Rock & Roll – The Devil’s Diversion

Bob Larson
“Speaks Out!”
Cornerstone #CRS-4014

Bob Larson speaks out:

Books by Bob:

“Hippies – Hindus and Rock & Roll”
“Rock & Roll – The Devil’s Diversion”

Take the DEMON TEST!!!

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Come for the blintzes, stay for the Booty Shirts

Steve Fortgang
“The #1 Bar Mitzvah Band”

From the liner notes:

“The STEVE FORTGANG Entertaining Orchestra has become the #1 Bar Mitzvah Band in South Florida probably because they enjoy what they do… They thrive on making your party a success!  The band is outrageous and their “good-time” attitude is contagious!  Perhaps Steve is #1 because of the many “Specialty Dances” and “Contests” he MC’s, and the hit records, albums and Booty Shirts that are awarded to the kids as prizes.”

Steve Fortgang, “Maniac”:

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First and Only use of ‘Sniff’n’ in a Band Name

Sniff’n the Tears
“The Game’s Up”
1980, Atlantic records

From the “Strangest Band Names” file comes these one-hit-wonders from the UK, who had an international hit with “Driver’s Seat” in 1978. Singer Paul Roberts paints the band’s album covers.

Still Sniff’n

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Devil in Disguise

Sun-1012, 1979

Jimmy Ellis aka Orion was the most successful Elvis impersonator (who claimed not to be an Elvis impersonator) of all time.

For years Ellis tried to make a career as a country singer, but his voice and manor were so similar to Elvis’ that he was dismissed as an imitator.  His voice and appearance apparently caused enough confusion  that fans thought he might actually be The King himself performing. One of his early singles was titled, “I’m Not Trying To Be Elvis”.


After Elvis’ death, he finally stopped resisting the comparisons and developed the “Orion” persona, named after the title character of a book about a rock star who fakes his own death.  Orion’s ultimate coup was getting signed to Sun Records, Elvis’ original label, for his first album. As one might expect, many fans apparently believed that Orion actually was Elvis Presley.

Orion released several albums in the early 80′s and even had a few charting singles.  He then quit the Orion/Elvis charade until the early 1990′s, when he released several more records.  He died in 1998, when he was gunned down in a robbery of his convenience store in Selma, Alabama.

TV interview with Orion:

Official Web Page:

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It’s all about Steve

Whitey Gleason & the Jubilee Quartet
“Spotlight on Steve”
Mid-America #225

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hair avalanche

1976, Bootleg records (Australia)

Avalanche – “Wizard Of Love”:

Avalanche – “Wizard Of Love”

I love the things you find on YouTube…:

Previous incarnation, The Bootleg Family Band:

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Jack Van Impe, drama critic

Dr. Jack Van Impe
“Holy Bible Exposes Jesus Christ Superstar”
Diadem #313

Its hilarious that Jesus Christ Superstar was so controversial, JVI devoted an entire album to it.

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I can haz armageddonz?

Rexella Van Impe
“Rexella Sings… Children’s Songs!”

Yes, It’s THAT Rexella, wife of televangelist Jack Van Impe.

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one for the ladies

The Somerset Strings
“Music For Washing and Ironing”
Epic records

Apparently Hubby never saw this commercial:

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Joquina, that guy’s on the front porch again. I told you to get a restraining order.

Quim Barreiros
“Recebi um Convite (A Casa da Joquina)”
Fenix records

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