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Mike Morgan

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Baker Street
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:55:06 PM »
Who's going to say it first then?

Rob W

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 08:25:46 PM »
"it first then?"



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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:44:14 PM »
Can I have an RIP please Bob?

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 01:03:36 AM »
Bugger.  May have hit the wrong key and messed up what I writ.  On the other hand if it appears twice...

Someone on the BBC website news mentioned 'it'.

All these posts and still pretty much on topic.  Impressed beyond.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 08:24:37 AM »
If "it" is what I think you mean, then "it" was down to Stuart "Time to appear on another documentary programme" Maconnie. He started "it" when he was a journalist on the NME!

But dear old Bob was the first person to play James Bond proper (the Yank don't count as he was an American agent called Jimmy Bond) on South African radio in 1956.

The TV rumour pages have been rife with rumours that there are plans to revive Blockbusters (again!) over the past few weeks as well.

Tel

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 11:24:11 AM »
'It'.  The rumour that may never be spoken about openly ;)

'It' is indeed what you think I mean, Tel. 

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 11:53:54 AM »
I remember a quiz in my (then) local and somebody asked the question referring to "it".

He got really upset when not only did I say this was an urban myth but could name the real perp!

That wasn't the end of the evening, the quizmaster was very very drunk and with all the effort passed out at the end of the evening, banging his head on the metal foot rail. Fortunately he was not seriously injured but spent the night in the Infirmary for observation (and to sober up as well.

Check your facts is all I can say!

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 01:56:34 PM »
I take it I didn't win then :)    Got to be honest, haven't a clue what you're going on about........ No surprise there I suppose!! May I say,  Tel's mention of Stuart Maconie......the best radio presenter. Ever. By far. Is this still on topic?

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 02:11:04 PM »
... haven't a clue what you're going on about...Stuart Maconie.....the best radio presenter. Ever.
The answer, my friend, may be blowing in the wind, but is easier to find in Maconie's autobio - Cider With Roadies - a very good read

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 02:26:37 PM »
Rob, as usual, I have no idea what your going on about. Having said that, I've no idea what the others are on about either..

Just listened to Nick Lowe on Janet Forsythe's radio show. Tam and Stuart are on now, Off the ball, essential listening if you have an interest in football. Essential listening if you don't..

..and no mention of Jerry Rafferty yet?..

Tam and Stuart just explained it, I understand now.. Apparently one of the "B" questions was "what B was the title of a song by Jerry Rafferty?" It was answered, and Bob turned to the camera with a twinkle in his eye and said "Great sax solo"..
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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 02:37:49 PM »
Pete, you say you've no idea what I'm going on about. Think what it's like for me. I never have a clue and I'm with me all the time!! 

Anyway, you had no problem taking all those pints from me. You understood that didn't you........clearly :)

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 03:44:17 PM »
Who's this Jerry Rafferty guy?

There was an urban myth that Bob Holness played the sax on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.    Not the case - as was also the situation with the suggestion that the sax player (Raphel Ravenscroft) had come up with his distinctive contribution by himself and had not been credited.   Suitably demolished by the presence of said line on Rafferty's demo of Baker Street which he played on guitar.   (And now available on the reissue of the excellent City To City)

Switched on this morning just in time to hear the interview with Nick Lowe.  What a fine old chap he is.   Will be heading to see him in Edinburgh at the end of next month

I'll also be attending the Gerry Rafferty tribute show on 22nd January which is part of the Celtic Connections festival.   Promises to be an emotional night.   I have some links with the Rafferty family - via my wife who was good friend's with Gerry's late older brother Joe, and Sean Biggestaff occasionally of these parts one of whose best friends is Gerry's nephew (and Joe's son).    It's a small world.
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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 04:21:36 PM »
Who's this Jerry Rafferty guy?

..the name's Pete..  ::)
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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 08:18:12 PM »
Who's this Jerry Rafferty guy?

There was an urban myth that Bob Holness played the sax on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street.    Not the case - as was also the situation with the suggestion that the sax player (Raphel Ravenscroft) had come up with his distinctive contribution by himself and had not been credited.   Suitably demolished by the presence of said line on Rafferty's demo of Baker Street which he played on guitar.   (And now available on the reissue of the excellent City To City)

Switched on this morning just in time to hear the interview with Nick Lowe.  What a fine old chap he is.   Will be heading to see him in Edinburgh at the end of next month

I'll also be attending the Gerry Rafferty tribute show on 22nd January which is part of the Celtic Connections festival.   Promises to be an emotional night.   I have some links with the Rafferty family - via my wife who was good friend's with Gerry's late older brother Joe, and Sean Biggestaff occasionally of these parts one of whose best friends is Gerry's nephew (and Joe's son).    It's a small world.

Allan - you mentioned "it" .. Aghhhhhh

It's not an Urban Myth as such - it was actually a joke created by the aforemention Maconie  in his NME column "Believe It Or Not" and he does own up to it. Very recently on one of his many TV appearances (was it his Celebrity Mastermind appearance?) and also in his autobiography.

Unfortunately some of the more gullible members of Joe Public believe this to be true.

And now - the question is did Marc Bolan actually play Rhythm Guitar on Nutbush City Limits by Ike And Tina Turner? Another rumour which has yet to be proved (or disproved for that matter).

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Re: Baker Street
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2012, 11:19:13 AM »

The TV rumour pages have been rife with rumours that there are plans to revive Blockbusters (again!) over the past few weeks as well.

Tel

One of my drinking buddies claims to be working on building a new set for the program, so I think there may be some substance to the rumours.

Urbane myth #94 -   "Can I have a P Bob."  "No, there's a Q" 
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