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BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?

Jerry Rasmussen 28 Jun 02 - 09:31 PM
JennieG 28 Jun 02 - 08:58 PM
Gloredhel 28 Jun 02 - 01:10 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 28 Jun 02 - 12:51 PM
Mr Happy 28 Jun 02 - 06:27 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 07 Aug 01 - 10:51 PM
Harold W 07 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM
Jeri 07 Aug 01 - 08:38 AM
fat B****rd 07 Aug 01 - 07:12 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 07 Aug 01 - 06:27 AM
Metchosin 07 Aug 01 - 03:27 AM
MichaelAnthony 07 Aug 01 - 12:51 AM
Ebbie 06 Aug 01 - 11:07 PM
harpgirl 06 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM
kendall 06 Aug 01 - 06:46 PM
Goody2Shz 06 Aug 01 - 01:37 PM
kendall 06 Aug 01 - 12:39 PM
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Trevor 06 Aug 01 - 07:53 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 09:31 PM

Jennie G: Now, I'm impressed! Forget all the other stuff... and it wasn't even your third cousin's third cousin, twice removed!!!! WAYTAGO!~!!!:-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: JennieG
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 08:58 PM

The Hobbiton village in the LOTR movie was filmed on my third cousin's cousin's sheep farm in Mata Mata on the North Island of NZ......how's that!!
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Gloredhel
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 01:10 PM

I read you post, Jerry!

I have no claim to fame, unless it's that Harry Truman was at my grandfather's college graduation (and they shook hands). Pretty pathetic, huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 12:51 PM

Let's see... some odd stuff. I did psychological testing on the first monkey into outer space at the Primate Lab at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She was the only female Rhesus monkey that didn't pick out and eat the eyes of the rat they gave her to see if she would accept it as her baby. All the other Mothers did. Don't you just love government funded research?

I was navigator on an iceberg when I was working on an ice station in the arctic. I have a certificate ackowledging that I crossed the Arctic Circle, slew the lemus, partook of Quack, and shall henceforth be known as Jerry Sikumme Arcticus.

John Lennon sent me the double album he and Yoko Ono recorded, before it was released to the public, and Ronald Reagan wrote me a nice thank you note for my first album on Folk Legacy because it included a song about his home town, Dixon, Illinois.

I also have most likely posted the last message on this thread before someone starts a new one, and no one will ever read this....:-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 28 Jun 02 - 06:27 AM

i once performed on stage with keith donnelly & bernard wriggly

& on another occasion played in a session with john kirkpatrick. he'd never seen a squeezebox like mine & said he'd never seen the name 'Popu' before.

i explained it was really a 'Popular' but the 'lar' had fell off!- he laffed his socks off!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:51 PM

I was at school with John two jags Prescott's son (Dave) John Prescott lives near my mum.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Harold W
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 10:34 PM

John Denver used to live on a street named for me in Starwood


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 08:38 AM

Dwditty, this is awful late, but Kurt Vonnegut lived on the street I spent the first 17 years of my life. I believe he moved away shortly after I was born, but the adult neighbors all remembered him.

My uncle worked with his brother, Bernie, specifically on Project Cirrus (cloud seeding).

Anybody else connected to Kurt Vonnegut Jr? (Maybe we can get into one of those "seven degrees of separation" games.)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 07:12 AM

Oh yeah, I used to stay with the guy who co-wrote Madonna's Ray of Light.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 06:27 AM

I bought a guitar once in Tam Harvey's flat ( he played with Billy Connolly in the Humblebums) he had a cat that liked to fly across the room and land in a bucket of water, it needed some help though. Oh and my dad once told the Duke of Argyll to fuck off when his dog nearly bit my hand off in Invererey. I was about 12 at the the time and all these people around couldn't believe what my old man had done.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Metchosin
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 03:27 AM

In 1969 I got thrown out of a pub in Munich during Octoberfest for being too drunk.

I talked briefly to Billy Bragg a couple of weekends ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 07 Aug 01 - 12:51 AM

A guitar I sold back to a music store was purchased by Tinsley Ellis.

Roger Mudd's wife worried about my college girlfriend's car's roadworthiness.

I gave a tape of an unusual version of Little Boxes to Peter Buck of REM (backstage in Atlanta) and talked about monkey boots with Michael Stipe.

My ex-roommate said "hello" to Bob Dylan (walking to a Nashville studio).

A musical acquaintance of mine was pursued by Dom Deloise.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Ebbie
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 11:07 PM

An ex sister-in-law went to school with Aldo Ray.

Steve McQueen called my best friend, "Baby".

Merle Travis played (and liked) my Martin.

I've had a sheltered life. Sigh

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: harpgirl
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 09:26 PM

oh my god dwditty!!! you must be from Indianapolis! I got a silver gravy spoon from Kurt Vonnegut's mother for a wedding present. My first mother in law used to date Kurt in high school. I bet you know one of my ex-husbands!!!! hahahahaha hg


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: kendall
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 06:46 PM

I gave Pete Seeger some throat lozenges, does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Goody2Shz
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 01:37 PM

Not that it is applicable to this forum...BUT...I am in the Billy Blanks TaeBo Infomercial AND a couple of the workout tapes.

Musical claim to fame? I used to do drugs with Janis Joplin. Does that count?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: kendall
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 12:39 PM

I was featured on the TODAY show in 1976.

Also had a spot on ON THE ROAD with Charles Kuralt


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Don Firth
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 12:18 PM

I've sung a lot of places, I've met eleventy-umpteen (by actual count) well-known folksingers over the years, and both of my sisters were national figure skating champions back in the Fifties, but none of that signifies here. My real claim to fame is that I know someone who had a one-line appearance in an episode of Northern Exposure.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Trevor
Date: 06 Aug 01 - 07:53 AM

My mother's cousin was a murderer. Noel Edmonds said he liked my wife's blouse. I went to school with Julie Walters. My son was almost run over by the queen. I fell in a stream on TV when the Beeb televised a moto-x about a hundred years ago. I won the West Midlands music festival under-10's violin section. I was the first and only person to fall off a horse at the first jump in front of the grandstand in my first x-country competition and the commentator made a much bigger deal of it than he needed to!


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From: kendall
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:55 PM

I played Wilf Carters custom Martin. (Montana Slim)
Elton Britt loaned me his guitar to do a number on tv.
Pete Seeger gave me a banjo lesson.

Tommy Makem took me to dinner (two different times)

At a party, Tom Paxton asked me to sing "Mooseturd Pie"

Went to dinner with Utah Phillips.

I gave Dave Mallett a guitar.

The Patons are old friends.

Gordon Bok is a close friend.

Seamus Kennedy came to visit me.

Eric Bogle likes how I did "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"

I did a humor workshop with Art Thieme in Hartford CT.

I've had many lucky breaks.


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From: DancingMom
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 10:16 AM

I got to steer the Staten Island Ferry once.

That same summer, I learned how to put a maraschino cherry, with stem, in my mouth, eat the cherry and tie a knot in the stem with my tongue (no hands!)

That was quite a summer.

The next summer I was part of a theatre group that set up the stage for a Gamble Rogers concert. We got to eat breakfast with him later. (sigh)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:56 AM

Bill Shankly used to live near me, our bass player joined T Rex and our drummer joined Cliff Richard.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: brid widder
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:29 AM

I've been at a party with a very pissed Dolores Keane...but I think that is a claim that can be made by a lot of people too


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: brid widder
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:26 AM

dorrie is right ...having been in a pub with Paul Heaton is a claim to fame for most of the population of Hull, and another reason to pity the poor catters who don't live here!..apparently there are a few.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 09:25 AM

Joni Mitchell said "Hi I like your jacket" [ remember Afghan jackets!] to me at a BBC TV recording, and all I could say was "T-t-t-t-t-HHH-ank-you" cos I was in love with her, and still am. Jock


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 08:53 AM

I played a rather famous (as in worldwide) theatre a few times, and evidentally have fans in Eastern Europe (A place I have never personally been).

It's a strange strange world.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Mudlark
Date: 05 Aug 01 - 12:44 AM

"Wha...how glad I am that this was refreshed as I missed it first time around. Where to begin...

Well, I and my dog were on the Kuka, Fran and Ollie show doing clever pet tricks with I was a kid and I met Bing Crosby on the steps coming out of the studio....what a thrill, my mother especially was never the same.

I was next up on open mic night at the Gate of Horn after Jose Feliciano (much older now, mind)...a very hard act to follow. I don't remember the first song I sang but came on strong with I Know You Rider after that...

And my pottery is sprinkled all over the globe, which still surprises me.

And I have a friend I visit often who lives in Putney, not very far from Ralph McTell. I probably came THIS CLOSE to seeing him on the High Street....

nancy


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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Aug 01 - 11:50 PM

Refresh ( My new claim to fame-I have met Sam Pirt)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 09:58 PM

Dorrie-cors I know where he lives, Ive bin to is ouse.;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Dorrie
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 07:20 PM

sorry i didn't mean to insult anyone but if u come from hull its generally ur claim 2 fame. I wasnt dissing there music. I was still impressed by john in hull sorry love dorrie xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 07:09 PM

Hmmmm, let me think... I danced at The Royal Albert Hall a couple of times and once at The Festival Hall.

My Dad worked in The London Docks during the war and helped make the Mulberry Harbours.

My Mum worked for Plessey During the war with the team that developed RADAR.

Tom Paxton laughed and sang along with one of my songs (Size Doesn't Matter).

I shook hands with Burl Ives.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 06:41 PM

Everyone?? Speak for yourself!! "Perfect 10" is one of my favorite songs ever!

Those anorexic chicks
Size 6
They don't hold no weight with me
Now and 8 or 9
Sure is fine
I like to hold something I can see...


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Dorrie
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 06:22 PM

Hey john in hull- sorry 2 b a poohead but every1 knows paul heaton but its still impressive-He lives on Marlbrough ave near y the back of my house. but well done - shame u missed beverly love dorrie xxx


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From: Harold W
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 04:31 PM

John Denver used to live on a street named for me.


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From: Skipper Jack
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 04:28 PM

Well Prince Charles shook my hand at the Swansea Shanty festival three years ago. (I was in the official welcoming line-up) But what gave me greater satisfaction was, that he stopped to hear my junior shanty group "The Nipper Jacks" singing on stage.

I also met The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Swansea Maritime museum when I was taking a class in a shanty workshop at the time. I was too busy with the kids to stop and talk to them!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 04:07 PM

Wow! My dad went to the same highschool as Bil Keane.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,SharonA
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 03:49 PM

Seventh cousin to James Michener (so I'm told).

Had a college English class with the niece of the man who draws "The Family Circus" comic strip (Bil Keane?)

Took a songwriting workshop with Bob Franke. He said my songwriting-exercise song was "masterful", but maybe he says that to all the paying customers?

Gene Shay, Philadelphia Folk Festival emcee, said I "write songs the way they ought to be written."

One of these years I might actually make a real CD!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: wdyat12
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 02:22 PM

Amergin,

Our Junior Varsity Team didn't rate any cheerleaders. Not too long after that faux pas I hung up my uniform and joined a rock band. We had plenty of cheerleaders then.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 12:38 PM

Kissed by Oliver Reed? Not bad, tho' I'd prefer Alan Bates. In actuality, I HAVE been kissed by Louis Killen...

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 10:41 AM

My wife's sister's husband's sister's son (are you with me so far?) is Ollie Knights, one half of pop acoustic duo Turin Brakes ("The new Simon and Garfunkel") who seem to be getting plenty of gigs and plugs in the press for their concerts and records recently though I've never heard them.
RtS (Is that plug OK boys,you know where to send the cheque, InOBU taught me all I know!)


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: CarolC
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 02:34 AM

Oh, you mean like one of those 'Where's Waldo' books? Cool.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 02:29 AM

I was there
You didn't look in the right place.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: CarolC
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 02:27 AM

Didn't see you in the calendar, GUEST,.gargoyle. Maybe next year, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 02:17 AM

It is a sad state of fame...

when YOUR personal claim...

is diseasedly based

on the deceased!


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Amergin
Date: 21 Jun 01 - 12:26 AM

the only touchdown? boy, you sure had a great team....it's pretty bad when the cheerleaders are better players than the jocks....


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: wdyat12
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 11:05 PM

I also scored the only touchdown during the entire 1962 football season at Needham Highschool on the Junior Varsity Team. I recovered a fumble on the first play after the half and ran 56 yards with little or no intereference from the other team. They won 6-0. It was a very long ride home in that bus.

wdyat12


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From: wdyat12
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:55 PM

I found true love after fifty.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Lyrical Lady
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 10:41 PM

I'm related to Jaqueline Bissett .

My new house is in the same neighbourhood as Randy Bachman from Bachman, Turner Overdrive and Valdy lives just 'round the corner.

LL


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From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 09:13 PM

Juggling Custard.


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Subject: RE: BS: My claim to fame - whats yours?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jun 01 - 09:10 PM

I have shaken hands with Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern (at different times -- as well as some Minnesota politicians you wouldn't care about.)

I once ran into Senator Paul Wellstone in my favorite bookstore. We exchanged a few words about the books we were buying.

The owner of this bookstore, when he was in high school, went to a Jewish summer camp with Bob Dylan.

I have visited in the home of my state senator, who once shook hands with Groucho Marx! (He has the photo on his wall.)

The funeral director who directed my father-in-law's funeral once dated Tammy Faye Bakker, before she married Jim Bakker.

My cousin was literally a face in the crowd in the movie, "A Face in the Crowd." She lives in Piggott, Arkansas, where it was filmed.

In high school, my best friend's biology lab partner was Sue Diller, daughter of Phyllis Diller.

Another friend's older brother was a high school classmate of Dick Gephardt.

In college, I lived in the same house with a guy whose cat ran away and was found by Muriel Humphrey, wife of Hubert Humphrey.


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