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The Au Go-Go Singers

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It?s likely that the Au Go-Go Performers wouldn’t price this admittance, or the reissue of the only completed recording on CD within the 1990s, otherwise for the actual fact that it had been as people of this short-lived group that Stephen Stills and Richie Furay initial formally installed together. Additionally, the Au Go-Go Performers supplied the indirect basis where Stills was initially seen and noticed by Neil Youthful. The nine-member group’s life came about nearly by accident, by using a failed attempt at making an Off-Off-Broadway display. Texas-born Stephen Stills and Ohio-born Richie Furay acquired begun experimenting Greenwich Community in early 1964, an interval when their competitors and co-workers included famous brands Zal Yanovsky, John Sebastian, Fred Neil, Tom Paxton, Cass Elliot, and Denny Doherty. All those others, to 1 level or another, appeared to possess, or be near having, some critical irons within the fire so far as their feasible professions, while Stills and Furay had been still playing coffeehouses without the special direction, alongside Furay’s university classmates Bob Harmelink and Nels Gustafson. By sheer possibility, they were discovered by way of a songwriter and would-be impressario called Ed E. Miller, who’d previously appreciated considerable success using a melody of his known as “DON’T ALLOW the Rain DROP,” which acquired become a main hit within the hands from the Serendipity Performers. It had been Miller who place Stills, Furay, Harmelink, and Gustafson alongside the four associates of another, competent group, the Bay Performers — comprising Mike Scott, Roy Michaels, Fred Geiger, and Jean Gurney — and added Michaels’ partner Kathy King, to make a non-et. The group didn’t possess a name, nonetheless it acquired a gig in July of 1964, within a revue devised by Miller known as America Sings, which attemptedto chronicle the complete background of American folk music on stage. Playing to each people’ power, the piece was musically ambitious, but additionally evidently a little hard for viewers — even within the tail-end of the first ’60s folk growth — to soak up, and the display closed after just a two-week operate. Miller was used using the potential from the ensemble that he’d come up with, however, and were able to property them a agreement with Roulette Information. THE BRAND NEW York label didn’t possess a big existence in the wonderful world of folk music, nonetheless it noticed the sales numbers that the brand new Christy Minstrels as well as the Serendipity Performers had been enjoying and considered to grab a few of that actions. A dozen tracks had been duly recorded from the group beneath the auspices from the ubiquitous NY production group of Hugo and Luigi (aka Hugo Paretti and Luigi Creatore). For this same period, the group also found the eye of Howard Solomon, the golf club owner and impressario who later on become renowned in the annals of NY rock and roll for his sponsorship from the Blues Task. Solomon needed them because the citizen carrying out group for his Golf club Au Go-Go and fundamentally had taken the group from Miller, re-christening them the Au Go-Go Performers. By enough time Roulette released the record in the next 1 / 2 of 1964, it had been entitled They GIVE US A CALL Au Go-Go Performers. The group got plenty of bookings with Solomon’s help and in addition managed to get onto a network tv music showcase. However, there wasn’t more than enough profit the gigs these were getting to maintain the Au Go-Go Performers. Night clubs could and would pay just so much, regardless of how good an organization been; the brand new Christy Minstrels as well as the Serendipity Singers, with the largest chart hits one of the big-band folk outfits, got the biggest and greatest bookings for the best fees in the united states, as well as the Au Go-Go Singers had been several tiers below them, essentially picking right up the leftovers. THE BRAND NEW Christy Minstrels had been the celebrities of network tv specials, as well as the Serendipity Performers managed to get onto Hullabaloo as hosts and performers, however the Au Go-Go Performers rarely got anything much better than starting act position at the very best night clubs they performed. A dispute with Solomon resulted in an end with their romantic relationship with him, and their administration was bought out from the music movie director that he’d employed, Jim Friedman. Along with his assistance, they perfected an action which was exciting and entertaining in addition to musically solid, but they discovered that no skill agency wished to contact the group for their contractual entanglement with Roulette Information, whose owner, Morris Levy, was rightfully regarded the following point to some gangster. The group’s record and the agreement behind it demonstrated a complete albatross. It had been normally a very important thing to truly have a piece of vinyl fabric, specifically a long-player, out, as an indicator of trustworthiness, but aside from several songs (especially “Large Flyin’ Parrot” offering Stephen Stills on vocals, where he appears like a much less theatrical, far better Barry McGuire), They GIVE US A CALL Au Go-Go Performers seemed similar to warmed over Serendipity Performers than anything refreshing. Which went dual in past due 1964, once the folk increase was receding and only British-style electric rock and roll & move. It wasn’t sufficient to exhibit greater than a small fraction of the actual group could perform, nonetheless it was produced under a agreement which was difficult to void and repelled any potential curiosity by professional skill agencies. A well planned second record never appeared and draft notices began turning up for the man associates of the group, who acquired to leave to be able to job application their university enrollments and keep maintaining their pupil deferments. Those occasions, in conjunction with the leave of Kathy Ruler in the past due wintertime of 1965, brought the Au Go-Go Performers to a finish. Ironically, it had been at just this aspect that an give of some easy and reasonably lucrative function was forthcoming from Canada. The group, having dropped associates towards the draft and character issues — including a short-term falling out in clumps between Stills and Furay — renamed themselves the business. Organized by Roy Michaels being a revival from the Bay Performers, they contains Michaels, Stephen Stills, Jean Gurney, Fred Geiger, and Michael Scott. THE BUSINESS did a brief tour of Canada that Apr, commencing using a show in a membership in Fort William, Ontario. It had been there how the group distributed a bill using a Canadian trio known as the Squires, whose account included Neil Youthful. Though it would consider some weeks for the thought of hooking up expertly to take form, and months even more for than link-up that occurs, this group of gigs was where Stills and Youthful joined each other’s particular orbit for the very first time and where in fact the seed was planted that became the Buffalo Springfield.

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Music Songs High Flyin' Bird, Pink Polemoniums, San Francisco Bay Blues, Miss Nellie, Oh Joe Hannah, Gotta Travel On, Where I'm Bound, Lonesome Traveler, This Train, You Are There, What Have They Done To The Rain, What If
Albums They Call Us Au Go Go Singers


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#Fact
1 His father was born in Przemysl, Poland, to a Polish Jewish family. His mother has English, some Scottish, and distant German, ancestry.
2 Along with Jane Badler, he is one of only two actors to appear in both V (1984) and V (2009).
3 Daughter, with wife Haunani Minn, named Phoebe Singer.
4 Son of Jacques Singer, a symphony conductor, and Leslie Singer, a concert pianist.
5 Ex-brother-in-law of Richard Emery.
6 Has a black belt in kung fu.
7 Cousin of director Bryan Singer.
8 Brother of actress Lori Singer, Claude Singer and Gregory Singer.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Lies Above 2004 Curt Seavers
BeastMaster 2001-2002 TV Series Dartanus
Determination of Death 2002 Reese Williams
Angel Blade 2002 Dr. Martin Gites
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve 2001 Sam Steele
The Young and the Restless 1999 TV Series Chet
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1998 TV Series Bob
Lancelot: Guardian of Time 1997 Lancelot du Lac
Street Corner Justice 1996 Mike Justus
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest 1996 TV Series Mitchell Stramm / Montague
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus 1996 TV Movie Dar
Droid Gunner 1995 Jack Ford
Victim of Desire 1995 Peter Starky
Savate 1995 Video Ziegfield Von Trotta
Animated Stories from the Bible: Music Video - Volume 1 1994 Video Adam (voice)
Sirens 1994 TV Series Bruce Waller
Silk Degrees 1994 Baker
The Sea Wolf 1993 TV Movie Johnson
Sweet Justice 1992 Steve Colton
Highlander 1992 TV Series Caleb Cole
Batman: The Animated Series 1992 TV Series Dr. Kirk Langstrom Man-Bat
The Legend of Prince Valiant 1992 TV Series
The Ray Bradbury Theater 1992 TV Series Commander Trask
The Berlin Conspiracy 1992 Harry Spangler
Ultimate Desires 1991 Jonathan Sullivan
Deadly Game 1991 TV Movie Jake Kellogg
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 Dar
Dead Space 1991 Commander Steve Krieger
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective 1990 Video Dan Turner
Watchers II 1990 Paul Ferguson
In the Cold of the Night 1990 Ken Strom
Body Chemistry 1990 Tom Redding
A Man Called Sarge 1990 Von Kraut
High Desert Kill 1989 TV Movie Brad Mueller
The Hitchhiker 1989 TV Series Robert Lewis
Murder, She Wrote 1989 TV Series Rick Barton
Simon & Simon 1988 TV Series Ray McGuinness
The Twilight Zone 1988 TV Series Ed Hamler / Monty Hanks
Shades of Love: Indigo Autumn 1988 TV Movie Bruce
Born to Race 1988 Kenny Landruff
The Creation 1988 Video short Adam (voice)
Hotel 1987 TV Series Lt. Cmdr. Tom Hardison
Dallas 1986 TV Series Matt Cantrell
V 1984-1985 TV Series Mike Donovan / Visitor Look-alike
The Love Boat 1984 TV Series John Neary
V: The Final Battle 1984 TV Mini-Series Mike Donovan
Her Life as a Man 1984 TV Movie Mark Rogers
V 1983 TV Mini-Series Mike Donovan
The Beastmaster 1982 Dar
Paper Dolls 1982 TV Movie Wesley Miles
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 Tom Sullivan
For Ladies Only 1981 TV Movie Stan Novak
The Contender 1980 TV Mini-Series Johnny Captor
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan 1979 TV Movie David Reynolds
Roots: The Next Generations 1979 TV Mini-Series Andy Warner
Visions 1978 TV Series
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1978 TV Movie Jason Cole
Go Tell the Spartans 1978 Capt. Alfred Olivetti
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? 1978 TV Series
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue 1977 TV Mini-Series Ross Savitch
Never Con a Killer 1977 TV Movie Tim Donahue
The Feather and Father Gang 1977 TV Series Tim Donahue
Something for Joey 1977 TV Movie John Cappelletti
The Taming of the Shrew 1976 TV Movie Petruchio
Jigsaw John 1976 TV Series Wade Bedell
The Rookies 1976 TV Series Blair Winfield
Barnaby Jones 1975 TV Series Tally Morgan / Feather Tanner
Hawaii Five-O 1974-1975 TV Series Jeff Heywood / Randy
Journey from Darkness 1975 TV Movie David Hartman
Things in Their Season 1974 TV Movie Andy Gerlach
Nakia 1974 TV Series Reed
Planet of the Apes 1974 TV Series Dalton
Great Performances 1974 TV Series Christian de Neuvillette
Columbo 1973 TV Series Young TV Doctor
Beauty and the Beast 2016 TV Series Peter Braxton
Arrow 2015 TV Series General Matthew Shrieve
The Last Letter 2013 Mr. Haynes
House Hunting 2013 Charlie Hays
Life at the Resort 2011 Thomas Warfield
V 2011 TV Series Lars Tremont
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2011 TV Series Kenneth Richards
The Republic 2010 TV Movie Frank Alden
Dragonquest 2009 Video Maxim
Eagle Eye 2008 Explosives Developer
Lesser Evil 2006 TV Movie Captain Varney
Duck Dodgers 2005 TV Series Kirk Manlord

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BeastMaster 2001 TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
If You Could See What I Hear 1982 performer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' 2005 Video documentary behind the scenes footage

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sidewalks Entertainment 2011 TV Series Himself
Working with a Master: Don Coscarelli 2006 Video documentary short
The Saga of 'The Beastmaster' 2005 Video documentary Himself
UnConventional 2004 Documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time' 1991 Video documentary short Himself / Dar
Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 TV Special Himself - NBC Team
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 TV Special Himself
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Actor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Mike Donovan
Highlander 1993 TV Series Caleb Cole
Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes 1981 TV Movie Dalton

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#Quote
1 I was trained in the classics. I find that I have recently put together my own method based on the teachings of a lot of different people. An actor must have an awareness of the form of acting and the soul of artistry.


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