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Whatever Happened To Groupies

GUEST,Doc John 13 Oct 12 - 12:37 PM
Howard Jones 13 Oct 12 - 12:46 PM
GUEST,Stim 13 Oct 12 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,999 13 Oct 12 - 01:51 PM
GUEST 13 Oct 12 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler 13 Oct 12 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,Guest 13 Oct 12 - 07:45 PM
Beer 13 Oct 12 - 07:51 PM
Frug 13 Oct 12 - 07:57 PM
Beer 13 Oct 12 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,Eddie1 continuing sans cookie 14 Oct 12 - 11:34 AM
Kele 14 Oct 12 - 11:48 AM
Johnny J 14 Oct 12 - 12:15 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Oct 12 - 12:31 PM
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Subject: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 12:37 PM

What did happen to them? Are they now 'Bandies' since groups became bands? And when and why did that happen? Bands used to be jazz, dance, brass, silver, tin (I kid you not),big, Salvation Army, Billy Cotton etc. They often used to play in streets, parks and bandstands and sometimes wore funny semi-military uniforms. No strings attached: that was no sax please orchestras. Whereas groups were 3 planks spankers and chap banging away at the back, playing rock.So what did happen?


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Howard Jones
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 12:46 PM

As I'm just about to load up the car to go to a gig, I can't help feeling that I'd rather have roadies. Must be my age.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 12:56 PM

You've got the answer, Howard; when you get to a certain age, the groupies disappear. Sadly, the roadies do too.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 01:51 PM

At our age they're called Gropies, with apologies to Ron Bankley.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 02:26 PM

Ask Jimmy Saville!!


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 02:26 PM

The Groupies I remember were mostly the same lasses who are now protesting about sexual exploitation. As a contemporary observer, they were literally throwing themselves at "Artistes" and considered themselves lucky if they ended up leaving the gig with the one they adored. They were kids who didn't know what they were letting themselves in for and ended up being badly hurt. But then who can foretell the future?

May they receive peace.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 07:45 PM

This might be a subject that is best left be at the moment.

viz one J Saville and the young abductee who cannot now be named for legal reasons but was all over the media for a fortnight.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Beer
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 07:51 PM

They are still around,. There just in their sixties and seventies that's all.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Frug
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 07:57 PM

Ahh the days when they threw underwear at the stage ... they still do but its incontinence wear.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Beer
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 10:00 PM

Lol
ad.


Short story.
Back in the 70ties I went with my wife to see Frank Sinatra(had free tickets.) at the Montreal Forum. He came out singing on these stages that beautiful models walk on and the young ladies below (all silver haired.)were screaming. We were completely taken back to what we were witnessing. Yet understanding because we remembered our parents talking about the popularity of Frank when he hit the music scene. Much like Elvis that followed.
Hope this makes sense.
Ad.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: GUEST,Eddie1 continuing sans cookie
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 11:34 AM

Back in my "Once Upon A Time" days, I played in one of these groups that varied in size from a duo to a 7-piece depending on how much money was coming for the gig. We had a full 6-piece + vocalist gig in the Scottish Borders. Come 1.00am, the gig finished and the "musicians" (I use the term loosely) started packing instruments, amps, PA etc. The vocalist used the time to vanish behind the hall with a young "groupie" who had been giving him the eye all evening. He returned, just as we had finished loading the minibus with all the gear, wearing rather a self-satisfied smirk.
"Well," came the obvious question, "did you get it?" The smirk grew bigger. "I hope not." said the drummer, a medical student and therefore an expert on all matters of a venereal nature. "Didn't you see the bandage round her ankle? That means she's got a dose!"
This was, of course, a well-known FACT! and everyone agreed with the diagnosis. It was also well-known that fresh air was the best first aid. He spent the journey from Jedburgh to Edinburgh kneeling on a speaker cabinet which enabled him to dangle his manhood through the window, or, after 50 miles or so of freezing wind, hold it near the window as there was not much left to dangle.
It didn't finish there however. Boots The Chemist in Shandwick Place was open all night so a stop was made to allow the purchase of a bottle of Dettol. A cup was found in the back of the bus, this was ¾ filled with raw Dettol and he then immersed his member resulting in screams of agony and gusts of laughter.
Don't think I ever saw him again. I think he gave up singing and certainly gave up groupies.
I reckon the moral of the story for singers, dance callers etc is: Always help to pack up the PA and load the van!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Kele
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 11:48 AM

Ya'll just aren't hanging out in the right places.


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: Johnny J
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 12:15 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8CcwY76j8o


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Subject: RE: Whatever Happened To Groupies
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Oct 12 - 12:31 PM

I still have them ;)


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