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There are 23 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 414:

      1. Re: Del Shannon
           From: "Brad Elliott" 
      2. Del's suicide
           From: Doc Rock 
      3. Del Shannon
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      4. Re: Del Shannon
           From: "Michael Coleman" 
      5. Del Shannon, Map City, who's 
         Harry, black and white, Irma Thomas
           From: "Paul Payton" 
      6. Girl I've Got News For You
           From: "Javed Jafri" 
      7. Re: Map City
           From: Leonardo 
      8. Girl I Got News For You
           From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
      9. Re: More Mark Wirtz/The Whales 45
           From: Mark Frumento 
     10. Bobby Vee M-PAK three hour interview show: 
         it WILL be re-aired next week
           From: Ronnie Allen 
     11. Re: 6 7/8 - Ski-Daddle
           From: "Jeffrey Glenn" 
     12. Lou Christie trivia
           From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
     13. Re: Poppy Family
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
     14. Re: Lothar
           From: Joey Stec 
     15. Re: Lothar
           From: Doug 
     16. The Two P's of British Pop
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     17. Re Baby Jane Holzer
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     18. Baby Jane Holzer
           From: "Ian Chapman" 
     19. Ohio Express/John Pantry
           From: Mark Frumento 
     20. Where is he now?
           From: Paul Woods 
     21.  Re: Mark Eric
           From: LePageWeb 
     22. Sunset Strip history
           From: Freeman Carmack 
     23. Andrew Gold
           From: Will George 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:09:01 -0600
   From: "Brad Elliott" 
Subject: Re: Del Shannon

Billy G. Spradlin wrote:

> > I heard it was a bad reaction to Prozac or some other
> > anti-depressant.
>
> I remember seeing some tabloid TV show a few years ago
> that had a story on people who became more depressed or
> violent while taking Prozac. They had a very short
> interview with his widow who said she thought the drug
> was the cause of his suicide and was suing the company.
> (dont know the outcome or if there was a settlement.)

Check out this link:

http://cchr.org/art/eng/page20.htm

His wife, LeAnne, places blame squarely on Prozac, which
he'd been taking for only 15 days at the time he shot
himself.

Brad


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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 18:31:02 -0500
   From: Doc Rock 
Subject: Del's suicide

An inside source told me that he was driven to it by his
(new) wife.

Doc


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Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 15:19:58 EST
   From: Paul Urbahns 
Subject: Del Shannon

Original Message from Keith Beach 


> Does anyone know why Del Shannon committed suicide?
> I read an obituary at the time that hinted at some
> dark secret...

Everybody has an opinion, but it was my understanding from
what I read at the time, he wanted to go out and tour to
promote his new album "Drop Down And Get Me" I think is
the title, I have it here someplace. But his manager had
him booked into an overseas oldies tour and I got the
feeling he felt trapped in the oldies circuit. Like Rick
Nelson got tried of singing memories every night.

Paul W. Urbahns


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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:00:18 -0700
   From: "Michael Coleman" 
Subject: Re: Del Shannon

----- Original Message from: "Mike Arcidiacono" 

> Its generally believed that when the powers that be told
> him that he was not selected to be a Traveling Woodbury,
> and that put him over the edge. He really wanted that.

I was at Del's memorial in Newhall, CA. I'll say that Del
had a lot of friends. I was not that familiar with him,
being kind of too young to know of his music while it was
still in the charts, but I do remember dancing to "Runaway"
in elementary school (that organ part in the middle always
made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, REALLY
fantastic). They had his stratocaster at the memorial
draped with flowers as I recall.What's sad is I lost my dad
in the exact way del died in august of 1993. same problems,
same medications, same method. I feel for his family, and
his widow.  my experience with my own dad's passing has
been to quit blaming the pharmaceutical companies, et. al.,
although they likely contributed to his death.  It's freed
me up to live and forgive, and my dad's legacy does live on
in me (he was an audiophile, and LOVED music).  Del Shannon
was an original, no doubt.   coleman.


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 16:49:55 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Del Shannon, Map City, who's Harry, black and white, Irma Thomas

Keith Beach wrote:
> Does anyone know why Del Shannon committed suicide? I
> read an obituary at the time that hinted at some dark
> secret (perhaps he was manic depressive like another
> favourite of mine, Mickey Newbury). 

While I don't have the copy infront of me, a recent
"Retrospective" column in Entertainment Weekly indicated
that Shannon had been combatting clinical depression for
most of his life, and the demons finally won.

Leonardo wrote:
> Anders and Poncia's late sixties record label "Map 
> City" only had a few releases. 

I only remember a 45, "Hard Thing to Accept," by a local
Rhode Island band whose name, thanks to passage of time,
escape my memory. It was pretty decent white-guy r&b. I
was never aware of anything but a local release when I
lived in RI at the time. (I know the group name was none
of the ones mentioned so far.)

Jeff Lemlich, thanks for the Chip Taylor notes & additions.
Unfortunately, the Harry's Group 45 isn't the one I'm
after - I think it was a female singer, maybe (but
possibly not) Jeannie Fortune. I have no idea who Harry
is; next time I see Al Gorgoni I'll try to remember to ask
him. And re: Trout, the titles were better than the songs
in general as I remember....

Interesting note on the black/white marketing thing: when
the Wildweeds' great "No Good To Cry" came out on Cadet
Records in the 60's, it was advertised without a group
photo, and, from the bluesy sound of Al Anderson's voice,
started to break on r&b as well as pop charts. Cadet then
ran an ad with a group photo - four white guys, including
one large one, one who was blind, none GQ material. Black
stations dropped the record like a hot coal, white
stations thought the band was not "cute" enough, and
except for a few markets where talent triumphed, the
record was lost. Proof of the song's excellence came in
how many covers of it there were, but IMO none touches the
original.

Bill Reed wrote:

>  Electric Sitar .... I vote for the many tracks by
>   Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson 

I only know their "Soulshake," but it cuts the Delaney &
Bonnie version to ribbons! :-)

Another from the "left off the album" department: Irma
Thomas singing the beautiful "Anyone Who Knows What Love
Is (Would Understand)," Imperial 66041 5/64 (peaked at #52
in Billboard). The flip was "Time Is On My Side," the
title of the 1992 EMI/Capitol CD on which the song finally
appeared after being omitted from the "Best of" album. FYI,
co-writer was Randy Newman!

Country Paul


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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 21:47:33 -0500
   From: "Javed Jafri" 
Subject: Girl I've Got News For You

> Girl I've Got News For You (Shapiro/Puccetti) - The Mardi
> Gras, Map City MC 303: 1970, Produced by Loupop
> Productions) - Don't know anything about this other than
> it being written by Brad Shapiro and Robert Puccetti;
> Puccetti also wrote the transcendent "Heard You Went Away"
> by Proctor Amusement Co. on Scott 168 from June 1967 (and
> picked up as Laurie 3346 two months later).  "Girl I've
> Got News For You" is a great Four Tops cop.  The lead
> doesn't quite have the hog-calling power of Levi Stubb's,
> but then who does.  UK listers - is this a Northern Soul
> favorite?  If not, it should be.

I have a version of a song called "Girl I've Got News For
You" by a group called Cherokee ( 1969 ?). It is on a
Rhino vinyl Nuggets comp. The liner notes indicate that
it is a Steve Barri production. There are no song writing
credits on the comp and so I'm not sure if this is the
same song. Cherokee by the way were actually a latter day
version of the Robbs, the Midwestern group who gained
some fame as regulars on "Where The Action Is" and scored
a regional hit with "Race With The Wind" in 1966.

Javed


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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 09:03:00 -0000
   From: Leonardo 
Subject: Re: Map City

--- In Spectropop, "Jeffrey Glenn" wrote:

> Leonardo, I've only got a couple of Map City 45's, and
> neither appear to have direct Anders-Poncia involvement:
> 
> Girl I've Got News For You (Shapiro/Puccetti) - The Mardi
> Gras, Map City MC 303: 1970...I Could Never Say No (Phil
> Feliciotto-Robert Morris) - The PJ's, Map City MC 310: 1971

Thanks for the heads up! I'm just going to make a run on
the label as I believe there are only about 15 45 releases
on the label. I'm kind of almost done with CREWE Records
and I would like to get the MAP CITY Records.

Sad day today....my Dynovoice record that I've spent 4
years trying to locate was BROKEN by the idiot mail carrier
who shoved the 8inch box into the  5 inch mailbox....yep
it survived 32 years in M+ condition only to be destroyed
by a mail carrier!!!! I am truly HEARTBROKEN... L


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Message: 8
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:26:33 -0500
   From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
Subject: Girl I Got News For You

Jeffrey Glenn wrote: 

> Girl I've Got News For You (Shapiro/Puccetti) - The Mardi
> Gras, Map City MC 303: 1970, Produced by Loupop
> Productions) - Don't know anything about this other than
> it being written by Brad Shapiro and Robert Puccetti;
> Puccetti also wrote the transcendent "Heard You Went Away"
> by Proctor Amusement Co. on Scott 168 from June 1967 (and
> picked up as Laurie 3346 two months later).

Bobby Puccetti was the organ player and leader of the
Birdwatchers from South Florida. The Birdwatchers hit #1
on the local Miami charts with the original version of
"Girl I Got News For You" in 1966. It first came out on
Henry Stone's Scott label, and then was picked up by Mala.
Some of the Birdwatchers were backing Benny Latimore in
the studio when he covered "Girl I Got News For You" for
Dade in 1967. It was that version (Latimore's) that
inspired covers by Aesop's Fables (Atco), Cherokee (ABC),
and Iron Brigade Quickstep (Decca). The Mardi Gras
version came out four years after the Birdwatchers'
original, but was the best-selling version, reaching the
national top ten in France.

The Birdwatchers' producers, Steve Alaimo & Bradley
Shapiro, resurrected "Heard You Went Away" in 1969 while
recording Mercy's Warner Bros. album. That group's third
single is a soft pop version of the Proctor Amusement
Company tune, done very much in the style of their
better-known "Love Can Make You Happy".

Jeff Lemlich
Author, "Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands, The 60s & Beyond"


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Message: 9
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 21:25:49 -0500
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Re: More Mark Wirtz/The Whales 45

> RE: Mark Wirtz I have a 45 that I have never seen
> included on any Wirtz anthologies:
>
> Come Down Little Bird (M.P. Wirtz/C. Mills)/Beachcomber
> (N Dawson) - The Whales, UK CBS 3766: 1968, Produced by
> Mark P. Wirtz and Chas Mills
>
> Now, this is one great 45, and I don't believe this was
> ever released in the U.S.  The A-side starts out with that
> Spectorish echo, but the track turns into a great pop tune
> with a very catchy chorus.

Great song! Makes one wish that Wirtz would get a more
comprehensive treatment on CD. Perhaps RPM will keep
digging in the vaults? This 45 proves that MW was
influenced by Spector but not a total copy cat at all.
The other thing about that song is that the hook takes a
while to appear but when it does it's DYNAMITE.

For anyone who wants to explore more and hear MW's real
talent, also look for the Teenage Opera CD (also on RPM).
The stereo version of "Sam" is worth the price of the
whole CD.


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Message: 10
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:36:02 EST
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Bobby Vee M-PAK three hour interview show: 
         it WILL be re-aired next week

To all Bobby Vee fans,

First off, thanks SO VERY MUCH much to all of you who
have e-mailed me such nice comments about last night's
three-hour Bobby Vee interview show on M-PAK radio. (The
URL for M-PAK is www.MPAKRADIO.com.) 

Needless to say it was a TOTAL JOY for me and Bobby was
as wonderful an interview subject as I could ever hope
for! 

For years he's had a reputation of being one of the
nicest people in show business and I know that this was
obvious to anyone who heard last night's program. 

Spending three hours with him and reminiscing about his
fantastic musical career was one of the big thrills of my
life. I hope that many of you reading this message did
did get the chance to listen.

The purpose of this message is not only to say "thank you"
but also to announce some really good news. 

I am delighted to report that due to popular demand M-PAK
Radio has decided to RE-air the show on Friday, March
22nd, at the same time as last night ..... 9 PM to
Midnight EST. So if you missed all or part of it or
simply want to hear it again you WILL be able to do so.

M-PAK will also re-air my interview show with Dale and
Grace. That will take place on Thursday, March 21st (the
night before the Bobby Vee re-airing) from 10 PM to
Midnight EST.

Thanks again!


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Message: 11
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 16:57:37 -0800
   From: "Jeffrey Glenn" 
Subject: Re: 6 7/8 - Ski-Daddle

> Jeff: "Ski-Daddle (T. Romeo)/Everybody's Got A Home But
> Me (T.Romeo) - 06 7/8, Dot 45-16877: 1966" is indeed a
> fractured masterpiece. I thought I was the only one
> unable to decipher more than two or three words, but the
> sound carried it. Highly recommended for musical play!

Ask and you shall receive.  Now playing in musica.

Jeff


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Message: 12
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 10:24:33 -0000
   From: "Kingsley Abbott" 
Subject: Lou Christie trivia

Feeling particularly perverse this morning, I shall offer
some numbing trivia: I met Lou at Ready Steady Go when he
did it just after "Lightnin' Strikes" struck our charts. 
He was a very nice chap, and very happy to chat to someone
who knew of him before LS - I had bought and loved "Two
Faces Have I" on UK Columbia. He introduced me to Twyla
Herbert who was with him, also very nice and chatty, and
let me wear his stage jacket for a while.  It was a
splendid creamy/white cord affair with a silky/satin
lining with Roman chariots printed.  It felt a million
dollars!

Just got the LC/Tammy's CD - I LOVE The Tammys' "Hold Back
The Light Of Dawn"!!!

Kingsley Abbott


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Message: 13
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 13:40:26 +0100
   From: Stephane Rebeschini 
Subject: Re: Poppy Family

Will George wrote:

> Does anyone out there have a complete discography for the
> Canadian duo The Poppy Family? I only have some singles
> and a CD collection. I have no idea how many albums or
> singles they released, or if they were even released in
> the US. Thanks!
> 
> Bill
> 
---------------------
Hi

You can find one here, it's part of the Borderline Books
site (Fuzz; Acid & Flowers about SU rock) : 

http://www.borderlinebooks.com/canada/canada_f.html


Stephane


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Message: 14
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 14:13:15 EST
   From: Joey Stec 
Subject: Re: Lothar

Jason wrote:

> But as for Lothar & the Hand People... Well, put it this
> way. I haven't heard much music from the 1960's that I
> would catogorize as "bad" or even "sub-par", but "Sex
> and Violence" has to be the worst song I have ever heard.
> Was this considered "revolutionary" in 1968? Sounds
> totally dated and trite today, IMO.
> 
> Joey Stec mentioned Lothar was out on the west coast,
> but Joey, weren't these guys a New York act? Seems to
> me they fit right in with the likes of Autosalvage and
> the New York R'n'R Ensemble; total amatuers compared to
> the likes of Love, the Doors, U.S.A., Clear Light or the
> Millennium. 

reply to Jason

Jason, I suggest that you get a copy of  Rose Color
Glasses" if i remember it was on Capitol...this was the
first group that Boettcher and the Poor turned me on to
when i arrived in LA in the summer of 1967..i am not
familiar with the song you mentioned ..and I did hear the
group in Denver...and wow .. They were great..i spoke
with Randy Meisner recently about Lothar as well - just
checking my memory,  and he agreed the band were
great...i believe the song that you spoke about was a
last ditch effort of Capitol to get them to break
commercially...The Rose Color Glasses song was what they
were about...you must find yourself a copy....just an
opinion....

joey stec


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Message: 15
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:01:27 -0000
   From: Doug 
Subject: Re: Lothar

--- In spectropop, Jason Penick wrote:

> Joey Stec mentioned Lothar was out on the west coast,
> but Joey, weren't these guys a New York act?  Seems to
> me they fit right in with the likes of Autosalvage and
> the New York R'n'R Ensemble; total amatuers compared to
> the likes of Love, the Doors, U.S.A., Clear Light or the
> Millennium.  Well, maybe they were a GREAT live band...
> Anyway, just my 2 cents.

Lothar was, if I remember correctly, from Colorado.  And
while I always kind of dug a song of theirs called
"Machines," their stuff was mostly pretty bad.  

Doug


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Message: 16
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:06:12 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: The Two P's of British Pop

 German born "Mark-"Boom Boom"-Wirtz" and English (?)
Irving-The Great-Martin, The Best Of British!!

Thanks to Phil for bringing up the un heralded name of
Irving Martin-sure he knew I couldn't miss the invitation!
Irving produced some truly magnificent Spector influenced
beat ballads-mainly in the style of the Righteous Brothers,
grandiose BIG over the top productions-beaty pop, and some
great vocal group outings. Watch out for the small print
on mid sixties UK CBS and Decca labels, a lot of his 45's
are worth taking a chance on.

Do I prefer him to Mark? Maybe I do lean slightly towards
Irving but this could be because I have never really
forgiven Mark Wirtz for Sheila & Jenny's "When The Boys
Happy" (Ember S 202)'64. I bought this in a small town
record fair (St. Albans-where I used to live) decades ago.
I was so excited maybe my favourite Chiffons/Four Pennies
track arranged and produced by Mark Wirtz AND in a picture
sleeve!!! The needle dropped and almost immediately did my
enthusiasm! How could this multi talented individual
produce such a boring cover! Over the years I have tried
to learn forgiveness and hope I no longer bear him a
grudge. Certainly so many marvellous recordings by him
have helped! My records by "Boom Boom" are scattered
through my UK boxes but I do think Phil has mentioned most
of my favourites. 

Patrick asked the question what is Mark Wirtz most famous
for? I'd guess this is down to the glorious "Excerpt From
A Teenage Opera", this had a big impact on British pop at
the time and the mystique of the long promised LP never
appearing just added to his reputation. (Bit like Brian
Wilson/Beach Boys "Smile")

Two P's? POMPOUS Irving, "oh how grand I sound, listen to
my booming drums, how about that echo!!" Martin and
pretentious Mark "aren't I talented, don't you agree I'm
as clever as Brian Wilson?" Wirtz Pretty sure I could
fill a cd-r by each of them with rubbish but when they
were good, they were both bl...y MARVELLOUS!!! 

Martin   


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Message: 17
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 19:29:15 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Re Baby Jane Holzer

------ Original message from Simon White

>Can someone please tell me that Baby Jane Holzer did
>record and specifically that she recorded  "You're
>Gonna Hurt Youself"?
>Please someone tell me it's true.

Baby Jane Holzer did have at least one 45 "Rapunzel" wr.
Kasha - Hirschhorn / "Nowhere" wr. Goldberg - Holzer
(Atco 6482) Both sides Arr. by Barry Goldberg and Prod.
by Al Kasha

Yes, you've guessed it a fairy tale set to music. Girlie
back-ups, spoken parts and scary bits (but of course a
"...and they lived happily ever after" ending). As cute
as a basket of kittens.

I'm sure this was either released on one of Mick's
compilations or at least reviewed in one of the PSAS
mags. 

Sorry Simon, can't help on "You're Gonna Hurt Yourself"
but hope this info will allow you a peaceful night's
sleep.

Martin


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Message: 18
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 00:36:27 -0000
   From: "Ian Chapman" 
Subject: Baby Jane Holzer

Simon says:

> Can someone please tell me that Baby Jane Holzer did
> record and specifically that she recorded  "You're Gonna
> Hurt Youself "? Please someone tell me it's true.
>  I know she performed it on Hullaballoo [thanks Phil !]
> but I really need to know whether it came out on vinyl.

Don't think it did, Simon.  This is of course the Frankie
Valli song we're talking about.  I tried to locate it too,
and the only 45 release I could find on the ex-Warhol
starlet is the amazing and pretty fab "Rapunzel", the
greatest piece of girl-group kitsch ever!  It does seem odd
though, that an artist would perform an entire song on
Hullabaloo if it wasn't planned for release in some form. 
I know artists on that show often did perform other
people's songs, but that was usually in the "medley"
section.  Glad you liked the video - you're welcome :-)

Ian


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Message: 19
   Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 22:06:34 -0500
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Ohio Express/John Pantry

Two pretty much unrelated topics:

I have a few songs by Ohio Express that are clearly
modern.. i.e. the 90s. One is "Catchy Catchy Groove".
Though I'm slightly put off by the syth sound the songs
aren't bad at all. What are these songs from? I know that
there is still some version of Ohio Express still doing
shows but they don't list a CD on their web site.

The other topic: Was wondering if Spectropoppers were
familiar with John Pantry? I've raved about this
gentleman turned reverend on other Yahoo groups. A few
years ago a limited edition album came out in England
called "The Upside Down World of John Pantry". It
contains songs JP wrote for several bands... most of
which he was in or sang for. I'd say that every song by
him in the 67-69 period is a miniture classic. Mainly
they are little observations of little things in life.
His band Peter & The Wolves became Wolfe in 1969 and
released one really great LP on Rare Earth (thanks to
Luis for pointing me in the direction of that LP). Pantry
spent a good bit of time as a recording engineer and
worked on the early Bee Gees LPs. He's sometimes compare
to them in style but his hooks and lyrics are better (and
I really like the early Bee Gees too). Anyone familiar
with JP? Any comments?

I will say that Pantry has a great song with Peter & The
Wolves called "Birthday" which would make a great
addition to any bubblegum compilation! So there is a
connection between my two topics....


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Message: 20
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 10:42:03 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
   From: Paul Woods 
Subject: Where is he now?

Martin Mused, following an

------ Original Message from Guy Lawrence

>>Where's Mick Patrick these days? Has all the talk of
>>sitars and Elton John frightened him off?

>My guess would be some deserted South Island beach 
>with no internet access.

Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to which eight
records he has taken with him? And what his book and
luxury would be?

;-)=

Paul Woods


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Message: 21
   Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 13:49:13 +0900
   From: LePageWeb 
Subject: Re: Mark Eric

Steve Stanley wrote about forthcoming Mark Eric show in L.A.

> (from Domenic Piore)
> 
> What brings [Mark Eric] to
> Highland Grounds this March 21st is his brief, but sweet
> recording career, a lone album from 1969 called
> MIDSUMMERS DAY DREAM. Perhaps the only complete LP
> influenced by the Beach Boys' FRIENDS, Mark Eric
> unconsciously explored a genre of music we can now
> recognize as Psychedelic-Surf Pastiche. Vibraphones,
> "bah bahhh" harmonies and wistful songs of melancholia
> grace his sole vinyl effort. 

Coincidentally someone just recently played the album for
me. I had only heard one or two tracks before on a
Japanese soft pop collection. I think Domenic's
description of the record is pretty good, although it may
be a stretch to hold it up against Friends. Anyway, it
should prove to be an interesting gig for those in SoCal
area. I wonder if he will use vibes and BB-like
background vocals (which are heavily featured on the
album), or whether it will be an "unplugged" kind of gig.

LA is too far away for me. If anyone goes, do give us a
little report.


All the best,

Jamie


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Message: 22
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 22:47:38 +0900
   From: Freeman Carmack 
Subject: Sunset Strip history

Posted to Spectropop Bulletin Board by Freeman Carmack
 on Thu, 14 Mar 2002 
http://www.escribe.com/music/spectropop/bb/index.html?bID=311

---------------------------------------------------------
The other night on A&E's BIOGRAPHY show,there was a too,
too, short history of the Sunset Strip. Being someone who
grew up dreaming about the West Coast, and the great allure
of the Pacific, I realized my knowledge and understanding
of the area, history and its relationship to all things
musical, was woefully inadequate. 

I remember reading last year that Domenic Priore was
working on a narrative history of the Sunset Riots, much
like the SMILE bible. In light of later events, the
importance of that event has, I think, been overlooked. 

Is there anyone out there who knows offhand any
well-written histories, preferably narrative, of Sunset
Strip, and it's colorful past/present? 

I also seem to remember reading that someone was creating a
film about the Sunset riots.I'm not sure if it was a
"remake" of RIOT ON SUNSET, the AI hip-sploitation film. 

I don't want to tie up the message board with my personal
quest - if anyone could send me emails,I would consider it
a great blessing. 

Word of Lysa Mychols' up-coming CD of 60s music which she
has named after Leslie Gore's AWESOME "California Nights",
has put me in a state of mind that I can't seem to shake.
The A&E show the other night just kicked everything up a
notch. 

Thanks to ALL of the folks here at this AWESOME board for
insights, information, conversation, sharing, storytelling
and generally being great friends to this wondrous thing
called MUSIC - I think if music recaptures its deserved
place in peoples' lives, it will be due to forums like this.

Thanks and "God bless us everyone", 

Freeman Carmack Worthington,Ohio


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Message: 23
   Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 22:42:00 -0000
   From: Will George 
Subject: Andrew Gold

Hey, I think I figured out how to play tracks to musica!
Whoo-hoo! Thanks for all those who helped.

I've played a song there that I co-wrote (I wrote the
music) that is performed here by Andrew Gold. I posted
about it a few weeks ago. Anyway, enjoy.

Bill


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