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Jul/03

Roxy Music and the Rockettes


My wife and I saw Roxy Music at Radio City last night.  As we were leaving, we overheard an older woman (I mean older than everybody else there, who were all pretty old – I mean Bryan Ferry is 60) talking to a Radio City employee.  She seemed to be saying that she wanted her money back because someone had told her that this concert would feature Radio City’s famed Rockettes.  I imagine her patiently waiting throughout the concert vainly hoping that Bryan Ferry and Phil Manzanera would do a high kick line. 

There is something of a connection.  Samuel L “Roxy” Rothafel was a promoter and brought the Rockettes , first named the Roxyettes, to Radio City.  He also designed the Roxy Theater, which was a much-copied movie palace.

Bryan Ferry has indicated that he named his band Roxy Music, in part to suggest movie palaces.

So I think they should give her money back.

“Jealous Guy” was the highlight of the concert.

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