Gundam EZEight (rx_79g_ez_8@yahoo.com)
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 20:28:21 -0800 (PST)


i think bernie in 0080 didn't deserve to die
--- -Z- <z@gundam.com> wrote:
> > >THere was also an asian pilot who had a mole in
> her cheek that was pretty...
> > >she was the longest "survivor"...
> >
> > I think you're refering to Connie, the
> freckle-faced girl with straight,
> > black short hair. IIRC her last name was Frances,
> so she may not be
> > Asian.
>
> None of them were Asian. All of them, with the
> exception of team leader Junko
> Jenko, were named for American pop music singers,
> although two of them were
> switched around.
>
> The Shrike Team roster, in alphabetical order by
> last name, is:
>
> * Kate Bush
>
> * Connie Francis
>
> * Helen Jackson
>
> * Peggy Lee
>
> * Mahelia Merrill
>
> They're named for:
>
> * Kate Bush (b. 30 July 1958), who scored a #30 hit
> on 9 November 1985 with
> "Running Up That Hill" that was on the charts for
> four weeks.
>
> * Connie Francis (b. 12 December 1938), whose career
> included a role in the
> classic 60s youth film WHERE THE BOYS ARE and a 1961
> hit of the same name. She
> also appeared in FOLLOW THE BOYS, LOOKING FOR LOVE
> and WHEN THE BOYS MEET THE
> GIRLS. She was voted pop music's top female
> vocalist from 1958 to 1964 and is
> rated as #16 on the Billboard Top 100 Artists of the
> Rock Era (1955 to present).
> She had 35 Top 40 songs, 16 of which were in the Top
> 10, although she never had
> a #1. Among her most famous songs are "Who's Sorry
> Now?" and "My Happiness"
> (1958), "Liptick On Your Collar," "Frankie" and
> "Among My Souvenirs" (1959),
> "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" and "My Heart Has A
> Mind Of Its Own" (1960),
> "Where The Boys Are" and "Together" (1961) and
> "Second Hand Love" and "Vacation"
> (1962).
>
> * Mahelia Jackson (b. 1912, d. 1972), a jazz and
> Gospel singer on the New
> Orleans and Chicago scenes and the first Gospel
> singer to sell out Carnegie
> Hall. Nicknamed the Spiritual Mother of Song, she's
> most famous for the song
> "Oh, Happy Day" and her rendition of the Civil
> Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome"
> for the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
>
> * Peggy Lee (b. 26 May 1920), who sang for Benny
> Goodman from 1941 to 1943
> before going solo in 1943. She appeared in MISTER
> MUSIC (1950), THE JAZZ SINGER
> (1953) and PETE KELLY's BLUES (1955) and was awarded
> near $4,000,000 in court
> for her uncredited singing in Disney's THE LADY AND
> THE TRAMP. She won a Grammy
> for Lifetime Achievement in 1995. Her three big Top
> 40 hits were "Mr.
> Wonderful" (1956), "Fever" (1958) and "Is That All
> There Is?" (1969).
>
> * Helen Merrill (b. 21 June 1929), a jazz and blues
> singer who recorded
> standards, mostly stuff by Cole Porter and Rogers &
> Hammerstein, between 1954
> and 1965 and whose work became popular again in
> 1989. Her most popular work is
> her rendition of Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To
> Come Home To." By the late
> 1960s, she had moved to Japan, where she lived for
> five years and during which
> time she became proficient in the Japanese language.
> She was invited to perform
> there by the Hot Club of Japan and ever since, has
> continued to visit frequently
> for concert tours and collaborations with top
> Japanese artists, such as Masahiko
> Satoh. Her sensitive and expressive interpretations
> strike a chord with the
> Japanese listener, making her ever popular and much
> appreciated in Japan.
>
> Apparently, Mahelia Jackson and Helen Merrill were
> so well known in Japan that
> it was necessary to swap their surnames, while the
> other three were obscure
> enough to get by as-is.
>
> -Z-
>
>
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