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Old Jun 08, 2010, 07:15 AM   #1
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Smile Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich

And the award for the strangest band name goes to...

On a slightly more serious note, I enjoy their spirited music and fun personalities very much. Who can forget their legendary, whip-lashing performance of 'The Legend of Xanadu' on Top of The Pops in 1968 . What is your favourite song?


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Old Jun 08, 2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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I like most of their songs but my favourite is Zabadak!
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Old Jun 08, 2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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Hello Nowhere Anne

Oh, I'm sorry, but I don't know the song "The legend of Xanadu" ?? But I remember very well the song "Zabadak" . It's true that they have unusual names...

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Old Jun 08, 2010, 11:35 PM   #4
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I love them. I used to have a challange with a few friends who could pronounce the band's name the fastest which was good fun.

I would say Don Juan is my favorite.
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Old Jun 09, 2010, 01:50 AM   #5
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Talking Zabadak, Karakakora kakarakak, Zabadak, Shai shai skagalak…

... anyone care to translate, please? Only joking, it makes perfect sense to those whose speak the zany language of DDDBMT!

Thank you to everyone who has given their views so far. I also like 'Hold Tight':

"Hold tight, count to three,
Gotta stay close to me,
And hold tight, sing and shout,
Just ride my round-about..."

I'd like to have a ride on Dave Dee's round-about.


Hello Snoopy, check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuJ4GIXB5Uc


What do you make of it? Isn't Dave Dee one of the most eccentric Sun-sign Sagittarians that you've ever seen?
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Old Jun 11, 2010, 10:10 AM   #6
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I only know "Hold Tight" because it was in a Quentin Tarantino movie, but I quite like it. I've always wanted to hear more of their stuff.
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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these guys are legends

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Old Jun 18, 2010, 04:56 AM   #8
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these guys are legends
... how right you are! Thank you for posting the YouTube clip! It is always a pleasure to watch it. I also enjoyed reading the TOTP captions, particularly the part when it said: "In 1962 they made their name in the beat clubs of Hamburg". They have something in common with the Beatles!

Ahhh... I really like the introduction to the song when Dave Dee speaks in sultry Spanish and dramatically whispers "Esta es la leyenda de Xanadu" (which, I think, means 'This is the legend of Xanadu'). If he was there, I certainly wouldn't mind returning to that "black barren land" because he won both the duel AND my heart in Xanadu! Just the sound of the music makes me want to smile and I especially like it when he swiftly sings:

"And the foot prints leave no traces,
Only shadows move in places where we used to goooo,
And the buildings open to the sky,
All echo in the vultures cry as if to shoooow".

Ohhh... amor!
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 02:56 AM   #9
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Does anyone else have a special liking for a particular member of this group?

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Old Nov 09, 2010, 04:46 AM   #11
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Default Another BRILLIANT hit from the fab five...

I partcularly love seeing them slide backwards down the stair bannister at 1 min 13 seconds! What athletic, supple lads they were!!

"Ah, save me, save me from myself now.
Save me, save me from myself now.
Save me, save me from myself.

Save me, oh yeah...
Save me, save me!"

Ohhhhhhhhh, save me from gorgeous DAVE DEE now!



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Old Nov 30, 2010, 05:35 AM   #12
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Smile Dozy's birthday on 27th November

I hope Dozy had a great birthday last weekend!

I read that “Dozy” is a Dutch surname. Do you know if this is correct, FPSHOT?

Born on 27th November in 1944, he is now 66 years old but, remarkably, he doesn’t look a day older than when he first performed his favourite DDDBMT song, ‘Hold Tight’, while balancing and bass playing on a fast-moving merry-go-round in 1965:



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Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:02 AM   #13
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Exclamation Dave Dee (17th December 1941 - 9th January 2009)



It would have been Dave's birthday tomorrow. I would like to express my appreciation of this great showman. He is sadly missed and will never be forgotton.

This is an interesting article...


Dave Dee - Former policeman who surfed the 1960s pop-wave as front man with Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...462dd21fa901,0

This part made me smile: "At 13 he played in a skiffle group and later sang in a Salvation Army choir, an experience he claimed cost him his virginity with a teenage comrade "dressed in the full uniform, including stockings and suspenders – the whole works"."

He was a legend in many ways...
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The Legend of Xanadu is a great song because of the whip and the spoken word bit.
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There is a chihuahua named Dozy and a sweet beagle hound named Daisy. She's a tri-color beagle like my dog.
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There is a chihuahua named Dozy and a sweet beagle hound named Daisy. She's a tri-color beagle like my dog.
Awww... sounds cute! May I ask, what is your dog named?
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Love the Spanish guitar integration! (1st video)

They'd make great mariachis! I love mariachis!

Great hair - Harrison-like mops!
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Love the Spanish guitar integration! (1st video)

They'd make great mariachis! I love mariachis!

Great hair - Harrison-like mops!
Glad you approve of Mr. Dee and co.

Maybe you'll enjoy Dave Dee's 1970 solo hit too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAZ8MZeC8_I


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