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Postby Gatwick1946 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:35 pm

Watched this film on channel 306 recently, - The Shadows and Bill McGuffie got creds for the music. But I must have fallen asleep and missed any tunes. It reminded me of a documentary.

Of more interest was the preceeding 10 minute interview with Jess Conrad, talking about how he got the part, and how he got his start in show business. In 1961'ish I bought his 45 rpm called "Mystery Girl".

He must be about the same age as Cliff Richard.

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Re: The Boys

Postby JimN » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:36 pm

Gatwick1946 wrote:Watched this film on channel 306 recently, - The Shadows and Bill McGuffie got creds for the music. But I must have fallen asleep and missed any tunes. It reminded me of a documentary.

Of more interest was the preceeding 10 minute interview with Jess Conrad, talking about how he got the part, and how he got his start in show business. In 1961'ish I bought his 45 rpm called "Mystery Girl".

He must be about the same age as Cliff Richard.


In fact, Jess Conrad is more than four years older than Cliff Richard, born September 1936.
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Re: The Boys

Postby GoldenStreet » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:02 pm

Prior to The Boys, Jess Conrad appeared uncredited as a dancer in Cliff's debut film, Serious Charge, in 1959.

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Re: The Boys

Postby Gatwick1946 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:19 am

Aye, according to the I.M.D.B. Mr Conrad was born on 02/02/1936.

So he is ten years older than me, but looks ten years younger. What pills is he on?, I want some LOL!!!!

PS was there any music in the film? I found the film a bit old fashioned and boring, (that's me to a tee!) fell asleep in the middle and did not notice any music over the titles and end credits.

I was expecting to hear:-

1.Theme from The Boys.
2.The Girls.
3.Sweet Dreams.
4.The Boys (reprise of track 1)

The film was in black and white, whereas I was expecting colour, as per the cover of The Shadow's EP.

I expect it will be on again soon - channel 306 show a lot of repeats?

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Re: The Boys

Postby JimN » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:00 am

Gatwick1946 wrote:Aye, according to the I.M.D.B. Mr Conrad was born on 02/02/1936.

So he is ten years older than me, but looks ten years younger. What pills is he on?, I want some LOL!!!!

PS was there any music in the film? I found the film a bit old fashioned and boring, (that's me to a tee!) fell asleep in the middle and did not notice any music over the titles and end credits.

I was expecting to hear:-

1.Theme from The Boys.
2.The Girls.
3.Sweet Dreams.
4.The Boys (reprise of track 1)

The film was in black and white, whereas I was expecting colour, as per the cover of The Shadow's EP.
Christopher


The EP cover is also in black and white, with some hand colouring of the image (only of the floor and the framework of the cinema foyer window, seen from inside). The only other colour on the EP sleeve is the lettering artwork.

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Re: The Boys

Postby Iain Purdon » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:22 pm

Stretching a connection here ... if you haven't seen Jess Conrad "backed" by Hank and many other pop legends, do!

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Re: The Boys

Postby Derek Mowbray » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:55 pm

I saw Jess Conrad signing autographs in Rounday Park in Leeds 1963 he said to someone I want to go now ,me and my mate joked about it years afterwards .
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Re: The Boys

Postby Uncle Fiesta » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:00 pm

A band that drowns out the singer ... best kind!
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