This wasn't quite as awkward as I'd expected from what I'd heard. Still funny though
20 years on I would agree but at the time the BBC was still clinging on to its Reithian values and auntie knew best as far as things like this were concerned. Hence broadcasters like Gloria who were loved by the heirachy at the BBC for being prim and proper etc were seen as being a beacon for correctness.
I reckon IA realised this and, to be fair, Gloria fell right into his trap.
It's still a puzzle as to how John Peel was able to retain his programme right up to his passing.
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JTull 007: I really wish to be 16 one more time. Then I would buy every TULL shirt and poster from the 1973 tour.
Jul 26, 2015 13:15:44 GMT
maddogfagin: 20 would be my choice - see the original line up again And also to avoid a couple of the rubbish jobs I've had
Jul 27, 2015 8:27:06 GMT
nonrabbit: There's a quite a few songs written or lines that I bet are an embarrassment to the writers now... see the lyrics to Young Girl ..Gary Puckett
Jul 27, 2015 9:56:16 GMT
nonrabbit: What a crappy Summer we've had weather wise. Blast you to hell Jet stream!!!
Jul 27, 2015 10:28:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Purchased some garden furniture two weeks ago - so far used it once due to the inclement weather
Jul 27, 2015 14:35:55 GMT
nonrabbit: You should have purchased a boat.
Jul 27, 2015 16:48:14 GMT
maddogfagin: Or at least a sturdy pair of galoshes
Jul 28, 2015 12:43:01 GMT
JTull 007: When I first heard "Young Girl" on the radio, I was too young to care. Then I started dating one and everyone would stare... My brother said "Can't you get one your own age" ... I said... "Nope"
Jul 28, 2015 14:09:02 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Now I feel bad! I didn't mean to point out the "seventeen" bit, only the very suggestive lyrics in general, especially 'landing strip', which possibly refers to something, at least here in America. I realize 16 is the age of consent in England.
Jul 28, 2015 21:28:09 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Also, it's sort of a tradition in rock music anyway. The Beatles, "she was just 17", Ringo's "You're 16, your beautiful and your mine", plus the Stray Cats "Sexy and 17", and Joan Jett's "He must've been about 17, etc.
Jul 28, 2015 21:30:09 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Personally I love Ian's sexual innuendos, most of which I never picked up on when I was a Tull sprout. I married a 19 yr old young lady when I was 32. Many people balked at that. But I was in love, though she wasn't.
Jul 28, 2015 21:31:35 GMT
FrontDoorAngel: Donovan had a bit of a to-do about his lyric, "I'm just wild about fourteen," though he wasn't speaking of a girl's age; Robert Plant had to explain his "She is only 3 yrs old & that's a real fine way to start." It was about his daughter, of course!
Jul 28, 2015 21:38:46 GMT
JTull 007: There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure, 'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings. In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings, Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven...
Jul 28, 2015 23:02:27 GMT
JTull 007: LOL! I still love LED ZEPP... UN-Ledded ... or Page and Plant... or The Honeydrippers... or Strange Sensation... or Alison Krauss... or Band of Joy... or Sensational Space Shifters... or LED ZEPPELIN
Jul 29, 2015 0:02:58 GMT
maddogfagin: You like Led Zepp then
Jul 29, 2015 11:34:35 GMT