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kds

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Gold - The Turtles - I feel they are often underappreciated.  

Silver - The Beach Boys - Great version

Bronze - Dusty

Tin - P. Clark

Really no duds in this list.  
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paul g adsett

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here's living proof that kissing existed in the 1950's.
the british hit version by the avons
of a song written by bob hiliard and lee pokriss,
who had stacks of hits, co-wrote with others too.
hilliard wrote ''our day will come'
(the carpenters / billy fury / julie london / doris day / pat boone / frankie valli /
amy winehouse / cher / cliff richard / k d lang / jamie cullum + dozens of others,
must've been a big earner!).
pokriss could be seen as an early bubblegum stylee writer,
co-wrote 'itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polkadot bikini'
and is responsible for the cufflinks 'tracy',
that proto-psychedelic song 'kites'
as well as musicals and movie soundtracks ('stagecoach')
and stuff for 'sesame street'.
but much more to the point, he cowrote one of my favouritest ever songs,
perry como's 'catch a falling star'.

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paul g adsett

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and here's living proof that it's usually not a good idea
to follow up a hit musical with a sequel...


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Quote:
Originally Posted by paul g adsett
and here's living proof that it's usually not a good idea
to follow up a hit musical with a sequel...
youtube.com/watch?v=BWnKGYnuE8o

Someone told me they thought the new one was, alas, excellent.


A few kisses (Nilsson + kiss) from Harry Nilsson's early days (1967-69).

"It's Been So Long" (semi-available video) (since I kissed you)
youtube.com/watch?v=EGA1YQkZ4dw

"There Will Never Be" (also semi-available) (other lips that I may kiss)
youtube.com/watch?v=E4FFpz8WpTo

"Maybe" (before I go to work, I'd stop and kiss her)
youtube.com/watch?v=DQaTRygsZT8


Frank Sinatra and Count Basie recorded a new "Fly Me to the Moon" in 1964 (In other words, baby, kiss me)
youtube.com/watch?v=82Qwtx-ATZI 

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Kissin' in the 50's now?


The Rockville Rocket's biggest fan may be one Darren Ray and I can say that he was one that got away from me, although lived about 20 miles away.

But gettin' back to the 60's and kisses:

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Lee Marshall

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kds
The Turtles - I feel they are often underappreciated.  

 


And they had an outstanding drummer in Johnny Barbata.  Plus Al Nichol was a very, VERY good guitarist.

I saw The Turtles at Massey Hall in Toronto just a couple of months after their release of the excellent Battle of the Bands concept l.p...it was early [Feb. I think] 1969.  They opened for Iron Butterfly who were wafting along based on luck and the talk created by their ever-so-lengthy In Na Gadda Da Vida epic complete with the 'in your face' drum solo which is even easier to play than Wipeout.  Johnny Barbata pulled off a monster drum solo which blew I.B.'s Ron Bushy right out the door...his drumsticks flailing in the mega gust.

Folks had gone to see I.B.  [not me...I knew what I was gonna get.]  They left marveling about the Turtles and all of those great songs from their magical 4th studio album.
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In a rush, so here's mine:

Gold:  Turtles.

Silver:  Beach Boys.

Bronze:  Petula Clark.

Tin/Pewter:  Dusty Springfield.

That's all folks!

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1. "Then I Kissed Her" by The Beach Boys

works well with a guy voice.

2. "Can I Get to Know You Better"

those fat guys could sing!  I like a lot of their songs such as "You, Baby"

3. "Kiss Me Goodbye" by Petula Clark

though I don't remember this one, I liked her as a kid, and people said my Mom looked like her.

4. "Breakfast in Bed" by Dusty Springfield

can I skip breakfast?  just coffee for me, thanks.  

want an American pride truism? 

Petula Clark & Dusty Springfield are less than Lesley Gore and Brenda Lee

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Larry Franz

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I kissed your lips when your face looked sad
There's nothing quite nice as a kiss

When I talk of lovin' man, some kisses and hugs
Woah, baby, kiss me, baby

Why don't you kiss her
Nestle in a kiss below there
Mother Divine's precious kiss

Things won't be the same til I kiss you
I'll bend and kiss ya on your head
With kisses and a Tootsie Roll
Let me kiss and make it better
When I kiss you goodbye

Kiss me baby all through the night
Just one long kiss and we'll be gone
The Northern girls with the way they kiss
I wish that every kiss was neverending


Petula Clark - "A Sign of the Times" (That you kiss me now as if you really mean it)
youtube.com/watch?v=SDhYJKc8oVc

The Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter" (1969)
youtube.com/watch?v=RbmS3tQJ7Os

It's just a kiss away....

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Good job, Larry, to fit in a "Love You" reference.  Did you guys know: that's one of Brian's best albums?  Those guys Lee and Kds, they talk about it all the time, you can hardly get them to stop I tell you what.

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Exactly right. It's the last Beach Boys album that is universally beloved!

The Beatles - "From Me To You" (lips that long to kiss you)
youtube.com/watch?v=w9rQh2L5L30

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Quote:
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Petula Clark & Dusty Springfield are less than Lesley Gore and Brenda Lee



In what regard? 
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Darren J. Ray

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Petula Clark & Dusty Springfield are less than Lesley Gore and Brenda Lee


Don't know about that. I saw Petula (twice) and Lesley in concert. Both outstanding. 

Of that four, Petula was the only one who kept her own name. 

Mary O'Brien, Lesley Goldstein and Brenda Tarpley. 

And another '60s icon who kept her name....

Aretha Franklin RIP

Don't Play That Song (You Lied) (1970) (Gold in Week 23 of Season I - Pete Simpson)


What a Fool Believes (1980) (Tin in Week 7 of Season III - Gordon Higgins)




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Larry Franz

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Speaking of Lesley Gore - "That's the Way Boys Are" (I let him kiss me then)
youtube.com/watch?v=cYt3ptpAg60

A few from the Ronettes

"Born To Be Together" (And then you kiss me)
youtube.com/watch?v=wfXSP1Xwa-8

"Do I Love You" (Do I run and want to kiss your lips)
youtube.com/watch?v=TemuLquhDp8

"You Came, You Saw, You Conquered" (Then you kissed me tenderly)(You shot me down with lips of fire??????)
youtube.com/watch?v=tSpflLRn-9g

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Thanks to kds, Cindy and John B for your votes.

paul and Al, you cannot convince me anybody did any kissing in the 50s.  Pecking?  Perhaps.  I've never heard Seven Little Girls before.  Speechless.  Jimmie Rodgers song, Pecks Sweeter Than Wine, is a great addition this week, Al.

John B.  You had me looking up members of the Turtles to assess their BMI's.  

Larry, lots of good stuff again.  The Beatles actually played and so did a few of their other earlier songs, so youtube seems to be losing the struggle.

Darren, thanks for bringing up previous songs by Aretha that have been in the battle.  What a sad loss of a fine woman.









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