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  • #16
    so were the lyrics dirty words or not??????????????




    Did anyone ever meet Cher?

    I'm just reading a biography on her.
    She's had a LONG career.
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    • #17
      I met Sonny an Cher when they were Caesar and Cleo. We were so surprised months later when we saw them on TV.
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      • #18
        Driving past the sign advertising the annual Celebrity Golf Tournament they have up here every year, I was reminded of sitting in the steam room at the gym of what was then Caesar's Tahoe when Charles Barkley comes in and sits down next to me.

        As a general rule, you don't do much more than nod and say "hey...what's up?" to other men in the steam room. Especially a 7 ft tall bald man wearing only a small towel.....

        ....seemed like a nice enough guy though.....
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        • #19
          Originally posted by SusieP View Post
          so were the lyrics dirty words or not??????????????




          Did anyone ever meet Cher?

          I'm just reading a biography on her.
          She's had a LONG career.
          Hasn't she though? Never really been a Cher fan, but I have nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for those who manage decades-long careers in this business.

          In my view, ANYBODY can get lucky and become a one hit wonder. Add a bit of smarts and/or talent to the mix and maybe you string that out to two or three hits. Do it REALLY well and maybe you're around for a few years.

          Stick around for 40-50 years, and obviously you know what the f' you're doing. And Cher has been written off HOW many times in her career?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by SusieP View Post
            so were the lyrics dirty words or not??????????????<...>
            Susie, those words were a joke, because Ely mumbled the words on the 45.

            During our tour of the US, I was given 4 or 5 different versions of the 'dirty words'. They were all pretty similar, variations on the same theme, about what men and women do in private (I'm trying to be discrete here). I can't post the one I remember because it would violate the TOS of the forum and Daddy Mack would probably boot me off the board

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            • #21
              Notes, PM the lyrics to me and I will decide offline whether you can post'em
              _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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              • #22
                I'm proud to have been in groups that opened for both Waylon Jennings and BB King. I didn't meet Waylon but I stared at him a little too long and he gave me his best "go to Hell" look. As far as working with "name" acts, people, haven't done that other than a few shows with country cajun star Jo El Sonnier. Also a few years ago my then-band played a birthday party for Marty Stuart, during which he played on stage with us for several songs. We also got to play 70's country hit "Once a Day" while his wife Connie Stevens sang it. We didn't get paid for the party, but Marty presented each of us with his classic photography book "Country Music: the Masters" along with a gracious personalized handwritten note. That's by far the most awesome compensation I ever got for playing music.

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                • #23
                  Opened for Rare Earth in 1970 when they were still a major act. Also opened for The Human Beinz and the Ohio Express around the same time. In '81opened for Louis Mandrell, Dave & Sugar, David Frisell & Shelly West. Buck Trent from Hee Haw came up and did a few songs with us one night. He was very enthusiastic and entertaining.

                  ​Met Tom T. Hall and he invited me to hang out on his bus before the show. Hung out with George "Goober" Lindsay in the parking lot with a bottle of wine. He was interested in making it with the bartender, but she walked straight to her car and left quickly!
                  Winner of best guitarist in the house. (my house)!

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                  • #24
                    The funny thing about backstage gossip these days is that people can profit from it, and thus the rise of confidentiality agreements. I did a high profile event recently, and although the event made the gossip TV shows, technically I can't talk about it because the confidentiality agreement mostly precludes that. We had to relinquish our cell phones and tablets as well. Oddly enough the guests all had their phones, and took plenty of pictures and video clips, so at least there's a record of the event.

                    I reckon Rob Ford should have used a confidentiality agreement just before he started to party...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Shaster View Post
                      the rise of confidentiality agreements.
                      These are becoming ubiquitous across the entertainment biz...and people are now far more aware that what they think they are saying 'confidentially among friends/peers' too often get leaked.
                      _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by daddymack View Post
                        These are becoming ubiquitous across the entertainment biz...and people are now far more aware that what they think they are saying 'confidentially among friends/peers' too often get leaked.
                        I was so paranoid about disclosure, that I didn't even tell my wife what I was doing. However, the day after the gig, people said they saw me on ET and TMZ so I'm pretty much off the hook.

                        It was funny to be at an event with so many "superstars". I concluded that while I was looking around trying to figure out who was who, people were probably looking at me, trying to figure out who I was. It was only after we performed our surprise song that they would have realized I was a "nobody" musician.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Shaster View Post
                          I was a "nobody" musician.
                          a 'nobody' musician wouldn't have had that gig...like me...
                          _"We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminant period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

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                          • #28
                            I got to hang around with these guys a little. This is for Susie Singer!



                            Winner of best guitarist in the house. (my house)!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by daddymack View Post
                              a 'nobody' musician wouldn't have had that gig...like me...
                              Maybe my "nobody" was a bit too harsh on me, and everyone else in the trenches. We all start from the same place, and we all end up in the same place. Whether a performer brings joy to hundreds of people, or hundreds of millions of people it's all the same thing - a calling to spread joy through music.

                              You know it's funny, at the gig I mentioned we had about twenty seasoned local pros, working with a young lad who's sold millions of albums. However, once rehearsal started, we were all just folks, working at the common goal of creating great music. There was no difference - well except that he and his entourage got to ride in these really expensive matching SUV's


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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Bob Dey View Post
                                I got to hang around with these guys a little. This is for Susie Singer!


                                ha ha! Thank you!
                                www.smoothduo.co.uk

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