|By Soulpuss (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 07:33 am:|
I recall M.C. Hammer had a dancer with a wayout hairstyle. He had a nickname, which escapes me at the moment.He was also in the Kentucky Fried Chicken that featured Hammer.
The following had pompadours:
Gorgeous George. He was on Stax. He also wore a lot of jewelry.
Are there anymore eyecatchers that come to mind.
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 07:43 am:|
Disco Tex and his Sex O Lettes (?)Despite being rather cheesy records, but catchy, they were fantastic live. Mind you, it was his hat, rather than his hair. Hands up if you remember them?
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 08:08 am:|
Carl: I do remember Disco Tex. His birth name escapes me now. He was from Puerto Rico. "Get Dancin'" was a big dancefloor mash. He was on the talk show circuit frequently during the mid seventies, shows such as Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas. He wore a lot of rings.
Oh yeh, his other name was Monti Rock III.
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 10:51 am:|
Hairstyles...my first thoughts are of the Marvelettes!
I thought that the Supremes had some really unusual styles for the time!!
|By Carl Dixon London (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:01 am:|
Monti Roack 111, now I remember! Do do do, do do do! Yes, he was very flamboyant, waltzing all over the stage. The three backing singers were just electric. Seems like a lifetime ago.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:03 am:|
"SPOTLIGHT ON JAMES BROWN Y'ALL'...HE'S THE KING OF THEM ALL "Y'ALL!!!...THAT GOES FOR HAIRSTYLES TOO!!!...STU
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:05 am:|
P.S....SIR MONTE ROCK lll...AKA "DISCO TEX"!!!...THE GUY *WAS* A HAIRSTYLIST BEFORE EMBARKING ON HIS MOST FLAMBOYANT SINGING CAREER!!!...STU
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:06 am:|
Did Yul Brunner ever have a record release, like Telly Savallas? Two great hair styles. They nearly met once and even that was a close shave!
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:12 am:|
....didn't we have a debate somewhere on James Brown's hairstyles? I think pictures were involved.
|By KevGo (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 11:22 am:|
Stu & Company:
Peter Montanez is Disco-Tex's real name & he owned a chain of hair salons during the 1970s.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 12:11 pm:|
Did you all know Sir Monte Rock has a website...
I used to love to see him on the talk shows with the Sexolettes he was funny. I think the funniest hairstyles were with the Marvelettes too.
I just know that some of the funniest hairstyles
came from some of the best girl groups. The Ronettes were slamming with their long hair and high pompadours. I think the wildest one though is Little Richard. I have never seen grease go so high in my life.
Most of the outlandish styles that you see were in the sixties though not so much now and a lot of them are coming back.
|By STUBASS (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 12:18 pm:|
SPEAKING OF SIR MONTE ROCK lll...AS HAS BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE...MY BROTHER...ARRANGER/COMPOSER BRUCE MILLER...DID THE ARRANGEMENTS ON ALL OF THAT "DISCO TEX" STUFF...WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH BOB CREWE AND KENNY NOLAN...ALTHOUGH IN THE CONTEXT OF ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL WORK THAT BRUCE HAS DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS...I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE WHETHER HE CONSIDERS THAT PROJECT HIS "FINEST HOUR"...BUT I GUESS IT ALL PAYS THE BILLS!!!...
|By 1wicked (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:34 pm:|
Who had more traffic-stopping hairstyles than 70's era Patti, Sarah, & Nona (Labelle) ???
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:40 pm:|
Stubass - your brother did a fine job. The party atmosphere and arrangement sets the scene for the 70's very well on these records.
|By KevGo (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 01:52 pm:|
I was jammin' to "Get Dancin'" two nights ago (I have the song on two compilations) and it still brings a smile to my face.
I rememeber seeing Disco Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes on American Bandstand in 1975. They turned the entire set into a party (balloons, streamers - you name it) & Tex was having a ball.
Your bro' did a fine job.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Fury13 (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 02:20 pm:|
I liked the hairstyles of the Three Degrees... sure, they were wigs, but still...
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:26 pm:|
|By Paulie3shoes (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:30 pm:|
dat bobby eli guy..he gotta groovy hairstile,
ting is, it is indivisblible as dat ya cant see da ting capice??$%^&*( i ask him how he dunnit an he says'yo paulie its for me to know an for you to find out' sometime i jus wanna wack im
|By Horse (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:31 pm:|
Billy Preston had the mother of all fros.
|By Fury13 (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 05:57 pm:|
I don't know, it may have a toss-up between him and Sly Stone.
|By Soulpuss (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 06:02 pm:|
Boxing promoter, Don King meddled in the biz with a label that featured jazz scatter Leon Thomas. This was in the 70's.
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, March 13, 2003 - 09:16 pm:|
THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS REGARDING MY BROTHER!!!...I GUESS WHEN YOU'VE DONE PROJECTS FOR U.S. PRESIDENTS..."TRIBUTE TO SAMMY DAVIS JR"...CONDUCTED LARGE ORCHESTRAS AROUND THE WORLD...COUNTLESS RECORD PRODUCTIONS...I JUST DON'T THINK THAT "DISCO TEX WAS THE PINNACLE OF HIS CAREER...ALTHOUGH HE'S WORKING ON A PROJECT NOW...O.K. BRUCE...I'LL SHUT UP!!!...BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DO REMEMBER THAT "GET DANCING" STUFF...SO I GUESS IT'S A HIT...AT LEAST ACCORDING TO PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS ON THIS FORUM!!!...WHAT AM I DOING ON A HAIRSTYLES THREAD ANYWAY???...STU(GRANDPA WAS A BARBER)BASS
|By stephanie (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 14, 2003 - 12:06 am:|
Thats the man I was trying to think of Wayne Cochran!!