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British Invasion's "Heaviest " Band?.... The Dave Clark Five


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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 7:41:24 AM PDT
Godfather says:
J hix...yes...actually they were "fun" groups...I agree...BTW...Peter Noone of the Hermits says That Mike Smith of the DC5 Had the "Greatest Rock and Roll Voice Ever".......FYI

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 8:49:05 AM PDT
stevign says:
Godfather:

re: "Peter Noone of the Hermits says That Mike Smith of the DC5 Had the "Greatest Rock and Roll Voice Ever"......."

Small praise indeed.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 9:12:28 AM PDT
DK Pete says:
Peter Noone appears to to be one of the authentically nicest guys in the business..but, although Smith WAS a dynamite vocalist, he (Noone) seems to oftentime just say things because they sound "right" rather than he really knows what the hec he's talking about.

I remember a documentary I watched on Hendrix way back. Among those commenting on Hendrix's groundbreaking style was, of all people, Peter Noone. His comment was something to the effect of, "once we saw him (Hendrix), we knew that we (The Hermits) were done". Knew that you were done, Peter?? Come on now...your group and Hendrix weren't even in the same galaxy...whether or not you were done, just getting started or whatever, it was completely irrelevant.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 9:55:54 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
Have to agree. I kinda threw Peter in as a joke but they were fun. And yeah, thinking the Hermits and Hendrix were in the same genre. Did Peter do acid?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 3:39:57 PM PDT
J.Hix, John Lennon said the Searchers were his favorite British band. I saw them about 5 years ago, and they were great.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 3:51:37 PM PDT
stevign says:
JT:

How many in The Searchers were original band members.......if any?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 4:44:34 PM PDT
Stevign, I believe John McNally, and Frank Allan were there. John was a founding member. Frank joined the band in 1964. I don't know who the other 2 players were. I think Mike Pinder, an early member, also tours with a band called Mike and the Searchers. I saw them at the Mohegon Sun in Connecticut. They wore their old Liverpool suits. The ones without collars, like the Beatles wore when they played Ed Sullivan. They played all their hits, and sounded great. They put out an album in 1979 that's pretty good. One of their lesser know songs I like is 'Hearts In her Eyes'. Check it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 4:57:49 PM PDT
stevign says:
JT:

re: "They wore their old Liverpool suits"

lolol.....very cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 6:34:44 PM PDT
SGs&Strats says:
Yeah, I agree, Peter Noone seems like an all around nice guy (and i dug The Hermits as well).
On PBS recently there was a special about The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and there were numerous interviews with folks who have played there (i myself recall seeing Junior Walker there not long before he passed away).

Among those interviewed were Greg Kihn, Eddy Money and Peter Noone.
very cool (to cop a phrase from my bro in law).

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 11:35:07 PM PDT
ronct says:
"Eric Burdon is as relevant and kick ass today as he was in 1965. We gotta get out of this place. Later "

This is not true at all as the guy can hardly sing. I saw him back around 2000 and he sucked big time. I was so looking forward to hearing him and he slaughtered "House of the Rising Sun". His overall vocal range was very limited due to his upper range being all but gone. He struggled to remain on key and the power was no longer there. Eric looked very ruff and I would guess heavy alcohol and possibly drugs attributed to his current state (at that time).

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2009, 11:35:10 PM PDT
ronct says:
"Eric Burdon is as relevant and kick ass today as he was in 1965. We gotta get out of this place. Later "

This is not true at all as the guy can hardly sing. I saw him back around 2000 and he sucked big time. I was so looking forward to hearing him and he slaughtered "House of the Rising Sun". His overall vocal range was very limited due to his upper range being all but gone. He struggled to remain on key and the power was no longer there. Eric looked very ruff and I would guess heavy alcohol and possibly drugs attributed to his current state (at that time).

Posted on Sep 26, 2009, 11:53:09 PM PDT
i just saw herman's hermits w/ peter noone a couple months ago in clearwater, fl....got his autograph and he still looks great....a very young 62....a great entertainer, very funny. he looks like one of the kennedy brothers, facially.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009, 11:55:10 PM PDT
ronct says:
Back in the early 2000's Foxwoods Casino in CT. had British Invasion concerts over a span of 3 nights. Overall it was really great and I had the opportunity to see many of the groups (or lead singer) to the wonderful groups that were the soundtrack to my High School years. Gerry & the Pacemakers, Peter Noone, Searchers, Eric Burdon, Billy J. Kramer, Freddy and the Dreamers, the Foundation (I never thought of them as being part of the British Invasion). The concerts were filmed for PBS and it can now be found on DVD. I unfortunately was captured on camera with my mouth open shouting "H-E-N-R-Y" as Peter Noone was prompting the audience to participate during his performance. Gerry from Gerry and the Pacemakers had excellent vocals and the real true singer of all the groups/performers.

The songs from the 1st British Invasion (the 2nd occurred in the early 80's and a lot of good music came out of that one as well) will always have a soft spot in my heart.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 8:25:56 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
I haven't read all the post but has anyone mentioned the "british" invaders from San Antonio, the Sir Douglas Quintet with Doug Sahm and Auggie Myer, one of the greatest." She's About A Mover" was one of the best songs of the era. Their manager didn't want to get left out so he started the rumor that Sir Doug was from England. All the same, the late Doug Sahm was an all around star.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 8:29:39 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
Eric's music can still be as relevant today as it was then even though he ate a frog. When I was young?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 8:42:35 AM PDT
stevign says:
[SAVE THE FROGS]

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 8:50:39 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
What about the Troggs? Wild Thang, was used on dancing with the idiots last week.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 9:08:03 AM PDT
stevign says:
JH:

Loved the Sir Douglas Quintet. Used to see them for $5 bucks at the Soap Creek Saloon in Austin, back in '76. The great part is that I got to see another little band there for $5 bucks called Double Trouble (sometimes they were called Triple Threat Revue).

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 9:29:50 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
How about Stevie Ray for $2 every Thursday somewhere downstairs, of course he was part of Double and Triple Threat I believe. I know this is British but George Strait at the Broken Spoke every Wednesday. Hail Austin.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 10:30:41 AM PDT
stevign says:
Hix:

somewhere downstairs?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 10:47:28 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
I'm gettin old. How about the Rome In. What a name. Close to campus.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 11:14:49 AM PDT
stevign says:
Hix:

I recall the name but not the place. Was it also a pizza place? lolol

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 11:32:16 AM PDT
J. Hix says:
Upstairs, around 24th and La Vaca

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 11:39:36 AM PDT
stevign says:
Alzheimer's is an ugly disease.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009, 3:20:24 PM PDT
ronct says:
Stevign: "great part is that I got to see another little band there for $5 bucks called Double Trouble"

Isn't that the group who did "Captain of Your Heart"? in the mid 80's. Great song and I still have the vinyl.
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