RAINBOW (1981-1984) the Joe Lynn Turner era
- Sep 4, 2011
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When it comes to Slade I always liked Play It Loud from 1970 but the 'Glam image' of the early/mid 1970s was a 'turn off' for me and still is. Slade In Flame the record/cd and movie has some good songs on it and a friend and myself went and saw the film when it was on release in the west end of London at the end of 1974. Personally I like the early 1980s version of Slade.
As for Mary Millington she worked in the UK 'sex industry' during the 1970s as a 'porn actress' and also running a couple of sex shops around the greater London area with her younger sister Doreen Millington. According to Wikipedia Mary committed suicide back in 1979 age 33.
Regarding The Sweet in particular I read a article in Classic Rock magazine about 10 years ago that the band didn't have a large female following back in the early 1970s 'glam era' because apparently many young women at that time where 'confused about the way they looked' with clean washed long hair and face make-up like women along with Steve Priest the bass player who sometimes wore 'hot pants' and high heels on stage ha ha ha.... I'm not knocking the Sweet cos I was a teenager at the time and the way they looked didn't bother me and I have many Sweet cds but a few days ago I bought a new Sweet x3 cd compilation cd and when I mentioned it to my wife who was a teenager in the early 1970s herself she told me that she never liked that group they all looked weird?.Regarding the glam turn off - quite a few bands (particularly of that era) are better listened to than watched! Obviously, there's some bands where neither is better!