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What is the name of this Stamp?

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:12 pm

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I know it's not Ed Enoch or Bill baize, and searching google images turns up nothing.

It's bugging me.

Hi

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:24 pm

His name is Richard Sterban, he is a bass singer. Later he also sang with the Oak Ridge boys.
Cheers
Simon

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:31 pm

Thanks Simon. 8)

Hi

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:39 pm

You're welcome. My heart broke when I read it was bugging you :wink:

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:45 pm

He is singing or was...when that was taking from the movie...i john.

He always moved his forehead up all the time he sang.

Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:06 pm

iamhekev wrote:He is singing or was...when that was taking from the movie...i john.

He always moved his forehead up all the time he sang.


It is "I, John", which I'm loving at the moment.

I'm always amused at how he looks at Elvis during the song, as though Elvis is a naive beginner who needs prompting (forehead/raised eyebrows) :)

Re: Hi

Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:45 pm

Simon1 wrote:His name is Richard Sterban, he is a bass singer. Later he also sang with the Oak Ridge boys.
Cheers
Simon


That's right, and I think he is still with the Oak Ridge Boys.

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:24 pm

Keggyhander...

Just made a comp before i came on the pc,and the studio version is there,in its prime.

Good stuff.

Re: Hi

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:36 pm

KHoots wrote:That's right, and I think he is still with the Oak Ridge Boys.


Correct. Here he is in a recent photo.
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Re: Hi

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:45 pm

Rob wrote:
KHoots wrote:That's right, and I think he is still with the Oak Ridge Boys.


Correct. Here he is in a recent photo.
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Thanks Rob, that's real kool he is still performing.

too bad it wasn't with his original employer... :cry:

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:47 pm

Oddly, enough, I knew him first as the bass singer in the
Oak Ridge Boys, probably from the late '70s onward.

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I wasn't even really a fan, but they had a quite a few
country hits, some of which charted on the pop charts,
and they'd be on TV, too.

"El-vira! My Heart's On fire, El-vira!
Giddy-up, ah-um, bop, ah-um bop, ah mow, mow.."


He always made those funny eyes and eyebrow movements.
It's kind of a ventroquism tendency.

Bass singers like to do that. :lol:
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Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:51 pm

Gregory Nolan Jr. wrote:Oddly, enough, I knew him first as the bass singer in the
Oak Ridge Boys, probably from the late '70s onward.

I wasn't even really a fan, but they had a quite a few
country hits, some of which charted on the pop charts,
and they'd be on TV, too.

"El-vira! My Heart's On fire, El-vira!
Giddy-up, ah-um, bop, ah mow, mow.."


He always made those funny eyes and eyebrow movements.

Bass singers like to do that. :lol:


ELVIRA!!!

...giddy up, ba oom boppa ba oom boppa ba bow bow... :lol:

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:20 pm

"Bow bow"?

I thought it was "mow mow" or "Mao Mao"..!

:oops: :shock:

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:26 pm

Greg, you're correct. It is "oom-papa-mow-mowwww".

I also knew Sterban as a member of the Oak Ridge Boys before watching EOT for the first time on video in 1983. It was like, "Hey, what's the guy from the Oak Ridge Boys doing there?!?!?"
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Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:28 pm

Totally.


I guess that means we are young. :oops:

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:42 pm

Well, compared to Colin, dirt is young...so it's all relative.

For the record, I am about the exact same age to the day that Elvis was when they recorded "Live On Stage In Memphis."

Ain't it funny how time slips away. :?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:48 pm

Colin, pay that whippersnapper no mind!

I'm currently roughly the age of his sort of down-year '71 sessions.

Time slips away indeed.

My older brother turned 43 last year.

Of course, he couldn't help commenting
on how weird he thought it was to "outlive Elvis." :?

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:58 pm

photo op

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Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:02 pm

No Sterban in the pic.

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:09 pm

He is hiding behind J.D. Sumner! :D

Seriously I thought I'd post it, because of
the people who might not have seen it before
and because this is a Stamps thread and I
was just too lazy to start a new thread in the
picture section, which might not have even
been worth it.

Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:47 am

Hi!

Wouldn't it be great to see a reunited Stamps with Ed Enoch, Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner and Richard Sterban?

Cheers,
Jakob

Rich

Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:16 pm

Back to Richard Sterban... During the first chorus of Polk Salad Annie at Hampton Roads (Elvis On Tour) he is immortalised forever by Elvis with a playful "Come here, Rich!" :lol:

Amendment time - is it Sterban or (as featured in Tunzi's Sessions books) Sterben? Only just noticed that as I've been trying to obtain clues about the On Tour out-takes! Whatever his surname is, Richard was no longer in The Stamps by the time the Aloha special was filmed - he was long gone by the time that latter-day Elvis piccie above was taken...
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Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:45 pm

EagleUSA wrote:No Sterban in the pic.


I think he started with the Oaks about '74 or so, that would be my guess to why he is gone at this point. Yes he still perfoms regularly with the ORBs they have their own theater in Branson, and they also do alot of reginal type shows. I'm not sure how much they tour around the country, but they play around here from time to time. Also they do alot of gospel music now, I think that is what they actually started out doing, before they got popular doing the country pop stuff.

JEFF d
Elvis fan