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  1. 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 :)

  2. 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.

  3. yeah but his attempts at rap, metal, classical, jazz, electronica, hip hop, soul, reggae, punk, grunge, etc etc weren't quite so successful. :P

    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!

  4. 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?

  5. November 22: Today is Saint Cecilia's Feast Day. She is the patron saint of Music

    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!

  6. Dylan is a folk singer more so than a rock singer

    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.

  7. 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! :D

  8. I assume most people on these boards have seen the movie School Of rock. Now here is the question.

    If you could, would you rather be Dewey from that movie (Jack Black) or live the life you have right now?

    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 :D

  9. I'm not sure that Satisfaction belongs in that list though :D

    I AM and I'm older than you, so respect your elders. :) :angel:

    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 :D

  10. 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 :D

    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.

  11. 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). :coolio:

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