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Old 05-18-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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subject "Sundown" in 1974 jukebox website link
This is a new small talk thread as I want to go off topic a lot
Originally Posted by Dave, Melbourne,Australia View Post
A friend in New York State just emailed me a series of Jukebox website links playing 20 songs from each year between the 1950s and 1979. Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" is included in the 1974 link.
WOW That "jukebox" website is an uncredible find Dave
In fact
reveals that there is a 20 song jukebox for each year
between 1955 and 1995
and all songs from each year are playable in full
and therefore includes the great pivotal year of 1957
Elvis' Jailhouse Rock
The Everlys' Wake Up Little Susie
Buddy Holly and The Crickets That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy AND Peggy Sue
but it omitted Paul Anka's Diana
plus there is an interesting selecton of links to youtube videos of old performances
under the listing headed
BLaSTs FroM The PaST"
you can spend/waste a lot of time on that website reliving the past including
which fails to omclude IYCRMM but does feature the complete 8:02 recording of Stairway To Heaven by Led Zep
and the version of Me and Bobby Magee by the IMHO vastly overrated Janis Joplin
I also enjoyed
Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother
I mentioned Led Zeppelin's hit above and Australian's wilI I trust be proud of the
version by their esteaming countryman, wit and painter Rolf "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" Harris

that version includes an appearance by the mysterious "Miss Given" who brings on a didgeridoo
Another youtube video has the original record as an accompaiment to a dazzling display of Rolf's art


if you click the video title on the second video you will open the youtube page where you can read
the lyrics and this description
Rolf Harris and Stairway to Heaven Rolf Harris recorded Stairway to Heaven in 1993 ... when he covered Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven when it reached number 7 in the British singles chart. Rolf had never heard the original until after he recorded it although he had the sheet music to read from. Rolf has said that he was not taking the piss out of Zeps hit as he had never heard it. He uses his wobble board and an accordion accompanies throughout the song giving a beautiful harmony with a digeridoo played by Rolf, just past the middle of his rendition.
I have used a lot of Rolfs fantastic art, my favourite being ~Tessa Through the Blue Gums~ which I messed about with a bit to fill the YouTube frame. Hopefully I have named them all correctly whilst placing the name on the part of the art that I have added or mirrored.
I remember Rolf painting with a four inch decorators paint brush on paper or board that was higher than him, depicting a scene from the song he was singing ... this was one of the best bits of his tv spectacular and I am sure one or two of these paintings are from those shows
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