago. Markm -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 23:33:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: welcoming Alan O'Day How ya'll doin'? I want to thank all my Spectropals for the warm welcome you've given my long time friend Alan O'Day. Seeing his posts has unlocked a lot of memories. I first met Alan up at Viva music in Hollywood in 1970, where I took a job as a song plugger for my old friend, Ed Silvers. I had run up a huge bill at Amigo studios, which was owned by Viva and I agreed to work at the publishing company until my debt was paid off. When I heard some of the demos Alan had been making I knew my job was going to be easy. Alan played me "Heavy Church" and I remember leaping out of my chair, and yelling, "That's a f*#!king Smash for Three Dog Night!!" I was from New York and I had never learned how to drive, so I hitchiked out to the valley to meet Ritchie Podolor, the groups producer at his studio. His mother, who answered the phones, warned me that he never saw publishers, but I could leave the song for him with her. I told her I knew he was busy, but I didn't mind waiting. Seven hours later he emerged from the studio as bleary eyed as I was, I introduced myself and asked if I could play him Three Dog Nights next number one song. He looked at his engineer Bill Cooper, smiled, and put on the demo. He suddenly revived and said he loved it!! Over the next few weeks I learned how to drive and had the flexability to meet Ritchie day or night to hear him work on "Heavy Church". Both he and two of the Three Dogs thought it would definitely be the next single...then Jay Lasker, head of ABC Dunhill, said that he wanted to put out something else first! Ritchie called me really upset but told me that there was nothing he could do... I told him maybe there was. I convinced him to make me a copy of "Heavy Church" and I gave it to Mel Bly, head of Vivas promotion department. We made dozens of copies and Mel sent it to his DJ friends as the new Three Dog Night record. As we started to get play, an irate Jay Lasker rush released what I still grudgingly refer to as that 'other record'..."Joy to the World". Ed, Mel and I were disappointed, but we had things like this happen before. This was the first time Alan experienced something like this, but he took it like a trooper. It wasn't long before I was able to bring him some good news...Bobby Sherman was going to cut one of his other songs, "The Drum". regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 08:11:45 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Follow Up From O'Day Alan O'Day writes: > Thanks for the welcoming posts & e-mails from Ed, Rob, Phil, > Frank, Rex, Gary, Rashkovsky (thanks for putting quotes around > "dirty"), and anyone I missed. My pal Joel is delighted to be > remembered, as well. Alan, Sorry to be so late welcoming you; my computer has one foot in hell. Glad you're here,these folks are a wealth of knowledge. Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 10:31:29 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Arkay IV on Marion Rob Pingel wrote: > One of the fun obscure records in my collection is a release > on Marion Records: "Down From No.9" b/w "When I Was Younger," > by the Arkay IV with Bill Adleff. The label reads "Recorded > at Gateway Studios, Pittsburgh." Speaking of Gateway Studios in Pittsburg, they turned out some Rock and Roll classics, the best being (in my opinion) "You're The One" by The Vogues. I wonder whatever became of that studio, if it was bought by another studio, or what? Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 16:19:21 +0100 From: JKS Subject: Re: Bedazzled Someone wrote about Dudley Moore: > I never saw the Goon shows and much of his other '60s work I think there is some confusion here: Dudley Moore was never a member of The Goons - who were Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and, briefly, Michael Bentine. Moore was however a member of the Cambridge Footlights, who created "Beyond the Fringe", along with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett and Peter Cook. JS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 10:24:13 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: late-period Rascals Larry Lapka: > The rest is history, and The Rascals rested in peace (at > least in popularity) after that misguided decision. Both > musicians told me that in hindsight it was probably the > stupidest decision that they had collectively made as a band. > It would have opened them up to a new audience, but at the > time they could not see the forest for the mud. "Things aren't what they used to be, and mud's the only thing I see" - I couldn't resist. But seriously, someone should have a huge festival like they had recently in Texas, featuring numerous 60s groups like the Rascals etc. It might get some groups back to recording again and that would be great. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 16:33:52 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: A Chat With Snuffy Garrett I gave Snuff [Garrett] a call yesterday afternoon and we chatted for about ten minutes. He was in very good spirits. He told me he suffered another mild stroke about a year and a half ago that had affected his speech. I did note that he sounded a little raspy. I asked him about Gene McDaniels, mentioning "Point of No Return", "Chip Chip", and "Another Tear Falls". I also asked if "Point of No Return" was written specifically for Gene and he told me that it wasn't. I also asked him what he remembered about "Another Tear Falls", and he said he thought it was a good record, but Liberty couldn't make anything happen with it. He continued by saying that Gene was a fantastic talent but very difficult to work with (those weren't his exact words if you get my drift!). He asked me if I had spoken with R.Velline (that's what he calls Bobby Vee)and I said yes. He asked how Bobby was doing etc. He also mentioned that a fan sent him a book of photos and memorabilia on the Burnette Brothers that just knocked him out! He said there were photos of Johnny, Dorsey, and him that he had never seen before. That's it in a nutshell! Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 17:59:17 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Vonny Berger Hey folks, In my quest for info on Claire Francis' career, I stumbled across a few relatives of Vonny Berger. Of course there's a lot more to her career than the single that Claire produced, but from my point of view, that's all I'm interested in. Is anybody in here interested in taking things a step further and maybe have a chat with Vonny and maybe mould things into a webpage ? Me, I'd love to, but I just don't have the basic info on her career. According to her daughter everybody is rather excited about the fact that there's an interest in Vonny's career and they are anxious to contribute. Replies off-list please. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 10:16:03 -0500 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: Fluctuating Prices Phil M: > Beyond that, though, the laws of supply-and-demand tend to > fly out the window when dealing with any rare commodity, > because when all that is needed to make a sale is just one > seller and one buyer there is no telling what price they > might agree to. Thus, were the exact same record to go on > sale a month from now, it could just as easily go for a > fraction of that price -- or, theoretically, many times more. I have a great example of this. Not too long ago, I decided to try and track down the Swingin Medallions Anthology CD. I had eBay send me alerts whenever a new listing for it showed up. The first one I saw went for $36.00. The next one I was able to get myself for $15.50. Then the next one sold to some lucky stiff for $3.50. Apparently, it's all in the timing! Sincerely, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 10:24:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Subject: Re: Gene McDaniels and "Chip Chip" Bob Celli wrote: > A few years ago I had the opportunity to interview Cliff > Crofford the gentleman who penned "Chip Chip".....etc Great story! I love tales like this, how songs get written and where inspirations might come from (putting feet on the oven, for example). Keep 'em coming! Thanks Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 15:33:37 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: "Bedazzled" and SONG requests??? previously: > And find "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, with vocals > by The Breakaways, one of the girls' finest moments, now playing > at musica. Lobby: > "Bedazzled" was the musical work of Dudley Moore with some lyrics > by Peter Cook. Its a shame Dudley didn't write more pop tunes > really he certainly had the talent. His jazz LPs are brilliant. > Try and track down the LP "Bedazzled" which contains all the > songs from their classic movie of the same name. Clark Besch: > Of course I cannot find it, but I'm sure most of you Moore > collectors have the Ready Steady Go performance of Cooke & > Moore doing "Goodbye-ee"--pretty crazy stuff. I never saw > the Goon shows and much of his other '60s work, but I love > "Arthur"--how many of us woulda loved to be that guy??? I > have a classical piano piece on 45 from his '80s recording > days somewhere. Seems like I remember critics thinking the > music was nothing special, but he certainly was a terrific > concert pianist! Now, I'm answering my own post too! I want to apologize for slighting Dudley's career by the couple of sentences I just gave you above. I apparently offended some Moore fans with my quick synopsis of his career and confusing him with Peter Sellers (Goon comment). I still think Dudley Moore was incredibly funny and a great pianist. Now do I have this wrong, or did he and Cook do "LS Bumblebee"? Great record too. By the way the video clip part that was the gist of my comments (Goodbyee) IS correct. I was going thru a lot of 45s this weekend and found a few I thought there had been some requests for in the distant pass. If anyone needed these still, let me know, OK? If My World Falls Through - Rose Garden Mississippi River/If I wuz a Magician - Paul Davis Sunday's Gonna Come on Tuesday/Baby the Rain Must Fall - New Establishment Love Will Keep Us Going/If I don't Find You There - New Establishment Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 11:37:17 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Rascals/Kingsmen; Lesley's new one; "Satisfied Mind"; "Bedazzled"; RIP Connie; Barry & The DuTones Clark Besch, in discussing the changes that seemed to remove The Rascals from the musical frontlines, asks about The Kingsmen. This juxtaposition makes me wonder about possible parallels. Behind the scenes, both groups had internal legal issues. But "out where folks could hear it," The Rascals "heavied up" and "albummed up" their sound after a series of closely-related-by -sound hits, particularly the signature sound of Eddie Brigati's voice. While they had some album successes, the level wasn't the same as their singles. Although a singles group, The Kingsmen also had a series of closely-related-by-sound hits, particularly in the signature style of "Louie Louie" ("Jolly Green Giant," etc.). When they tried to "smooth out" (a la "Wolf of Manhattan," my favorite Kingsmen song and discussed previously in S'pop) they were virtually unrecognizable from their former selves. Just a thought or two.... Patrick re: new Lesley Gore: > You can get a sample of the new Lesley Gore album here: > Wow - beautiful! And the cover art shows that time has been good to her, too. Richard Havers: > {Bobby Hebb's] "A Satisfied Mind".... Is this the same song Porter Wagoner had a #1 country hit with in 1953? If so, it's interesting to imagine how it could be transitioned into a soul vein. Previously: > And find "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, with vocals by > the Breakaways, one of the girls' finest moments, now playing at > musica: Unreal! Is the phasing on the original, or part of the low-bit-rate transfer? Incidentally, the world-weary spoken vocal reminds me of another UK product from 1983, The (Hypothetical) Prophets' "Person To Person," a takeout on "adult" personal ads. Reissue discography: Paul Urbahns re: Connie Landers - R I P > Music City News just reported, "Former vocalist Connie Sue > Landers, 60, died Jan. 30. Early on she toured as a backup > singer with LeRoy Van Dyke's Auctionettes. She previously had > her own group Connie & The Cones. She recorded for a variety > of labels, among them Spar, Mercury, Roulette and NRC Records. > Following her music career, she worked many years as an airline > flight attendant." Sad to hear this, too, Paul. Connie & The Cones' "Take All The Kisses" (Roulette, 1961 or so) is one of my all-time favorite doo-wop tracks; it features a wonderful two-part lead. I hadn't realized Connie had an ongoing career after that track, which got good airplay and some sales in New York at the time. Phil M.: > Very cool Barry White discography at > > ...include[s] quite a lot of surprises. ...Such as the fact that he was in the Five DuTones ("Shake A Tail Feather"). Big change to the Love Man from that one! Off to work, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 17:48:53 -0000 From: Lobby Subject: Re: "Bedazzled" Lobby: > "Bedazzled" was the musical work of Dudley Moore with some lyrics > by Peter Cook. Its a shame Dudley didn't write more pop tunes > really he certainly had the talent. His jazz LPs are brilliant. > Try and track down the LP "Bedazzled" which contains all the > songs from their classic movie of the same name. Clark: > Of course I cannot find it, but I'm sure most of you Moore > collectors have the Ready Steady Go performance of Cooke & > Moore doing "Goodbye- ee"--pretty crazy stuff. I never saw > the Goon shows and much of his other '60s work, but I love > "Arthur"--how many of us woulda loved to be that guy??? I > have a classical piano piece on 45 from his '80s recording days > somewhere. Seems like I remember critics thinking the music was > nothing special, but he certainly was a terrific concert pianist! On E(vil)Bay you should be able to purchase an original "Genuine Dud" LP Decca (66 uk) - and its a class jazz record. "Bedazzled" is amazingly rare and fetches £120+ now _ I still havent got a copy myself. I have seen CD + vinyl reissues of it though. I have to correct one thing though neither Peter Cook or Dudley have anything to do with the original Goon Shows. PC + DM started out on a satirical theatre show called "Beyond The Fringe" before moving on and working for David Frost on "That Was The Week That Was". This was the show that launched them into their successful comedy careers. The Goons are the work of Spike Milligan (genius), Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Micheal Bentine.... they influenced everybody else (especially monty python). They have the dinstinction of releasing the UK's first ever home grown RocknRoll record "Bloodnoks rock n roll call" (1956)...awesome! needless to say DM and PC were young schoolboys at this point in time... Lobby -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 17:34:46 -0000 From: Joop Subject: Original version of "Born a woman" Hello we started a discussion about the original version of "Born A Woman" referring to an article about Patty Michaels in the latest Spectro Pop Express: Please read our findings on next link: Joop greets you from the Netherlands -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 8 May 2005 18:07:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: 45 rpm picture sleeves This past Saturday I came upon some property that I thought was long-lost. I found a cache of my 45 R.P.M. picture sleeves from the 1960s!!!!! I have scanned a bunch of the "surf" ones for everyone to view Artists featured are: THE BEACH BOYS JAN & DEAN THE VENTURES Hope I don't get too trashed by the "trad purists" b/c of the 'vocal' artists featured!! But these picture sleeves are so cool, and such a wonderful reminder of what a great time musically the 1960s were. Thanks, for the memories...... Hope you dig em! This is the site to view them: I would love to hear your thoughts and comments and I got more where these came from! My pleasure, Unsteady Freddie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 08 May 2005 19:50:12 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Turn Me On, Dead Man Hi cats, I've got another interesting website to direct your attention to. It's called Turn Me On, Dead Man, and catalogues "Rumors, Hoaxes & Conspiracy Theories" (as the site's subhead reads), primarily those related to Spectropop-era music. The site's table of contents at includes: * I Buried Paul: The rumor that Paul McCartney died in the 1960s * Dark Side of the Rainbow: The connection between Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz * JFK : The assassination of JFK has given rise to a number of conspiracy theories—and a lot of great tunes! A list of songs about the JFK assassination and a list of movies based on the assassination. * The Abridged White Album?: What if the Beatles had taken George Martin's advice and released the White Album as a single LP? What tracks would you choose? * Garage/Psych Compilations: CD compilations of obscure garage rock and psychedelia from the 1960s. * Led Zeppelin's Influences: The blues and folk roots of Led Zeppelin's Music. Are they plagiarists? * Get Back: The many versions of the Beatles' Let It Be. Interesting stuff. The site also has a Web radio companion at live365. Dig, Phil M. -- My Dinner With Hasil: new Cover Art Gallery: new mp3s: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 18:45:03 +1000 From: David Walker Subject: Help! I need a Beatles Weekend... THE AUSTRALIAN BEATLES FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE June 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2005 As a point of interest to Spectropoppers, especially those who live in the land down under. Well it is that time again, downtown Adelaide is ready for Australia's second annual Beatles Festival. There will be 12 hours of non stop music movies competitions, including a schools contest to find some "mini-beats". Actually it may all sound a bit fey but the Cavern in Adelaide has some interesting Beatles memorabilia on show. My favourite is the jacket that Paul wore in India which he gave to Denny Laine. Denny must have really been pleased with such a gift considering it is continuously on show at the Cavern in Adelaide. "Up to the minute décor, a priceless collection of Beatles memorabilia adorning the walls - including items such as John Lennon's suit worn in the movie "Help", John Lennon's glasses, Sgt Peppers Jackets worn by Paul & Ringo, Actual Autographs from all four members of the Band, plus the reel-to-reel 2-track recorder used by the Beatles to record the first "demo" recordings, owned by Pete Best, the Beatles original drummer." Last year they had Pete Best and Julia (Lennon's sister) turn up for the proceedings. Among the special guest this year is Canada's Hal Bruce. The website has more details at regards David Walker -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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