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Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:08 am
by john poole
All born on the same day - 18th June, 1942, 75 years ago

Jill Gibson (Los Angeles) - Jan Berry’s girlfriend - she sang on some Jan & Dean recordings and replaced Michelle Phillips in the Mamas & the Papas for a couple of months in 1966 - it is said that she may be heard on some tracks on their second album, although no-one seems to be able to agree about which ones (some may feature Jill with Michelle overdubbed) Jill was later one of the main photographers for the Monterey Pop Festival - fifty years ago this weekend.
http://www.rockandrollgallery.com/catal ... bson1.html

‘It’s as Easy as 1,2,3 - solo single - a song she co-wrote with Don Altfeld
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJVv0WLfQxI

Jill became an artist & sculptor
http://www.gibsonarts.com/bio.html
(not be confused with a UK artist/sculptor of the same name ...)


James Paul McCartney (Liverpool) -

‘Long Tall Sally’ from the first US concert by his first group - Washington D.C. 11th February, 1964
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=612806fJb_Q
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertai ... story.html

and with Elvis Costello in 1987 - ‘My Brave Face’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-zrV_wIH34
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... up-w471411


Richard Perry (Brooklyn) - recently seen on BBC4 talking about Carly Simon’s “Classic Album”. Before he became a producer he was a member of a group called the Escorts - they became Goldie and the Escorts after Goldie Zelkowitz (later of Goldie & the Gingerbreads) became their lead singer -

‘Something has changed him’ (1963)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FomdCRRFAI
http://whitedoowopcollector.blogspot.co ... corts.html

The first LP he produced - “Safe as Milk” by Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band would be my choice from those he worked on, but here's an earlier single he produced - ‘Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?’ by the Vacels (September, 1965)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1-ByODQAMg
Dylan's early recording of the song had recently been mistakenly issued on the initial (withdrawn) copies of ‘Positively 4th Street’; the Vacels had the first officially released version - Bob's final version was recorded in November and released as a single at the end of the year.
http://doo-wop.blogg.org/ricky-the-vacels-a116516808
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/richard- ... /biography


Carl Radle (Tulsa) - bass player with Delaney & Bonnie; Derek & the Dominos etc. (plus many sessions) Sadly unlike the other three he is not still with us for his 75th today - he died on 30th May, 1980 - just 37 years old.

‘Hard to Say Goodbye’ by Delaney & Bonnie - song written by Bonnie* Bramlett and Carl Radle, recorded at Stax in 1968/9 - produced by Donald “Duck” Dunn & Don Nix (*Bonnie according to the album credit; the single release credits Delaney and Carl as the writers).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwVlBZvtq1Y
https://www.discogs.com/Delaney-Bonnie- ... se/2542009
https://www.discogs.com/Delaney-Bonnie- ... se/7574047

http://www.carlradle.com/about.htm

Re: Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:26 pm
by Chris P
great post john. 'james' paul McCartney indeed, a new name to me (although not to any other sotw-ers I'm sure). Richard Perry and Carl Radle too, a vintage day and year; and I'd never heard of Jill Gibson before. I look forward to following up the links, later

Re: Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:40 am
by john poole
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane - born one day later than the above - 19th June, 1942 (Peoria, Illinois) She gained the name "Spanky" from the similarly named actor George "Spanky" McFarland. The leader of Spanky and Our Gang, she later took the place of Cass Elliot in the reformed the Mamas & the Papas. But here heard earlier when she was eighteen in Chicago singing 'Oh, Daddy' with Little Brother Montgomery -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoD-hB5MzvQ
https://www.discogs.com/Little-Brother- ... se/7323506

http://nodepression.com/article/spanky- ... cana-music

Re: Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:42 am
by john poole
Today it's the turn of Brian Douglas Wilson - born 20th June, 1942 (Inglewood, California)

'Caroline No' returned to the originally recorded speed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWPi8PLo33o

Re: Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:28 am
by john poole
Steve Weber - born 22nd June, 1942 (Philadelphia) - founded the Holy Modal Rounders with Peter Stampfel in 1963

'Same Old Man' - new words by Weber to the traditional song 'Leatherwing Bat' - from the HMR's first LP (1964)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAWz97xBKYE

http://www.timshome.com/hmr/info.html

Re: Born 75 years ago today

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:16 am
by john poole
Arthur Brown - born Arthur Wilton in Whitby, Yorkshire on 24th June, 1942

Before “The Crazy World of Arthur” - singing ‘In the Midnight Hour’ in Paris 1965/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua5JtTSrFKI

and in 1968 - now the God of Hellfire - at a festival in Belgium with Carl Palmer - drums; Vincent Crane (unless replaced by Pete Solley) - organ; Nicholas Greenwood - bass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bBpWW3eizY

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More June 1942 birthdays -

01: 1942 - Paco Pena (Cordoba, Spain) flamenco
03: 1942 - Curtis Mayfield (Chicago)
07: 1942 – Louise “Anneke” Gronloh (Tondano, Netherlands East Indies) Holland’s most successful singer, also very popular in Singapore & Malaysia
08: 1942 – Charles “Chuck” Negron (Manhattan) Three Dog Night
11: 1942 - Rozetta (aka Roszetta or Rosetta) Johnson (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) Southern Soul
12: 1942 - Leonard Borisoff pka "Len Barry" (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) The Dovells; ‘1-2-3’
13: 1942 - James Carr (Coahoma, Mississippi) ‘Dark End of the Street’
14: 1942 - Andy Irvine (St John's Wood, London) Planxty
14: 1942 - Garfield "Garland" Green (Dunleith, Miss) ‘Jealous Kind of Fella’ (alt date 24th)
15: 1942 – Alice Stuart (Chelan, Washington) ‘Full Time Woman’; early member of the Mothers of Invention
16: 1942 - Eddie Levert (Bessemer, Alabama) The O'Jays
16: 1942 – John Rostill (Birmingham) longest serving bass player with the Shadows (joined 1963/4); songwriter for Olivia Newton-John
24: 1942 – Joseph Castaldo pka “Joey Castle” (The Bronx) ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Daddy-O’
26: 1942 - Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira pka "Gilberto Gil" (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) singer-songwriter
26: 1942 - Samuel "Larry" Taylor (New York) Canned Heat (bass)
27: 1942 - Benjamin Baldwin pka "Bruce Johnston" (Peoria, Illinois) Bruce & Terry; The Beach Boys