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Old 02-15-2017, 03:56 PM
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Gilbert O'Sullivan! That's right... Gilbert O'Sullivan

Tell me something I don't know about him!
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:58 PM
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Right now, he's alone again.

(Naturally).
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:15 PM
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He's not in my kitchen!
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:19 PM
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I've got his first four albums and some non-album singles. Oh, and a collection of early works.

Super-talented and more unknown at this point than underrated. Thing you don't know? Ever hear "Mr. Moody's Garden" and his other early material? Good stuff!
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:24 PM
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He had a rather disturbing relationship with Claire. (Joking! I know she was his niece and it was a perfectly cromulent relationship).
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:27 PM
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He had a rather disturbing relationship with Claire. (Joking! I know she was his niece and it was a perfectly cromulent relationship).
"Cromulent?"
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:58 PM
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Tell me something I don't know about him!
Did you know he used to be the voice of the AFLAC duck?
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:09 PM
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"Cromulent?"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cromulent#Adjective
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:14 PM
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Did you know he used to be the voice of the AFLAC duck?
I heard he played Iago the parrot in Aladdin.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:19 PM
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Dammit! That was gonna be my joke!
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:38 PM
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I bet you didn't know that Gilbert Oscar Sullivan (childhood nickname: "Gilbert O!") was a "replacement child" conceived and born in 1946 to fill the gnawing void left in the lives of the parents of the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, Iowa, who were all killed in the November 1942 sinking of the light cruiser Juneau.

Growing up as an only child in a house filled with mementos that belonged to brothers he would never know but whose deaths still weighed heavily on his parents' thoughts daily, he eventually drew on his feelings of isolation to craft the hit song, "Alone Again Naturally."

You'd be surprised how many people don't know any of that.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:59 PM
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Did you know he used to be the voice of the AFLAC duck?
Don't know if you're joking but I believe that was Gilbert Gottfried.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:01 PM
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I bet you didn't know that Gilbert Oscar Sullivan (childhood nickname: "Gilbert O!") was a "replacement child" conceived and born in 1946 to fill the gnawing void left in the lives of the parents of the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, Iowa, who were all killed in the November 1942 sinking of the light cruiser Juneau.

Growing up as an only child in a house filled with mementos that belonged to brothers he would never know but whose deaths still weighed heavily on his parents' thoughts daily, he eventually drew on his feelings of isolation to craft the hit song, "Alone Again Naturally."

You'd be surprised how many people don't know any of that.
I'll bet! Now do you know anything factual about early 70s pop star Gilbert O'Sullivan?
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:20 PM
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His real first name is Raymond.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:41 PM
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He married his Norwegian girlfriend Aase and they have 2 daughters.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:00 PM
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He once parallel parked a train.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:02 PM
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His name isn't Gilbert. You get to choose a name for yourself, you'd think you could do better than 'Gilbert'.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:20 PM
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His real name is Raymond, and "Alone Again Naturally" is fictional- his mother was alive and well when he wrote it.

His father was dead, but he'd been a mean drunk, and Ray didn't miss him.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:26 PM
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He had a rather disturbing relationship with Claire. (Joking! I know she was his niece and it was a perfectly cromulent relationship).
She wasn't his niece but his manager, Gordon Mill's daughter.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:30 PM
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His name isn't Gilbert. You get to choose a name for yourself, you'd think you could do better than 'Gilbert'.
Jerry Dorsey chose to be named Englebert Humperdink.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:44 PM
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He is playing the Bord Gais Energy Theater in Dublin tomorrow. It appears to be sold out.


mmm
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:52 PM
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Jerry Dorsey chose to be named Englebert Humperdink.
I cannot hear that name without thinking of that rather eccentric Doper deeward.

ETA: So I searched it and found that she was around FIFTEEN YEARS AGO! Now whose the rather eccentric Doper who can't let things go?

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Old 02-16-2017, 02:38 AM
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When I was a teenager I was into Gilbert's music as I'd grown up listening to it (my dad was a fan). I wrote to Gilbert and received a hand written response on posh paper with his own logo (some kind of whistling sun) at the top. Meant a lot to me at the time.
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:28 AM
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'Marry me Uncle Ray' is a lyric from Claire so I gues people knew that already. He suffered with agoraphobia for years which stopped him toyring, but thankfully that's no longer an issue.

My favourite - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=novlANCqtis 'We Will'
I love the way the lyrics tumble into each other and that he says 'I bagsy being in goal'! The chord sequence is fantastic to play - as are many of his songs - Nothing Rhymed is amazing - but this is the one for me.

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Sorry about the crappy sound in the linked video, but the (almost correct) lyrics was what I was after.

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Old 02-16-2017, 04:53 AM
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I cannot hear that name without thinking of that rather eccentric Doper deeward.

ETA: So I searched it and found that she was around FIFTEEN YEARS AGO! Now whose the rather eccentric Doper who can't let things go?
Pft. I remember "degrees deeward", a failed attempt to get people to describe obsession in terms of the poster who thought old Humperdinck was so brave for going through childhood with that name.

Yes, really.

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Old 02-16-2017, 06:35 AM
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His name isn't Gilbert. You get to choose a name for yourself, you'd think you could do better than 'Gilbert'.
I always thought it was a play on the composers Gilbert and Sullivan (or have I just been whooshed?).
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:59 AM
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Jerry Dorsey chose to be named Englebert Humperdink.
He and Dorsey had the same manager, Gordon Mills, who also worked with Tom Jones. And gave them all their names.

And yes, the stage name comes for Gilbert and Sullivan.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:56 AM
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Some say a certain part of his anatomy has the flavor of inner-tube air, and he has the heart of a child...
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in a jar of formaldehyde.


All we know is he's called Gilbert O. Sullivan!
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:30 AM
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The OP wants to take this opportunity to provide a link to his favorite Gilbert O'sullivan song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fjEeVy4xCA
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:08 PM
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He and Dorsey had the same manager, Gordon Mills, who also worked with Tom Jones. And gave them all their names.

And yes, the stage name comes for Gilbert and Sullivan.
Which prompts me to link the brilliant bit by comedian Eddie Izzard
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