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Tomás Mulcahy wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:41 pm See- Nietzsche: Clapton is God.

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Arpangel wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:44 am
MixAndMatch wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:34 pm
Arpangel wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:33 am they only broke when Islands Chris Blackwell

He used to post on here I think.

Really? How interesting, seriously.

Yes. He was quite good on the drums too if I recall. How he found time to learn drums whilst running Island Records is, quite frankly, remarkable. Respect.
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Re: Common misconceptions of the music business

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Arpangel wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:44 am
MixAndMatch wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:34 pm
Arpangel wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:33 am they only broke when Islands Chris Blackwell

He used to post on here I think.

Really? How interesting, seriously.

Yes, Chris Blackwell used to post on here. But there's more than one Chris Blackwell in the music biz.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/316742-Chris-Blackwell-2

https://www.discogs.com/artist/30414-Chris-Blackwell
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James Perrett wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:14 pm Yes, Chris Blackwell used to post on here. But there's more than one Chris Blackwell in the music biz.

I guess you might call this a misconception of the music business :mrgreen:

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There are indeed at least TWO Chris Blackwells in the music business.

This is 'our' Chris, the extremely talented drummer, who has posted on the SOS Forums:

http://www.chrisblackwell.co.uk/Biography.html

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Martin Walker wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:52 pm There are indeed at least TWO Chris Blackwells in the music business.

This is 'our' Chris, the extremely talented drummer, who has posted on the SOS Forums:

http://www.chrisblackwell.co.uk/Biography.html

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Yes, I remember SOS Chris, he’s not the one I was talking about.
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Since the beatles came up. I have a question. Around the beatles there was the phenomenon of those screaming girls. I question whether this was completely organic, there might have been a certain amount of astroturfing going on to market them?
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Not sure what you mean by "astroturfing" but I don't think it was contrived and the band certainly did not like it, it was a large part of the reason they quit touring and playing live.
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Sam Spoons wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 6:32 pm Not sure what you mean by "astroturfing" but I don't think it was contrived and the band certainly did not like it, it was a large part of the reason they quit touring and playing live.

What I mean by that is that it was essentially a 'forced meme' that did not come about in an organic manner. As far as I understand the beatles were a central part in how youth culture shifted post war. I have the suspicion the images they mediaized were deliberatly created to shift things in certain directions. Dont get me wrong, the beatles might be the best rock band ever. Still I have trouble believing that this youth movement of extaticly screaming girls was completly organic. Just my impression.
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I think it was a natural progression, the Beatles got a following, the media reported on it and it snowballed. The teenage hysteria was a peripheral phenomena, related but not directly caused.
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Sam Spoons wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:31 pm I think it was a natural progression, the Beatles got a following, the media reported on it and it snowballed. The teenage hysteria was a peripheral phenomena, related but not directly caused.

I see. Maybe it just that I am too far removed from the whole thing. What is undoubtably true is that they had a huge impact on culture and still have. The whole thing is quite impressive. If it was a snowballing effect, we might not have seen anything like this since.
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They were part of the process that started with the early rock and rollers and the 'invention' of teenagers...
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