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Bee Gees' singer Robin Gibb has died after battle with cancer
BBC ^ | May 21st, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 05/20/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad

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To: Dysart

I don’t love Wikipedia, but it’s all that would come up for info on the musical Jesse Stone:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jess_Stone

And most of it is in line with what I thought I knew about him. So I think this will cause him to rise above any other Jesse Stones!!


151 posted on 05/20/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Third Person

Loved the Bee Gees — they were big in my high school late 70’s/early 80’s days ... Saturday Night Fever album was all the rage.


152 posted on 05/20/2012 7:34:22 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Lazamataz

I saw Andy solo, performing live for President Reagan in Ford’s Theatre in 1981, and he was absolutely fantastic. I just couldn’t believe his early death from myocardial inflammation.

One of my fondest memories of Robin was his appearance on American Idol a few years ago, where he mentored young performers. He was a gentleman and an artist.


153 posted on 05/20/2012 7:36:28 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: Revolting cat!

You know who amazes me that is still alive is Olivia de Havilland. She will be 96 this year. Of the 4 main stars of Gone with the Wind her character dies in the movie but she outlives almost everyone in real life even the child actor who played Bonnie Blue.


154 posted on 05/20/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Revolting cat!

You know who amazes me that is still alive is Olivia de Havilland. She will be 96 this year. Of the 4 main stars of Gone with the Wind her character dies in the movie but she outlives almost everyone in real life even the child actor who played Bonnie Blue.


155 posted on 05/20/2012 7:40:56 PM PDT by xp38
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To: M1903A1

I believe it was NR, written by John Derbyshire. It was good stuff. Of course he worked I.Q. into it.


156 posted on 05/20/2012 7:42:15 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Baby boomers are dropping like flies in their 50’s and 60’s, but gov. keeps telling us we’re living longer then ever...hmmmm, should we believe the gov.... or the obituaries?


157 posted on 05/20/2012 7:43:16 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: chasio649
Thanks but I must be getting old...I never heard of anyone you listed.

Thanks just the same ;)

158 posted on 05/20/2012 7:46:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: shalom aleichem

It’s one of those internet joke thingies.

Like a picture of Obiwan Kenobi with the words “Do or do not. There is no ‘try.’ —Gandalf”


159 posted on 05/20/2012 7:47:51 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

So sad. RIP


160 posted on 05/20/2012 7:49:09 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: dfwgator
Richard Wright may be the most underrated rock keyboardist of all time. Not the least bit flashy, he was OK with setting "the mood" and is probably more responsible for the "Pink Floyd Sound" than anyone else.

But I can't imagine any of their songs without him.

Mark

161 posted on 05/20/2012 7:49:51 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SamAdams76

I can’t believe no one’s mentioned Ronnie Van Zant.


162 posted on 05/20/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Well now you have heard of them...don’t wait to be spoon fed by what’s on the Top 40...you will be sorely disappointed..i am 47 btw..not a youngster.


163 posted on 05/20/2012 7:56:41 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: Brandonmark

I can’t think of her without calling her “Ann Margrock.” As a kid, my first reference to her was through the dang Flintstones!


164 posted on 05/20/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Renderofveils
I can’t believe no one’s mentioned Ronnie Van Zant.

Or Danny Joe Brown.

165 posted on 05/20/2012 7:59:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Las Vegas Ron

If you want late-50’s/early 60-’s straight-up rock-n-roll, Brian Setzer is making it the old-fashioned way.


166 posted on 05/20/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MarkL

I thought Bill Bruford simply retired? No reason to think he might not play again with kc some day.


167 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:31 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BradyLS
I can’t think of her without calling her “Ann Margrock.” As a kid, my first reference to her was through the dang Flintstones!

Hard to believe she is 71!


168 posted on 05/20/2012 8:21:49 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Dysart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKE81n8cPdU James Hunter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV3YcWeJIik&feature=related Heather Myles and Justin Trevino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpnqgZ0fEk Heaher Myles (My favorite - this could have been Arlene Harden in 1971- damn, it’s beautiful!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZURPjR9_JE Dale Watson

Not the one I would want to post, but can’t find a decent quality of No Help Wanted.

Another gem is Kacey Jones (a womsn) Sings Mickey Newbury.


169 posted on 05/20/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Brandonmark

That’s awesome! Thanks!


170 posted on 05/20/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: smalltownslick

Just listened to some James Hunter stuff. He’s cool, love the jazzy sound. Tanks again for the links.


171 posted on 05/20/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: chasio649
i am 47 btw..not a youngster.

Funny, your reply rings of a 16 year old that was jilted because someone didn't appreciate the same "music" as they do.

:)

172 posted on 05/20/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: MrEdd

Chambers does indeed conjure up Krauss. She’s talented and pleasing to the ears, and well worth the .99 d/l. Interesting direct distribution channel working- I had no idea.


173 posted on 05/20/2012 8:35:22 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: MarkL
Before I was old enough to be going to concerts (grammar school) I saw Yes with Wakeman, Buford, Anderson, Howe, and Squire. It was amazing. Howe is still my favorite guitarist. Love King Crimson as well.

Another one we lost as a young man was Michael Hedges.

174 posted on 05/20/2012 8:39:16 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Love King Crimson as well.

When I got my electric guitar, the first song I wanted to play on it was "Red."

175 posted on 05/20/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“When I got my electric guitar, the first song I wanted to play on it was “Red.”

Good choice!


176 posted on 05/20/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: dfwgator

“When I got my electric guitar, the first song I wanted to play on it was “Red.”

Good choice!


177 posted on 05/20/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

What a voice this man had!


178 posted on 05/20/2012 8:46:59 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

RIP. Also RIP to Donna Summer.


179 posted on 05/20/2012 8:47:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BradyLS
I thought Bill Bruford simply retired? No reason to think he might not play again with kc some day.

As far as band membership goes, with Bill Bruford, never say never (with the possible exception of Genesis). But he did announce that he was finished touring.

Mark

180 posted on 05/20/2012 8:51:13 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: packrat35

Early Bee Gees is good stuff. Stuff like Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You and I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You.

Freegards


181 posted on 05/20/2012 8:52:03 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

RIP to two stars of the Disco era.

For some unexplained reason, I’ve always equated Disco with Republicans. No, I don’t have a real reason why, I just do.


182 posted on 05/20/2012 8:57:38 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I was trying to be nice and introduce you to some newish bands you may like...why the hell would i take the time to send a post if i figured you had heard of them?..you posted that you were interested in something new...if you don’t like them, then fine...oh and btw...kiss my ass you argumentative dick.


183 posted on 05/20/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: dfwgator

“bad week for disco.”

_____________

No kidding. How sad. May they rest in peace. I still remember listening to both of their songs when I was fifteen and going to high school. They brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.


184 posted on 05/20/2012 9:17:09 PM PDT by proud American in Canada
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
Poor thing looks like he suffered with this disease..R.I.P.


185 posted on 05/20/2012 9:30:59 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: SamAdams76
I miss the days when I could turn on the radio and hear all genres of music blended together. Mostly happy, upbeat music too.

I agree. RIP Robin Gibb and Donna Summer...

186 posted on 05/20/2012 9:32:08 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: Dysart
The original MP3.com was the same sort of indie artist site back in the late 90s.

The RIAA knew which way the wind would eventually blow, and they spent more money trying to get it shut down than they did going after the copyright infringers at Napster. The judge bitch slapped the snot out of the RIAA when the ruling was finally rendered.

The founders then sold the site for a ton of money to people who have run it poorly.

187 posted on 05/20/2012 9:32:53 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Wow, that is just awful, brutal. God bless him.


188 posted on 05/20/2012 9:41:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: P.O.E.
Back in the eighties, they were encountering increasing cases of BeeGees Disease at Rock 'n Roll Hospital.
189 posted on 05/20/2012 9:47:19 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Another one we lost as a young man was Michael Hedges.

I saw him in concert with Leo Kottke. You could tell the awe and respect in which they held one another,

In a subsequent Leo concert (Michael was still alive at the time), he talked a little about Michael. Leo held out his right hand, hanging loosely, and wiggling his fingers, while saying, "His right hand is like an octopus."

190 posted on 05/20/2012 10:01:36 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Death of Disco?


191 posted on 05/20/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

BeeGees pre Disco singer songwriter stuff was tolerable as a soundtrack to my early adolescence

Disco still sux

RIP


192 posted on 05/20/2012 10:10:25 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: Dysart

Lydia Loveless
New Country Rehab
Deadman
Dustin Welch
Pokey LaFarge
Martin England
Ray Bonneville
Charlie Faye
David Jacobs-Strain
Eilen Jewell
Malcolm Holcombe
The Deep Dark Woods

Enough? All on Youtube and elsewhere. Good source: musicfog.com.
David Wax Museum


193 posted on 05/20/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
"He was put on a course of chemotherapy, while Dwina - a druid priestess - also gave him health foods and herb teas in a bid to fight the disease."

You just can't make this stuff up.

194 posted on 05/20/2012 11:08:56 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Revolting cat!
"At least we still have the Beach Boys..."

Sorry, half of the band is long dead. Although, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston made up a large part of the sound (Carl is still there also), Brian Wilson (the composer) is a zombie. The poor guy went mental back in the late 60's and never recovered. He shows up on Letterman or Leno sometimes and makes me sad to look at him. After decades, Brian finally finished his "Pet Sounds" remix and released it as "Smiles". Although better studio mix of same songs with some additional instrumentation, I don't think it's better than the original "Pet Sounds" tracks.

The poor guy spent his life trying to make that one album sound better. It was already a masterpiece, but poor obsessive Brian thought for decades that he could do better with the same songs. Listen to the original "Good Vibrations" as compared to the "Smile" version. Yes, it's longer, but to me, doesn't work as well.

I always thought it was like Led Zepplin trying to improve on any of their masterpieces.

I grew up with those guys in Hawthorne, CA. I surfed the very spot that Dennis Wilson (drummer) surfed in Redondo Beach (breakwater). He was the only surfer of the band. I talked to him one day at the the old abandoned Biltmore Hotel at 13th street in Hermosa Beach (my surf turf).

We were talking about Dick Dale or the Ventures or the Safaris or some other surf band playing there. Too far back to remember, but I do recall it was Dennis. Think he had a Jacobs or Dewey Webber surfboard. I had a 8'10' Bing surfboard back in the days of the long boards. When I started surfing again later while in the Navy and living in Imperial Beach, I had a 7'3" board. Even that is large for nowaday rippers.

What a privilege to grow up with the Beach Boys and hear their harmonies. They were an early soundtrack to my life before Motown and later, hard rock.

195 posted on 05/20/2012 11:32:25 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Death of Disco?"

Funny you ask. Back in my early Navy days, us hard rock and country rockers (think Skynard) hated disco. We actually used that saying, "Disco Sucks!".

Interestingly, on my first Navy cruise to the PI when looking to buy some decent speakers I could afford at the Navy Exchange, I used Donna Summers' track, "I Feel Love" to compare speakers. It has the highs, mid-range, and lower base. It still has a groove if you give it a try.

196 posted on 05/20/2012 11:56:44 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever)
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To: A Navy Vet

The trappings of disco ruined soul music (and careers). The trappings of new wave/mtv ruined music in the 80s as well as established acts added drum synths and other bogus sounding instruments to sound “contemporary”.

Older artists (and some youngbloods) have cast off those examples of bad judgment (the overuse of strings has also been jetisonned).

You want to listen to disco? Fine, I prefer to what is referred to as “Northern soul” (typified by the Northern England record buying public who rejected the trappings of disco tinged 70s souls). They’d come into London to see a soccer match and buy some records. The dealers would say “don’t bother showing them that, they just want that Northern Soul”.

Some mistakenly think it refers to 60s soul records from Philly, NYC, and Detroit. It can include Memphis, Houston, New Orleans and elsewhere.

The Dap Kings (who have used numerous names over the past 15 years) helped craft appreciation in America for new acts that play the older style music (they own the labels they often are on). They’ve gotten note for being Amy Whinehouse’s backing band but they go much deeper than that.

I have no use for “disco”. Dancing’s fine. So is soul.


197 posted on 05/21/2012 12:04:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Erasmus
“I saw him in concert with Leo Kottke.”

That must have been amazing!

198 posted on 05/21/2012 2:21:17 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Morgana

Where’s the one about the brother from another mother?


199 posted on 05/21/2012 5:20:08 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: a fool in paradise

I love disco, but I am also a huge Northern Soul fan.


200 posted on 05/21/2012 5:32:02 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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