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Offline thaiga

American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:48:02 PM »
BANGKOK: -- Due to the current political situation and its associated difficulties, and for the safety and wellbeing of customers, BEC-Tero Entertainment PCL today announces the cancellation of "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons" concert, which was to take place on January 22 at the Bangkok Convention Center Central Ladprao.

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                                         What a star  Frankie Valli Greatest Hits Medley

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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 02:52:29 PM »
Blimey I saw him at the 'Cornwall Coliseum' near St Austell about 30 years ago - he was an oldie then so Franki must be ancient now !
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 03:17:34 PM »
If you happen to stumble over this DVD where they sell DVDs in Korat, by all means invest the 100 or so baht to get one. You won't repent it, unless you hate the feeling of  goose-bumps creeping up your back or of tears running down your cheeks!

It's amazing to hear and see all those octogenarians with expression, rhythm and sound. Unbelievable how well they could make them sound on that DVD.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 06:09:43 PM »
There u go roger - bring back some memories




The first 60 seconds of these clips will consist of applause only, be patient, the show starts after 60 seconds!

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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 06:27:25 PM »
This looks more like a black thing to me... Purple pimp suits, the red clothes, etc....the only thing missing is a pink hat with a white feather.. ;D
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 06:40:10 PM »
Both, black and white. Now don't tell me you got something against colored people! Wasn't your brother in college with a very famous colored man? ;)
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2014, 07:18:16 PM »
Well thanks Thaiga,
How the hell did you dig up a copy of that ticket ! Great. I couldn't find mine though.
But I did find - Don McLean Sep 11th 1980, Nik Kershaw and T'Pau 1987, Human League and Prelude1987, Alison Moyet 1987, T'Pau 1988, Status Quo 1988, Simply Red 1989, Shakin Stevens 1989.
Other memories of Chuck Berry 1980 - 6 weeks before my eldest Son was born - on Brymon Airways next day NQY to LHR he was sat on the seat behind - I asked for his autograph and he drew me a smiley picture with love from Chuck Berry. On my returning to our home near Falmouth that night, my wife spilt my welcome home whisky all over the precious paper.
Don McLean was fantastic and also gave a long anti-Reagan speech I believe.
Alison Moyet amazing. Simply Red wonderful, particularly 'She'll have to go' (dedicated to Thatcher) - also my Father had died that day.
Three weeks ago I was walking my middle Son's dog on the beach by the Coliseum which is a ruin now in a beachside residential project that has been stalled for many years by planning problems. Crinnis beach in Carlyon Bay is one of Cornwall's best beaches - when I worked at China Clays we used to dash down there for a swim lunchtimes in the Summer.
Prelude sang a version of 'After the Goldrush' without any instrumentation at all - a perfect vocal. (Have it on a 45).
On the Doo Wap video - the Platters as a brand - saw the Platters live at Swindon Locarno for 4/-. four bob. Advertised only the day before, only about 60 people there. Tony Williams the original lead singer, put down some of the best ballad vocals ever IMHO>
Thanks for the memories.

 

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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2014, 08:07:26 PM »
Swindon Locarno

The 160-year-old listed building has been derelict for a number of years

R U in the picture cutting the rug roger

     
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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2014, 08:23:12 PM »
Both, black and white. Now don't tell me you got something against colored people! Wasn't your brother in college with a very famous colored man? ;)

Absolutely not.  The colored people were the ones who gave us Rock & Roll, Blues, Jazz, and Rhythm.  My point was that the videos posted seemed to be more focused on the colored musicians more than Frankie V.

I'm also curious to know what percentage of colored blood do you need to be considered a colored person, because the last time I checked, Obama is only half black. So the question remains..does the world consider him half white, half black, or something in between?
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 08:30:54 PM »
Does the color of a man's skin tell you anything about his character, his belief etc.?
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 08:33:33 PM »
My point was that the videos posted seemed to be more focused on the colored musicians more than Frankie V.

They was posted in reply to jf post 2 - which has nothing to do with f/v either  ;D
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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 08:57:48 PM »
They was posted in reply to jf post 2 - which has nothing to do with f/v either  ;D

Right, had nothing to do at all with f/v, just with that kind of music performed by aging musicians (in reference to Roger's remark about f/v's age) on a DVD available in Korat.  :)
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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 07:25:20 AM »
Thaiga - can confirm that's not me dancing in that pic ! Just to show how different life was then. As a teenager, almost every Thursday we could see a 'top ten' band for 4/-, 4 shillings, 20p or B40. Such as the Searchers, Animals, Dave D, D,B,M,T, Tremeloes, Barron Knights, Swinging Blue Jeans, Drifters etc etc. So that's both hot spots of my 'youth' that are derelict now !!
Console myself these days with music at 'Full Sun' at Chok Chai (Mon, Tue, Wed are best) or the talented band at 'Check Inn' Fri/Sat.
Once a rocker always ........... Ha Ha.
If you can find 'Prelude' and 'After the Goldrush' - many would enjoy it I believe.
As for Frankie V, a bit of an acquired taste but a good sound in it's day.
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2014, 08:42:59 AM »
Hey Roger, you grew up in a dance hall, located in a historic building? ;D

My teens were spent mostly underground:



They had a band or theatre performance etc. every day except Mondays for just 3 DM (about 60 baht at today's value) membership a month. Occasionally you had to pay a little extra for a top band.

An exemplary list of Jazz and Blues Legends who played in the Sinkkasten, Frankfurt, you can read there

For Brits and Irish, like Alexis Korner, Long John Baldry, Tim Curry, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Julie Driscoll, Peter Green, Keith Tippett, John Pearse, Julian Dawson, Al Stewart, Fairport Convention, Eddie & Finbar Furey, Spencer Davis etc. it was also a must to show up and play there.

After 40 years the Sinkkasten (Arts Club e. V.) unfortunately had to file for bankruptcy two years ago and was closed.

More money-oriented musicians like Mick Jagger etc. usually hang out at Cookie's in Frankfurt. Too expensive for me!

The "Club Lascaux" in a cave below the castle in Friedberg, the town where Elvis did his GI years,  not far from Frankfurt, was my other hang-out. Always low on budget, we had to make the sounds ourselves. "Don't bogart that joint, my friend" everybody could sing or hum along.



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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2014, 09:32:04 AM »
Uuuummm B10 to get into the Locarno in swindon not B40 ! Doooh
 

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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 09:42:07 AM »
Johnnie that's an amazing list of musicians - the clients look very relaxed. Sinkkasten looks like a rather more classy joint than the Locarno which catered for simple folk in their latest woolly from Foster Bros. out for a bop, rather than the bearded and longer haired, academic student looking folks in your picture. ATB
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 09:55:23 AM »
Frankfurt also had and still has places like dance halls and discos, but you're right, that cave and cellar culture appealed more to the academic youths and intellectuals. There are also other places still like Jazz-Keller and Batschkapp, a project Danny the Red (Daniel Cohn-Bendit, known in GB for his instigations at LSE) was involved in setting up, carrying on that tradition the student movement of the 60's had started. And "Sinkkasten" reopened as "Zoom" after renovations, but not in the original cellar anymore. It was already since 1979 in a former cinema in the city center.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2014, 10:58:51 AM »
Just remembered this for Doowop fans:

<a href="http://media.y8.com/system/contents/2262/original/hestekor.swf" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://media.y8.com/system/contents/2262/original/hestekor.swf</a>

Click on each of the ponies to make them join singing! ;D
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 01:01:51 PM »
Very good j/f and if you click twice they stop. I like the blinking eyes

Emile Ford and the Checkmates - What do you want to make those Eyes at me for
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« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2014, 03:09:07 PM »
Geez that's a 78 on a Garrard turntable ! (I've got the 45 !)
 

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Re: American legend Frankie Valli cancels Bangkok's show
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 06:46:39 PM »
Getting back to f/v - He was at his best with the 4 seasons - With tracks like - walking my way back to you - sherry - cant take my eyes of you - Walk Like a Man (1963) - They were fantastic days only we didn't realise it at the time.

In 1980, f/v adopted daughter Celia, locked out of her New York flat, tried to get in via the fire escape and fell to her death.

Six months later, his youngest daughter, Francine, died from what he firmly believes was an unintentional drugs overdose.    That's not how it's suppose to happen - very sad.

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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 07:05:10 PM »
Cheers - a great clip. FV right on ! I also like Mika, Scissor Sisters, Jimmy Sommerville and 'Antony and the Johnsons'.
They all sing  bit high and may be gay. But good music.
There is a tube for Prelude singing 'After the Goldrush'.
Don't know how to post it due to mis-spent youth.
 

 



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