Ross McManus

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby Mikeh » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:35 am

Was that the Juliet Letters review that said there were "no tunes" on the album resulting in an angry letter from EC?

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:35 am

Was that the Juliet Letters review that said there were "no tunes" on the album resulting in an angry letter from EC?



Stuart did, probably, review TJL but the review that prompted Elvis' 'angry letter' was by Patrick Humphries in Vox magazine, as reproduced in this -


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Re: Ross McManus

Postby sheeptotheslaughter » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:47 am

I see from facebook that Ross's wife has just died.(if he is still with Ronan's mum) I am 'friends' with Ronan and there are messages of sympathy for him regarding his mum.

What an awful time they must be going through. Prayers are with them all.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby sulky lad » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:50 am

As john so rightly said, prayers and thoughts go out to all the family

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:12 am

How awful, particularly as Ross is in bad health as well.
international laughing stock...

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby woz » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:18 pm

Absolutely, prayers and thoughts are with the family.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:53 pm

http://www.justgiving.com/saramacmanus/


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Sara MacManus RIP Page



In memory of:
Sara MacManus


Thanks for taking the time to visit this JustGiving page in memory of Sara MacManus.

Sara sadly passed away on Saturday 12th November 2011, wife of Ross, Mother of Kieran, Liam, Ronan & Ruairi, Sister of Alicia & Rod and "NanaMac" to Finn, Alice, James & Eibhlin.


During her life she did a lot of charity work for all sorts of charities, but she mostly helped to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Inspired by the courage of two family friends Wanda Walker-Hume & Lorraine Walsh (nee Carr-Willig) who both sadly lost their battles with Cystic at young ages, Sara helped to arrange social nights, gigs, family fun days and even played in a ladies rugby match to help find a cure for this disease.

Please help to carry on her good work and find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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Ronan MacManus
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Re: Ross McManus - donate on behalf of his late wife Sara

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:53 pm

I don't know how legit this is but most of the first chapter of Graeme Thomson's 2004 bio of Elvis is here -

http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/servlet/DC ... cerpt=true


It does, of course, feature lots of information about Ross.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:38 pm

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Here's Ross MacManus' autograph, a e-bay purchase from a while ago that I had forgotten until I was doing a tidy up today.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby Dr. Luther » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:54 pm

Wow.
Ross's handwriting is very silmilar to Dec's.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:55 am

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/316 ... nade-girl-

RIDDLE OF TV LEMONADE GIRL


Wednesday April 25,2012


AN attempt to recreate one of the most famous adverts on UK television has hit a snag – after advertising executives failed to hunt down one of its two stars.

The Secret Lemonade Drinker, which featured Elvis Costello’s father Ross MacManus singing a jingle, starred actor Julian Chagrin as a man creeping downstairs at night to feed his addiction to fizzy drinks before being caught by his wife.

Chagrin, who moved to Israel 20 years ago, has been found but his co-star Harriet Philpin has vanished from the acting scene and advertising bosses are trying to track her down.

Philpin, who also appeared in Doctor Who and The Sweeney, is not listed in any casting directories.

Executives want to recreate the advert, first aired in 1973 for R. Whites Lemonade, to celebrate the launch of a new ice lolly.

Jenny Bostock, of ice-cream maker Fredericks Dairies, said: “We are appealing for anyone who knows Harriet’s whereabouts to contact us.”

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:58 am

http://blogs.abc.net.au/nt/2012/07/fami ... s-dad.html

Family Ties: Elvis Costello and his dad

Jul 20, 2012

by Vicki Kerrigan

We can only surmise how difficult it must be to be the son of a famous father, but how much more traumatic must it be, to be the reverse! The father of a famous son.

Ross McManus was a small time band singer with the Joe Loss orchestra, an English dance band of the 50's and 60's. His son Declan however, is a huge international star. We know him as Elvis Costello.

Ross's claim to fame was the writing and singing of an advertising jingle for a British soft drink company in 1974. It was, to give him his due, the most successful advertising campaign in Britain at that time.

Join Vicki and I this afternoon in "Family Ties" as we take a look at the life and music of the McManus family.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby docinwestchester » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:34 pm

johnfoyle wrote:http://blogs.abc.net.au/nt/2012/07/family-ties-elvis-costello-and-his-dad.html

Join Vicki and I this afternoon in "Family Ties" as we take a look at the life and music of the McManus family.


That sounds interesting, but if it was at 4 pm Friday July 20, it's already been broadcast.

Anyone hear it? Maybe a podcast?

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby MOJO » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:42 pm

In memory of Ross MacManus who would have celebrated another year around the sun today. May he rest in peace. I will be picking up the slack and will toast him as it's my bday today, too. I celebrate along with Tom Petty and Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg). Yay to Libras!

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby krm » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:38 am

NIce one!
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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:27 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0366yxn

Radio documentary about Joe Loss - ' listen again' via this link for the next six days .

Elvis contributes at c. 38 minutes.



Tuesday July 2 2013

Joe Loss was the undisputed doyen of big bandleaders. His name was synonymous with the very best in dance band music. Loved and respected by his public and profession alike, he had a style and musical policy that kept him at the very top of the big band world for 60 years.

Joe was born Joshua Alexander Loss on June 22nd 1909. He was trained as a classical violinist from the age of 7 and gave his first solo concert when he was 10 years old. Loss started band leading in the early 1930s, working at the Astoria Ballroom and soon breaking into variety at the Kit-Kat Club. With broadcasting, recording and annual tours in addition to the resident work, the band became highly popular over the next few years; by 1937, he had become the biggest name in the world of big band music. Vera Lynn gave her first broadcast with the band in 1938 and when Joe married Mildred Blanch Rose at London's Great Central Synagogue that year, the crowd scenes in central London were akin to the Beatlemania of the 1960's- the wedding was even filmed for the newsreels.

In April 1951 Elizabeth Batey, vocalist with Joe Loss, fell and broke her jaw. Joe was badly in need of a replacement and remembered hearing Rose Brennan on the radio during a visit to Ireland. Within days he had located her and, before a week was out, she was in Manchester rehearsing with the band. She stayed with Loss for fifteen years; one of her co- vocalists with the orchestra from 1955 was Ross MacManus, Elvis Costello's father.

In 2010 the Joe Loss Orchestra celebrated its 80th anniversary - it is now Britain's longest running live entertainment unit of all time.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby docinwestchester » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:01 pm

johnfoyle wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0366yxn

Radio documentary about Joe Loss - ' listen again' via this link for the next six days .

Elvis contributes at c. 38 minutes.



Tuesday July 2 2013

Joe Loss was the undisputed doyen of big bandleaders. His name was synonymous with the very best in dance band music. Loved and respected by his public and profession alike, he had a style and musical policy that kept him at the very top of the big band world for 60 years.

Joe was born Joshua Alexander Loss on June 22nd 1909. He was trained as a classical violinist from the age of 7 and gave his first solo concert when he was 10 years old. Loss started band leading in the early 1930s, working at the Astoria Ballroom and soon breaking into variety at the Kit-Kat Club. With broadcasting, recording and annual tours in addition to the resident work, the band became highly popular over the next few years; by 1937, he had become the biggest name in the world of big band music. Vera Lynn gave her first broadcast with the band in 1938 and when Joe married Mildred Blanch Rose at London's Great Central Synagogue that year, the crowd scenes in central London were akin to the Beatlemania of the 1960's- the wedding was even filmed for the newsreels.

In April 1951 Elizabeth Batey, vocalist with Joe Loss, fell and broke her jaw. Joe was badly in need of a replacement and remembered hearing Rose Brennan on the radio during a visit to Ireland. Within days he had located her and, before a week was out, she was in Manchester rehearsing with the band. She stayed with Loss for fifteen years; one of her co- vocalists with the orchestra from 1955 was Ross MacManus, Elvis Costello's father.

In 2010 the Joe Loss Orchestra celebrated its 80th anniversary - it is now Britain's longest running live entertainment unit of all time.


Here's the segment with EC's comments:


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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:29 am

Ross's version of the Roy Orbison hit It's Over has appeared on a new cd collection of BBC performances from the 1960s -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPS-IN-POPS-DA ... 48797a5c06


I'n going to write to the label it's on and ask if they have plans to release anything else that they might have that features Ross.

http://www.artistrymusic.com/

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:21 pm

Ross's version of the Roy Orbison hit It's Over has appeared on a new cd collection of BBC performances from the 1960s -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPS-IN-POPS-DA ... 48797a5c06


I'n going to write to the label it's on and ask if they have plans to release anything else that they might have that features Ross.

http://www.artistrymusic.com
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I got this answer -

With regards to your interest in recordings made by Ross McManus, I have been informed that a Volume 2 in the Series Tops In Pops of the 60s may be released in the coming months. They contain tracks which may be of interest to you i.e. That Girl Belongs To Yesterday - vocals Ross McManus plus Next Door To An Angel duet featuring Ross McManus and Tony Steven, plus the title called Hey Baby I'm Dancing - another duet by Ross McManus and Tony Steven. There are many more tracks being considered featuring Ross, but it is unclear if they will ever be transferred to CD as CD sales are sadly now ever decreasing.

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:35 pm

A highlight of the recent U.S. shows has been the use by Elvis of a clip of his Dad singing If I Had A Hammer


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A short extract of it is in Mark Kidel's Mystery Dance documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az0HdhdqfNs


I asked Mark , via a Twitter direct message , where it's from . He told me it's from a film called The Mood Man, from April 1965. The film is viewable on Vimeo. That can only be done with a password from the copyright holders. The film is at https://vimeo.com/67602033 , the password may be applied for via this http://www.baimenterprises.com/.

' To apply for a password please e-mail richard.jeffs@baimfilms.com.'


I got a password & watched it. Richard Jeffs didn't seem to know about the use of the footage in Elvis's show.

Here are the details at the link -

(C)1965 Harold Baim Motion Picture Productions Limited.
Restored version (C) 2013 Baim Enterprises Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Board of trade certificate BR/E30252
Original negative footage 1980

BBFC Reference AFF045255 Date passed 19/01/1965 Runtime 26m 04s
Approved Footage 2346 Certificate U
Distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd.

The music was specially recorded for this film.

In The Mood (m.Joe Garland [w.Andy Razaf] )
Joe Loss & his orchestra

Maigret (theme) (Ron Grainer)
Joe Loss

Old Ned "Twist" (Steptoe & Son theme) (Grainer)
Joe Loss

No Regrets (m.Charles Dumont)
Rose Brennan (acc. band & singers)

If I Had a Hammer (trad attrib Seeger & Hayes)
Ross MacManus & band


Let There Be Drums (Nelson)
Joe Loss orchestra featuring Kenny Hollick (drums)

Mine’s A Pint Of Blether
Blue Aces Show band (Irish pop group)

Tango ’65 (Moorhouse)
Patricia Brewer & Pierre Dulaine (dancers) & Loss band

(I’m saying) Farewell to the Dames
Larry Gretton (voc) w.Loss band & George Mitchell singers
[arrangers Ivor Raymonde & Leslie Vinall]

It's a real time piece. Certified in Jan. '65 so that probably means it was filmed in 1964. Ross only appears in the 'Hammer sequence , which doesn't cut away from the set seen in the 47 second extract in the documentary. The other pieces are joyous stuff, with everyone smiling all the time. The Blue Aces Showband are hysterically 'Oirish', with lyrics like ' I'm the boy to please her/I'm the boy to tease her/I'm the boy to squeeze her' , with a cut away to footage of people with horses going to a pub, stopping of to dance on the road on the way - those crazy Paddys!

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby John » Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:44 pm

A fuller version captured here. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za6X37_A0qY

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:32 am

Up in full now - watch it quick, just in case it gets pulled

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Ptbv2D ... e=youtu.be

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Postby krm » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:27 pm

johnfoyle wrote:Just got a vinyl copy ( c. 13 euro , incl. P.&P) of this on ebay ; when it arrives it may have some personnel details etc.

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US pressing of the Ross sings Elvis Presley album. Billed as Big Ross and the Memphis Sound.

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Re: Ross McManus

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Re: Ross McManus

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:23 pm

This is Ross MacManus under another name , says someone on Twitter - so it must be true. Sounds kind of like him alright.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41thEfP8xrU

FRANK BACON AND THE BACONEERS ♫ DO YOU LOVE ME [CANNON EP016@1963]


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