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Offline trdsf

Music from waaaaay back
« on: August 06, 2019, 02:05:24 AM »
Went to the 'Happy Together' show Saturday night at the state fair -- basically it's (what's left of) six bands from the late 60s doing their greatest hits.  I might have been one of the youngest people there.

And it was a great show.  If you like late 60s pop, definitely worth seeing.  The band is absolutely chameleonic, able to match whichever act they're backing up.

The lineup is (what's left of) The Cowsills, The Classics IV, The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett (sans the Union Gap), Three Dog Night founder Chuck Negron, and The Turtles -- well, one Turtle, anyway: Mark Volman (aka Flo of Zappa collaborators "Flo & Eddie") and new Turtle Ron Dante (formerly the lead singer for The Archies, of all things).

Which led to the weirdest thing I've seen/heard in concert: a performance of the bubblegum hit "Sugar Sugar" followed by a performance of Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia"... not a segue that comes to mind easily.
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 02:16:24 PM »
That's a song I enjoy! Here it is, in case any of y'all haven't heard it:


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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 04:20:31 PM »
Ha, the only real "Sugar, Sugar" is the Andy Kim version. It's the sweetest...


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Offline trdsf

Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 09:31:12 AM »
Yup, and they followed that with this:

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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 04:27:06 PM »
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Went to the 'Happy Together' show Saturday night at the state fair -- basically it's (what's left of) six bands from the late 60s doing their greatest hits.  I might have been one of the youngest people there.

And it was a great show.  If you like late 60s pop, definitely worth seeing.  The band is absolutely chameleonic, able to match whichever act they're backing up.

The lineup is (what's left of) The Cowsills, The Classics IV, The Buckinghams, Gary Puckett (sans the Union Gap), Three Dog Night founder Chuck Negron, and The Turtles -- well, one Turtle, anyway: Mark Volman (aka Flo of Zappa collaborators "Flo & Eddie") and new Turtle Ron Dante (formerly the lead singer for The Archies, of all things).

Which led to the weirdest thing I've seen/heard in concert: a performance of the bubblegum hit "Sugar Sugar" followed by a performance of Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia"... not a segue that comes to mind easily.

Gary Puckett?  The Buckinghams?  The Turtles?  I want to be there. 

When I was a freshman at college, I dragged some friends off to Gary Puckett (and the Union Gap) and they were amazed!
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 01:46:44 AM »
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Gary Puckett?  The Buckinghams?  The Turtles?  I want to be there. 

When I was a freshman at college, I dragged some friends off to Gary Puckett (and the Union Gap) and they were amazed!
His voice is just as good as it was 50 years ago.  If you google 'happy together tour 2019' you should get a list of their remaining shows; hopefully one is near you.

There was another concert I was thinking about going to as well -- REO Speedwagon.  Unfortunately their opening band was Night Ranger, whom I positively loathed.
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 07:58:05 PM »
Waaaaay back is relative I suppose. In my music habits, this is only about three quarters of waaaaay back...

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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 09:04:07 PM »
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Although I do like Handel, too.
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 04:27:43 PM »
No one can beat Dion...

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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2019, 05:51:19 PM »
Is this waaaaay enough back?

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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2019, 06:54:24 PM »
Three Little Fishes (that swim swam over the dam)--Andrews Sisters.  LOVED that song!!!
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 07:30:00 PM »
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Waaaaay back is relative I suppose. In my music habits, this is only about three quarters of waaaaay back...

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Well, yes, but the opportunities to see Handel, Bach and Mozart performing their own greatest hits live in concert these days are pretty limited...
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2019, 11:11:50 PM »
I saw the Stones a few weeks ago. The new guy, Ronnie Wood, joined the band 44 years ago, but Keith Richards and Mick Jagger have been playing together since 1961.

I also picked up a Rush 2112 tour shirt a little while. The last venue listed on the back is Huntsville, AL under August 1976. 14 year old me was there.
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2019, 01:15:50 AM »
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Well, yes, but the opportunities to see Handel, Bach and Mozart performing their own greatest hits live in concert these days are pretty limited...
As Monty Python sang in The Decomposing Composers, "You can still hear Beethoven, but Beethoven cannot hear you. "
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Re: Music from waaaaay back
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2019, 03:25:14 AM »
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Waaaaay back is relative I suppose. In my music habits, this is only about three quarters of waaaaay back...
Nothing wrong with Handel.  My fallback music is Classical.  And I am rather eclectic about that. 
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