Some Reasons Silver Laughter Thought It Was Destined For Stardom

Stuart Sutcliffe

Stuart Sutcliffe

Updated 12/25/13
Updated 11/26/13 –
After the Kennedy assassination a lot of people began drawing parallels or coincidences between it and the Lincoln assassination.  Not that they were true, but conspiracy theorists found the following:

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946. Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both were shot in the head. Lincoln’s secretary, Kennedy, warned him not to go to the theatre. Kennedy’s secretary, Lincoln, warned him not to go to Dallas. The list goes on which may be seen at Snopes, but you get the idea.
So some quick thoughts hit me today about how Silver Laughter thought it was our destiny to become famous due to the amazing amount of similarities we had with the Beatles:

  • John Lennon had his Aunt Mimi; I had an Aunt Mimi
  • The Beatles were originally a 5 piece band with Stuart Sutcliffe; Silver Laughter started as a 5 piece band
  • The Beatles were originally the Silver Beatles; We were Silver Laughter
  • Ringo, the drummer was the oldest member of the band; Paul Staack was our drummer who also was the oldest member
  • The Beatles came from Liverpool which has 3 syllables; We came from Davenport, also with 3 syllables
  • Liverpool is a shipping port; Davenport is on the Mississippi River and was big in shipping commerce
  • Updated 11/26/13: Paul, the bass player, is left-handed; Mick, our bass player, is left-handed – though he plays right handed!
  • Updated again 12/25/13 – Paul, the bass player’s, mother’s name was Mary. Mick, the bass player’s, mother’s name was Mary!

I’m sure there are more out there somewhere, but this is something Jon and I talked about occasionally in our pursuit of success. As I said, just some thoughts.

Mick Orton

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2 replies

  1. Glenn Stone (the punk)
    November 9, 2013 • 12:08 pm

    Other similarities are The Beatles did 3 part harmonies, Silver Laughter did 3 and sometimes 4 part vocal harmonies. The Beatles had vision, talent, and were very good due to long tours playing together. Silver Laughter had vision, talent, and were a very tight/good band due to having played together on long tours. The Beatles sometimes played to small venues with small crowds, Silver Laughter sometimes play small bars, and venues in front of small crowds, and other times playing large venues, in front of very large crowds. I’m sure I could come up with more if I sat and thought about it, but these are so similar I had to share them.
    Glenn (the punk) Stone.


  2. Reblogged this on Silver Laughter and commented:

    Updated 11/27/14 – Ringo was the last to join the band and was the drummer and oldest member. Paul was the last to join the band, also a drummer and oldest member!

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