Thursday, November 9, 2017


Stanley - Thursday

A friend sent me an email with a number of old, old photographs.  I don't know who took them, but thank them incognito anyway.

Here we go!

Can you guess who they are?  Answers are at the end.

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Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5 
Picture 6

Picture 7

Picture 8

Picture 9

Picture 10

Picture 11

Picture 12

Picture 13

Picture 14
 The rest have captions, so some of you will guess them correctly.

Looking at these, all I can wonder is where has the time gone.


Picture 1: Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger - look as though they could be in jail

Picture 2: The Beatles and Mohammed Ali - 1964

Picture 3: Martin Luther King Jr, and Marlon Brando

Picture 4: Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein

Picture 5: Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood

Picture 6: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding, and Harvey Firestone

Picture 7: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Picture 8: James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor

Picture 9: Ian Fleming and Sean Connery

Picture 10: Elvis Presley and Tom Jones

Picture 11: Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash

Picture 12: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Picture 13: CharlieChaplin and Mahatma Gandhi

Picture 14: Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr.



Michael Stanley has a short story in the new CWA Anthology - MYSTERY TOUR.  Our is titled Three on a Trail.


  1. Stan, I didn't recognize Brando, anybody in picture 6, Ian Fleming, or Tom Jones. And I would not have known Madonna, Jane Seymore, or Freddie Mercury. But I remember many of the the photos themselves. It's a quirk of my wiring that I remember images very vividly. It's why I can't watch the news on TV. The images stay with me and these days who would be able to bear that.

    Conversely, I can't remember Freddie Mercury at all. The name is familiar but I can't remember what he was famous for. I do like his epalettes though, very much.

  2. I was doing pretty well until pic number 6, that totally stumped me. Got them all apart from those 4.
    Who is going to remind Annamarie about the wondrous Freddie? Any takers...

  3. I actually thought #6 was the cast from "Inherit the Wind." On the Freddie Mercury score, I feel Under Pressure to respond and I Want to Break Free of that sort of thing, But The Show Must Go On and so I say to Queen Annamaria, WE WILL ROCK YOU.

    Is that the Kind Of Magic reply you were fishing for, Caro?

    1. Dears, having read Jeff and Caro's comments, I searched the 16,115 songs on my computer for Freddie. The only answer was "We are the Champions" by Queen. So I went to YouTube to see if that was him. I found this:
      There he was, with all that black hair on his face, but wearing nothing but his underpants and a red bandana. SHUDDER!!!!
      Now I am stuck with that image, and I am going to have to listen to a WHOLE lot of Kris Kristofferson, Placido Domingo, Harry Belafonte, and Joe Williams to replace that creepy, disgusting picture with ones of sexy men who can actually sing. Sorry Freddie. Yuck! Just YUCK!

      He can sing as loud and naked as he wants, my friends. WE are the champions!

  4. I think Annamarie is voicing a strong opinion here.


    Feast your ears Annamarie, you'll love this and probably recognise it!

    1. Thank you, Caro. I have never heard the song, but I know well the voice of Caballe! He looks a deal better clean shaven and with clothes on, but he is still awfully smarmy.

  6. He had a broader range higher than virtually any singer of his generation, and Rolling Stone ranks him #18 on the all time singers list. Wow, you have so much to discover, sis.

    18. Freddie Mercury

    Born September 5th, 1946 (died November 24th, 1991)
    Key Tracks "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "You're My Best Friend"
    Influenced Axl Rose, Joe Elliott, George Michael

    He's "the most inspirational frontman of all time," says My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way. A hard-rock hammerer, a disco glitterer, a rockabilly lover boy, Freddie Mercury was dynamite with a laser beam, his four-octave range overdubbed into a shimmering wall of sound on records such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Killer Queen." Even as he was dying, Mercury threw himself into his majestic, operatic singing. Queen's Brian May recalls that Mercury could hardly walk when the band recorded "The Show Must Go On" in 1990. "I said, 'Fred, I don't know if this is going to be possible to sing,' " May says. "And he went, 'I'll fucking do it, darling' — vodka down — and went in and killed it, completely lacerated that vocal."