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  1. ZeppFanForever

    THE HEART THREAD!

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope that the week is treating all of you well. I haven't written a thread in a while and I figured that since I am on vacation for two weeks, now is the best time to do some writing. Whats even better is that my mandatory overtime is officially over, THANK GOD! I would really like to officially make this month 1970's month here on the Forum! Why, because I feel that it is my responsibility as an older fellow ZEPPELIN fanatic, to bring the 1970's to all of the young men and women here on the forum that were either not born yet or were too young to remember. I would also hope that the other older ZEPPELIN fanatics here on the Forum would feel the same way as I do. I really think that it is great that there are so many young people here on the Forum that love ZEPPELIN and yet, were not even around during their incredible reign. There have been many great Female Icons that have graced us and have passed through Popular Music's most glorious history. I am talking about Female Icons such as Billie Holliday, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Stevie Nicks, Karen Carpenter, Pat Benatar, Diana Ross, Carole King and Carly Simon to name a few. But there is one woman that truly deserves to be listed along side all of these elite women. Her accomplishments and achievements in the Rock n' Roll world has earned her the right in being called one of the Top 5 QUEEN'S OF ROCK N' ROLL along side JANIS JOPLIN, GRACE SLICK, STEVIE NICKS and PAT BENATAR. Which now brings me to the band that I am about to write about. My next choice out of many bands to write a thread about is a band that needs no introduction the world over. If there are other threads on this band written here on the Forum, this thread will be an attachment and addition to them. This is the story of two sisters: the Lead Singer in this band is hailed as one of the all-time greatest female icons ever while the other is hailed as one of the all-time greatest bad ass female Rhythm Guitarists ever. The name of the band is HEART, and the two sisters that I am referring to is none other than Ann Wilson and her sister, Nancy Wilson. So without further delay, AND AWAY WE GO! Sister's Ann and Nancy Wilson were originally born and raised in Canada but would soon move to America by way of Seattle. Both Ann and Nancy had the Rock n' Roll bug at a very early age. While they idolized their band, thats right you guessed it, the mighty LED ZEPPELIN, Ann and Nancy had a dream of their own. The two sister's had a dream and goal in taking Rock n' Roll to another level and dimension. Their music had a great Hard Rock sound to it and had great rhythm. But what no one expected was for Ann Wilson's blistering angelic high vocal ranges to take you on a Rock n' Roll journey up to the heavens and break down the barriers by kicking the heavenly doors wide open and daring to ROCK HEAVEN DOWN! And Ann did just that! Ann sang her songs with such grace, beauty and conviction, that she dared to get every guy off in the audience. In my opinion, besides JANIS JOPLIN, STEVIE NICKS and KAREN CARPENTER, Ann Wilson is an angel sent from heaven. Ann has a voice of an angel. Just when you think that Ann has hit the peak with her high vocal ranges, she dares to push her limits even further into unknown territory. All of HEART'S albums are a true testiment to the brilliance and sheer creativity of two sister's that have captured and touched everyone throughout the whole world. HEART has left left their mark in Rock history by giving us a resume of many great studio albums such as: DREAMBOAT ANNIE (1976), LITTLE QUEEN (1977), DOG & BUTTERFLY (1978), MAGAZINE (1978), BEBE LE STRANGE (1980), PRIVATE AUDITION (1982), PASSIONWORKS (1983), HEART (1985), BAD ANIMALS (1987), BRIGADE (1990), DESIRE WALKS IN (1993), JUPITERS DARLING (2004) and ANN WILSON'S solo album HOPE & GLORY (2007). Ann and Nancy also formed a band called THE LOVEMONGERS and recorded an album called WHIRLYGIG in 1998. All of these albums redefined female Rockers and took Rock n' Roll to another level unimagined. HEART'S songs are also precious treasures that are timeless because they gave Rock n' Roll a huge boost and a new breath of fresh air. The list is long but I'll name a few and are as follows: "Magic Man," "Crazy On You," "Barracuda," "Love Alive," "Kick It out," "Little Queen," "Cook With Fire," "Straight on," "Dog & Butterfly," "Mistral Wind," "Heartless," "Magazine," "Bebe Le Strange," "Rockin' Heaven Down," "Even It Up," "City's Burning," "Perfect Stranger," "Private Audition," "Fast Times," "How Can I Refuse," "If Looks Could Kill," "What About Love," "Never," "These Dreams," "Who Will You Run To," "Alone," "Bad Animals," "Wild Child," "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You," "Secret," "Call Of The Wild," "Desire" and "Desire Walks In." Are these great songs are what? If you haven't bought their live CD's and DVD's yet, I would strongly like to encourage you to buy them. With all of these great encyclopedia of albums filled with great songs under their belts, I guess that it is safe to say that HEART is here to stay and are not going anywhere anytime soon. Keep a good lookout for them, they should be coming to a city near you soon. And as the saying goes, AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY! Live life to the fullest and ROCK ON!
  2. How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I always hope for the best for all of you. I'm going to do my best in writing this thread considering that I have been out partying all night at one of my favorite night clubs in the greater San Antonio area. However, I still can't figure out how the party ended up at my house! Oh well, shit happens! I haven't written a thread in a long time so please bare with me. The 1970's band that I am about to write a thread on needs no introduction the world over. Somewhere during this lifetime of ours, we have heard their music somewhere along the way. We have heard their music blasting through jukeboxes in bars, we have heard them blasting through Boomboxes at numerous party's in the parks and beaches and so on...etc etc etc. If you haven't heard them yet, after reading this thread, I feel confident that you will! The band that I am talking about is none other than BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE. Their music is their story. So please join me in taking a Rock n' Roll journey down memory lane in a time machine, relax and enjoy the ride. And away we go! BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for composing and recording some of Rock's all-time greatest sacred 70's anthems ever. This legendary band would hail from Canada and be one of the first Canadian bands, besides THE GUESS WHO (Another Bachman Band), to ever gain popularity and recognition here in the United States. Originally called BRAVE BELT, the band would soon change its name to BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE in 1972. When original founding members comprising of Guitarist and leader Randy Bachman, Guitarist Chad Allan who would soon be replaced by another Bachman Brother, Guitarist Tim Bachman, Bassist C.F. "Fred" Turner and Drummer, another Bachman Brother named Robbie Bachman joined forces, BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE would be born and the band would soon give Rock n' Roll a good swift kick in the ass. BTO would have a great run and release many great albums as well as Rock anthem songs throughout the 1970's up to 1979. If you haven't heard BTO, and are very curious, I highly advise that you start out by buying a greatest hits package on CD. In my opinion, I would start out by buying BTO'S GREATEST BY BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE. On this CD, you will hear classics such as the beautifully slow and soothing Rocker "Lookin' Out For No. 1," the incredible Hard Rocker "Roll On Down The Highway," the electrifying Hard Rocker "Hey You," the slow turned fast acoustic and electric Hard Rocker "Freeways," the forever BTO stamped trademark ass kickin' Hard Rocker "Takin' Care Of Business," the amazing Hard Rocker "Down Down," another blistering BTO stamped trademark ass kicking Hard Rocker "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," the breathtaking BTO stamped trademark Hard Rocker "Let It Ride," the slow ass kicking Hard Rocker "Flat Broke Love," the uplifting electric acoustic funkish Rocker "Can We All Come Together," the slow turned Hard Rocker "Rock And Roll Nights" and the Jamaican Hard Rocker "Jamaica." And these songs are just some of the many great songs that BTO has recorded and contributed to their glorious musical catalog and resume. In my opinion, what "Takin' Care Of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" did for BTO, is what "Highway To Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" did for AC/DC. BTO, along with their many albums and greatest hits albums filled with their many great songs, should be a valuable and important part of everyone's own personal music collection. This legendary band and their music has without a doubt, already proven to stand the test of time and will always be around to be enjoyed, appreciated and cherished for many years to come, NOW AND FOREVER. In closing, despite the many numerous band personnel changes through the years, BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE has persevered and successfully continued in releasing many more albums and performing live before sell-out audiences the world over up to this very day. Just with their 1970's classic song anthems ALONE, I honestly do believe that BTO is here to stay and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. With this in mind, BTO has forever left their place and mark in Rock n' Roll history and their many contributions, accomplishments and achievements which qualifies them as a successful band, will never be forgotten or denied. And as the saying goes, AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY! I hope that you enjoyed reading this new thread, I welcome all comments from all of you so please enlighten me. In the mean time, take care of yourselves and ROCK ON my fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics!
  3. ZeppFanForever

    THE STEELY DAN THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? We're getting closer to New Years Eve and New Years Day huh? My next thread is a tribute to another one of the all-time greatest bands to arise from the 1970's. I hope that you enjoy reading it. STEELY DAN will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered as contributors for writing and recording some of Rock's all-time greatest classic songs ever to come out of the 1970's. Many of their legendary songs from the 1970's sold in the millions and still counting. And because of this, STEELY DAN has continued successfully in recording and releasing great albums and solid hit songs and entertaining audiences the world over since the 1970's. STEELY DAN'S music is without a doubt, a true testament of the genius and sheer talent of two original founders, mainstays and brain children of one of the greatest bands ever. STEELY DAN is also a fine fitting tribute to a great legendary band done good. Their music is their story. STEELY DAN was born in Los Angeles, California in 1972 consisting of two main founding members: Donald Fagen from New York and Walter Becker from New Jersey. Fagen and Becker would meet in 1967 while attending Bard College in upstate New York. Fagen would graduate in 1969 with a Degree in English Literature and Becker would later drop out of college. As fate would have it, Becker would not need a Degree to succeed in life, music would be his and Fagen's key in making it successfully. After serving as tour musicians with JAY AND THE AMERICANS and trying their hand as staff writers at ABC-Dunhill Records in L.A., they formed STEELY DAN in 1972 as an outlet for a growing backlog of offbeat, original material that no one else seemed inclined to record. In the beginning, STEELY DAN was an actual band with the line-up consisting of Fagen, Becker, Guitarist's Denny Dias and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS) and Drummer Jim Hodder. This configuration line-up would record the "CAN'T BUY A THRILL," "COUNTDOWN TO ECSTACY" and the "PRETZEL LOGIC" albums respectively. Though Dias remained on board through 1977's masterpiece album entitled "AJA," STEELY DAN were almost completely Fagen's and Becker's fiefdom by the time the "KATY LIED" album, their fourth album was recorded and released. On record, the duo of Fagen and Becker recruited the cream of L.A.'s Jazz-Pop studio scene including Michael McDonald (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Victor Feldman, Jeff Porcaro, David Paich and Jazz Stal warts like David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Michael Brecker, Larry Carlton, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Pudie, Phil Woods and Wayne Shorter. STEELY DAN'S Music speaks for itself. When you think of STEELY DAN, you think of the 70's hit songs such as "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," "Reeling In The Years," "Do It Again," "Peg," "Josie," "Deacon Blues" and "FM" to name a few. Which brings us up to today. STEELY DAN is here to stay! STEELY DAN has successfully continued in recording and releasing great albums to this very day. Rock n' Roll definitely needs a great band like STEELY DAN in order to keep the glorious tradition of Rock n' Roll sounding beautiful and giving Rock n' Roll a new breath of fresh air when needed. STEELY DAN would also receive the ultimate highest honor by being inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001. I know for fact that we have not seen or heard the last of STEELY DAN. This legendary band still has so much to accomplish and contribute to the Rock n' Roll world that I cannot imagine Rock n' Roll without a legendary band like STEELY DAN. And as the saying goes, "AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY," am I wrong? KEEP ON ROCKIN' STEELY DAN! ROCK ON!
  4. ZeppFanForever

    THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics. I see that we all survived the Holidays and welcomed a new year. Lets all contribute in making 2009 the best year that we ever had, what da ya say ZEPPELIN fanatics? OK! My next thread is on a gentleman that needs no introduction the world over. If you liked THE BEATLES' SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND album and PINK FLOYD'S THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON album, then you're definitely going to love this artist that I'm about to talk about. The gentleman's name is none other than Mr. Alan Parsons and his band that I am talking about is the legendary ALAN PARSONS PROJECT. THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for recording some of Rock's all-time greatest classic albums using the up-to-date Digital Recording Technology process. THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT will mainly consist of two masterminded musicians, Mr. Alan Parsons and Mr. Eric Woolfson. These two individuals would meet at Abbey Road Studios in 1974. Mr. Alan Parsons will also forever be remembered for being the engineer at Abbey Road Studios and helping in the recording of two of the all-time greatest and influential landmark albums ever. They are THE BEATLES' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album from 1967 and PINK FLOYD'S The Dark Side Of The Moon album from 1973. With all of these great background experience, Parsons wanted to go one step further with his new band, THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, and record an album in the same direction that THE BEATLES and PINK FLOYD were heading with the intentions of further advancing, improving and modifying the Digital Recording Technology process. With that in mind, Parsons would do just that with his debut landmark TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION album from 1976 and the landmark masterpiece I ROBOT album in 1977. In my opinion, the I ROBOT album should rank as one of the all-time greatest albums ever recorded. Also check out some of Parsons' many other great albums such as PYRAMID from 1978, EVE from 1979 and EYE IN THE SKY from 1982 to name a few. The EYE IN THE SKY album is another great album that I highly recommend other than I ROBOT. Alan Parsons is not only known as a great innovator, but a great songwriter, a well balanced musician and a legendary engineer. THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT has successfully continued in recording many more great albums that would blow the music world away to this very day. Mr. Alan Parsons is extremely talented indeed. In my opinion, I truly believe with all of my heart that we have not seen or heard the last of THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT yet, this legendary band still has so much more to contribute and accomplish in the Rock n' Roll world. See you again soon Mr. Parsons. And as the saying goes, "AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY," need I say more? Forever in Rock, ROCK ON!
  5. This question is for all of my fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics. In your opinion, where was the best live version of "Over The Hills And Far Away" performed at?
  6. ZeppFanForever

    THE STYX THREAD!

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope that the weekend treated all of you well. A new week is now coming upon us and I am sure that we are all eager for the new upcoming challenges that await all of us. I would like to wish all of the mothers throughout the world a VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. Mother's are a very precious gift to all of us from God and many of us have taken our Mother's for granted only to never fully realize the importance and how valuable they really are until after they are either gone or seriously ill. We better enjoy our Mother's now because once they are gone, it is awfully lonely without them. As for "Dzldoc" A.K.A. Charles, I heard that you were home. Keep up the good fight my friend by fighting the fighter's fight. And so, I dedicate this thread to all of the Mother's worldwide as well as my Mother who is in an Alzheimer's facility in Live Oak, California and to Charles. This one's for you! The next 1970's band that I am going to write a thread about is a band that needs no introduction the world over. This band's roots can be traced all the way back to the 1960's. Hailing from Chicago, Illinois when the band was originally called THE TRADEWINDS and later TW4, this soon to be legendary band would later change their name, for the last time, and settle on a name after a river from Greek Mythology that ran through the "Land Of The Dead" in the underworld. The name of the band is none other than STYX, their music is their story. So without further delay, AND AWAY WE GO! STYX will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for composing and recording some of Rock's all-time greatest slow ballads and Hard Rock classic anthems ever. STYX's early influences were CROSBY STILLS & NASH, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER and THE MOODY BLUES. However, I guess that you can say that STYX would follow along the same lines and tradition of the mighty LED ZEPPELIN in a way that this band was fully capable of recording beautifully slow romantic and poetic ballads in the beginning that would soon erupt into a fast upbeat and explosive Hard Rockers towards the ending of their songs. Their Hard Rockers would blow us all away with a fast explosive and electrifying sound fury at the end of their songs with such grace that the band made it look so easy to perform when it really wasn't. Examples of this formula are the legendary STYX masterpieces "Best Thing," "Lady" and the trademark STYX Rocker "Come Sail Away." When original founding members Tommy Shaw (Acoustic and Electric Guitarist) met up and joined forces with Guitarist James Young, Keyboardist, Synthesizers and Lead Vocalist Dennis De Young, Bassist Chuck Panozzo and his brother, Drummer John Panozzo, STYX would be born and a new era of Arena and Progressive Hard Rock was about to be taken to a new level unimagined. It was full speed ahead for this band from Chicago and STYX would grace and delight us for many years to come from 1972 to the present. NOTE: I would like to make an edit on the founding members. Tommy Shaw was NOT a founding member. James "JY" Young and John Curulewski were originally recruited in STYX in 1972. John Curulewski would leave STYX and be replaced by Tommy Shaw in 1975. Sadly, John Curulewski would pass away from an Aneurysm in 1988. I would like to thank "L 7" for recognizing the misinformation and correcting me. After all, it is important to me in making sure that all of you receive the most accurate information. STYX'S albums are timeless classics that seem to age better like wine as time goes by. Their resume of great albums are a true testament of the greatness, pure genius and musical creativity of five extremely multi-talented musicians. Their list of albums is long and are as follows: STYX (1972), THE SERPENT IS RISING (1973), STYX II (1973), MAN OF MIRACLES (1974), EQUINOX (1975), CRYSTAL BALL (1976), THE GRAND ILLUSION (1977), PIECES OF EIGHT (1978), CORNERSTONE (1979), PARADISE THEATRE (1981), KILROY WAS HERE (1983), EDGE OF THE CENTURY (1990), BRAVE NEW WORLD (1999), CYCLORAMA (2003) and BIG BANG THEORY (2005). STYX'S list of songs are incredible and speaks for themselves. I'm talking about legendary songs such as: "Best Thing," "You Need Love," "Lady," "Winner Take All," "Rock & Roll Feeling," "Light Up," "Suite Madame Blue," "Crystal Ball," "The Grand Illusion," "Come Sail Away," Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)," "Renegade," "Pieces Of Eight," "Lights," "Babe," "A.D. 1928," "Rockin' The Paradise," "Too Much Time On My hands," "The Best Of Times," "Snowblind," Love Is The Ritual" and "One With Everything." For those of you that are not familiar with STYX and have not heard their music, I highly recommend the 2-CD set entitled STYX, COME SAIL AWAY: THE STYX ANTHOLOGY for the curious beginner. To make this paragraph short, I also highly recommend that you buy all of the live STYX CD's and DVD's. Doing this, you will get a taste of how STYX really sounded like live which is unbelievable and incredible. In closing, STYX has successfully continued in entertaining sell-out audiences the world over up to this very day. Their recent reunion proves that. STYX has also persevered through many band personnel changes throughout their history but their own special blend of magical sounds remain fully intact. In 2001, Chuck Panozzo confirmed rumors that he had contracted AIDS while the turbulent career of STYX was being told and exposed in an entertaining episode of VH-1's Behind The Music. With all of these facts in mind, STYX has forever left their place and mark in Rock n' Roll history and their many accomplishments, contributions and achievements speaks for themselves and will never be forgotten. I hope that you enjoyed reading this long thread. I welcome all comments whether they are positive or negative ones. Please enlighten me. In the mean time, live life to the fullest and ROCK ON!
  7. ZeppFanForever

    THE FLEETWOOD MAC THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? Hope the week went well with all of you. I have the day off on this nice Halloween day or should I say Wholloween day. I still can't believe that our forum lost the Evster. I have learned so much from him as I'm sure that all of you have as well. I hope some day he comes back, now that would be special huh? I hope you're reading this Evster, I dedicate this thread to you! I am deeply overwhelmed that many of you enjoyed reading my threads on ZEPPELIN as well as other bands. I have also enjoyed reading all of your threads on numerous topics resulting in me learning something different. I feel that as ZEPPELIN fanatics that many of us have so much in common but it is mainly ZEPPELIN that brings us all together in unity here on the ZEPPELIN forum. And because of this, we also have the responsibility as ZEPPELIN fans in keeping the ZEPPELIN legend and legacy alive as well as the memory of John Henry Bonham. Now, it is time for me to begin the thread. I really enjoyed reading the "What's Your Favorite Guitarists Thread" that was started, written and submitted by fellow ZEPPELIN fanatic "leddy." All of our all-time greatest as well as our favorite Guitarist's names were brought up on this thread. However, there was one legendary Guitarist that was overlooked and forgotten on "leddy's" thread that I feel would be a good topic of discussion. It was also during this time that I was trying to decide on many topics to write about on my next thread. I feel that this legendary Guitarist and his band that I am going to write about is a great TRUE Rock n' Roll tale that would also prove fatal. The Guitarist's name is Mr. Peter Green and his legendary band I am talking about is none other than PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC. I have read two FLEETWOOD MAC thread's here on the forum, Any Mac Fans Thread and the Peter Green Thread. However, I feel that all of you need to know the TRUE and tragic story of FLEETWOOD MAC in order to appreciate the accomplishments and achievements of one Peter Green. When you think of FLEETWOOD MAC today, you think of a very gifted American/British band comprising of two native California U.S.A. members named Lindsey Buckingham (Vocals and Guitar), the always beautiful Stevie Nicks (Vocals) and three fellow British members with two being the only original members left from the original PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC line-up. I'm talking about the beautiful Christine McVie (Vocals and Keyboards), her ex-husband and original member John McVie (Bassist) and original member Mick Fleetwood (Drums). With this legendary mid-1970's line-up, the new FLEETWOOD MAC would achieve more fame and fortune beyond their wildest dreams thus moving on to greater heights unimagined. It would also result in forgetting any accomplishments and achievements that PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC did from 1967 to 1970. But what people don't realize is that PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC had already laid down a great foundation by developing a reputation in the late 1960's and early 1970's for being one of the all-time greatest Hard Rock Blues bands ever. PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC was originally born in London, England in 1967 comprising of Peter Green (Lead & Rhythm Guitarist), Jeremy Spencer (Lead & Rhythm Guitarist), Danny Kirwan (He would join the band later as the third Lead & Rhythm Guitarist), John McVie (Bassist) and Mick Fleetwood (Drums). This original legendary line-up would truly kick ass with Rock n' Roll in more ways than one and at the same time, give you some of the greatest Blues Rock music moments that you have ever heard in your life. PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC'S early beginnings would be traced all the way back to another great legendary 1960's Blues band. JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS would solely be responsible for bringing together Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood in his band. PETER GREEN will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history as being one of the greatest guitarists ever yet a forgotten Guitarist that got lost somewhere in time in Rock n' Roll history. In Green's prime, in my opinion, I would rank him up there with Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page easily. However, his decision to quit FLEETWOOD MAC in 1970 during the height of their popularity and disappear from the Rock n' Roll world would prove to be fatal on his part making it one of Rock's all-time greatest tragedy stories ever. It would be during the beginning years of FLEETWOOD MAC from 1967 to 1970 that Peter Green would gain a worldwide reputation by quickly establishing himself as one of the all-time Greatest Guitarist's ever. In my opinion, Peter Green, in his prime, was the ONLY Guitarist that ever dared to challenge Jimi Hendrix for his prestigious worldwide crown as THE GREATEST GUITARIST OF ALL-TIME. Green's guitar styles are similar to that of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and David Gilmour. However, Green's high pitched guitar sound would influence another great guitar legend named Carlos Santana thus making Green's sound his trademark that would last to this very day. Peter Green also wrote some of Rock's all-time greatest songs ever that would gain more fame by being trademark songs for other great legendary bands. SANTANA immortalized Green's "Black Magic Woman" as AEROSMITH did with "Rattlesnake Shake" and JUDAS PRIEST with Green's legendary masterpiece "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)." There are so many albums that PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC has recorded from 1967 to 1970 that remained unreleased for many years UNTIL NOW. There are also some great new CD collections that make up for all of those years that the early MAC'S albums were unreleased. For the new and curious beginner, I would highly recommend the blistering 2-CD set entitled PETER GREEN, MAN OF THE WORLD, THE ANTHOLOGY 1968-1988. This collection contains the majority of Green's best work including his years with JOHN MAYALL and FLEETWOOD MAC. I also highly recommend the blistering 2-CD set of A HARD ROAD by JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS as well as THEN PLAY ON by FLEETWOOD MAC. As for the new collections, I highly recommend the incredible 2-CD set entitled PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE AT THE BBC, the 2-CD set of THE VAUDEVILLE YEARS OF FLEETWOOD MAC 1968 TO 1970, FLEETWOOD MAC, SHOW-BIZ BLUES 1968 TO 1970 VOLUME 2 and the 6-CD set of FLEETWOOD MAC, THE COMPLETE BLUE HORIZON SESSIONS 1967-1969. I guarantee you that you will have heard everything there is on PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC if you purchase everything that I have mentioned on this thread. There are not many great sounding live quality albums of PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC let alone on CD. But that would change in the 1990's. There would be bad sound quality live shows of PETER GREEN'S FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE AT THE MARQUEE and LIVE IN LONDON 1968 released on CD. However, in 1998, FLEETWOOD MAC'S BLISTERING ASS KICKING live shows at The Boston Tea Party are legendary in the sense that in my opinion, they are only one of two shows that capture Peter Green at his ABSOLUTE BEST! You are probably asking yourself, "why didn't FLEETWOOD MAC release a live album of THE BOSTON TEA PARTY shows in 1970?" The truth is, these shows were being recorded live for a future release but with Green's departure from FLEETWOOD MAC in 1970, the tapes were shelved indefinitely. The sound quality of the BOSTON TEA PARTY bootlegs that were available and sold in the 1980's and 1990's were absolutely awful and did FLEETWOOD MAC'S blistering and devastating live performances at the BOSTON TEA PARTY no justice at all. In 1998, Snapper Music would find the original 8-Track master tapes and Digitally Remaster and Remix them using today's updated studio technology process. Now, we can finally listen to these three part separate CD sets of the live BOSTON TEA PARTY shows for ourselves in great sounding quality as it was originally truly intended to be heard and be blown away with TOTAL DISBELIEF! These shows will definitely blow your mind away! You have to hear these 3-CD's in three parts to believe it. The other live show I am talking about is the single CD entitled FLEETWOOD MAC, SHRINE '69. This is another great live show with great sound quality. As for Peter Green today, he is NO WHERE near the great guitarist he once was. After putting down the guitar and not playing it for years along with his failing health, his playing talent deminished. If you ever get a chance, check out the 2003 DVD entitled AN EVENING WITH PETER GREEN SPLINTER GROUP IN CONCERT. See it for yourself. I hope I didn't talk your ears off. I hope you enjoyed reading my thread. Please comment on it whether it is a positive or negative one. I appreciate true honesty. In the mean time, ROCK ON!
  8. ZeppFanForever

    THE RUNAWAYS THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope the week has been treating all of you well. My overtime hours at work are about to overwhelm me so please forgive me if I cannot answer all of your posts/responses in a timely manner. My next thread is on a legendary all-female band that needs no introduction the world over. If my brain is correct, THE RUNAWAYS (Solo artists Joan Jett and Lita Ford included) are the ONLY all-female band to be included in the VH-1 Top 100 All-time Greatest Hard Rock Songs Ever. It would be inappropriate for me to mention all of the legendary female performers in Rock's glorious past without mentioning THE RUNAWAYS. So without further delay, AND AWAY WE GO! THE RUNAWAYS will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for becoming the first true ALL-FEMALE Hard Rock band. Get a load of this line-up: Joan Jett (Born Joan Larkin) on Guitar, Lita Ford on Guitar, Cherie Currie on Lead Vocals, Jackie Fox (Born Jacqueline Fuchs) on Bass and the late Sandy West (Born Sandy Pesavento) on the Drums. Cherie Currie would actually beat out MADONNA in being the first female frontwoman to wear Lingerie as her regular wardrobe on a regular basis. Lita Ford would openly admit that numerous guys in many of their audiences, would throw condoms on stage. Vicki Blue A.K.A. Victory Tischler-Blue would later replace the departed Jackie Fox on Bass in the late 1970's in order to keep THE RUNAWAYS' sound fully intact. However, Blue's seizures would become one of the contributing factors that would lay THE RUNAWAYS to rest permanently. How unfair! THE RUNAWAYS' musical influences were the mighty LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH, THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, DAVID BOWIE, KISS, PINK FLOYD, THE WHO, THE KINKS and DEEP PURPLE. Put all of these influences together and you have some of the most Hard-driven, Guitar-driven Hard Rock n Roll ever recorded by an all-female band. The Genesis of the most popular line-up of THE RUNAWAYS can be traced all the way back to Los Angeles in 1975. There were other vocalists and guitarists that were in THE RUNAWAYS but were soon replaced by the legendary line-up that we are all accustomed to. When the line-up of Jett, Ford, Currie, Fox and West joined forces, there was no looking back and this all-female Hard Rock band had one mission in life, "TO BLOW EVERYONE AWAY!" In reality, they did just that. And just think, while still in their teens, THE RUNAWAYS were the first all-female Rock Band that actually wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. It wasn't until THE RUNAWAYS met manager/hustler Kim Fowley that the band started to show signs of life and gain worldwide popularity. When you think of THE RUNAWAYS, you think of their ass kickin' Hard Rockin' songs such as "Cherry Bomb," "Blackmail," "Secrets," "I Love Playin' With Fire," "Born To Be Bad," "Take It Or Leave It," "Queens Of Noise," "You Drive Me Wild," "Neon Angels On the Road To Ruin," "Wasted," "Wait For Me" and "Waitin' For The Night" to name a few. Believe me when I tell you that these songs do kick ass while Rockin'. It is just too bad that THE RUNAWAYS officially disbanded in 1979. While still in their prime, THE RUNAWAYS was a great band that still had so much to give. This band was for real and still had so much to accomplish in Rock n' Roll. However, THE RUNAWAYS legend did not end in 1979. Female Rockers Joan Jett and Lita Ford would successfully move on in lighting up the Rock n' roll world by entertaining their audiences with their spectacular solo careers. Cherie Currie would successfully wind up recording a solo album with her sister Marie and take up a career in acting. Believe it or not, Bass player Jackie Fox would end up going to Harvard Law School and wind up becoming a very successful entertainment Lawyer. WOW! The late Sandy West would wind up becoming a Bounty Hunter and a Collector for Loan Sharks. WOW! When Sandy West died of Cancer on that fateful day of 21 October 2006, Rock n' Roll lost one of its premiere pioneer female drummers ever besides Karen Carpenter. Vicki Blue would eventually pursue a career behind the camera in film and TV. However, Blue would film a DVD Documentary entitled Edgeplay, The Story of THE RUNAWAYS! This film was made with the full cooperation of the band with the exception of Joan Jett! Word now has it that Joan Jett is filming a movie about THE RUNAWAYS with all of the band members' full participation and cooperation. THE RUNAWAYS, without a doubt, has forever left their mark in Rock n' Roll history and their legacy of music will never be forgotten as long as music still exists. And as the saying goes, "AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY," am I wrong? R.I.P. Sandy Pesavento A.K.A. Sandy West, Born 10 July 1959, Died 21 October 2006 at age 47. LONG LIVE ROCK N' ROLL! ROCK ON!
  9. ZeppFanForever

    THE BEACH BOYS THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I would like to discuss a band that needs no introduction. THE BEACH BOYS will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history as the GREATEST harmonizing band of all-time. For a brief moment, it seemed that THE BEACH BOYS leader Brian Wilson was and still is, a genius and could do no wrong. When his masterpiece PET SOUNDS album was released in 1966, that album would singlehandedly set the stage for THE BEATLES to release their greatest masterpieces which is the REVOLVER (1966) and later, the SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1967) albums. After PET SOUNDS, Wilson would release another one of his greatest achievements, the 1966 45 RPM single GOOD VIBRATIONS which would become the band's first worldwide number one hit. But what many Rock fans did not know was what was Wilson doing in the studio after the release of GOOD VIBRATIONS in 1966. Wilson would be in the studio recording mind blowing music with lyrics provided by his co-writer and collaborator Van Dyke Parks in what Wilson would describe his next album as "a teenage symphony to God." This album would no doubt be called "THE GREATEST UNRELEASED ALBUM IN ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY." The album was originally called DUMB ANGEL after Wilson's younger brother Dennis (Denny) Wilson but the album would be changed simply to SMiLE. If SMiLE would have been released originally in December 1966 as planned or even January 1967, SMiLE would have been a masterpiece way ahead of its time that would have joined SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND as one of the biggest influencial albums of all-time. However, when Wilson cancelled SMiLE in May 1967, Rock n' Roll was dealt another major blow and Brian Douglas Wilson as well as THE BEACH BOYS would never recover from the loss. For myself, I truly consider myself a BEACH BOYS authority since I personally know Brian Wilson as well as the rest of THE BEACH BOYS but mainly one of my dearest friends that I ever knew, the late great Dennis (Denny) Wilson. I have spoken with Brian on several occasions through the years and we have discussed SMiLE to a big extent. I have also spoken with Van Dyke Parks on many occasions and have gotten his opinions and views on SMiLE. I am very proud of Brian for controlling the illness that has eluded him from further greatness and blossomed into a live performer once again bringing him back to life. I, personally, never thought that Brian would ever be a live performer again. Then again, I never thought that Brian would have lived this long. One of Rock n' Roll's biggest miracles and greatest comebacks is that Brian found the courage to go back in time to finish the famous unreleased SMiLE album with his former collaborator Van Dyke Parks and finally release the album in 2004 as a solo artist effort and not with THE BEACH BOYS. Brian managed to win a Grammy Award for SMiLE for one of the most famous songs ever recorded. The song is called "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow," but you may remember the song better as simply "Fire." I own many bootleg CD's on the original SMiLE sessions from 1966-67 and I would like to say that they were nothing short of incredible back then just like they are incredible now. Which now brings us to 2008, Brian Wilson still continues to amaze the Rock n' Roll world with his presence and Capitol Records has recently opened their doors to welcome Brian back home with open arms where he so rightly deserves to be. Now that Wilson is back with Capitol Records, there has been talks that there will be a SMiLE Sessions boxset in the near future. And when that happens, we, the music fans will be able to hear and judge for ourselves if the SMiLE legend and hype was really legitimate. Now I ask all of you, my fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics, your views and opinions on this great band as well as their leader Brian Wilson and I would like to hear what all of you have to say about the unreleased SMiLE album. Please enlighten me whether you have a positive or negative post. ROCK ON!
  10. ZeppFanForever

    THE BRUCE & BRANDON LEE THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope all is well with all of you. Sorry that I have been away from The Forum but I have been working massive 12 hour days and can really take a toll on you after a while. I should be returning to my normal regular 8 hour days soon (Hopefully). I'm going to take a break from writing about music and write about something different. I'm going to write about a late actor that needs no introduction the world over. This actor was born from the bloodlines of the SINGLE GREATEST MARTIAL ARTIST EVER. This actor was destined for greatness only whose life was cut short on 31 March 1993 at the tender age of 28. That's right, you guessed it, I'm talking about the late great BRUCE LEE and his late great son BRANDON LEE. 31 March 2009 will mark the 16th year anniversary of BRANDON LEE'S death. His death on the movie set while filming 1994's long awaited THE CROW still baffles the movie industry and many people to this very day. Many movie critics as well as many personal friends believe that both BRUCE LEE and his son BRANDON LEE were murdered. BRUCE LEE did have many enemies throughout his career which was no secret and in my opinion, BRANDON LEE'S death may have happened as a result of his father enemies. BRANDON LEE was shot by a lodged blank bullet in the pistol on the film set which is supposed to be inspected prior to use. In the end of the investigation that followed LEE'S death, BRANDON LEE'S death was ruled as an accidental death. I have my true feelings in the matter and I do not believe for a minute that his death was accidental. What do all of you think? BRUCE LEE was born in San Francisco, California on 27 November 1940, The Year of The Dragon. BRUCE LEE would move on to becoming THE GREATEST MARTIAL ARTIST THAT EVER WALKED THE FACE OF THE EARTH! BRUCE LEE, in my eyes, will always be the greatest of all-time. I grew up idolizing BRUCE LEE. His movies, "Fists Of Fury," "The Chinese Connection," "The Return Of The Dragon (Has been called The Way Of The Dragon)," the 1973 box office smash "Enter The Dragon" and the disappointing uncompleted post BRUCE LEE 1979 movie "Game Of Death," continue to draw millions of fans worldwide to this very day. His movies are a true testament of how physically fit he was, BRUCE LEE was the original ultimate warrior, the ultimate human wrecking machine. To let you know how quick BRUCE LEE really was, legend has it that if you ever pointed a gun at BRUCE LEE, you better shoot him quickly before he strikes you first. Another is that BRUCE LEE'S punching speed was so extremely lightning quick during the filming of "Enter The Dragon," that the film crew had to film his punches in slow motion. When a discussion of the Martial Arts is brought up, BRUCE LEE'S name will ALWAYS be mentioned. BRUCE LEE NOT ONLY DEFINES THE MARTIAL ARTS, BRUCE LEE IS THE MARTIAL ARTS. The Martial Arts was not just a sport to BRUCE LEE, it was a way of life, a religion. He lived and breathed the Martial Arts and he died by it. When BRUCE LEE died on that fateful day of 20 July 1973, A LOT of the Martial Arts world died with him forever. I recently read a magazine article that pretty much sums up BRUCE LEE and it goes like this: "BRUCE LEE WILL LIVE FOREVER, HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. BRUCE LEE IS IRREPLACEABLE, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYONE TO REPLACE HIM, NO ONE!" BRANDON LEE was born in Oakland, California on 1 February 1965 to BRUCE & LINDA LEE. BRANDON, from the beginning, wanted to be in the Martial Arts world and he even trained with his Father as a child. When his Father died in 1973, BRANDON'S world just came crashing down. Imagine what it would be like being the son of THE GREATEST MARTIAL ARTIST THAT EVER LIVED. It was definitely hard for BRANDON knowing that he would always be in the shadow of his famous Father. As BRANDON grew older and matured, he would come to terms with his Father's legacy and try to make his own mark. In my opinion, BRANDON was on his way to accomplishing this goal but would not live long enough to achieve it. 1991's "Showdown In Little Tokyo" displayed what was yet to come from BRANDON LEE. BRANDON LEE would be an actor to be reckoned with when the 1992 film "Rapid Fire" was released. BRANDON LEE was already being compared, in some way, to his famous father, BRANDON was on his way to destiny. The film "The Crow," was to be the film that would make BRANDON shine as a legitimate International Movie Star. This film was everything that BRANDON hoped that it would be. It is just too bad that BRANDON, like his Father, would not live long enough to enjoy it. BRANDON LEE was this up and coming shining star that was about to break through as a legitimate International Movie Star only whose life, like his Father before him, would be cut short in his prime. How sad. On a personal note, in 1991, I was at this party in L.A. being thrown by a friend of mine. It was at this party that I met actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Phillips and I had a great conversation about his breakthrough film "La Bamba." Phillips than told me that his best friend was showing up, his name was BRANDON LEE. I then asked Phillips "is BRANDON LEE who I think it is?" Phillips than answered "yes he is!" Phillips then asked me to please not talk about his Father. I said no problem. I was thinking to myself, I can't believe it, I'm going to meet BRANDON LEE! The sad part of all of this is that BRANDON LEE never showed up. BRANDON LEE was on location in L.A. filming 1992's "Rapid Fire." I never got my chance to meet BRANDON LEE. On my sister's Birthday, 31 march 1993, I found out that BRANDON LEE had died. I was totally happy for my sister on her Birthday but was saddened upon hearing about LEE'S death. I never could get in contact with Lou Diamond Phillips. Years later, on opening night, 25 January 2008, I saw the play CAMELOT at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Lou Diamond Phillips was starring in the play and I had a chance to meet with him after the show. Believe it or not, Phillips remembered meeting me at the party in L.A. in 1991. Phillips and I actually had a long conversation that would naturally lead up to BRANDON LEE'S death. Phillips is still in disbelief and was very emotional when he was talking about his late best friend. I left that discussion alone. I gave Lou Diamond Phillips my cell number and I do hope that one day he will call me out of the blue just to say hello. I'd like to hear all of your thoughts on BRUCE & BRANDON LEE, I feel confident that all of you were touched in some way by both BRUCE LEE and his son BRANDON. If Bruce was still alive today, he would be 68 years old. If Brandon was still alive today, he would be 44 years old. Two great Martial Artists, two great actors, both Father and son, whose lives were cut down short in their prime. This thread's for you BRUCE & BRANDON. R.I.P. BRUCE LEE, Born 27 November 1940, Died 20 July 1973 at age 32. R.I.P. BRANDON BRUCE LEE, Born 1 February 1965, Died 31 March 1993 at age 28. ROCK ON!
  11. ZeppFanForever

    WHAT SONG DID YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY TO?

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I do not know if a thread like this one has ever been started in the past so I figured that I would start one now. If there is a thread like this one, I deeply apologize and combine this thread with the original one as an attachment. I'm here at the local bar having a few drinks and using the owner's (A good friend of mine.) computer in his office. This topic of discussion has been so interesting here at the bar, that I thought that I should share this discussion with all of you, my fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics. The question is: "What Song Did You Lose Your Virginity To?" I know everyone has one, even I do. I lost my virginity in 1972 to the babysitter when I was eleven years old and she was fourteen. I had a serious crush on my babysitter, she was a total fox. I willingly lost my virginity to her. The song I lost my virginity to was 'Jumpin' Jack Flash" by THE ROLLING STONES. Now its your turn. ROCK ON! LATE EDIT! I'm going to amend my question to this: "WHAT SONG OR MOVIE DID YOU LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY TO?" I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you with your responses. In the mean time, ROCK ON!
  12. How's it going my fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope the weekend went well. I survived numerous hangover's this weekend while getting ready to celebrate LED ZEPPELIN'S first night at the KNEBWORTH FESTIVAL on 4 AUGUST 1979. I'm getting set to take my one hour lunch today and am very excited that I will have tomorrow off. Tonight, I will be at the Bicycle Club bar with my 4 August 1979 KNEBWORTH DVD set and will have my friend who is the manager of Bicycle Club show it on three huge screens in powerfull Dolby Surround Pro Logic sound. I know that I will be having a great time tonight and I will be thinking of all of you. If any of you were at the KNEBWORTH FESTIVAL or would like to share any thoughts of the first show on 4 August 1979, please feel free to enlighten me. I am looking forward to hearing from all of you, LONG LIVE THE MIGHTY LED ZEPPELIN! ROCK ON! ZeppFanForever A.K.A. John
  13. ZeppFanForever

    THE OSMONDS THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I am going to go out on a limb here and talk about a band that deserves to be mentioned among Rock's elite bands. You're probably asking yourself "why THE OSMONDS?" After discussing this band on a different thread with other fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics, I felt and decided that I would write a thread about them. Before you laugh me off the forum, please let me state my case. THE OSMONDS are a family band that needs no introduction. THE OSMONDS have managed to sell over 90 million albums worldwide and still counting and are still not in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame yet where they so rightly deserve to be. THE OSMONDS are a family band that never received their due recognition that they truly deserved. Donny Osmond has been officially voted as one of the all-time greatest Teen Idols ever. THE OSMONDS are the ONLY band (Besides Michael Jackson) that had loud screams at their early 1970's concerts that are about as close to Beatlemania as you're ever going to get. Beatlemania would later be called Osmondmania. I KNOW, I WITNESSED IT! The Donny & Marie show lasted four years and is considered to be one of the most highly successful TV shows in the 1970's. THE OSMONDS had a successful comeback this year (2008) at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as well as in England. Every Osmond member including Donny can play every instrument (Guitar, Bass, Drums and Organ) consistantly well. THE OSMONDS are also known for their beautiful harmonizing which ranks them as one of the greatest harmonizing bands of all-time. With that in mind, THE OSMONDS are also known for playing Bubble Gum Music, Pop Music, Hard Rock Music, Soul Music, Disco Music and Country Music. How many bands can you say did all of that? For those of you who thought or believed that THE OSMONDS could not Rock n' Roll, I dare and challenge all of you to buy the PHASE III (1971), CRAZY HORSES (1972), THE PLAN (1973) and BRAINSTORM (1976) albums. Doing this, their Hard Rock Music will change your mind real quickly. When you hear Hard Rock songs such as "My Drum," "Don't Panic," "Hold Her Tight." "Crazy Horses," "We All Fall Down," "War In Heaven/Traffic In My Mind" and "Gotta Get Love," you will quickly realize that THE OSMONDS not only knew how to Rock n' Roll, they kicked ass when they Rocked. You're probably asking yourself, "how did THE OSMONDS get forgotten or lost in Rock n' Roll history?" Simple, the band unselfishly took a back seat and focused primarily as engineers, arrangers and producers on The Donny & Marie show with people thus forgetting all of the band's accomplishments and achievements as crucial years went by resulting in damaging the band's reputation as a Hard Rock band. Despite THE OSMONDS recording Hard Rock music against their father's wishes as well as their religious beliefs, the band did want to continue in pursuing in the direction of recording Hard Rock Music. Why, because the band had a goal in wanting to be the next LED ZEPPELIN. Believe it or not ZEPPELIN fanatics, THE OSMONDS were one of LED ZEPPELIN'S biggest fans. THE OSMONDS always believed that LED ZEPPELIN was the band to beat and top in the 1970's. Who would have ever believed that a family band like THE OSMONDS, of Mormon faith, could record and play Hard Rock music the way they did? It is just too bad that THE OSMONDS never received the recognition that they truly deserved. THE OSMONDS is a family band that were (And still is) loaded with limitless talent. I would also like to mention that I have always been in love with Marie Osmond and I always will. Now I ask all of you, my fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics your opinions and views on this legendary band. I welcome and value your comments whether they are positive or negative. Please enlighten me, ROCK ON!
  14. ZeppFanForever

    THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP THREAD

    How's it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? I hope that the weekend is treating all of you well. I do not know if there has ever been a thread written on THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP so I figured that I would write one. I also figured that it would not be appropriate to have a JOHNNY WINTER THREAD, written by fellow ZEPPELIN fanatic "Bong-Man," and not have a thread on his younger brother Edgar. If there has been a thread written on THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP here on the Forum in the past, I deeply apologize and would like to add this thread as an attachment to the original EDGAR WINTER GROUP thread. If you don't mind, rather than write my own biography article on THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP, I will quote EDGAR WINTER'S biography from his own personal official website. I hope that all of you enjoy reading it. AND AWAY WE GO! By the time EDGAR WINTER left his hometown of Beaumont, Texas in the 1960's, he was already technically proficient in every aspect of music. A child prodigy who achieved international success early on. Edgar has found an audience in every major entertainment medium-music, film and television. A proliftic writer, Edgar's music encompasses many different genres, including Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, ENTRANCE, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genres lines and do the unexpected. His early recording of "Tobacco Road" is a powerful, emotionally devastating masterpiece that propelled him into the national spotlight. Edgar followed ENTRANCE with two hit albums backed by his group WHITE TRASH, a group originally comprised of musicians from Texas and Louisiana. WHITE TRASH enjoyed huge success, both with the 1971 release of the studio album, EDGAR WINTER'S WHITE TRASH and with 1972's follow-up live gold album ROADWORK. In late 1972, Edgar brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP, the legendary band that created such classic hits as the number one Rocker "Frankenstein" and the ever popular "Free Ride." Released in 1973, THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT peaked at the number 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986. (MY NOTE: I own the THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT album in the 24 KT. Gold ULTRADISC UHR CD by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL). Believe me when I tell you that you have not fully heard this album to its fullest potential until you have heard the MFSL version.) Edgar would also invent the keyboard body strap early in his career, an innovation that allows him the freedom to move around on stage during his electrifying multi-instrument high-energy performances. He was also the first artist to feature a synthesizer as the main instrument in a song. The song "Frankenstein" revolutionized Rock n' roll and opened up a whole new world of possibilities with experimentation and sound. After the THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT album, Edgar released the SHOCK TREATMENT album featuring guitarist Rick Derringer in place of the departed Ronnie Montrose. Later albums included the JASMINE NIGHTDREAMS album, THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP WITH RICK DERRINGER, A LIVE ALBUM, the TOGETHER LIVE WITH JOHNNY WINTER album, the RECYCLED album, A REUNION WITH WHITE TRASH album, the STANDING ON ROCK album, the MISSION EARTH album, the LIVE IN JAPAN album, the NOT A KID ANYMORE album, THE REAL DEAL album and the WINTER BLUES album. With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, EDGAR WINTER has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. Major national television and radio campaigns have relied on Edgar's music to advertise their products. Edgar has also made frequent television appearances, both to promote his music and to give his opinions on everything from Politically Incorrect to a commercial with actor George Hamilton for Miller Lite beer. He has appeared in the film "NETHERWORLD" and the TV shows "THE CAPE," "MYSTERIOUS WAYS," "DAVID LETTERMAN" and "JIMMY KIMMEL." Edgar's music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects including "NETHERWORLD," "AIR AMERICA," "MY COUSIN VINNY," "ENCINO MAN," "SON-IN-LAW," "WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT," "WAYNE'S WORLD 2," "STARKID," "WAG THE DOG," "KNOCKABOUT GUYS," "DUETS," "RADIO," "THE SIMPSONS," "QUEER AS FOLK" and "TUPAC RESURRECTION." Edgar's hauntingly beautiful song, "Dying To live," is featured as "Runnin' (Dying To Live)" in the film "NOTORIOUS B.I.G.," "TUPAC" and "EDGAR WINTER" himself. "Runnin'" is on numerous Billboard charts. It peaked at number 5 on the Hot R & B/Hip Hop Singles chart and the soundtrack CD was number 1 for 8 consecutive weeks. Edgar's CD and DVD entitled "LIVE AT THE GALAXY" was recorded live at the Galaxy Theatre for Classic Pictures in 2003. It features the songs "Keep Playing That Rock And Roll," "Turn On Your Love Light," "Free Ride," "Texas," "Show Your Love," "New Orleans," "Frankenstein" and "Tobacco Road." In addition, the DVD includes a 30 minute Documentary entitled "EDGAR WINTER: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC." Edgar Winter's live shows consistently receive rave reviews. His music is always evolving and he is a master at stretching his music skill and imagination in order to produce the amazing results that he is known for, that would blow his audiences and fans away. He continues to thrill audiences with his electrifying live performances to this very day, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. Edgar, without a doubt, is now at the very top of his game and his future looks even brighter than his glorious past. Edgar and his wife Monique live in Beverly Hills, California with their little dog Mimi. WHAT A BIOGRAPHY HUH? And as the saying goes, "AND THE REST IS ROCK N' ROLL HISTORY," need I say more? ROCK ON!
  15. ZeppFanForever

    THE THREE DOG NIGHT THREAD

    Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everyone's Christmas was a Happy and Jolly one. I would like to dedicate this thread to an old friend of mine named Danny Hutton of THREE DOG NIGHT. I hope this thread does you justice Danny. THREE DOG NIGHT will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for accomplishing more as a band during the years between 1969 to 1974 than any band in Rock n' Roll history. (Not including ELVIS and THE BEATLES.) Between the years of 1969 to 1974, THREE DOG NIGHT would garnish 21 CONSECUTIVE Top 40 Hits, 3 number ones, 11 Top 10 Hits, 18 straight Top 20's, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold Albums. No other group has ever moved more records, sold more concert tickets or achieved more Top 10 hits during the 1969 to 1974 period. As of 2008, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to top the lists of artists with the best Billboard Top 100 chart average, a record that still stands today. As for their unique music, their destintive style and blend of music will stand to time indefinite and will never be forgotten as long as music still exists. The humble beginnings of THREE DOG NIGHT can be traced all the way back to Los Angeles in 1968 when the band was originally called REDWOOD. The original founding members of REDWOOD, and later THREE DOG NIGHT, is my old friend Danny Hutton (Lead Vocals), Cory Wells (Lead Vocals) and Chuck Negron (Lead Vocals). My other good personal friend Mr. Brian Wilson, founder of THE BEACH BOYS discovered REDWOOD and even wanted to sign the band to THE BEACH BOYS' own Brother Records label. However, THE BEACH BOYS' Lead Singer Mike Love was against the idea and vetoed the idea. Despite the fatal decision, a great friendship was formed between Danny Hutton and Brian Wilson, a friendship that has lasted to this very day. Despite that fatal decision, REDWOOD would change their name to THREE DOG NIGHT and move on to becoming one of the most successful bands to come out of the late 1960's and 1970's. Their list of 21 CONSECUTIVE Top 40 hit songs is legendary and is as follows: Mama Told Me (#1) Joy To The World (#1) Black And White (#1) Shambala (#3) Easy To Be Hard (#4) An Old Fashioned Love Song (#4) The Show Must Go On (#4) One (#5) Never Been To Spain (#5) Liar (#7) Eli's Coming (#10) The Family Of Man (#12) Celebrate (#15) Out In The Country (#15) Sure As I'm Sittin' Here (#16) Let Me Serenade You (#17) One Man Band (#19) Pieces Of April (#19) Try A little Tenderness (#29) Til The World Ends (#32) Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) (#33) As for THREE DOG NIGHT today, in 2008, the band's hectic schedule continues to be busy by touring the country and the rest of the world. With the departure of founding member Chuck Negron, the band's new line-up consists of founding members Danny Hutton and Cory Wells on Lead Vocals, original THREE DOG NIGHT Keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, Guitarist Michael Allsup, Bassist and Backing Vocals Paul Kingery and Drummer Pat Bautz. I do hope that someday Chuck Negron resolves his differences with Danny Hutton and Cory Wells and performs on stage once again even if it is for one last time. Now that would be great huh? ROCK ON!
  16. What was the craziest thing that you ever did at a LED ZEPPELIN concert. As for me, there are many but I'll name two. The first one was at the Oakland show on 23 July 1977. I was trying to roll a joint for my then girlfriend and I accidently rolled her hair into the joint. The second one was also at the Oakland show. I was coming down the aisle stairs carrying two cups of beer (I had a fake ID) and I slipped and landed on my back while the beer landed right in my face and chest. How bout all of you? OH COME ON, I know that many of you have stories so cough them up. ROCK ON!
  17. This is for all of my fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics to answer. WHAT WAS THE CRAZIEST THING THAT YOU EVER DID IN A THEATER WHILE WATCHING THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME? As for me, there are also many to tell but I'll begin with two of them. One of them, I lit a joint in the auditorium and the ashes landed on my seat which would catch on fire. Here I am running up and down the aisle hitting my ass hoping that it wouldn't catch fire. The other one was when a couple of friends and I lit 3 bottle rockets in the auditorium and they hit the ceiling leaving three black marks with one of the bottle rockets landing on the curtain and catching fire. After that, the manager stopped the film for 20 minutes, used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire and grabbed all three of us and escorted us out of the theater. How bout all of you? AGAIN, I KNOW THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE STORIES TO TELL, I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HEAR THEM. ROCK ON!
  18. ZeppFanForever

    ROCK ON fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics!

    Hows it going fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics! I hope all is well with all of you. Ok, lets stop beating around the bush! I realize that there are some of you out there that resent me using "How's it going" and "ROCK ON" repeatedly. If any of you resent me using these phrases, now is the time to speak your mind. But let me warn you, I can fight back! In the mean time, take care and ROCK ON fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics!
  19. ZeppFanForever

    TO ALL OF THE COMPLAINERS AND WINERS!

    To all of the complainers and winers here on the forum, all I have to say is FAREWELL! This is my final post! I will not conform or put up with any of your complaints any longer. GOODBYE! ROCK ON FOREVER whether you like it or not!
  20. ZeppFanForever

    ROCK ON fellow ZEPPELIN fanatics!

    Hi Katuschka! You mean it took you this long to read this post and get back to me? You're right, we are not friends at all! Personally, I think that you are the rude one. The reason why I post so much is because I am a fast worker which is the least that I can say for you. Have a nice day and ROCK ON FOREVER!
  21. ZeppFanForever

    Lol animals

    How's it going redrum? I love white cats! Great photo! ROCK ON FOREVER my friend!
  22. ZeppFanForever

    This or That

    Okay! The Wizard Of Oz or Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory? ROF my dear!
  23. ZeppFanForever

    Post A Picture Of Yourself!

    Oh Oh! Whats going on here Barb? Are you Miss Pamela (DesBarres)? Inquiring minds want to know! ROF my dear!
  24. ZeppFanForever

    This or That

    Caddyshack! Animal House or Dazed And Confused? ROF my dear!
  25. ZeppFanForever

    Beautiful Men.

    You're so bad! Jimmy who? Ha Ha! ROF my dear!
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