christine~ (eppylover) wrote,
christine~
eppylover

The Rolling Stones - Featuring Gene Pitney!

I've never been a great Pitney fan, but this was intriguing:
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AbbeyRoad.com Newslinks
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Update (4/6/06)


Just to recap, the basic news per Reuters News Service
was that singer Gene Pitney (click for earlier post)
was found dead in his hotel room Wednesday. Pitney was on tour in the UK.
The very last song he sang on stage in his life was
Town Without Pity (click title to download this song from YouSendIt.com, mp3 format 1023.80KB)

Like many celebrities for many years, he'd done the BBC's long-running "Desert Island Discs" show in March.
***Brian Connection:
According to   Victor Munoz   of   The Internet Beatles Album
    (Extra popup will show what happened in Beatles history Today)

On either 6 November or 18 November, of 1964 — they're not sure —
Brian Epstein recorded his first and only appearance on the BBC
Home Service programme `Desert Island Discs'.
    >Note: Anyone wishing Eppylover The Christine to search for and manually type out the details on Brian's appearance, the records he chose, etc. — she does know approximately where the info is located — from her library of research materials, you might well arsk.
The curious thing was, Gene was managed by the Stones' Andrew Loog Oldham and was also associated with a couple of Rolling Stones tracks that have long been circulating among collectors. You wouldn't have thought that of him.
Here's a bio that mentions part of the Gene Pitney/Rolling Stones involvement

Article about Gene on 'Desert Island Discs'
A short bio of Gene Pitney by Tom Simon
independent.co.uk article The hidden Gene
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