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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 07/03/99

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       Volume #0288                           June 16, 1999   
          We recommend you to consult your record dealer      
    Subject:     novelty exotica vs. "serious" exotica, 
                 Pet Sounds & Pet Sounds
    Received:    07/03/99 2:34 pm
    From:        Brad Elliott,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Tobias (the man of 1000 names) wrote:
    >Actually, if you are reading this, Brad Elliott, if you
    >ever get around to interview Brian Wilson some more for
    >the BB reissues, it'd be great if you could ask him about
    >Martin Denny/Arthur Lyman/Les Baxter. People are always
    >going "oh, Phil Spector and The Four Freshmen" when they
    >talk about Brian's influences but listening to Pet Sounds
    >and most notably Smile, it IS obvious Brian must've
    >listened to some of these exotica artists! It'd make an
    >interesting footnote in the reissue-booklet atleast :)
    Your request has been duly noted. FYI, among the photos 
    that Jasper Dailey took at the SMILE sessions is one of 
    Brian sitting in Western Recorders with none other than 
    Eden Ahbez. How's that for an indication of what Brian was
    listening to at the time?! 
    Jamie LePage wrote:
    >I must say it's a little spooky to see Brad's notes
    >formatted in (basically) the same graphic lay out used for
    >David Leaf's notes on the first Linett reissue, though!
    That's called a cost-saving measure. But if you'll count 
    pages, you'll see they had to add a couple more to 
    accommodate my wordiness. So I think I kind of blew any 
    savings they had planned! :-)
    Surf's up!
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    Subject:     Sonny DiNunzio...!
    Received:    07/07/99 1:06 am
    From:        Greg Matecko,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Sonny who?
    I apologize for being late on this one, folks, but 
    hopefully it will be of some interest.
    Stewart Mason mentioned picking up a few Co&Ce 45's by the
    Vogues recently. The gentleman mentioned in the header had 
    a career that was intertwined with the Vogues.
    The song "True Lovers" was written by Sonny, and 
    originally recorded by him as part of a Pittsburgh outfit 
    called The 4 Chaps. Sonny was also lead singer of a group 
    called The Fenways, who made a little bit of national 
    noise with a song called "Walk."
    The Fenways later morphed into an outfit called The Racket
    Squad, who released two LP's on the Jubilee label. The 
    first LP was self-titled, and the second was called 
    "Corners of Your Mind." Prior to recording for Jubilee, the
    Racket Squad was working with producer Nick Cenci (the "Co"
    of Co&Ce). They had recorded a Tony Hatch/Pet Clark song 
    called "You're The One." Legend has it that Cenci thought 
    this would suit one of his other acts a little better.
    Sonny DiNunzio's vocals were wiped from the recording, and
    The Vogues' career kicked into high gear!
    Yep, the Racket Squad was the backing band on the Vogues' 
    "You're The One." There are two versions of the song, one 
    with and one without the string section in the break.
    Some sources claim that Sonny felt that he was robbed of 
    national fame by Cenci's stunt, but chances are a 
    DiNunzio-led version of the song would not have had the 
    same impact.
    Sonny put together a lounge act called Sebastian, and 
    continued to play the Pittsburgh area until his death in 
    an auto accident in the early 70's.
    Collectibles Records has just released a Racket Squad CD, 
    which includes both LP's and some singles, including the 
    fabulous "That's How Much I Love My Baby," IMHO one of 
    Sonny's finest moments.
    Sonny was also the cousin of legendary Pittsburgh DJ Terry
    Lee, who was responsible for The Fantastic DeeJays and The 
    Swamp Rats, considered by many to be one of the founding 
    fathers of punk. Terry released an LP called "Sonny" 
    shortly after DiNunzio's death, with a shot of him on the 
    cover decked out Elvis-style in a jumpsuit. The LP 
    featured some kinda-loungey remakes and originals.
    On a related topic, some collectors may be aware of a 
    Swamp Rats 45 on Co&Ce, which is kind of unusual, since 
    all their other releases were on St. Clair. According to 
    Terry, he signed the Swamp Rats over to Nick Cenci in 
    exchange for a second chance at an audition for a 
    Pittsburgh TV show called "Come Alive," which could be 
    described as a local version of "American Banstand." Terry
    got the hosting gig, and Nick got a decimated version of 
    the Swamp Rats. The band broke up shortly thereafter.
    Some of the Swamp Rats, Deejays, and Fenways material can 
    be found on a comp CD called "Burghers" which is available
    from either Get Hip ( or Jim's (
    All of the above mentioned CD's are all done from 
    Greg Matecko
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    Subject:     Van Dyke Parks
    Received:    07/07/99 1:06 am
    From:        Don Richardson, drichxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Since there have been a number of comments about Van Dyke,
    I thought I would add my two-cents.
    Jamie, it was wonderful to read your account of Van Dyke's
    show. I was surprised he didn't come up with half a string 
    quartet to embellish his songs. Not meaning to diminish 
    the talent of the two players, it would have been a great 
    addition to have a cello and violin included. Van Dyke 
    brought Leland Sklar and Grant Geissman with him. For 
    those who don't recognize Grant Geissman's name, he is a 
    phenomenal talent on his own as a guitarist who is 
    probably best known for his creation of the classic guitar
    solo on Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good."
    It was quite a kick to learn Van Dyke performed "Heroes 
    and Villains." Until the last couple years, Van Dyke's 
    solo live performances over the last 35 years could 
    probably be counted on the fingers of two hands. While I 
    cannot say with certainty that he has never previously 
    performed a "SMiLE '-era song in public, I can say that 
    I've never heard he has ever done so before. When I 
    learned last summer he was going to perform at the Carl 
    Wilson Benefit show, I wrote and asked him what he was 
    going to play. In asking, I also took a big chance at the 
    end and suggested that with his current singing voice, and
    the musicians that were available at the show, he could 
    pull-off a darned good version of "Heroes and Villains"---
    in my opinion. The fact that he went into the attic to 
    retrieve H&V may just be a coincidence. At the same time, 
    it could show that he is listening.
    As to Van Dyke's early singles, I may be able to shed some
    uninformed shade on that topic. Some of the earlier singles
    were released by MGM, not WB. Therefore, it probably would 
    have been costly to secure use licenses for them on his 
    recent re-issues. His recent CD re-issues were probably 
    projected to be marginally profitable, at best. A summary 
    of singles (and others never officially recorded):
    1. Come to the Sunshine (Parks)/Farther Along (Hopi  Indians) 
    (Traditional Adapt. Parks) MGM-T-9982 (1966) 
    2.  Number Nine (Beethoven/Adapt. Arr. Parks)/Do What You  Wanta 
    (Parks/Hutton) MGM-1301 (1966) 
    3. Donovan's  Colours-Mono (Leitch/Adapt. Arr. Parks)/ Donovan's  
    Colours-Stereo (Leitch/Adapt. Arr. Parks) WB-7026 (1967) 
    4 . Music for a Datsun TV Commercial (Parks) 
    5. Music for  Ice Capades 
    6. Out on a Rolling Sea (When Jesus Speaks to  Me) (Joseph Spence)/The 
    Eagle and Me (Arlen/Harburg) WB- 7409 (1970) 
    7. Back on the Track (Parks) (1985) 
    8. Amazing Grace (PD-Arr. Parks) (either 1975 or 1998) 
    Numbers 1A/B and 2A/B are not likely to be released unless
    MGM is in a benevolent mood. Number 3A appeared on his 
    first album Number 3B Has not appeared anywhere to my 
    knowledge. It was reported to be on Danny Hutton's album 
    "Pre-Dog Night", but I cannot confirm it. Number 4 appears 
    on WB Promotional (Loss Leader) "The 1969 Warner/Reprise 
    Songbook" (PRO 331, 1969) (Not likely to be re-released 
    because the rights are probably owned by Nissan) Number 5 
    appears on WB Promotional (Loss Leader) "The 1969 Warner/
    Reprise Record Show" (PRO 336, 1969) (Not likely to be 
    re-released because the rights are probably owned by the 
    "Ice Capades".) Numbers 6A appears on "Looney Tunes & 
    Merrie Melodies" (PRO 423, 1970) Number 6A and 6B both are
    included on March, 1999's, Rykodisc re-issues of Van Dyke's
    first 3 albums. Number 7 Was never recorded to my knowledge. 
    It was composed for the Japan Racing Society for a 
    parade at Disney, Tokyo. Number 8 (Parts 1 & 2) are 
    included on the March, 1999, Rykodisc re-issues.
    So most of the early singles to which he owns sole rights 
    are probably included in March's Rykodisc re-issues. The 
    reason some of the other songs may have made it to a WB 
    record may be due to the fact that they were categorized 
    as "promotional material." My understanding is that there 
    have always been different rules regarding use licenses 
    for Promo releases.
    I would also question his remark to a record store owner 
    regarding his earlier works no longer meeting his high 
    standard. It sounds more like his trademark response to a 
    question to which he doesn't care to visit. Not that the 
    topic is uncomfortable, but rather many interviewers try 
    and enter the "SMiLE" era topic via that particular back 
    door. I know that when he and I spent an hour going 
    through his 200+ record discography, I never sensed he was
    embarrassed or shamed by any of the songs. In fact, he 
    seemed to have some fun revisiting those early years and 
    had some interesting comments on a few.
    Sorry for the length. I don't comment often, but when I do
    I make up for it.
    --Don Richardson 
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    Subject:     Bob Lind
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Ian Chapman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jeffrey Thames wrote:
    >For what it's worth, I recommend the EMI compilation *You
    >Might Have Heard My Footsteps: The Best [sic] of Bob Lind*
    >from (I believe) 1995. It contains both World Pacific
    >albums in their entirety, plus a few extra goodies. I
    >bought it primarily for "Elusive Butterfly" (a favorite
    >since first listen) and was not disappointed in the least
    >by the other tracks. "It's Only My Love" shoulda made him
    >a two-hit wonder at the very least...
    Likewise "Remember the Rain"....thanks for the 
    recommendation of this collection. I only have a few of 
    Bob's tracks, and I like them all, so this CD sounds like 
    an essential purchase. Does it also include "Hey Nellie 
    Nellie", which he cut for Verve Folkways? I recently 
    picked this up as a 45, and was knocked out by the 
    combination of the echoey production and Bob's pure voice.
    One of the best "social comment" folk records ever, in my 
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    Subject:     Sunshine Pop, UK Style!
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        David Bash, Bashxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi Everyone,
    I wanted to let you know about 2 new great CDs on Sequel 
    Records that many on this list would love. They're called 
    "Look At The Sunshine (British Summer Tyme Pop)" and 
    "Dreamtime (British Sunshine Pop)", and they each feature 
    30 tracks of wonderful late 60s UK pop from the Pye and 
    Picadilly Vaults. There are tracks by bigger name artists 
    like The Searchers, The Montanas, The Rockin Berries, and 
    and The Ivy League as well as more obscure lights like The
    Knack (no, not that one!), Sands Of Time, The Chosen Few, 
    and The Factotums, plus many others.
    Fans of The Tokens, The Yellow Balloon, The Turtles, The 
    Parade, and The Mamas and The Papas, to name a few, will 
    eat these up!
    Spectropop Rules!!!!!
    Take Care,
    David Bash
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    Subject:     Re: To: David Feldman  From: Diane Renay
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Diane renay, CEIInvxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi David:
    In answer to why "Navy Blue" was so popular in Japan, I 
    can only guess. From what I have heard, the Japanese men 
    love Blonde Caucasian looking women, and maybe if that is 
    so, then all the Japanese women would like to look like 
    that, ha, ha!!!!! Honestly, I can't really give you a 
    correct answer, cause I don't really know why it was such 
    a bit hit there for so long a time!
    I was asked to tour Japan for 3 weeks, but because I was 
    still just a kid in hi school, I declined to go. Also, I 
    wasn't too crazy for flying, so the thought of being in an
    airplane, flying over the ocean for all those hours, was 
    not something that I wanted to do! 
    I had a terrible experience once when I was flying in a 
    private plane, that was owned by a DJ, who had a TV show 
    in Pittsburgh. Every weekend after his Saturday show, he 
    would fly the recording artists that had appeared on his 
    show, to a live show he held Sat. nights in another state.
    I was in his plane with Lou Christie, who sat next to me, 
    and Bobby Goldsboro, who was sitting behind us, when the 
    plane filled up with smoke, and the engine started to 
    sputter! We started to go down, and by the grace of GOD we
    glided in and were able to land at a privately owned 
    airport. I saw my whole life go before me, and we all 
    thought we were goners!!! After this terrible experience, 
    I couldn't get on a plane for the next couple of months, 
    until Bob Crewe had a talk with me, and told me that if I 
    wanted to continue my singing career, I had better get 
    back on a plane! Till this day, I don't like flying!
    Diane Renay <[:>)
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    Subject:     Re: Sunset Sound & Brian on Bass
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Greg Liebzeit, gliebzxxxxcom
    To:          Spectro Pop,
     Well, I just had to pop out from lurking on reading your 
    wonderful post, Carol. What an enlightening view of Brian 
    in the studio! I don't believe I've yet read anything that
    put me THERE in the studio with Brian, Chuck and the 
    Wrecking Crew as you did in your description of Brian's 
    demeanor and abilities in the studio and away from it. 
    Your descriptions of him on the floor and then 'forever' 
    in the booth are gems. Also, his ability at the board is 
    probably not that well known. Your emphasis on Brian's 
    business demeanor, humor and happy persona are what you 
    have said in all interviews that I recall reading. The key
    phrase for me was "hey, he was young & having fun, why 
    shouldn't he play piano in a sand-box, what's wrong with 
    that?" I'm a few years younger than you (just a few) and 
    left the LA area in the early 60s, but the feeling you 
    convey is perfect! The way to perceive how people really 
    reacted in those times is to strip away all the 'modern' 
    conceptions of weirdness and hipness and see it from the 
    age that it was lived. 
     The mention of the groove that Brian shows while playing 
    bass in concert videos was another high point for me. He 
    must have been awesome to see in concert in the early 
    years of the BB. 
     Thank you for your posts... and for all the terrific 
    music that you've played for us.
    Best regards,
    Greg L
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    Subject:     Midas Touch
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Paul Urbahns, Paulurbxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 7/6/99 1:08:07 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
    > Anyone heard of [Midas Touch]? And do they have music readily 
    > available?
    I remember one Midas Touch album being issued, and we 
    played songs off it when I was working for an MOR station 
    in the late 60s. It was on Decca but I thought the songs 
    they did were covers. They had a great sound similiar to 
    Cufflinks (Tracy), and Peppermint Rainbow (Will you be 
    Staying After Sunday). Like the other two groups I 
    mentioned (also on Decca I believe) their masters are lost
    in the Music Cemetery of America (MCA Records) vault 
    probably never to be heard again. Check the used record 
    shops the Midas Touch album I remember is probabl there, 
    it sold fairly well.
    Paul URbahns
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    Subject:     New Person
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Bob Alcivar,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Spectropop List,
    Hi List People,
    Thank you Carol Kaye for letting me know and getting me on
    this list. I'm new kid on the block, so don't know too much
    about all of this tech communication, although because of 
    Carol's recommendation, I have Bob Lincoln setting up my 
    new web site, which is also a new thing for me. It's 
    amazing the way things evolve. All I wanted to do was 
    compose/arrange and produce music, but here I am 
    entrenched into the world of hi-tech. As I'm learning, 
    though, I'm enjoying it a lot, and I look forward to '
    talking' to you people out there. 
    Bob Alcivar <>
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    Subject:     Newbeats
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Ian Chapman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    John Rausch wrote:
    >Anyone have any info on the group that was the Newbeats?
    >They had a hit with Bread and Butter, but my favorite was
    >Run Baby Run and I came across a great find. The Run Baby
    >Run lp in stereo.
    John, Sequel put out "The Best of the Newbeats" on CD a 
    couple of years back, which I think is still on catalogue 
    (NEX CD 231). 29 tracks, including a couple by the Mathis 
    Brothers/Dean & Mark, and some solo Larry Henley tracks. 
    The liner notes give a full account of the group's history, 
    too long for me to duplicate here, but a few extracts: 
    The group was Larry Henley (with the falsetto), and Dean &
    Mark Mathis. Larry had performed with the Mathis brothers 
    as early as '62, but it wasn't until '64 that the Newbeats
    debuted. Before that, both Larry and the Mathis Brothers 
    were signed to Hickory as separate acts. The original 
    acetate of "Bread & Butter", their biggest hit, contained 
    no falsetto was Dean Mathis who came up with 
    the arrangement that we're familiar with. The group stayed
    with Hickory until '72, then had a single on Buddah in '73,
    and their final one on Playboy in '74. Larry went on as a 
    solo for several labels, but is now more well-known as a 
    songwriter. This is the guy who wrote "Wind Beneath My 
    Wings". By the way, Barbara Mills - who cut some great 
    records at Hickory, including "Queen of Fools" and "Make 
    It Last" - was Larry's sister.
    John, I'd cite "Run Baby Run" as my favourite Newbeats 
    track too, along with the similar "Crying My Heart Out" 
    (sadly not on the CD). An interesting footnote: a harmony 
    group called the Weekends did the oldie "Canadian Sunset" 
    on Columbia. in EXACTLY the same stompy, unrelenting style
    as "Run Baby Run" and I do mean fact, you'd 
    swear they'd used the same backing track!! Well worth 
    looking out for - produced by Morty Craft (Columbia 4-
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    Subject:     Newbeats
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Paul Urbahns, Paulurbxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    CC:          jxxxxet
    John asked about the Newbeats. I have "best Of The 
    newbeats" CD issued on Sequel it has 29 cuts including an 
    interview with the newbeats by Jimmy O'Neill (of Shindig 
    fame). A quick glance over the liners indicates all the 
    songs were recorded in Nashville at either Columbia 
    Studios, or later Hickory/Accuff Rose Studio except for 
    two tracks recorded at Soundship Studio Nashville. All the
    songs were published by Acuff-Rose. I do know they didn't 
    play on their records but used some of Nashvilles best 
    studio musicians of the period.
    Paul Urbahns
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    Subject:     Re: Newbeats
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        WASE RADIO, wxxxxorg
    To:          Spectropop List,
    To John Rausch:
    The Newbeats were a vocal trio from Nashvillle, consisting
    of Larry Henley and brothers Dean and Mark Mathis. The 
    group had four top forty hits, all on Hickory. Their 
    biggest was their debut, "Bread and Butter" which peaked 
    at number two around September 1964, They followed with "
    Everything's All right" (#16 Dec. 1964), and "Break Away (
    >From That Boy) (#40 March 1965). Their final final top 40 
    hit was "Run Baby Run Back Into My Arms) which peaked at #
    12 around November 1965.
    An interesting curios. In early 1967, They recorded a very
    interesting cover version of Nat Stuckey's 1966 country hit
    "Sweet Thing". The song was a top 20 local hit in 
    Louisville Ky. As a matter of fact, I found a used copy of
    this record at a second hand record store. As you may or 
    may not know, Larry Henley co-wrote the song "Wind Benath 
    My Wings" which was intially a country hit for Gary Morris
    in 1984, and was a giant hit for Bette Midler in 1989.
                                  Spectropop is great!
                                   Michael G. Marvin
                                    WASE radio,
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    Subject:     Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Ian Chapman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Stig O'Hara asked:-
    > 1. Do You Believe In Love At First Sight - Dionne Warwick
    Who wrote the song? Bacharach?
    Hi Stig,
    Interesting, this one. No, not a Bacharach song. It was 
    penned in the UK by Roker/Shury/McDonald/Rae, and it was 
    Phil Swern, Ron Roker and the late Gerry Shury who 
    produced the original version for Britain's Polly Brown on
    GTO in '76. Anyone familiar with Polly Brown (once lead 
    singer of Pickettywitch) will know she has often been 
    accused of being a Dionne Warwick soundalike....indeed, 
    she has a similar voice. In a strange twist, Dionne 
    covered "Do You Believe In Love At First Sight" for we had Dionne covering a song that had 
    originally been performed by someone who sounded just like
    Phil Swern & Gerry Shury were a writing/producing team who
    came up with a whole lot of bouncy 70s "mock-Motown" pop 
    tracks, including nearly all the tracks on Polly Brown's 
    GTO album. (On which can be found her original version of 
    "S.O.S", which the Manhattan Transfer would later cover on
    their "Coming Out" album.
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    Subject:     Re:  Do You Believe In Love At First Sight
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        DJ JimmyB, DJJimmyxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 7/6/99 12:59:36 PM, you wrote:
    >1. Do You Believe In Love At First Sight - Dionne Warwick
    I go nuts over this one. It popped up on a Rare Soul 
    Compilation on Warner I believe, and it was a 45 as well 
    which I think I have! Its Mega-Beach, a real 
    finger-snapper, and really should have put Dionne back on 
    the musical map strong but something went wrong.........Is
    it too late to turn back now?...
    Jimmy Botticelli
    "Jimmy's Easy" airs on WMBR-FM, Cambridge, MA 88.1 
    Tuesdays from 6-8 am. It can be heard in Real Time if you 
    download Real Audio and calculate where you're at in 
    relation to Cambridge, timewise, and go to
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    Subject:     Mick Patrick
    Received:    07/07/99 11:30 pm
    From:        Ian Chapman,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Will Stos wrote:
    >Ian, do you know if Mick has some back issues of his
    >fanzines to sell? I'd love to buy some. Does he have email
    >yet, or could I pass a message along to him through you?
    >I'd love to chat with the guy who indirectly, taught me
    >75% I know about girl groups through liner notes.
    Hi Will,
    I know I've already covered this in a recent e-mail to you, 
    but in case anyone else is interested, I believe there 
    is a small number of the last Philately available, and the
    60s Brit girls double-issue of "That Will Never Happen 
    Again". Mick doesn't yet have e-mail, but I'm happy to 
    pass on any messages or any enquiries - just drop me an 
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    Subject:     TRM, That Will Never Happen Again, Philately
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        Jimmy Cresitelli, Jimmyxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Hi everyone... a while ago I posted a note saying that I 
    had many issues of the above-named magazines, and asked 
    Ian to get info for me re the copying of the items for 
    interested parties. Ian, I hadn't heard back; what is the 
    policy about that? I know responses re the Phil Spector 
    Appreciation Society are long in coming... : ) [Mick still
    owes me the last year's worth of Philately... tell him I 
    said hello!] I'd be happy to share the thousands of cool 
    girl group facts and notes in those mags if it's all right
    with the original publishers. The pictures, the stories, 
    the discographies would make any collector drool! (I 
    realize TRM was from a different source.) Cheers to all!
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    Subject:     Welcome aboard
    Received:    07/07/99 11:29 pm
    From:        DJ JimmyB, DJJimmyxxxxm
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 7/6/99 12:59:36 PM, you wrote:
    >Thanks, Jimmy Bee for putting me on to this list!
    Welcome aboard Mingo-go and join me in reading some great 
    information and reflection from some folks who were there 
    in studio or in spirit..
    Jimmy Botticelli
    ...Hey all, this woman's got some chutzpah!
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    Subject:     Guy Mitchell
    Received:    07/07/99 11:30 pm
    From:        Shelby Riggs,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    I am attaching the obituaries for everyone's information. 
    Guy Mitchell passed away in Las Vegas last Friday (7-2-99). 
    I had the honor to know this great performer. He's 
    another example of the great fifties performers that time 
    has overlooked. He consistently charted on the charts from
    1951 to 1959. Not many singers have achieved what Guy did. 
    I saw Guy at his last performance on Labor Day Weekend in 
    1993. He did an excellent performance, complete with a 32 
    piece orchestra,and back-up singers. Guy, we'll miss you, 
    but your songs will last a long time in our memories.
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