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Old 02-05-08, 07:17 AM
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I did not know that.

One of my all time favorite albums is Disraeli Gears by Cream. I had always wondered where the title came from, and thought it was probably some obscure reference about the "machinations" of the 19th Century British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Well I was watching a PBS special on Eric Clapton and he says Disraeli Gears was coined by Cream's drummer Ginger Baker, who was an amatuer bicycle racer before turning musician, and that Disraeli Gears is a play on words on "derailleur gears."

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Old 02-05-08, 07:19 AM
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Oh that's awesome!! I wonder how many other things like this were references to bikes?
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Old 02-05-08, 08:25 AM
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ahhhh ... Cream. Have not heard them in a while. Nice info btw
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Old 02-05-08, 10:45 AM
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...rolling stones?



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LOL....very cool.
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Old 02-05-08, 01:30 PM
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That's cool!
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Bikes and music...

From what I hear, John Lennon pedalled around Liverpool on a Raleigh Lenton.

Wish I could find a pic of that.
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