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    Interesting video on the history of the Chamberlin & Mellotron

    Presented by one of my favorite synth demonstrators, Tim Shoebridge(he also does some very nice music).
    Some things I never knew before about one of my favorite musical instruments, the Mellotron.
    Hope you enjoy.
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    ^^ very cool, Richard...thanks for sharing
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    I enjoyed that - makes me want to get one of those mini-trons!
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    Thanks for sharing. I knew most of the stuff from books like The Mellotron Book by Frank Samagaio and Mellotron by Nick Awde, but it's nice to see it in a documentary.
    Speaking of books and docu's, Dianna Dilworth, director of the film Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie, told me a couple of years ago she's working on a book too. In fact Amazon had it on their site, although it still isn't published yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Speaking of books and docu's, Dianna Dilworth, director of the film Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie, told me a couple of years ago she's working on a book too. In fact Amazon had it on their site, although it still isn't published yet.
    Was wondering what happened to that...

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    Enjoyed it. A few quibbles: The album's title is NOT "In The Court of King Crimson"; "deceipt" is a VERY obsolete spelling for the word "deceit"; "Interlude" was a really mediocre piece of music, though "Introspective" was quite nice and "New Beginning" was okay. "Dive Straight In" was probably the worst piece of music I've ever heard posted on the PE site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    ^^ very cool, Richard...thanks for sharing
    glad you enjoyed it John.
    I didn't know Harry had his work stolen from him by Fransen...what a d*ck.
    Although for Mellotron lovers, it worked out in the end with the Bradley Brothers being involved.
    I personally think the Chamberlin(aka Mellotron) would've made as big an impact in music as it did.


    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    I enjoyed that - makes me want to get one of those mini-trons!
    I've had my eye on one of those, or the larger mini version, for quite some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I knew most of the stuff from books like The Mellotron Book by Frank Samagaio and Mellotron by Nick Awde, but it's nice to see it in a documentary.
    Speaking of books and docu's, Dianna Dilworth, director of the film Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie, told me a couple of years ago she's working on a book too. In fact Amazon had it on their site, although it still isn't published yet.
    Thanks for checking it out and adding this great information.


    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    Was wondering what happened to that...
    Good to know about.

    Quote Originally Posted by soundsweird View Post
    Enjoyed it. A few quibbles: The album's title is NOT "In The Court of King Crimson"; "deceipt" is a VERY obsolete spelling for the word "deceit"; "Interlude" was a really mediocre piece of music, though "Introspective" was quite nice and "New Beginning" was okay. "Dive Straight In" was probably the worst piece of music I've ever heard posted on the PE site.
    thanks for your thoughts.
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    That's a really good video. I realise I knew absolutely nothing about the origins of the Chamberlin and the Mellotron - I had heard of the Chamberlin and knew it used the same technology as the Mellotron but that was it. Thanks for posting.
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