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i think i found a better one





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i think i found a better one




That was truly bizarre. i liked it.

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I clearly remember the incident on which that band based the song. They were from NE Pennsylvania, and in August of 1963 (just before my sixteenth birthday), three miners were trapped in a shaft in the same area. Two of them were rescued after TWO WEEKS underground...the third one was never found, and his body was never recovered. There have been a number of written pieces that speculate about what really happened. Most of them say that the other two men probably ate him.

The Sun-Times had a huge headline that I've never forgotten: MINERS OUT!...in type almost the same size as the headline three months later...the one that read that read: KENNEDY KILLED!

Below, in smaller type, the front page said: "Two Lifted To Safety After Two-Week Ordeal"

The song was not recorded until 1970...and didn't make the charts until the spring of 1971. Radio stations in New York banned it, and so did many others.

Including the ones in Chicago. Because I never heard it played. NEVER. I never even knew it existed until I heard it on a Cleveland oldies station in the mid-Nineties. Probably around 1993 or so.

True story.

Charlie



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KidCharlieMane wrote:

I clearly remember the incident on which that band based the song. They were from NE Pennsylvania, and in August of 1963, around my sixteenth birthday three miners were trapped in a shaft in the same area. Two of them were rescued after TWO WEEKS underground...the third one was never found, and his body was never recovered. There have been a number of written pieces that speculate about what really happened. Most of them say that the other two men probably ate him.

The Sun-Times had a huge headline that I've never forgotten: "MINERS OUT! Two Lifted To Safety After Two-Week Ordeal"...in type almost the same size as the headline three months later...the one that read that read "KENNEDY KILLED!"

The song was not recorded until 1970...and didn't make the charts until the spring of 1971. Radio stations in New York banned it, and so did many others.

Including the ones in Chicago. Because I never heard it played. NEVER. I never even knew it existed until I heard it on a Cleveland oldies station in the mid-Nineties. Probably around 1993 or so.

True story.

Charlie


 Trying to circumvent the controversy the label said Timothy was a mule. Nobody bought it.

I first heard it on a bowling ally jukebox in the early 70's. I played the hell out of it... cause I'm weird like that.



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I betcha Mae Bea remembered that 1963 event. She grew up near there, along the NY-PA line (not sure which state she lived in at the time).

She was fun. She had class. And she had a lot of stories to tell. Some even made it to cable TV ( like the one about the guy who ended up on Death Row).

Damn, I do miss her. disbelief cry no

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KidCharlieMane wrote:

I betcha Mae Bea remembered that 1963 event. She grew up near there, along the NY-PA line (not sure which state she lived in at the time).

She was fun. She had class. And she had a lot of stories to tell. Some even made it to cable TV ( like the one about the guy who ended up on Death Row).

Damn, I do miss her. disbelief cry no

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 Yeah. 

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nytram wrote:
KidCharlieMane wrote:

I betcha Mae Bea remembered that 1963 event. She grew up near there, along the NY-PA line (not sure which state she lived in at the time).

She was fun. She had class. And she had a lot of stories to tell. Some even made it to cable TV ( like the one about the guy who ended up on Death Row).

Damn, I do miss her. disbelief cry no

Charlie

 


 Yeah. 

hmm


Drove very close to where she was living when we were heading north through central Florida, two years ago this month.

I suppose I could have made previous arrangements to see her for a couple of hours, but I didn't, and thought "Maybe next time."

 I think it might have been fun to meet her, but now we will never know. You snooze, you lose. 

Charlie



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