Ben Gunn

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I emailed em to you. Theres 2 scans, each one around 500-600k. They couldn't be any smaller or the text wouldn't be readable.
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Dan wrote:I emailed em to you. Theres 2 scans, each one around 500-600k. They couldn't be any smaller or the text wouldn't be readable.
done. :)

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/bengunn/

cheers dan :notworthy:

click on the "small" versions for full 150 dpi scans (approx 600k each).

be warned, even the "small" versions are quite big at 250k each.

if you are on dialup, be prepared to wait a while ;)
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The smaller images do not appear but the following do:

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/bengunn/bengunn1.jpg
http://www.myheartland.co.uk/bengunn/bengunn2.jpg

Wonder if dear Jayne ever had a proper career in journalism.

Thanks for the scans Dave!
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Just to confirm the rumour: Ben (Matthews) Gunn WAS at Liverpool University, at the same time I was (84-87). In fact, he loved nothing more than to amuse the babygoths by walking round with a book 'How to play guitar' sticking out of his bag.
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Far be it from me to divulge personal details about ex-band members.... but if you want to see what Ben says he's doing now you could do worse than have a look at Liverpool University, 1987, on the Friends Reunited website.
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Karst wrote:The smaller images do not appear but the following do:

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/bengunn/bengunn1.jpg
http://www.myheartland.co.uk/bengunn/bengunn2.jpg

Wonder if dear Jayne ever had a proper career in journalism.

Thanks for the scans Dave!
http://www.myheartland.co.uk/images/bengunn/ should do the trick :)

the small ones do appear, they just take a while coz they aint really that small ;)
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Gripper wrote:Far be it from me to divulge personal details about ex-band members.... but if you want to see what Ben says he's doing now you could do worse than have a look at Liverpool University, 1987, on the Friends Reunited website.
http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/Friend ... _key=16015 :?:
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Thanks for adding the above web address, QB.

Now, under NO circumstances is anyone to use the 'send a voice message to Ben' facility pretending to be Von asking Ben to rejoin the band. That would be awfully childish.
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Quiff Boy wrote:
Gripper wrote:Far be it from me to divulge personal details about ex-band members.... but if you want to see what Ben says he's doing now you could do worse than have a look at Liverpool University, 1987, on the Friends Reunited website.
http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/Friend ... _key=16015 :?:
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I remember some "friend" trying to convince me that the guy who used to work the mixing/lighting desk in The Duchess was actually Ben Gunn.

I wasn't convinced :D
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markfiend wrote:I remember some "friend" trying to convince me that the guy who used to work the mixing/lighting desk in The Duchess was actually Ben Gunn.

I wasn't convinced :D
Nah, I remember that guy. He was called Flat Nose John.
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*bump*

hmmm, anyone seen dan recently? probably a longshot but just wondering if he still has the 2 ben gunn scans :?:

i dont have the original email anymore.... 2003 was at least 2 pcs and a mac ago :oops: :lol:
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Another *bump*!!

I'd love to have a look at those scans / interview if anyone still has them?
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By the way, did anyone ever find out who Ben Gunn is these days? :lol:
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Quiff Boy wrote:*bump*

hmmm, anyone seen dan recently? probably a longshot but just wondering if he still has the 2 ben gunn scans :?:

i dont have the original email anymore.... 2003 was at least 2 pcs and a mac ago :oops: :lol:
Are these the ones you mean?
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Found this blog about the Anabas singles, if anyone should be interested.

Also I've say adjusted the Wiki Page ... :lol: ...
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I have a mate who was good friends with Ben in 1982/83. Interesting times :lol:
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Aaaaaand - look wot I just found: http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-the-counting-horse/
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mh wrote:Aaaaaand - look wot I just found: http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-the-counting-horse/
Great find ! And to think that I voted for this guy as greatest Sisters guitarist. It looks like watching the original Stanley would have been more entertaining than that lot.
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Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
mh wrote:Aaaaaand - look wot I just found: http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-the-counting-horse/
Great find ! And to think that I voted for this guy as greatest Sisters guitarist. It looks like watching the original Stanley would have been more entertaining than that lot.
:lol:

you've been rumbled mate ;D

http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-more-en ... -of-mercy/
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Mothra wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:*bump*

hmmm, anyone seen dan recently? probably a longshot but just wondering if he still has the 2 ben gunn scans :?:

i dont have the original email anymore.... 2003 was at least 2 pcs and a mac ago :oops: :lol:
Are these the ones you mean?
http://www.ultimatesistersguide.org/ima ... forgot.jpg
Yeah that's the same article I posted. No point me scanning it again as it wouldn't look any better than that.
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Quiff Boy wrote:
Nikolas Vitus Lagartija wrote:
mh wrote:Aaaaaand - look wot I just found: http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-the-counting-horse/
Great find ! And to think that I voted for this guy as greatest Sisters guitarist. It looks like watching the original Stanley would have been more entertaining than that lot.
:lol:

you've been rumbled mate ;D

http://jasonbarnard.com/stanley-more-en ... -of-mercy/
Well it's the first time I've been (deliberately ?) misquoted ! Whilst I was clearly stating that watching a police horse stamping his foot would be more enjoyable than having to sit through a gig by the band of the same name, with clever editing I appear to be saying that said band were better than the Sisters. And people wonder why :von: doesn't enjoy interviews.
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Did Ben really write the riff to Alice?

I know him & Von had to settle up financially after SGWBM came out (Ben getting less than he asked for but more than Von thought he was worth from memory?), but I always figured that just meant that he felt he was entitled to some money from being on what was at the time a top 5 UK album. But the riff to Alice is pretty timeless/classic/insert-cliche-as-you-see-fit(!).

No sign of his name on the writing credits on the CD, but that would explain why he contacted Von after a long time without their paths crossing - surely a lot of people purchased the compilation so as to own a copy of that one song in particular?
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Mothra wrote:Did Ben really write the riff to Alice?

I know him & Von had to settle up financially after SGWBM came out (Ben getting less than he asked for but more than Von thought he was worth from memory?), but I always figured that just meant that he felt he was entitled to some money from being on what was at the time a top 5 UK album. But the riff to Alice is pretty timeless/classic/insert-cliche-as-you-see-fit(!).

No sign of his name on the writing credits on the CD, but that would explain why he contacted Von after a long time without their paths crossing - surely a lot of people purchased the compilation so as to own a copy of that one song in particular?
It would be up to the record company, rather than Von, to issue royalties to the performers so that's unlikely to be the reason for any financial settlement between the two men as Ben is mentioned in the credits (although not specifically as a performer so it's just possible that Von neglected to point out that Ben was due a share).

On the other hand, the writing is credited solely to Von, which means he's been receiving sole royalties for it. If Ben got him to admit to co-authorship then Von would have to pay Ben out of his own pocket as he'd already received all the money.

The fly in that ointment is that Von once implied that his publishers owned the entire rights to his songs. He didn't say when that started and it may well only refer to songs published after they got a major deal but if Alice was included then it would be up to the publishers to settle.
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