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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:23 PM

Oh, why not. For those who remember, extraordinary

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Reply Oh, why not. For those who remember, extraordinary (Original post)
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
Siwsan Dec 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #2
Siwsan Dec 2012 #3
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #5
Siwsan Dec 2012 #7
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #8
WCGreen Dec 2012 #22
WCGreen Dec 2012 #21
stlsaxman Dec 2012 #4
classof56 Dec 2012 #6
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #9
montana_hazeleyes Dec 2012 #11
SunSeeker Dec 2012 #10
Adenoid_Hynkel Dec 2012 #12
Boomerproud Dec 2012 #13
L0oniX Dec 2012 #14
Bainbridge Bear Dec 2012 #17
radiclib Dec 2012 #18
Kahuna Dec 2012 #15
cspanlovr Dec 2012 #16
ErikJ Dec 2012 #19
Botany Dec 2012 #20
april Dec 2012 #23
panzerfaust Dec 2012 #24
RebelOne Dec 2012 #25
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #26
CanSocDem Dec 2012 #27
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #28
BadGimp Dec 2012 #29
nk41keys Jan 2013 #30
bitchkitty Jan 2013 #31

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. Awww, Now you've gone and made me smile!

My parents weren't going to let us watch but we happened to be at my cousin's house, and they were allowed. I never understood my parent's, well, actually just my mother's objection unless it was pure fear of the unknown and different. Which it probably was.

Anyway, I was immediately and still am absolutely hooked on their music.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:44 PM

2. I watched that show with Lee Hazelwood

We were probably the only two guys in Texas with long hair. Frank Sinatra had just hired Lee to launch his daughter's (Nancy) career. Lee had already penned a lot of hits.

Lee wrote "Some Velvet Morning (when I'm strange...)", showed it to Sinatra and almost got fired. Frank said that there was no way anyone would listen to music like that.

Anyway, Lee had caught the Beatles quite a few times in England and we watched the show that wonderful Sunday evening. Lee told me the world would never be the same after that. As usual, he was right.

I can still see him - long hair, gauzy blousey shirt and flowered bell-bottom pants. And this was in effing Beaumont, Texas.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:59 PM

3. Lee Hazelwood - that's a name I haven't heard in years! More memories flooding in.

I will forever be grounded in 1960's music. Nothing can perk me up quicker than hearing Mersey Beat music.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. Lee's wife, Jeane, worked in my uncle's insurance office.

They lived in that office, as well. Lee had already racked up a slew of hits, but he never had any money due to the fact that he never read a contract past the dollar sign. I have all kinds of Lee Hazelwood stories.

He was one of the coolest guys on the planet.

Check this out:



Sinatra made Lee cut his hair before he would let him go on teevee with Nancy.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:49 PM

7. Another reason I LOVE DU - we have so many amazingly interesting people, here

I looked up some of his other songs. Wow. Such a wonderfully talented guy, that's for sure.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:06 PM

8. And Lee would have loved DU

He loved politics. He was all about civil rights in a time and place where everyone called black people N*****s. He never backed down.

The first joint I ever smoked was with Lee. I didn't even know what pot was.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:47 AM

22. You don't have to be Fellini to know what this song is all about...

Open that Velvet Gate....

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:42 AM

21. I remember that song...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:11 PM

4. Paul got the lions share of songs... John got shit.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. As one who remembers, please accept my humble thanks.

Coming on the long-lasting and depressing aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, the Beatles were a welcome relief, a reason to feel upbeat about something. Anything! My moment with "The Boys" as they were known was in Seattle, August, 1964. No, it wasn't their performance at the Seattle Coliseum, and I have written a story about it which one of these days I'll get published. It was a brief encounter in the Emerald City which is forever etched in my memory as well as chronicled on paper. I'm ancient now, edging toward my 8th decade, but for me, my encounter with the Beatles seems like only...well, I'll say it, Yesterday.

Blessings!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:09 PM

9. Oh, I remember. My senior year in high school and

I was probably the only girl in school who didn't like the Beatles.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:39 PM

11. I was a couple years younger than you,

but I didn't like the Beatles at first either. My best friend was crazy about them and I would make fun of her.lol

But later on I grew to just love them and much of their music.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:23 PM

10. I remember my mom showing me a newspaper front page with their faces on it.

I'll never forget the headline: "Are they Boys or Girls?" Their long hair was so scandalous. I look at them now and they look like Mormon missionaries.

Thanks for the post. That really was them at their best. I just wish the clip included John belting out "Twist and Shout."

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:52 PM

12. Next year is the 50th anniversary

It would be cool if David Letterman could get Paul and Ringo to drop by the Ed Sullivan theater for the occasion.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:09 PM

13. When I think about how long ago it was-and how different the world was

I get very sad. We will not see anyone like them again.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:11 PM

14. What a bunch of wimps! DC5 rulez!

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:02 PM

17. The Beatles are wimps? Really?

 

At least they didn't lip synch like the DC5. Look at the video closely.

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Response to Bainbridge Bear (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:01 PM

18. You guys are BOTH wrong!

The Searchers rule!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:44 PM

15. Wow-wa! Old Ed Sullivan was as pleased as punch. I'm happy to

say that I was sitting in front of my TV and witness the show.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:46 PM

16. I don't know what it was about them that I loved...

but I think it was their trousers.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:09 AM

19. Voice of the proletariat.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 12:22 AM

20. So young and yet so good

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damn I miss them and I am thankful for being a little boy and getting
Abbey Road on an 8-track.

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Response to Botany (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:54 AM

23. Thank you for this ..Love it !

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:11 PM

24. Precious moment from a more innocent time.

 



I did watch the broadcast. Surprising how well their music has stood the test of time.

Thank you!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:25 PM

25. Remember well.

I also remember Elvis on Ed Sullivan when he was only shown waist up.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:33 PM

26. OMG, I remember that!

I didn't see the Beatles, but was thinking of the Elvis appearance & Ed cutting him off from the waist down…

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:35 PM

27. It was as if we knew...



...we had found the voice of our generation. I grew up in a small town and 'Holding a girl's hand' really was a big deal. But as their music grew so did I.

The one time I was out-of-sync with their music was when the much anticipated album and the song Revolution came out, I had been hoping for a more militant ideology and instead got crap about love and "restraint". But I hung with them and eventually got back on board the Yellow Submarine.

Thanks for this look back at where it all began.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:19 PM

28. Amazing that this was so controversial in its day

They weren't quite the Marylin Manson of their day (That would have been the Stones) but they were close as far as many parents were concerned...

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:07 PM

29. that was cool

saw them live all 3 shows when I was but a wee little on... the coolest thing my Dad ever did for my brother and I..

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:34 AM

30. Best band ever!

These guys were so polished!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:47 AM

31. We didn't get Ed Sullivan in Indonesia

but I carried a picture of Paul McCartney with me everywhere, and mooned over him constantly.

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