Off Topic Messages

Brothers Gibb

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:04 pm

Robin Gibb is 56 today.

His twin [Maurice] died three years ago of a congenital bowel condition.

Elvis, of course, performed and recorded The Bee Gees lovely song: Words.

Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:59 pm

My Uncle Tommy is 73 today but you never mentioned him. And he's a better singer than any of those BG's. Unlike them he never got his knackers caught in a mousetrap.

Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:55 pm

Tits McGhee wrote:My Uncle Tommy is 73 today but you never mentioned him. And he's a better singer than any of those BG's. Unlike them he never got his knackers caught in a mousetrap.


I tend not to mention people with no Elvis connection.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:34 am

ColinB wrote:
Tits McGhee wrote:My Uncle Tommy is 73 today but you never mentioned him. And he's a better singer than any of those BG's. Unlike them he never got his knackers caught in a mousetrap.


I tend not to mention people with no Elvis connection.


OK, I'll bite ... what is Robin Gibb's connection to Elvis Presley?
Did Elvis bonk Lulu in the sixties? That's about all I come up with.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:51 am

TCB Ted -

You wrote:
OK, I'll bite ... what is Robin Gibb's connection to Elvis Presley?
Did Elvis bonk Lulu in the sixties? That's about all I come up with.


Err...... it was Maurice Gibb who was married to Lulu !

As I said, the Bee Gees wrote [and originally sang] the song Words, which Elvis did a fine version of.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:39 am

Another great act to come out of Oz!!! :lol:

Robin has a live DVD out. Might check it out.
He has a great voice!!!


8)

Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:55 am

ColinB wrote:
Tits McGhee wrote:My Uncle Tommy is 73 today but you never mentioned him. And he's a better singer than any of those BG's. Unlike them he never got his knackers caught in a mousetrap.


I tend not to mention people with no Elvis connection.


I'll have you know that my Uncle Tommy does have an Elvis connection. He was the bloke who jumped off those cliffs in 'Fun In Acapulco'. They made it look like Elvis in the film, but it was really my Uncle Tommy. He got paid £12.50 for it but Presley got the credit. What a damn disgrace. I have proof that it was my Uncle Tommy in those scenes and not Elvis. Would you like to see my proof?

Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:38 am

Tits -

You wrote:
I'll have you know that my Uncle Tommy does have an Elvis connection.
He was the bloke who jumped off those cliffs in 'Fun In Acapulco'.
They made it look like Elvis in the film, but it was really my Uncle Tommy.


Another illusion shattered !

Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:47 am

Is nothing sacred any more? :roll: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:49 am

One of the birthday presents I gave my husband was a BeeGees DVD!! Are there two of them left? Goodness gracious, so many, MANY of my favorites gone!!!
sue

Another was a Beach Boys CD and DVD. I guess there's no Elvis connection there? Is Brian the only brother left? I know the cousin is still around.

Another was the Downfall film. Wasn't it Colin who reported on that one?

Well, there were a lot of DVDs and CDs in sue's basket for this birthday! Along with other things.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:14 am

The Bee Gees were great.

I've always been a fan


(I defy logic: punk sucks/disco rules)



The Beatles Pepper/Abbey Road/Nowhere Man material is best covered as covered by Gibbs and Frampton.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 8:24 am

silver wrote:One of the birthday presents I gave my husband was a BeeGees DVD!! Are there two of them left? Goodness gracious, so many, MANY of my favorites gone!!!
sue

Another was a Beach Boys CD and DVD. I guess there's no Elvis connection there? Is Brian the only brother left? I know the cousin is still around.

Another was the Downfall film. Wasn't it Colin who reported on that one?

Well, there were a lot of DVDs and CDs in sue's basket for this birthday! Along with other things.


Brian Wilson just released a Xmas album. Mike Love and Bruce Johnston still tour using the Beach Boys name, and Al Jardine tours with the Endless Summer Band.
Basically, the survivors have split into these three separate camps, with only Love having the rights to the name. As usual, Mike Love spent a good part of 05 in lawsuits, protecting his use of the name against Brian Wilson.
A very sad end to a great American band.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:35 am

Graceland Gardener wrote:(I defy logic: punk sucks/disco rules)

That's the least of your problems.

DJC

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:19 am

This being the off-topic section an Elvis connection is not needed.

The Bee Gees were a good group although I enjoy their disco tracks more than their sappy ballads period. I would say though "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" does have a lot of power in its dirge like way.

A lot of the disco backlash was merely disgusied racism and homophobia. There was a lot of good music made in the genre and the Bee Gees made their share of it.

Falsetto vocals have always held a prominent place in the rock and soul tradition. I wouldn't trade the Four Seasons or Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs for all the art rockers and California singer-songwriters in the world.

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:09 pm

likethebike wrote:This being the off-topic section an Elvis connection is not needed.


Well, I know it's not a requirement in this section.

But even I wouldn't have the time or patience to report the birth/death anniversaries of everybody !

Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:39 pm

sam wrote:Another great act to come out of Oz!!! :lol:

Robin has a live DVD out. Might check it out.
He has a great voice!!!


8)


Sam.. I think you`ll find they were British born :roll: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:51 pm

Rusty Martin* wrote:
sam wrote:Another great act to come out of Oz!!! :lol:

Robin has a live DVD out. Might check it out.
He has a great voice!!!


8)


Sam.. I think you`ll find they were British born :roll: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


British born, yes. But raised and made the big time in Australia before conquering the world!!!

Ahh! the Bandstand days (Australian Program) with the three children singing!!!

8)

Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:55 pm

Elvis also sang the BeeGees' Turn around, look at me

Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:47 pm

Denman wrote:Elvis also sang the BeeGees' Turn around, look at me


I know this tune primarily from Orion, The Vogues (1968), and Glenn Campbell (1961).
I've never heard the BeeGees's version, but I guess anything is possible.

Here are the less known versions ... Glenn Campbell's is my favourite, and knowing Elvis's love of Glenn's work, its probably the version he was most familiar with.

# Johnny Mathis - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# The Lettermen - ( CAPITOL RECORDS INC. )
# Floyd Cramer - ( RCA RECORDS )
# The Lemon Pipers - ( PYE RECORDS )
# The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett - ( LIBERTY RECORDS )
# Ray Conniff Singers - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# Orion - ( SUN RECORD CO. )
# Lenny Dee - ( WARNER BROS. RECORDS, INC. )
# Keely Smith - ( WARNER BROS. RECORDS, INC. )
# Ray Price - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# Frank Scott - ( RANWOOD RECORDS INC )
# Lex James - ( ACCORD RECORDS )

Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:16 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Graceland Gardener wrote:(I defy logic: punk sucks/disco rules)

That's the least of your problems.

DJC


Doc......why are you so obsessed with GG??

You're the Mark David Chapman of FECC. :lol:

GG.........don't sign an album for anyone in Berkeley :shock:

I'm the "Catcher In The WRY" :wink:

Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:19 am

WORD

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:29 am

If you don't want the Doc to pick on you/attack you....

here's what you need do:


be a gay member of fecc

be a black member of fecc

he won't insult either.

Ever notice that?

A gay person can be mistaken, wrong, dumb, ignorant
and a black person can be as well,
but DJC won't ever pick on them.


He's Reverse-Racist and HomoPro.

Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:57 am

What I find so funny is the oft-cited (but completely erroneous) contention that the Libs are the "tolerant" among us :lol:

C'mon Doc........show GG your tolerance. He'll show you his if you show him yours :wink:

Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:23 pm

TCB TED wrote:
Denman wrote:Elvis also sang the BeeGees' Turn around, look at me


I know this tune primarily from Orion, The Vogues (1968), and Glenn Campbell (1961).
I've never heard the BeeGees's version, but I guess anything is possible.

Here are the less known versions ... Glenn Campbell's is my favourite, and knowing Elvis's love of Glenn's work, its probably the version he was most familiar with.

# Johnny Mathis - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# The Lettermen - ( CAPITOL RECORDS INC. )
# Floyd Cramer - ( RCA RECORDS )
# The Lemon Pipers - ( PYE RECORDS )
# The 50 Guitars Of Tommy Garrett - ( LIBERTY RECORDS )
# Ray Conniff Singers - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# Orion - ( SUN RECORD CO. )
# Lenny Dee - ( WARNER BROS. RECORDS, INC. )
# Keely Smith - ( WARNER BROS. RECORDS, INC. )
# Ray Price - ( COLUMBIA RECORDS )
# Frank Scott - ( RANWOOD RECORDS INC )
# Lex James - ( ACCORD RECORDS )
You want it? Maybe I can send it by email :)

Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:21 am

Scatter wrote
Doc......why are you so obsessed with GG??

You're the Mark David Chapman of FECC.

GG.........don't sign an album for anyone in Berkeley

I'm the "Catcher In The WRY"



LMFAO