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ira   

Ya know..we all know that ESPECIALLY in Jan Wenner's Politically Influenced Rock and Roll Hall of Fame..the committee's warped concept of "Cool" effects admissions to the "Hallowed Halls.". :)

Question for Eric..and all my friends..

Who do you think  are some of the group lead singers that you feel are under-rated..?

As a teacher...I don't wanna lead you too much..but the two guys leading my list have ALWAYS been these guys..

and...

(BTW...A coupla years back...I  talked to Mark Lindsay after a concert...He's a great guy..BTW!

I said that he was under-rated 'cause of those silly costumes...

He smiled and said..with wistful humor...

"Ira those silly costumes are gonna keep me out of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame".. :) ..YUKKK!)

"Isn't Llife Strange"?

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ira   

Don't ya think Mark kinda looks good and sounds good...?

HOLY S#$!...He originally sang that in 65!!!

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MikeD   

Some overlooked rock singers besides Eric C. are Burton Cummings, John Waite, Lou Gramm, Robin Zander, Micky Dolenz, & David Coverdale. If I may list some crooners, I'd have to say Jerry Vale, Bobby Darin, Mario Lanza, & Lou Monte.

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Sid   

The Raider's uniform defended our country in 1776. Jan Wenner's hippies wore "silly costumes!The Walker Brothers have always amazed me. The lead singer has the best baritone in rock.  You'll have to hear the albums. In northen England they play Walker Bros. all night in the pubs.

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ira   

How's this for a surprise eentry...

Brooklyn's Jay Siegel...in his 70's today..is UNBELIEVABLE...

(And...surprise..surprise.. Jay and the Tokens produced ..the Chiffons' songs.."He's So Fine"..their smash version of Carole King's  composition "One Fine Day"...The Happenings' stuff.."See You In September"..'I've Got Rhythm"..etc.)

Now dig this...

(Not too bad for a Jewish boy from Lincoln High School! ^_^)

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Anudder not-too-obvious under-rated candidate....

Dennis Tufano...Lead Singer of the Buckinghams...

"He's As Cool As Ice"...(paraphrase.. :o )

Dig this!!!

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ira   

ALSO...Paul Jones in his days as Lead for Manfred Mann...

If you don't know this tune...bigger in U.K. than here...

Give it a chance..

(Little more soulful than Paul's wonderful lead on "Doo-Wah-Diddy" .. :cool: )

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ira   

Zombies have NEVER been MORE popular in American culture...

And yet...

If it weren't for my dear friend Giro..(GMan in E.C. Land)..

I would've forgotten about the Colossal Colin Blunstone!!! :)

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ira   

Anne..if you ever get a chance...see Chad and Jeremy LIVE...

FUNNY..and Chad is a GREAT musician.

Here's the promo video from their website that was put together to secure gigs...

Ya wouldn't guess from the 60's where they had to stand and lip-sync..how great they are...

Enjoy!

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AnneNR   
On 7/4/2014 at 7:49 PM, raspathens said:

Gary Puckett

Very clear voice, dreamy, emotionally evocative --- love this guy!!!  :)

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ira   

My birthday/retirement present from Beverly was a music weekend...

Went to Atlantic City....Saw Burton Cummings..

Talk about under-rated lead singers,,,

UNBELIEVABLE..67 years old..that voice..!!!..AND He's a great piano player...he also played flute..(She's Come Undone)...harmonica..and guitar..

Thanx to Beverly...MY American Woman!

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AnneNR   

Lani Hall, American born lead singer for Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 ---

I have yet to hear anyone sound like her, her smooth vocals are specifically unique to her.  This petit dark-haired brunette will later marry the famous trumpet player Herb Alpert  (Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass).

AnneNR

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Herb and Lani are playing a LOVELY theater in Sellersville Pa. ..We're thinkin' of goin'...

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