Voices by Dorothy Davies

EXTRACT FOR
Voices 
(Dorothy Davies)


This book is divided into four sections, namely:-

Pop Mania
Country Roads
Colour Me Blues
Jazz Inc

SECTION 1 - POP MANIA

A COLLECTION OF REMINISCENCES BY POP ARTISTS

With the help of Brian Jones and Gene Pitney




POP MANIA

Grateful thanks:
To Brian Jones and Gene Pitney for their help in bringing the people to me so they could speak about their lives, deaths and afterlives.
To Mary Holliday for her invaluable input in this extraordinary book
To Terry Wakelin, still the rock and anchor in my life;
To my spirit companions for laughter and more love than a human could ask for.
Most of all, to the many artists who took time out from their spirit lives to come and talk.

A small admission here, one that occurred to me just about the time I was thinking of wrapping this book up. Back when I was a pre- and very young teenager, I sent a letter to a teen magazine to ask whether any of the stars on the enclosed list would come to my birthday party. I had a charming note back saying they would be too busy to come.

It’s time to say… thinking about it, all the names on my list have now come to see me, now they have time (and so do I) to talk with them. Wishes can come true, you just need to believe…

The artists who have left messages in the order they arrived: (The titles are the songs they chose for their message heading.

2006:
Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody

2007:
Brian Jones - Ruby Tuesday
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

2008:
John Lennon - Imagine
Del Shannon - Runaway
Billy Fury - Wondrous Place
Gene Pitney - Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Rick Nelson - Hello Marylou
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
Alma Cogan - Hernando’s Hideaway
Marc Bolan - Ride A White Swan
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Jim Morrison - Riders On The Storm
Buddy Holly - That’ll Be The Day
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) - Yesterday’s Dreams
Otis Redding - (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
Sam Cooke -You Send Me
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Cass Elliot - Monday, Monday
Johnny Ray - Just Walking In The Rain
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Ike Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
Frankie Laine - I Believe
David Whitfield - Answer Me
Frankie Vaughan - Green Door
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace

2009:
Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
Anthony Newley - I’ve Waited So Long
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

2010:
Harry Chapin - W O L D
Mel Appleby - Respectable
Karl Mueller - Runaway Train
Flanders and Swan - The Hippopotamus Song
Nat ‘King’ Cole - Unforgettable
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
Kirsty McColl - Walking Down Madison
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
Alan Breeze - I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
Michael Hutchence - Need You Tonight
Marie Lloyd - The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3

2011:
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Kurt Cobain - Smells Like Teen Spirit
John Walker - No Regrets
Phyllis Hyman - Never Say Never Again

2012:
Richard Manuel - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Robin Gibb -Massachusetts
Shannon Hoon- No Rain

2013:
Max Bygraves Tulips From Amsterdam

2017:
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Levi Stubbs – Look Of Love
Vesta Victoria – Waiting At the Church

2018:
Chuck Berry – Maybelline
Michael Jackson - Thriller


2006


Bohemian Rhapsody

Freddie Mercury

5th September 1946 – 24th November 1991

In 2006 I bought tickets for a Queen Tribute evening for my friend Mary and myself.
The next time I visited Mary, she pulled a video from the shelf and said, “Let’s watch the real thing, shall we?”
As we were watching Freddie parading across the stage, every inch the showman, we became aware of someone standing behind the sofa where we were sitting. I asked who it was and got “guess.” We tried our usual Twenty Questions but the person got impatient and said right in my ear, “you’re looking at him!” I jumped so hard it hurt!
He watched for a while and then said “show-off, wasn’t I?” and I said “No, showman, not show off.” He seemed pleased with that.
Freddie came and went for a while; then I heard from a medium that he had taken on the task of helping young musicians and singers who were making their demo tapes, work he could and does do very well.
I still get visits from this charismatic beautiful man; he drops by to see if I am all right, to exchange a few words and then he is gone again, back to his first love, working with music.
There has not been a direct message from Freddie. I know well that he resented his early passing, he hated the disease which took him, he wished for much more time on this side of life and a chance to do all the things he really wanted to do. It seemed to him he was cut down in his prime although he accepts it was his time to go. He appreciates the fact that the music lives on, he smiles at the ‘tribute’ bands and hopes they keep Queen music alive but, as he says, they will never replace the real thing.

Voices by Dorothy Davies

EXTRACT FOR
Voices 
(Dorothy Davies)


This book is divided into four sections, namely:-

Pop Mania
Country Roads
Colour Me Blues
Jazz Inc

SECTION 1 - POP MANIA

A COLLECTION OF REMINISCENCES BY POP ARTISTS

With the help of Brian Jones and Gene Pitney




POP MANIA

Grateful thanks:
To Brian Jones and Gene Pitney for their help in bringing the people to me so they could speak about their lives, deaths and afterlives.
To Mary Holliday for her invaluable input in this extraordinary book
To Terry Wakelin, still the rock and anchor in my life;
To my spirit companions for laughter and more love than a human could ask for.
Most of all, to the many artists who took time out from their spirit lives to come and talk.

A small admission here, one that occurred to me just about the time I was thinking of wrapping this book up. Back when I was a pre- and very young teenager, I sent a letter to a teen magazine to ask whether any of the stars on the enclosed list would come to my birthday party. I had a charming note back saying they would be too busy to come.

It’s time to say… thinking about it, all the names on my list have now come to see me, now they have time (and so do I) to talk with them. Wishes can come true, you just need to believe…

The artists who have left messages in the order they arrived: (The titles are the songs they chose for their message heading.

2006:
Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody

2007:
Brian Jones - Ruby Tuesday
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

2008:
John Lennon - Imagine
Del Shannon - Runaway
Billy Fury - Wondrous Place
Gene Pitney - Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Rick Nelson - Hello Marylou
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
Alma Cogan - Hernando’s Hideaway
Marc Bolan - Ride A White Swan
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Jim Morrison - Riders On The Storm
Buddy Holly - That’ll Be The Day
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) - Yesterday’s Dreams
Otis Redding - (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
Sam Cooke -You Send Me
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Cass Elliot - Monday, Monday
Johnny Ray - Just Walking In The Rain
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Ike Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
Frankie Laine - I Believe
David Whitfield - Answer Me
Frankie Vaughan - Green Door
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace

2009:
Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
Anthony Newley - I’ve Waited So Long
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

2010:
Harry Chapin - W O L D
Mel Appleby - Respectable
Karl Mueller - Runaway Train
Flanders and Swan - The Hippopotamus Song
Nat ‘King’ Cole - Unforgettable
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
Kirsty McColl - Walking Down Madison
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
Alan Breeze - I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
Michael Hutchence - Need You Tonight
Marie Lloyd - The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3

2011:
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Kurt Cobain - Smells Like Teen Spirit
John Walker - No Regrets
Phyllis Hyman - Never Say Never Again

2012:
Richard Manuel - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Robin Gibb -Massachusetts
Shannon Hoon- No Rain

2013:
Max Bygraves Tulips From Amsterdam

2017:
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Levi Stubbs – Look Of Love
Vesta Victoria – Waiting At the Church

2018:
Chuck Berry – Maybelline
Michael Jackson - Thriller


2006


Bohemian Rhapsody

Freddie Mercury

5th September 1946 – 24th November 1991

In 2006 I bought tickets for a Queen Tribute evening for my friend Mary and myself.
The next time I visited Mary, she pulled a video from the shelf and said, “Let’s watch the real thing, shall we?”
As we were watching Freddie parading across the stage, every inch the showman, we became aware of someone standing behind the sofa where we were sitting. I asked who it was and got “guess.” We tried our usual Twenty Questions but the person got impatient and said right in my ear, “you’re looking at him!” I jumped so hard it hurt!
He watched for a while and then said “show-off, wasn’t I?” and I said “No, showman, not show off.” He seemed pleased with that.
Freddie came and went for a while; then I heard from a medium that he had taken on the task of helping young musicians and singers who were making their demo tapes, work he could and does do very well.
I still get visits from this charismatic beautiful man; he drops by to see if I am all right, to exchange a few words and then he is gone again, back to his first love, working with music.
There has not been a direct message from Freddie. I know well that he resented his early passing, he hated the disease which took him, he wished for much more time on this side of life and a chance to do all the things he really wanted to do. It seemed to him he was cut down in his prime although he accepts it was his time to go. He appreciates the fact that the music lives on, he smiles at the ‘tribute’ bands and hopes they keep Queen music alive but, as he says, they will never replace the real thing.

EXTRACT FOR
Voices 
(Dorothy Davies)


This book is divided into four sections, namely:-

Pop Mania
Country Roads
Colour Me Blues
Jazz Inc

SECTION 1 - POP MANIA

A COLLECTION OF REMINISCENCES BY POP ARTISTS

With the help of Brian Jones and Gene Pitney




POP MANIA

Grateful thanks:
To Brian Jones and Gene Pitney for their help in bringing the people to me so they could speak about their lives, deaths and afterlives.
To Mary Holliday for her invaluable input in this extraordinary book
To Terry Wakelin, still the rock and anchor in my life;
To my spirit companions for laughter and more love than a human could ask for.
Most of all, to the many artists who took time out from their spirit lives to come and talk.

A small admission here, one that occurred to me just about the time I was thinking of wrapping this book up. Back when I was a pre- and very young teenager, I sent a letter to a teen magazine to ask whether any of the stars on the enclosed list would come to my birthday party. I had a charming note back saying they would be too busy to come.

It’s time to say… thinking about it, all the names on my list have now come to see me, now they have time (and so do I) to talk with them. Wishes can come true, you just need to believe…

The artists who have left messages in the order they arrived: (The titles are the songs they chose for their message heading.

2006:
Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody

2007:
Brian Jones - Ruby Tuesday
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

2008:
John Lennon - Imagine
Del Shannon - Runaway
Billy Fury - Wondrous Place
Gene Pitney - Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line
Rick Nelson - Hello Marylou
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
Alma Cogan - Hernando’s Hideaway
Marc Bolan - Ride A White Swan
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Jim Morrison - Riders On The Storm
Buddy Holly - That’ll Be The Day
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Lawrence Payton (Four Tops) - Yesterday’s Dreams
Otis Redding - (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
Sam Cooke -You Send Me
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
Cass Elliot - Monday, Monday
Johnny Ray - Just Walking In The Rain
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Ike Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
Frankie Laine - I Believe
David Whitfield - Answer Me
Frankie Vaughan - Green Door
Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace

2009:
Perry Como - Catch A Falling Star
Anthony Newley - I’ve Waited So Long
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

2010:
Harry Chapin - W O L D
Mel Appleby - Respectable
Karl Mueller - Runaway Train
Flanders and Swan - The Hippopotamus Song
Nat ‘King’ Cole - Unforgettable
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
Kirsty McColl - Walking Down Madison
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
Alan Breeze - I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
Michael Hutchence - Need You Tonight
Marie Lloyd - The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery
Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3

2011:
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Kurt Cobain - Smells Like Teen Spirit
John Walker - No Regrets
Phyllis Hyman - Never Say Never Again

2012:
Richard Manuel - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Robin Gibb -Massachusetts
Shannon Hoon- No Rain

2013:
Max Bygraves Tulips From Amsterdam

2017:
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Levi Stubbs – Look Of Love
Vesta Victoria – Waiting At the Church

2018:
Chuck Berry – Maybelline
Michael Jackson - Thriller


2006


Bohemian Rhapsody

Freddie Mercury

5th September 1946 – 24th November 1991

In 2006 I bought tickets for a Queen Tribute evening for my friend Mary and myself.
The next time I visited Mary, she pulled a video from the shelf and said, “Let’s watch the real thing, shall we?”
As we were watching Freddie parading across the stage, every inch the showman, we became aware of someone standing behind the sofa where we were sitting. I asked who it was and got “guess.” We tried our usual Twenty Questions but the person got impatient and said right in my ear, “you’re looking at him!” I jumped so hard it hurt!
He watched for a while and then said “show-off, wasn’t I?” and I said “No, showman, not show off.” He seemed pleased with that.
Freddie came and went for a while; then I heard from a medium that he had taken on the task of helping young musicians and singers who were making their demo tapes, work he could and does do very well.
I still get visits from this charismatic beautiful man; he drops by to see if I am all right, to exchange a few words and then he is gone again, back to his first love, working with music.
There has not been a direct message from Freddie. I know well that he resented his early passing, he hated the disease which took him, he wished for much more time on this side of life and a chance to do all the things he really wanted to do. It seemed to him he was cut down in his prime although he accepts it was his time to go. He appreciates the fact that the music lives on, he smiles at the ‘tribute’ bands and hopes they keep Queen music alive but, as he says, they will never replace the real thing.

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