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Re: Rare pictures

Postby PianoLidAgain » Tue May 05, 2020 10:39 pm

That makes me feel better. I may have overreacted to a strange Glenn Campbell cover. And am increasingly confident that the mystery guest is indeed Ken Gibson. Thanks.

Strange Glenn Campbell cover: https://youtu.be/7NjhxuDum-w?t=569
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Re: Rare pictures

Postby PeterC » Tue May 05, 2020 11:54 pm

Could it be this show?



50 years ago in 1969 CBC Vancouver presented a new summer afternoon series starring newcomers Mike Neun & Brian Bressler in “Town ‘n Country” and in this edition the guests were popular Vancouver singers Ann Mortifee and Howie Vickers (of the rock group The Collectors) with special guest Buddy Knox who sang This Time Tomorrow, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, and his two international hits, Hula Love and Party Doll. Other great songs include For Bobbie (John Denver song) and Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright sung by Ann, Colours (Donovan song) and Cycles (Frank Sinatra song) sung by Howie, closing with a Gordon Lightfoot medley of Early Morning Rain, Ribbon of Darkness, Bitter Green, That’s What You Get For Loving Me. Mike and Brian performed A Teenager's Dream. This show will be of interest mainly to Canadian viewers and anyone remembering the short series. Thanks for watching - hope you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Rare pictures

Postby PianoLidAgain » Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 pm

Yes! A short-lived and almost forgotten proto-"Mike Neun Show" explains a lot. Aside from the one youtube video I could find only one reference to "Town 'N Country" (an apt title but a probable trademark infringement as well.)

Feb. 23rd., the CBC-TV network will bow a ten week Sunday afternoon series to be called "Town 'N Country", with Ken Gibson as producer. The music will be country-flavoured but with a universal appeal. Negotiations are apparently underway to acquire the services of two relatively unknown young singer-comedians Mike Neun and Brian Bressler, as hosts.

Searchable pdf file: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/CANADA/RPM/60s/1969/RPM-1969-01-13.pdf

If they kept to 10 week plan, show would have run from Feb 23 to May 4 1969. And the proper Mike Neun show won't begin until Sep 21 1970. I would have loved to find these dates captured Jerry's tour through the Pacific Northwest in July of 69. Of course he could have made a special trip or recorded performance was held for Neun to return to work.
https://concerts.fandom.com/wiki/Jerry_Lee_Lewis_1960s

Aside from that cavil, I feel a lot of issues fell nicely into place here. Our ducks appear to be mostly in a row.
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Re: Rare pictures

Postby PianoLidAgain » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:33 am

Amadeu wrote:Jerry Lee on Vancouver Tv Show "Let's Go" late 60s
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PianoLidAgain wrote:Video mentioned by Amadeu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-H7rqh0biw

I discovered yet another short-lived Mike Neun show -- "In The Round" -- that lasted for 11 episodes in the spring of 1970 and more closely resembles the Green Green Grass environment. Duke Ellington appears to be playing the same piano with the peculiar tiger stripe veneer. https://youtu.be/UiL6UXR7CY0?t=1159

One source dates the broadcast as April 8, 1970: http://vancouverjazz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4443
However, wikipedia says the show didn't start until April 19: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Round_(TV_series)

As this is "Rare Pictures" thread: did anyone notice the little girl in the audience?

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Makes me wish she had a better seat. Also wish Jerry hadn't fouled up the lyric so badly. In a weak moment he replaces the song's big reveal -- "For there's a guard and there's a sad old padre/Arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak" -- with -- "I'm not crying' it's sweat running down there...(awkward pause)...there I was...(pause)...oh, forget about it child...(pause)...I'll be there at the green green grass home, I know." Good work, Jerry. It's so egregious that if it was a show that really mattered someone would have made him do it over again. I wouldn't be shocked to learn we're only seeing this video because it's someone's discarded outtake. Otherwise it's a video I very much like.
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Re: Rare pictures

Postby PeterC » Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:18 pm

Great research as always!

I'm fortunate in that I got to see/hear Jerry perform perfect renditions of the song twice: London 1980 (my first JLL show), and Cambridge 1987, with the latter even including harmonies by Kenny and Linda.
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