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drjohncarpenter wrote:Jack Good was a pioneering UK and US TV producer, as well as a record producer, musician and actor. Among other things, he helped to create ABC-TV's "Shindig!"
George Harrison, Jack Good (producer), John Lennon - "Shindig" U.K. taping, Saturday, October 3, 1964
Jack Good (producer)
Jack played a small role in "Clambake" as Hathaway, the front desk clerk.
At the April 1967 film after-party, Good spoke to Presley in the same straightforward, almost desperately earnest manner that John Lennon had done two years earlier, when the Beatles visited 565 Perugia Way. The conversation was recalled in Jerry Hopkins' 1971 biography on Elvis:"Clambake" was one of the really, really awful ones. There was a party after the film was completed, with Lance LeGault's band playing. And Elvis wouldn't sing. Slowly, Lance got him into a blues thing, "Let It Roll" [sic]. And he was terrific. And I thought what a shame he doesn't do that sort of thing in the film. I said to Elvis, "Why do you keep making these rotten films? Why don't you do something exciting, like "King Creole"? He said he left all that to the Colonel, but that the Colonel promised something really exciting soon, real soon.
- Jack Good
Right on! Good gave a voice to what millions of fans were thinking: "why have you abandoned ship, Elvis?"
The song where Elvis joined Lance LeGault's band and rocked the house was Jimmy Reed's "Baby What You Want Me To Do," which Presley almost recorded in Nashville that August, and performed live for the NBC-TV cameras in June 1968 in stunning fashion.
Better late than never!
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Mister Moon wrote:And my two favorite photos in the series !
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:23 pm
drjohncarpenter wrote:Mister Moon wrote:And my two favorite photos in the series !
Oh, Darlene Love and the Blossoms! "Talented performers" is an understatement.
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