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  1. Surely Steely Dan was an acceptable answer to #1
  2. EdL

    Pasadena

    If my memory serves me well, it was a minor hit in the UK for a band named "Buster" sometime in the 70's. A completely different song named simply "Pasadena" was a hit for a band named "The Temperance Seven" sometime in the 60's but that has got absolutely nothing to do with your question
  3. Uncle Joe, Thanks for that. Sent you a PM.
  4. I just asked one of the ladies in the office if she knew of a song with August in the title and straight away she rattled off "Hot August Night" and "August Moon". So I did a quick google to check and sure enough "Hot August Night" is not a song title but an album title. However, "August Moon" is a song recorded by Alan Ayers - until 5 minutes ago, I'd never heard of him.
  5. I've never heard of it so I thought I'd try and get it from WinMX. I was at number 98 in the queue! It must have suddenly become very popular - I don't usually have any trouble with 60's songs.
  6. Thanks everybody for your Thursday songs. Anybody want to do songs with month names in the title? I'll start the ball rolling with: "January" by Pilot
  7. November 29th 1917 - Merle Travis born 1933 - John Mayall Born 1965 - Colorado governor John A. Love decreed this day as "Rolling Stones Day" after the group sold out a concert at Denver Coliseum. 1975 - Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" tops the UK charts.
  8. I've got no idea. Please tell. I remember "Black is Black" by Los Bravos. No connection I suppose?
  9. I'll second that - fantastic album - all those words, including, "I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car".
  10. Didn't Dylan invent rap when he sang "Subterranean Homesick Blues" back in 1965? For reggae, listen to "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" from the album "Bob Dylan at Budokan". For jazz try "If Dogs Run Free" from the album "New Morning". For the classical style try "All the Wild Horses" from "Self Portrait". For metal listen to "When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky" from "The Bootleg Series". Punk - is that where you spit on the audience? - I don't thing he tried that. Anyway you get the point. All very successful - at least I like them. I suppose Bob does too!
  11. I was thinking that lots of song titles include days of the week: Sunday Girl - Blondie Monday Monday - Mamas & Papas Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones Wednesday Morning 3.00 a.m. - Simon & Garfunkel Friday On My Mind - Easybeats Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting - Elton John But I can't think of one with "Thursday" in the title. So, without doing a Google, can any of you?
  12. I think that would be "Yes". Am I correct?
  13. It makes you wonder what the Simon & Garfunkel song "Cecilia" was all about. Was it addressed to some mystery lover or was it addressed to his muse. Listen to the words again and I think you'll agree it's the latter!
  14. If the year was 1962, 1963 or 1964 I'd have to agree with you. If it was early 1965 his style was "folk rock". In fact, with some help from The Byrds, he invented that genre of music. After that though, and including "Like A Rolling Stone", he was a rock star through to 1967 when he became a folk singer again. In 1969 he went country. To cut this short there aren't many musical styles that Dylan hasn't tried. Some more successful than others. These days, he's gone full circle and he's back to being a folk and blues singer. But when he was rock star, he was up there with the best of them.
  15. Darryl Nice to meet another Stones fan from way back when. I latched onto the Stones when I realised my parents liked The Beatles and, back then, listening to the same music as your parents was a big no-no for a teenager. Besides, imitating Mick Jagger meant you could grow your hair longer and didn't have to wear a suit - a grey crew neck jumper and jeans did the job. Happy days!
  16. I saw half of the movie on a flight between Perth and Miri in Malaysia. I thought it was one of the silliest movies I'd ever seen. Needless to say I fell asleep halfway through. Mind you, I also fell asleep during that first Harry Potter movie. Maybe I should get more sleep instead of hanging around here till all hours of the night
  17. Nothing like a bit of intelligent, meaningful dialogue eh? :sleepy:
  18. A folk song? Like "Barbra Ellen"? Oh dear!!! :sleepy:
  19. Nice to see that somebody was listening. The first single I ever bought, after saving 2 week's pocket money, was "It's All Over Now" by you know who. I've still got it and all the other Stones singles from the 60's though they are a bit scratchy now. And the first album I bought was titled simply "The Rolling Stones". I think I might have been the Stones biggest fan at one time - unless it ws you
  20. Fantastic. What a great result. But then oldies like me already know that the 60's produced the greatest music of all time. I'm not sure that Satisfaction belongs in that list though Half of those songs are 60 songs. None of them are recent songs. Says a lot for modern music doesn't it? They don't write 'em like they used to and it looks like they never will.
  21. I forgot to add my favourite: The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel is all about Bob Dylan (who would have thought it?) :: Also about Bob Dylan are: Diamonds & Rust - Joan Baez Song for Bob Dylan - David Bowie (a bit obvious that one!) To Bobby - Joan Baez again
  22. Like A Rolling Stone - the best ever! What an excellent and obvious choice. And it's included on Highway 61 Revisited which some (including me) regard as the finest rock album ever made. I was in my teens at the time "Like A Rolling Stone" was released it was positively ground breaking and not just because it broke the "singles must be 3 minutes long" rule. If you consider some of the other hits that we had to put up with in 1965 like "Tossing & Turning" by the Ivy League or "I'll Never Find Another You" by the Seekers you'll see what I mean. And to think that "Like A Rolling Stone" was kept out of the number one slot by Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe". When Bruce Springsteen inducted Dylan into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 he described how he felt when he heard "Like A Rolling Stone" for the first time, finishing with, "Dylan was a revolutionary. Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body". You had to be there in 1965 to know what I mean. Well done Bob (but we knew it all along).
  23. 1970 - Ray Davies, leader of the Kinks, had to re-record Lola substituting "cherry cola" for "Coca Cola" to make sure it got played by the BBC. 1971 - Theme From Shaft by one hit wonder Isaac Hayes tops the US charts.
  24. But then you've got so many to choose from. According to the list at www.coversproject.com there are 49 cover versions. It appears to Dylan's most covered song but it's hard to tell because I printed out 25 pages of covers of his songs.
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