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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, the "Sounds of the Sixties" one with the terrifying picture of Jimmy Savile on the cover would definitely be a difficult sell today!


Really strange choice of manufacturer for the picture of Jimmy Savile on the cover (I even lost the desire to look for this cover in good quality to post on the website Laughing). On moment there is three CDs of this edition on Ebay, for example, and not one is seen in the sold (looks like it's hard to sell, actually). Wink
It is curious that in the Sounds of the Sixties series there was already this The Avengers track performed by Laurie Johnson Orchestra (released in 1999 on CD). The cover may not be great, but it is quite usable.



For that cover, I posted a good scan. Wink
https://steedumbrella.ru/files/CD_front_cover_Sounds_of_the_Sixties_1965.jpg
Is that actor Robert Stephens in the middle?
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denis rigg wrote:
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Wow, the "Sounds of the Sixties" one with the terrifying picture of Jimmy Savile on the cover would definitely be a difficult sell today!


Really strange choice of manufacturer for the picture of Jimmy Savile on the cover (I even lost the desire to look for this cover in good quality to post on the website Laughing). On moment there is three CDs of this edition on Ebay, for example, and not one is seen in the sold (looks like it's hard to sell, actually). Wink
It is curious that in the Sounds of the Sixties series there was already this The Avengers track performed by Laurie Johnson Orchestra (released in 1999 on CD). The cover may not be great, but it is quite usable.







For that cover, I posted a good scan. Wink

https://steedumbrella.ru/files/CD_front_cover_Sounds_of_the_Sixties_1965.jpg
Is that actor Robert Stephens in the middle?





nice cd cover...looks like Chuck Berry...followed by Peter Sellers...and a pict from Vietnam conflict.....which I was part of (1970)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks more like Robert Stephens than Peter Sellers to me...
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Looks more like Robert Stephens than Peter Sellers to me...



maybe. maybe not. anyone else have a clue ? stephens or sellers ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely not Peter Sellers. If Robert Stephens, then in this case it is not clear what he does on the cover dedicated to 1965. Confused I tried to find an answer and found a CD booklet for this edition. Razz I collected the pages into one, converted to PDF and added to Steedumbrella.

https://steedumbrella.ru/files/cd_Sounds_Of_The_Sixties_1965_booklet.pdf

It may very well be that the answer is there (I have done a partial study so far).
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Undoubtedly Peter Sellers, as Dr. Fritz Fassbender in the 1965 film What's New Pussycat?

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Undoubtedly Peter Sellers, as Dr. Fritz Fassbender in the 1965 film What's New Pussycat?



Curiously, I recently watched this film again, love Peter Sellers since The Pink Panther. Thanks, Ian. Personally, I still can't believe the man on CD cover is "Dr. Fritz Fassbender". Need more opinion.

P.S./ It's funny that the creator (s) of the cover probably meant that the person in the middle was supposed to be well recognizable, but everything turned out the other way around. Laughing
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denis rigg wrote:
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Undoubtedly Peter Sellers, as Dr. Fritz Fassbender in the 1965 film What's New Pussycat?



Curiously, I recently watched this film again, love Peter Sellers since The Pink Panther. Thanks, Ian. Personally, I still can't believe the man on CD cover is "Dr. Fritz Fassbender". Need more opinion.

P.S./ It's funny that the creator (s) of the cover probably meant that the person in the middle was supposed to be well recognizable, but everything turned out the other way around. Laughing


myself, still think it's Sellers...then again, I could be very wrong..interesting pict, anyhow...
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Talking Pictures TV has been showing quite a few pre-Pink Panther films starring Sellers, often as villains or dislikeable men. He was undeniably a brilliant actor. Some of his roles are quite chilling, and superbly performed. They are often in moody black and white, which only adds to the gritty atmosphere. Hard to believe it is the same man who did silly voices in The Goon Show!
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Talking Pictures TV has been showing quite a few pre-Pink Panther films starring Sellers, often as villains or dislikeable men. He was undeniably a brilliant actor. Some of his roles are quite chilling, and superbly performed. They are often in moody black and white, which only adds to the gritty atmosphere. Hard to believe it is the same man who did silly voices in The Goon Show!



now there's a pioneering piece of comedy work...I recently got ahold of a multiple disc set, (CD) that featured many of their great skits, etc..brilliant work...and yeah, Sellers was a brilliant actor, who had some 'issues' and had a troubled life on many levels..I love the flick the life and times of Peter Sellers, originally done for HBO...and the scene when he was playing 007,in that spy comedy, 'casino royale' (columbia 1967) and he was trying to do a straight 007, in lieu of 'comedy'....as he wanted to branch out....
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Yes, it was a shame that he felt typecast in comedy. Towards the end of his life he had a triumphal turn ion "Being There" playing a simple-minded gardener addicted to watching TV who is regarded as a sage by the rich and powerful. Apparently he had wanted to play that role for a decade, at least, and successfully persuaded the author of the book, Jerzy Kosinski, to allow him and director Hal Ashby to make the film.

Definitely a man with issues who wasn't always easy to get on with; though what great artist is issue-free and has a perfect personality? Not many.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What era of Avengers tends to be the favorite in Russia?.


That's really a question for thought.

Despite the fact that the series was broadcast in Russia only three times, russian fans of the series are divided into two categories.

(Incidentally, the Russian fans of the Avengers call themselves Stidovtsy). Smile

So, the first category - the FIRST WAVE (those viewers who have seen the series on TV channel 2x2 in the early 1990s and on TV channel "St. Petersburg" in 1994-95).

The second category - the SECOND WAVE (the viewers who watched the series on TV channel TV6 in 1995-96).

The Second Wave has always been a supporter of Emma Peel. Color episodes with Emma Peel shown on TV channel TV6 in Sunday evening - in prime time. Watched everyone - from small to large.
There was no doubt that this is the perfect couple of British television of the 1960s and Emma Peel could be heard from own elderly grannies.
- Oh, Denis, turn on the TV and set it granny on the channel TV6, I want to see the gallant gentleman in a bowler and umbrella and a nice lady, Mrs. Peel. Laughing

Well, frankly, the older generation was brought up on communism, which is ingrained in their brain, but my grannies had already heard so much from me about this show that their interest to take the western products was great. I often showed them "The Joker" on videotape, and it worked.
But here's something else does not always give a positive result.

The First Wave - split. Those who have seen the series on channel 2x2 were supporters, of course, Mrs. Peel, because shown only episodes with her ​​participation, but those who have seen the series on "Saint-Petersburg" loved Tara King (episodes of her participation was shown since january 1995, and many have started watching the show during January holidays).

In general, the second wave - the bulk of the audience the Avengers and Emma Peel is a clear leader.




have really enjoy your reflections on the show and culture..had to be amazing period in the change over...Heck, I was thinking when I first got on the internet via my old Macintosh SE..with a 1200 baud modem...using Netscape 1.0....and it was mostly Bulletin boards...with a few times..in monochrome....those were the days
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This is definitely Peter Sellers. He's portraying Richard the third and singing the Beatles A Hard Days Night. He did this for a tribute programme to Lennon and McCartney in 1965.
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This is definitely Peter Sellers. He's portraying Richard the third and singing the Beatles A Hard Days Night. He did this for a tribute programme to Lennon and McCartney in 1965.


Cheers, in the end we can conclude about the person in the center of the cover. So, Franky and Denis's team gets zero points, while the team of Ian, Mousemeat and Tarot gets one point. Wink This was great fun with the comments around this puzzle. The versatility of Peter Sellers is universal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
denis rigg wrote:
anti-clockwise wrote:
What era of Avengers tends to be the favorite in Russia?.


That's really a question for thought.

Despite the fact that the series was broadcast in Russia only three times, russian fans of the series are divided into two categories.

(Incidentally, the Russian fans of the Avengers call themselves Stidovtsy). Smile

So, the first category - the FIRST WAVE (those viewers who have seen the series on TV channel 2x2 in the early 1990s and on TV channel "St. Petersburg" in 1994-95).

The second category - the SECOND WAVE (the viewers who watched the series on TV channel TV6 in 1995-96).

The Second Wave has always been a supporter of Emma Peel. Color episodes with Emma Peel shown on TV channel TV6 in Sunday evening - in prime time. Watched everyone - from small to large.
There was no doubt that this is the perfect couple of British television of the 1960s and Emma Peel could be heard from own elderly grannies.
- Oh, Denis, turn on the TV and set it granny on the channel TV6, I want to see the gallant gentleman in a bowler and umbrella and a nice lady, Mrs. Peel. Laughing

Well, frankly, the older generation was brought up on communism, which is ingrained in their brain, but my grannies had already heard so much from me about this show that their interest to take the western products was great. I often showed them "The Joker" on videotape, and it worked.
But here's something else does not always give a positive result.

The First Wave - split. Those who have seen the series on channel 2x2 were supporters, of course, Mrs. Peel, because shown only episodes with her ​​participation, but those who have seen the series on "Saint-Petersburg" loved Tara King (episodes of her participation was shown since january 1995, and many have started watching the show during January holidays).

In general, the second wave - the bulk of the audience the Avengers and Emma Peel is a clear leader.




have really enjoy your reflections on the show and culture..had to be amazing period in the change over...Heck, I was thinking when I first got on the internet via my old Macintosh SE..with a 1200 baud modem...using Netscape 1.0....and it was mostly Bulletin boards...with a few times..in monochrome....those were the days


Thank you very much for your kind words. Time flies inexorably fast and now notice that even forums are no longer in vogue - the main stream of people has moved to social networks. But I still find the structure of the forums quite comfortable to exist inside, contemporaries would call us conservatives ("we quickly become obsolete amidst the rapid change" ). Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Yes, it was a shame that he felt typecast in comedy. Towards the end of his life he had a triumphal turn ion "Being There" playing a simple-minded gardener addicted to watching TV who is regarded as a sage by the rich and powerful. Apparently he had wanted to play that role for a decade, at least, and successfully persuaded the author of the book, Jerzy Kosinski, to allow him and director Hal Ashby to make the film.

Definitely a man with issues who wasn't always easy to get on with; though what great artist is issue-free and has a perfect personality? Not many.



amen...troubled, indeed!....and BEING THERE, is a tour de force.....he went out on top.....


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Cheers, in the end we can conclude about the person in the center of the cover. So, Franky and Denis's team gets zero points, while the team of Ian, Mousemeat and Tarot gets one point. Wink This was great fun with the comments around this puzzle. The versatility of Peter Sellers is universal.
But Ian loses half a point because it's not Peter Sellers as Dr. Fritz Fassbender Smile I wonder if it's the same wig?
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Frankymole wrote:
denis rigg wrote:

Cheers, in the end we can conclude about the person in the center of the cover. So, Franky and Denis's team gets zero points, while the team of Ian, Mousemeat and Tarot gets one point. Wink This was great fun with the comments around this puzzle. The versatility of Peter Sellers is universal.
But Ian loses half a point because it's not Peter Sellers as Dr. Fritz Fassbender Smile I wonder if it's the same wig?


that is a truly amazing wig...probably look good on my balding head...LOL!

Sellers, forever!
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Frankymole wrote:
denis rigg wrote:

Cheers, in the end we can conclude about the person in the center of the cover. So, Franky and Denis's team gets zero points, while the team of Ian, Mousemeat and Tarot gets one point. Wink This was great fun with the comments around this puzzle. The versatility of Peter Sellers is universal.
But Ian loses half a point because it's not Peter Sellers as Dr. Fritz Fassbender Smile I wonder if it's the same wig?


You are right, Franky, participants should receive the marks they deserve. Wink But thanks to Ian, who was the first to expand the topic by pointing out the possible role of Peter on the cover, which made me at least think in a different direction.

It is possible that this is the same wig, it's a pity that we probably won't find out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
denis rigg wrote:

Cheers, in the end we can conclude about the person in the center of the cover. So, Franky and Denis's team gets zero points, while the team of Ian, Mousemeat and Tarot gets one point. Wink This was great fun with the comments around this puzzle. The versatility of Peter Sellers is universal.
But Ian loses half a point because it's not Peter Sellers as Dr. Fritz Fassbender Smile I wonder if it's the same wig?

That's fair enough. Frustratingly, following Frankie's earlier suggestion, I did a Google search for Robert Stephens and Richard III but came up with zero. It didn't occur to me to search Sellers and Richard III!
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