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  • Stairway to Gilligans Island

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    And about 35 years old....



    • #3
      Oldie but a goodie. Sorta. FWIW, the "Honolulu" harbor sequences were shot within a mile of here in Long Beach.

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      • guido61
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        And, in a sadly serendipitious moment, it turns out Russell Johnson passed away today at age 89.


        R.I.P, Professor.

    • #4
      Actually you can fit the lyrics to just about any "common meter" song ... House of the Rising Sun, Yankee Doodle or Amazing Grace, etc

      While we're on it... Have you ever heard "Taurus" by Spirit? Seems the Stairway riff was "borrowed"

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      • Lee Knight
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        dboomer wrote:

        Ginger or Maryann?


        I never understood the "or" in that question...

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        Jimmy Page 'borrow' without accreditation? Unfathomable.


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      It got a lot of FM airplay in the San Francisco bay area at the time it came out until it was suppressed within a few months.

      "Little Roger and the Goosebumps is a pop/rock band from San Francisco active during the 1970s and early 1980s and resurrected in 2006. It has been led throughout its history by Roger Clark and Dick Bright, with various sidemen.

      The band is best known for its single "Gilligan's Island (Stairway)",[1] a song combining the lyrics to the theme song of the television show Gilligan's Island with the music of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The band wrote the song in 1977 as "material to pad the last set of the grueling 5 nights a week/4 sets a night routine," recorded it in March 1978, and released it as a single in May 1978 on their own Splash Records label. Within five weeks, Led Zeppelin's lawyers threatened to sue them and demanded that any remaining copies of the recording be destroyed.[citation needed] The song was reissued in 2000 on the CD Laguna Tunes with the song title renamed "Stairway to Gilligan's Island."[2]

      During a 2005 interview on National Public Radio, Robert Plant referred to the tune as his favorite cover of "Stairway to Heaven."[3]


      ....The band recorded their next single, "Kennedy Girl" (based on Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"), in 1980,[citation needed] then waited over a quarter-century before producing their debut album They Hate Us Cuz We're Beautiful, featuring new recordings of 14 songs drawn from three decades of original material.[5]Wikipedia

      Their single "Fudd on the Hill," essentially a performance of "Fool on the Hill" as performed by Elmer Fudd, was included on the novelty compilation album The Rhino Brothers Present the World's Worst Records, Volume 2."


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      • #6

        And have you ever noticed how much the The H.R. Puff n Stuff theme borrows from the Gilligan's Island theme?



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        • guido61
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          Dunno about it borrowing from Gilligan that much other than they both kind of have a Sea Shanty feel to them, but Paul Simon won a lawsuit against the writers claiming they borrowed too much from the 59th Street Bridge Song.