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wizardfromoz

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Gosh, more good stuff for me to listen to while I am working tomorrow, thanks Tom, thanks Fishy.

Hey, Fishy, you and the folks might not believe this but I swear it is true. BTW nice set of lungs on that Russian fellow. :)

Back in Primary School, that was Grades 1 - 7 in my state of Queensland, I was in four (4) choirs - The Junior Choir, The Senior Choir, The Hymn Singing Choir, and the Choral Speaking Choir. I was a Soprano :p

When puberty hit, my voice deepened but I kept the high notes until I was 32, and you can believe that with that choral background, I had never made the acquaintance of "pitch demons".

In early 1990 I was diagnosed with COSA - Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Apnea, a health threatening issue associated with heavy snoring, and the recommended protocol at that time was surgery.

I had a 4-way surgery known as a UPP and SP - a uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty and septoplasty, which took out the little fleshy bit at the back of your mouth which vibrates when you speak and sing, out with the tonsils, out with a portion of my soft palate on the roof of my mouth, and straightening of a deviated septum.

Within 3 years or so, my body had evolved to return to its snoring state, so waste of time, but I had lost, following the surgery, my ability to hit the high notes, I still miss that 30 years on.

I used to sing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and as a party joke Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights, including her dance movements.

I also used to sing the following, released as a single in 1981 from their 1980 album, by Canadian band Loverboy, Mike Reno on vocals.




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Gosh, more good stuff for me to listen to while I am working tomorrow, thanks Tom, thanks Fishy.

I also used to sing the following, released as a single in 1981 from their 1980 album, by Canadian band Loverboy, Mike Reno on vocals.

Wizard
ahh LOVERBOY had total forgotten about them .......... ! ! !
The chicks liked them, so I liked them it was really simple.

From your link - with my old search history it gave a string of some pretty good tunes.





 

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Ok poorguy your link from Glenn Frey the heat is on a few from there yields something like this.
Not a bad run




I had to add this the A-10s go pretty good with KICK START My HEART
 

poorguy

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I'm really into air shows.



 

Fishy

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I'm really into air shows.
Good tunes cool vids -the oldest daughter has always had a plane obsession, she ended up with an Air Force man he was a mechanic for the A-10s he finished his career with 188th Wing "Hogs" out of Ft.Smith.

but back to the music - a few that have always held a special place.



 

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wizardfromoz

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Some sad news from our country's version of 60 Minutes Sunday night just passed, is that Olivia Newton-John is battling Stage 4 breast cancer.

Link is here

https://www.9news.com.au/national/olivia-newton-johhn-60-minutes-cancer-medicinal-cannabis-key-to-recovery/3fe1b1ce-f8dd-43fd-b534-d2f4000dfd1e

I am not inclined at this moment to post some of her amazing music and clips, because she is not dead and has a positive attitude.

I have followed Olivia's career literally for more than 50 years. I wish her, and her family, all the very best for the time that is to follow. Olivia will be 71 on 26 September (a day before my birthday).

Australia had two female artists who became the biggest female vocalists in the world - Helen Reddy, and then Olivia Newton-John.

Here's Helen Reddy.



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It was not just Helen Reddy's voice that made her so popular ......... she like Olivia was easy on the eyes.

My Favorite by Reddy

 

poorguy

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Not an Australian but a damn good singer imo.


 

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Another excellent group from 1970s.
Karen Carpenter was a fantastic singer.



 

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Live From Daryl's House


 

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Live From Daryl's House


 

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wizardfromoz

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It's pretty hard for me to get too much John Farnham.

Here's John, doing the best cover of AC-DC's song since them themselves



and then, AC-DC themselves, also Australian


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Still on all things Farnham, it seems.

John's best friend for many years has been his Manager, Glenn Wheatley, whom he calls "Wheats".

Wheatley, in turn, was guitarist for one of our early export groups, The Masters Apprentices.

Jim Keays (died 2014) was vocalist.

Here is one of their many hits, if you are of the right vintage you may recognise it.

Cheers all, it's Friday here, so

Avagudweegend


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The number 35 seems to have featured in my life many times.

By the time I was 35 I had seen 35 concerts. I had also seen two films - musicals, 35 times each.

One was The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Here's a track from it I enjoy


Cheers all and Avagudweegend

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