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Posted: 02 April 2018 05:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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"Post Orbital Remorse. Part One: The Brotherhood of The Right Stuff” in Rolling Stone (January 4, 1973)
by Wolfe, Tom
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Not only used it, but part of the title. 

And according to the Captain Lockheed album cover sleeve notes, work started in 1973.  So seems likely it might have been at the front of Calvert’s mind.

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Posted: 02 April 2018 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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steve_g - 02 April 2018 05:05 AM

“Post Orbital Remorse. Part One: The Brotherhood of The Right Stuff” in Rolling Stone (January 4, 1973)
by Wolfe, Tom
Found:
Biblio.com

Not only used it, but part of the title. 

And according to the Captain Lockheed album cover sleeve notes, work started in 1973.  So seems likely it might have been at the front of Calvert’s mind.

Thank you! I think that is indeed the most likely explanation then, excellent!

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Posted: 24 June 2018 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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The resulting album wasn’t just a prog-infused space rock odyssey. It was a gleeful Monty Python meets Catch 22 middle-finger to the powers that be that took the concept of The Right Stuff – the aviation term for that million-dollar cocktail of foolhardy courage and icy reserve so gloriously addressed in Tom Woolf’s 1979 book of the same name – and dropped it on its head.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/dec/09/cult-heroes-robert-calvert-hawkwinds-prescient-space-rock-poet

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Posted: 25 June 2018 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Better late than never?
Last March I wrote to the Dartmouth libraries, hoping for aid in identifying the lyricist/poetaster who penned,
We’ve got the stuff.  Yesterday I sent a mild bit of friendly snark re their lack of progress to date, and they were quick to offer what they could find out:
If you wonder what this is about, the football cheering song “Glory to Dartmouth” contains the line, ”We’ve got the stuff.”

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Jun 25 2018, 02:13pm via System

Hi XXXXXXXXXX -

I have limited access to Dartmouth history sources here in Baker-Berry Library, but I did manage to find a few items digitized in the Hathi Trust database.

The December 14, 1909 issue of The Dartmouth mentions publication of the Dartmouth Song Book, which includes “Glory to Dartmouth”.  Apparently this is the first time the song was published?  See: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2862826?urlappend=&#x3B;seq=331

The Dartmouth Song Book (1909) is also online, but lists neither composer nor lyricist for “Glory to Dartmouth”.  See: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435013033162?urlappend=&#x3B;seq=80

An earlier edition, Dartmouth Songs (1898), does NOT include “Glory to Dartmouth”.  [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001819514]

I’m hoping Rauner staff can unearth a bit more detail for you.  I’ve cc’d them in this message, but just so you have it, here’s direct contact information:

Rauner Special Collections Library
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3519
Phone: (603) 646-0538
Email :

Cheers—Amy Witzel, Baker-Berry Reference

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Posted: 25 June 2018 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Glory to Dartmouth, Loyallly sing
Now all together make the echoes ring for Dartmouth
Our team’s a winner, we’ve got the stuff.
We wear the Dartmouth green and that’s enough.

[ Edited: 25 June 2018 07:15 PM by Oecolampadius ]
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Posted: 26 June 2018 07:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Looks like a temporary dead end for the stuff of college football songs:

“Dear XXXXX.

Thank you for your e-mail, and apologies for the delayed reply. I had originally answered this question back in March but, for some reason, the auto-forwarding for the reference e-mail didn’t deliver my message to you.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any original materials related to the song “Glory to Dartmouth.” There is a note in the sixth edition of the Dartmouth Song Book from 1950 that suggests that the first printed appearance of the song was apparently in Dartmouth Songs and Cheers (1905) but that “the name of the author of the words and the story of their origin have been lost.” As the editor states, “For a song that has so long warmed the blood of Dartmouth men, it is disappointing that so little of its history is known.” Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best,

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