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(BBC)   The American musician who never knew he was famous   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 19
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2012-09-17 07:28:42 PM  
peasantswithpitchforks.com

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2012-09-17 07:54:47 PM  
Misters Rodriguez and Tarantino to the white courtesy phone. Misters Rodriguez and Tarantino to the white courtesy phone, please.
 
2012-09-17 08:00:53 PM  
That song Sugar Man is great.
 
2012-09-17 08:06:19 PM  
I heard about this on NPR or something a couple months ago.  Great story.
 
2012-09-18 01:52:46 AM  
I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.
 
2012-09-18 01:54:30 AM  

Gough: I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.


Did he write Bringing Sexy Back?
 
2012-09-18 03:13:36 AM  
So that's who did that song. Heard it but not familiar with him.
 
2012-09-18 06:26:03 AM  

brap: I heard about this on NPR or something a couple months ago.  Great story.


Me too. I even bought the Cold Fact CD. Good stuff.
 
2012-09-18 07:58:45 AM  

Gough: I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.


You grandfather wrote the Macarena?
 
2012-09-18 08:56:55 AM  
I never knew anything about him. Good find, Subby
 
2012-09-18 10:37:53 AM  
Could the audio mix be just a little worse in this? I was almost able to make out several things the gentleman was saying, and I feel sure that the video maker did not want me to.
 
2012-09-18 12:17:27 PM  
I like how BBC's volume goes to 11.
 
2012-09-18 02:54:10 PM  
You would think that with all those record sales, his royalty checks would have told him that he was at least slightly popular... Oh wait, this is the RIAA we are talking about... nevermind.
 
2012-09-18 03:35:09 PM  

Great_Milenko: Gough: I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.
You grandfather wrote the Macarena?


That would have been nice. OTOH, I still get royalty checks 100+ years after he wrote it. Thanks to Sonny Bono and the Disney Corp.
 
2012-09-18 07:07:35 PM  
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2012-09-18 07:53:19 PM  
I just saw this in TV like an hour ago. Kicks from replies.

/I grew up outside Detroit and never heard of him either, my dad used to play clubs there back in the day and never mentioned him
 
2012-09-18 10:47:48 PM  

Gough: Great_Milenko: Gough: I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.
You grandfather wrote the Macarena?

That would have been nice. OTOH, I still get royalty checks 100+ years after he wrote it. Thanks to Sonny Bono and the Disney Corp.


so what song did your grandfather write?

/sorry, googlefu is not strong enough to find with with the info given
 
2012-09-19 01:37:54 AM  

ATRDCI: Gough: Great_Milenko: Gough: I thought this was going to be about my grandfather, whose sole musical composition made it to number #1 on the Billboard charts 47 years after he wrote it...and seven years after he died.
You grandfather wrote the Macarena?

That would have been nice. OTOH, I still get royalty checks 100+ years after he wrote it. Thanks to Sonny Bono and the Disney Corp.

so what song did your grandfather write?

/sorry, googlefu is not strong enough to find with with the info given


OK, but you'll find a lot of extraneous information about him. The song was, "It's All in the Game" He wrote the score as, "Melody in A"
 
2012-09-19 08:56:25 PM  
WHATS UP RIAA????... so many people had his album in South Africa... yet the record labels never told him.. Oh yeah by the way, we sold a TON of your product, here's your money.

Someone made a buck off this guy. At least he got recognition and some vindication... Sounds pretty good too :)
 
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