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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 13:41:03 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Well done, NC.

Peter Sinfield was lyricist for King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer but didn't perform with either band. He produced Roxy Music's "Virginia Plain" and co-wrote Greg Lake's "I Believe In Father Christmas". After a premature retirement period spend in Ibiza, he returned to the UK and teamed up with Andy Hill to write a string of hits, including Bucks Fizz's "Land Of Make Believe" (UK #1 in January 1982) and Celine Dion's "Think Twice" (UK #1 for seven weeks in 1994); he also co-wrote Five Star's "Rain Or Shine" (UK #2 in 1986) with Billy Livesy. He currently lives in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, which was the home of Benjamin Britten from 1942 until his death in 1976.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 22:56:19 GMT
nocheese says:
Thanks Gordon.

Of mixed Irish and Native American stock, this member of the 1960s Greenwich Village crowd released 4 albums between 1965 and 1969. In the early seventies he released an album of political and satirical songs which was so far ahead of its time that it struggled to find a label to release it due to its explicit content. He made two futher albums during the seventies, as well as co-founding what was to become a famous traditional music label. His most recent album was a collabortion with his wife, and these days he mostly spends his time making and playing uillean pipes.

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 08:36:46 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Patrick Sky?

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 11:20:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2012 11:30:20 GMT
nocheese says:
Hi Gordon, yes, the mostly forgotten Patrick Sky, co-founder of Green Linnet records. Back to you. (Where's the rest of the old gang who used to play this game? There were 45 of us, now it's just you me and Lez).

Posted on 12 Nov 2012 22:58:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Nov 2012 23:01:27 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Sorry, NC. I'm in That London for a course and the organizers took several hours to acquire wi-fi log-ons for us, which then turned out not to work. Couldn't access anything until 10 pm.

I have to confess to never having heard of Patrick Sky before researching the answer to your clue.

Born in 1940, this musician/singer/songwriter worked in a fairground then trained as an engineer and did a stint in the Merchant Navy before returning to the travelling fairground life. In his two periods of fairground work he met two people with whom he would be closely associated in his most successful musical period. He joined his second fairground mate's newly formed band in 1969, originally as a van-driver but then as a performer; he stayed with this band until his first fairground mate decided to kick him out in 1977. (He rejoined for a couple of years in the early eighties before being sacked again.) He went on to form three other bands - possibly four, maybe five - and guest with several others, covering a wide variety of musical styles. In all of his musical incarnations he has been renowned as a showman with a bizarre taste in stage clothes.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 20:02:17 GMT
nocheese says:
I thought this might be Viv Stanshall, Gordon, but the dates don't fit, and it looks like your man is still alive.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 20:36:22 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Not Viv Stanshall, although the person we're looking for appeared on at least one album with Stanshall. He is still alive but sometimes dresses as though he weren't. When he does die, I presume he will have made some plans involving pyramids, or possibly dismembering and scattering in the waters of the Nile.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 14:02:10 GMT
nocheese says:
I was checking out PJ Proby, just in case; it's not him, of course, but I have to share this scary photo with you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.J._Proby

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 16:16:33 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Now there's a cue to a lyric that draws together all of the music forum's recent threads:

Whatever happened to PJ Proby?
Wonder can you fix it Jim.
Where the hell do you think is Scott Walker?
My memory's getting so dim.

You're correct that it's not PJ Proby. Nor is it anyone mentioned in Van Morrison's song "Whatever Happened to PJ Proby?". The person in question co-wrote the winning song in one of the first 20 rounds of the music forum's fave artist(s) contest.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 17:45:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 17:45:16 GMT
Carradale says:
Was that supposed to help? )

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 17:49:56 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Only the last sentence.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 17:51:16 GMT
nocheese says:
All you have to do is find the first 20 threads pertaining to some voting game or other, make a list of the winning songs, check who wrote them, then check their biographical details against the information that Gordon has provided. Well, what are you waiting for?

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 17:58:28 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 17:59:26 GMT
nocheese says:
Its entirely possible that someone has compliled a list of the winning songs, which would make life a bit easier. No idea where to find such a thing though. Where's Lez?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 18:04:39 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Someone has compiled a list of the winning songs. If you take them in order you won't need to get as far as the twentieth item. Lez might have grounds for knowing very well which song I'm referring to.

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 18:09:17 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 18:13:03 GMT
nocheese says:
Thanks, Lez. I'm just heading off to work, so why don't you swoop?

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 18:14:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 18:15:55 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
I spent the first three days of this week attending a course on setting exams. I might have let this go to my head, but I do think you've now narrowed it down to just three people.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 23:53:15 GMT
Carradale says:
Lez's noble deferment means I have to return a recent swoop. Nik Turner.
Saw Hawkwind Dundee in 1971 unfortunately the gig BEFORE the one which caused them to be banned from city.
Stacia took her clothes off.....

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 06:39:32 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
Nik Turner is the correct answer, C.

When my grandad was barred from one of our local pubs, his parting words were "I've been barred from better places than this!" I wonder whether Dave, Nik & the boys said the same thing as they departed Dundee for the last time.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 09:10:57 GMT
Carradale says:
We honourary Dundonians will take that as a compliment, Gordon!

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 09:16:05 GMT
Carradale says:
Was at the gig following the infamous Hawkwind one.
Drummer Steve Upton read out a hilarious warning letter they had received from Dundee City Council.
He promised the audience that none of the group would be "gettin' nekkid."

(Although, come to think of it, I think he may have taken his vest off halfway through a drum solo without missing a beat!)

Not really good at this game. Will try to come up with something soon. But if someone has something prepared be my guest.

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 10:22:50 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
I forgot to add that the album on which Nik Turner & Viv Stanshall both appeared was Robert Calvert's "Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters". Calvert met Turner in The Netherlands (I think) during his second period as a fairground roustabout and made the decision to sack him from Hawkwind after the recording of "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music".

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 11:06:11 GMT
Carradale says:
Singer born in 1943 and appeared with Jimi Hendrix in 1966.
Record sales exceeded 12 million by 1969
Harley Davidson owner.
Involved in spoof phone call to Sarah Palin.

(Should go quickly)

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 13:35:38 GMT
Gordon Dent says:
L'Homme du Train celui? Johnny Halliday.

Mrs D is gutted that she didn't get to see him in London.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 14:02:53 GMT
Carradale says:
Celui-là même.....
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