User talk:JohnRogers

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Hello, John Rogers. Welcome to Wikipedia.

A few tips for you to start going. (I'll send more if I see that I can help you :-)

  • Just edit stuff off the cuff for a while. We like that!
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-- Cimon Avaro on a pogo-stick 02:50 27 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hi John, Blue Amberol Records doesn't make sense at the present. It doesn't mention the article's subject, and appears to be just disc listing. Start with eg Blue Amberol Records is a US(?) record lable whose titles include...

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I'm enjoying your contributions. One thing I'm wondering about is that lots of them have lots of unneeded html programing in them;

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etc. Are you adding those yourself, or is that an artifact of some program you're using? Wondering simply, -- Infrogmation 16:56, 23 Aug 2003 (UTC)


Hi John, nice work except one thing - album and film titles should be italics not quotes. See Wikipedia style guide. Iam 05:34, Oct 19, 2003 (UTC)

...And please use the wiki 2 ' rather than html. Otherwise, keep up the good work! Cheers, -- Infrogmation 01:21, 26 Oct 2003 (UTC)


Also, you've recently been converting song titles to italics -- according to the style guide for titles, song titles should be in "real" quotes rather than italicized (album titles are italicized):

"Red House" first appeared on the Jimi Hendrix album Are You Experienced?.

Perhaps you can reprogram your parser to change these to hard quotes? Jgm 13:30, 27 Oct 2003 (UTC)


You have been doing a lot of good work and I thought I would mention that Tiles 06:55, 31 Oct 2003 (UTC)


Thank you. I find the formatting guide (or is that rules) to be somewhat confusing but the data is worth the effort. If only there was a wiki symbol for Tab (sigh). John Rogers

There is. the semicolon ":", when it is the first character in a line. Actually, it works like an "indent" function; long lines are also wrapped. Hope this helps. -- Viajero 20:28, 29 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Music, music, music[edit]

Hello. I don't think our paths have really crossed before. I'm glad that you are going around tidying up after me. Deb 21:18, 6 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. That's a good suggestion of yours - though, now that we have the "Category" facility, I can see all lists being outlawed in the future. Actually, though, I think people are more likely to click on the name of the musical to get the credits, rather than on the year. It would be great to have a comprehensive set of articles about musicals, but I fear it will take quite a while - some are quite obscure, aren't they? Deb 19:05, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Hi, John. Yes, I think we should aim to create articles for as many musicals as possible. Let's face it, most articles begin life as stubs, so there's no shame in it. Deb 16:52, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
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{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

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Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Pop singers categorization[edit]

Hi. Taking a look at Traditional pop music, your recategorizing the Boswell Sisters as "Traditional pop music singers" seems not to fit, so I'm reverting. Possibly the article &/or categorizations need some reworking, do you have any thoughts or suggestions on that? Cheers, -- Infrogmation 15:31, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Recording dates[edit]

You seem to have a lot of recording dates and similar information. Where are you getting it from? I'm actually glad to see your edits to my articles, since they supply info I didn't have and anything that builds up the articles about the songs I like is good. -- BRG 15:23, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. The only source I'd seen online was for Perry Como's recordings, at [1] (which you probably know about). -- BRG 15:55, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Hildegarde[edit]

You say: "Hildegarde recorded Darling,Je Vous Aime, Beaucoup on May 20, 1935.

I think it should be returned to the 1935 in music page."

That is very puzzling, because all the information I've managed to find gives the copyright date as 1936; how could it be recorded before it was written? (see, e. g. [2]) I wonder if your recording date is wrong? -- BRG 13:33, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Further search does seem to confirm your 1935 date, as see [3] and [4]. -- BRG 14:24, 10 July 2006 (UTC)


Notability of Clifford Grey[edit]

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A request[edit]

Since you and I often work on the same pages, I just wanted to make a request. If you come across any page on which I put a reference to the discography at settlet.fateback.com, could you change it to the new URL, 78discography.com ? I've been trying to do this, but I'm sure there are a lot of pages I couldn't spot. -- BRG (talk) 15:54, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

If you search on settlet you will get a list of pages. I just updated The Syncopated Clock.

JohnRogers (talk) 06:21, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Taking Liberties[edit]

Ta for updating the reference on Liberty Horn. I probably wouldn't have noticed that it was different because I know what it says and wouldn't need to go to it! Peridon (talk) 00:24, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

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Elsie Randolph[edit]

You may be interested to know that I've restored this article, which was deleted for some inexplicable reason. However, I'm having difficulty finding anything in on-line sources to add. Maybe you have some books or other references? Deb (talk) 20:56, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

The Pleasure of His Company[edit]

Hello, John. May I press you on this detail of the Stanley Holloway article? I have found that details are frustratingly hard to lay hands on, and if you have chapter and verse it would be a great help. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Popular Music says, "...and in 1977 toured Australia and the Far East in a tribute to Noël Coward entitled The Pleasure Of His Company." If the production was a stage play rather than a Coward tribute show, the main text of the Holloway article is wrong and will need to be amended. Most grateful for any citable information you may have about this production. Tim riley (talk) 11:31, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so much - that's marvellously helpful. (Put not your trust in Oxford Dictionaries!) Tim riley (talk) 17:49, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Moonlight Cocktail[edit]

Hello, can you please give me the source you used to verify that Moonlight Cocktail was recorded on December 8, 1941? Thank you. Cullen328 (talk) 14:21, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Stanley Holloway FAC[edit]

Hello, I hope you don't mind in me messaging you. I have noticed you made an edit on Mark Sheridan not so long ago. Judging by your user page, I'm assuming you take an interest in music hall, variety, victorian/edwardian actors and actresses etc? The reason I ask is that Stanley Holloway has now been nominated at FAC, but it has only received one set of comments there. Because of this I am desperatly trying to drum up some support. If you can review the article and comment here it would be much appreciated. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in doing so then please direct them accordingly. All the best -- Cassianto (talk) 17:12, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

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Sam Coslow and "Everybody Loves Somebody"[edit]

Hi. Are you sure about this? Some sources list him as a co-writer of that song and some don't. If you are positive and have convincing evidence, please also edit this, as he's still listed there (also, to help prevent having that credit introduced again in the future, I think it's crucial that you mention it – and give your proof – on the talk pages for both the song and Coslow). Regards – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 14:39, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Please bear in mind that having a record sleeve or something where Coslow isn't listed doesn't necessarily mean he wasn't involved: The Trashmen, for example, had to be sued to give credit where it was due with regards to "Surfin' Bird". So maybe (I don't know) there is a case to be made for Coslow. – ὁ οἶστρος (talk) 14:46, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

An article titled “Same Old Song” appeared in the Los Angeles Times on August 3, 1997. It describes how Coslow received royalties for “Everybody Loves Somebody” as the result of an agreement with Irving Taylor and Ken Lane in 1950. Coslow’s claim was based on the melody of a 1920s song titled “Midnight Moon”.

“Midnight Moon” can be heard here:

http://archive.org/details/MidnightMoon

The first two lines of the chorus are very similar to the first two lines of the chorus of “Everybody Loves Somebody”. The verse and the remainder of the chorus are different. The main musical theme of “Everybody Loves Somebody” does appear to be inspired by “Midnight Moon”.

However it appears that Sam Coslow did not write “Midnight Moon”. The songwriter credits on the recording noted above are to Hare--Schafer—Bernard and this attribution is repeated in the Library of Congress database SONIC.

The transfer of copyright to Coslow is explained in this reference: http://books.google.se/books?id=2hTmIYzDdN0C&pg=PA9&lpg=PA9&dq=%22midnight+moon%22+%22coslow%22&source=bl&ots=xot5GmOGVH&sig=O5TaRAHKbfnz-usaZSRINX9EDCY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PoPPUOnQCNH24QSEsICoBg&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22midnight%20moon%22%20%22coslow%22&f=false

Coslow’s name does not appear on sheet music for “Everybody Loves Somebody” even after the 1950 royalties agreement. Neither “Midnight Moon” nor “Everybody Loves Somebody” is mentioned in Coslow’s autobiography.

The ASCAP entry for “Everybody Loves Somebody” is nonsensical because it credits Coslow as co-lyricist when his only claim to royalties was based on the melody!

In the light of this information, I believe my change should stand. The Wikipedia entry for “Everybody Loves Somebody” is technically correct because it reflects the ASCAP entry which has been supported in the courts, even though dubious.

I am indebted to members of the 78-l mailing list for identifying the quoted references.

JohnRogers (talk) 00:08, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

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It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day Comment[edit]

It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day is a song featured in the film, Gulliver's Travels (1939 film). A redirect[5] there is appropriate in my view. A blank page on the other hand is not appropriate; if you think the page has no useful content, then propose it for deletion at WP:RFD. --Malcolmxl5 (talk) 15:55, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

An article about the song could usefully link to the film. But a link from the name of the song merely precludes the opportunity to write an article about the song itself. I agree with you about the blank page but the problem is created by the initial link. Next time I try to undo this type of inappropriate link I will insert an article about the song.JohnRogers (talk) 04:56, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

You came to my attention because my Friend Wilf showed me a very tattered and heavily annotated copy of British Dance Bands on Record, 1911 - 1945 and pointed out that we had the wrong date for She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor. When I got round to updating the article I found that you had beaten me to it.

Please note that I have moved your article drafts to User:JohnRogers/sandbox. There was nothing wrong with what you were doing but the convention is that your main user page is reserved for you to tell us as much or as little as you want about yourself. As a minimum, I would add where you live, at least as detailed as country.

You are allowed as many user sub-pages as you need so I would split Elsie Randolph out of your sandbox into User:JohnRogers/sandbox2 or User:JohnRogers/Elsie Randloph. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 23:53, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

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"Gus" Kahn, Lo These Many Years Later[edit]

Just ran down an old edit of yours @ 1915 in music. You listed an American song lyricist, Gus Kahn as Gustave Kahn. Close, but "Gus" was born in Germany as "Gustav" (no e). Thought you might still be interested (You were an engineer! (-; )Tapered (talk) 02:32, 9 February 2014 (UTC)


Thank you, Tapered. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 211.28.129.159 (talk) 09:04, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

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