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Gold...Turtles...Elenore.  The record company demanded another 'Happy Together'.  Mark and Howard lampooned it...and won.  Misleading pic as Johnny Barbata was their drummer then.  Stilll.  Great song from an even greater album.  The Battle of the Bands kicks keester.

Silver...and a distant 2nd...Them...Gloria.  I can't recall ever hearing the Doors 'do' this one.  The Shadows of Night...who would evolve into something known as Grand Funk...did it.  This is not in the same league as the Turtles song.  Not even close.  Simple Simon rocks.

Bronze...Brian...the Car Crazy Cutie redo.  Why bother?  Almost 2nd.  Not quite.  Great sax solo.  The rest?  S'good but...why bother?  I also went and played Car Crazy Cutie immediately afterward.  S'good...in fact...WAY better.  Why?  You don't mess with an original like that.  Bad idea.

Last...Mungkeys...Valeri.  Excellent guitar playin'...which Mike obviously didn't/couldn't do.  Lousy video.  They looked like they were sick and tired of the whole B.S. charade even then.  Bad actin'.  Bad idea.  Doesn't withstand the test of time.

For my wife... ... ...Can you guess her name?

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The Shadows of Night...who would evolve into something known as Grand Funk...did it.


First of all, it's The Shadows of Knight.

Secondly, it was Terry Knight & the Pack (w/Don Brewer & Mark Farner) that became Grand Funk....with Terry as manager/producer.

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Here's the Doors version of Gloria
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I like all 4 songs---so I will need more time to vote. 
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First of all, it's The Shadows of Knight.

Secondly, it was Terry Knight & the Pack (w/Don Brewer & Mark Farner) that became Grand Funk....with Terry as manager/producer.


Right on both counts t.  Oops!!!
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Lee, simply a matter of confusing your Knights with your daze, I'm sure.

Did someone say Girls?

Everly Brothers - Made to Love

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Hi Debbie.

Four very good songs, these ladies are close and will be a squeeze to order.

One of my favourite new indie songs, which I have already posted recently.  The best song by far from this little Canadian band.  Great bass line.


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t -- good one from the E. Bros.

First Aid Kit, "Emmylou"


Kevin Morby, "Dorothy"


Brian Wilson, "My Jeanine"


The Beach Boys, "My Diane" and "Lana"




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Some more girls in the music:




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A few more lovely girls from the 60s:













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Another 60s chick; "Pretty Belinda", who could have made an appearance last week too.



Ruth "Rosa Dear".  Double whammy.




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there's a never-ending supply of girrrls' names to chose from, innit?
after all, a whole swathe of pop music relies on soppy love songs.
here's a few of my favourite singer-songwritery numbers that may, or may not, droop too far into sentimentality:

the acoustic guitar part on 'letter to hermione',
alongside bowie's 12 string, is by keith christmas,
who emerged from the same beckenham arts lab scene.
we had the great joy of putting on keith a few weeks ago at the greys,
with his new, startlingly good album (and accommodating him),
here in sunny brighton:

still writing and performing magnificent live shows
(you should've seen him play the whole of this 'modern times' album live
alongside 'year of the cat' at the royal albert hall,with tim renwick's guitar sparkling).
i've loved al stewart's songs for many decades
- with a whole string of 'historical' tales alongside more personal reflections:

one of the finest 70's quintessentially english songwriters,
clifford t ward made some sublime records.
sadly long gone:

even when ostensibly,outwardly tender, costello's acerbic twist hits home:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9GlC9GyF4Y

and here's our dear friend from belfast, peter wilson / aka duke special
with a live orchestral recording of a heart-wrenching song
that's not really about, well, what is it about if not about a girl named scarlett?

cheers 

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Girl votes

GOLD by a slow, but steady mile to the Turtles/Elenore. Elenore by the Turtles...a very live performance:


SILVER for the Monkees/Valleri, altho' they robbed a band called Pineapple Heard for the hit (which was being played in Cleveland before the Monkees version was released). Here it is:


BRONZE to Survivors/Pamela Jean. Brian's baby steps.

The coveted TIN for Van & Them/Gloria. Love his songs but hate his voice.

BRONZE to Survivors/Pamela Jean 

and two Kinky songs featuring queens:

Victoria


Lola (original "Coca Cola" version)





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SILVER for the Monkees/Valleri, altho' they robbed a band called Pineapple Heard for the hit (which was being played in Cleveland before the Monkees version was released).


Found this on a YouTube comment....

THE MONKEES RECORDED IT AND RELEASED IT ON THEIR SHOW IN '66. THE FIRST VERSION OF VALERI WAS RECORDED AND HEARD ON THE MONKEES SHOW IN '66. I DON'T HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN SAY THIS BUT IT'S A FACT. THE PINEAPPLE HEARD RELEASED IT ON VINYL 45 BEFORE THE MONKEES ISSUED IT ON A 45. THAT'S ALL. PINEAPPLE HEARD DID NOT RECORD IT FIRST NOR WAS THEIR VERSION HEARD FIRST. IT WAS THE MONKEES VERSION.

That would seem to make sense considering it's a Boyce & Hart song. And it's the nucleus of their band - Louie Shelton, Gerry McGee, Wayne Erwin & Billy Lewis - playing on the original 1966 Monkees' version and the version showcased this week - a re-make, recorded 26/12/67 & 28/12/67. 

This is the same vision used this week but with the original audio from '66....



The Pineapple Heard cover came out in October '67, according to internet sources. 

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THE PINEAPPLE HEARD RELEASED IT ON VINYL 45 BEFORE THE MONKEES ISSUED IT ON A 45.


Your scenario fully defends my statement. Are we arguing, and if so, why?

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