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(@vic-lewis-vl)
Illustrious Member

As in 100p = £1 in the same way 100c = $1

(I think!)

:) :) :)

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Posted : 01/09/2004 10:39 pm
(@slothrob)
Reputable Member

I had swome 45's with the clip on plastic piece, but then I got a record player that came with black plastic piece that slid over the center spindle and fit the large-holed 45's.
I still have a decent collection of 45's with some great old sleeves. I have a half-dozen XTC sleeves that fold out to become things like mini puppet theatres. Let alone all those great Plastic Ono Band photo covers.

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Posted : 01/09/2004 11:44 pm
(@vic-lewis-vl)
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RE - Plastic Ono Band - did you ever look at Lennon's hairstyle on the cover of Mind Games (The Single) and then turn it sideways.......

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Posted : 04/09/2004 2:41 am
(@nicktorres)
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No offense intended, it's just good alliteration is so hard to come by now days.

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Posted : 07/10/2004 1:08 pm
(@thejackal)
Trusted Member

What about no such thing as plastic bottles.

Everything came in glass.

Best bottle of coke I ever had. Ice cold glass bottle.

Then you could return the bottle and get 10c. In AUS anyway. We'd collect as many as we could then go to the corner shop and buy lollies (candy) that were all 1c each. I look now and they are like 10c a go. You only ever needed to find 10 bottles to live like a king. Now you dont even get the refund. lol

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Posted : 07/10/2004 7:23 pm
(@vic-lewis-vl)
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I remember desperately trying - as a very young teenager - to drag bedtime out till 9.00 on a tuesday night - there used to be a political forum programme on called "World in Action"......I loved the theme music - only found out a few months ago it was "Nantucket Sleighride" by Mountain........asked about this before, if someone can find me a good tab for this you'll be my friend for life............tried working it out myself, still haven't got too far.........!!!!!

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Posted : 14/10/2004 1:01 am
 Narn
(@narn)
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Here're a bunch of tabs options. I have no idea if any of them are any good though.

http://www.tabrobot.com/cgi-bin/tsearch.pl?terms=mountain&mode=group&direct=1

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Posted : 14/10/2004 1:01 pm
(@vic-lewis-vl)
Illustrious Member

Thanks, Narn, the first one I looked at....on Ultimate guitar.......seems reasonably close.....

:) :) :)

Vic.

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Posted : 14/10/2004 7:18 pm
(@rodders)
Noble Member

Aaaaaaaah Mountain
Takes me back to all night parties, Prawn cocktails, Afgan coats the smell of Morocco'n gold.

I love the intro to Long Red on the Live album the first thing I tabbed out for myself

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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Posted : 29/10/2004 8:24 pm
(@dogsbody)
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I remember your afgan coat Rod!

The hound was still in it, well it smelt that way.

But seriously folks,

My first LP (The Beatles of course!) `A Hard Day's Night' bought from Carol's record shop in Cirencester in 1970. A major purchase then £4-11s-6d.

We didn't have a record player until Rod got a Bush mono autochanger for his birthday that year. So we only started our record collecting then.

Total weekly wage after tax £7-10s-0d, minus 15 shillings to my parents for board and lodging. Yes, you had to save up to by an album then! How things have changed.

I also bought my first guitar there (A full weeks wages!!!!) it was right handed three quarter size and being a lefty I gave up in dispair trying to play it a few months later.

Happy days

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)

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Posted : 04/11/2004 7:27 pm
(@greybeard)
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I believe that I have something even rarer - A Hard Day's Night on 1/4" reel-to-reel tape in it's original box.

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
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Posted : 05/11/2004 7:02 pm
(@rodders)
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Well don't delay get it on EBay

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
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Posted : 05/11/2004 7:26 pm
(@vic-lewis-vl)
Illustrious Member

£4-11-6d for an LP in 1970?

I bought "Quo" by Status Quo in 1974, still has the price sticker on the cover....one of those you try to take off, it takes half the cover with it... that was £3.10, first time I ever paid more than three quid for an album - out of £15 (roughly) wages....

Just imagine, LP's cost more than 20% of your wages.........!!!!

And the 70's were the good old days? They may have been fun, but they were bloody expensive...!!!

:) :) :)

I think they saw you coming there, Chris...!!!

Vic.

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

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Posted : 05/11/2004 7:48 pm
(@dogsbody)
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Hi vic,

I think your right but it was my first purchase, time may have blurred my memory by a few shillings. I did have to order it from Carol's (all right I was six years to late for the first pressings).

Carol's music shop was a tiny family concern mostly interested in selling sheet music, Burt Weedons learn guitar in seven days and cheap instruments.

Your probably fed up with all this. But you wern't doing a Paul Macartney the other day were you? Remember Abbey Road and the VW Beetle number plate 28 IF. The Paul is dead scandal.

Sorry Vic maybe thats not funny. But I'm damn glad your not dead.

Cheers

Chris

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)

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Posted : 06/11/2004 12:08 pm
 Celt
(@celt)
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I bought my first brand new guitar in 1973. A black Fender Stratocaster
with a maple neck. She is still my main axe.

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