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Thread #45765   Message #677149
Posted By: GUEST,John Hindsill
27-Mar-02 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: Surprise record purchase - Ed McCurdy
Subject: Surprise record purchase
Today, whilst browsing the used record bin in a music store I came upon an LP entitled WINDJAMMER Folk Songs of the Sea. The performer was listed as Chad Willis & the Beachstones, a person I have never heard of. The label, Spinorama, was probably one of those $1.98 exploitation companies whose wares were found in drugstores and the like back in the '50s and '60s, but it was worth buying for what the store was asking...maybe there would be a gem or two, here. Well, it turns out the Chad Wills sounds identical to (pause for effect) Ed McCurdy! And indeed it is. Have any of you had this type of find, where a performer used a pseudonym because of contractual reasons, or the company did so for knock off purposes?---John