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  1. Plus, this is a good book:
  2. I'm a huge fan of the Black Keys, but I think you've missed all the awards their latest album has won and all the commercials on which the band feature these days. But I'm glad you found them--now check out their earlier albums which are even better!
  3. Yes, he was there. Robert, I mean.
  4. I agree with all the great things people have said about her, but I also found her later life was admirable in many ways too--she did so much great work as an AIDS activist. RIP Liz.
  5. Oh God, is that true, and the same applies even more to the 60s, when people seem to be under the illusion that every song ever released was a classic. No, there was hardly any rock/pop music played on the radio at all in the UK, so we had to turn to Radio Luxembourg and then pirate radio (if you lived in the right part of the country), and even THEY played a bunch of crap as well as the good stuff. So then you had to find out what was being played in clubs, and etc. It's not like every album came out complete with a sticker saying "This is going to be a classic for the next 40 years."
  6. So do I personally, but a lot of people love them, and they're part of the city's musical history. Ditto Frankie Goes to Hollywood!
  7. Sheesh--check out what was going on there in the 60s!! Even the 70s, when I lived there, had its share of great bands, and folks like Elvis Costello, and then later there were Echo and the Bunnymen, OMD, Julian Cope and Teadrop Explodes, Flock of Seagulls, the Zutons, not to mention the wonderful Half Man Half Biscuit. And now every time I visit there's some great new band to see!
  8. Her fiance is Jamie Hince of the Kills. Who as far as I'm aware has no Zep connections. Though Alison Mosshart of the Kills worked in the Dead Weather with Jack White who made It Might Get Loud with Jimmy Page, so . . . Nah.
  9. Those bands are still known around the world, to all generations. And, surprise! there's a lot of excellent new music coming out too. In fact, I can't keep up with all the great new bands. I think you're hanging out with the wrong people. It doesn't make sense to say they've never heard of those bands AND they don't want to listen to new bands. Perhaps they just don't like music?
  10. Yeah, just saw that--the one forum I didn't think to look in! Oh well, at least it proves some of us cared!
  11. I'm posting this here because of his Zeppelin connection, and I couldn't find another thread--please move or delete if necessary. Jet Harris of the Shadows (I loved the Shadows :'( ) has died. Obituary Extract: Harris next teamed up with the former Shadows' drummer Tony Meehan. As Jet Harris and Tony Meehan, they had big hits in 1963 with Diamonds - which reached No 1 - Scarlett O'Hara and Applejack. Among those Harris had inspired to take up the electric bass was future Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones, who was briefly a member of the Harris-Meehan touring band.
  12. Good news to report--apparently the prayers worked. Ev is much better, and as long as he continues on his current path he's been told he'll be fine and doesn't need to see the liver specialist. Huge improvement over the last few days, it seems, so let's all hope it continues. Hugs to you, Ev and Angi!
  13. I felt exactly the same way--I went because, let's face it, I couldn't not go, but I was dubious. As it turned out, it was a wonderful evening, and the Jason/Bonzo Moby Dick was worth the price of admission alone. (Well, that, and John and Pat trying to keep a straight face while Jason did his Gary Glitter impression . . . )
  14. Why? Just because you don't care for her music, doesn't mean she's by definition ill-informed about bands she obviously likes (and whose names she can probably spell). And I'm not a fan of hers, particularly, either.
  15. I guess people hear what they're expecting to hear. I think you'll find those sort of average Plant days went on outside the studio.
  16. No you can't. (What did you imagine was going on during this recording session? )
  17. It's about time they updated their site. Their new dates (mostly out west) are on Facebook, however.
  18. Why are you talking to someone who posted here once, 3 1/2 years ago?
  19. A lot of areas of northern England and the Midlands pronounce it that way too. It's very often the extended "r" sound that's where the Americanization comes in, and you hear Robert do that a lot. Many British singers do it when singing American blues songs, too--for one thing, I think it's easier to sing, in the sense that it then flows more easily into the next note.
  20. He definitely Americanizes his accent on a lot of songs (not all). I remember an article in which he was talking about how difficult it is for English singers not to Americanize, if I ever remember where I saw it I'll post it!
  21. Angi says they'd like to send their thanks to all of you who have posted kind wishes toward Ev. Things sound a bit better today, so fingers crossed!
  22. Well, the Daily Mail isn't in the same category as, say, the Sun or the Daily Star (is that what it's called?). Not that I'm claiming it's a great newspaper, but there are degrees of these things.
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