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This page is dedicated to e-mail received from interested readers of the SD web page, and will include responses from Donald and/or Walter or, occasionally, other relevant individuals who may have information or opinions bearing on readers' questions.

From: "Sandy" <xxxx-SNIP@SNIP-xxxxx>
Subject: It Will Fly...
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 01:36:41 -0500

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ATT: WebDrone - this is just another way to go with the site if the new album doesn't click. W

Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 15:02:00 +0100
Subject: New Product

Throw us a bone, for Chrissake. Glaciers move quicker than you.

"How sharper than the serpent's fang is an impatient fan." Shakespeare, I think. W

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 18:12:50 EDT
Subject: Online previews/MP3?


I was wondering if you were going to preview some of the songs online
first, to give a sneak preview of what's going to come out, even if it's 30
seconds worth. Also, how do you feel about MP3, have you used it at all, and
are you going to use some of it when the new one comes out?

Dan Walsh

It wouldn't be much of a sneak preview if we told everyone about it well in advance of the fact, now would it? W

Attachment converted: Bolix:Happy99.exe (bina/mdos) (0001768B)
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 02:33:12 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

"...scheduled to release in the first quarter of 00". Which milenia?

Note: This delightfully brief note came bundled with the notorious HAPPY 99.EXE virus. To which our Mac computers are immune. Nice try, though. W

From: xxxx-SNIP@SNIP-xxxx
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:02:29 EDT
Subject: Donald Fagen

Dear Donald,
Your music is so brilliant, and your voice is so brilliant it has made me
fall deeply in love with you. You touch my soul.
Kim, London

From: xxx-SNIP@SNIP-xxx
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 03:00:20 EDT
Subject: A few good eggs

Hey, If you guys are too busy working on the new CD, could you send that
woman with the good eggs
over to my place. Just tell her that you guys will
be here. My roomy and I haven't gotten laid in a while and sort of look like
you guys (unfortunately) so she won't really know the difference. For a small
fee we will write you the details of the escapade. If we had your money we
wouldn't have to stoop to such chicanery.
Thanks in advance

Please don't print my e-mail address.

Thanks for your concern - but we are no longer working on the new CD and have all the time in the world. But you guys sound kinda desperate, so we're sending over a dozen eggs. You know what to do when they get there, right? W

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 19:14:15 -0700
From: Stuart Goodman -
Subject: Health Advisory!

So the new album is scheduled for release in the first quarter of '00 ??

In the third quarter of '97 I had my heart roto-rootered due to the results
of an excess of fun living. At that time I wired you boys with the good
news, and I urged you to put The New One out while I was still above the

Well here we are, approaching the 3rd quarter of '99; the old arteries are
back to a 90% blockage, and still no Product! You fellows had best remember
that messages from all those appreciative youngsters notwithstanding, your
core audience is approaching a state of coronary stenosis at an alarming
pace, and if you don't hurry there won't be enough of us left to put you in
the Billboard 200.

In case your mix-down shenanigans outlast me, I have directed my lawful
heirs to purchase a copy of The New One (if there ever is a New One) to
scatter around the Hali'imaile landscape along with my ashes. May they blow
into your backyard!

Stuart "The Coronary Kid" Goodman

Yo Stuart: Oddly enough I find myself strangely moved by this particular letter. And it is with great pleasure that I inform you that, if you can put down that box of Krispy Kremes for another couple of months, you will have the new CD in hand. Good luck and keep us posted. W

From: "John Bryer" -
Subject: "Hall of Fame "Truth Revealed!
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 17:12:02 -0400

Donald and Walter,

Over the years, your music has revealed truths to me that I, alone, was
incapable of discerning. It is only fair that repay the favor for you both
now. I think I have this Hall of Fame thing figured out for you. I'm
certain that it's one of two things- I just can't decide which it is:

1. "The Eagles" had a hand in it. I think it goes back to "neighbors are
listening" crack - a shortsighted slight that you now have come to regret,
no doubt. The degree of influence they exert over the voters is
indisputable. I suggest that you publicly retract the insult and see if
that helps with the electorate. Ever hear of that saying "Sore Like an

2. Tony, from the local rental shop, believes that all musicians, session
men, singer-songwriters, and troubadours languish in the shadow of "Boston".
He feels that until you recognize this by covering one of their tunes on the
new SD album you will continue to be passed over more times than the tuna
salad at All-U-Kin-Eat Restaurant. Although he is unwilling to share
details with me, Tony will soon be revealing this theory in dramatic
fashion. Much like the effect of his undersized "Oh What A Feeling" tee
shirt, the story will be hanging out there for all to see.

By airing these theories in public, I am sufficiently concerned for my
safety that I request my e-mail address not be published, although my name
is suitably mundane as to not increase the likelihood of my identification
by those who wish me ill.

John Bryer

P.S. I only won an Honorable Mention in that recent hip-hop name contest
thing you ran. Not that I'm bitter at not winning, but do you think the
Hall is concerned with how you spend your time these days?

Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 12:00:36 +0300
From: "Roger Esquivias, III" -
Subject: Chords

Hi. It's really great to find a website for Steely Dan, who, along with
the Beatles, are the greatest bands to ever walk the earth. Top-notch
music, lyrics and musicianship.

From "Pearl of the Quarter" to "Babylon Sisters", man, what a stunning
compendium of quality music! Hats off to you Steely Dan.

Glad to see the lyrics section.

One question, though. Is there a link showing the guitar/piano chords of
all their songs?

More power to your site.

Thanks again, Steely Dan for your music.

Roger Esquivias, III

A Filipino overseas worker in Saudi Arabia

Roger, this is Steve (below)

From: "Steve Chernove" -
Subject: Music Chart Assistance from a way-too-avid Dan fan
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:56:00 -0700

Dear Donald and Walter:

After reading tons of the e-mail and other articles that have been assembled
on your website, it is gratifying to know that a large part of your "loyal
fandom" are articulate, educated folks. Your cryptic, cynical approach to
lyric writing and interview responses is extremely entertaining. The trick
is not to take you guys too seriously, or else we'd all be insulted by you.
Isn't real genius a pain in the ass? Anyway, the reason that I am writing
this e-mail to you is to offer my services free of charge to your loyal
Steely Dan fans who are musicians and are trying to faithfully recreate your
music in the comfort of their own homes, garages, churches, temples, 7-11's,
dorm rooms, etc. I am an accomplished pianist who has been perfecting your
awesome jazz chord voicings (mu majors, clustered 9ths, 11ths, etc) since I
became aware of you guys back in 1973 (Pretzel Logic is when I came on
board), when I was in high school. I have surfed various websites looking
for decent SD chord charts. Most have the bass lines correct, but where are
the intense jazz chord voicings that make these songs sound like they should
? They are in my head. I have written many chord charts for my musician
friends whom I play with. I welcome anyone who is serious about faithfully
recreating your music for their own enjoyment and enrichment (not
monetarily) to contact me at my e-mail address for tips on your music. I
don't mean to sound like an egomaniac, it's just that I've spent half of my
wretched life figuring out your music, and I am confident that I have done a
good job of it. I have put out the same effort on various rock bands and
also jazz fusion. This would include in rock The Beatles, The Who, Elton
John, ELP, Yes, and all of the great rock pianists, and in jazz, Herbie
Hancock, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin in all of his incarnations, Miles
Davis, Pat Metheny, etc. There are too many to mention. How about Warren
Bernhardt ? Some of the obscure artists I found through my love for your

The point of this is that I feel that the music of Steely Dan is a perfect
link between basic rock and the intricacies of modern jazz. I don't believe
that anyone could consider him or herself as a serious music aficionado if
they aren't totally enthralled with and intrigued by the music of Steely
Dan. You guys truly are geniuses, I am here merely to sweep up after you
guys and digest and retain all that I can. So far so good, but it's time
for new material. Release the new CD already dammit !!

Thank you both for your time to read this (if you guys or one of your loyal
subjects have done so).

Sincerely, Steve Chernove, from my office in Beverly Hills, CA.

p.s.: I live in the Los Angeles area, so local musicians are invited to
e-mail me to link up musically. Got charts ? I do !!

Steve, this is Roger (above). Go get'em! W

Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 05:13:51 -0600
From: Brett Barney -
Subject: That Shape is My Lamp Shade

Whew! If ever it was a hard time for lovers it is now. I mean, I love
the music of Steely Dan but Bruno, Iggy, Stretch and Zing Foo are
getting impatient with my stagnant repetoire. And who could blame
them? Today's Karoke industry demands new sounds, clever steps and real
commitment. How long can I continue to sing, "I Got the News" when
there isn't any? How much longer can I tout the "new" remastered Dan
CD's when Sydney Dangerstick, Jagger look and sound-a-like, actually has
NEW Stone's stuff to sing? I mean, he's an idiot with triple collagen
lip injections and he's creepin' up on me boys. He's creepin' up on

I love my work and I know you do too. Whatever it is, get over it.
That double helix is beginning to look like a single serpent on a
weathered Sumerian caduceus and I know you're better than that. You
better be. By God!

Paying Off My 4033,


Listen Brett - the material on our new CD is going to provide you with the best fucking Karaoke act in creation. And I have no doubt that the impending season of shameless SD self-aggrandizement will likewise provide mucho raw material for your incomparable presentations. No worries for you, buddy - just let me know if and when you're planning on selling shares in the act. I'm down. W

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 17:52:57 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Hello from Mississippi!!!

Hi Walter or Donald. My name is Elizabeth Watts I'm 23 and I can't get
enough of the Steely Dan. I love you! I just found your website today
I am so excited that you have a chat room, I hope I will get to chat
with you someday, that would be so great. You are all I talk about
anyway in the 20's chat room at talk city, alot of people in there tell
me that they like Steely Dan too, but I know I love you more than they
do. I want to know everything about you. I only heard of you a few
years ago listening to the radio I said who's that, then I was hooked,
My husband is 40 and you are the only people I can be obsessed with
besides him. Your sound is the only one for me. I want to see you. I
live in Ocean Springs. My husband said we would go see you if you came
close enough, It would be a dream come true if you did. I'm sorry I
just can't get myself to end this letter with you, but I know I have to.
If you ever were able to e-mail me back I don't know how I would react I
would love to see. Definitely you have already brought out the fiend in me.

With great respect,

Elizabeth Watts

Thanks so much, Elizabeth. I have enjoyed your letter immensely, right up to the first mention of the word "husband". Now I'm a little worried about exactly how close we would have to come for it to be "close enough". In any case, I'm thinking that you and the old geezer traipsing down to a show ain't nothing but a family outing. To even have a chance for something approximating a "dream come true", you'd have to come alone. Either way, we'll see you next summer. aloha W

From: "William C Cortes" -
Subject: Greetings from an SD head!
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 11:12:02 -0400

Hey guys! I just want to say thank you for all the great tunes (that
through the years not gone out of style) which I listen to over and over
again. One question, the song FM in which album did you incorporate it
in? Is it on an export version? As for your site, awesome! keep up the
good work! Hey, when you start that sweatshop in Astoria, let me know!
William Massapequa

That track appears on the compilation albums Gold (1982), Gold Expanded Edition (1985), A Decade of Steely Dan (1985), and Citizen Steely Dan (1993). - WebDrone

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 17:59:13 EDT
Subject: Roberstson Gym,Santa Barbara,June 74

do you guys remeber playing at Robertson
Gym,Santa barbara in summer of 74? The place was packed to the rafters and
there was no air at all.Someone threw a cherry bomb or M-80 on stage as you
guys were coming on.Of course it really pissed you off and you said you
weren't playing,but about an hour later you guys did come on a wail in a
great show that had fireworks befire your own.Thanks for coming back on
stage,what a bunch of troopers ! Pat in Vegas.

Well, Pat, the truth is that the summer of '74 sort of got by me - I don't recall the gig in question. But I'm glad to hear that we did the right thing. W

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 02:05:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Book of Liars

I was truly touched by the lyric and music of
Book of liars, It was a great endeavor.
P[EASE telll me the inspiration for the song
if any


Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 22:36:31 EDT
Subject: 12 String guitars and SD

I'm wondering what tunes of Mr. Fagan and Becker had 12 string guitar on them?
Can you please help?

Thank you, Thom La Barbera

Let's see - there's "Josie". There was a twelve string solo on "Rikki" for about two days until we erased it. And that's all. laters W

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 00:35:20 -0500
From: John Hill -
Subject: Re: Keyboard Fingerprints on The Royal Scam
Status: RO

Yo, Dan:

Apologies if this has been asked to death, but...

1. Who did the amazing piano stuff on "Sign In Stranger"?
(I'm guessing Victor Feldman, but who knows...).

2. Did Don Grolnick do all the Clav work on the album?
(SCAM seems to be the most Clav-heavy work to date and could
just be why it's my fave....lots of fun with the D6).


PS: If you need somebody to cover some Clav parts on your
next blitz through Nashville, just let me know; I've had all the
little orange footies replaced!

Hey John: that was Paul Griffin on "Sign In Stranger", who also played the clav on "Kid Charlemagne" and perhaps elsewhere too. Thanks for the offer. W

From: "xxx"
Subject: The New Stuff
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 11:12:24 -0500

So, you won't tour, and you can't get the new stuff out. Jeez, what's the
deal? TOO MUCH HEROIN? Walter! You have to practice BEFORE you get into
the studio. Listen, put the pipe down, send the pre-teen hookers home, and
PUT THE FUCKING RECORD OUT!!! Have yous got drummer's ear? PUT THE

--- A Fan ---

PS -- I am explicitly requesting that you only give my email address to the

Thanks, fan-o-mine - think I'll give your address to the heroin dealers instead - you need to calm down a bit. W

From: "Kent Newsome" -
Subject: Deacon Blues
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 18:11:10 -0500

Hello. I am a longtime Dan fan, musician ( and the webmaster
of ACCBoards.Com (, a very popular Atlantic Coast
Conference sports site. I am also a Wake Forest grad (I know you know where
this is going :)

On our Wake Forest message board a thread has been discussing Deacon Blues,
and someone asked if anyone had ever confirmed that the song was about our
Wake Forest Deacons. Certainly it seems to be (which is both very cool and
very appropriate), but I don't know for sure and as a songwriter I would
love to know a little about the origin of the song.

Since I knew about this site, I figured I'd go to the source.

Many thanks,

Kent Newsome


Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:54:32 -0600
From: James Frazier -
Subject: R&R 100


I just wanted to express my irritation at your placement in the VH-1 Top
100 Rock 'n' Roll & Whatever. Not that I expect VH-1 to really be a
legitimate arbiter in these matters but to place you at 57 (that's right
5-7) seems a little suspect to me. They maintain that musicians did the
voting and all I can figure out is that some of your comments in the
past may have been misinterpreted by your few peers.

Inexplicably, John Coltrane and Miles Davis were included in the list.
Miles, maybe with some of his fuzak stuff but 'Trane? Anyhow, just
weigning in with my pissant two cents. Looking forward to the new one,
although I've been listening to Don's second one a lot lately. I have no
idea why the sudden reinterest in it. It is a lovely record (as is
Whack). Btw, will you guys be working with Lost Tribe again? Sad about
that guy from China Crisis, I don't have any details.

Chuck Rainey sent me some nice mail, he's so kind.

You may (or may not) be interested to know that after all my travails in
LA I am back in Denver, and the moving truck drops off my crap on
Saturday. Wow, five months of homelessness will soon be over. Home at

That's all the non-related stuff I have to offer now, take care and
bundle up.


The members of Lost Tribe are taking a break from the Tribe right now. But if they ever want to make another CD together I'd be down there in a minute. Chuck Rainey is indeed the greatest. Good luck in Denver. W

From: "Mark Foscoe" -
Subject: NEW CD
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 21:49:45 +0100

Will the new "cd" be available on vinyl? I've got a cd player and I even
bought a Greatest Hits package on cd (as well as Walter's solo cd and Don's
last one) but most of my Dan listening is done on good ol' vinyl - which
still sounds better to me. Any views on this one guys?


At this point in time there are no set plans to press a vinyl disc. Nor are there any plans to manufacture any eight tracks or edison rolls or player piano rolls either. But we did in fact make a nice set of analog 2 track mixes which could be used to make vinyl pressings for the digiphobes amongst ye. Don't get me wrong, I ain't knocking it - if you happen to prefer a medium that can't distinguish between the signal and the noise, that's jake with me. W

From: xxxx-SNIP@SNIP-xxxxx
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 17:25:39 EDT
Subject: Regarding last letter

Hey you guys, please don't post ANY of my letter I just sent to D. Fagan. It
was not intended for public view - would be of no use to anyone. As I said,
I've never done this before and did not read the WARNING you had till AFTER I
had sent my letter. THANKS ALOT - xxxxx-SNIP@SNIP-xxxx

No worries, sweetheart - letters like yours I don't forward to anyone, least of all Donald. What's Tuesday night like for you? I'm way in the clear. yours W

Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 17:48:38 -0400
From: kardell -
Subject: Hey Don and Walt.

Hi, guys,
I am 16 years old and have been a huge fan since I was around 13 or so.
When my parents got divorced, I went into a very premature depression
that probably shouldn't have happened. This was about a year ago. I
picked up KATY LIED, put on ANY WORLD followed by DOCTOR WU, and kept
listening to that CD, followed by its cousin THE ROYAL SCAM and the
master of it all, AJA. I've always loved these ones, as well as the ones
predating KATY, but they never meant so much to me. I got out of my
depression and formed a band, started writing again, got some short
stories published, and generally felt better again. The band I created,
FRENCH ELECTRIC, named after a laundromat in Colorado, plays original
songs by my friend and I (actually, it's a two-man unit; I record on my
eight-track) and various studio musicians, some much older than us and
some younger. Some are even our age. What I want to say is that, even
though our music is not exactly like yours, it is still heavily
influenced in spirit and lyrics. I have always wanted to contact you and
say that you are incredible musicians and composers; you have no idea
how much you impacted upon my life. THANK YOU.
C.W. Kardell

Thanks for the nice note, C.W., and good luck to you and the band. W

Subject: question
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 20:06:28 -0300

My name is Adimari Santos and I leave in Argentina, here no there are
cd of Steely and all my cd's was take in USA. I want to buy the new cd and
I want to know if the group will come to Argentina. Please I want to have
the collection of the group in any format, cd, cassette, mp3. send me the
posibility of to obtein this , I speak spanish, and in Argentina there are
many fans or the group. Thanks and God save the STEELY DAN.

Well said, amigo. You can buy from online stores such as CDNow and others. W

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 01:42:57 -0400
From: Louis Venezia -
Subject: aja tribute DVD


Okay, I understand why you guys might want to punish America and stretch
your expatriate wiles, but you (or the corporate machine behind Steely
Dan) have got to release this AJA DVD thingy in America. Christ, I was
maybe six years old when Aja first came out. And no matter how many
times my dad spun it (in the hopes of bedding one or another (or all) of
the neighborhood chickees) during my formative years, I still haven't
truly absorbed its essence. Do you want to deny the amazing technology
of DVD?

Think it over, meanies.

L. Venezia

Not sure what the plans are for the "Aja Thingy". But we learned in the SD Digest that the Euro versions won't play on our good ole All-American DVD players. As for the "corporate machine" - don't make me laugh. toodles W

From: "G. Charles Peterson" -
Subject: Muscatel?
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 01:17:55 GMT


As I perused the liner notes to "Citizen Steely Dan" back in 1995, I read
the quote from Metal Leg stating, "it's nice to hear the word "muscatel" in
a song". After listening closely for almost five years now, and checking
out all the lyrics on all the sites, I cannot find "muscatel" in any of the
songs. Am I inept, or was it Metal Leg's folly?

Doctor Wu

Hmm, maybe you should check again. All right - does the name "Dallas" ring a bell? W

From: "Justin Hall" -
Subject: one question
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 20:22:12 PDT

Dear Donald and Walter,
My name is Justin Hall. I just wanted to tell you that I love your
music and to ask each of you one question I hope you'll answer.
What are your respective religious backgrounds, if any. I've been
wondering this for years now. Thank you for your time and may God bless your new

"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ
Jesus..." 1 TIM 2:5 NKJV

"The shortest distance between two points is through a middle man." Pretzel Logic, 1974. W

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 20:56:19 EDT
Subject: Questions, questions....

Any chance that the tune "Metal Leg" could appear on new album, or is it
gone forever? How about "Jack of Speed" (loved that when you played it here
it Pittsburgh in '96). Also, why did they cut the intro to "Ricki" on
Citizen? That was a great part of the song. Donald, do your folks live in
Cleveland? Thought I remembered you saying they were at the show when New
York Rock & Soul Revue played Blossom (Cleleland) in '92. There's a pretty
cool bar in the Flats called "Fagens" also.
Any chance you saw my "Welcome Back Steely Dan" banner when you came back
to Pittsburgh in '96? Stayed up all night making it. Followed you up to
Blossom later that year, but favorite show was Pine Knob (Detroit) in '94.
Roseland in '95 was a little too crowded, but not complaining. Ever think of
doing an all day show for the die hards? You could do the stuff we've never
heard live, like "Monkey in Your Soul", "Charlie Freak", "Western World", and
even some acoustic "Any Major Dude". The show could be in a central location
(say Pittsburgh), and tickets sold on-line. Neat way to kick off a tour, eh?

Patiently Waiting (like everyone else),

Dave Vrable

P.S. Let me know if you need help organizing that show for the die hards.

Love the idea of the all-day show. Not so crazy about the location - we're trying to stay well off the Penko grid if at all possible. I suggest you do the same. W

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 12:33:09 -0500
From: Chris E Johnson -

Dear Doctors Donald and Walter...(Doctors of damn [DAN] good music)
I too am one of the millions of fans that you have gathered over the
years. I once was proud to boast to anyone who would listen, and now even
to those who won't that I have one of the most extensive STEELYDAN
collections of anyone I know. I am missing some, and the one I long to track
down is THE NEW ONE!!!

C'mon guys, I gotta have it, I need it, I am dying here...

I never miss an opportunity to share your music with those less educated,
less experienced, less blessed. I share with them hoping you will again
share with me...

To shed some light on my fixation, I live in rural Minnesota, and back in
1994 I heard through my sister in Idaho that you were playing at THE
GORGE and well, I was there. I cashed in my coins, pawned some stuff to
get the Amtrak ticket ( yes risking my life) to see you. LIVE. If I were
to think of some of the other concerts I have seen in my life, I still
live that one. It was a gorgeous day, and the mood was right and the
music, well it was you. I need not say more.

I saw you again when you visited Minnesota a couple years ago. 1996 to be
exact, I even moved my wedding day so I could see you. Tears to my eyes
as the music began. Too long. You played something from your
"forthcoming" album and I have wandered aimlessly since.

Furthermore, I have recently been blessed with a son. I swore to be
dressed in my DAN T-shirt and I was. When home from the hospital shortly
after his birth, he heard STEELYDAN for the first time, and as I get the
time to spend with him he hears it a lot. As a matter of fact, he hears
AJA almost once a week while I feed him. I dance with him to your music (
I do not dance) and I feed him to your music, and I sing to him your
music. I must admit, that I do use the tunes, but sometimes change the

Sorry, I gotta go, he is crying.

Please, help me and him, we gotta have THE NEW ONE.

With all due respect,
And if you are doing the autograph thing, sign me up!!

Thanks Chris - send out some of those alternate lyrics some time and we'll post them on the site. Laters W

Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 07:53:48 EDT
Subject: Lyrics in Hey Nineteen

In the lyrics as published under Hey Nineteen on this web site, the name soul
survivors is not capitalized. The Soul Survivors were a popular rock band
that recorded Expressway to Your heart about 1968. They were from the
Philadelphia area and were popular for a while. Accordingly the name should
be capitalized.

Ed Gibson

Yo Ed - Want you to know that we held up the mail update especially so's we could include your message. As it happens I saw the "Soul Survivors" perform at the Fillmore East in 1969 or thereabouts. There was about 17 guys in the band and they all wore orange jump suits and carried on in an appalling manner. It was by far the least soulful band on the stage that night or any other night at the Fillmore that I know of. So it is with great certainty that I can tell you that this motley crew was NOT the source of the reference you mentioned in "Hey Nineteen". W

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