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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

I listen to an hour or so of Aled on Early Breakfast and he mentions famous birthdays and plays a track by one or two of them.

Maybe we could mention someone who has a birthday and list a track of theirs?

2 of today's are John Barry (77) and Lulu (62)

Carly Simon's 'Nobody Does It Better' was Aled's choice and a good one.

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PS feel free to add to the list everyday!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam from "And the Ants" birthday today as well

Stand and deliver - Adam and the Ants
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ages since I heard that!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few today but none that are what I call "good" so I thought this was about the best of a bad bunch today

1966 - Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys)
Come on it's better than puff daddy
Fat Boys feat Chubby Checker
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Difford from Squeeze, 56 today.

So many hits to choose from, Up The Junction is one.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahem! Mine too!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many happy returns MiS! Hope you have a great day.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
John Barry (77)

He 's done some lovely music .....here's just one example

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GY6BYD3s28

Happy Birthday MiS ...hope it's a good one..... Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Ahem! Mine too!


Congrats from me too.

Take me I'm Yours is my favourite by Squeeze
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday from me as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, I'm not accustomed to having a Birthday with such exceptionally mild weather, it's 17 c here today Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Birthday! MiS..... and a birthday, peck on the cheek.. mmwah!

And here is a couple of birthday songs just for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNjsOHiBYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FO7XaDs_8Y
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 17C here as well. Doesn't feel like it, and it's nearly dark, but still...

Many happy returns MiS - hope you're having a great day

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rach and Ron!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bryan Adams is 51 today,

Sad Songs is one I like of his.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two more November 5th birthdays .... Art Garfunkel (69) and Peter Noone (63)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9C53IEcg_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VaNoGscYo&feature=related
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mum, happy birthday mother Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope she had a lovely one,Dis... Smile

Glenn Frey (61)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W444_V7ETnA
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry missed this on 5th, Art Garfunkel - what a voice. Loved his solo album Angel Clare (and obviously his work with PS)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8th November

Patti Page - How Much is that Doggy in the Window
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Woof Woof"... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I didn't know this already, I just Googlied it for fun but,

Spookily, it's these two artistes Birthdays today and I've always associated these two tracks with each other..

Minnie Ripperton, 1947 Chicago, (Loving You)
Rickie Lee Jones, 1954 Chicago, (Chuck E's in Love)

Both from Chicago too! Shocked

And, this fellow Laughing

Roy Wood, 1945, Birmingham England,

As for a track, I think I'd go for "See My Baby Jive" 'cause I love it! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rupert Bear is 90 today Very Happy

I won't post the link to the song about him................. (Hoorah I can hear you all shouting. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:

Minnie Ripperton, 1947 Chicago, (Loving You)


Love that song, a band called the Orb sampled it in one of their songs and it got me into it, what a voice. Although I would imagine you either love it or hate it
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just heard on the radio it's Ken Dodd's birthday today....(83)

A song I love by him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFq968_l0mw
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neil Young is 65 today
happy brithday maaan

Harvest Moon - Neil Young
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Today's Famous Birthdays Reply with quote

Vicki Blight also played Neil Young's 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' on the Rockbook Files spot (6 Music)!

As far as I know she hasn't played Jackie Lee's 'Rupert'!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:
Neil Young is 65 today


Harvest Moon - Neil Young


Hail the mighty Neil...love that,Dis

Here's another beauty of his....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaCQ4-2T5I

Andy Partridge of XTC is 56 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkboXFd9dDU
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and I've got 1 2 3 4 5 senses working overtime.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent band XTC.. I really liked their stuff at the time, particularly Making Plans for Nigel...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I right in thinking that Andy Partridge has or had a problem with getting stagefright and had to give up live performances
If so does anyone know whether he got over it and went back to doing live gigs?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Excellent band XTC.. I really liked their stuff at the time, particularly Making Plans for Nigel...


Have to admit I don't know much by them apart from the tracks posted, not really sure myself, were they not around for long?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Am I right in thinking that Andy Partridge has or had a problem with getting stagefright and had to give up live performances
If so does anyone know whether he got over it and went back to doing live gigs?


yes think you were right ruddles and that he had some sort of breakdown. Johnnie W played "Nigel" last sun and said that Andy's Mum always wrote and thanked him whenever he played an XTC track way back when so he said hello to her.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:
SantaFefan wrote:
Excellent band XTC.. I really liked their stuff at the time, particularly Making Plans for Nigel...


Have to admit I don't know much by them apart from the tracks posted, not really sure myself, were they not around for long?


Undi XTC released some dozen albums between 1978 and 2000, and a couple as their alter ego Dukes Of The Stratosphear, there have been some oddities and instrumental albums since 2000 but no full blown studio album.
I believe Messrs Partridge and Moulding aren't the best of chums at the moment, shame as they've made some cracking music over the years.

The first single Science Friction got me hooked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esf-SHzYHyA

And any mention of XTC has to include the wonderful Dear God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo

Oh yeah! White Music is a superb debut album, go on Spotify it Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Petula Clark 78 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZKBxEki5mI&playnext=1&list=PL78DCCB1A562F4ECE&index=2

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Petula Clark, a while back, on a programme about her life and she came across as a lovely person

Another 15th of November birthday....Joe Leeway from the Thompson Twins ..(54)

I've always liked this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFYtWW_PPGU
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst going a little off topic I thought I would just mention that I am about to set off for a surprise party for my Uncle Bert who reached the grand old age of 100 today the first person in my family to achieve this milestone
The only slight problem is what do you buy for someone of that age who doesn't smoke drink or drive and has difficulty reading print
I decided to go for the music option and got my hands on a CD set of Handel's Messiah performed by the Huddersfield Choral Society which I hope will be enjoyable
See you all later if I am still awake and sufficiently sober Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to your uncle,ruddles...a wonderful milestone birthday..hope the Queen's remembered his card what with all the goings on at Buck House yesterday..... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations to you uncle! Hope he enjoys the celebrations, my Granny made it and it was wonderful day for all the family.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I add my congratulations to you Uncle, Ruddles. well done

I'm sure he'll like the music, what's not to like
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