Bill Haley "Rareties" LP, Malaysia, AMBASSADOR A 98100 (completely unknown of origin? : I'm not quite sure at all !)
This LP compilation in 1979 is still completely unknown of origin. I remember when I bought it, in early January 1980, the record dealer told me it was coming from Malaysia. J'appelle ça de la basse vengeance : j'en ai par dessus la tête que les anglais et les français (ces derniers ont purement et simplement supprimé une bonne discographie toutefois considérée comme un torchon irrécupérable!] me prennent pour un rigolo ou simplement pour un imbécile. ["you're the expert"! My foot! (English-speaking Wikipedia)] sous le fallacieux prétexte - parce que je n'hésite pas à (d)écrire la vérité - qu'ils se croient les uniques papes de Bill Haley alors qu'en Belgique nous sommes bien mieux informés qu'eux!). De toute façon, s'ils ne détiennent pas l'info avant quiconque, elle est considérée comme fausse, voire pourrie! Il y a des articles qui dérangent beaucoup de monde: tant mieux! La vérité n'est pas toujours bonne à dire. Il est hors de question de fausser la vérité et de toute façon, je n'en ai rien à fiche!...***I call that low revenge: I have some over my head which Englishmen [(Pommies :-)] take me as a funny guy or simply as a nunskull. ["you're the expert"!] My foot! (English-speaking Wikipedia which destroyed the DECCA Sessions as well as the other ones) under the fallacious pretext - because I don't hesitate to write/tell the truth as true as possible - that they believe they are the quite unique popes on Bill Haley (it's not bad, but I've seen much better) whereas in Belgium we got a better information (early 1970) than them!)! In any event, if they don't hold information before whoever, it is regarded as false, rotten! There are articles which disturb many people: hardest the better! Chris (G.): just have a look! Convinced? Think, you might have to update and correct your own discography. So, the truth is not always good to say… ! Anyway, it is out of question to twist the truth and I couldn't care less what they're up to! Pure de papas, it's quite hot here in Belgium...
Marie Dionne Warrick became Warwick because of a mistyping. She was born Marie Dionne Warrick in East Orange, New Jersey, December 12, 1940.***Daughter of Chess Records' gospel promotion department head, was a regular performer, playing piano with The Drinkard Singers gospel group, managed by her mother.***She formed The Gospelaires, with sister Dee Dee, cousin Cissy Houston and friend Doris Troy, and they sang in churches throughout New York and New Jersey.***Soulful recorded in Memphis, Tenn. with producer Chips Moman, reached US #11 and US R&B #2. However this album failed to chart in UK.***This album features three Beatles' songs : We Can Work It Out, A Hard Day's Night and Hey Jude.***16 tracks CD : 10 songs + 6 extra tracks) original recordings re-issued by DISKY DCD 5401 DW, France/ The Netherlands, 1994 to become a satellite of the UK major EMI later in the 90s. Original US Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969/1/1. ***Dionne studied at Hart college of Music in Hartford, Conn., before joining Cissie Houston as backing vocalists on records by Garnet Mimms, the Drifters and others. Her first solo disc was Burt Bacharach's haunting "Don't Make Me Over", which reached No. 21 on Scepter Records in 1962 but failed the UK TOP 20 best-selling singles.
Dionne Warwick was Bacharach's Muse for a long time.
Track list as follows: You've lost that lovin' feelin' (5/69) - I'm your puppet (3/69) - The look of love (1969) - Make it easy on yourself (11/63) - People got to be free (5/69) - You're all I need to get by (5/69) - We can work it pout (5/69) - Try to remember/live (1968) - I love you Porgy (Dec. 21, 1965) - Reach out (10/64) - Hurt so bad (1972) - A hard day's night (5/69) - Do right woman-do right man (5/69) - I've been loving you too long (5/69) -People get ready (5/69) - Hey Jude (5/1969.)
Other references: UK: Pye International NPL 28122, NSPL 28122, 1969 - CAN: Scepter Records SPS 573, 1969 (# 16) - GER: Scepter Records SHA-S 401, 1968/SHA-S S 401, 1969 - USA: SRMSPS 573, May, 1969 - FR/BEL: disques vogue CLVLXS 372, 1969 - NZ/S. AFR.: Pye Slp6016, 1969 - IT: Scepter Records SLCS 7007, 1969 - NL: SPS 573.
Produced i.a. by Burt Bacharach (b. May 12, 1928 - present.)
Last Soulful "Plus", Jan. 01, 2004: CD compiled by Rhino (Handmade) : an internet - only purchase disc - Limited Edition (5,000 copies)
German ALPHA CENTAURI, FOR 14025 [P & C 2007 Digimode Ent. Ltd.***Issued under license from Elm Street Media Limited], 9 August 2007.***Issued in the UK on 29/10/2007.***Audio: Dolby (C) 2.0 stereo.***Sounds pretty good!***This DVD features a 36 minutes gig performed live with "His Comets" (mostly British musicians) before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance, Birmingham Odeon Theatre on Monday, 26/11/1979, guesting Mal Gray (ex The Wild Angels' lead singer from 1967 to 1971) on Chuck Berry's Promised Land and (The)Saints Rock & Roll (Public Domain/arr.: Black-Purvis-Haley-Gabler).
10 May 1954 & 28 May 1955 (DECCA 9-29124) - January 1960: on the LP Bill Haley and His Comets (WB WS 1378) ["sans sax" version] - México, Orfeón 1429, 1964; (DIMSA DML 8381, 1966, "clapping hands" version) [CD The Magic Collection/Telesonic Holland/ARC records MEC 949078, UK, 1983] January 1966: Bill Haley y sus Cometas (song aka Al Compás Del Reloj not to be confounded with another Bill's song dating from 1961 - Sonet, Sweden, September 1968 (Biggest Hits (re-recorded), Grand Prix GP-9945/UK pickwick records 1968 and March 1976 - re-recorded again (and only released round two years ago) as the opening theme from the T.V. series Happy Days in 1974 and 1975.***RATC re-charts in UK at #12 and in US at #39, both in April 1974.
RATC Danny Cedrone's solo guitar was inspired by Les Paul's guitar playing on "How High The Noon" [Capitol 1451, March/April 1951, US R&B #2, US pop #1 (for 9 weeks] identical to the one Cedrone played on "Rock The Joint" in 1952.***Celentano recorded a medley of Frankie Laine's "A Woman In Love" mixed with an exerpt of RATC which reached the Italian chart at #10 in 1977.***German Brunswick single was released in 1955 [#1 on June 30, 1956 for 4 weeks].***The RATC cover song featured on the double LP The Great Rock'N'Roll Swindle was sung by Ten Pole/Tenpole Tudor [The Sex Pistols backing] (Virgin 300 279-240, 1979). Also available on cassette 500 279-422.***Freddy Cannon failed to chart in 1968.***The Wild Angels, LP Live At The Revolution, B&C BCM 101, UK, 1970.***Also recorded by German-English band The Air Mail (EUROPA E486, 1972), The Hiltonaires (Sonic 9059, Germany, 1972; Rock House, cond. by Allan Caddy Orchestra (LP Rockin' With Rock House, Pronit SXL 1021), Poland, 1974; The Jokers (Arcade LP 105, Belgium, 1966); The Flying Saucers, Japanese CBS, 1977, The Evans Sisters, Canada, 1955, Marino Marini e il suo sestetto, Durium, Italy, June 1957; Vic Sabrino with Red Perksey and his orchestra, Pacific, Australia, 1955; Ricky King (LP Rock'n'Roll Party, EPIC 26158 [gtr instr.]), Germany, 1984; Burt Blanca (alias Norbert Blancke): at least four times (1965, 1970, 1974/live, 1994); Belgian group Telex comprising RTBF radio dj Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman... RKM, 1979; Phil Decca (!), mid-50s or later...
Cette compilation a été éditée par PolyGram Distribution France en 1993 (conception compilation: Clément Boulais - pochette: Eric Fettweis / Spectre (avec le soutien de SKYROCK) dont 30 reprises des Beatles et la 31ième est une version de Imagine par Zucchero with Randy Crawford. En voici la track list:
Leo Sayer: Let it be, EMI/Chrysalis, 1975 - José Feliciano: Help!, RCA Victor, 1965 - The Carpenters: Ticket to ride (version 1972) A&M, 1972 - Joe Cocker: With a little help from my friends, Regal Zonophone, 1968 - Ray Charles: Eleanor Rigby, ABC Records, 1968 - Chér: The long and winding road, MCA Records, 1973 - The Jeff Healey Band: While my guitar gently weeps, Arista Records, 1990 - Stevie Wonder: We can work it out, Motown, 1970 - Otis Redding: Day Tripper, ATLANTIC, 1966 - Elton John with John Lennon: Lucy in the sky with diamonds, MCA, 1974 - Ike & Tina Turner: Get back, United Artists Records, 1973 - Jimi Hendrix: Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band, Polydor (Europe), 1978 - Spooky Tooth: I'm the walrus, Island, 1975 - The Feelies: Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey), STIFF AMERICA, 1980 - Siouxie and The Banshees: Helter skelter, Polydor UK, 1978 - The Mission: Tomorrow never knows, MERCURY records, 1987. End of CD 1.
Joe Cocker: Something, Regal Zonophone, 1969 - Esther Phillips: And I love him, ATLANTIC, 1965 - Ray Charles: Yesterday, ABC Records / Tangerine, 1967 - The Temptations: Hey Jude, Motown, 1969- Arthur Conley: Ob la di, ob la da, ATCO RECORDS, 1968 - Nina Simone: Here comes the sun, RCA Victor, 1971 - The Overlanders: Michelle, Pye, 1966 - Todd Rungren: Strawberry fields forever, Bearsville Records, 1976 - Aretha Franklin: Eleanor Rigby, Atlantic, 1969 - Joe Cocker: She came in through the bathroom window, Regal Zonophone, 1970 - Ike & Tina Turner: Come Together, Liberty, 1970 - Elton John: Get back, DJM, 1971 - Pat Benatar: Helter skelter, EMI/Chrysalis, 1981 - Coroner: I want you (She's so heavy), Noise, 1991.
Les labels mentionnés sont ceux d'époque dont certains furent achetés plus tard dont certain ont changé de nom par d'autres firmes de disques. Il faut noter aussi que quelques chansons de cette compilation ne sont pas toujours identiques aux originaux.
The Feelies began playing together in 1976 in a band called the Outkids (Glenn Mercer-gtrs, vcls, keys, percussion; Bill Million-gtrs, vcls, bs; Dave Weckerman-drums) which evolved into the Feelies with the addition of Vinny DeNunzio on drums and John Papesca on bass. They signed to Stiff Records in early 1980. Exit Dave Weckerman.
The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, NJ. They formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992. The Feelies never sold a great number of this album (and also the 3 others up to 1992), their influence was felt on the indie rock scene. The band's name is taken from a fictional entertainment device described in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.
The Beatles song is taken from the (vinyl) album "Crazy Rhythms" (aka "the feelies") released by Stiff America USE 4 in April 1980.
1980's other releases: UK/NL Stiff Records SEEZ20 - GER: TELDEC [TELEFUNKEN-DECCA] 6.24266 - FR Stiff Records 940 829.
http://youtu.be/k5o1-HxaRFM Everybody's got something to hide (Except me and my monkey)
Spooky Tooth is a British group. The band consisted of five members: Mike Harrison, vcls (who formed the group-b. Sept.30, 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland who had already played i.a. in "Supernatural Fairy Tales", "The V.I.P.'s", "Hamburg Blues Band".); Luther Grovenor-gtr; Henry Mc Cullough-gtr; Chris Stainton-bs gtr; Mike Kellie-drums.
the last Puff was issued by UK Island ILPS 9117 on 3.07.1970. Producers: Chris Stainton, Chris Blackwell.
Some other references: GER/AT Island 6339 004, 1970 - US A&M SP 4266, 1970.
I am the walrus was taken from the LP already issued by Island i.a. in NL/FR 6014 023 in 1971.
Hendrix (b. Johnny Allen Hendrix renamed at age 4 James Marshall Hendrix, Nov.27, 1942, Seattle, WA-Sept.18, 1970, St. Mary Abbot's hospital , Kensington, London, at 11.45 a.m. (after leaving the tragic message "I need help bad, man" on Chas Chandler's answering machine, Jimi is pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.)
December 1966: The first Jimi Hendrix Experience single, a cover of The Leaves hit [Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go, 1965] (althought Hendrix prefers Tim Rose's version [Hey Joe (You Shot Your Woman Down, 1967)]), Hey Joe, is released on Polydor after being rejected by DECCA.
Sept 28: Pathologist Professor Donald Teale reports death is due to inhalation of vomit due to barbiturate intoxication.
Oct 1: Hendrix is buried in the Greenwood cemetery at the Dunlap Baptist church, where his aunt played organ during his childhood, in his hometown of Seattle, with fellow musicians i.a Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Jim Gordon, Eric Burdon and Buddy Miles in attendance.
Feb 1972: Hendrix In The West, a collection of live performances, recorded at the Berkeley Community Center, San Diego Sports Arena and the Isle of Wight Festival, highlighted by a version of Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode which makes UK #35, hits UK #7 in the album chart and US#12 (Pop and R&B charts). It is assembled by producer Alan Douglas which includes The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Jimi was performing the title track in concert, first for an audience that included Harrison and McCartney, who where very impressed by his unique version of their song and his ability to learn it so quickly.) Personnel: Jimi Hendrix - gtr, vcls; Mitch Mitchell, drums and Billy Cox, bs. http://youtu.be/e8HCHIDXyXs (Sgt. Pepper)
References inter alia : UK Polydor 2302 018, 12/1971 - IT/GER 2310 161, 12/1971 - NL 2485 116, 12/1971 - FR Barclay XBLY 80 448, 12/1971 - US/CAN Reprise Records MS 2049, 12/1971 - SWE/AUS 2310 161, 01/1972 - Barclay Europe 80448, August 1978.
1960: Blind since birth, Stevie Wonder (b. Steveland Hardaway Judkins, May 13, 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, a member of the Whitestone Baptist Church Choir with his mother, 4 brothers and sister, is recommended by friend John Glover (with whom he has formed a duo) to Glover's cousin Miracle Ronnie White, who takes Wonder to meet Motown Records' president, Berry Gordy, and producer, Brian Holland. Gordy signs the child prodigy to a long-term contract with Tamla label.
May 21, 1963: A S. Wonder concert is recorded in Detroit for forthcoming 12 Year Old Genius.
Aug. 1963: Fourth single, Fingertips-Pt.2 sells over a million and tops the US chart, the first live record to do so. Recorded Live - The 12 Year Old Genius tops the US chart. Wonder becomes the first artist to top the Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album charts simultaneously.
Nov. 1968: Wonder, credited as EIVETS REDNOW, reaches US #66 with Alfie, a piano instrumental. (He also records an instrumental album under this reversal of his own name.)
Jan.10, 1970: Wonder is awarded 1969 Show Business Inspiration Award by Fight For Sight, which promotes research into eye diseases.
May 13, 1971: We can work it out, a revival of Lennon/McCartney's song, reaches US #13 and UK #27, taken from the Motown Records album "Signed Sealed & Delivered" released on 1970/08/07, set to make US #25. US references i.a: Tamla TS304 / S-304; UK Tamla/Motown STMS 5025 / STML 11169; FR EMI/Tamla 066 - 91797 (all in 1970 except the last French LP in 1978) and also released in Germany on Bellaphon 230 15 005, 1975...
Singles references i.a.: NL EMI/Tamla-Motown 5C 006-92 357, 1971 - GER EMI/Tamla-Motown 1C 006-92 357, 1971 - US Tamla T54202, 1970 (Pop #13, R&B #3) - UK Tamla TMG 772, 1970 (UK #27) - FR EMI/Tamla-Motown 2C 006 - 92357, 1971. http://youtu.be/dL1GzbUdtfg
Yellow colour : NL - Green colour: GER - sky blue/white color: FR
1963: Chér (b. Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPiere, May 20, 1946, El Centro, CA) having moved to Los Angeles, to attend acting classes, meets Sonny Bono who is working for Phil Spector.
1964: Chér and Sonny marry in Tijuana, Mexico.
1973: Chér signs to MCA Records and records The Beatles' The Long And Winding Road featured on her vinyl album Half-Breed, UK MCA Records, MCF 2501, 1973. Produced by Snuff Garrett and Sonny Bono. The UK pressing is the original incarnation of the HALF-BREED vinyl LP released in 1973 and released again in 1975 and 1979.
Oct.6, 1973: Single Half-Breed b/w The long and winding road published only in Spain on MCA Records SN-20 825, 1973, written specifically for Chér by Mary Dean and Al Capps, and produced by Garrett who knows it to be a smash, is Chér's first single release for MCA. It tops US chart for 2 weeks and sells over a million, but makes no chart impression in UK. Album of the same title peaks at US #28.
http://youtu.be/nziq7ZkqSeE (The long and winding road)
Other references with quasi the same picture cover: US/CAN MCA Records MCA 2104, 1973; GER/BEL/IT MCA Records MAPS 7068, 1974.
- October 9, 1969: Debut album Offering is released including a cover of The Beatles' Ticket To Ride.
- May 1970: Debut single Ticket To Ride (A&M 4205), makes US #54.
- March 1971: Debut album Offering, retitled Ticket To Ride peaks at US Top 200 #150 and #19 in Australia.
- April 1972: Ticket To Ride hits the UK chart at #20.
- 1968: When Wes Jacobs leaves to study music, Karen and Richard form Spectrum (not to be confused with the UK group) with John Bettis, a friend of Richard's from California State college.
- Despite support gigs at Disneyland, the Troubadour and the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, the band is short-lived, but the duo perseveres and records some tracks in the home of top Los Angeles session bassist Joe Osborn, which reach A&M label boss Herb Alpert.
Karen Carpenter (b. Mar.2, 1950, New Haven, Connecticut), vocals, drums and her brother Richard (b. Oct.15, 1946, New Haven, CT), keyboards, vocals having relocated from New Haven to Downey, CA in 1967, form a jazz trio with tuba/bass player Wes Jacobs. They perform The Girl From Ipanema and Iced Tea and are spotted by RCA A&R chief Neely Plumb who signs them to the label as The Richard Carpenter Trio. They cut 4 tracks which are never released.
1970 : new topic to come soon. Dec. 1973: The Singles 1969-1973 featuring 12 hits including a new cover of The Beatles' Ticket To Ride, is released (and will eventually top both US and UK charts.) The Carpenters musicians who plays on the 1973 track are Tony Peluso, guitars / Joe Osborn, bass /David Duke, French horn / Richard Carpenter and her sister Karen, backing vocals, Karen Carpenter, drums / Richard Carpenter, keyboards. Engineered by Ray Gerhardt. Richard Carpenter: "I happened to hear the Beatles' "Ticket To Ride" being played as an "oldie" one day in early 1969 and upon hearing it this particular time, decided the tune would make a nice ballad. We chose the resulting recording as our debut single. Released in October of 1969, it remains one of my favorite Carpenter's recordings. In 1973, Karen re-recorded her drums and lead vocal on the track for its inclusion in the Singles 1969-1973 album. (Karen was not satisfied with her original performances.) Guitars were added at the same time. This is the 1973 version." 1994/09/21: INTERPRETATIONS CARPENTERS - A 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is first released by A&M Records 540 251-2 afterwards by Universal Music on 2001/01/29. Produced by Jack Daugherty - Arranged by Richard Carpenter.
The Fool On The Hill makes UK chart #48 on 2.01.1971.
UK reference : UNITED ARTIST UP 35 156, December 1970
Other references as i.a. :
OZ UAK-4001, 12/1970
NL 5C 006-92050, 12/1970
Turkey : S&S 40038, 1975.
Shirley Bassey (b. Jan.8, 1937, Tiger Bay, Cardiff, South Wales - present). In early 1970, she records the famous and wonderful George Harrison's song Something (UK UNITED ARTISTS UP 35 125, 05/1970) which hits the UK chart at #4 on 15.08.1970. Her version is arranged , conducted and produced by Johnny Harris and Tony Colton. Other references and chart positions :
NL #10 (5C 006-91617, 08/1970), GER #40 (35 125, 08/1970), US #23 (S/UA 50698), AT #19, BEL #11.
The Shirley Bassey singles album (vinyl LP) will be released in early 1975 (UK Uas 29728 afterwards MFP 41 5729 and hits UK #2 and NZ #7, GER Uas 27009, Australia L 35481 afterwards UAS 29728. First issued on CD (the 12 tracks of the original LP record + 4 bonus tracks) in 1987 (UK CD-MFP 6004 and in 1988 (UK MUSIC FOR PLEASURE/EMI CDB 7 52002 2. http://youtu.be/-1-JXhFHWgw
- 1968: Sayer (b. Gerard Hugh Sayer, May 21, 1948, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex-present), having studied at Worthing Art College, W.Sussex, and worked in London as a magazine illustrator, playing harmonica in folk clubs by night, returns to Sussex after a nervous breakdown, and works in a factory while starting to write songs.
- 22.11.1975: Let It Be is released in UK and IRL by Chrysalis CHS 2080.
- NL / BEL: Phonogram/Chrysalis 6155 052, 7.12.1975.
- US Chrysalis Chrys 1087, Dec.7, 1975.
- FR Chrysalis cha 138, 7/12/1975
- GER Chrysalis 60941, 7.12.1975
- Produced by Adam Faith and Russ Ballard.
- left to right :
- Germany (#39),
- BEL / NL :
- WB 16858
- FR w16863
- FR WB 16863
- IT W 16863
- UK Riva, Riva6, #11
- NZ Wb 6698
- JAP P-90W
- Released 12/1976
- Producer : Lou Reizner
- 1961: Stewart (b. Roderick David Stewart,
- Jan.10, 1945, Highgate, London), of Scottish parents who moved to London, having attended Wiliam
- Grimshaw school, Hornsey, with Ray and Dave Davies and Pete Quaife (who will achieve success as
- THE KINKS), signs as an apprentice with professional socer team Brentford Football Club. After 3 weeks,
- tired of little more than polishing other player's boots, he quits, heading for Europe, where he becomes a
- busker. (He is deported from Spain for vagrancy.) He returns to UK, becomes a beatnik and attends CND's
- Aldermaston marches.
- 1963: He joins Birmingham, W.Midlands-R&B band The Five Dimensions as vocalist and harmonica player. The band plays throughout UK, backing
- singer Jimmy Powell, who records a single for Pye on which Stewart plays blues harp.
- Dec. 1976: Get Back, featured in Lou Reizner's film "All This And World War II" utilizing covers of Lennon / McCartney songs, reaches UK #11.
- 2007: Stewart becomes CBE (Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honors list Monday, January 1.
- http://youtu.be/5fHtC3FaWNI (Get Back)
UK DLP Riva RVLP 2, Nov.5, 1976, UK chart highest position #23 - US Double album 20th Century 2T - 522, Dec.31, 1975 - CAN Warner Bros. Records 2U 4739, 1976 - GER Warner Bros. WB 66 049, 12/1976. Arranged and orchestrated by Wil Malone. The London Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Harry Rabinowitz, and The Royal Philarmonic by David Measham. Some original picture sleeves : Michelle by Richard Cocciante (taken from the DLP) [RCA Victor PB 10867, France, 1976; Let It Be [new topic to come] by Leo Sayer who also contributes I Am The Walrus and The Long And Winding Road (UK Chrysalis); Come Together re-recorded by Ike & Tina Turner (this picture sleeve is a French re-release [UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS UP 35.880, 1975]; Get Back [new topic to come] by Rod Stewart at the end of 1976 (Warner Bros.) - Some other songs included in this DLP : She's Leaving Home by Bryan Ferry; Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight by The Bee Gees; Yesterday by David Essex; Getting Better by Status Quo; We Can Work It Out by The Four Seasons; Strawberry Fields Forever by Peter Gabriel; A Day In The Life by Frankie Valli...Some lyrics are slightly altered from the copyright work to "meet the artistic requirements of the performers".
http://youtu.be/1xFMUpl9V5s (Richard Cocciante)
http://youtu.be/DEX8nydydSI (Leo Sayer '76)
http://youtu.be/h0HwjbMWYII (Ike & Tina Turner's cover of Come Together included in the DLP All This And World War II)
June 1964: Ferry (b. Sept.26, 1945, Washington, Durham, UK), having won tickets from Radio Luxembourg, to see Bill Haley & His Comets at the Empire theater, Sunderlmand, Tyne & Wear, in his teens, forms his first band, The Banshees, in Sunderland...
Oct. 1973: Ferry's first solo album/vinyl LP These Foolish Things, backed by a session group which includes Roxy Music drummer Paul Thompson; Phil Manzarena, guitar and other musicians i.a. John Porter, gtr, bass; Eddie Jobson, strings, keyboards, synthesizer. This LP record includes a great cover of The Beatles' You Won't See Me and is released by Island ILPS 9249-1 which is certified gold on 1 May 1974 and then by Polydor 2302 046 in 1973 as well.
Others references : GER (RDA) Island 87 266 IT, 1973; GER (BRD) VIRGIN E' G 207956, 1973; US ATLANTIC SD 7304, 1973; FR Polydor N. 2310507, 1973.
UK CD released in 2003 by EMI / Virgin 7243847598-2.
Producers : B Ferry; John Porter, John Punter. http://youtu.be/Z1rFbgTah_4 (You Won't See Me)
From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a Robert Stigwood Production in Association with Dee Anthony featuring Robin Gibb (Dec.22, 1949-May 20, 2012, Douglas, Isle of Man); Maurice Gibb (Dec.22, 1949-Jan.12, 2003); Barry Gibb (Sept.1, 1947, Douglas-present); Peter Frampton; Aerosmith; Alice Cooper; Billy Preston (Sept.2, 1946, Houston, Texas-June 6, 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona) and so on. S.P.L.H.C.B. is released on July 14, 1978.
The Bee Gees act and sing in this film based on the celebrated Beatles' album , which is critically mauled, though its slamming will not affect The Bee Gees as much as their co-star Peter Frampton.
July 19 and July 29, 1978: The album hits US #5 and UK #38 - Oct.7, 1978: Oh Darling by Robin, reaches US #15.
She's Leaving Home is sung by the Bee Gees, Jay MacIntosh, John Wheeler.
45 rpm references i.a. US RS 907 - BEL 2090 317, RSO July 1978.
Oh! Darling in the charts: i.a. US #15; UK #38; IT #10; Chile #5; DE #29.
March 1981 : a 3 live-tracks recorded with John Lennon on Nov.28, 1974, is released as a tribute, makes UK #40 (Whatever gets you thru the night, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, I saw her standing there).
On Thanksgiving Night, Lennon makes what will be his final concert appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden joining Elton John to sing the 3 said songs (released as a 7" maxi 33 rpm single in UK [DJS 10965]). Also released in France as a 33 rpm on DJM - VOGUE 101440. Other releases in Germany : 0064.230, 1975; 27379-7, 1976. Italy : DJF 1149, 1976.
David Cassidy (b. Keith Partridge, April 12, 1950, New York, NY), son of actor Jack Cassidy and stepson of actress Shirley Jones, with a part on Broadway in "The Fig Leaves Are Falling" and small TV drama roles in i.a. "Bonanza", "The FBI", "Ironside".
Oct. 70 : The Partridge Family signs to Bell Records.
Aug. 10, 1974 : a revival of Lennon/McCartney's Please Please Me ("The Beatles wrote the soundtrack to my youth" is Keith's most notable quote of the time) climbs to UK #16.
US bell 45-605 , UK bell 1371/2008 273, SP/BEL/FR/IT : bell 2008 273. Picture sleeve from Belgium.
- Let it be (US TOP #17, May, 1970) and Eleanor Rigby (US R'n'B #5 and Pop #17, Nov.15, 1969) are taken from the album/LP This Girl's In Love With You (US TOP 100 #17) which is released in the late 1969.
- Some Let it be references :
- US Atlantic ATL 45-2751, May, 1970.
- UK Atlantic 2091-008, May, 1970.
- FR Atlantic 650 189, May, 1970.
- GER Atlantic ATL 70.453, May, 1970.
- US Atlantic ATL 45-2683. (Eleanor Rigby, Oct.15, 1969)
- Some references of the album/LP :
- US Atlantic SD 8248.
- UK Atlantic 2400 004, 1970.
- FR Atlantic 940 021, 1970.
- Re-released as a remastered CD by Rhino Atlantic in 1993.
- Rhino reference : 8122-71524-2 (quickly out of print)
- NL CD f35687, 1993.
- Re-released by Rhino Atlantic on July 15, 2008.
http://youtu.be/2UoTvwfo_rU (Let it be) ***** http://youtu.be/coESqhEbSQs (Eleanor Rigby)
45 tours sorti en France le 24 février 1975 sur DJM 2043 003 : Philadelphia Freedom / I Saw Her Standing There (live).
45 tours sorti aux Pays-Bas en 1975 (probablement à la même date) sur DJM-j006-96442 avec Philadelphia Freedom en face B.
Sorti aussi en 45 tours sur metronome GER-934.006 en 1975 avec I Saw Her Standing There en face A.
28/11/1974: Elton et John chantent live I Saw Her Standing There et Whatever Gets You Thru The Night le jour du Thanksgiving lors d'un concert au Madison Square Garden de New York. Référence UK : DJM Djs.354, début janvier 1975.
- Left to right : US album #11 in Nov. 1969; US single A&M 1147, 11/1969 : Feb. 7, 1970 : this song reaches US #30 and earns a gold disk. The album which includes i.a. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Something, Let It Be is the last one featuring The Grease Band.
- Other single references : GER Deutsche Grammophon Polydor 59 386, 11/1969; NL EMI Stateside 5 C 006-91012 M is released on Jan.2, 1970 and reaches the NL chart #18 the same month. Unissued in the UK.
- French Joe Cocker! LP on EMI Stateside 2 C 062-90788, 1970.
- Biography pt 3 : when Cocker returns to the UK he no longer has a recording contract, so takes up his Gas Board job again and plays only an occasional local gig. The Big Blues splits and Joe teams with Chris Stainton to write and record Marjorine and form The Grease Band in the course of 1964.
- 1965 : The Grease Band, with Cocker on vocals, Stainton on bass, Tommy Eyre on keys, Kenny Slade on drums and Alan Spenner and Henry McCullough both on guitars, play soul material in clubs and pubs across the North of England. Its first recording, a live version of blues standard "Saved", is on a a free flexidisk with the Sheffield University magazine TWIKKER...To be continued...
- http://youtu.be/qWRB_AssJ7k - http://youtu.be/-RdjAwQWF6w - http://youtu.be/Mzf5EBY8gCQ
Le premier single est celui qui fut disponible en France et en Belgique (Az SG 649, 10/1977 [2:58]) avec dans l'ordre "From me to you" / Intro / "I should have know better" / "Get back" / "Day tripper" / "Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band-reprise" / "Ob-la-di, ob-la-da" / "I want to hold your hand" / "A hard day's night". Le deuxième provient d'Allemagne, le troisième des Pays-Bas et le dernier a été pressé en Espagne. Réalisation : Haim Saban pour H.S. Records/HS. L'intro est chantée par Kussa. Cette version (l'enregistrement anglais) s'est classée UK #45.
Références : Allemagne Polydor 2001743, 1977 (7" single) - Pays-Bas : même référence (7" single), 10/1977 - Espagne : Polydor 20 01 743, 1977 (7" single) - Italie : promo juke box Fonit Cetra JB 701, 10/1977 - UK : ATLANTIC K 11027 version maxi, 10/77. D.B.M. est un groupe originaire d'Allemagne.
Maxi version, format 33 tours : http://youtu.be/Y9hXkfwOvTU
The most fantastic story of modern music, that of 4 young men from Liverpool, has been told hundreds of times. Future generations will remember no doubt of their names, their songs continue to stand the test of time and the passage of modes: their legend, even though significant that two of the four heroes are still alive and active, take a unimaginable scale. Books, films, compilations, commemorations (Beatles Day in Mons every first Saturday in September and others), concerts of Paul and Ringo, analyzes (some more infamous than others) ... There is no doubt that even in 100 years the name The Beatles will always be known as today. It is a story so compelling that even the most imaginative mind could have invented, so amazing that the most original writers could not write it, and if documented, than in any library or even in some record stores in any country, you will find works of the Fab Four. Any ? Finally, I don't think so : all the countries anti-West ? The adventure lived by John, Paul, George and Ringo was exciting.
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http://youtu.be/BjHyMAUshos (Let It Be)
La plus fantastique histoire de la musique moderne, celle des 4 jeunes de Liverpool, a déjà été contée des centaines de fois. Les générations à venir se souviendront sans nul doute de leurs noms; leurs chansons continueront à résister à l'épreuve du temps et au passage des modes : leur légende, considérable alors même que deux des quatre héros sont toujours vivants et en activité, prendra une ampleur inimaginable. Livres, films, compilations, commémorations (Beatles Day à Mons chaque premier samedi de septembre e.a.), concerts de Paul et Ringo, analyses (certaines plus infâmes que d'autres)...Nul doute que même dans plus de 100 ans le nom des Beatles sera toujours aussi connu qu'aujourd'hui. C'est une histoire tellement fascinante, que même l'esprit le plus imaginatif n'aurait pu l'inventer; si étonnante que le plus original des scénaristes n'aurait pu l'écrire; et si documentée, que dans n'importe quelle librairie ou même chez certains disquaires de n'importe quel pays [ça reste à voir : tous les pays anti-Occident ?], on trouvera des œuvres sur les Fab Four. L'aventure que vécurent John, Paul, George et Ringo fut passionnante.
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1955: Maurice White (1941/12/19-present) begins playing drums with Memphis schoolfriend Booker T. Jones (later of Booker T. And The MG's (Memphis Group.)
1966: he joins The Ramsey Lewis Trio and plays on 10 of Lewis' albums.
1969: White forms The Sally Peppers, who have a local Chicago hit with La La Time and Love Is Life on Capitol Records.
1970: White changes group name to Earth, Wind & Fire. They sign to Warner Bros. Records.
1978/07/14: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released. White wins a Grammy Award of the best instrumental arrangements accompanying all the vocalists a few months later.
1978/09/16: Got To Get You Into My Life, which the band performs in film "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hits US Pop chart #9; R'n'B #1 and is a million-seller. Produced by Maurice White.
28.09.1978: the said single makes UK #33. ( http://youtu.be/6ljFPOmwg28 )
Personnel: Maurice White, Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al McKay, Johnny Graham, Andrew Woolfolk, Fred White (lead vocals, percussion; vcls, bs; vcls, percussion; piano, synthesizer; drums; gtrs; gtr; tenor sax; drums, percussion.)
Single references i.a.: US COLUMBIA 3-10796 - UK CBS 6553 released in September 1978.
Compilation: P. 1991 Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A., COLUMBIA COL 468931-2 also released in Belgium, in The Netherlands...
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