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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Incidentally, before we get away from Bohemian Rhapsody completely, here is the funniest tweet about Anthony Scaramucci's firing as white house coms director:

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Thunderbolts and lightning indeed.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:18 am 
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Nanohedron wrote:
I confess I don't remember even hearing of Colosseum until now.

They were fabulous, and truly groundbreaking. Out of interest, just look who was in the band; amazing lineup:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_(band)

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I've never heard of them either, but I was ready to learn. Clicking your link, however, got me this:

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They sound like a UK band that never made it over the pond.

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I've never heard of them either, but I was ready to learn. Clicking your link, however, got me this:

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They sound like a UK band that never made it over the pond.

Probably so, but hugely influential. Dave Greenslade formed it. Other notable band members included Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dave Clemson and the wonderful vocalist Chris Farlowe (of "Out of Time (1966) fame).

I don't know why the link didn't work ... I'll have a poke about and see if I can see why ...

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Forum software doesn't like the trailing bracket. Need to enclose link in URL tags
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_(band)
They must have passed me by.


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david_h wrote:
Forum software doesn't like the trailing bracket. Need to enclose link in URL tags
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colosseum_(band)
They must have passed me by.

Thanks for fixing this David. You'd think I'd have known that. :oops:

Presumably Barbara Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, et al didn't pass you by?

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Presumably Barbara Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, et al didn't pass you by?
'Passed by' is about it. In the sense that clicking through the links to the band members I know I heard albums by the variuous bands they were in but never looked at the LP sleeves or went to see them.

My mates payed even less attention to what I bought...


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Presumably Barbara Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, et al didn't pass you by?


Never heard of them, either.

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benhall.1 wrote:
Presumably Barbara Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, et al didn't pass you by?


Never heard of them, either.

Barbara Thompson is a big, big name, and massively influential. The one that people would normally recognise would be the flute part on Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. But she's done masses, honest.

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I see from the wiki page that they mostly toured Europe, and (once) Japan. I think they're complete unknowns over here.

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s1m0n wrote:
I see from the wiki page that they mostly toured Europe, and (once) Japan. I think they're complete unknowns over here.

Ah. OK. Fair enough.

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