Friday, December 21, 2007

Ten Tit Bits


1.Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The headline in Variety when Frank Sinatra moved out to California in 1943 to seek his fortune in the movies.

2.What links Robert Mitchum, Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart? All have tried and failed to have their wicked way with Marianne Faithful.

3. Leafing through an August 1967 copy of Rave magazine a news item jumped out at me. I quote in its entirety. "The Jonathan King - Sandie Shaw romance still blossoms."

4. Proving his sense of humour held up to the end Peter Sellers had Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’ playing as he was cremated.

5. Robert Plant turned down the chance to sing on the original album of Jesus Christ Superstar and the role went to Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan.

6. The first Lennon & McCartney song to make the Billboard charts was Del Shannon’s From Me To You (it made No.77) on 29 June 1963. It was 18 January 1964 when the Beatles, I Want To Hold You Hand first charted in the US.

7. Proper annunciation is something that troubles many a DJ. Many live in mortal fear should one of country music’s leading ladies ever release Dolly Parton’s Greatest Hits

8 Brain Salad Surgery, the title of ELP’s 1973 album was inspired by New Orleans slang for a sex act favoured by at least one President of the USA.

9. “Take a small Bible with you, and read it!” – Producer, Norman Petty’s instruction to the Crickets, including Buddy Holly, on their first tour away from Texas.

10.“I wanted to be like Bowie and Jagger. Do I regret it? No. But looking back, did I look a prat? Yes.” Elton John. He's of course dwight

2 comments:

r morris said...

Very interesting early shot of Dolly Parton. I'd never seen this before.
What an insult to Frank Sinatra that some idiot named his group after a news headline. I remember the song---it's ridiculous---from this group.

Richard Evans said...

And a lovely shot of dear departed Buddy. One of my favourite pictures of him and taken on stage at Kilburn State Theatre in London.