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Old 24 June 2006, 00:04   #1
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Are the Brits really that good?

Hopefully this will be an interesting thread, my question is about, drum roll please... Bands! What is it about British bands? How is it that a country the size of Britain (that is not a slam) and it seems only Britain, given the whole of Europe or the world for that matter, has produced so many great rock and roll bands and individual performers. Yes America invented "rock and roll" but the artists out of the U.K.... it is truly amazing, so many great acts! Is it something in the water? a personal comment here, the rock and roll hall of fame or shame if you like is here in Cleveland. Many great artists are inducted, yet one of the great bands of all time, the Moody Blues, are not in the hall, you have got to be kidding me... comments anyone???
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Old 24 June 2006, 07:36   #2
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You are quite right - the huge number of World leading household names is incredible. I think it comes from the desire to rebel against the establishment - to be different. And for every brilliant band that has "made it" there must be loads just as good who just don't get the breaks.

How the hell they "forgot" the Moody Blues is beyond me - an all time classic group if ever there was one.

I tend to be more into House/Dance type music which I think tends to be bigger over here than with you. Still love a load of the old classics though.

Reckon you have started something here!!!
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Pathalla has started something. As part of by business I talk with customers and the public all day. Apparently I still have an English accent( sometimes mistaken for Aussie) and I continually get comments like: I love Elton John, the Who, the Stones, Duran Duran, the Beatles etc. etc. etc. Many of these comments come from 18-20 year olds. I do not know the answer to Pathallas question, but it is a good one. Last time I saw the Moody Blues live was in Bounemouth, Winter Gardens, in approx. 1978. Great great show.

Also like "big bands" used to go see the Southampton All Stars every time I could at the Great Harry in Warsash and the Dolphin in Botley. Wonder if they are still around? Band leader was Pete Madson, My ex-Brother in law was lead trumpet- Pete Smith. But that was 25 years ago.
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The lead guitarist from Jethro Tull has an Ocean Rib - had the pleasure of meeting him at Ribex. Now there's a great English band.
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The lead guitarist from Jethro Tull has an Ocean Rib - had the pleasure of meeting him at Ribex. Now there's a great English band.

Don't you mean British? Ian Anderson was born in Fife - us Celts get a bit touchy about such things!!!

Then again Doane Perry is a Yank....
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You really take the biscuit:

Jethro Tull is a rock band that formed in Blackpool, England in the 1960s.
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Simply put, "we rock"
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The lead guitarist from Jethro Tull has an Ocean Rib - had the pleasure of meeting him at Ribex. Now there's a great English band.
Absolutely!
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I tend to be more into House/Dance type music
This, I gotta see......

Sorry if it breaches forum rules...
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This, I gotta see......

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perhaps a nice pic of me and cods doing our stuff to some house!
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