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treadigraph
29th Sep 2018, 09:47
Another one gone (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45690783)... :{

Fishtailed
1st Oct 2018, 00:02
Another one gone (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45690783)... https://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/boohoo.gif
My thoughts exactly.
(And from someone so young!!!)

KelvinD
1st Oct 2018, 07:38
White Rabbit is one of the tracks currently sitting in my car's USB slot. Brilliant but I wish it was 5 mins longer!

El Grifo
1st Oct 2018, 09:09
The Anthem of the Times

El G

Andy_S
1st Oct 2018, 09:19
White Rabbit is one of the tracks currently sitting in my car's USB slot. Brilliant but I wish it was 5 mins longer!Oddly enough, many years ago I purchased a cassette tape of what you might call classic American AOR. It included a track called Miracles written by Marty Balin aqnd performed by the Jefferson Starship incarnation of the group. I liked the song straightaway but always assumed this was the definitive version. About a year ago, I was listening to Radio Caroline and they started playing Miracles, but as the minutes passed it became clear that this was a far longer version of the song than the one I was familiar with. It turns out the version I owned had been edited for radio play, and there was in fact a full length version (almost 7 minutes from the Red Octopus album). Bonus!

Anyway, RIP Marty Balin.

treadigraph
1st Oct 2018, 11:02
I was listening to Radio Caroline and they started playing Miracles, but as the minutes passed it became clear that this was a far longer version of the song than the one I was familiar with. It turns out the version I owned had been edited for radio play,

Excellent song - not surprised it was edited down, apart from the length, some of the lyrics are a bit... explicit. Probably considered less so 30 years on.

Saw Airplane/Starship at the Shepherds Bush Empire (or at a venue in that area) about 20 years ago... great night, the Grace Slick-alike was excellent, an oddity though was the drummer did not have a full kit; as I recall he stood with just one stick in his right hand and several small drums, etc, attached to his left arm and several other drums around him. Seeing the mate I went with tomorrow, have to ask if he recalls that...

El Grifo
1st Oct 2018, 11:59
Talking of Caroline, my neighbour and friend here on The Rock is Robbie Dale, aka The Admiral.
One of the last guys to leave the boat and only when he was forced to do so !

El G.