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doowopbob
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« on: July 09, 2018, 03:17:38 PM »

Just read on CNN.com that Tab Hunter died Sunday, July 8th.  He was 86.  Quite a career.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:25:47 PM »

RIP, Tab. Six weeks on the Billboard Charts in the Spring of 1957 with his "Young Love."  I preferred the Sonny James version which got released first and, I think, outsold Tab. Both were joint #1's. Rare.

Pretty good documentary on his life shows up now and then on cable. Think it's called Tab Hunter Confidential.
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Shandy
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:21:51 PM »

WOW, didn't think he was that much older than me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 03:01:39 PM »

WOW, didn't think he was that much older than me.

WOW! ! ! Shandy, I didn't know you are 86. You surely (and don't call me surely) don't look that old. Shocked, Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 05:40:56 PM »

Bill - I'll 86 you, LOL.  Don't think you've ever seen me unless you're on FB, but I'm the reverse of his age.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 12:54:42 AM »

Manager  was   same  guy  who  made up   names  Rock  Hudson,   Troy  Donahue,  and  couple  other for handsome gay guys.  . 
How things have changed--LA  Times  listed  Anthony  Perkins  &  ??  as  his lovers --yrs  ago.

Agree  Joe--James version  much better.  &  Hunter's  version so  upset  Jack Warner that he started  WBros  records.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 07:41:55 AM »

Manager  was   same  guy  who  made up   names  Rock  Hudson,   Troy  Donahue,  and  couple  other for handsome gay guys.  . 
How things have changed--LA  Times  listed  Anthony  Perkins  &  ??  as  his lovers --yrs  ago.

Agree  Joe--James version  much better.  &  Hunter's  version so  upset  Jack Warner that he started  WBros  records.

Tab sang it with all the emotion of what he was doing -- reading it for the first or second time, at the mic stand in the recording studio. Sounded totally disinterested.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 01:10:25 PM »

Agree  Joe.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 03:31:00 PM »

The original of "Young Love" was by Ric Cartey and the Jiva-tones, on a small Atlanta label.  It's pretty flat -- kinda like Tab Hunter with a twang.  Sonny James is the best version, no question. 

People tended to confuse Tab Hunter and Troy Donahue (who replaced him at that studio). Troy supposedly used to say "I'm the straight one," and Tab would occasionally obligingly sign "Troy Donahue" autographs. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 04:08:55 PM »

Interesting, Dan. Never heard that original of "Young Love."

I thought Tab came off well in that recent documentary of him. Before seeing that, I guess it was hard for me to get past his "Hollywood" name in terms of taking him seriously at all.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 05:16:34 PM »

Now that i  don't have to be   accused of being a homophobe--  Troy  Donahue  is described as gay all  over  the internet.  Same gay manager as Tab, Rock,Robert Wagner  &  Guy Madison.  Yes  Joe--  Wild Bill   Hickock.

As I  typed this I  realized that the word  'homophobe "  is itself homophobic because of use   of the now  forbidden--"homo"to describe gays.

No longer  proper  to  call  blacks  colored  or  Negro.
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