The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind
. A short history of the Heaven's Gate Millenarian Cult
and the (ex?) members who still keep the page running seventeen years after their last contact
with the leader and members.
Peter Frampton was a GOD during my high school daze (SLYT)
Take note at 10:00, when he takes over the drums.
He hasn't lost anything but a bit of hair. He still tours
and has the chops.
He is playing his beloved 1954 Les Paul
After the happy reunion, he plays it
for the 1st time.
Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950) is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold more than six million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits. Since then he has released several major albums. He has also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others. Frampton is best known for such hits as "Breaking All The Rules", "Show Me the Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do", and "I'm in You", which remain staples on classic-rock radio. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy. Frampton is known for his work as a guitar player and particularly with a Talkbox and his tenor voice. (WiKi) [more inside]
Fifty years ago today, the UK record company EMI Parlophone put out a single by four young lads from Liverpool: Love Me Do
Historical currents in American pop music, where nonsense syllables have always held a special place: Blind Blake, in 1929, recorded Diddie Wa Diddie
, which Ry Cooder covered
in 1974, and which Leon Redbone also covered
in 1977. Now, folks, that tune is not to be confused with Bo Diddley's 1956 recording Diddy Wah Diddy
, which a young Captain Beefheart covered
in 1966, and which was also covered
by Aussie garage rockers the Missing Links. Likewise, that
tune is not to be confused with a little ditty recorded in 1963 by the Exciters, called Do Wah Diddy Diddy
, which was covered
with great commercial success in 1964 by British band Manfred Mann. [more inside]
Telephone excise tax refund
Get your $60 + bucks back from the government... and do something good with it
(beware talking website). Via the always excellent Ian Masters