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 Post subject: Next Week: Famous People
PostPosted: Wed December 3rd, 2008, 17:03 GMT 
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C.S. Nielsen !


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PostPosted: Wed December 3rd, 2008, 17:25 GMT 

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Adam; you're no. 1 among the first and the famous - ain't no two ways about it!


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PostPosted: Wed December 3rd, 2008, 19:47 GMT 
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[quote="CS Nielsen"]Adam; you're no. 1 among the first and the famous - ain't no two ways about it![/quote]

Further nominations more deserving than I:

Blindwilly, Croz, Fred @ Dreamtime, StewART, Charlespoet, Karl Eric, and Picasso (may his soul rest in peace);
and of course our host at TTRH Mr. Dylan (although you may call him Zimmy). :!:


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 00:24 GMT 
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Have given this one quite a bit of thought today, wondering where Bob will go with this topic. These songs come to mind from the "modern era":

Abraham, Martin, and John - Dion or Marvin Gaye
Vincent (Van Gough) - Don Maclean
Al Capone - Prince Buster
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Pablo Picasso - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

and an unlikely choice (song mention's Dylan):
Garden Party - Ricky Nelson


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 05:21 GMT 
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Celluloid Heroes - Kinks
Dangling Conversation - Paul Simon


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 06:16 GMT 

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We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel (I think that mentions about 70 famous people lol)
Hey Jack Karouac - 10,000 Maniacs
Looking for a Leader - Neil Young


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 07:06 GMT 

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Queen Victoria - Leonard Cohen (from his 'Live Songs' album)
Joan of Arc - Leonard Cohen (from his 'Songs of Love and Hate' album)


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 07:26 GMT 

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A shame this doesn't get its own theme, but there are loads of good songs about Elvis.


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 14:02 GMT 

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mackthefinger wrote:
A shame this doesn't get its own theme, but there are loads of good songs about Elvis.


Elvis Presley Blues. . .Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


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PostPosted: Thu December 4th, 2008, 14:54 GMT 

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Bette Davis Eyes. . .Kim Carnes

Judy Blue Eyes. . .CSNY (Judy Collins)

Ingrid Bergman. . .Billy Bragg/Wilco -- written by Woody Guthrie

Marlena On the Wall. . . Suzanne Vega (Marlena Dietrich)


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PostPosted: Fri December 5th, 2008, 02:51 GMT 
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James Dean of Indiana--Phil Ochs
Davy Crockett-- Fess Parker
Tribute to Hank Williams--Tim Hardin
Lenny's Tune ( Lenny Bruce)-- Tim Hardin
Alma (Mahler)--Tom Lehrer
Victor Jara--Arlo Guthrie
Joe Hill--Phil Ochs
I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night-- Joan Baez
I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night--Billy Bragg
Ghost of Stephen Foster---Squirrel Nut Zippers
Chelsea Hotel 2 -Leonard Cohen and In the Quiet Morning--Mimi Farina & Tom Jans---Janis Joplin
Amelia (Earhart)--Joni Mitchell
Werner Von Braun--Tom Lehrer
About a Boy--Patti Smith (Kurt Cobain)
Initials B.B. (Brigitte Bardot)-- Serge Gainsbourg
The King of Love is Dead --Nina Simone for Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King--The Mighty Sparrow
Kennedy & Khruschev--The Mighty Sparrow
The Death of Kennedy--The Mighty Sparrow
Castro Eating Banana- The Mighty Sparrow
Ramses the II is Dead, My Love--The Fugs
Take this Longing -Leonard Cohen for NIco
Nazi Girlfriend--Iggy Pop for Nico


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PostPosted: Fri December 5th, 2008, 05:42 GMT 

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Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) - Elton John (John Lennon)
Jackie Wilson Says - Van Morrison
Buddy Holley - Weezer
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
Henry VIII (wow I should know the artist and I'm drawing a blank lol)


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PostPosted: Fri December 5th, 2008, 13:22 GMT 
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PostPosted: Fri December 5th, 2008, 14:32 GMT 
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It would be great if he chose to play Gillian Welch's Elvis Presley Blues, she is a brilliant songwriter and deserves more exposure.


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PostPosted: Sat December 6th, 2008, 11:03 GMT 

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Brairy Rose wrote:
mackthefinger wrote:
A shame this doesn't get its own theme, but there are loads of good songs about Elvis.


Elvis Presley Blues. . .Gillian Welch & David Rawlings


Not putting these forward as suggestions, necessarily, but...

All American Boy/Bobby Bare
Graceland /Paul Simon
Porcelain Monkey/Warren Zevon
Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)/Cowboy Junkies
Went To See The Gypsy/Bob Dylan
American Roulette/Robbie Robertson
Johnny Bye-Bye/Bruce Springsteen
Hey Memphis/LaVern Baker
Trucker From Tennessee/Link Davis
Jesus Mentioned/Warren Zevon
Boy From Tupelo/Emmylou Harris
The King Is Gone/George Jones
We Remember The King/Johnny Cash
My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)/Neil Young

Maybe, following missed opportunities in the Texas and President's Day shows, this will be the time he plays Jerry Lee Lewis' Lincoln Limousine.


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PostPosted: Sat December 6th, 2008, 16:14 GMT 
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[quote="Dan"]Henry VIII (wow I should know the artist and I'm drawing a blank lol)[/quote]

It's Herman's Hermits...and this is a great suggestion!!! It fits the right time period (British Invasion) for Bob and he can rap about Willie The Shake as well :!:


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PostPosted: Sat December 6th, 2008, 16:17 GMT 
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Went To See The Gypsy/Bob Dylan


wellwellwell
mack's best not a suggestion necessarily Ever btw---

Glad I'm not a Kennedy - Shona Laing


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PostPosted: Sat December 6th, 2008, 17:00 GMT 
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It's amazing how many bad songs there are about famous people. :lol:

I think a lot of the suggestions here will be played. I'm a little late to the party, so I have some duplicates...

The Ballad of Davy Crockett - Fess Parker. Incidentally, I once spoke to Fess Parker's wife on the telephone. "Your husband was my hero," I said. "I know exactly how old you are," she answered.

The Ballad of Casey Jones - (various, maybe Mississippi John Hurt)

Al Capone - Prince Buster

Adam and Eve in the Garden - "Bogus" Ben Covington

Christopher Columbus [A Rhythm Cocktail] - Fats Waller

Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole

The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash

Dear Mr. Gable - Judy Garland (a Minnesota gal)

Abraham, Martin, and John - Marvin Gaye

Bonzo Goes to Bitsburg - The Ramones

Angel of Harlem - U2

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile) - Van Morrison

He's Misstra KnowitAll - Stevie Wonder

To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) - Mel Brooks

Robert De Niro's Waiting - Bananarama (I just like saying "Bananarama")

and of course...

You're So Vain - Carly Simon


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PostPosted: Sat December 6th, 2008, 17:58 GMT 

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ocgypsy wrote:
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Went To See The Gypsy/Bob Dylan


wellwellwell
mack's best not a suggestion necessarily Ever btw---

Glad I'm not a Kennedy - Shona Laing



"Not putting these forward as suggestions, necessarily"


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PostPosted: Sun December 7th, 2008, 06:44 GMT 
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World's famous supreme team - Malcolm McClaren
When you wasn't famous - The Streets


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PostPosted: Wed December 10th, 2008, 03:42 GMT 
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"Buddy Holly" by Weezer...


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PostPosted: Wed December 10th, 2008, 13:21 GMT 

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Dear Mrs Rooseveldt - Woody Guthrie
Bonnie and Clyde - Georgie Fame
Bonnie and Clyde - Jay-Z & Beyoncé
Fame - David Bowie

or howabout this Bob ?.......!

A Simple Desultory Philippic - Simon & Garfunkel
(Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored.
I been John O'Hara'd, McNamara'd.
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind.
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed.
That's the hand I use, well, never mind!

I been Phil Spectored, resurrected.
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered.
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay.
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce,
And all my wealth won't buy me health,
So I smoke a pint of tea a day.

I knew a man, his brain was so small,
He couldn't think of nothing at all.
He's not the same as you and me.
He doesn't dig poetry. He's so unhip that
When you say Dylan, he thinks you're talking about Dylan Thomas,
Whoever he was.
The man ain't got no culture,
But it's alright, ma,
Everybody must get stoned.

I been Mick Jaggered, silver daggered.
Andy Warhol, won't you please come home?
I been mothered, fathered, aunt and uncled,
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled.
I just discovered somebody's tapped my phone.


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PostPosted: Wed December 10th, 2008, 13:36 GMT 

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PostPosted: Wed December 10th, 2008, 15:55 GMT 
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[quote="stewART"]
or howabout this Bob ?.......!

A Simple Desultory Philippic - Simon & Garfunkel
(Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)
.[/quote]


Stew - What a great suggestion! I'd forgotten about this one.
He could play it "back to back" with The Beatles "Dig It".


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PostPosted: Wed December 10th, 2008, 17:01 GMT 
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Famous People Episode (December 10, 2008)

"great events can inspire memorable songs", talks about Andy Warhol
Jack Palance - Mighty Sparrow - (May 18th, 1985 was Mighty Sparrow Day in NYC)
talks about Elvis Presley
My Boy Elvis - Janis Martin
talks about prior occupations of famous people
Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Drury & The Blockheads
Lee Van Cleef - King Stitt
Meet James Ensor - They Might Be Giants
Christopher Columbus - Dinah Washington
Colonel Sanders pitching Kentucky Fried Chicken
def poetry reading: Emily Dickinson
talks about Liberace
Hey Liberace - Charlie Adams
talks about famous animals
Ed Sullivan talking about The Beatles
The Beatles Got To Go - Keith Lyn & Ken Lazarus
talks about femme fatale Ida Lupino
talks about Will Rogers plane crash
The Fate Of Will Rogers & Wiley Post - Bill Cox
"Id Rather Be Thin Than Famous" - reading from Jack Kerouac
The Right Profile (Montgomery Cliff) - The Clash
Jean Harlow - Leadbelly "beautiful women inspire great music"
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Simon & Garfunkel
talks about Frank Lloyd Wright
words from Samuel Johnson
"look out for the papparazzi!!!!!"
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I’d rather be thin than famous,
I don’t wanta be fat,
And a woman throws me outta bed
Callin me Gordo, & everytime
I bend
to pickup
my suspenders
from the davenport
floor I explode
loud huge grunt-o
and disgust
every one
in the familio

I’d rather be thin than famous
But I’m fat

Paste that in yr. Broadway Show

- Jack Kerouac

NEXT WEEK: Number From 11 On Up


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