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Old 10-25-2007, 07:53 PM   #26
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Robert Goulet-born of Canadian parents in Mass.but back to Canada at 3 months of age..
He is awaiting a lung transplant at this time..
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #27
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I was sad to learn about Goulet's condition from your post, Char. He did those weird commercials for Emerald Nuts for this year's Super Bowl (when your attention lags in mid-afternoon, Robert Goulet sneaks into your office and steals your stuff ... so eat Em. nuts.)

My grandmother loved his voice, so I knew of him primarily through Flo Uffelman's music choices. He was wonderful in Camelot, which had his best performances until his cameo on "The Simpsons", singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" when booked into Bart's treehouse casino. LOL

He's hospitalized in a Los Angeles hospital right now. Can you imagine how rough it must be awaiting a lung tranplant with the air quality so impaired in the midst of all those forest fires? I know he'll be on oxygen, and the fires in LA county are under control now, but just knowing all that smoke is in the air must be scary.

In an unrelated event, my mom flies to LA tomorrow to visit my brother and his wife, who now live in Pasadena overlooking the Rose Bowl, and to attend the funeral of the son of a close friend who also lost her husband two months ago. Losing a husband (he was a Holocaust survivor, died of old age) and a son (age 53, brain cancer) within 2 months -- now that's a bad year.

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Old 10-25-2007, 11:27 PM   #28
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We have to thank Jesse Joe for posting his list of people who sung the lead in their High School muscials, but I was talking about real talent, not just people who get a few plays on a Canadian-run radio station in a 10,000-resident town and which has to run 50% Canadian content. :-) Easy JJ. I'm not flaming you; perhaps it's my fault I haven't heard of virtually anyone on your list except those mentioned before.

kd lang is a good addition tho. I missed her if she was listed before. Probably a few others too.

BTW, will my Paul Anka stamp work if I post a letter from NJ to a Canuck living in Tenafly? LOL I trade you one Paul Anka stamp for one Joni Mitchell, and I'll throw in a Connie Francis plus a 1910 Fruitgum Company, if you'll throw in Anne Murray. LOL

Speaking a bit more seriously, even with Gord, Joni, Bachman/Turner, Neil Young, et al., on Canada's roster, I don't think that approaches Sinatra, Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, even if Simon is partially discounted for growing up and getting his start just across the Hudson River on the NY side.

I'm pleased with the good responses to this thread. Thanks everyone.

What about local pride from other areas? John mentioned Texas, or Tejas, as he called it. Down there, they have "both" kinds of music -- country AND western. LOL


Lots of homegrown talent from the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. This evening, we were treated to James Taylor singing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Probably more up in Mass., than here in Connecticut...though many now call CT home - par with our State motto, "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" (he who transplanted sustains) those who call CT home include Michael Bolton, Meatloaf, Dan Hartman and many more. btw 'Meatloaf' and Dan Hartman are neighbors and close friends (Weston, CT).
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I spent the vast majority of my life in Detroit, so I could come up with quite a list, both including and beyond the obvious Motown recording artists. I don't admire all of the famed Motor City engendered performers (e.g.: Ted Nugent: Major Asshole). My list wouldn't rival the NJ or Canada lists posted here in length, but keep in mind we're talking one city, not an entire state or nation. It would be a rather impressive list in per capita terms.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:54 PM   #30
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... Easy JJ. I'm not flaming you; perhaps it's my fault I haven't heard of virtually anyone on your list except those mentioned before.

sorry, I just realized you were referring to me here and not Jessie Joe

absolutely never perceived you as flaming 'licked' comment was just a my lame stamp related pun...all the very best with the health battle and thanks for triggering an interesting thread...I'd be interested in polling as to what state breeds the most US talent, NJ outright?
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