Category:
Music

Frances Faye and Friends

An early tribute to polymorphous perversity.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 14, 2019 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Sexuality, 1950s

CĂ©leste Boursier-Mougenot

I believe we've seen the birds-and-guitars piece before, but not the others.







His Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 26, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Museums, Music, Europe, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Merry Christmas 2018!



Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 25, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Holidays, Music, 1950s

I’ve Never Wronged an Onion

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 14, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Music, 1920s, Eyes and Vision

Arthur Godfrey Sings MARIAN THE LIBRARIAN

An absolutely horrible version of a great song.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 05, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Libraries, 1950s

Yoko “Sings”



Let us know when you bail.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 30, 2018 - Comments (6)
Category: Annoying Things, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults, Music, 1960s

Parental Pressure

David Phillips was so eager to become a grandfather that in 1969 he built a 9-foot statue of a pregnant woman outside his house as a subtle hint to his son, Bill, and daughter-in-law that they should hurry up and start producing children.

I found a picture of the statue under wraps, but unfortunately not one of it uncovered. Nor could I find out if Bill Phillips and his wife ever did succumb to the parental pressure and hade children. But I did find out that he was a minor celebrity as a trumpet player. You can read his bio on the Canadian Encyclopedia. He was a founding member of the band Canadian Brass. The bio also reports a rumor that he played the trumpet solo on Penny Lane, which he didn't, but apparently he was famous enough as a trumpet player that the idea seemed plausible to some people.

Great Falls Tribune - June 4, 1969



Calgary Herald - June 6, 1969



The trumpeter who actually played the solo on Penny Lane was David Mason. See video below.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 27, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Parents, 1960s

Bass Guitar Suit

Created in 1974 by musician Dan Hartman and clothes designer Bill Witten, it supposedly transformed the human body, specifically the abdomen, into a bass guitar.

Source: F***Yeah Bass Guitars





Abilene Reporter-News - Oct 13, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 25, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Music, 1970s

Gunhild Carling

Jazz bagpipes.



Three trumpets simultaneously.



Her web page (Swedish).

Thanks to Jim Woodring.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 20, 2018 - Comments (5)
Category: Human Marvels, Music, Reader Recommendation, Europe

Sick Manny’s Gym

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 13, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Humor, Music, 1960s, Bodybuilding

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