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Old 05-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #26
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Dear "Reckless" in Tuscan
I think it was super that you brought up the subject of Hot Chocolate
who were led by the charismatic Errol Brown
One of my favourite videos and songs is their "You Sexy Thing"
a gigantic hit in the UK in 1975, and still played in television commercials
Stateside even now.


I have particularly fond memories of a week spent skiing in Bulgaria of all places, in about 1977/79,with a group of English schhoolchildren, it had started badly when on the way in to Sopia we were diverted to Bucharest in Rumania. I clearly recall landing on a runway lined with anti aircraft guns then watching in astonishment as the 40 or so kids kept deathly quiet whilst waiting for a meal, the reason being the constant patrolling just outside the large terminal window by soldiers with bayonets at the ready! Once in our ski hotel we were surprised to see an East German pop group doing Beatles covers, And the kids soon had drunk the hotel dry of locally brewed Coca Cola,
Later we found a sort of disco dancing facility , the people running it had clearly tape recorded their music from Radio Luxembourg, and one record heavily featured was "You Sexy Thing".
I remember thinking that Communism might just be on the way out because hitherto the Russians had of course done a comprehensive job of jamming Western radio stations to avoid the Communist youth from being contaminated by capitalist fashions and culture.
In addition in the largest department store in Sophia was an amazing display rack containing of hundreds of cans of paint each one boldly emblazoned "America's favorite paint"!!
It was soon after that (1981) that the Poles formed Solidarity and then in 1989 the Berlin wall came down.

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Old 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #27
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Hey Jess!! I have that very book! It's a great read.

Excellent photo's Yuri! Seen some of them before but they're still cool!

Not to crazy about the shirtless ones.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #28
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Not too crazy about the shirtless ones.
Good to hear , good to hear, LOL.

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Old 05-23-2008, 08:14 AM   #29
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Hey Jess!! I have that very book! It's a great read.

Excellent photo's Yuri! Seen some of them before but they're still cool!

Not to crazy about the shirtless ones.
Happy for you Borderstone !! This is one I do not have yet...
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #30
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Hi, Yuri! Thanks for sharing the photos (they are new, at least to me). I've read Cathy Smith's "Chasing the Dragon," which has a couple of chapters on her relationship with GML, as well as "If You Could Read His Mind." I didn't know about the author of the book you reference. I'll have to track this down!
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:28 PM   #31
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Hi again, Yuri! Regarding the photo of GML with Chevy Chase, it is listed as being taken in 1974. I know GML was on the DVD SNL (the first season with Buck Henry as host, and that is the episode where he tries to sing a third song and Belushi uses his samurai sword and cuts all the strings to his guitar). It was listed as May 1976. HOWEVER, It seems to me that I have a recollection of GML being on SNL another time. He does a skit with John Belushi again as the samurai, this time wearing the red leather jacket he used to wear around that time, and the samurai hacks to smithereens a sandwich GML orders. I'm wondering if any corfidians remember that particular skit, or am I going crazy? Well, "they" always told us that we would pay one day for smoking a certain weed - maybe this is just a figment of my imagination? LOL Hope I'm not bringing up something that has already been discussed on this website. I searched for SNL and didn't come up with anything.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:32 AM   #32
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This one reminds me of the Rolling Stone review of "Endless Wire"
As a rock star. Gordon Lightfoot has always been a cross between an Ambassador Scotch ad and Martin Mull without humor
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:44 AM   #33
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Not to crazy about the shirtless ones.
Funny hearing from a nudist.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:50 AM   #34
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I have been going thru old photos that are not in albums and organizing them and the negatives and came across these Black&White shots from Massey Hall..

Not sure of the date tho.

I see either Red Shea or Rick Haynes in one of them and a very young Terry Clements when he still wore shoes onstage and not slippers..lol.

Does anyone else recall seeing Gordon performing in the white top?
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Old 09-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #35
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Does anyone else recall seeing Gordon performing in the white top?
Yes. I'm not completely sure it's the same white shirt, but the first time I ever saw him perform (it was either '72 or '73, I can never remember which year), he was sporting a white top.

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Old 09-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #36
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Great B&W pics... I did not know about Terry and the slippers. Never noticed it when I saw him.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:44 AM   #37
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Loving those pictures, Char. I think Gord looks so hot during that period. I guess Terry wanted to look stylish back then versus comfortable now. Thanks for posting.
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As I alluded to this old thread in the current "biography" thread and then refound it I quite enjoyed rereading part of it and thought others might too so I am replying to bring it back to the top
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