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    Yes, that was nice you liked it. I had a student living in the same house as me at one time, and she would practice learning the flute, it was really lovely to listen to. She invited me out a few times, very nice girl. But we move on and lost touch.


    I am very selective in my music, and didn't like a lot of pop , rock and roll stuff, but I did have my moments. I don't see how anyone could compare Simon & Garfunkel to those two women mentioned above, Anne and Nancy Wilson. Simon & Garfunkel's music was so poetic. I think I'll post a few more favourites. . Beach boys bring back memories too when I lived in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    Ah, thanks @elderpiano - this is another favourite of mine. I love the 'surfing' sound.
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    At risk of being accused of revelling in the past, I hereby prompt a reminder that this thread was created for the purpose of 'Old' , Popular & Classical . So I shall post this great oldie. I think some old rock/pop groups were far better than the groups of today. In fact I found myself liking more American/Canadian bands than British. Not very patriotic of me, but that's how it is.
    Although we did have our talent.





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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    At risk of being accused of revelling in the past, I hereby prompt a reminder that this thread was created for the purpose of 'Old' , Popular & Classical . So I shall post this great oldie. I think some old rock/pop groups were far better than the groups of today. In fact I found myself liking more American/Canadian bands than British. Not very patriotic of me, but that's how it is.
    Although we did have our talent.





    Thanks, elderpiano - I didn't remember this till I started the video, then I did. I love it.

    And certainly, yes - this thread is about old popular music (say, 1940s till 1990).
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    This Elvis hit is based on an old German folk song which may go back to medieval times.
    The melody's lovely - I think it's a little spoilt with the oom-pah backing.

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    Lovely song from Elvis!

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    The Who


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    Ah, I love The Who - thanks, elderpiano!
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    This Elvis record uses a composition by Martini, also known as Plaisir d'Amour:

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    Paul McCartney's Yesterday - he woke up with the melody in his head - seems to have become instantly espoused by lovers of classical music and given conventional orchestration. Well no wonder - it's a beautiful melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    Thanks, elderpiano - I'd never heard this before, but the rhythm is really compelling.
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    I heartily dislike the Swingle Singers.

    However, since they're part of what I was talking about in the OP - that fashionable place where pop culture and classical music overlapped in the mid-twentieth century - I must concede that they are relevant to this topic.

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    Here's another arrangement of classical music for the 20th century pop market. This one is based on Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee.
    The arrangement fizzes with energy, and the boogieing on the video is fantastic.

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