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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 22:48:50 GMT
Not just After All, he could play other songs as well,

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 22:28:23 GMT
He also invented a fairly nifty locker.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 22:26:49 GMT
also, not to be forgotten that davy jones played ena sharples' grandson in corrie. did that make him 'trout boy'?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 22:19:10 GMT
Johnny Trunk, actually, the music man.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 22:15:26 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Did he grow up into Joseph Merrick?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 21:39:27 GMT
He and Michael could actually play really well, so they were not just the faces that the mejah like to portray them. There was talent.

I had forgotten Elephant Boy! Possibly not a bad thing ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 21:36:13 GMT
Sparky says:
You must be about as ancient as me then Derek - I'm getting carbon-dated next week!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 20:43:31 GMT
Derek W. says:
Sparky - less of the ancient TV series stuff, I used to watch that when I was a kid:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 20:40:21 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 20:41:07 GMT
Sparky says:
But did you know Micky Dolenz was Corky (as in Elephant Boy) in the ancient TV series of the same name? I forget the elephant's name but there was an Uncle Joey (?) the clown who in retrospect may have been a little pervey.
Re. Peter Tork,I recently read Hotel California: Singer-songwriters and Cocaine Cowboys in the L.A. Canyons 1967-1976 which mentioned that they wanted Jackson Browne or someone to play Monkee 4 but he declined and so they took on the multi-instrumentalist Peter; I was surprised to see him described in those terms I must say but maybe he could play after all!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 20:33:18 GMT
I know exactly what you mean, Peter. I read MOJO and, occasionally, Classic Rock. If you were to ask me what was in them afterwards I would struggle to recall much of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 20:31:49 GMT
MC5, wild band. Really wild band.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 20:29:49 GMT
Davy Jones(who was the reason David Jones changed his name to David Bowie), Micky Dolenz(who went on to bcome a tv producer), Michael Nesmith(whose mother invented Tip-ex, as far as I remember) and Peter Tork(who was not involved with the study of rotational twisting forces).

I love all the info about everyone I listen to...............anorak detail absorbent through and through.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 16:00:53 GMT
N. Hudson says:
The larger my music collection became, the less I became worried about knowing all about the music I cared for. When it was just a wee collection, I liked to know everything about the music I listened to. Now, I couldn't even name every song I listen to.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 19:24:31 GMT
Sparky says:
......oh, and another thing - countless popular songs contain in-jokes and other personal references relevant to the artist which often could not be appreciated/understood without a bit of background research.
(For instance I Can See For Miles relates to a particularly successful trip to the opticians by Mr Townshend.)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 19:11:54 GMT
RedAlFire says:
In all honesty Martin & Peter, my memory is still quite good, albeit a bit cloudy at times perhaps, now my environment has changed and there are other stimuli rather than just UK experiences. As I was saying Andy & Steve, lines and lines of lyrics remain fresh in the mind from tunes in the 60's through to the late 90's, even the naughties remain quite well represented in the musical rather than lyrical sense (ruddy sure they mumble on purpose). Anyway Gary and John, I subscribe to the theory that the indices for my brain's memory are now so long it takes a while to locate what I which time the moment has passed where it will serve any use and I wander off along another thought completely.

In order to offset that I do have a quite extensive record of information (contrary to popular belief NOT just wiki) relating to my music collection, and as a result of other musical interests similar information on a lot of music not particularly to my taste. Doing DJ work meant that finding tracks quickly was extremely important so a reliable and up to date database was essential, I formulated my own using bits of different programmes incorporating an archive system garnered when involved in researching/collating/archiving music information for some friends in London as a sideline to my day job at the time. Just seems like force of habit now to add the info to the song tag, some of which still actually sticks!

So there you have it Gordon and Phil, as you can see total recall! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 18:28:52 GMT
I do still read about bands and artists on occasions but you can't fill a vacuum, especially so when it leaks badly. (by which I mean every thing gets out not that the leak doesn't let anything escape)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 18:19:24 GMT
Could be more to do with fading memory as old age creeps slowly over the doorstep,I find it's not just music but lots of other stuff from thirty to forty years ago,places ,names,jobs gets very hazy as the years pass and as for schooldays seems another lifetime away. :-)

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 17:46:23 GMT
RedAlFire says:
Must admit I do kinda like to know the background information on bands and tunes, I find it interesting and it helps broaden the horizons of the music I may wish to listen to. Mind you, I don't always remember all of it but, as has been pointed out, I get all my info from wiki anyway so no need.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 17:41:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Jan 2014 17:43:33 GMT
Got into the GD at 17 Nuge along with Jefferson Airplane & Doors - already had Byrds, Zappa & Beefheart albums, but really got into the whole West Coast/hippy scene!

That programme was right in the way it stated the West Coast scene evolved from folk musicians in the main.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 16:58:35 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Did you like the GD as a mid-teen CD? The BBC4 prog on American rock mentioned them alongside other LSD'd up hippie bands of the time. The MC5 looked like a band I coulda been into were i around back then.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 16:00:40 GMT
I think in terms of albums most of the time not tracks Peter it's true. Albums are all that have interested me since my mid-teens. Today it appears to be soundbites all the younger generation want.
For me it has always appeared natural to take an interest in the people that create the music you enjoy. Goes back to my childhood I guess as my grandmother, the musician, had a library on the serious composers in her music room.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:54:40 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
That's the thing Foe. One of the criticisms levelled at electronica/dance is that it's made by 'faceless boffins', a phrase I've seen written a zillion times. Why is being faceless seen as some sort of failing? I mean when i go into a restaurant and have a nice dinner I dont seek out the names of and get the gossip on the sous chefs etc

Yep Lez, i go even further. There are certain tracks on albums i love to death but often dont know what they're called. When the CD player shows it's track 6 whatever that's all in the info i need. I'd be rubbish on Desert Island Discs if i ever got famous, not that I'm likely to in my line of work.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:30:05 GMT
Sparky says:
Go on then - and no googling!! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2014 15:05:36 GMT
Yeash but to be fair to the rest of us, we do listen to more than one band.

I refer you to admission's on another thread that like band members, track titles etc I can't remember the name of.

I just about - but not always - remember the names of bands I have music by. The names of albums I probably couldn't tell you 75% of the time so tracks definitely don't have a look in, As a teenager I knew the albums a lot of tracks and the musicians and what they played even in bands I just liked even if I didn't actually have any of their music, Now it's a struggle to recall names of the members of Black Sabbath (original) and Purple Mk II,
The odd thing for me is that I really hate not having the liner notes for an album but when I do, I rarely read them. Obviously this mans I'll seldom know the name of even one member of band let alone what anybody plays and once I've ordered an album I probably won't look at it's title again and likely only be vaguely aware of it it when I put it in player.

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 14:51:02 GMT
TheFoe says:
A bit half and half Nuge. I tend to remember the names of band members who were in music mags when I was growing up. For instance A-ha, Associates, Cocteau Twins etc. Nowadays I couldn't give a funky monkey what they're called as long as I like their music.
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