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Charlie
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« on: July 08, 2010, 01:20:27 pm »

I just found out that Tony Peluso, The lead guitarist for The Carpenters (my #1 guilty pleasure of all time) died last month at age 60. He is most famous for playing the oldies DJ on their Now & Then album and for that great guitar solo on "Goodbye To Love." You can see it on YouTube here:



Here he gives Richard Carpenter credit for inventing the power ballad.  The video is poor quality.  You'll need to turn up the volume to understand what Tony and Richard are saying.  Do you guys agree that this song could qualify as the first one?

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 03:25:15 pm »

I was reminded of a memory regarding The Carpenters.  Due to the fact that all of The Carpenters backing vocals on their recordings were Richard and Karen overdubbed about 800 times, when they performed on TV, they often mimed.  On one TV appearance, the band lip synched "Close to You," with the sax player holding his horn and mouthing background vocals along with Tony Peluso and the rest of "the band," including the drummer and bassist (Karen wasn't exactly the world's greatest drummer and didn't play drums that much on stage). 

My mom said, "My, either they are miming or all those fellows have very high voices!"

My dad, a musician, said, "It's probably a fake job, I hate it when people mime!"  Ever a purist, my dad was!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 03:51:44 pm »

My dad, a musician, said, "It's probably a fake job, I hate it when people mime!"  Ever a purist, my dad was!

If they're going to mime they should at least put on the white face paint first. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 03:58:38 pm »

My dad, a musician, said, "It's probably a fake job, I hate it when people mime!"  Ever a purist, my dad was!

If they're going to mime they should at least put on the white face paint first. Wink

True!  Also known as lip synching in some parts!  Grin
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