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Cake day: Feb 01, 2021


A new #1 prototype? It’s part of history that made it so historic. There’s plenty of vintage GLP’s around and the models have even improved, but this was the one that started them all.

Lol, I wish. At least at that price someone will take care of it, even if they bought it purely for investment purposes. Hopefully it will be publicly viewable in a museum somewhere.

OCT 10, 2021 One of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul’s Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this week…

Written by Ted Nugent and rhythm guitarist/singer Steve Farmer. This was on the first Dukes album to feature all original songs, all of which were written by Ted Nugent and Steve Farmer. The album was in part a commercial attempt to reach the counter-cultural market by producing somewhat of a concep…

The Troggs - Wild Thing (1966)

“Wild Thing” was originally recorded by the Wild Ones in 1965. This was written by a songwriter named Chip Taylor, who has made tons of money from it because it has been recorded by many artists and is constantly being used in movies and TV shows. Taylor u…

What’s not to love? Zappa playing a killer solo, Ruth Underwood is the Marimba Queen, Ralph Humphrey playing incredible fills, and Tina Turner and the Ikettes singing background vocals. So much talent, so much fun. …

It was on TV, obviously, and before they really knew how to mic and broadcast music. One nice thing about Ed Sullivan was he almost always required music acts to perform live but did allow backing tracks for vocalists.

In the 2003 book According to the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards wrote: "We didn’t find it difficult to write pop songs, but it was VERY difficult - and I think Mick will agree - to write one for the Stones. It seemed to us it took months and months and in the end we came up with The Last Time, whic…

Eric Burdon & The Animals - Monterey (1967)

Eric Burdon and the Animals performed at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival at the peak of the Summer of Love. The song “Monterey” was subsequently written in tribute to the group’s experiences at the festival, and proved to be one of the new band’s biggest hits. The lyrics describe the atmosphere of th…

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken (1973)

This song is of the “I’ve been there” variety. The story is of a man who meets the woman he believes is the love of his life in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel (which exists, it is in Linden TN about 140 miles east of Memphis) and immediately makes a lifelong commitment to her, promising her the st…

Robert Fripp–guitar Ian McDonald–reeds, woodwind, vibes, keyboards, mellotron, vocals…

Thanks, I like that better.

A friend sent it to me knowing I like original big band/swing. It was alright.

Erroneously reported at the time, as it was current news, to be about Patty Hearst when it is actually based on a spoiled heir to a fast-food chain who was an ex-boyfriend of Daryl Hall’s girlfriend, Sara Allen. “But you can’t write, ‘You’re a rich boy’ in a song, so I changed it to a girl,” Hall to…

Agreed. Largely unrecognized by most, he was involved in so much of the music of his time. He started as a teenager and is still somewhat active at 73.

A buzz built about the band, since it contained two-thirds of the immensely popular power trio Cream in Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton working in collaboration with British star Steve Winwood, of the Spencer Davis Group and Traffic. The fourth member was bassist Ric Grech of Family. Clapton played ac…

Blind Faith - Presence of the Lord (1969)

Eric Clapton wrote this song, which is a testimony of faith. It’s the first song for which he wrote all the lyrics. …

Miss you too. We all do. Your voice still echoes down in the archives.

You know there’s a whole subversive, evil cabal that traffics baby carrots.

I doubt he would pay any attention to me. I don’t care for the crap that happens either which is why I just stay in the thread and my Pub. Life’s a removed and so are most of the people in it.

I don’t use the rest of the site outside FNGT and my Pub. Wish you could be there, we enjoyed what you and the wife submitted in the past.

Thanks for the invite. I’ve just been so used to posting in my Pub after all these years. Congrats on keeping your movies running. You all have been at it almost as long as the FNGT, maybe even longer. I admire the dedication.

Nice of you to remember. I’ll link him to this, I don’t think he comes over here very often.

Yes, I did. Good effort but it’s awfully hard to take on Pendergras and his emotive delivery. The early Soul groups and Doo-Wop were so focused on harmonies it really lets them shine. What a great time in music. Thanks for posting.

Excellent song. The song was originally written for Labelle (a trio led by Patti LaBelle) but they never recorded it. Much like the issue with “I Miss You” and Archie Bell & The Dells passing on it, the song’s composers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff (who sang backup on this track) gave the song to Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, which featured Teddy Pendergrass as lead vocalist. Pendergrass was the drummer for the group but took over vocals when their original lead singer left. The Blue Notes had been around for a while, and Harold Melvin was the only original member, which prompted the name change to Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This was their first hit, and many people assumed Pendergrass was Harold Melvin, something Melvin didn’t appreciate.

In addition to the single release, the song was included on their debut album I Miss You. The song was chosen as one of the Songs of the Century by the RIAA.

One of my favorite stories was when they were on tour and Charlie saw Mick giving an interview on tv, in which Mick called Charlie …“my drummer”. Charlie went down to Micks room and knocked on the door. When Mick answered Charlie punched him square in the nose and said “you’re MY singer”, turned around and went back to his room.

A full life that influenced the world, not too shabby.

I wish I could say my world was better, but I’m just dealing with the cards I’ve been dealt.

He started out playing classical guitar for several decades and is quite good. He still plays for several hours every day and has for over 50 years now. He said he eventually switched to Rock when he realized that no chicks were throwing their underwear on stage for classical. ;)

Here’s a couple more from him.

Yuruchkov - Capriccio No. 12 https://share.fngt.gq/music/classical/Capriccio No. 12 Yuruchkov.mp3

Bach - BWV 1004 https://share.fngt.gq/music/classical/Bach BWV 1004 (TB).mp3

It’s also sometimes referred to as Leyenda and Segovia also played it. TheBuddha did a very nice version of it: