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Rob is a classically trained pianist who was educated at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Phil starred on a MIAMI VICE episode ("Phil the Shill") as a British tax-evading conman and rip-off artist. He was a TV game show host, a televangelist and cocaine dealer. He is credited with introducing the word 'wanker' into the American slang lexicon.
Turn It On, Turn It On Again
I was reading an article in "Dynamite" magazine (for tweens) with the title "Is It a UFO? No, It's ELO!". It described the props for their tremendous groundbreaking 1977-1978 tour. They would use a huge model starship adorned with "ELO" in lights. A huge platform would descend with the band playing on it. Local police got calls of UFO sightings! The 'starship' couldn't really fly, and the band stated that it was hot and dirty inside of it. Laser beams were also used for the shows, which was a novelty at the time.
ELO is Dy-No-Mite!
On the cover of their album "On the Third Day" (US release) the members of ELO pose for the front cover and pulling up their shirts to expose their bellybuttons! Don't ask me why. British humor, perhaps?
Lift Up Your Shirts!
"Hold On Tight To Your Dreams" was a top 10 hit for ELO in the autumn of 1981. Ironically enough, this song was played as background music for TV ads by the American Board to Promote Coffee Drinking (something like that). A narrator would discuss about the energy-giving qualities and warmth (and coziness!) you can get from a cup o' jack. Later on, the narration was done by Ann and Nancy Wilson (HEART). The ad would be about "Heart mixes a new record" and would show a backstage view of a Heart show. The ad would still feature the classic ELO hit, however and not a Heart hit. The ad would end with Ann exiting a limo with a bouquet of flowers and she'd quip, "Keep rockin'!". These ads were aired until about 1986. Radio DJs sometimes referred to this song as "that coffee drinking song". STRANGE BUT TRUE.
Interstellar Coffee Drinker Extraordinaire
After Rob's stint in Honeymoon Suite ended he went back to his musical roots becoming the substitute pianist for the Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera for 20 full performances.
After 5 years with Spoons Rob Preuss who was 20 years old at the time decided that he needed to move on and try other things. Derrick Ross also decided that he needed to move on.
Paul Is Dead - Paul McCartney (Beatles)
This urban myth got going after the cover of Abbey Road was released depicting John in a white suit, Ringo in a black suit, Paul in a navy blue suit, and George in jeans and a t-shirt.
This started the rumours stirring that Paul had died and it was somebody else was on the cover of Abbey Road.
Being A Complete Recluse - Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
After he quit the band in 1985 Roger had become a complete and total recluse taking a 20 year sabbatical and staying out of the spotlight until 2004 when the band reunited.
In 2010, Justin's video for "Baby" became the most disliked video on not only YouTube, but the whole internet.
Rob and his wife opened up a Broadway singing and acting class with his wife.
When she became pregnant in 1994, much was made over the fact that she was not married to the father at the time. She did eventually marry the father while she was pregnant with their second child and this ended up being the first of her now-three marriages.
Filming Romantic Traffic In The Yonge/Bloor Subway - Spoons
The Romantic Traffic video which was directed by Nile Rogers was filmed in the Yonge/Bloor Subway station in Toronto, Ontario.
Got his degree in psychology from McMaster University and graduated with full honours. He was the first one in the band to graduate from University.
In the 2016 Presidential, Katy was a huge supporter of candidate Hillary Clinton and did a performance of her hit songs "Rise" and "Roar" during the campaign for Clinton with the lyrics slightly edited so they applied to Clinton.
When Rob Preuss was 15 he joined the Spoons but he needed permission from Liquor Control, The Musicians Union and his mother to be in the bars and the clubs where the Spoons were playing
The contract that Was signed by Rob's mother stipulated that he wasn't allowed to be at the bar area or consume any alcoholic beverages. That he was only allowed in the backstage and on stage areas. This contract was for musicians who are under age but still wanted to play with a band.
Being in a personal and working relationship - Gordon Deppe and Sandy Horne (Spoons)
I'm not quite sure what the details were but Sandy told the story of how she and singer Gord Deppe were a couple who broke up before the filming of the video for Romantic Traffic.
Suicide - Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Kurt Cobain isn't the only Seattle grunge singer to die by way of suicide. On May 17, 2017 Chris Cornell the lead singer of Soundgarden was found in his Detroit, Michigan hotel room of a suicide by hanging.
in the mid 80s there was a rumor that these 2 guys were gay lovers, perhaps even legally married in California (!). A 1985 Rolling Stone issue featuring an interview with them debunked this rumor skillfully once and for all.
No Can Do
Victoria Beckham, nee Victoria Adams, has been married to David Beckham since shortly before the turn of the millennium. She's probably much better known for that nowadays than for her music, including her time as Posh Spice (1/5 of the Spice Girls)
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