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{font:Calibri}I’m convinced that The Band were almost as big an influence on rock music as the Beatles or the Stones. The Band’s first album, MUSIC FROM BIG PINK, came out right in the middle of the psychedelic period of the late 60’s. And it’s not an understatement to say that every rock musician at the time was influenced by it. It was a watershed album that changed music.{font}

 

 

 

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{font:Calibri}Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, abandoned the kaleidoscopic pretentions of psychedelia for a more back-to-basics approach. The Beatles went from SGT. PEPPER to THE WHITE ALBUM. The Stones went from THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST to JUMPING JACK FLASH. Clapton quit Cream and joined Bonnie and Delaney. Hendrix broke up the Experience for a more traditional blues-oriented line-up. The Who went from HAPPY JACK to MAGIC BUS. The Byrds went from EIGHT MILES HIGH to SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO. And on and on.{font}

 

 

 

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{font:Calibri}And they influenced fashion as well. The hippy ethos before the Band was flower power, incense, and colorful frilly cloths. After The Band it was t-shirts, jeans, and agrarian. And I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it was mostly (directly or indirectly) due to The Band’s influence. They also opened the door for all the country-rock & southern-rock bands that were to be successful in the 70’s. Without the Band, there may not have ever been an Eagles, Skynnard, Allmann Brothers, Marshal Tucker Band, etc. etc.{font}

 

 

 

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{font:Calibri}Robbie Robertson wrote most of The Band’s songs but it’s Levon Helm’s voice that most people associate with the incredible songs of The Band. The Band was great simply because their heart was in the right place. R.IP. Levon. Like many, your music touched me deeply.{font}

 

 

 

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Clever tie-in with the jacket, Scottman. That earns extra points.

 

It must be the beefcake thread in Hot Topics that has me distracted.

 

This is not my favorite summer song, but here are my favorites from Lesley Gore and the Beach Boys.

 

[Lesley Gore|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6zhSpQpIM8]

 

[beach Boys|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHtQ4-WBkis]

 

More beach music...

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She didn't always have a giving up style of emotion..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaQGNww-sOU

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY5P0Vk9TIM

 

Detach Lesley, when they yank your chain...

 

But this trip down adolescent hormone-driven angst is tiresome and so inappropriate practiced after 30...

 

Lets get back to the beach.

 

[beach Boys|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TcWUslfvE]

 

[beach Boys|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZGgyJrruCo]

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Surf's up! B-)

 

The Four Seasons (not normally associated with surf music):

 

The Rivieras:

 

The Slickee Boys (a nice Beach Boys influenced song):

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I really do enjoy some of the newer rock, but most of the great stuff is loaded with ads! Or they are only the approved video, and if it All Time Low, some of the videos are lame. Just give us the music...

 

So. it's back to classics here too, this time more recent:

 

Stephen Bishop:

 

[On and On|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oByMiF4hPg]

 

[Love at a Distance|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I12K-VlHFtg]

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h4. It is Please, No More..

Oh dear... I didn't mean that Beach Movies are under the judgement of Class or Trash... "Admin" then locked the thread. Now I have some major penance.

 

I did watch most nights; well, at least the intros.. That's why I got in the mood for the beach music. By bad I meant predictable, characters a little flat and a mentality that's a tad dated, that's all.

 

Funny, those same characteristics are in many westerns, and I --like-- love most of those!

 

I can post some predictable songs here.

 

My favorite, dedicated to lovers:

 

[Robin Ward|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Ez4frVJN0]

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A couple of favorite songs about the movies:

 

Billy Murray:

 

"Since Mother Goes To Movie Shows":

 

 

"Ever Since The Movies Learned To Talk":

 

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> {quote:title=Scottman wrote:

> }{quote}No idea what the connection would be.

On George Harrison's 1970 album "All Thngs Must Pass" there's a song (on the "extra" third disc) called "It's Johnny's Birthday". The tune was ripped off from this Cliff Richard song.

 

I've actually never seen this pointed out anywhere ever by Beatles experts or anyone else. I only noticed it way back then because I know both of the songs.

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> {quote:title=Scottman wrote:

> }{quote}A couple of favorite songs about the movies:

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> Billy Murray:

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> "Since Mother Goes To Movie Shows":

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> "Ever Since The Movies Learned To Talk":

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Thanks for the links.

Love that good old stuff (have WAY TOO MANY 78's!) but also stuff like Beatles, Cliff Richard, Sly & Family Stone (to name three mentioned in other recent posts).

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> musicalnovelty wrote:

> On George Harrison's 1970 album "All Thngs Must Pass" there's a song (on the "extra" third disc) called "It's Johnny's Birthday". The tune was ripped off from this Cliff Richard song. I've actually never seen this pointed out anywhere ever by Beatles experts or anyone else. I only noticed it way back then because I know both of the songs.

Thanks for that tidbit. I'll have to listen to my copy of "All Things Must Pass" again.

 

 

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> musicalnovelty wrote:

> Love that good old stuff (have WAY TOO MANY 78's!) but also stuff like Beatles, Cliff Richard, Sly & Family Stone (to name three mentioned in other recent posts).

I do too! I have lots of 78s, cylinders and vinyl too!

I have a copy of "Since Mother Goes To Movie Shows" by Billy Murray on an Edison cylinder.

 

A couple of more favorites on the movie theme:

 

Spike Jones:

"Popcorn Sack"

 

 

The Olympics:

"Western Movies"

 

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> {quote:title=Scottman wrote:}{quote}

> > musicalnovelty wrote:

> > On George Harrison's 1970 album "All Thngs Must Pass" there's a song (on the "extra" third disc) called "It's Johnny's Birthday". The tune was ripped off from this Cliff Richard song. I've actually never seen this pointed out anywhere ever by Beatles experts or anyone else. I only noticed it way back then because I know both of the songs.

> Thanks for that tidbit. I'll have to listen to my copy of "All Things Must Pass" again.

 

 

 

I didn't check, but I wouldn't be surprised if "It's Johnny's Birthday" is on YouTube.

 

 

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