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25 February 2013
Odd Hoi Polloi celebrity scoop
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A recent discussion of the Hoi Polloi LP and the related efforts by member Charlie Bleak brought forth a fun tidbit that is worth preserving for posterity. As mentioned in my old Hoi Polloi webpage article, band member Jeff D'Angelo was brother of noted Hollywood actress Beverly D'Angelo, once famous for "Hair" and Chevy Chase's suffering wife in the "Vacation" movies, and more recently in the spotlight again via the "Entourage" TV series. Well, it turns out pretty Beverly wasn't just a hangaround on the Earlham College scene, but does in fact appear on Charlie Bleak's solo LP on Pickwick 1976. I have this album but oddly missed the fact that she's credited with backing vocals, while I duly observed the presence of several ex-Hoi Polloi guys (including brother Jeff). So that was Bev in '76, and just a couple of years later Milos Forman cast her in the movie version of "Hair" and her star was made.

All this in much more will hopefully be covered in an upcoming vinyl reissue of Hoi Polloi with bonus tracks and thorough background research. It's amazing to think how much has evolved from this story, which began with me receiving a copy of the unknown, undocumented Hoi Polloi LP back in a trade back in 2004 or so.

Posted by Patrick at Lysergia at 23:17 CET
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26 February 2013 - 16:56 CET

Name: "Quentin"

WTF a vinyl reissue of Hoi Polloi!!! Who will do that and do you ahve an idea when it will be available ?

I only have the CD-R bought directly through your old interview!!



1 March 2013 - 20:28 CET

Name: "Patrick"

Hopefully the reissue will be out later this year.

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