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Robb_K
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« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2018, 09:55:53 PM »

Is it possible that this site has become more of an OT nightmare since an OT section was included?   I think so.
At least we're doing this in The Off Topic section.   Grin
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« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2018, 08:00:13 AM »

How  about  golfer Gay Brewer.

Re  Seeger--Agree Shandy. Dylan  was  the  biggest  acoustic    folkie  before  Newport--Seeger saw  him then   as a traitorous,  incomprehensible  act.  And from Dylan--  where was   Pete's Thorazine?

Doc, you're probably right but ... Joan Baez sold a lot of records in the 1960-63 time frame. Likely, MORE than Dylan did. But, Dylan had the "protest song" audience; she did old English Childe ballads.
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« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2018, 11:48:37 AM »

Only Maynard that comes to my mind is jazz trumpeter, Maynard Ferguson. And, he was Walter Maynard Ferguson! Guess Maynard was a "cooler" name for a jazzman than Walter.

BTW, Ferguson and Dollard St. Laurent grew up in Verdun, Que together.

Does Maynard G. Krebs count? Grin
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« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2018, 11:52:08 AM »

How  about  golfer Gay Brewer.

When I grew up during the late 1940s and 1950s, "gay" meant "happy" and joyous, and nothing else.  Brewer was older than I, so, I suspect that he had no problem with that name.  Didn't he grow up in South Africa?  It certainly shouldn't have been a problem back then.  Not like if his parents had named him "Poof", "Poofy", "Fluffy", "Pansy" or "Queer Boy".  I guess the public recorder might have contacted the parents when they submitted those names, even without having a law analogous to the current German law.

Given names in Iceland are extremely restricted. There is a list of approved names. And that's it - except one can petition for an exception but they are not granted automatically. Far from it. The acceptance rate for exception request hovers around 50%. No "silly" names are permitted. Of course that does not stop peopled from taking on nick names. 
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« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2018, 05:31:05 PM »

Joe-I strongly disagree-Dylan  sales  exceeded  Joans   I would say  by  ten to hundred times  even before he went electric in 65.

[Done of course  by NOT checking Google]
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« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »

Joe-I strongly disagree-Dylan  sales  exceeded  Joans   I would say  by  ten to hundred times  even before he went electric in 65.

[Done of course  checking Google]

Am sure you're right. I know Dylan's first album did not sell well but "Freewheelin Bob Dylan" was a monster. Guess I was swayed by the fact every college girl I met in the early 60s loved Baez and her old fashioned folky stuff and had all her albums. Most hated Dylan. Guys were the opposite and I guess they bought more records.
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« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2018, 08:01:46 PM »

What a terrible  mistake--I meant to say by NOT  checking Google.  Seriously--the various oaths I have taken  forbid  untruths.

Its no fun checking--much prefer  asking u guys here. Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2018, 01:39:14 AM »

Robb - It's still rife in the music section because I think people are now forgetting where they are Wink
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« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »

Well, I just did my part in shifting the hockey to the Hockey thread.

Thank you.
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« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2018, 11:42:07 AM »

Always hated all the "folkies" - give me old time rock 'n' roll!
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