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There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 120:

      1. Re: The Origins of "Stage Door"
           From: "Mike C" 
      2. California
           From: Glenn Sadin  
      3. Re: I Stand Accused
           From: Richard Havers 
      4. Need help with Rockfile
           From: Scott Swanson 
      5. Raindrops' "That Boy John" & JFK
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      6. Subject: Buried treasures of tomorrow
           From: Will George 
      7. I Stand Accused/Sharon Tandy
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
      8. Re: Van McCoy
           From: Patrick Rands 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 01:05:41 -0000
   From: "Mike C" 
Subject: Re: The Origins of "Stage Door"

--- In spectropop Geoff Mullins wrote:

> Can someone enlighten me on a Goffin/King track called
> "Stage Door". I know that Tony Jackson of the Searchers
> covered it (Pye in the U.K, Red Bird in the U.S) but who
> did the original?
> Regards,
> Geoff Mullins

Seems to me that I read somewhere that Tony Jackson
learned the song from a Carole King publishing demo.  I
would say that his version IS the original.  His version
certainly has a Carole King piano feel to it!

Can anyone else report if this song has been recorded by
anyone else?

Mike C.

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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 22:55:56 -0800
   From: Glenn Sadin 
Subject: California

>Curt Becher-vocals,Guitars
>Brent Nelson-drums,percussion,vocals
>Joe Chemay-bass,vocals
>Mike Merros-keyboards

In case anyone's interested, Joe Chemay recorded and
toured with Michael Nesmith in the 1990's.

Glenn Sadin,
Japanese pop from the '50s & '60s! NIHON NO POPS:

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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 09:26:24 +0000
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: I Stand Accused


This is an extract from something I have been working on.
Thought it might add a little to the knowledge. The chart
placings all refer to UK singles chart.

In December '64 Kinsley returned to the Merseybeats and
Gustafson left. Their first single of '65 a cover of The
Shirelles' Don't Let It Happen To Us failed to chart. By
this time Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, the Who's managers
had signed them. The follow-up, a version of Bull Moose
Jackson's U.S. hit I Love You, Yes I Do, reached No.22.
It was next intended that they release a version of Jerry
Butler's I Stand Accused. However, crossed wires resulted
in them recording a Tony Colton/Ray Smith song with the
same title. Nevertheless, with Nicky Hopkins on piano and
Keith Moon on gong, the record managed to make it to
No.38; it was covered in '80 by Elvis Costello on his
album 'Get Happy'. -- 

Best Wishes


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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 03:10:34 -0800
   From: Scott Swanson 
Subject: Need help with Rockfile

I'm in a jam and I need some assistance with some

If anyone out there has "Rockfile" or "The Great Rock
Discography" (or similar reference works), could you
PLEASE consult it real quick and let me know if there
are any entries for the following artists:

Andy Anderson (c. 1965)
Jimmy Cliff (Island releases c. 1966)
Jackie Edwards (Island releases c. 1966)
Johnny Howard Band (looking specifically for the song
"One Of A Kind")
Peppi (Peppi Borza)

Thanks in advance,


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Message: 5
   Date: 6 Mar 2001 04:09:27 -0800
   From: Lindsay Martin
Subject: Raindrops' "That Boy John" & JFK

Doc Rock mentioned the Raindrops "That Boy John" in
connection with JFK. The story I heard (admittedly in
Australia, where it did get some airplay) was that the
song had been withheld from radio play or even
withdrawn out of respect for JFK, because of the
coincidence of its release with the assassination.
(Doc says it "tanked", a term I don't know but I take
that to mean it just flopped commercially, or does it
mean what I'm talking about?)

I noticed that "That Boy John" didn't appear on a
vinyl Raindrops greatest hits some years ago which
included the obvious tracks ("What A Guy", "The Kind
of Boy You Can't Forget") and even the B-side of TBJ,
"The Hanky Panky" which as we know became famous later
in the 60s in another version.   I always thought
"That Boy John" was up there with the Raindrops' best
and would've expected to have seen it on such a
collection, so that seemed to reinforce the story I'd
heard.  Perhaps someone can enlighten me on this.



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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:47:06 EST
   From: Will George 
Subject: Subject: Buried treasures of tomorrow

> any ideas what albums from the recent past are good
> candidates for critical and/or popular favour in
> future, even though they may have gone nowhere on
> release?

My vote goes to Maria McKee's "Life Is Sweet." Her
record company sat on it for a year, finally released
it without promotion, and then dropped her when it
failed to sell well. Even many of her fans hated this
record, yet it has developed a cult following, and I
think in the future it may be hailed as highly as "The
Velvet Underground & Nico." But for that to happen,
Brian Wilson probably WILL have to be President!

Will George

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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 10:57:52 -0800
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: I Stand Accused/Sharon Tandy

Alec Palao wrote:
Re: I Stand Accused/Sharon Tandy

>Tony Colton is also responsible for writing/producing
>perhaps my all time fave Brit Girl 45, Sharon Tandy's
>"You Gotta Believe It", released on UK Atlantic in 1968.

Guys......I'd love to hear this......could some kind
soul make an MP3 of this??  Please let me know!!!


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Message: 8
   Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 12:24:21 -0500
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Re: Van McCoy

What had brought my attention to his name was a
combination of it popping up on many of Lesley Gore's
songs on her Bear Family Box Set (a real incredible gem
of a box set) and than also on a 7 inch single I got by
the King Cousins with a song called Today I'm in Love -
one of my finds of 2000 it is such a wonderful girl
group sound (the flipside has a male "cousin" singing
Just One Smile, with the female "cousins" singing


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