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Spectropop - Digest Number 581

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Poppy Family
           From: Elisabeth 
      2. Re: the Lovelites
           From: The Spectropop Team


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:44:51 -0000
   From: Elisabeth 
Subject: Re: The Poppy Family

Hi Freya,

Sorry you couldn't make it to the Spectropop party - whereabouts in 
t'North are you?

Anyhow, for a pretty good discography on the Poppy Family and some 
background info, go here:

If it's any consolation, I'm a recent convert too - which is pretty 
embarassing considering I'm Canadian. But although I remember hearing 
Terry Jacks on the oldies radio stations when I was younger, the 
Poppy Family wasn't a name I was familiar with. Of course when I 
mentioned them to my dad the other month, he was like "Phwoar, Susan 
Jacks!" even though he'd never bought any of their records. :-)

My introduction came when someone put "I'll see you there" on a cd 
comp for me. Now it's one of my favourite songs ever, and I'd like to 
cover it one day...

It's reasonably easy to pick up their LPs on eBay, although the 
prices tend to be in the $20 range. I've yet to come across any UK 
issue Poppy Family LPs although my Record Collector bible says they 

Hope this helps! Now I'm off to Luton for a conference. Ugh! I'll 
*definitely* need to take a Poppy Family minidisc with me to cheer me 

Elisabeth x 

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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 09:45:23 -0000 From: The Spectropop Team Subject: Re: the Lovelites Dear Members, Here's the reply from Louise Robbins of the Lovelites to John Clemente's question: > I have a question for Louise. Phil Spector used a group on > demos and sometimes lent them out to Gerry Goffin. "Please > Be My Boyfriend" by The Crystals is actually not The Crystals. > Dee Dee Kenniebrew verified this. I mistakenly reported that > Barbara Alston of The Crystals sang lead on this, but upon > closer listening, it is not her. I strongly feel, however, > that it is the same group (a trio) sang the demo for "Some > Of Your Lovin" which was released as the second Honey Bees' > single on Fontana Records. Margaret of The Cookies listened > to the tape of the song and said that, contrary to what we > previously thought, she doesn't think that The Cookies are > even on backup. The lead, however, is the same lead as on > "Please Be My Boyfriend", which I believe Vini Poncia and > Pete Andreoli co-wrote. Any thoughts on this, Louise? "Sorry, I have no memory of us recording 'Some Of You Lovin'' or doing backup for it. I will forward this to Linda and see if she has memory of the song. We did do backup on a song called 'Georgie'. Anyone remember that at all? We don't know if that was released. I also don't know who did the lead. I will try to find out. We did a few other backups, but none for Goffin. 'Please Be My Boyfriend' was written by Vini and Peter for Phil. Louise" With a lot of help from Louise and Linda, Spectropop has started work on a Lovelites page. Watch this space. The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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