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trivia (n.)

"trivialities, bits of information of little consequence," 

as in

 

Tony Middleton once lived in Paris

 

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After recording for several years without chart success, he moved to Paris in 1962. Where he was featured, that same year, on Louis De Funès movie "Nous irons à Deauville" performing the hit "Oh Yeah, ah ah!" and acquiring a large following.

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

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not really Ed

thinking is not so much a quiz,  more a knock about  topic for people to quickly share artist trivia  that may have come across..

such as tony m actually once lived in Paris

 

 

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As well as appearing on the David Frost show, Gerri Granger featured on 'from David Frost & Billy Taylor, Merry Christmas' -

Bell Records ‎– Bell 6053.

 

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Jean Terrell had a puppy called Floy-Joy. It was around the time she was with Lynda Laurence and Mary (Mary's puppy was a gift from Flip Wilson).

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Tony Middleton lived in Paris. I didn’t know that, he told us PB was written with a Manhattan jazz bar in mind. 

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seeing as it is Motown's 60 yr celebration weekend...

In 1970 Diana bought the Beverly Hills mansion owned by Donald Factor, son of Max Factor the make-up king. Price $300,000.

Whereas, this was her childhood home on Belmont St, Detroit.

 

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although i knew Marvin Gaye had tried out for the Detroit Lions, I didn't know (until watching 'The Making of Motown' docu/film 30/9/19) The Lions were backup vocals on 'What's Going On'. 

BTW-Smokey revealed it was his favourite album he said [Sic]'nothing(no other album) before or since comes close'

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His first ever chart success was when he was lead singer with the Willows in 1956 they had a hit with "Church Bells May Ring".

TM Singing it live here.

 

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Linda Griner (Lyn Roman) was once under surveillance by the FBI who thought she might be Angela Davis.

 

soul Lyn Roman Griner  Baltimore Afro American   Oct 13, 1970

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Fluffy was brother of dancer/actress Lola Falana. (,mentioned In previous threads)

But you may not know that It was Barry Manilow who sung about Lola "she was a show girl"

 

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