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TOPIC: david essex
#682
andrew

david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
Am I the only bloke who likes david essex? because a lot of his cd reviews and book reviews are written by women. I've seen him live and that was packed with women; a few blokes were there but looked bored and just for the wife's sake.

My mum got me into him this time with the lps she used play, I saw him as my childhood hero for a few years, along with gary glitter. If people say " who was your hero?" and I say david essex, people laugh and call me a poof which annoys me because I ain't; so I hope I'm not the only bloke who likes david essex.

ROCK ON

His movies are good as well<br><br>Post edited by: JK2006, at: 2006/02/21 13:50
 
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#691
Manager Man

Re:david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
For awhile, he was the biggest thing around - not just music but a big box office star at the cinema too.<br><br>Post edited by: JK2006, at: 2006/02/21 13:54
 
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Kev
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Re:david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
What was that terrible film where he was a motor-cycle racer? Silver Machine or something? Worst ending to a film ever?!
 
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#705
andrew

Re:david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
silver dream racer is the movie; it is not that bad, come on.

That'll be the day is a good movie and stardust also.<br><br>Post edited by: JK2006, at: 2006/02/21 14:17
 
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I think it's all based on retrospect... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
If you lived through the times when he was so successful, with some very average songs, you would gain a dislike because he seemed to be everywhere and idolised by your peers for a reason you couldn't understand. If you just discover him via a back catalogue years later, as I have, you can pick out some superb songs at random. &quot;Lamplight&quot; is a great track for an early hit , yet &quot;Hold me close&quot; is bloody awful and that was a Number One.
It's no coincidence that in an era where picture sleeves were very rarely found on singles, everything he released from 1972-77 had a picture cover with his face or top half on! No other CBS act got the benefit of picture covers at the time.

His earlier stuff is very good, expecially the Tony MaCaulay singles on Pye.
 
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#771
Re:I think it's all based on retrospect... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
Maybe he could be the next Leo Sayer. I need to peruse his back catalogue....
 
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#775
Were you running Decca when David Essex was there JK? As for his back catalogue.... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
I don't know if any of his 8 60s singles are available on any CD other than the Tony Macaulay &quot;Buttercups and rainbows&quot; CD which I helped to compile.His 2 Decca singles from 1969 are very good.
I like his first 2 hits &quot;Rock on&quot; and &quot;Lamplight&quot; the latter being an attempt at being Marc Bolan and working, despite the lyrics !

Steer clear of &quot;me and my girl (nightclubbing)&quot; It really isn't nice.

Bob Stanley recently interviewed him and said it was a shock having grown up seeing someone as a teen idol everywhere you looked - then meeting him as a down to earth, friendly man in his late 50s.
 
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#780
Re:Were you running Decca when David Essex was there JK? As for his back catalogue.... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
I knew David and his manager Derek quite well but I thought they were on CBS.
 
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#781
martin K

Re:Were you running Decca when David Essex was there JK? As for his back catalogue.... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
Quick message for Nathan Jay.
&quot;Rock On&quot;, would hold it`s own in a remix brilliantly, it has a lot of space, and the delay on the bassline, with a dance beat, would be a floor filler in itself.Go Nathan go!!You will love working on it!
 
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Kev
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Re:Were you running Decca when David Essex was there JK? As for his back catalogue.... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
Sounds interesting, you gonna do it Nathan?
 
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#827
Lenny

Re:david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
David Essex the biggest thing in both music and movies? Not true. There were many stars bigger than him in both areas, he was mostly a UK star and never the biggest in this country. The Sweet, Gary Glitter, Slade, Elton John, Abba, etc all had bigger profiles on the charts both in the UK and worldwide. He was popular amoung his fans, proven by quite a few top 20 hit's in the 1970's, but to say he was the biggest thing around is not the reality of the times.
 
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#829
Lenny

Re:Were you running Decca when David Essex was there JK? As for his back catalogue.... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
I have to say i'm not a fam of Mr. Essex. I have heard almost everything he has ever recorded (even the pre-fame music and what he did after) and i find most of his work awful.
 
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#852
David Essex had 2 singles on Decca in 1969 JK, around the time you were chasing the women with an eel! 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
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#927
Martin K

Re:David Essex had 2 singles on Decca in 1969 JK, around the time you were chasing the women with an eel! 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
Hmmmmm...Chasing a women with an eel...tell me more somebody!
 
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I wrote and recorded the theme for a West End show called The Night I Chased The Women With An Eel... 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
starring two young actors called Pauline Collins and John Alderton who met doing it, fell in love, got married and remember whenever they play my song!
 
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#941
Manager Man

Re:david essex 14 Years, 4 Months ago  
None of the acts you mention were major film stars were they?

Abba made one docu-movie, and so did Slade .... but Essex was a big box office draw for a few years.

In that respect he was bigger (as an all-rounder) than any of the others.
 
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