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Spectropop - Digest Number 570

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Al Gorgoni; Murmaidsl Lorraine & the Socialites; more
           From: Country Paul 
      2. Spectropop Party Talk
           From: Martin Roberts 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. After the Party
           From: Ian Chapman 
      5. A hot summer night!
           From: Keith Beach 
      6. Re: Gary Lewis
           From: Billy Spradlin 
           From: simon white 
      8. Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK  - the Marcels
           From: Denis Gagnon 
      9. Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - Playlist
           From: Ken Levine 
     10. Re: Gaiety artists - Jerry Palmer
           From: Jeff Limlich 
     11. Johnny & Louise, both on their knees
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     12. More April Stevens-Nino Tempo data
           From: Mary S. 
     13. Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - the Marcels
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
           From: Mick Patrick 
     15. Nino & April website
           From: Bill Reed 
     16. Re: After the Party
           From: Elisabeth 
           From: Mick Patrick 
     18. Elvis Presley Story
           From: Ken Levine 
     19. Re: Ed Sullivan DVD's - Where's Dusty???
           From: Charles 
     20. Party People
           From: Phil Chapman 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 01:57:03 -0400
   From: Country Paul 
Subject: Al Gorgoni; Murmaidsl Lorraine & the Socialites; more

David Feldman: as luck would have it, I'm doing a voice-over Monday in a
studio in New York that shares space with Al Gorgoni. Al is there about half
the time, so I may or may not see him. I've tried to get him involved with
Spectropop, but to no avail as yet. He is still involved with Chip Taylor,
who I think has a "comeback" album out recently, and he did an Evie Sands
"comeback" album a couple of years ago - which I though showed a great voice
doing some rather non-memorable but well-played music, sad to say. (I have
misplaced my CD,unfortunately). When I did ask Al for some info on some
sessions, he told me he forgets much of the work he has done - not because
of age (his hair may be gray, but his mind is definitely operating in living
color!), but because of the huge volume of tracks he played on, arranged,
and produced! I did mention that I had heard the demo of Barry Mann's "We
Gotta Get Out Of This Place," and that it totally eclipsed the Animals' hit
version; he told me he had played on that, and agreed with me that it was of
release-worthy quality. If I discover anything new, I'll post it here.

Speaking of ace producers/recordists, Bill Reed: thanks for the Al
Schmitt-Tommy LiPuma interview I
never realized that Al Schmitt produced the Ikettes' "I'm Blue (Gong Gong
Song)." I've always loved that track - it just throbs!

Someone contacted me off-list (I accidentally deleted your note, sorry) re:
the Murmaids. Although no expert on the group, I checked CDNow and found a
1995 CD and another from 2002 including a 2001 remake of Popsicles and
Icicles! The linked bio from All Music Guide does not mention a reunion,
although it comments that the original group "left behind about an albums
worth of surprisingly good music." That's the best I can do. Hope it helps.

I remember Lorraine & The Socialites, a black girl group on Arrawak (later
Mercury, I think), as being a very early Kama Sutra production. Any leads on
this from anyone? (Early 60's, natch....)

Finally, my bride and I saw the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" tonight,
co-produced by Tom Hanks. In the wedding reception scene, the band was
playing the Wonders' "All My Only Dreams" from "That Thing You Do" (produced
by Tom Hanks). The band (consciously) was lame; the song was, as always,
great - and a cool surprise. (The movie was fun, too.)

Country Paul

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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 08:06:32 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Spectropop Party Talk Spectropop Party Talk: Writing this with bits of crazy string still attached to my hair after the rousing send off given to our guest vocalist Elisabeth and the adorable Actionettes. So with the memory of the party still fresh; a huge Thank You to the Spectropop Admin Team for putting on the event. I arrived with Sue (a bit down and tired, sadly she didn't last the course of the evening) to be greeted by a huge video screen and The Chiffons performing "Nobody Knows What's On Going On In My Mind". More wonderful sixties video clips were played continuously throughout the night. A great buffet, all the cheeses you could ever wish to eat. Upstairs in the bar a constant stream of great tunes. Good to see my 'old' pals Mick, Ian, Keith, Phil, Eric, Malcolm, Bob, Kingsley, Gwen, Alan, etc. Time was then spent trying to put names to some of the faces. A slightly uncomfortable start. Is he a Spectropoper or the lavatory cleaner? Some we're easier to spot and greet than others. Some good 'Poppers I was pleased to meet for the first time; the petite, sweet, Japanese girl must be Keiko; Kingsley turned out to be not quite the six foot six, blonde surfer type I'd imagined but very 'outdoorsy' looking anyway; John, another 'outdoorsy' type, pack on his back as if he'd just gone for a tramp in the woods; Samski who I'd mistaken most of the evening for one of The Actionettes; Ian S. proudly talking of his Pixies Three membership certificate but bemoaning the loss of their web site; Simon, at two minutes to twelve, "Hello, are you Martin?", "Yes, nice to meet you, goodnight". And many others. Really great folk, as funny and knowledgeable in the flesh as on the web. The highlight of the evening, I missed! Elisabeth and The Actionettes. I'm very disappointed, everyone I spoke to after said how fabulous they were. Surely someone will post a review. Thanks to the Team for going to the trouble and expense. When's the next one?! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 10:18:44 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK Good Morning All, I couldn't sleep at all last night. It must've been all that cheese I ate - every colour of the speculum (very English joke, sorry). Or perhaps it was all that Stella. Anyway, I'm going back to bed, but first, for those who might be interested, here's the music playlist for the Spectropop Bash, lovingly prepared for the event by DJs Eric (he lurks) and myself. More later, no doubt. Spectropop Party Playlist
Beach Boys I'm Waiting For The Day
Ronettes I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine
Left Banke Shadows Breaking Over My Head
Shangri-Las I Can Never Go Home Anymore
Royalettes I Don't Wanna Be The One
Joey Heatherton Live And Learn
Lesley Gore You Don't Own Me
Jay & the Americans Friday
Four Pennies My Block
Ben E. King Jamaica
Gene Pitney Follow The Sun
Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels Blessing In Disguise
4 Seasons Tell It To The Rain
Lou Christie If My Car Could Only Talk
Jackie DeShannon So Long Johnny
Trini Lopez Made In Paris
Nino Tempo & April Stevens Honeysuckle Rose
Barbara Lewis Make Me Belong To You
Dionne Warwick That's Not The Answer
Peter Antell Warm Smoke
Chiffons So Much In Love
Mamas & Papas Straight Shooter
Jack Nitzsche The Lonely Surfer
Ben E. King Gettin' To Me
Rita Wright I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
Annabelle Fox Getting Through To Me
Checkmates Ltd Black Pearl
Righteous Bros Just Once In My Life
Little Anthony & the Imperials Get Out Of My Life
Glen Campbell Guess I'm Dumb
Darlene Love A Long Way To Be Happy
Treasures Hold Me Tight
Jimmy Jones Pardon Me
Chiffons Just For Tonight
Ellie Greenwich You Don't Know
Teri Thornton Why Don't You Love Me
Erma Franklin Abra Ka Dabra
Jarmels One By One
Jay & the Americans Strangers Tomorrow
Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels One Grain Of Sand
Turtles Can I Get To Know You Better
Association P F Sloan
Harpers Bizarre Witchi Tai To
Happenings Girls On The Go
Beach Boys San Miguel
Booker T. & the MGs Green Onions
5th Dimension Black Patch
Laura Nyro I Met Him On A Sunday
Shirelles Celebrate Your Victory
Crystals Little Boy
Jackie DeShannon When You Walk In The Room
Del Shannon I Go To Pieces
Jimmy Jones Walkin'
Bobby Rydell When I See That Girl Of Mine
Barbara Lewis Some Day We're Gonna Love Again
Kenni Woods Back With My Baby
Victorians Oh What A Night For Love
Sandpipers Louie Louie
Mamas & Papas Spanish Harlem
Bruce & Terry Carmen
Roy Orbison Leah
Robin Ward Where The Blue Of The Night
(Meets The Gold Of The Dawn)
Brian Hyland Let Me Belong To You
Bobby Vee All You've Got To Do Is Touch Me
Neil Sedaka Let The People Talk
Marcels One Last Kiss
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
Mickey & Sylvia Love Is The Only Thing
Sil Austin Slow Walk
5th Dimension Go Where You Wanna Go
Barbar McNair You're Gonna Love My Baby
Ike & Tina Turner I'll Never Need More Than This
Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You
Velvets Baby The Magic Is Gone
MFQ This Could Be The Night
Beach Boys I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Annabelle Fox Lonely Girl
Darlene Love (He's A) Quiet Guy
Nino Tempo & April Stevens You'll Be Needing Me Baby
Rascals Groovin'
Everly Brothers Love Hurts
Shirelles For My Sake
Barbara Lewis Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far
Esther Phillips As Tears Go By
Frankie Valli The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)
Gene Pitney Small Town, Bring Down
Thelma Houston This Is Your Life
Royalettes Poor Boy
Jimmy Jones I Depend On You
Ben E. King Where's The Girl
Dionne Warwick Check Out Time
Burt Bacharach Pacific Coast Highway
MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 13:41:49 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: After the Party What a great evening! And what a friendly, enthusiastic bunch - over sixty people under one roof, all with excellent taste in music! A great big thank-you to Elisabeth for her fabtastic versions of Jackie Trent's "Take Me Away", the Breakaways' "That's How It Goes" and the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" - all performed to the original backing tracks, courtesy the skills and technical expertise of studiomeister Phil C! And to our own troupe of Shindig dancers in the form of the Actionettes, with their great routines to Dusty's "Love Power", the Chiffons' "Tonight I Met An Angel" and the Marvelettes' "Too Many Fish In The Sea", before joining Elisabeth for the "Be My Baby" finale. All expertly compered by our Saturday Morning Playlist compiler, Simon. There was a brilliant selection of music in the upstairs/terrace bars, thanks to Mick and Eric, which just about spanned the entire Spectropop landscape, and thanks to Malcolm and Mick for bringing along a few boxes of 45s to keep the browsers amongst us happy. Meanwhile, downstairs on the BIG screen, we had non-stop 60s footage rolling. For those that didn't see the printed running order, or for anyone interested, these were the titles:-
Dusty Springfield Everyday I Have To Cry
Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron
Beach Boys Help Me Rhonda
Billie Davis What'cha Gonna Do
Joanie Sommers Don't Pity Me
Gary Lewis & the Playboys Everybody Loves A Clown
Gene Pitney Heartbreaker
Susan Maughan Make Him Mine
Orchids Mr Scrooge
Gene McDaniels Another Tear Falls
Paris Sisters What Am I To Do
Sandie Shaw Lux soap ad/Long Live Love
Marvin & Tammi Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Martha & the Vandellas Heatwave
Walker Bros. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Four Seasons Dawn (Go Away)
Vic Damone Lost & Found
Jodie Miller Queen Of The House
Lesley Gore Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
Annette I'll Never Change Him
Keith West Excerpt From A Teenage Opera
Association Time For Livin'
Bob Lind Elusive Butterfly
Chiffons Nobody Knows What's Goin' On In My Mind
Chantelles I Think Of You
Françoise Hardy Pourtant Tu M'Aimes
Kenny Lynch My Own Two Feet
Sonny & Cher It's The Little Things
Jackie De Shannon When You Walk In The Room
Clydie King The Thrill Is Gone
Roy Orbison Oh Pretty Woman
Lynne Randell Ciao Baby
Beach Boys Don't Worry Baby
Chants I Could Write A Book
Supremes Back In My Arms Again
Dusty Springfield Losing You
Len Barry 1, 02 , 03
Baby Jane Holzer You're Gonna Hurt Yourself
Blossoms I Like It Like That
Petula Clark Downtown
Gary Lewis & the Playboys Little Miss Go-Go
Vogues You're The One
Ronettes Be My Baby
Reparata & the Delrons Captain Of Your Ship
Miracles Going To A Go-Go
Barbara McNair You're Gonna Love My Baby
Dusty, Martha & Vandellas Wishin' & Hopin'
John Leyton Lonely City
Seekers The Carnival Is Over
Patsy Ann Noble Accidents Will Happen
McKinleys Sweet & Tender Romance
John L Watson & Hummelflugs Lookin' For Love
Toys Attack
Shangri-Las Give Him A Great Big Kiss
Aretha Franklin & Blossoms It's In His Kiss
Lesley Gore Judy's Turn To Cry
Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life
Jay & the Americans Let's Lock the Door
Sonny & Cher Then He Kissed Me
Cher I Feel Something In The Air
Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
Madeline Bell I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Supremes Baby Love/Stop In The Name Of Love
Fontella Bass Rescue Me
Dusty Springfield Mothers Pride bread ad
Apologies for the technical hiccup that resulted in sound-only for a couple of the titles - due to a tracking problem between the VCR and the video projector. It'll be sorted for the next party!! Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 15:35:54 +0100 From: Keith Beach Subject: A hot summer night! What a great evening. So many familiar faces....some that I haven't seen in 15/16 years. So much wonderful music and videos. Thanks to everyone that put it all together, and offer special thanks to Mick's sister Gwen, for her incredible energy and looking so good in THE outfit of the night. keith beach -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 16:06:33 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Gary Lewis Ted L: > Never really promoted because of the son's tour of duty in Vietnam, > New Directions is teeming with should-have-been-hits like the > bass-anchored "New in Town" and "Let's Be More Than Friends" which > sunbursts so optimistically during such a dark and tumultuous time > in this country and his life. The LPs aren't masterpieces - Gary was/is a pure pop singer and some of Jack Nitzsche's arrangements on "Listen!" overmatch his basic vocal skills. Otherwise these two albums are much better than earlier Snuff Garrett productions which had 2-3 hits and covers. It's a shame Liberty didn't pull more singles or have a clue what to promote from these two albums - some of the best tracks like "Happiness" and "New In Town" wound up as B-sides. I played two of my favorite tracks from these albums on Musica..! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 16:53:08 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK Just to echo all the comments/reviews from of last night's bash, wonderful music, wonderful videos, wonderful people, wonderful food [unfortunately I'm allergic to cheese, but it looked errr ...wonderful and errr ...colourful!]. Wonderful venue. Added a few 45s I wanted and a few I didn't know I wanted [The Fantastic Vantastics!] to the collection courtesy of Mr Baumgart who provided a kind of alternative cabaret during the evening. The music soundtrack upstairs provided things I hadn't heard before and now I want - The Marcels "One Last Kiss" and The Fifth Dimension "Black Patch" - can anyone help me out with this one? The Actionettes and Elisabeth - how fabulous were they? They made me feel like an eighteen year old again. I think I'll pop out and get one now. Nice to speak to those I did speak to and put names to faces. You know how it is at these high society dos - getting round to everyone is SUCH a fag and I know JUST how Jackie Kennedy must have felt. But hello to Gwen and Beryl! and finally... Soul 24-7 tonight Sunday - The Metropolitan Soul Show. Internet only. The times seem to be wrong on the site but I am reliably informed that the show is 7-9 pm gmt It had better be, or there's going to be a quiet hour.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 12:37:06 -0400 (Est (heure d'été)) From: Denis Gagnon Subject: Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - the Marcels Hi all Simon White: > ...The music soundtrack upstairs provided things I hadn't > heard before and now I want - The Marcels "One Last Kiss" I have uploaded the Marcels' "One last kiss" on the Spectropop site (Files, Musica etc). Denis Gagnon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 09:52:30 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - Playlist Any chance copies of that CD could be made available to other Spectropoppers who couldn't get to the event due to that large pond that stands between us and Europe? Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:15:26 -0000 From: Jeff Limlich Subject: Re: Gaiety artists - Jerry Palmer Country Paul wrote: > Also on Gaiety at the same time was Jerry Palmer's semi-middle- > eastern rocker, "Don't Avoid Me." It was later reissued on Epic, > I believe. Any info here, too? Or about the label? Jerry Palmer was apparently Canadian and had probably a dozen or so releases in Canada -- but for some reason his version of "Walkin' The Dog" on Gaiety reached #2 in Orlando, Florida, on an April 1966 WHOO All-American survey! You can see that chart, and commentary about it, on the Limestone Lounge Florida Music Forum. Here is the direct link: topicID=8.topic You'll see loads of other cool regional hits on that same survey! Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:19:10 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Johnny & Louise, both on their knees Country Paul wrote: > Finally, my bride and I saw the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" > tonight, co-produced by Tom Hanks. In the wedding reception scene, > the band was playing the Wonders' "All My Only Dreams" from "That > Thing You Do" (produced by Tom Hanks). The band (consciously) was > lame; the song was, as always, great - and a cool surprise. (The > movie was fun, too.) I haven't seen the movie, but my first choice would have been "Shoes" by Reparata! That NEEDS to be used in a movie wedding scene! Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:24:17 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: More April Stevens-Nino Tempo data This is actually a continuation of my earlier post to Ron S.: I looked in my record collection and pulled out my 45 r.p.m. of "Ooeah...That's What You Do To Me." As I had thought, "High School Sweetheart" is the other side. Although the title of "HSS" is in smaller type than the title on the other side, it has the lower song #, which makes me think that "HSS" was originally meant to be the plug side. It is on the UA (United Artists) label, white with black printing. Both songs give Nino Tempo the sole songwriting credit, and the songs were published on Aragain (Niagara backwards, obviously) Music, ASCAP. As was the case in their first couple of duo records, the duo are billed as April Stevens & Nino Tempo instead of the other way around. The record # is UA-272. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 17:28:12 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - the Marcels Simon White wrote: > The music soundtrack upstairs provided things I hadn't > heard before and now I want - The Marcels "One Last Kiss" and > The Fifth Dimension "Black Patch" - can anyone help me out with > this one? Hi Simon, I have the Marcels track on the Colpix "Bye Bye Birdie" album. It's not a soundtrack, but rather versions of songs from the movie performed by Colpix artists (The Marcels, Paul Petersen, Shelley Fabares, and James Darren). The Marcels do "One Last Kiss" and "Honestly Sincere"... Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 18:50:46 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: RE: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK Simon White wrote: > ...Wonderful venue. Added a few 45s I wanted and a few I > didn't know I wanted [The Fantastic Vantastics!] to the > collection courtesy of Mr Baumgart... The music soundtrack > upstairs provided things I hadn't heard before and now I > want - The Marcels "One Last Kiss" and The Fifth > Dimension "Black Patch" - can anyone help me out with this > one? Hi All, A belated thanks, Simon, for helping me fix up a telephone interview with Northern Soul cult figure Sandi Sheldon some weeks back. I'm saving the interview for a future CD booklet, but Sandi/Kendra/Kenni did tell me that the vocals on the Fantastic Vantastics' 45 were sung by her friend Van McCoy and herself - totally fab record, in a Barbara Lewis meets the Ronettes kinda way. To my knowledge, the 5th Dimension's great version of Laura Nyro's "Black Patch" was never a 45. You need to look for their 1972 LP "Individually And Collectively". "One Last Kiss" by the Marcels was their final Colpix single (#694, issued in 1963) and also featured on the various artsts LP "Bye Bye Birdie" (Colpix 454). Don'cha just love the way they turned that movie song into a Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans soundalike?! > ...But hello to Gwen and Beryl! Gwen (my little sister) adopted her "look" especially for the evening. One minute she was shredding an iceberg, in a flash she re-appeared as "Judi Johnson"! Beryl, on the other hand, appears the dead spit of Stephanie Powers her every waking moment. I'll tell both gals you were asking after them. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 10:45:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Bill Reed Subject: Nino & April website Previously: > The old website had some nice features. I don't > know why it was taken off the Internet. I suspect > that artists such as April and Nino have no real > idea of how many fans they actually still have. I am in touch with Nino Tempo. The guy who put the site up kind of, ummm, went under or south or something like that, Tempo told me. He has no rancor, but just appears not to know where to go from here. I think that Mr. Tempo would love to have his site back up, but for someone as far-reaching as he is musically (rock and roll bagpipes!!!!!!!!) he is stuck somewhere back in the latter end of the last century (at best) when it comes to the internet. I am not so adept myself when it comes to web sites, but if someone out there has some ideas about how to do this, I am sure we can get that site back up and running soon. I do not want any money for this myself, but if one of you is in the biz, maybe it is a job for you. I will be happy to run interferece. And you are right. IMHO Nino Tempo has NO IDEA the number of fans he and sister have. An extremely nice, but perhaps overly modest guy. Contact me privately, Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 19:23:14 -0000 From: Elisabeth Subject: Re: After the Party Just got back from London. So very tired, but I really wanted to post as soon as possible. My mind is rushing around with all the wonderful moments from last night, but here's a few thank yous first of all... 1. Mick for taking me seriously when I said "oh, I can sing a couple of Jackie Trent songs if you like" - for all he knew, I was a clanging harpy! 2. Phil for his enthusiasm in sharing his backing tracks, and being patient while we came up with the right programme. 3. Ian and Phil for putting me at ease when I turned up, a melting bedraggled mess (London heatwave!) for a run-through earlier in the afternoon. 4. Sarah from the Actionettes for sorting my bouffante! 5. Malcolm for the great gossip and making me giggle with tales of chicken feet dim sum. 6. Keiko for the fab t-shirt and for her enthusiasm - even when I was just warming up and sounding less than fabulous. 7. The Actionettes, all of 'em, because it's not every day I get to hang out with such a groovy gaggle of fellow 60s girls. 8. Simon for his lovely MC stylings (I'm listening to his show as I write this - it's fantastic!) 9. Mick again, for insisting on escorting me downstairs at the end of the evening and everyone surprising me with party poppers and cheers. Gosh darn it, you nearly made a girl cry. Basically, I can only say how thrilled I was that I had the chance to do what I've dreamed of for so long - to be transported briefly back to my favourite era and, hopefully, do Jackie, the Breakaways and Ronnie justice. Thank you to everyone who came up to say hi - you all made me feel very welcome and special. I only wish I'd been able to talk to everyone for longer, but at least I can at last put a face to some names! I had an absolutely brilliant time and my only wish is that Miss Sheila could have been there too. Let's do it again sometime. Elisabeth x p.s. are people going to post their photos in the shared folders? Pleeeeeease? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 21:36:09 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: SPECTROPOP PARTY TALK - THE ACTIONETTES Hello again all, A flyer found tucked into my back pocket this morning reads: -------------------------------------------------------------- The Actionettes present... Sophisticated Boom! Boom! Saturday 31 August, 9pm - 2am €  £4 (€  £3 IF dressed up) Catch up on those classic moves you missed with a super sassy summer special! See! the fabulous Nancy's Boots, Dusty's Love Power & the Ikettes' Camel Walk... Hear! vocal tributes to some of our heros as well as the usual heroines... ...and then the dance floor is yours until 2am! Upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner. Nearest Tube station Highbury & Islington. --------------------------------------------------------------- What's the betting Elisabeth zips down on her Lambretta from Manchester for this event?! I'm wilting again now. More later, perhaps. MICK PATRICK PS Almost forgot, the gals have a website, check it out: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 14:32:44 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: Elvis Presley Story This weekend only is replaying Ron Jacobs' ELVIS PRESLEY STORY. It's quite spectacular. Must listening for anyone who appreciates the one and only King. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 22:08:35 -0000 From: Charles Subject: Re: Ed Sullivan DVD's - Where's Dusty??? I'm mad as hell that they didn't include ANY of Dusty Springfield's 3 "Sullivan" appearances on the DVDs!! She did a medley of "I Only Want To Be With You" and "Stay Awhile" in '64, "All Cried Out" in 1965, and in her best appearance, she sang "Son Of A Preacher Man" in 1968 (a COLOR TAPE!). THIS LADY IS IN THE R&R HALL OF FAME AND THEY DIDN'T INCLUDE HER WHILE LESSER ACTS WERE - what gives?????? Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 01:37:53 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Party People Having sobered up and reinstalled my p.a. equipment (well almost), I'd firstly like to apologise to all those who bought me a drink without any hope of getting one in return:-) Secondly, I'd like to thank everyone who was able to be there to make it such a great night. I met people I didn't even know I knew! It was nice to meet Keiko, who had actually travelled all the way from Tokyo. Special thanks must go to: Elisabeth, our reluctant star, for your rousing performance and an appreciation of a vocal sound fitting to the occasion. What a refreshing change to work with somebody on the same wavelength! Delia and the fabulous Actionettes for a sizzling set - literally, on what must surely have been one of the hottest nights this summer. Thanks Keith for keeping your cool, and ours, by thoughtful provision of extra fans. Simon, our unflappable MC, for your spontaneous wit and charm (where do you get it from?). Mick and Eric, for a sensational soundscape, I found myself hovering on the stairs not wanting to miss either playlist. And I thought the mini Record Fair was a nice touch from M&M. Gwen, freshly decked out in Carnaby Street chic, who, along with big brother Mick, presented a welcome buffet, and made sure I actually got some. Ian, for the rare video footage, and acquiescing to Simon's request to include Baby Jane Holzer in the playlist, despite your contention that there was already quite enough cheese at the party. Nevertheless, Simon lapped it up, despite his allergy. Fun to see the Actionettes a-go-going to some of the vintage on-screen routines. Look forward to the next one, wherever it may be (New York, LA, Sydney, Cleethorpes??) Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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