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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Randy California: is that a person or a place?

    Yes :-)

    It’s a name that’s never worked too well in non-US English, i.e:
    “Hi. I’m Randy.”
    “Oh good for you.”

    That said, Mr California, who pretty much was Spirit for the last 20+ years of his life, died a bona fide hero back in 1997 saving his young son from drowning. His estate might yet make his heirs very wealthy indeed.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    “Hi. I’m Randy.”

    But I will satisfy myself with This Article from Wikipedia.

    then his dear friend Hendrix died, a depressed California left Spirit. He recorded Kapt. Kopter & The Fabulous Twirly Birds, which included California and Cassidy's version of Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" plus a slew of authentically Hendrix-like tracks (also featuring former Experience bassist Noel Redding, AKA 'Clit McTorius')

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report

  • linger, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Troublesome even in US English. One of the stewardesses in Flying High was given that name, just for that joke.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1944 posts Report

  • Sue,

    Douglas Lilburn memory - first heard his compositions studying School Certificate music alongside Threnody to The Victims of Hiroshima by Krzysztof Penderecki. Someone must have been smoking something serious to create that years Curriculum

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 527 posts Report

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