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Posted on 2 Mar 2014 18:25:20 GMT
nocheese says:
From Paul McCartney, oh blimey! Give me a mo.

Posted on 2 Mar 2014 18:12:57 GMT
Lez Lee says:

All correct, nc. Away you go.

Posted on 2 Mar 2014 17:56:42 GMT
nocheese says:
(I won't succumb to the obvious jokes).

'The Fair Maid of Perth' is subtitled 'St Valentine's Day'. Paul has two compositions which reference this date - 'Valentine Day' and 'My Valentine'.

Posted on 2 Mar 2014 16:14:55 GMT
Lez Lee says:

Sorry nc, you need to go back to your previous Scott connection

(I used to quite admire Stella M. until she teamed up with Adidas who use kangaroo skin for their football boots.)

Posted on 2 Mar 2014 15:20:58 GMT
nocheese says:
(Pity, I was hoping to link the Paddle Steamer 'Waverley' to the Mull of KIntyre.)

So instead - Scott wrote the 'Waverely' novels, and Stella McCartney has an obscenely expensive range of bags in a patchwork design called 'Waverley'. The designer's father, Paul McCartney, is almost as famous as she is.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 22:57:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Mar 2014 13:45:20 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Starting off well nc, with Walt, but nothing to do with the ubiquitous Mull.

( I too thought the Mull was a stretch of water but we're wrong. Wiki says:

"The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Maol Chinn Týre (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [mɯːlˠ̪ šiɲˈtʲʰiːɾʲə]), in English: "The rounded [or bare] headland of Kintyre".
Mull as a geographical term is most commonly found in southwest Scotland, where it is often applied to headlands or promontories, and, often more specifically, for the tip of that promontory or peninsular.
The name "Mull" derives from Scottish Gaelic: Maol, meaning a headland, signifying a jutting crag, promontory, brow of a hill or rock, and also baldness or bareness. The related derived noun refers to a land formation bare of trees, such as a rounded hill, summit, mountain or promontory." )

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 22:46:56 GMT
nocheese says:
Bizet's 'La Jeune Fille de Perth' was based on Sir Walter Scott's 'The Fair Maid of Perth'. In 1814, Scott embarked on a cruise around Scotland, which included a landing on (it says here) The Mull of Kintyre, the connection of which to Paul MCCartney I don't need to spell out. I'm fairly sure the Mull of Kintyre is a stretch of water, and Scott must have landed on the Kintyre Peninsula.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 21:35:29 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Excellent research nc, but a different Bizet work is involved.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 21:13:52 GMT
nocheese says:
Bizet wrote 'The Pearl Fishers'. Elvis Costello wrote the words for, and recorded 'Shipbuilding' which contains the lines 'Diving for dear life, when we should be diving for pearls'. In 1987 He collaborated in a songwriting project with Paul McCartney. The songs have turned up on albums by both artists, but there also exists a studio album of the two of them, I believe.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 19:08:47 GMT
Lez Lee says:

Georges Bizet to Paul McCartney

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 18:52:13 GMT
nocheese says:
Ideally, I'd have liked to hear about the controversy caused when Pet took HB's arm while they were performing the song, but you got the essentials Lez, all yours.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 18:48:51 GMT
Lez Lee says:
I thought that about yours, BS! I've a feeling I'm not quite there ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 18:27:51 GMT
Babyshambler says:
Looking good, Lez. I like it.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 18:16:32 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Pet Clark sang 'On the Path of Glory', an anti-war song she'd composed, with Harry Belafonte who starred in Carmen Jones.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 17:34:05 GMT
nocheese says:
Inching towards it, Bs. 'Carmen Jones' is part of the chain.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 17:11:47 GMT
Babyshambler says:
Petula Clark recorded 'Edelweiss', words by Oscar Hammerstein, who wrote the book 'Carmen Jones', based on the Opera 'Carmen' by Georges Bizet.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 15:38:58 GMT
nocheese says:
I should say that the final link is to 'Carmen'.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 15:36:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Mar 2014 15:37:53 GMT
Babyshambler says:
Sod it ;-)

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 15:35:18 GMT
nocheese says:
Not that I'm afraid, Bs.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 15:31:38 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Sod it ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 15:25:10 GMT
Babyshambler says:
This is really one for Gordon, he being an Opera fan. But I'll have a go anyway.

Petula Clark apparently impersonated singers in her early days, one such singer being Carmen Miranda, who was given the name by her Father, after the Opera 'Carmen' by Georges Bizet.

Posted on 1 Mar 2014 15:00:49 GMT
nocheese says:
You're very gracious :)

Petula Clark to Georges Bizet

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 14:38:44 GMT
Babyshambler says:
I'm happy now.

You may now proceed. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 14:35:43 GMT
nocheese says:
You're a slave driver

This Is My Song

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2014 14:32:37 GMT
Babyshambler says:
Yes, Charlie Chaplin composed 'Smile', but he also composed another song, recorded by Petula Clark. Come on now please, no dilly dallying. :-)
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