Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

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Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:34 am

Charlie Drake - Lead Vocal
Sandy Denny - Backing Vocal & Tambourine
Peter Gabriel - Backing Vocal, Composition & Production

No joke this classic exists - https://youtu.be/mQbO9cCfHIc

Published on 24 May 2013
UK comedian Charlie Drake (1925 - 2006) released this odd single in 1975, featuring an unexpected array of musicians including Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Keith Tippett, Sandy Denny and Peter Gabriel, who produced and co-wrote the song! A contemporary promo sheet also lists Brian Eno as a player. An unusual aspect of the career of all involved. Phil Collins explained the recording on his website: ""It did indeed feature Robert Fripp, Percy Jones, Keith Tippett, me and Peter G. A friend of Pete's, Martin Hall wrote the song, or possibly co-wrote it with Peter, called You Never Know. Apparently Charlie Drake, who was a huge comedy star of the 50s and 60s, wanted to make a record. How he ended up with this line-up I have no idea! It seems the most obscure set of people to make a comedy record. On the day Charlie, who was quite small, turned up with a brand new denim outfit for his rock debut... it was quite touching to see him at it. Percy Jones and I were already in Brand X by then. The whole session was one of life's interesting snapshots!"" The single sank without a trace, and has never been reissued, except for an Australian Fairport Convention fan club cassette in the late 1980s.

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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by dan steel » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am

One for the purist. :shock:
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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Coyote Jim » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 pm

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People forget how "Big" he really was and stars still try to emulate him. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by dan steel » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:10 pm

Coyote Jim wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:06 pm
image.jpeg People forget how "Big" he really was and stars still try to emulate him. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:56 pm

dan steel wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am
One for the purist. :shock:
That would be called a super group today.

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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by dan steel » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:02 pm

Still reckon his best song was “ Please Mr Custer”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1RltqVK4I
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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm

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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:41 pm

dan steel wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:02 pm
Still reckon his best song was “ Please Mr Custer”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1RltqVK4I
No Please just Mr Custer.
Found that out just now. :smt023

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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Craig Lang » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:47 pm

His 1812 overture ain't to shabby.
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Re: Charlie Drake Sandy Denny Peter Gabriel Masterpiece: Did You Know.

Post by Coyote Jim » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:54 pm

Itchy Twitchy Feeling. :smt005
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