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did you know that the song, "Dazed and Confused" made famous by Led Zeppelin, was actually written and first recorded by Jake Holmes. However he has never received any royalties or songwriting credit from Jimmy Page and crew. Page first heard the song when Holmes opened for the Yardbirds. He went out and bought Holmes' album the next day...and the rest is history. Apparently Led Zep lifted a lot of songs from from the old blues masters and failed to give writing credit.

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Regarding Phil Everly joining Crosby & Stills....

While sitting around Mama Cass's pool John Sebastian of the Lovin Spoonful remarking about the need for another voice in the Mix for Crosby and Still's new forming band " The two best high harmony singers in rock are Phil Everly and Graham Nash...good luck getting Nash away from The Hollies with all the hits they're having".

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"He also produced The Chocolate Watch Band."

Whose latest bass player, Alec Palao (also Sneetches' bassist, former Magic Christian bassist, former Editor/Publisher of Cream Puff War magazine, consultant with Ace and Big Beat Records, and producer/co-producer of the Nuggets series box sets, perhaps the best ever box set in "Zombie Heaven", and recent compilations of The Sonics, Choc. Watch Band, Beau Brummels and numerous others) has forgotten more music trivia of this sort than all of us on this board know, combined!!!

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An anecdote about Wash,DC blues singer Little Bobby Parker (whose main riff from "Watch Your Step", his biggest hit from around 1960, was appropriated by The Beatles for "Day Tripper" and arguably "I Feel Fine" as well...). He recorded for the first time in ages in the early 90's (two albums on the Black Top label), and non-stop bitched in an interview about the shoddy production of his first one ("Bent Out Of Shape"). The producer, whose name eludes me now, explained to the interviewer that Parker, when asked to listen to the playback on headphones, used a pair of cheap ($5 or less) phones, the type you use on commercial airliners (!?!).....He refused to use the studio's really good, professional quality headphones, because he (a former hairdresser) spent about 3 hours each morning, doing his hair, and those headphones would mess up his 'do!!! (and a truly magnificent pompadour/konk it was!) A man's got to have his priorities in order!

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"Stevie Ray Vaughan was featured on David Bowie's Let's Dance album."

I remember reading an interview with Memphis guitarist Albert King (clearly one of Vaughan's all-time idols), who, upon hearing the Let's Dance album, asked if Stevie Ray was going to give him his fair share of any royalties or session fees, because SRV, in Albert's words, "stole all his sh*t from me! Those are mostly my licks on that record!" (Seeing as King never got rich from his music and that album was pretty high in the charts at the time...I suspect he was only half-joking!)

(If I recall, King also had an absolute fit when someone played Cream's/Clapton's "Strange Brew" for him....the song was basically all Albert's licks, filtered through EC...)

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