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The Birth of Sparks: From Beach Boys to Blighty

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: The Birth of Sparks: From Beach Boys to Blighty Reply with quote

Doesn't bear thinking about but without an intervention,from Todd Rundgren, we might not have had Sparks! Shocked Very Happy

I like these two... Cool ... a lot

Ron and Russell Mael are best known as the art pop geniuses behind the iconic band Sparks. What is less known is that they are born and bred California boys who came of age in the first flowering of 1960srock'n'roll.

As LA teenagers, the Maels prowled the clubs of the Sunset Strip, witnessing first-hand early gigs by the likes of The Doors (Russell modelled his look on Jim Morrison's), The Byrds, Bob Dylan, The Ronettes, Love, Buffalo Springfield, Alice Cooper and The Beach Boys.

Too ahead of their time for the hippy trippy LA scene, a last throw of the musical dice (and a change of name) saw them despatched to London where they found favour with an Art School rock crowd hungry for more of the kind of showmanship deployed by Bowie and Roxy Music.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked and enjoyed Ron and Russell. Totally original.

Came across this a couple of days ago. Thanks for the link, Becky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr5Nzfds-SU
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
I've always liked and enjoyed Ron and Russell. Totally original.

Came across this a couple of days ago. Thanks for the link, Becky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr5Nzfds-SU


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