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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2011 22:56:20 GMT
Toffeeman says:
It wasn't....but it can be....the group released their first LP in 1973

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2011 13:37:09 GMT
nocheese says:
Not much to go on, Toff. Is this one of your drip-feed specials?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 12:29:14 GMT
Toffeeman says:
Within 24 hours? Will that do? OK, bass player for 70s group. The youngest of the group who's now virtually invisible depsite the group still having a pretty high profile.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 03:34:47 GMT
It's right of course! Toffee, any chance of a new one within a month?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2011 23:10:46 GMT
Greysuit says:
Toffee,

While Schiz is drowning his sorrows in The Windsor - you've got to be right. He fits so perfectly into the clues that it would be an extremely rare coincidence for anyone else to have the same profile.

I reckon you should go for it (with the normal caveats etc.)

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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2011 08:00:50 GMT
Toffeeman says:
Tim Hardin - and I promise one if it's right

Posted on 12 Mar 2011 04:15:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Mar 2011 04:16:18 GMT
Seeing Toffee hasn't bothered to post his reply in over a month!!!! I'll rescue this thread! :

A U.S. Marine, he spent time in Viet Nam...after a discharge he veered towrds Greenwich Vilage and the Folk Scene. He built a reputation an eventually ended up in New York.
Later on, stage fright and drug addiction badly affected his career, although he did perform at Woodstock. In his later days he moved to the U.K. however by now a hopless junkie his last album hardly saw light of day. He died in 1980 of an overdose.

Easy!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2011 12:15:52 GMT
Carradale says:
Perhaps he's chewing things over...

Posted on 31 Jan 2011 09:32:11 GMT
nocheese says:
Toffee, surely you didn't rescue this thread just to let it sink back into oblivion?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2011 10:22:59 GMT
nocheese says:
Toff, you are back with a vengeance!

I'd forgotten all about this, it is indeed Dion.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2011 08:10:54 GMT
Toffeeman says:
Dion?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2011 19:15:47 GMT
nocheese says:
I did know this one before your extra clue, having fairly recently watched an excellent BBC4 documentary on Al; I thought someone else would get it and I wouldn't have to think up another teaser!

Anyway:
This singer from the Bronx had some success with his group in the late fifties, but really came to prominence in the early sixties, with 2 huge hits in the UK. His career was adversely affected by his heroin addiction by the mid-sixties, but he eventually emerged with a new folk-rock sound, and a hit with a political song. In the mid-seveties he reunited with his original group, and worked with Phil Spector. Today his influence as the originator of a doo-wop/R&B style is at last recognised. He is still touring.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2011 18:42:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jan 2011 18:42:43 GMT
nocheese says:
Al Bowlly

('Al Bowlly's in Heaven, and I'm in limbo now' - Richard Thompson.)

Posted on 14 Jan 2011 17:00:58 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Time for a clue?

As a hint at the date of his demise, I'll add that our man is buried in a mass grave in Hanwell (where, incidentally, his name is misspelt). And no, he wasn't a troubadour who died of the black death.

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 11:17:43 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
This singer was born in Mozambique and grew up in South Aftica. However, he came to prominence in the UK, where he is credited with inventing a particular vocal style. He later had success in the USA, albeit at the cost of alienating his British audience. His life featured numerous misfortunes, including finding his wife in bed with another man on their wedding night. He came to an untimely end but left a significant legacy, both musically and in the definition of what it means to be a pop star.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2011 00:44:15 GMT
nocheese says:
All yours, Gordon.

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 23:35:16 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Skeeter Davis?

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 23:28:00 GMT
nocheese says:
Thanks discostu, that was a surprise, just a wild guess. Nice to hear he's doing so well, better than the rest of T Rex, anyway.

This next artist was known by a childhood nickname derived from a lively insect. She had a string of country flavoured hits during the sixties, particularly in America. Less successful in the 70s, she was banned from the Grand Ole Opry for supposedly political comments. She died from breast cancer in 2004.

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 17:23:24 GMT
discostu says:
Oh yes, good old Billy. He now plays in our local drumming along with a keyboard player and the pair are actually quite good.
I spoke to him at length one night and he didn't seem to remember much about anything. He must have enjoyed it!

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 16:09:35 GMT
nocheese says:
Bill Legend?

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 16:02:28 GMT
discostu says:
No, nor Sweet, my leader was an elfin-like dude.
BTW - I liked the 1st Mott the Hoople LP, the one with the lizards on the cover; then they got too glam

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2011 14:15:42 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
As a guess, without looking anything up, is it Dale (Buffin) Griffin?

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 13:21:20 GMT
discostu says:
Bugger, means I've got to think of one. OK,
I'm a drummer too, used to be in a mega band with loads of glam, now I just play in a local pub.
One look and you can tell I've been there!

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 11:06:13 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
It is Chester Thompson, Discostu. He toured with The Mothers Of Invention and Genesis (and later with Phils Collins), and recorded with Steve Hackett, Tony Banks and Weather Report.

Your turn.

Posted on 12 Jan 2011 10:49:16 GMT
discostu says:
Chester Thompson?
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