Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Rest in peace
26 August 2023
8.10pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 22305
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1821sp_Permalink sp_Print

(((Hugs))) @Beatlebug

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

Beatlebug, Rube
26 August 2023
9.05pm
Avatar
vonbontee
Inside Von Bontee's mind
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 5484
Member Since:
1 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Beatlebug said
Vibing to “Deep Blue” cuz one of my relatives passed away today – a great-uncle, not someone I was extremely close to, but nevertheless; you think people are always going to be there, but they’re not.

a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Awfully sorry, @Beatlebug, for you and for your family, and your great-uncle’s friends heart

The following people thank vonbontee for this post:

Beatlebug, Rube

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

         offtopic-1.png

https://rateyourmusic.com/~Myo.....Von_Bontee

27 August 2023
12.23pm
Avatar
Rube
United Kingdom
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1409
Member Since:
17 June 2021
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1823sp_Permalink sp_Print

I’m sorry to hear about that @Beatlebug. My heart goes out to you and your family. heart

The following people thank Rube for this post:

Beatlebug

Winner of Most Hardcore Beatles Bible Fan 2021

mosthardcore.png

2 September 2023
8.37pm
Avatar
Sky999
On The Hill
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2059
Member Since:
14 January 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Jimmy Buffett famous for the song Margaritaville died yesterday. 

Paul apparently sang for Jimmy during his final week. heart Jimmy was from my home area of Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast.  I try to take comfort that maybe my dad wanted some good music to listen to in heaven. 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/w…..s-ago.html

The following people thank Sky999 for this post:

Sea Belt, Richard, Beatlebug, Von Bontee
2 September 2023
11.39pm
Avatar
Sea Belt
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
7 November 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1825sp_Permalink sp_Print

Sad to hear that Jimmy Buffet passed.  Though I’m not quite a “parrothead” I’m still a big fan of many of his songs —

Margaritaville

Volcano

Grapefruit Juicy Fruit

Son of a Son of a Sailor

Pencil Thin Mustache

Desperation Samba

Pascagoula Run.

I trust Jimmy’s having a cheeseburger in Paradise right about now.  I’ll drink a mojito to your memoryheart

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

3 September 2023
7.54pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 22305
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1826sp_Permalink sp_Print

I had a friend who was a parrot head. She spent all of her vacation time from work going to Buffett concerts. She left us for the great Margaritaville in the sky several years ago. A few days after getting an “all-clear” check-up from her doctor, she dropped dead of a heart attack one morning while she was getting ready for to go to work.

4 September 2023
3.54pm
Avatar
Sky999
On The Hill
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2059
Member Since:
14 January 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I went to all the Jimmy Buffett places yesterday with my mom yesterday on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (mainly Pascagoula)

(I had written much more, but the page refreshed when I was spell checking. So, now I’m lazy.)

 

I got a laugh when Paul said Jimmy had Louisiana accent. I guess to a non local or even non American they could similar as someone not from UK thinking all UK accents sound similar. Louisiana to me has more a beat or volume opposed to a Gulf Coast or even just a southern accent. Gulf Coast like Jimmy had (when he talked) is an ever so subtle southern accent.  Meaning it sounds like a normal American accent with a slight southern twang on words. It’s not that DEEP southern drawl like you come straight out of the woods or farm (the stereotypical south accent). Reason being is the gulf coast has people from all over coming to live here like military and snow birds, so a melting pot. 

The following people thank Sky999 for this post:

Beatlebug
18 October 2023
1.14am
Avatar
Necko
Earth
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 8046
Member Since:
11 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1828sp_Permalink sp_Print

RIP Carla Bley

Carla Bley, the pianist, composer, bandleader, and pioneer of the free jazz movement, has died from complications of brain cancer, The New York Times reports, citing the musician’s partner of more than 30 years, bassist Steve Swallow. Bley was 87 years old.

Bley was born Lovella May Borg in Oakland, California. She moved to New York in the 1950s, working as a cigarette vendor at the famed Birdland jazz club before meeting and marrying jazz pianist Paul Bley. The couple toured together and she began composing original works, and Paul Bley’s 1964 album Barrage consisted entirely of Carla’s compositions. A few years later, in 1967, the Bleys divorced.

Bley released her best known work, the jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill, in 1971. It involved dozens of musicians, including Linda Ronstadt, Jack Bruce, and Charlie Haden. Beyond her own albums as a bandleader, she also worked closely with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason on his 1981 solo debut album, Nick Mason’s Fictious Sports, writing and co-producing all of its tracks.

Beyond her work as a musician, Bley founded multiple record labels, JCOA Records and the ECM-distributed Watt, releasing work by Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, and others. She and Michael Mantler also established the nonprofit New Music Distribution Service, which helped connect JCOA, ECM, and other labels to larger audiences. It remained in operation from 1972 to 1990.

Carla Bley was awarded the Guggenheim fellowship for music composition in 1972. Decades later, in 2015, she was recognized as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Bley released the final album of her lifetime—Life Goes On, a collaboration with Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow—in 2020

The following people thank Necko for this post:

Sea Belt, Von Bontee, ewe2

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016, 2017. 

18 October 2023
1.56am
Avatar
Sea Belt
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
7 November 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1829sp_Permalink sp_Print

“She moved to New York in the 1950s, working as a cigarette vendor at the famed Birdland jazz club before meeting and marrying jazz pianist Paul Bley.”

What an image that conjures!

bb46.jpg

The following people thank Sea Belt for this post:

Necko, vonbontee

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

5 December 2023
5.55pm
Avatar
StrawberrySauce
Penny Lane
London Palladium
Members
Forum Posts: 158
Member Since:
21 July 2023
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Denny Laine is dead

The following people thank StrawberrySauce for this post:

vonbontee, SgtPeppersBulldog, Beatlebug
5 December 2023
10.09pm
Avatar
Necko
Earth
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 8046
Member Since:
11 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1831sp_Permalink sp_Print

RIP Denny Laine apple01apple02heart

The following people thank Necko for this post:

SgtPeppersBulldog, StrawberrySauce, Richard, Beatlebug, Rube

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

I'm also ewe2 on weekends.

Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016, 2017. 

5 December 2023
10.22pm
Avatar
SgtPeppersBulldog
Swinging London
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3157
Member Since:
2 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1832sp_Permalink sp_Print

Very sad to hear Denny has passed. Was following the updates on his health closely and heard there was a benefit concert held for him just over a week ago too.

Thank you for your huge part in the beautiful music of Wings and may you rest in peace, Denny.apple01heart

The following people thank SgtPeppersBulldog for this post:

Richard, Beatlebug, StrawberrySauce, Rube

"Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles... " 

 2017: 

 
5 December 2023
11.35pm
Avatar
Richard
North of England
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 5372
Member Since:
6 May 2018
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Denny Laine died in Naples, Florida, aged 79, of lung disease. Born Brian Hines in the Channel Islands, he was raised in Birmingham, England; and his inspiration to take up the guitar came from the influence of jazz legend Django Reinhardt.

Denny was an original member of The Moody Blues, contributing vocals and guitar to their early rhythm and blues-oriented sound. He played a significant role in the band’s evolution during their formative years from 1964 to 1966, and he sang lead vocals on their number one hit ‘Go Now’.

Subsequently, from 1971 to 1981, he was in the band Wings, collaborating closely with Paul McCartney . Together, they co-wrote several songs, including the huge hit ‘Mull Of Kintyre ‘, which held the record for being the best-selling UK single until 1984.

Paul McCartney wrote:

I am very saddened to hear that my ex-bandmate, Denny Laine, has died.

I have many fond memories of my time with Denny: from the early days when The Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two bands had a lot of respect for each other and a lot of fun together. Denny joined Wings at the outset. He was an outstanding vocalist and guitar player. His most famous performance is probably ‘Go Now’ an old Bessie Banks song which he would sing brilliantly. He and I wrote some songs together the most successful being ‘Mull Of Kintyre ’ which was a big hit in the Seventies. We had drifted apart but in recent years managed to reestablish our friendship and share memories of our times together.

Denny was a great talent with a fine sense of humour and was always ready to help other people. He will be missed by all his fans and remembered with great fondness by his friends. I send my condolences and best wishes to his wife, Elizabeth and family.

Peace and love Denny. It was a pleasure to know you. We are all going to miss you.

Love,
Paul

Denny-Laine-and-Paul-McCartney.jpgImage Enlarger

apple01  heartjohn-lennon-salute_gif

RIP Denny Laine (29 October 1944 – 5 December 2023)

The following people thank Richard for this post:

Beatlebug, Sea Belt, SgtPeppersBulldog, StrawberrySauce, Rube, vonbontee

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

uk-flag-v-small-3.png

6 December 2023
4.26am
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 18189
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I knew he was ailing, but it’s truly uncanny that he went out today, on the 50th anniversary of Wings’s biggest record.

I’ll always love the vocal chemistry he had with Paul and Linda, and he will be missed. My thoughts go particularly to his wife and family. heart

The following people thank Beatlebug for this post:

Sea Belt, Richard, SgtPeppersBulldog, StrawberrySauce, Rube

([{BRACKETS!}])
New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here.
If you love The Beatles Bible, and you have adblock, don't forget to white-list this site!
whiteheart.png
avatar_creative_signature_Hmm.pngStarSpangledBanner.png

6 December 2023
4.41am
Avatar
Sea Belt
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
7 November 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1835sp_Permalink sp_Print

Good choice — No Words was co-written by Denny and I really like that song.  I always wonder which parts were written by whom and how they collaborated.

The following people thank Sea Belt for this post:

Richard, SgtPeppersBulldog, StrawberrySauce, Beatlebug, Rube

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

6 December 2023
9.16am
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Thankfully not where I am.
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 24974
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I always felt a bit sorry for how it ended for Denny after the Wings split as he was such an important part of the group and contributed some great songs. Hopefully he will get some more credit and appreciation as people look back, sadly that’s how life happens.

 

‘Children, Children’ was one of the reasons I would relisten to ‘London Town ‘ as the album is so inconsistent.

 

‘I Would Only Smile’ is another great song, and stupidly cut from the original ‘RRS’ double album instead of some awful stuff by Paul – music people truly have no idea (see George’s ‘Somewhere In England ‘).

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

SgtPeppersBulldog, StrawberrySauce, Richard, Beatlebug, Rube

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

6 December 2023
4.37pm
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 5695
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I’m curious about the truth behind the story that he sold the publishing rights to ‘Mull Of Kintyre ‘ to McCartney to pay debts/tax, possibly after the cancellation of the Wings tour of Japan and the band’s subsequent split. I’ve read conflicting accounts.

This is what Philip Norman says in his McCartney biography (I know he’s awful, but it’s the only mention I could find in a book):

The timing could not have been worse for still more embarrassing revelations from a formerly intimate and trusted associate. Since the end of Wings, Denny Laine’s solo career had not prospered and his financial difficulties had multiplied to the point where he’d sold his equity as co-writer of ‘Mull Of Kintyre ’ back to Paul for £135,000. Now, following his ex-wife’s example, his memoirs of the Wings era were all over a British tabloid, in this case the far nastier and more widely-read Sun.

I’ve also heard that the sum was originally a loan, and that the MoK exchange happened because McCartney’s lawyers insisted that something be put up as collateral/surety (I’m also a bit vague on legal terms), and the song (published by MPL) became solely Paul’s when Denny defaulted. I don’t know if it’s just for MoK or if his other Wings songs were included.

I also read that the tell-all Sun interview was for a biography, and the writer sold it to the Scum, rather than Denny, but I don’t know if that’s true. I’d quite like to read the interview, because it seems to have caused a rift that took around a decade to heal.

Anyway, rest in peace Denny. Take those broken Wings and learn to fly.

The following people thank Joe for this post:

vonbontee, Beatlebug, Rube

Can buy me love! Please consider supporting the Beatles Bible on Amazon
Or buy my paperback/ebook! Riding So High – The Beatles and Drugs

Don't miss The Bowie Bible – now live!

6 December 2023
7.07pm
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 18189
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1838sp_Permalink sp_Print

Sea Belt said
Good choice — No Words was co-written by Denny and I really like that song.    

Yes, that’s why I posted it.

The following people thank Beatlebug for this post:

Rube

([{BRACKETS!}])
New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here.
If you love The Beatles Bible, and you have adblock, don't forget to white-list this site!
whiteheart.png
avatar_creative_signature_Hmm.pngStarSpangledBanner.png

6 December 2023
10.24pm
Avatar
Sea Belt
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1026
Member Since:
7 November 2022
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1839sp_Permalink sp_Print

I figured your choice wasn’t a felicitously random accident! a-hard-days-night-george-10

The following people thank Sea Belt for this post:

Beatlebug, Rube

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

27 December 2023
11.04pm
Avatar
Von Bontee
496 km NW of the '69 Toronto Rock n Roll Revival
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 5482
Member Since:
14 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1840sp_Permalink sp_Print

R.I.P. to comedian and righteous 60s comedy icon Tom Smothers john-lennon-salute_gif

Screenshot_20231227-180018_Samsung-Internet.jpgImage Enlarger

The following people thank Von Bontee for this post:

Sea Belt, Richard, Rube, Necko

Paul: Yeah well… first of all, we’re bringing out a ‘Stamp Out Detroit’ campaign.

         

Forum Timezone: Europe/London
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online: Richard
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 16105
Ron Nasty: 12534
Zig: 9832
50yearslate: 8759
Necko: 8046
AppleScruffJunior: 7583
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6402
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 88
Members: 2882
Moderators: 5
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 5531
Posts: 381102
Newest Members:
jeffpalmstudio, PeulMcCurtny, Violet Tyrrell, Stu_stan, D10m3d3s
Moderators: Joe: 5695, meanmistermustard: 24974, Ahhh Girl: 22305, Beatlebug: 18189, The Hole Got Fixed: 8410
Administrators: Joe: 5695