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The Oldies Music Board » PBS Chuck Berry Documentary Airing July 27th » August 1, 2021 4:59 pm

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WGBH, Boston's PBS affiliate, just ran it.     EXCELLENT

The Oldies Music Board » ERIC CLAPTON HAS ANNOUNCED . . . » July 31, 2021 1:28 pm

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". . . not the only pensionable truth-warrior huffing like a walrus in a health farm . . . "

Love it!

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The Oldies Music Board » ERIC CLAPTON HAS ANNOUNCED . . . » July 30, 2021 4:33 pm

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gopher wrote:

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. . . that he will not perform at any venue that requires attendees to provide evidence of having been vaccinated.    What do you think about that? 

G. (had two jabs)

if people can't grasp the difference between perceived authoritarian politics, and common sense public health policy, screw 'em   

What the Goph said goes for me too.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Dusty Hill R.I.P. » July 29, 2021 6:43 am

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The group was known in Canada as "Zed Zed Top"

The Oldies Music Board » ERIC CLAPTON HAS ANNOUNCED . . . » July 23, 2021 1:23 pm

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With all the differing rules & legislations in different venues (outdoors/indoors/no doors) he might get a few surprises from promoters 

The Oldies Music Board » ERIC CLAPTON HAS ANNOUNCED . . . » July 22, 2021 4:51 pm

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. . . that he will not perform at any venue that requires attendees to provide evidence of having been vaccinated.    What do you think about that? 


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The Oldies Music Board » Stories Behind The Greatest Songs Of 1970 & 1971 » June 9, 2021 6:01 pm

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aflem wrote:

It's weird how these odd anomalies sometimes sneak into hit records. A previous post indicates that Otis Redding whistling at the end of Dock of the Bay was a placeholder until he could finish the song   

Regular visitors to this message board who also watch JEOPARDY 5 nights a week, likely applauded them/our selves while hollering "Who was Otis Redding" in today's Final Jeopardy

 

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 6, 2021 10:55 am

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Don McLean replies to questions about American Pie's meaning with "it means I'll never have to work again" 

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 5, 2021 1:51 pm

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Bobby Gentry's Pa was clearly part of the problem.   For example "Billie Jo never had a lick of sense".   What kind of remark is that about someone who died that very morning?     

"And pass the biscuits please".    For heaven's sake throw a couple ricochet biscuits at the old feller

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 3, 2021 10:13 am

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Papa stated "Billy Joe never had a lick of sense".     The bridge that existed in 1967 was only 20 feet high so a successful suicide wd have been unlikely
 

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 3, 2021 9:33 am

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Speculation has been all over the map,   Maybe they practiced throwing each other off Tallahatchie bridge, and she chickened out @ the last minute

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 3, 2021 9:02 am

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She reportedly burned her way through a number of husbands incl Bill Harrah and Jim Stafford, and is said to be living in seclusion in the L. A. area 

The Oldies Music Board » 54 years have come & gone since we heard the news » June 3, 2021 5:51 am

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 . . . the news 'bout Billy Joe
Brother married Becky Thompson
They bought a store in Tupelo
A pandemic went around and  many died this spring
And now survivors don't wanna do much of anything
I spend a lotta time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge
And drop them into the muddy water
Off the Tallahatchie Bridge

 

 

The Oldies Music Board » warmed-over krautrock (2021) » May 24, 2021 10:13 am

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It says:  krautrock has been goin' downhill ever since Lolita charted in 1960 w. "seamann, deine heimat ist das meer".      Verstehe?

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The Oldies Music Board » ​Need help with Genre » May 21, 2021 7:53 am

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confusion about what comprises "oldies music" in the context of this discussion board may be at play here 

The Oldies Music Board » ​Need help with Genre » May 20, 2021 11:01 am

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Recommending "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Stones for the lunch group and Kenny Rogers "The Gambler" for the poker players.     Always glad to help.

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The Oldies Music Board » ​Need help with Genre » May 20, 2021 9:55 am

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Jr. High friend from sixty (60) years ago would be + - 74 years of age, today (born 1947-ish).    When that individual was fourteen (14) the year was approximately 1961/62.   1959 - 63 (pre Beatles) was an excellent period with tons of material out there, from which to choose.  In fact, a motion picture was made that successfully promoted itself with "where were you in '62?". 

Where were you in '62, Taz?       

The Oldies Music Board » ​Need help with Genre » May 20, 2021 9:06 am

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Taz wrote:

      Playlists didn’t work because we may be in the mood for a different type of music in different months, sometimes country, sometimes R&R, sometimes R&B.

True friends would provide lists of favorites in advance of your next get-together.     Alternately, anyone who complains is required to pay for the next round of drinks
 

The Oldies Music Board » ​Need help with Genre » May 20, 2021 6:41 am

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Some deal with this by recording only tunes that we really enjoy and ignoring the other few hundred thousand titles out there.     But to each their own.

The Oldies Music Board » Was This The Greatest Year For Rock Music? » May 16, 2021 2:04 pm

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gopher wrote:

   milner is a fictional character who never, in any case, lived to hear the flamin' groovies, nevermind x, not to mention sleater kinney 

Milner is a folk hero who was the victim of a drunk driver in '64.   Who can say that he wouldn't have eventually embraced the F. Groovies, et al?
 

The Oldies Music Board » Was This The Greatest Year For Rock Music? » May 16, 2021 8:59 am

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"Rock 'n roll's been goin' downhill ever since Buddy Holly died"

John Milner
Sept 1962

The Oldies Music Board » Maybe some old American rock 'n' roll. » May 14, 2021 1:00 pm

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it has elements of Jimmie (the original) Rodgers "In the Jailhouse Now", as covered by just about everyone incl. Webb Pierce, Eddy Arnold and J. R. Cash.     

I give it a 10 out of 10, Dick.

The Oldies Music Board » Another Great Gone: Lloyd Price Dies At 88 » May 12, 2021 5:08 am

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The obituary Joe Coscarelli wrote on L. Price contains interesting info, incl. that Fats Domino was his pianist on Lawdy Miss Clawdy, that when he owned LL Records a young Wilson Pickett was on the roster, and that Larry Williams was his one-time chauffeur

Had always thought "Where Were You On Our Wedding Day" (charted March '59) was the answer to "I'm Gonna Get Married" (charted August '59).     Lyrics told a logical story but they charted in the opposite (illogical) order.

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The Oldies Music Board » What Do These Rock Stars All Have In Common? » May 2, 2021 11:52 am

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If long-time contributor "Rockin' Canuck was here, WANDA JACKSON (age 84) would have been posted by now.    Say, where is that fellow, anyhow?     Has been a while.

The Oldies Music Board » WRECKING CREW » April 30, 2021 2:44 pm

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Good point . . . a loose collaboration of musicians that eventually came to be called (and/or call itself) the Wrecking Crew.    Thx Lorne, I'll buy that


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The Oldies Music Board » WRECKING CREW » April 30, 2021 1:16 pm

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My impression has been that these were studio musicians assembled by the late Phil Spector in the mid-60s, however some sources indicate that the Wrecking Crew backed Ritchie Valens in 1958 on BOTH Donna and La Bamba

What say you?     

The Oldies Music Board » pretty things preserved (no botox needed) » April 29, 2021 2:03 pm

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unclefester wrote:

   Someone was ironing Phil May's hair on an ironing board.    You can just imagine how that went over in '60's

How did it go over?    (nothing about '65 surprised me then or now)

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