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“Thank you. Goodnight.” from Three of The Beatles

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So what do Airport, Darling Lili, MASH, The Sterile Cuckoo, and John Wayne have in common? The answer may surprise you. It’s John, Paul, and George—though no Ringo.

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They Stole My Name: Steel Breeze

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When my first serious band was choosing a name, a prime contender was Steel Breeze, a great metaphor from (I know you know this) Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”  But, dammit, the name was taken – and not by an art-rock band but by a pop-rock band!

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The Absurdest Humour of the Post-Modern Nesting Dolls of Faux Bands: Let's Get It (strapped) On ......

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There are literally hundreds of fake bands concocted since the birth of Rock 'n' Roll. Generally they are part of a plot vehicle in a movie or TV show as a blatant attempt to lure the youth market or to ridicule and deride rock music as a genre. This was more common in the early years, the '50s and up to the mid-60s when The Beatles firmly established rock was not about to go away and there was a great deal of money to be made. Early on, you have Dean Martin doing skits in his variety show wearing a long-hair wig, this always had his audience rolling in the aisles, morphing into The Monkees Show which apes The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, and later appealing to the parents of toddlers by mimicking the music of their youth with warm parodies, Mick Swagger and the Sesame Street Cobble Stones on children's shows. 

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Why Foreigner Was A Great Band: 20 Reasons

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1.       Please notice the past tense in my title: I’m talking about the Lou Gramm years, the first six albums.  That was a truly amazing run of great hard-rock albums.

2.       Lou Gramm’s voice.

3.       “That Was Yesterday.”  If you haven’t listened to it for a while, do so.  It’s amazing. And in concert, Mick Jones used a Theremin on that song.  (Well, something like it.)

4.       Ian MacDonald, who played on the band’s first three albums, had been a member of King Crimson and thus is one of the coolest musicians ever.

5.       Lou Gramm’s voice.

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