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Roland the roadie and Gertrude the groupie

September 17, 2013


Live on Dutch television 1991

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Back Row: John Wolters, Rik Elswit, Jance Garfat
Front Row: Bill Francis, Ray Sawyer, Dennis Locorriere, George Cummings
(thanks Andy Childs, ZigZag magazine)

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The 1973 single

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and on the album Belly Up!

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The song was written by Shel Silverstein (1930 – 1999)
more famous as poet, author of children’s books and Playboy cartoonist.
He wrote several Medicine Show songs but also A boy named Sue.
Silverstein was working as song and screenwriter for the film
Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
and he thought the Medicine show was the perfect band for the soundtrack of that film.

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