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austinallegro
141607.  Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:06 pm Reply with quote

Ahoy-hoy, just I'd suggest another thing that begins with E, Engelbert Humpnerdick! Apart from having a extremely stupid stage name ( real one Arnold Dorsey) I know that he was born in India and that he has over 200 fan clubs. Finally he shares his name with a German composer, best known for his opera Hansel und Gretel.
Namaste

 
costean
141608.  Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:08 pm Reply with quote

Please see post 114756

 
austinallegro
141623.  Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:08 pm Reply with quote

Oh bother, there's bound to be someone who's done it before me

 
Tas
141654.  Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:50 pm Reply with quote

I'll assume that the name was purposely mis-typed?

:-)

Tas

 
Gaazy
142140.  Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:28 am Reply with quote

Twice?

 
gerontius grumpus
142334.  Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:28 pm Reply with quote

I still can't forgive him for keeping Strawberry Fields off the number one spot.

 
samivel
142351.  Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:22 pm Reply with quote

Surely that's more the fault of the record-buying public?

 
legspin
142353.  Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:46 pm Reply with quote

Joe Dolce keeping Ultravox off of no.1 was a similar mis-carriage of public taste

 
djgordy
142424.  Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:23 am Reply with quote

People thought that at the time but, on reflection, it has become clear that the naive antipodean charm of "Shaddup Your Face" made for a much better record than Midge Ure's overblown gothic nonsense.

 
samivel
142427.  Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:27 am Reply with quote

True enough djg, but can you make a similar case for 'Release Me' as a better record than 'Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever', though? I certainly can't.

 
AlmondFacialBar
142539.  Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:16 am Reply with quote

austinallegro wrote:
Finally he shares his name with a German composer, best known for his opera Hansel und Gretel.
Namaste


which is why in germany he is marketed only as engelbert.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Lumpo31
142545.  Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:30 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
People thought that at the time but, on reflection, it has become clear that the naive antipodean charm of "Shaddup Your Face" made for a much better record than Midge Ure's overblown gothic nonsense.


Apart from the fact that Joe Dolce is/was an Italian American, singing about his Italian Mama, and therefore the song had no "antipodean charm" besides the fact he was resident in Australia at the time...I'll let you off on the grounds that it does have a lot going for it. People of a certain age still remember it fondly...

Lisa

 
Tas
142792.  Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:32 pm Reply with quote

That certain age will be mine, then, although I not sure 'fondly' is quite the word I would choose...

:-)

Tas

 
Lumpo31
142922.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:49 am Reply with quote

Tas wrote:
That certain age will be mine, then, although I not sure 'fondly' is quite the word I would choose...

:-)

Tas


Your age or thereabouts...I remember it quite clearly (but I'm older than you I think).

Maybe instead of 'fondly' I should have said, "remembered as an earworm and rueing the fact that somebody mentioned the song because you now can't get it out of your head"?

Don't even get me started on "Felice Navidad". ARrgh! I've mentioned it!

Lisa

 
austinallegro
143697.  Wed Feb 07, 2007 1:17 pm Reply with quote

Tas wrote:
That certain age will be mine, then, although I not sure 'fondly' is quite the word I would choose...

:-)

Tas


Thank God I'm not a child of the Eighties...

 

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