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Noel Harrison, singer of The Windmills Of Your Mind, dies
The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 22, 2013 | Telegraph Reporters and PA

Posted on 10/22/2013 8:23:28 AM PDT by EveningStar

Singer Noel Harrison, known to millions for The Windmills Of Your Mind, has died at the age of 79 from a heart attack.

Harrison, who was born in London on January 29,1934, was best known for recording the hit song on The Thomas Crown Affair soundtrack. He was the son of the late actor Rex Harrison.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: noelharrison; obituary; thomascrownaffair; windmillsofyourmind
I can't stand that song.
1 posted on 10/22/2013 8:23:28 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sting did a good version for the remake, IMHO.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 8:23:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


3 posted on 10/22/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I was intrigued the first time I heard it and discharged it as bubblegum music thereafter.

Always turned it off or changed the channel

4 posted on 10/22/2013 8:27:54 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof .... but they're true)
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To: knarf

That song is the “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog” for the pretenious liberal elite.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 8:30:03 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar

Always reminds me of the original “Thomas Crowne Affair”


6 posted on 10/22/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar

It’s even worse when “Alfie”, or anything by the Association is played right after.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 8:31:26 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: EveningStar

I remember the song, but I didn’t remember that Noel Harrison was the singer.

I remember him as Mark Slate, the partner of April Dancer in “The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.”


8 posted on 10/22/2013 8:31:35 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: knarf

Police departments use to pipe “Windmills of Your Mind” into holding tanks & interrogation rooms until the suspect was screaming,

“I’ll talk! I’ll talk! I’LL TALK!!!!!!!”


9 posted on 10/22/2013 8:32:45 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: EveningStar

It preceded BS&T’s “Spinning Wheel” by a year.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 8:32:51 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof .... but they're true)
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To: EveningStar

Noel Harrison-The Windmills Of Your Mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj2diB6fcpg


11 posted on 10/22/2013 8:34:58 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: elcid1970
Didn't the East Germans use it as well?


12 posted on 10/22/2013 8:35:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elcid1970
No, That was " 'Enery The Eighth"

(P.S. ... LOVED "Ghost" )

13 posted on 10/22/2013 8:35:20 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof .... but they're true)
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To: EveningStar

Rex Harrison’s son was 79? How old was Rex? I thought he just died, but I looked...and Rex died in 1990. Where has the time gone?


14 posted on 10/22/2013 8:36:45 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

lol - ‘come Saturday morning’ from the Sterile Cuckoo’ is another one that will make your hair hurt.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 8:39:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: knarf

“Knight in Rusty Armor” marked the end of the original British Invasion, IMO.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: dfwgator
No that was Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini...
17 posted on 10/22/2013 8:46:53 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: EveningStar
In the dictionary that song is next to the definition of "Fey."
18 posted on 10/22/2013 8:47:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EveningStar

I like 60’s pop songs but Windmills of Your Mind is pretty bad.

This thread is the first time I have heard of or heard the song. I can’t remember hearing it on the radio back in the day. Either the radio stations I listen to didn’t play it or I have blocked it out of my memory.


19 posted on 10/22/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: BenLurkin

I thought is was from “Man of LaMancha”.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 8:53:39 AM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

You’re thinking of “Try to Remember”


21 posted on 10/22/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator
Sting did a good version

Many artists covered this song but the definitive cover version was done by the Muppets.

22 posted on 10/22/2013 8:55:30 AM PDT by trad_anglican
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To: EveningStar

May he rest in peace, and may that song rest with him.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: EveningStar

Rest in peace, Noel.

I think it is a great song, but not one to listen too too often.

This version is very good, and much more listenable:

Dusty Springfield’s version of The Windwmills of Your Mind

http://youtu.be/5q3y5jYZ6V4


24 posted on 10/22/2013 9:03:54 AM PDT by Weirdad (Orthodox Americanism: It's what's good for the world! (Not communofascism!))
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To: EveningStar

Co-starred in Girl from UNCLE.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 9:04:30 AM PDT by mware
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To: trad_anglican

Just a note: Windmills of your Mind won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1968, which actually be a dishonor given the source of the award. Nonetheless, I have always like the song and the movie for which it served as the opening number.


26 posted on 10/22/2013 9:07:02 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: BenLurkin

Always reminds me of the original “Thomas Crowne Affair”
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Me too. One of My All Time Top Ten Movies. It certainly has one of greatest chess scenes ever.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Rummyfan
No that was Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini...

Oh, you're no fun anymore.

28 posted on 10/22/2013 9:15:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dr. Sivana

I love the association.

from “everything that touches you”

In my most secure moments, I still can’t believe
I’m spending those moments with you
And the ground I am walking, the air that I breathe
Are shared at those moments with you

Read more: Association - Everything That Touches You Lyrics | MetroLyrics


29 posted on 10/22/2013 9:19:05 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: EveningStar

WASP Rap.


30 posted on 10/22/2013 9:35:44 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: InterceptPoint

The song’s melody was beautiful. Bud Shank had an album out ‘Windmills of your mind” and it was played over and over and over again by yours truly. The original movie was good as well McQueen and Dunaway had a chemistry in that movie Never saw the remake....didn’t care to.


31 posted on 10/22/2013 9:51:34 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: V K Lee

All I’ve ever known was the Ed Ames version. I like it.


32 posted on 10/22/2013 9:57:08 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Kartographer

Oh, thanks. I went to your link, and now my ears are throwing up. Yuck!


33 posted on 10/22/2013 9:58:27 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: staytrue
The one that did it for me with The Association (and also Bread) was the lyrics to "If". "Cherish" is a close second. I'm also not big on the Muzak style arrangements.

If the world should stop revolving
Spinning slowly down to die
I'd spend the end with you
And when the world was through
Then one by one the stars would all go out
Then you and I would simply fly away


And where would they go?
34 posted on 10/22/2013 10:04:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It is amazing how times go by fast especially as an adult. If we were kids, it may seem like a long time.


35 posted on 10/22/2013 10:24:54 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: EveningStar
I always associate it with "MacArthur Park" -- two stoned out, hippie mega-anthems from the same time period.

Someone left the cake out in the rain.....

36 posted on 10/22/2013 10:27:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Cincinatus

I’m glad I scrolled alla way down, because I too was going to insert “Left the Cake in the Rain” into the mix.


37 posted on 10/22/2013 10:34:45 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: EveningStar

I like Windmills, but Mr. Harrison recorded A Young Girl, which is truly a dreadful song.


38 posted on 10/22/2013 11:58:10 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: EveningStar

It lives on forever as Musak.


39 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:51 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: staytrue

The Association will always be great.


40 posted on 10/22/2013 2:57:49 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


41 posted on 10/22/2013 3:59:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: V K Lee
Never saw the remake....didn’t care to.

Actually not bad. I would argue that while Pierce Brosnan is no Steve McQueen in sheer charisma, it's actually a better script. The end of the original wasn't very satisfying.

42 posted on 10/22/2013 4:05:02 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Weirdad

Yeah, Dusty’s is the definitive vocal version.


43 posted on 10/22/2013 4:05:46 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: EveningStar
I can't stand that song.

What, the words? I never really listened to the words but I think the melody is pretty. Very 60s. Brings me back in time......

44 posted on 10/22/2013 4:08:33 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: dfwgator
One, Two, Three is one of my favorites.

Schlemmer!

45 posted on 10/22/2013 10:55:57 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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