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Richard Vigeant's picture
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Hey now

Let's make this place alive. Please oldies, let us know about the man. Listening to the band since 1968, he's still my best man.

Share the LOVE! Richard..

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Petulia

it's been at least 30 years since I've seen it. Richard Chamberlain is a cool villain. As I recall from a discussion elsewhere on the site the whole band is in it, but I cannot personally provide more info.

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Pigpen was in a movie?!?!?

and not a dead movie, but an actual movie???

so I have been doing a lot of research on him lately and came across his IMDB entry and figured I would give it a scan see if any good movies with their music I have not seen and such (some really great forigen movies have been using their stuff lately!)

anyway, there is an entry for a movie called petulia made in 1968 and he played hippie #5 uncredited....
so finding this out two days ago, I shoot over to my netflix acct and search and there is the movie, so I added it to top of my queue and it came today!!!

I am making myself a drinky drink and heading down to my 40 inch to go and watch and see if I can find pigpen in it!!!

like where's waldo, so has anyone else seen this movie?

know of any other movies he is in besides the actual dead movies?

muffin

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festival express

yea, great EW on the dvd bonus material, but, why is there no real footage of him on the train. i watched it again yesterday, and only saw a tiny clip of him in the background or during a jam. no real hanging out with everyone time.
any guesses on this one guys?

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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easy wind

i loved pigs vocals on easy wind.he had such a soulful vocal, he added so much to the dead to me. i guess it's just being from the south but i always dug his sound

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thanks Hal!

I need to get those Golden Roads out again...

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Golden Road article

marye - This is the quote and article you were talking about. It is from The Golden Road Annual - 1993. A 36 page article of interviews about Pigpen.Here is David Nelson interviewed by Blair Jackson.

I was there the night that Pigpen got his nickname. We were doing a Boar's Head thing with Rodney Albin. First the Boar's Head was at the Carlos Bookstall upstairs in the Houchings bookstore. The next summer he got the Jewish Community Center in San Carlos, which was a bigger room. One of these Thursday nights at the Jewish Community Center there were lots of people playing there, including Ron McKernan. A whole bunch of us were all sort of milling around out on the sidewalk after it was over, and we were wondering whose house we could go to to party, and everybody was excitedly talking and yelling. And Sherry Huddleston turned around and said to Ron McKernan, "Oh Pigpen," and it just clicked. Everybody laughed and it stuck. Everybody read (the comic strip) "Peanuts" which was relatively new at the time and knew that character Pigpen.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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Heresy Statement

Did anyone think that some of Pig's songs like King Bee, Midnight Hour, etc., became tedious?

Perhaps the jams were just too long.

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we should get Blair in here...

back in the mists of time there was a really incredible Pigpen feature in the Golden Road.

Hm, wonder if he's still got the Word file. Though I have a bad feeling we were still using typewriters then.

c_c
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no need to say sorry

no need to say sorry...

none at all.

peace.

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