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Name: Keno
E-Mail: keno@fairpoint.net
Subject: Bill Wyman/SG/ENHM/more!
Date: Sunday, December 02, 2018
Time: 11:38:54 PM
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Bill Wyman/SG/ENHM/more!

It’s time to get this week’s 5 weekly polls underway, starting off as usual with the Stones Poll, where we enter week 1010 and will run 2 different poll questions for this week. For the first poll, here’s what’s being asked: On a scale of zero to 10, rate Bill Wyman as a bassist.

We continue to move along rating each member of the Stones on a scale of zero to 10 on how good they each are at playing the instrument that play most often play, and this week we look at the Stones former bassist Bill Wyman.

Bill is one of those guys who can play several different instruments, and I almost asked this question to rate him as just a musician, period. While in the Stones, on occasion he played other instruments, especially in the 1960s, but he was first and foremost the band’s bassist, and that is his main instrument. But since going solo he has played several other instruments on his solo LPs, and when we rated the other Stones in the last few questions before this one, we don’t just ask for their work with the Stones only. This question includes all of their work, period. But truth being, Bill’s number one instrument is the bass guitar, and when his band today plays, that’s usually all he ever plays live. So it makes sense to just rate him as a bass player.

How high do you rate Bill as a bassist? To vote and rate his playing in this week’s first Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll and click on Poll 1.

For the second Stones Poll this week we ask: Some Girls vs England's Newest Hit Makerswhich album do you like best?

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This week the Some Girls Polls returns to the Stones album VS polls, featuring the 1976 LP Some Girls. In these battles SG is doing very well, currently tied in 5th place with GHS with a 16-4 record. It takes on in this round England's Newest Hit Makers, the same LP that was the guest LP in last week’s question. After last week’s matchup, the Stones debut LP has a record of 7-14-1 and remains in 17th place in the standings.

To see the song list for each album, for Some Girls, click on: SG, and for England's Newest Hit Makers, click here: ENHM.

To vote in this week’s second Stones poll, just click on: Stones Weekly Poll and click on Poll 2.

Looking back at our first Stones poll last week, we answered this question: On a scale of zero to 10, rate Mick Taylor as a guitarist

The other Mick did very well last week, scoring a 10 for his top pick with a 40.9% of the vote, the second highest ten total score received after Brian Jones (with only Ron Wood left to ask this question for next week). To see the full, final results from this poll, click here: Stones Weekly Poll 1 - week 1009. Or, you can also check out the final results at the Stones Fans Top Pick Lists - Page 2, found under the “Individual Stones” section for Mick Taylor.

The second Stones poll last week asked this question: 12x5 vs England's Newest Hit Makerswhich album do you like best?

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Close voting in this one, with 12x5 landing up on top in the end. To see just how close the results were, click on this link: Stones Weekly Poll 2- week 1008. Or, you can see all of the final results and see the updated, current album standings at the Stones VS Page 1.

Let’s now move on to this week’s Classic Rock Poll, where we enter poll week 650, and in this one we also vote on 2 different poll questions in one week. For the first Rock poll we are in the middle of a 3 part mini-series question that asks: What is the best Classic Rock Song not sung by a band's normal lead singer(s)? (Part 2 of 3)

As noted here last week for Part 1, this poll covers those in a band who rarely ever sang lead in the band that they were in. As you may have noticed with Part 1 last week, there were some very good hit songs listed in that poll, and that will be the case again for this week, too.

To see the list of songs and non-lead singers you will have to choose from for this first Rock poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 1” to vote on this question.

For our second Rock poll, we have the Rock VS poll, which asks: Glam vs R&B/Soul/Motown, which music genre do you like more?

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This week in the Glam poll will be the last week of this poll series, and for this final week the genre takes on R&B/Soul/Motown music. In this case for this marchup, we have a music genre that’s been around for a very long time going up against one that was only around for a very short time.

Which one do you like better? To vote in this week’s second Rock poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll, and when you get to this page, choose “Poll 2” to vote on this question.

Looking back at last week’s 2 Rock polls, the first question asked: What is the best Classic Rock Song not sung by a band's normal lead singer(s)? (Part 1 of 3)

Nine songs qualified for Part 3. To see which ones they are and to check out the full results from this first poll, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 649.

Looking back at last week’s VS Rock poll, the question was: Glam vs Punk, which music genre do you like more?

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Very close results in this poll, with Glam beating out Punk. To see by just how much, just click here: Classic Rock Poll 1, week 649. Or to see how the other genre matchups have gone along with this one, please go here: VS Page 3, List Page, 15. They are all listed on the top part of the page.

We close out this poll post as usual with the Beatles poll, where we enter week 403 and ask this new question: Rate the Beatles TV performance for “All You Need Is Love”

This week we look at what went down as one of the more special nights on live TV back in the 1960s, that being the live broadcast of the Beatles shown all over the world for their preview of their new song, “All You Need Is Love”. Okay, let me back up here a bit, it wasn't just the Beatles being on live that night, but what was being shown all over the world (other than in the USSR) was a special TV show called Our World and this show was also a big deal since the show was the first ever live, international, satellite television show, broadcast on June 25, 1967. It’s funny how today we take a live satellite feed on TV for granted, but this here was brand new and a first ever event. So it was a big deal, and it turned into the largest TV audience ever at the time (an estimated 700 million people around the globe watched it). But just how many less would have tuned in if the Beatles hadn’t been on it? Well at least in the U.S. and in the UK – most if not all of the kids watching were doing so only because the Fabs were on, and I know that was the case with me and all of my friends that night, too. We didn’t even watch any of the rest of the show but the Beatles spot, which was shown at the very end of the program (they kept the best for last).

It was also know before the show went on that the Beatles invited many of their friends to sing along with them, but we didn't know exactly who would show up with them. But the rumors turned out true and among those there were 3 Rolling Stones (Jagger - who can be clearly seen in the video, along with Richards and Jones), plus other rockers like Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithfull, Keith Moon, The Small Faces, and Graham Nash. The Beatles were asked to perform an upbeat song for the event, since the show’s aim was to unite the entire world, so what better a song than preview their brand new Lennon penned tune "All You Need Is Love".

When the song was finally released on record and after the show, Lennon did re-recorded his vocal track that he had sung live on the show, and also added in was his playing of a harpsichord and a banjo that he recorded in the studio (on the show he only sang and didn’t play any instrument). Ringo also redid his drum part in the studio for the record, but other than that, Harrison and McCartney's playing was kept as recorded on the show, along with what the 13-piece orchestra's was playing along with the Beatles. McCartney later admitted that he was tripping on LSD during the show, but overall I’d say it turned out to be a grand event.

To take part in the voting in this week’s Beatle poll, please go here: Beatles Weekly Poll.

In last week's Fabs poll we asked: Rate the Beatles official video for “Eight Days a Week”

Okay, so here we go again with Beatle videos scoring a 10 all of the time! Well almost all of the time, as out of the 14 ones that we rated so far, all but 2 scored a 10. This time 35.1% of the vote went to the 10 spot, which was the 4th highest 10 rating for this Beatles video series.

You can click here to view the final result from last week’s Beatles poll: Beatles Weekly Poll – week 402. Plus to view how all 14 videos that we voted on so far have done, just click on here for: The Beatles Videos and Movies Page, located over at the Lennon site.

So that does it for our poll post for this week. It’s been snowing all day here at my house today, nice to see that we won’t have the kind of snowless winter like we saw in Colorado last year. Yet as I age I’m not able to handle the cold like the way I used to. Either it’s old age causing that or I need warmer clothes!

I thank all of you for voting in and supporting our polls!

Keno

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