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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:28 PM
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OK, it's tough here tonight. Let's go back to 1967, Smothers Brothers, and Association.
Seems to be a bit down here tonight.

I turned 16 that year. The Association was a big name at Monterey - although they were new, too. Jimi and Janis were bigger. But that was unexpected.

And then Along Comes Mary. Still remember listening to it on Mom's 1963 Mercury Comet that I learned to drive on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYJhhKSXOBo&feature=rela...
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:37 PM
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1. Cool. That was a very interesting opening to their act.
Can you imagine the creativity they would have brought to their videos if they came 20 or 30 years later?
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:43 PM
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2. They were the best 40 years ago. You are right: They would have been the best now.
I think The Smothers Brothers are enormously underrated, for their talent and their influence.

Maybe they will be better appreciated now, as Barack takes on McCain, and much of the wisdom and humor they expressed then is applicable to now.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:24 PM
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7. Still have their albums..Smothers and Association
Aaaah the good ole days
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:29 PM
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8. I should find some of their stuff online.
I've often heard that the Smothers Brothers were comic geniuses, but I haven't heard very much of their stuff.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:30 PM
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9. We also have Carlin, Cosby & Pryor
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:31 PM by SoCalDem
lps & 8-tracks.. (we are oldies who never throw stuff away)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:35 PM
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10. I hope you still have working stereos and tape decks to play them on.
:)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:36 PM
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11. Like I said..we never throw anything away
:rofl:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:51 PM
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3. I was 9 yo in 1967. Probably at Campfire camp right about now.
I loved that camp. They taught us protest songs, beadwork and archery. Good times.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:01 PM
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4. Eve of Destruction? That was 1967, too.
I spent four straight summers, 1970-1973, in northern Michigan as a camp counselor at a camp for Armenian kids.

I can't tell you what it meant to me. Yes, it was co-ed. That was part of it.

So very long ago, and so very important to everything that happened since.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:09 PM
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5. Here they are doing "Requiem For The Masses"
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:13 PM
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6. Maybe they weren't so out of place at Monterey after all.
I think they made a better effort than just the monster hit "Cherish," after all.

I for one will rethink them, and remember them differently now. Thanks for the post; excellent.
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:38 PM
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12. I was in 6th grade
'67 factiod:
June 1 - The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, nicknamed "The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love"; it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:51 PM
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13. I bet you remember this one.
I was in 11th grade. You could not escape this one. I had a terrible crush on - well, never mind.

Anyway, enjoy. This had to be the song of your sixth grade. Dick Clark, no less.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Yhs4S1RMA
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:29 AM
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19. Shur Shur, but
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 12:30 AM by Left Brain
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:58 PM
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17. I was in the 6th grade too.
I used to love the Smothers Brothers show. Also had several of the Association's 45s.

I'll give you another '67 factoid, this one involving the Smothers Brothers show: There were appearances by "Officer Judy," played by Bob Einstein, who today is better known as Super Dave Osborne. And, he is Albert Brooks' brother.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:53 PM
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14. Self delete for factual inaccuracies.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:58 PM by FKA MNChimpH8R



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newmajority Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:54 PM
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15. A truly historic performance from the Smothers Brothers show
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:05 AM
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18. You are absolutely right. Pete Townshend's hearing has never recovered.
They put triple the powder charge into the video you link to. The destruction at the end was unplanned: Pete was genuinely pissed. I think Tommy handled it well, but the bottom line is that Pete has never fully recovered from that early appearance in 1967/68.

But the music has always been sublime.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:58 PM
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16. elongating, fluting, vocalator
:rofl:

oh.hell.Yeah!!
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Left Brain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:38 AM
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20. Classic Tommy, at his best:
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:40 AM
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21. 6/7/67: My H.S. graduation day.
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