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Gone To Lunch
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The importance of a good stage act
      #1034913 - 23/02/13 11:00 PM
We have come a long way.... Freddie and the Dreamers


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1034926 - 24/02/13 09:11 AM
Oh I don't know... at least in those days you didn't need to bother with tiresome cables, amps or microphones to get a broadcast sound... it was all just picked up from the ether and came ready-mixed...


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1034950 - 24/02/13 11:18 AM
Quote Gone To Lunch:

We have come a long way.... Freddie and the Dreamers




The choreography slipped up slightly at 0'35". And again at 1'01", 1'13".... Inexcusable.


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1034981 - 24/02/13 02:32 PM
My God! I remember that broadcast!

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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1034984 - 24/02/13 02:45 PM
I feel an urge to vigorously rub a dog's stomach.


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1035125 - 25/02/13 12:06 PM
I don't remember the Blue Peter one but I do remember seeing them do that one on TOTP (or was it RSG?) at that time. Quite endearing, really. And quite hard to do throughout a track, even if you are miming. I vaguely remember the Barron Knights doing their 'Call up the Groups' with the parody of this in it. Was that on the telly or am I imagining it?


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Neil C]
      #1035130 - 25/02/13 12:37 PM
Quote Neil C:

I feel an urge to vigorously rub a dog's stomach.




Operation Yewtree will be with you in a moment, Sir. Wait your turn please, we have a lot of people to get through...


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #1035133 - 25/02/13 12:41 PM
Quote Mike Stranks:

Oh I don't know... at least in those days you didn't need to bother with tiresome cables, amps or microphones to get a broadcast sound... it was all just picked up from the ether and came ready-mixed...




At least it was honest. The punters wanted to see the act and hear the record. That's what they got, without cluttering the set with purely cosmetic microphones, as is often done now.


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Exalted Wombat]
      #1035165 - 25/02/13 04:18 PM
Quote Exalted Wombat:

without cluttering the set with purely cosmetic microphones, as is often done now.




And what a boon the switched-off radiomic is to set-clutterers.

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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: tacitus]
      #1035166 - 25/02/13 04:31 PM
Quote tacitus:

I don't remember the Blue Peter one but I do remember seeing them do that one on TOTP (or was it RSG?) at that time.




Seem to remember that Freddie had his own children's TV show in the late '60's but it was a bit naff compared to some of the other children's music TV shows we had then.

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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1035167 - 25/02/13 04:37 PM
I remember reading somewhere, quite likely SOS, a discussion about the importance of equipment v talent, and someone made the point that Freddie and the Dreamers had exactly the same amps and instruments as the Beatles....you can figure the rest.


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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: James Perrett]
      #1035191 - 25/02/13 07:23 PM
Quote James Perrett:



Seem to remember that Freddie had his own children's TV show in the late '60's but it was a bit naff compared to some of the other children's music TV shows we had then.

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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1035214 - 25/02/13 10:55 PM
I've shown that vid to my 13yr old daughter (Ed Sheeran fan) and 19yr old (metalhead). They didn't even laugh they just smiled a little and looked quizzical. I can't say I can give them any meaningful explanation.

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Re: The importance of a good stage act new [Re: Gone To Lunch]
      #1035244 - 26/02/13 09:10 AM
Freddie Garrity and Ian Broudie have never been seen in the same room together.

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