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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE
           From: mick patrick 
      2. Re: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #183 (GOLQ183)
           From: Nick Archer 
      3. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: John Solocinski 
      4. Re: Jeannie Thomas
           From: Joseph Panzarella 
      5. Nick, next time you're speaking to Larry Weiss...
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      6. Weiss-English again
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      7. Dick Whittington
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      8. Re: Dick Whittington
           From: Patrick Rands 
      9. RE: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie
           From: Phil Chapman 
     10. Re: Reg Guest, Bob Monkhouse
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     11. Re: HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE
           From: Ken Levine 
     12. Big Jim Sullivan
           From: paulus247 
     13. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Deborah Albericci 
     14. T A M I show
           From: Ken 
     15. Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969
           From: Patrick Rands 
     16. Kathy Young and the Innocents
           From: Ed 
     17. T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio
           From: thomas taber 
     18. Re: Alec Noel Productions & Still On For Those Wedding Bells?
           From: Martin Roberts 
     19. ON BROADWAY
           From: mick patrick 
     20. Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     21. Re: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     22. Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969
           From: james botticelli 
     23. Mark Wirtz
           From: richard hattersley 
     24. Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     25. Re: HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE
           From: Alan Ackerman 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 21:57:16 +0100 (BST)
   From: mick patrick 
Subject: HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE

Hi,

Well done to EMI Music's Alan Warner for chipping in with 
some well deserved praise for songwriter HELEN MILLER. I've 
often wondered why she has never gotten her just attention. 

Back in November I attended a cinema screening of the 
documentary Hit Makers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music. The 
director Morgan Neville held a question & answer session 
after the film. Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I 
was not one of those waving their arms in the air to grill 
the man. But I was itching to ask him, amongst other things, 
if he had come across Helen Miller during his research. Her 
name wasn't even mentioned in the film. I was also keen to 
learn if any songwriters had been left out of the film because 
they were not Jewish. Political correctness prevented me from 
asking that quesion. (But not from mentioning it here).

Off the top of my head, here's a short list of songs I love, 
each and every one a Helen Miller composition:

It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney
All Of My Life - Lesley Gore
The Doo Lang - Andrea Carroll
Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles
Get Rid Of Him - Dionne Warwick
They're Dancing Now - Patty Michaels
A Girl In Love Forgives - Bernadette Castro
His Lips Get In The Way - The Shirelles
Make Me Your Baby - Barbara Lewis

A couple of years ago I helped put together a double CD 
entitled ON BROADWAY: HIT SONGS & RARITIES FROM THE BRILL
BUILDING, featuring the work of Goffin/King, Mann/Weil & 
Greenwich/Barry. Some of you may be aware of it. Well, a 
second volume has since been commissioned and Helen Miller 
is one of the writers featured this time.

Normally, being asked to write a sleevenote doesn't frighten 
me. Heck, if you know how to research, and have a grasp of 
grammar, putting a short biography together is no big deal. 
However, I'm dreading that call giving me the deadline for 
these notes. You see, what I know about Helen Miller wouldn't
fill the back of a packet of 5 Park Drive, never mind a page of 
a CD booklet.

Which is where, I hope, my chums at Spectropop might be able 
to help. So, lovely Alan Warner, and any other Brill Building 
buffs out there, please do me the honour of sharing with me what 
you know about Helen Miller. You'll make a friend for life.

MICK PATRICK

PS, I could do with some photos of Helen too.



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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 20:11:22 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #183 (GOLQ183) OK, I'll take the easy ones: 1) Where Have You Been All My Life - Arthur Alexander 2) Hello Goodbye -Beatles 3) Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter 9) You've Made Me So Very Happy - BST 12) Land of 1000 Dances - Chris Kenner 15) Words of Love - Mamas and Papas 16) Good Lovin' - Young Rascals Nick Archer [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 23:55:06 -0400 From: John Solocinski Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals >The use of 60s and early 70s songs in commericals >continues. I don't remember if we discussed this in depth >here or not. Recently I saw Venus (the Shocking Blue song) >used to promote a product called Venus. Nintendo used >Happy Together > >Any others you can think of? I don't think this URL has been posted to this group yet.... http://www.songtitle.info be patient, page takes a while to load. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 00:28:39 -0400 From: Joseph Panzarella Subject: Re: Jeannie Thomas Don Charles wrote: >I've never heard the "Lords of Flatbush" track, but I'm >told it is indeed the same Jeannie Thomas. I've added the Jeanne Thomas Fox cut "Oh What A Night For Love" from the "Lords of Flatbush" soundtrack LP to musica. Not too many people know about the soundtrack LP. If anyone wants to hear more cuts off the album let me know...I'll gladly add them. Joe Panzarella -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:46:55 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Nick, next time you're speaking to Larry Weiss... Nick Archer wrote: > A friend of mine here in Nashville, Larry Weiss, wrote > "Bend Me, Shape Me", "Rhinestone Cowboy"... Omigoodness - you know Larry Weiss! About a year ago I posted a rambling question about Larry at Spectropop and got no reply, which is not surprising since, on rereading it, it does seem a little incoherent in places. Anyway, I've found it in the archives. [One fine Weiss-English song I didn't mention is Gene Pitney's "(In The) Cold Light Of Day"....]. Here it is: "I once became mildly obsessed with this songwriting credit [Weiss-English], ...but I never did tie up the loose threads of what I found out, and eventually gave up. When I got on the Internet and started toing & froing between BMI & ASCAP I found numerous songwriters called Weiss, and it's possible I'm totally confused, but the gist of it seems to be: There's Laurence Weiss (AKA Larry) who, with Scott English, wrote "Hi-Ho Silver Lining" (Jeff Beck), "Help Me Girl" (Animals), "Bend Me Shape Me" (American Breed/Amen Corner), "Ciao Baby" (Lynne Randell in Australia/ Montanas and others in US) etc. Quite a nice little repertoire! Laurence/Larry Weiss also wrote "Rhinestone Cowboy"; I have a 45 of his own version. Scott English also co-wrote Barry Manilow's "Mandy", though not with Weiss. It started life as "Brandy", recorded by English himself, a hit in the UK. There's also Donna Weiss who has collaborated with Jackie de Shannon, with whom she famously wrote "Bette Davis Eyes". Both Donna and Laurence/Larry have songs listed at both ASCAP & BMI, with various collaborations. Questions I never answered: 1. Is Donna Weiss the songwriter the same Donna Weiss who sang on Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen"? 2. Are Laurence/Larry and Donna related? (I was originally led down a false alleyway here by the liner notes of an Aussie Animals LP which credited "Help Me Girl" to Donna instead of Larry, so the connection may well be all in my own mind.) 3. Are either related to George David Weiss, who co-wrote the Louis Armstrong hit "What a Wonderful World"? (No reason why they should be; I guess I could ask the same idle question about the numerous other songwriters called Weiss!)" Got all that? So, Nick, next time you're speaking to Larry... Cheers, Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:21:37 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Weiss-English again Actually, it's not true that I got "no reply" to my old post about Weiss-English. Phil Chapman and Timothy did send replies which identified further Larry Weiss compositions, and Phil's in particular led to a further post of mine about Lynne Randell, Aussie singer who recorded the wonderful Weiss-English song "Ciao Baby". But I never did clear up my burning questions about Larry & Donna & Scott English. Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:32:27 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Dick Whittington Hi all, I have a three volume set of paperbacks called "The Encyclopedia Of Rock" published by Panther in 1976. In the entry for Bubblegum it mentions (alongside all the usual suspects) an artist I've never come across in all my years of 'gum hunting - one Dick Whittington. The only information it gives about him is that he was from (surprise, surprise!) Ohio. Can anyone out there tell me anything about him? Regards, Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 10:53:35 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Dick Whittington Guy Lawrence wrote: > Hi all, > I have a three volume set of paperbacks called > "The Encyclopedia Of Rock" published by Panther in 1976. > In the entry for Bubblegum it mentions (alongside all the > usual suspects) an artist I've never come across in all my > years of 'gum hunting - one Dick Whittington. The only > information it gives about him is that he was from > (surprise, surprise!) Ohio. > Can anyone out there tell me anything about him? > Regards, Guy. I checked on the web and here's what I found about Dick Whittington. He was also know as Richie Greene according to http://www.esquirerecords.com/citimusic/v.asp and from http://www.borderlinebooks.com/ a 45: Cause You're Mine/When You're In Love (Philips 40487) 1967 Jingle-jangle pop adorns the 'A' side, somewhere between The Byrds and The Hollies. Strangely the 'B' side sounds like a cross between Simon and Garfunkel and The Young Rascals. Highly pleasant, but wholly inconsequential. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:57:01 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie Paul Underwood: > And one more mystery: in an old copy of Philately I read > about a version of "Tell me in the sunlight" by Bonnie and > the Treasures. Anyone heard it? I have a lo-fi tape copy of a test-pressing, courtesy the Philately team, which I have played to musica. It's Bonnie (Charlotte) singing over the same backing track as the Margie Day version, so we can assume it remains an Alec-Noel production, although Jerry Riopelle supervised the vocal(?). Does anyone agree with me that the song and production is reminiscent of Jackie DeShannon's great recording "Don't Turn Your Back On Me"? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 10:51:42 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Reg Guest, Bob Monkhouse Martin writes: > Just read Mark Wirtz's file on Spectropop and ........I > WANT TO READ THE BOOK! Come on Mark, take a few months off > and get it all written down. Dear Martin, I actually took a few years off and wrote the Rock'n'Roll novel "Sisyphus Rocks." It was published recently under my Michael Sinclair name and is available at Amazon.com (not Amazon UK) for a decent price. If you get it, send it to me when you're done reading, and I'll gladly sign if for you! :) > Reg Guest... Now, why did I never mention him? Shame on me! Reg did indeed play piano on so many of my earlier recordings, as well as later ones when Nicky Hopkins wasn't around. He was brilliant and ALWAYS most co-operative, friendly and very easy to work with. On that note, also to my shame, I never seem to mention Big Jim Sullivan either - one of the true UK studio giants, sort of like the UK Glen Campbell (when I listen to some of Jim's work on the early PJ Proby records, I still get chills). Jim not only played on, oh, I would say 70% of my productions, but was like a guardian angel and protector of me during my early, early production days. He was also a very talented arranger! For instance, he arranged the fiddle parts for Zion De Gallier's "Dream, Dream, Dream." They sound ad-libbed, don't they? But Jim wrote every note! And what about his stuff in Steve Flynn's "Mr. Rainbow"? > Bob Monkhouse --dissuade or encourage you in the comedy field? Neither. Bob was a charming person and I'm sure very talented. But he made no impression of consequence on me whatsoever. Even though I still have the greatest admiration for Jerry Lewis, in later years my interest in comedy shifted. At this time, my comedy idols are George Carlin and John Cleese, with undying awe for Richard Pryor. > Caroline Munro as sexy in the flesh? Yes. Even more so, because she wore less make up in person. To be frank, I had a bit of a crush on her ;) > Why weren't Jackie Lynton & Russ Loader huge stars? Because nobody ever heard the records at the time, because the BBC wouldn't play them, and Pirate Radio was still Sc-fi. Did those platters ever make it beyond promo copies even (like most of my singles back then, LOL)? > Did you ever get a Thank You note from Phil Spector? No, not that I ever expected one, of felt that one was due to me, mind you. As it were, when I met Spector in Hollywood at A&M studios during the Dion sessions, I walked up to him with the promo copy of my credited Spector tribute "Sha-La-Lee" and the book on Spector in which I have a mention, and told him how much of a fan I was. He was pretty oblivious to my address - but then, he was pretty oblivious to almost everything around him that day. Arranger Nino Tempo and engineer Larry Levine were pretty much taking care of "business"... >PS I drive past The Abbey Road studios at least once a > week and it looks the same (from the outside). Awwwwwww..... :) Well, let's face it - it IS a shrine. Mark (Wirtz) :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 11:12:45 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: Re: HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE Mick writes: > A couple of years ago I helped put together a double CD > entitled ON BROADWAY: HIT SONGS & RARITIES FROM THE BRILL > BUILDING, featuring the work of Goffin/King, Mann/Weil & > Greenwich/Barry. Any idea where I could buy one of these double CD's??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:29:31 -0000 From: paulus247 Subject: Big Jim Sullivan Hi Mark,you mentioned Big Jim Sullivan,I have some video footage of him on 'Shang a Lang',the Bay City Rollers 70s TV show.It's a hilarious clip with him in a kilt playing a guitar like a bagpipe blowing one of those guitar tubes a la Peter Frampton,I dunno what they are called.I found a copy of your Bob Monkhouse single,the b side 'In my Dreamworld'is the better side.I also got a copy of the Teenage Opera documentary,very entertaining,it was great to see a portion of the 'Sam' promo,I'd love to see it in full.Thanks again for all your wonderful music.Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 14:47:12 -0400 From: Deborah Albericci Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals Paul Urbahns wrote: > >The use of 60s and early 70s songs in commericals >continues... >Any others you can think of? The Royal Teens [Who Wears] Short Shorts? NAIR hair remover I worked in marketing on the Nair brand in the mid 90's. Nair advertising had been limited to print only for the last 15 years or so, but the "Nair Song" always came up in focus groups. Someone [not me] had the bright idea to 'modernize' the song for the younger demographic - needless to say the hip hop version of Short Shorts tested quite badly and was not used in future tv/radio ads. There's a reason all of those old songs are used in commercials - they're great and you never forget them! Recently I heard Nico's version of Jackson Brown's "These Days", from Chelsea Girls for a 10 second K-MART spot! [no vocals, just the guitar] Perhaps her version of the Doors' "The End" would have been more appropriate! This website www.songtitle.info has a pretty big list of music from TV commmercials [although not just limited to the 60ts/70ts]. For a first time poster/long time lurker I'm sure off topic. but I'm a nutter for this stuff. so please indulge me. deb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 19:55:30 +0100 From: Ken Subject: T A M I show Hi all, Is there anywhere an English (as in UK) copy of the T.A.M.I. show (Gather No Moss), I think it was a movie rather than a TV special. I have seen odd clips over the years of Jan & Dean, Lesley Gore & James Brown performing live on the show and would like to own a copy. I second Micks thoughts about Helen Miller & look forward to the CD when it comes out. One more thing - does anyone have the URL for Westside? I have tried to find it but end up a blind alley. I would just like to see what they have in catalogue, fingers crossed. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:33:40 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 Here are two reviews I wrote for the radio station I do a radio show at here in Boston, MA - 90.3 WZBC. Since Mark Wirtz has been posting recently, and I've reviewed some of his recordings, I thought it fitting to post these links. I have been in complete awe of what I've heard Mark do and I am still discovering some of his magic. BACKCOMB N' BEAT - Dream Babes Volume Three http://www.gullbuy.com/buy/02/3_19/pages/backcomb_png.htm Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 http://www.gullbuy.com/buy/02/3_26/pages/psycheAbbeyRd_png.htm I have one question for you, Mark. You recorded Russ Loader doing a song called "That Girl of Mine". This is the same song that Lesley Gore (and also Lori Burton) recorded called "Yeh Yeh Yeh That Boy Of Mine". The odd thing is that the Lesley Gore version gives different songwriting credits than the Russ Loader 7 inch, and yet its the same song, just with different gender. Do you remember anything about this song and who wrote it or how you came to record it? Any information you could supply would be great! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 16:09:25 EDT From: Ed Subject: Kathy Young and the Innocents I've tried this question in another newsgroup, but no one seemed to know. The record, "A Thousand Stars" was produced by a man named Marv Cochram. He was also the owner(or co-owner) of the label that she recorded on. My question is: does anyone know what ever became of Marv? I worked with him in the mid-to-late 70s at a record and tape wholesale/distributor, and totally lost track of hims since that time. He was a good guy, but he had his problems and I don't know if he is still among us. Does anyone know, or have any information? Thanks, Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 13:36:10 -0700 (PDT) From: thomas taber Subject: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio The TAMI Show was recorded on black and white videotape, and transferred to film for theatre distribution - I can't remember what fancy word they coined for this glorified kinescope. Anyway, does the original videotape still exist? If it did, it would look much better as video->video rather than video->film->video. On a different subject, radio stations in Western NY aimed at old fogeys (as we are fast becoming) are now playing Dinah Shore, then Perry Como, then the Crystals! I listen because I can't hear the same 7 Supremes songs every few hours on the oldies stations - I'd rather hear songs I don't know so well, or like so well, that I'm at least not sick of. But it just hits me funny when songs from my youth that would never have been played on those "adult" stations are now mixed with "Buttons and Bows". Any others weirded out like I am? Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:23:29 +0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Alec Noel Productions & Still On For Those Wedding Bells? Thanks to all the Spectropopers who supplied Alec Noel info, and please keep looking! Paul - I *knew* there was involvement in a 'solo' Walker 45. I'll be dammned if I can find it! Richard - Thanks for Finders Keepers info. More questions on this group though: I have two FK 45's on UK Fontana. Both A sides inferior cover versions, Irving Martin produced. One, Madara/White/Gilmore's "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)" and the other, Greenwich/Barry's "Friday Kind Of Monday" (this one got a US release). There is also (I think) a US group on Challenge. What label is "Light" on? Neb - Following your link to Scott Walker's site and searching for Martay, an interesting 'hit' came up regarding a new book in progress by Stephen McParland. My money would be on ALL the information regarding the 'Walkers Brothers' productions being made known!!! Peter - We know of Jackie (the other woman in your life) but now, Carol as WELL!!!!! What will Karen say??!! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:50:27 +0100 (BST) From: mick patrick Subject: ON BROADWAY Hi, For Ken Levine's info, I did a quick search and found that the "On Broadway" CD (UK Westside WESD 216) is presently available from www.amazon.com for $19.93. Not a bad price for a 50 track import. Personally, I prefer to use a more specialist and human supplier like the lovely Bob Thomas at www.bim-bam.com I seem to recall this CD getting some very bad reviews. Not even Kingsley had much positive to write about it. Another hack had the front to call the sleevenotes "disorganised". My invitation to meet the f#&kp%g "outside" was refused. I'm not the sort of person who forgets poor reviews. Westside have no website. However, six first class stamps (overseas 3 IRCs) sent to Demon/Westside, 4th Floor, Holden House, 57 Rathbone Place, London W1 1JU secures a copy of their deluxe catalogue. How charmingly old-fashioned. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:45:06 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 Hello Patrick :) First of all, thank you for your support and interest! > Russ Loader... "That Girl of Mine". This is the same song > that Lesley Gore (and also Lori Burton) recorded called > "Yeh Yeh Yeh That Boy Of Mine". The odd thing is that the > Lesley Gore version gives different songwriting credits > than the Russ Loader 7 inch, and yet its the same song, > just with different gender. At the risk of telling you anything you know already, all I can do is reiterate the copyright info I was given on this US song in the UK by the London publisher at the time of recording it with Russ (I worked off the US publisher's demo) --> D. Rubin - C. Koppleman, Planetary Music. By the way, now you bring my attention to this, I realize an ironic twist of fate, almost 20 years later, Charles Koppleman was the executive producer of the Helen Reddy album "We'll Sing In The Sunshine", which I arranged and co-produced with Kim Fowley!! Wow, life is sooo weird, huh? Very best, Mark :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 00:06:59 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio thomas taber wrote: > But it just > hits me funny when songs from my youth that would > never have been played on those "adult" stations are > now mixed with "Buttons and Bows". Any others weirded > out like I am? > Tom Taber Theres such a station in Wichita Kansas, KMYR (Memories 1410), it's basically "Music Of Your Life" MOR and runs off a computer automation system (using 5 modified Pioneer 100 CD carousel players) except in the morning when its live assist. I dont know who is doing the music, a syndicated company sends the station new CD-R's every month. Last year I heard a lush Andy Williams ballad segue right into "Don't Worry Baby" by the Beach Boys. I also heard The Turtles "You Showed Me" on the station! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:05:56 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 Mark Wirtz wrote: > which I arranged and co-produced with Kim Fowley!! you may not leave without selling Kim out!...what's the word on that fella -- James Botticelli Taking the EZ...Way out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 00:14:51 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: Mark Wirtz Hi Mark, Sorry if someone has already asked this and i missed it but I was just wondering what u get up to nowadays. Still involved in music? regards Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:09:32 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 James Botticelli writes: > you may not leave without selling Kim out!... > what's the word on that fella Every good play needs a villain - welcome to the show! LOL Rock on! M :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 02:02:04 -0000 From: Alan Ackerman Subject: Re: HELEN MILLER: UNSUNG BRILL BUILDING HEROINE mick patrick wrote: > Well done to EMI Music's Alan Warner for chipping in with > some well deserved praise for songwriter HELEN MILLER. I've > often wondered why she has never gotten her just attention. Yeah, Helen Miller turned out some good ones. She was one of the second-tier Aldon writers who often wrote hits in collaboration with first-tier writers like Howard Greenfield. You can add these Top 20 hits of hers to your list: "Charms" (Bobby Vee), "Rumors" (Johnny Crawford), and "Don't Say You Don't Remember" (Beverly Bremers). Also Helen and Roger Atkins wrote "Love Takes A Long Time Growing", a minor chart hit for Deon Jackson. I liked her martial-like melodies - very angular and non-derivative, always memorable with all the right notes chosen. Good job, Helen. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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