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Music promoter, manager and film producer Robert Stigwood died at the spry age of 81.

Stigwood brought us some great… and many awful things in the entertainment world.

Stigwood started out promoting Cream and The Who: serious fucking rock-n-roll cred right there.  (Cream here does not refer to a coffee/tea additive but rather the rock super-group featuring Eric Clapton).

He was friends with the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein.  Again, major rock-n-roll cred.

But then he signed the Bee-Gees in 1967, illustrating that he liked crap as much as quality. (“Awww…. the Bee-Gees were good…”  No.  They were not.  They were disco.  Plain and simple.  Sure, they could have been worse: they could have been a country act.  But disco sucked then and it still sucks now.)

I guess he was pretty tight with the Bee-Gees because his godson, Spencer Gibb (not


OK, I like cows.

Spencer Gifts, totally different), wrote. “‘Stiggy,’ you will be missed.”  (“Stiggy” here does not refer to Stigwood himself but rather the nickname he had for is penis.)


Stigwood soon expanded into theater where he managed a hack known as Andrew Lloyd Webber.  (“Webber” here does not refer to the classic charcoal grill  but rather the purveyor of crappy music and/or stuff he did not write.)

He then went into movies where he made the TV movie “Cucumber Castle.”  It was during this project that Stiggy got it’s nickname.

He also Produced “Saturday Night Fever,” (a movie that I have not seen, probably because of all the disco, but I still recognize as a quality film) and “Grease,” (a classic about winning a man by changing every fiber of your being).

But then, he also gave us the following movies:

Tommy – I can only assume that this was inspired by the un-watchability of the classically horrible “Magical Mystery Tour.”  “To make money on a rock opera attacking those who would make money on a rock opera: that was the brave moral stand taken by Tommy.” – Roger Ebert

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonley Hearts Club Band – a travesty that I still cannot bring myself to watch.  “This isn’t a movie, it’s a business deal set to music.” – The New York Times

Grease 2 – With a song about sex-ed, how can it go wrong?  “This movie just recycles “Grease,” without the stars, without the energy, without the freshness and without the grease.” – Roger Ebert

Staying Alive – should have stayed dead.  “It is so ludicrous it has to be seen to be believed.” – Roger Ebert

This hit goes to: Gianna!  Yes, G is on the board with a whopping 20 points!  Only fifty points to catch up with the Ghoul Pool Administrator (which will inevitably happen)!

Nancy Reagan, somehow, still continues to live.

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Jami: 80 – (Scott Weiland  – 60, Pat Harrington, Jr. – 20)

Lee Kwang-Soo (Giraffe): 70- (Daniel Fleetwood – 70)

Occupy the Casket: 40 – (Natalie Cole – 40)

Tailgating w/ Jesus: 40 (Dolph Schayes – 20, Meadowlark Lemon – 20)

Age of Aquarius: 30 (William Guest – 30)

Gianna: 20 (Robert Stigwood – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 20 (Wayne Rogers – 20)


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