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    Volume #0079                                  05/05/98
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Subject:     Beatle Myth
Sent:        4/5/98 3:02 am
Received:    4/5/98 10:41 am
From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

Javed Jafri, javedjaXXX@XXXXXX.ca wrote:

>> From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom 
>> Well, that was the last straw. I was tired of revisionist rock 
>> writers claiming that everything from Girl Groups to Surf to 
>> the Everly Brothers to Doo Wop was killed off by the British 
>> Invasion!
>
>So Doc are you saying that the Everly's chart reign was already
>over before the Brit. Invasion started? One thing you can't 
>deny is that their biggest post-Beatles record "Gone, Gone, 
>Gone" sounded like it was influenced by what was happening 
>across the pond. BTW my favorite song by the Everlys is the 
>post invasion "Bowling Green".
>
>Javed 

Hi, Javed.

Man, do I love the Everly Brothers AND the Beatles.

Here is a year-by-year survey of the Everly Brothers' 
chart positions on Billboard:

1957
  2
  1
1958
  20
  1
  30
  1
  10
  2
  40
1959
  16
  22
  4
1960
  7
  1
  56
  8
  74
  7
  21
  22
1961
  8
  7
  27
  41
  96
  20
  82
1962
  6
  9
  75
  76
  48
1963
no Billboard Hot 100 chartings
1964
  72
  31
1965-66 
No Chartings
1967
  40
1984
  50

June of '62 was their last major hit. Way before "I Want To 
Hold Your Hand."   Every change in music, or artist whose hits 
ended between 1962 and 1965, can't be attributed to the Beatles.

Most major acts in the first 2 decades of rock and roll had a 
maximum five-year life span on the Top 40 charts. They might 
have a career longer than that, a few sporadic hits, or even a 
revival. Or big LPs.

But because of changing times, new musical trends, fans growing
up, group members leaving, dying, etc., most big groups had a 
five-year run (in terms of big single hits), max. Beach Boys, 
Beatles, Kingston Trio, Jan & Dean, Bobby Darin, Shirelles, etc.

Doc

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Subject:     Re: Chris White
Sent:        2/5/98 4:31 am
Received:    2/5/98 9:00 am
From:        BashPop, BashXXX@XXXXXXm
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

<>

Hi Dave,

"Spanish Wine" was written by a gentleman named Chris White (
not the member of the Zombies) who, in my opinion, is one of 
the most talented purveyors of the Beach Boys sound there ever 
was. In 1976 Chris released an album on the UK label Charisma 
called "Mouth Music", which is full of White penned Beach Boys 
influenced tunes that are absolutely beautiful and have 
dizzying harmonies, including his version of "Spanish Wine", 
which made the UK top 50 that year. "Mouth Music" was White's 
lone release, but in the mid 80s he advertised a cassette in 
California Music magazine, which contained a bunch of outtakes 
from the late 60s to the late 70s. The cassette was called "
Circuits And Bumps", and is as good as his album, featuring a 
song called "Rapscallion" which is among the most wonderful 
Beach Boys influenced songs one could imagine, full of soft 
harmonies and longing.

After a long layoff from doing music, Chris re-emerged in 1991 
with a band he formed with his brother and friends called The 
Surfonics. The Surfonics self- released a cassette of original 
gems that harkened back strongly to the early Beach Boys period
. I know several people on this list would really love this 
tape!

These days Chris is on the staff of Stomp! magazine, a fanzine 
devoted completely to the Beach Boys. I don't have one handy or
I'd post the address, but if you have any questions for Chris 
about his music or Stomp, you can e- mail him at . 
I'm sure he'd be glad to hear from you, and please
tell him David Bash sent you!

--
Spectropop Rules!!!!!
Take Care,
David

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Subject:     Re: don & phil
Sent:        4/5/98 9:38 am
Received:    4/5/98 10:41 am
From:        KingoGrief, KingoGrXXX@XXXXXXm
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

In a message dated 98-05-03 11:32:26 EDT, javed writes:

<< BTW my favorite song by the Everlys is the 
 post invasion "Bowling Green". >>


beautiful song...i first heard it about 13 years ago, and it 
helped me realize that the best songs by major artists weren't 
always chartbusters...i'd add "empty boxes", "love with your 
heart", "lord of the manor", and the *roots* version of "i 
wonder if i care as much" to that list...
jeff [also "turn around"]

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Subject:     Canadian Cold Front Movin' In
Sent:        4/5/98 12:48 pm
Received:    4/5/98 7:20 pm
From:        Javed Jafri, javedjaXXX@XXXXXX.ca
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

> From:        GBMGIDEON, GBMGIDXXX@XXXXXXm
> To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com> > 
> I just received a copy of Back to the Girl Zone on Marginal 
> Records.
> 
> What a good collection of obscure girl group Spector sounds. I 
> particularly like Shirley Matthews' "Big Town Boy" > 
> The Wall of Sound is still standing...at least here in Memphis!
> John King

"Big Town Boy" by Shirley Matthews is actually not such an 
obscure record here in Toronto. I believe Shirley was from this
area and that song was quite a hit here. The song is still 
played on the radio here. I have always liked it and have 
wondered why it never did anything in the States.

Speaking of Canadian Spector-sound contenders, Has anyone on 
the list heard "Half Past Midnight" by the Staccatos. This is a
great post Pet Sounds record that should have been a hit in the 
States. The Staccatos later changed their name to The Five Man 
Electrical Band but never released anything that matched the 
magnificence of "Half Past Midnight".

Javed

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Subject:     Back to the Girl Zone
Sent:        5/5/98 11:52 am
Received:    5/5/98 11:54 am
From:        le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

GBMGIDEON, GBMGIDXXX@XXXXXXm wrote:

>I just received a copy of Back to the Girl Zone on Marginal 
>Records.
>
>What a good collection of obscure girl group Spector sounds. I 
>particularly like Shirley Matthews' "Big Town Boy" and a 
>Goffin-King composition by the Three Bells called "Softly in 
>the Night".

I saw this the other day. In fact, I've seen a whole heck of a lot on 
this label recently. Supposedly based in Belgium, Marginal seem to be the 
premiere reissue label for GG and related music. The discs are rather 
expensive, too, but the track selection is always great. Anyone know more 
about this label or is there a place to find a catalogue on them?

Thanks!
--
le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
RodeoDrive/5030

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Subject:     Back to the Girl Zone
Sent:        4/5/98 3:02 am
Received:    4/5/98 10:41 am
From:        Doc Rock, docroXXX@XXXXXXom
To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com

GBMGIDEON, GBMGIDXXX@XXXXXXm wrote:

>I just received a copy of Back to the Girl Zone on Marginal 
>Records.
>
>What a good collection of obscure girl group Spector sounds. I 
>particularly like Shirley Matthews' "Big Town Boy" and a 
>Goffin-King composition by the Three Bells called "Softly in 
>the Night".
>
>The Wall of Sound is still standing...at least here in Memphis!
>John King

Hi, John.

I also just got the Zone CD. The Three Bells British version of
"Softly In the Night" is great. I like the fast tempo. But the 
Cookies' still rule.

I also got the Carroll Girls CD. I have been a collector of 
Andrea, Yvonne, Cathy, and the rest of these non-sisters for 
years. What a surprise to see a CD! Highlights:  "He's Just A 
Playboy" by Bernadette; "Poor Little Puppet" (the Jan & Dean 
song) by Cathy; "Johnny Come Lately" (the Bryan Highland song) 
also  by Cathy; "Welcome Home Baby" by Toni; and "Don't Hurt Me
" by Bernadette."

Doc

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