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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Charlotte O'Hara and more
           From: Paul Payton 
      2. Re: VAN McCOY, THE DARLETTES & THE SWEET THINGS
           From: Phil Reeves 
      4. Phil Spector Books
           From: Mark Frumento 
      5. Re: Phil Spector Books
           From: Gene Sculatti 
      6. Re: Phil Spector Books
           From: Mike Arcidiacono 
      7. The Darlettes/Multiple Group Names
           From: Will Stos 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 10:22:38 -0400
   From: Paul Payton 
Subject: Charlotte O'Hara and more

Mick Patrick, thank you for the Charlotte O'Hara discography [Digest 472].
Yes, there is indeed interest, especially for those of us like myself who
haven't been around since Spectropop started! Any postings or reprints of
these lovingly-referred-to classic articles that I've never seen would be
more than welcome, too.

Seeing Phil Milstein's post reminds me to mention that Irwin Chusid and
Michelle Boule's "Incorrect Music Hour" is taking a hiatus on WFMU. 
Let's hope it's only temporary. Details: http://www.incorrectmusic.com 
I worked at a radio station that used to get mailings from Preview Records 
- WBRU, a college station which was at the time (early '60's) a 
closed-circuit carrier-current AM operation. The 3 or 4 45's per week (!) 
we received were the object of much derision back then. Ah, to know what 
we know now.... 

Better Late Than Never Dept: MSN just posted a Sharon Sheeley obit:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/754413.asp?pne=11947&0ct=-300&cp1=1 
I never knew "Poor Little Fool" was about her affair with Don Everly.

Country Paul



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 16:09:14 -0000 From: Phil Reeves Subject: Re: VAN McCOY, THE DARLETTES & THE SWEET THINGS Mick I hope you and John Clemente take this opportunity to interview Kendra. There's tons of unexplained and (to me) fascinating stuff about Van's work that she may be able to sort out. For example,I'd like to know who Jeanie Screen on Josie was ("While The Lovin' Is Good"). Another of Kendra's discs?. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 17:24:42 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Phil Spector Books I'd like to beef up my knowledge of PS, and I see that there are currently two books available: He's A Rebel and Back To Mono. Can one be recommended over the other? Any general comments about either book? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 10:30:14 -0700 From: Gene Sculatti Subject: Re: Phil Spector Books Mark Frumento: > I'd like to beef up my knowledge of PS, and I see that there > are currently two books available: Don't forget OUT OF HIS HEAD by U.K. writer Richard Williams - the first book on Phil, I think. Out of print but worth the search. Gene Sculatti Director of Special Issues, Billboard magazine (323) 525-2310 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 13:52:20 -0400 From: Mike Arcidiacono Subject: Re: Phil Spector Books Mark Frumento: > I see that there are currently two books available: > He's A Rebel and Back To Mono. > Can one be recommended over the other? Well, the "He's A Rebel" book is nice reading, but it takes too many liberties to 'fill in the gaps' since Phil wouldn't cooperate, and in fact sued to stop the book. I guess Phil's lawyers make so much money he feels he has to keep them busy. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 20:24:33 -0400 From: Will Stos Subject: The Darlettes/Multiple Group Names Many thanks to Mick and Phil for solving the mystery of the Darlettes on "Lost". I wonder what kind of rules were in place when deciding on a name. A look through Clemente's book shows just how many groups adopted the same name. The early Atlantic Bluebelles, then the Starlets turn as Bluebelles, then Patti and the girls. The various groups of Honeybees, Chiffons, Fashions, Kittens, etc, etc. Does anyone know if there were lots of legal battles over group names? I remember reading that England's Orchids added "Blue" to their name when releasing records to avoid confusion with a group of Orchids that was having some success at the time, but some other names were used again and again. Was there some unwritten rule that you could have a half-dozen groups recording under the same name so long as no one became famous and had a lock on the name? This week on the UK charts a group originally called Liberty had to rename themselves Liberty X because another Liberty complained, but I've never heard of anything similar happening during the 60s. Did it? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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