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Spectropop - Digest Number 2083



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 4 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Carole King / Monkees / Page
           From: Andrew Sandoval 
      2. Peter Antell, John Linde and the Percells
           From: S'pop Team 
      3. Re: Teddy Vann discography
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Jimmy O'Neill and "SHINDIG!"
           From: Max Weiner 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 12:52:08 EDT From: Andrew Sandoval Subject: Re: Carole King / Monkees / Page Mick Patrick wrote: > Hey, hey . . . Question: How many Carole King compositions > did the Monkees record? Don't worry, I don't need an answer, > because I already know it. How do I know? Well, there wasn't a > sight for me to do at work this afternoon, so I spent most of > the time leafing through Andrew Sandoval's new book "The > Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story Of The 60s TV Pop Sensation". > What this tome can't tell you about the Monkees ain't worth > knowing. Although it's not long out, copies are going for a > fiver on Amazon. A bargain, or what? Find more details here: > http://tinyurl.com/8adql and here: http://tinyurl.com/8tznx Mick, glad you found some good info in my book - there is lots to spare. I've always found it funny that I have been a Spectropop member for years and no one has ever asked me a single question about such facts. Never mind, I am here because of my friend Page and in fact now have a cat named after our late founder. I saved him from an animal shelter, and take great pleasure in having a furry friend to keep the name of Page Porrazo alive. Andrew Sandoval -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 18:13:14 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: Peter Antell, John Linde and the Percells When Pete Antell and his songwriting partner John Linde heard the Percells at Ultra-Sonic Studios in Long Island, they sensed they had found an act they could mould into the new Crystals or Shirelles. On seeing the group's first release 'What Are Boys Made Of' sitting pretty near the Top 50 in the spring of 1963, they must have felt that their instincts had been right. The Percells comprised lead singer Gail Jones and her school friends Jean Marie Johnson, Betty Lloyd and Joan Paulin, whose father acted as their manager. After months of practise they began to make a name for themselves singing at local venues, opening for Lenny Welch on one notable occasion. Sorties into Manhattan to record demos resulted in them taping a radio promo for DJ the Magnificent Montague. The success of their debut 45 earned the Percells a spot on American Bandstand, plus bookings at Shea Stadium and the Apollo in Harlem, where they shared the bill with Ruby & the Romantics, the Chiffons, the Chantels and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans... Find the full story, written by John Clemente, right here: http://www.spectropop.com/percells/index.htm Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 18:30:04 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Teddy Vann discography Will Stos asked: > Was "The Jet Set" by the Jet Set also done by Teddy Vann? Hasse Huss: > Yes, it was. Teddy Vann is listed as the producer of 'The Jet Set' > (Blaine 4000), the first release on Jerry Blaine's (Jubilee, Josie) > eponymous label in 1965. Composers are Teddy Vann and Fred > Williams, the same credits incidentally as for Freddy Williams & > The Shindigs' 'Let's Shindig' on Zizz 0001. Zizz? Never heard of that label! Was it another Jubilee subsidiary like Blaine? Any chance of hearing "Let's Shindig" @ musica? Talking of Teddy Vann . . . I've never seen a picture of him. Does anyone have one? Hey la, Mick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 11:17:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Max Weiner Subject: Jimmy O'Neill and "SHINDIG!" Hey, Just had a quick, curious question. Whatever became of Jimmy O'Neill who used to host SHINDIG! on ABC back in the 60's? The last I remember he was on KRLA, but that was back in the 1980's. Anybody have any ideas? That was such a great (but short-lived) show. Thanks much in advance! max -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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