Little Roger and the Goosebumps
- Little Roger and the Goosebumps
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Little Roger and the Goosebumps
Genre = Pop music, Comedy music
Years_active = 1973 - 1983, 2006
Current_members = Roger Clark, Dick Bright
Little Roger and the Goosebumps is a pop/rock band from San Francisco active during the 1970s and early 1980s and resurrected in 2006.
[waybackdate|site=http://www.littleroger.com/history.html|date=20070605152413|title=History of the Band - LittleRoger.com] ]
The band, consisting of Roger Clark and Dick Bright, are best known for their single "Gilligan's Island (Stairway)" [ [http://www.gilligansisle.com/stairway.html Stairway to "Gilligan's Island"] from gilligansisle.com, a "Gilligan Island" fansite. The source for the title of the song comes from [http://www.gilligansisle.com/images/roger.jpgthis image of the single] on that fansite.] , a song combining the lyrics to the theme song of the television show "Gilligan's Island" with the music of "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The band wrote the song in 1977 as "material to pad the last set of the grueling 5 nights a week/4 sets a night routine."
[waybackdate|site=http://www.littleroger.com/gilligantimeline.html|date=20070529040341|title=Gilligan Timeline - LittleRoger.com] , recorded it in March 1978, and released it as a single in May 1978 on their own Splash Records label.] Within five weeks, Led Zeppelin's lawyers threatened to sue them and demanded that any remaining copies of the recording be destroyed.
They recorded their next single, "Kennedy Girl" (based on Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"), in 1980, then waited over a quarter-century before producing their debut album "They Hate Us Cuz We're Beautiful", featuring new recordings of 14 songs drawn from three decades of original material. [ [http://popplusone.com/hateus.html They Hate Us Cuz We're Beautiful] from the Pop Plus One website]
*waybackdate|site=http://www.littleroger.com/Stairway090705.mp3|date=20060715095013|title=MP3 version of "Gilligan's Island/Stairway" - LittleRoger.com Original Splash Records Version
* [http://libraryofvinyl.org/blog/StairwayToGilligan.mp3 MP3 version] hosted on [http://libraryofvinyl.blogspot.com/2005/11/mashistory-vol-1-stairway-to-gilligan.html libraryofvinyl blog.] Not the original; a remake.
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