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weslgarlic

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  1. You think? My understanding is that Brian Johnson was installing windows in cars when he got the call to join AC/DC and that Geordie did indeed have a following but it wasn’t paying the bills of blue collar working man.

    Back to the topic at hand, does anyone really believe that a Mott the Hoople tour would be a financial success in North America? Although I hear them from time to time on classic radio, I have a hard time believing they could sell out 3000 seat theaters across America in particular. What do our American friends think?

    He might have still been fitting car windows had AC/DC got their reported first choice Slade Vocalist Noddy Holder

    Brian Johnson maybe could then have done Norman Collier style car window comedy act

    I thought Mott The Hoople were big in the USA , well i suppose that was 40 years ago


  2. I remember reading a long ago interview with Ian Hunter. I think it was in Rolling Stone. He mentioned that he was 33 years old when Mott the Hoople took off. He had been singing with bands since the late 1950's, often had to work day jobs in order to pay the bills. As a result, he didn't take his success with Mott the Hoople for granted. He also didn't have any illusions about the music industry.

    Brian Johnson was a similar age when joined AC/DC although he had experienced a reasonable amount of success in Geordie


  3. lol, i like the rich little versionj best :)

    You could n't make it up

    The Money or the Gun was an Australian comedy/talk-show on the ABC network. It ran from 1989 to 1990, with occasional specials until 1994. It was written by Andrew Denton, Simon Dodd, Bruce Griffiths, and George Dodd, directed by Martin Coombes and produced by Mark Fitzgerald.

    Each episode was based on a significant theme, with Denton interviewing a number of people as well as conducting vox pops on the street. Significant episodes include "Guns-The Musical" and the award-winning episode on disabilities, "The Year of the Patronising Bastard" (which picked up a United Nations Media Peace Prize). In 1993, a one-off special was called "Topic of Cancer", which talked to teenagers with cancer (while at a CanTeen weekend). In 2003, Denton held a 10-year reunion for the people on the 1993 show, as part of his ABC interview programme Enough Rope.

    "Stairway to Heaven"[edit]

    Each week a guest would perform their own version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven". Versions would occasionally tie in with the theme of the episode ("Guns - the Musical" had a Broadway-style version by Jodie Gilles as the conclusion, while the episode on Australian Comedy had the Doug Anthony All Stars performing it with the assistance of Barry Crocker) but the most surprising of all was the version by Rolf Harris which eventually reached number 7 on the UK singles chart. Generally the performance of "Stairway" would be a break in the program and the artists would have no other part in the program.

    Performers and styles included:

    Two compilations of the performances were released in 1992: a video which featured 25 of the 26 performances,[1] and an album, called "Stairways to Heaven", which featured 22 of the 26 performances. [2] An album consisting of 12 tracks was released internationally in 1995. [3]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Money_or_the_Gun


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