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    I was talking to my 60 year old neighbour today and it turns out he was at college with the girl on the cover of the Paul Simon Song Book way back in the sixties. this got me thinking has anyone else out there got any equally tenous claim to fame?

    It also made me think does anyone know (or even care) about the nameless beauties who adorned the covers of all those Top of the Pops type albums, where are they now or even who were they?

    To be fair to my neighbour he also did some relatively cool things like see Bob Dylan at the Albert Hall when he went electric.
    Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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    The designer from Moben Kitchens who came to do our Kitchen last month saw that I had loads of records lying around and started talking about a jazz club that he & his mates ran in london in the 60's! Kept name dropping Johnny Dankworth & Cleo lane & got some flyers outta his car about a charity that he is involved with that has some sort of fancy dinners all based on 'celebrity' speakers. Kept name dropping Johnny Dankworth, Cleo Lane, Tubby!!! Michael Parkinson. Kept going on about Under Milk Wood by Stan Tracey so I produced the LP, he was lovin' it. I read the list of celebrities of his charity & the president for a couple of years ago was Madeline Bell.
    On further exploration he did'nt seem to know them that well.
    Not sure about the jazz club, all seemed a bit vague to me, but I guess he was'nt expecting to mention an LP & then I dig out 4 he'd never heard of!

    "To be fair to my neighbour he also did some relatively cool things like see Bob Dylan at the Albert Hall when he went electric."
    I would ask for a ticket stub, remember reading that I everybody who claimed they were there, were actually there, then there would of been a lot more people at that night (not that Im calling into ? your neighbours honesty)

    My aunty appears on the motorcycle on Harry Stonehams Hammond Hit's the Highway LP.




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    • #3
      Originally posted by MystDrF
      To be fair to my neighbour he also did some relatively cool things like see Bob Dylan at the Albert Hall when he went electric.
      I've a friend who nearly went to the famously bootlegged Free Trade Hall one, only her mate wouldn't be persuaded to go as there was a school trip to Stratford Upon Avon the same day.

      The day of the gig she dutifully boards the school coach, only to find her pal had blown it out in favour of the Dylan after all....

      Maybe that's why that fella was shouting "Judas!"

      Someone else I know had the Temptations turn up on her doorstep in the mid 60s looking for her elder sister. The elder sister was out and her mum sent them away as she was in the middle of doing the decorating.
      Endless Tripe

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      • #4
        hmmmm...my girlfriends grandpa told me some stories about the excentric psychedelic movement in london in the late sixties. if it's true, he liked to hang around in the legendary UFO beside pink floyd and other legends. he used to eat dinner in the same restaurant as soft machine and had to meet them a couple of times because of some musical projects. i mean, it really sounded stupid and senil to me, and i didn't believe him a word. but then he showed me some original mastertapes from 1970 that he recorded together with some german and british musicians and that really blew me away. kind of a psychodelic bigband orchestration with some freaky vox organs in the background and a jim morrison like singer. sometimes he starts to read some strange poems over jazzy guitar solos and groovy basslines. it's just all there! very well recorded and produced and these songs were never released! so, that made me think over the whole story again....
        if it's not true its at least as good as the story from your neighbour and the bob dylan concert

        if anyone want some snippets of these tapes...don't be impatient...i'm trying to get them and make some cdr's of it....
        Autobahn vas ein Monster: here she is, mit 7 others

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        • #5
          The neighbours wife confirmed the Dylan concert - apparently it was in their 'early courting days'.
          My grandfather and his cousin were both instrumental in setting up the working men's club in Benwell (Newcastle upon Tyne). The cousin played piano and told me that either Count Basie or Duke Elllington ( I forget which) did a performance in Newcastle. Because the band memebers were black accomodation was pretty hard to come by so they ended up being put up in various terraced houses around Benwell. i've alays had a mental picture of these dapper black dudes in tuxedos supping bottles of Madman's Broth.
          Specialising in Rusty Goffe since 2009

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          • #6
            That's a mate of mine on the cover. Talk about famanonymous.

            The book has some amazing tall stories, such as challenging the Chinese tabletennis champ as long as he got to pick the bats. Chose coke bottles and beat him 3-0. All allegedly true.



            "I don't want to be infamous, I want to be ... fummous"
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            • #7
              Originally posted by son of stan
              I've a friend who nearly went to the famously bootlegged Free Trade Hall one, only her mate wouldn't be persuaded to go as there was a school trip to Stratford Upon Avon the same day.

              The day of the gig she dutifully boards the school coach, only to find her pal had blown it out in favour of the Dylan after all....

              Maybe that's why that fella was shouting "Judas!"

              Someone else I know had the Temptations turn up on her doorstep in the mid 60s looking for her elder sister. The elder sister was out and her mum sent them away as she was in the middle of doing the decorating.
              My Dad was about to see The Beatles on the Reeperbahn but his mate didn't have ID to get in.
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              • #8
                not particularly relevant to this thread but when i used to work in a used record shop there was a local postman who used to be real tight with Dave Godin...good pals...this postie spent time in the states with Godin back in the day and he would occaisonally come into the shop and tell us about when he picked up Marvin Gaye from the airport out in Detroit.....or the time he shared christmas dinner with Martha Reeves....lovely bloke actually.

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                • #9
                  My Dad reckoned he knew Sean Connery's old man, who was the local milkman - and a bit of a wanker in my old man's estimation. But then again, he did tend to make things up occasionally.

                  So there you go.

                  Sorry, that's the best I can do ;-)
                  Jamie.
                  https://soundcloud.com/basicbasic

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                  • #10
                    John Rowles' mum used to live around the corner from me.

                    "orse".
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                    • #11
                      My dad tore off one of Johnny Ray's sleeve coats for his girlfirend when he toured Australia in the 50's.

                      David S.
                      God bless Fatso.

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                      • #12
                        My dad has a picture of him shaking hands with saddam. Crazy.
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                        • #13
                          my mate bounced off Margaret from driving school.
                          MODZ
                          Hero No.9
                          Last edited by Col Wolfe; 09-12-2009 at 10:37 PM.
                          THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER CRIPZ AT SOME POINT ITS HARD TO SAY

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SARGE
                            my mate bounced off Margaret from driving school.
                            "bounced off"

                            Is that a sexual slang expression ??

                            If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sie Vulture
                              "bounced off"

                              Is that a sexual slang expression ??


                              I believe so.
                              certainly round our way........
                              MODZ
                              Hero No.9
                              Last edited by Col Wolfe; 09-12-2009 at 10:37 PM.
                              THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER CRIPZ AT SOME POINT ITS HARD TO SAY

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