The Day the Music Died

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The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:16 pm

Now we know who the promoter's gonna be when a helluva band goes on tour...

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Alex Cooley was The Man on the Atlanta music scene beginning when, at age 28, when he was one of the organisers of the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969:
The Atlanta International Pop Festival, which Cooley helped produce, brought ’60s icons Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, the Staple Singers and others to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton in July 1969. Cooley also presented the Grateful Dead at a free concert in Piedmont Park at about the same time.

“We did it for the love of the music, we honestly did,” Cooley told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1997 of the pop festival. “We made $6,000, and, believe it or not, we felt kind of guilty about making money on it.”
And he kept on being Atlanta's musical godfather right up until his death.

There better be a BIG write-up in Rolling Stone.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Sgt. Howard » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:31 pm

Rolling Stone turned down the idea because he never terror bombed a large crowd
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Typeminer » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:48 pm

Nice obit. Mighty daring, bringing music that grew out of the blues back to the South. 8-)

I was kinda looking for Lowell George in the Rock and Roll Heaven montage. Oh, Atlanta! Some of us remember who never been there.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by TazManiac » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:07 pm

FP, you got me to thinking about Bill Graham, a SF Bay Area Love em/Hate em personality & and Music Promoter from last century...

He was riding back home in a helicopter and it hit some wires in the fog...

If you get a chance, read the wiki entry of his (lengthy) life's accomplishments- it wasn't all gravy but he did a lot with a lot of folks over the years, some of whom people will recognize.

I wonder who, these days, will do what Graham and Cooley did back then...

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:59 pm

Oh god, yes. Bill Graham.

Director Alan Arkush worked as an usher at the Filmore East, and he's popped up in Hitchcock type cameos in his films wearing his Filmore East usher's shirt.

He directed a film called Get Crazy!, about a New Year concert at a venue obviously inspired by the Filmore, starring Malcolm McDowell as superstar rocker Reggie Wanker and featuring Lou Reed as a Dylan-style folk-rocker.

Unfortunately, you can't get a copy these days, and there will never be an official DVD release.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:07 pm

* album * ahem *

Someone i know has a home-made DVD of "Get Crazy!" and could make copies and mail them...
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Jabberwonky » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:02 pm

I watched it again this past November on Xfinity's on demand service. For free...

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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:36 pm

Jabberwonky wrote:I watched it again this past November on Xfinity's on demand service. For free...

Electric Larry...that is all...
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"It's ... ticking."

"It's traditional."

(Arkush also directed a video for Bette Midler's "Beast of Burden" - with Jagger and with a quick cameo by Stacy Nelkin, who played the kid sister.)
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Post by AmriloJim » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:05 am

Sad week for music... Cooley, Lemmy, and now Ziggy...
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:11 am

Yeah.
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Post by AmriloJim » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:30 am

Bowie's final album was released just two days ago. The video for the title track, ★ (pronounced Blackstar) is a fitting epitaph to his musical (and visual) virtuosity. (Video runs 9:59)

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:13 am

Released on his birthday.

Oddball factoid: Bowie may have played on a Kinks album before he was "David Bowie" - he did session work on sax in the kate Sixties as "David Jones" (his real name) and there's a credit for that name on sax on at least one of the studio tracks on the Kinks' "Everybody's in Show-Biz".
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Post by AmriloJim » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:21 am

Bowie also retained his stage name in deference to another Brit... Davy Jones of The Monkees.

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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Julie » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:09 am

My heart is hurting for this one. As much as I learned to love his music as I grew up, my first memory of the man was from film. :( RIP Goblin King!
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Post by DinkyInky » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:22 pm

Julie wrote:My heart is hurting for this one. As much as I learned to love his music as I grew up, my first memory of the man was from film. :( RIP Goblin King!
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by Jabberwonky » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:40 pm

I usually mark the passing of even favored musical and acting talents with just a modicum of sadness. But I have really been feeling down over Mr. Bowie's passing. He's one of the ones I'll really miss.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:44 pm

I don't even want to think how i'm going to feel if Ray Davies or any of Fairport Convention die before me...
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by jwhouk » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:55 pm

Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust.
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Post by DinkyInky » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:20 pm

jwhouk wrote:Mine will be when Sir Paul passes.

Goodbye Ziggy Stardust.
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I don't even wanna think about that.
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Re: The Day the Music Died

Post by AmriloJim » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:00 pm

Jabberwonky wrote:I usually mark the passing of even favored musical and acting talents with just a modicum of sadness. But I have really been feeling down over Mr. Bowie's passing. He's one of the ones I'll really miss.
Take comfort in that David knew the end was nigh, managed to be productive to the very end (and happy, judging by his birthday photo shoot) and shuffled off this mortal coil on his own terms. To that end i echo, "Well played, sirrah, well played."

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