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Marvin: Thanks for the information on Frank Mills. By the way, the song "Music Box Dancer" went to # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 & # 4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts back in May 5, 1979 & earned Frank a gold record (I turned 14 years old at the time). Frank's other hits included "Peter Piper" went to # 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 & # 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart back in 1979 & "Happy Song" which went nowhere on the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked at # 41 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts back in January of 1981. Also, the remake of the Ricky Nelson's 1958 hit "Poor Little Fool" went to # 106 instead of # 105 on the Billboard's Bubbling Under The Hot 100 Charts back in 1972. Matt

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All the discussion about John Waite made me want to hear a song by the Babys, "Every Time I Think of You," so I just downloaded it, and now I have it on repeat, heehee! I have always liked John Waite; another one of my favorites of his is "When I See You Smile." happy

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aggiesjc-- I think the singer in Journey, Steve Augeri does sound like Steve Perry. I have seen him 3 times with Journey. Now there are a bunch of people that would disagree with that. But I think he does sound like him, of course not identical at all but he could wail. He was in a couple bands before Journey, one is Tall Stories and I just can't believe how good this guy is. Again, just my opinion. There is another guy out there Hugo (Valentine) that REALLY sounds like Steve Perry. I love this guy. He has a new Cd out but I don't have it yet. Some people think that he looks a little like SP too. He could moan and groan, and wail with that high pitched voice.

There is another guy, Kevin Chalfant (The Storm, Two Fires) that sounds like Steve Perry too. He actually tried out for Journey before they decided to go along with Steve Augeri. A couple guys from Journey recorded a Cd with him in the Storm.

I love Journey now, but will always miss Steve Perry.

Gina

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I've listened to John Waite all day today in all incarnations. I love the "Live and Rare Tracks" and would love to see Eric put out something like this. (hint-hint)

Looks like the Waite fans are crawling out of the woodwork here lately. John pours his soul into his music like Eric and has a great mix of rockers, ballads, in-betweeners and some wild stuff, too. I saw him with "Bad English" in Omaha and was blown away--a pleasure that I have never gotten to experience with Eric but one I'm sure would be beyond description.

I don't really want to hear Eric do John's stuff and vice versa. But, ooooo, wouldn't it be sweet to hear them collaborate?! (hint hint)

Oh, and somebody mentioned back several posts ago that they didn't like "Missing You" because of the "ain't". My background is in English and Speech Communications, so I do appreciate good grammer--but, I love the "ain't" used in the context of this song. The songwriter is telling a story and that word sets the tone and gives the song attitude. Just my own personal opinion though. The live version of "Missing You" is awesome.

Sorry to go on and on about JW. He's got a big catalog though, and when your stomach is growling from the hunger of "Waiting" for Eric to toss out a buffet of new material, he makes for a great snack!

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I picked up an album over the weekend at a gigantic record show, and I haven't listened to it yet.It looked interesting so I bought it. It's in a plain white cover with a piece of paper taped to it listing the tracks, composer, time, producer. On the album itself it just says, Columbia record, Test Pressing. Anyone out there know about stuff like that. I guess I should mention the artist, is the Babys. I really like them. Gina

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Ellece, first let me welcome you to this website...this is without a doubt the most open/fun crazy group of music fanatics you will ever find. You're a welcome addition. My comment about Josh Kadison was'nt really a knock as i am a huge Elton fan. I just found JK's music to similar for my taste. I remember when i first heard "beautiful in my eyes?" on the radio for the first time I wondered what was wrong with EJ's voice. SOOOOO...short story/long...It was his voice that reminded me of EJ.

As for the Journey fans...behind the music did a great job telling the journey story. It was around the time that the group was re-forming w/o Perry. The new guy not only sounds like Perry, but had a physical resemblence also. I've always loved Journey and Steve Perry's solo "stuff".

"Foolish Heart" is one of my favorite songs ALL TIME!

Gina (won't this guy ever shut up!) I am in Indiana about 40 miles SE of Chicago...where was the huge record show you were at and...they sold cd's also I'm guessing...is this a regular event? laugh

Thanks...Greg

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Hi Ellece!

You asked me if I have "Saturday Night in Storyville" Actually, I don't. Is that a full album? I only have "Painted Desert Serande" and "Vansihing America". I would like to get that one, but I've never even heard of it, and I even check for Kadison items on ebay.

Jeff J.

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Greg-- The record show was the ALS Mammoth Music Mart. I has been held here for many, many years. I have been going for the past 6 years or so. It was held in the parking lot of a mall in a huge tent. There are boxes and boxes of albums, cds, 45's and so on and a collectors room. Opening day Dick Clark was there. This event ran for 11 days.

I am sad that this was the last year they are having this record sale. All albums in the main tent were $ 1.00 and the collectors room $4.00 and up. I did run across a few EC albums. On the last day EVERYTHING was 80 percent off. I couldn't believe it. We did not get too much though. I have too much stuff. I call it my junk. I collect stuff because if I see something and it is cool and I like it I will buy it. I did not go into part of the tent that had newspapers in it, but Anthony did. He found a couple of cool things. This paper looks like it was never read. It is a Goldmine 1993 with the Raspberries on the cover. Huge article inside. It's cool. He also found a Discoveries paper 1989 with our local guys The Buckinghams, on the cover and nice article. I can't wait to show it to them. It's cool. These papers were 20 cents each. They were $1.00 then 80 percent off. That's unbelievable! Sorry to see it end though.

Gina

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Gina, I remember the Buckinghams, I was'nt a full fledged muscial fanatic when they were popular, but I remember my older sister listening to them.

They have been down this way twice in the last few years....I am near the "Holiday Star Theatre", and i believe they were part of a "retro"concert .

How do you know the band?

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Ellece, first let me welcome you to this website...this is without a doubt the most open/fun crazy group of music fanatics you will ever find. You're a welcome addition. My comment about Josh Kadison was'nt really a knock as i am a huge Elton fan. I just found JK's music to similar for my taste. I remember when i first heard "beautiful in my eyes?" on the radio for the first time I wondered what was wrong with EJ's voice. SOOOOO...short story/long...It was his voice that reminded me of EJ.

Thank you for the welcome, Gregkevinw!! I really, really like this website a lot. Everyone here is so nice, and so knowledgeable about stuff I'm very interested in. happy

No worries, I didn't take your EJ/JK comparison as a knock at all!! Actually, I can see how they would be compared, even though I personally don't think they sound much alike, yet I definitely see lots of musical similarities.

Jeff, "Saturday Night in Storyville" is not a full CD.. I think it has seven songs on it. I bought it a while back from Joshua's website, but as I mentioned, the website seems to now be gone. It says in the notes of that CD that Joshua recorded that one at his home studio in Santa Barbara, CA, so perhaps that was some independent release or something. I also bought "Troubador in a Timequake" from the website too, and I do believe some of the songs on it are also on "Vanishing America" (which I don't have, can you believe? heehee)

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Matt

You're right Kadison has an album "Delilah Blue", I actually don't have that one yet though I know it's easy to find on ebay. The one I like most is his latest, "Vanishing America", which hasn't even been released in the US. I think it's jsut a crime that it hasn't been. It's available on Amazon, but the price is over $30.

Jeff J.

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Yes the Hollies still exist. Bless their souls! I know that the 'berries do not have pleasant touring memories about opening for the Hollies, but in my mind, they were just wonderous singers. Lead singer Alan Clarke left the band a few years ago because of serious health issues, so I believe that the only original left is Tony Hicks.

Regards,

MARVIN

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aggiesjc ñ I think the reason they will no longer hold this record sale, people are not interested in buying records anymore. It really was fun while it lasted. We would go early and wait in line, usually spend 4-5 hours going thru boxes and boxes of records. The albums were not in order. Just boxes marked 50, 60, 70's or 80's, country, jazz, childrens, Christmas and so on. There was even a section with albums that were not sorted. They were put out without anyone checking them for collectables. I am sure that collectors that know what they are looking for, could have picked up some good stuff. I don't know anything about that.

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Greg-- The Buckinghams play many, many shows here throughout the year. There are the regulars that go to many shows, usually those same people that follow the Buckinghams also follow the Ides of March. Yes, the Bucks play the Holiday Star every year. I have never been to that show, but have friends that go every year. Check them out if you get the chance.

Gina

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The Buckinghams had a # 1 hit back in Feburary of 1967 with "Kind Of A Drag". They had other hits like "Don't You Care", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)" (from 1967), "Susan" & "Back In Love Again" (from 1968). Two of the members formed a duo Tufano And Giammarese back in 1973 & did a song called "Music Everywhere" on Ode Records whick peaked at # 68 on the Billboard Charts. Matt

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Two weeks ago I went to a great concert in

Arlington Hts,IL. That is where the Breeders Cup

was held. This show was free, but it was outdoors

and it was freezing. This was another World Stage

featuring Jim Peterik(Survivor)and The Ides Of March. Special guests included- Kip Winger(Winger)

Henry Lee Summer,Henry Paul and Dave Robbins(Blackhawk),Kelly Keagy(NightRanger), Kevin Chalfant(The Storm, Two Fires),Cliff Johnson(Off Broadway),Alan Parsons,and others. They all signed after the show. I missed out on a few. I did take a picture with Alan Parsons. I told him that I also saw him on the Abbey Road tour. He asked if I saw that show here in the city and I said yes, I enjoyed it though I really missed seeing Eric. No, no I am just kidding I did not say that, though I wanted to.

I love these World Stage shows, they are always so much fun. Always a great variety of guests.

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