________________________________________________________________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ S P E C T R O P O P _____________ _____________ _____________ ________________________________________________________________ Volume #0278 June 22, 1999 ________________________________________________________________ Classes meet on the grooviest beach by the sea - Tuition is freeSubject: Re: Bob Crewe Received: 06/22/99 1:22 am From: Diane renay, CEIInvxxxxm To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Regarding: Bob Crewe I was under contract to Bob Crewe by the time the Four Seasons recording "Big Girls Don't Cry" hit the top of the charts. I attended not only my own recording sessions, that Bob wrote most of my songs for, and produced, but all of the Four Seasons, as well as the many other artists that Bob wrote material for and produced. He was truly Gifted, as he could not read a note of written music and was not a musician, all his producing ideas came right from his head, and he knew how to instruct everyone from his arranger, down to every musician and singer to give him exactly what he heard in his head! Bob wrote many songs even before he was a well known record producer. I believe one of the songs he wrote before his rise to hit maker was "Silhouettes." I sat many hours in his home, watching him create at the piano with Bob Gaudio, when they would write songs and Bob would talk about the feel and sound he wanted to create. Bob belongs in the Rock n Roll Hall of fame. Not too many people have the talent that he was born with. A Natural! Sincerely, Diane Renay <[:>) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Malibu U Received: 06/22/99 1:21 am From: Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly, docroxxxxom To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Will said: >and the flip is one that's new to me--"Malibu U". (It says >"from the TV show Malibu U" --did I miss this one?) Will, Malibu U was a misguided attempt by ABC TV to program rock and roll for kids. It was a Summer replacement show in 1967. Rock and Roll had experienced the British Invasion, Motown, Acid Rock, Viet Nam. So ABCs answer was a show hosted by (then a has-been) Ricky Nelson! Rick should have hosted a rock show in 1961! Guests whom I recall seeing on Malibu U included Annette (a real contemporary rocker in 1967!), the Four Seasons (past their prime, too), Leonard Nimoy. Don't get me wrong, I loved Annette, Ricky, the Seasons in their day, and still do, and I was a fan of Star Trek from September 8, 1966, the day it premiered. But rock and roll in 1967? They expected good ratings? Malibu U was done on the beach with bikini go-go dancers, right when feminism was beginning. There is a reason, Will, why you never heard of Malibu U. It flunked every test of good judgement and taste in 1967! Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Ace, Malibu U, Christie Received: 06/22/99 1:21 am From: Tom Waters, shangrixxxxom To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Here's a reply to some various topics: Malibu U was a teen rock show aired in 1967. Rick Nelson hosted the show and presided over the fake college Malibu U. The guest professors on the show were actually rock singers who performed their hits under the guise of "lecturing" to the students. What subjects did the students take? Surfing, sunbathing, girl-watching, and they even took a field trip to to a bikini factory. I've never seen this show but it sounds like quite an oddity. I found this stuff out via "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows". About the Tammys backing Lou Christie, don't forget the Angels backed him on his biggest, "Lightning Strikes"! Finally, a few months ago, I e-mailed Ace Records to ask what new girl group CDs are scheduled to be released this year. They stated Where the Girls Are Vol.2 and 3, Early Girls 3 and (I think) 4 and a Rosie and the Originals CD. I'm really looking forward to Early Girls 3 and 4 and the Rosie CD. I love Rosie and I think the Early Girls series has been very good so far. I thought Where the Girls Are Vol. 1 was about half good, mainly the first half. I hope the next two volumes have a more consistent choice of great cuts. If not, I'll stick to the Early Girls series. Tom --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Malibu U Received: 06/22/99 1:22 am From: DJ JimmyB, DJJimmyxxxxm To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com In a message dated 6/20/99 12:09:00 PM, you wrote: >Side A is HB's version of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" >and the flip is one that's new to me--"Malibu U". (It says >"from the TV show Malibu U" --did I miss this one? I think we all must have, but here's what I have on "Malibu U". "At ol' M.U. you can earn a degree, in bein' groovy.." It was written by the Addrisi Brothers ("Never My Love"). The song "Malibu U" was the theme of the ABC-TV series of the same name which lasted from July 21 through September 1, 1967. Malibu U was a summer music show hosted by Ricky Nelson. As "Dean Of The Drop-Ins" at this mythical college, Ricky invited guest professors--all popular singers--to lecture (sing their hits) to the student body. And there was a LOT of body to lecture, mostly bikini-clad young girls known as "Malibeauties" and the summer school included such subjects as surfing, sunbathing, girl-watching, and a field trip to a bikini factory. Sounds sort of like an earlier version of "Bi-Watch"... Jimmy Botticelli --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Bobby Rydell Received: 06/22/99 1:21 am From: Marc Wielage, xxxxrax.com To: Spectropop List, spectroxxxxies.com Doc Rock
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