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  1. scylla

    Hot pics of Jimmy

    I think that's the incident in 1973, where it was put about that he'd caught it in a fence at LA airport whilst greeting fans. Although if I remember correctly, Morgana Welch in Hollywood Diaries claims that this was a lie and it actually happened when she and some fellow groupies threw him in the pool on the Riot House roof.
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    That looks like a painting... isn't it? Do we know who it's by?
  3. He should head for Bishop's Avenue, natural home of those with a hell of a lot of money and no taste at all.
  4. http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/mansion-attacks-how-do-the-superhomes-of-robbie-williams-and-jimmy-page-measure-up-9982472.html So I see - £2000, unbelievable. What seems even more unbelievable is that the Tower House sold for £75,000 in 1970 and then for £350,000 just two years later - is that possible?
  5. It might have been bought by Winner's father, but it was originally commissioned by artist Luke Fildes in the 1870s. It's not as significant as the Tower House (which has one of the most important interiors in London), but it's a historic building which shouldn't be mucked about with any more than it already has been.
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    Is this the poet referenced in today's OTD? Jimmy goes public with his lady friend...sort of, possibly...
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    From Michael Palin's diaries (20 Sept 1983): "I am tempted by a phone call from Ray Cooper to attend the first of a two-night concert in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, in which many great rock stars of the '60's, all friends of Ronnie Lane who has MS, will be appearing, including Ray C. […] even Ray is upstaged by the extraordinary appearance of Jimmy Page, who weaves his way around the stage like a man who has been frozen in the last stages of drunkenness, before actually falling over. He sways, reels, totters, bends, but still manages to play superbly. The others look on anxiously and Ray tells me at the end that Page isn't well. And he lives in Aleister Crowley's house.”
  8. So Jimmy says on today's entry that Jackie DeShannon wrote the Searchers' "Needles and Pins"; I had it in my head that it was something to do with Sonny Bono and sure enough Wikipedia says it was Sonny Bono and Jack Nitzsche although DeShannon was the first to record it - who's right? I'm presuming Wikipedia... I wonder if Jackie told Jimmy that or if it's just a faulty memory? He's right about "When You Walk In The Room" though - I had no idea. That's a classic! What are the (other) best DeShannon songs?
  9. The Pet Shop Boys' "Always On My Mind". Can't think of anything else that's so transformed by a cover it sounds like something from an entirely different genre. Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower". Nina Simone's "Suzanne" and "Just Like A Woman". Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah". Tricky's "Black Steel". Marianne Faithfull's "Twentieth Century Blues".
  10. The Dark Stuff by Nick Kent. I'm only up to the bit on Syd Barrett but there's a reference to De Lane Lea studios - is that what the Yardbirds' "De Lane Lea Lee" is about? (I never had the faintest idea what it was about).
  11. The last few eps of Masters of Sex (season 2). Really fascinating show that started off being about two people doing a study on human sexuality and ended up being this really wide-ranging thing about US society in the fifties and sixties. Without being all sort of costume-drama and "Hey, look at these weird alien people and the crazy things they believed... but look how cool the clothes are!". It' not perfect, but it's been really different and interesting. Roll on season 3, and kudos to whoever commissioned it. I can't think of anything comparable, where there's been such a long-running series that was based on actual people and events. Plus Michael Sheen is just the best British actor of his generation, and Lizzy Caplan is so brilliant as Virginia Johnson. And created and mostly written by women! Plugs the gap until we get the last eps of Mad Men, anyway...
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    So.... I can't post pics from Photobucket because when I paste the URL into the "image properties" box and click "OK", nothing happens. And every time I click on "new content" (for a couple of days now), it tells me "no new content found". Is there anyone else who's having these issues? Or knows how to fix them?
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    Hot pics of Jimmy

    Three days and nights?! Bloody hell. I'd read the second extract before but it made it sound like it was a pretty brief thing. That's actually horrifying. And, as that writer comments, might well explain a lot.
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