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Spectropop - Digest Number 11

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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Tommy James/Gary Zekley
           From: Dave Mirich 
      2. Home Of The Boy I Love
           From: Jamie LePage 
      3. Chapel Of Love
           From: john rausch 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 09:03:04 EDT
   From: Dave Mirich
Subject: Re: Tommy James/Gary Zekley

I was hoping someone would discuss Tommy James'
relationship with Gary Zekley.  Was it a true
mentor/mentee relationship?  Would Gary have achieved
greatness without James' tutelage?  Actually, can someone
tell more about the too short life, career and influence
of Zekley? 


Dave Mirich

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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 13:09:38 +0900
   From: Jamie LePage 
Subject: Home Of The Boy I Love

Ian Chapman wrote:

> "The Home Of The Boy I Love" (as originally released by
> Lori Martin).  She claims that she and Barry didn't write
> the song, but she sang the demo for somebody else. But
> copies of the record are credited to Mann/Weil, so........?

Alan Warner replied:

> I show that HOME OF THE BOY I LOVE was written solely by
> Sylvester Bradford who (with Al Lewis) co-wrote Fats Domino's
> hit, I'M READY and also the Little Anthony & The Imperials

Interesting, The song is widely believed to have been
written by Mann and Weil, but BMI database does not show
this title as written by them. ASCAP data base confirms
Syvester Bradford as the writer.(I noticed he also
composed the title I WANT A BOY FOR MY BIRTHDAY which I
know as recorded by the Cookies...). and/or why did Del-Fi get the Lori Martin credits
wrong? There must be some little story there. Anyone know?


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 09:39:40 -0000
   From: john rausch
Subject: Chapel Of Love

Coming in August, PBS will air a tribute to Jeff Barry
including guests singing all the hits like Ronnie Spector,
Brian Wilson, Crystals, Mary Wells etc...Check out the
link for all the details!

John Rausch
Phil Spector`s Wall Of Sound @

Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes @

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