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Blind Item: Eldergay Singer

"This elderly singer who was a sex symbol in the '60s and early '70s used to pay for sex acts with men so he could be discreet about his sexuality. As he is getting older and dealing with health issues, he finally came out to his wife a few months ago. The wife claimed she has known their entire marriage and agreed to stay because she claimed that she still loves him and always has, and claims she'll be his best friend for as long as they live."

My first thought was Sedaka, but was he ever considered a "sex symbol"?

by Anonymousreply 19603/06/2014

Tom Jones? Engelbert Humperdink?

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2011

Neil Sedaka...Nope! Gay as paint but never was a sex symbol and he also goes back to the 1950's.

I go with Tom Jones.

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2011

Wayne Newton?

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2011

I know! John Margaret!

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2011

[quote]My first thought was Sedaka...

I can honestly say that my first thought to any matter or question has never once been "Sedaka."

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2011

Wayne Newton always look a butch lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2011

Tony Bennet?

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2011

Mick Jagger?

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2011

Van Morrison

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2011

Bobby Sherman

by Anonymousreply 1010/12/2011

Mick Jagger never paid young men for sex. He got it for free. He was very much bisexual when he was younger.

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2011

kd lang

by Anonymousreply 1210/12/2011

Vic deMoan.

by Anonymousreply 1310/12/2011

I'm going with Tom Jones, also. He's been married to the same woman for 40+ years. He was HOT back in the day!

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2011

Yup. Tom Jones owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2011

No mention of health issues, but lots of mentions of heterosexual dalliances and current performances on wikipedia for Tom, though.

It would be ironic if it was Englebert. My mother loved him and had a huge poster on the door to the attic next to her vanity.

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2011

I thought of Sherman and Humperdinck, in that order. Jones has admitted bisexuality in the past, so he's out.

And Sedaka's wife has always known, by way of the horse's mouth. He told her way back in the late sixties, to which she - quite the Hollywood Wife even back then - responded "as long as you don't embarass me in public." - which he hasn't.

I know Sedaka's agent - and rentboy procurer - from the 70's (now an oldies show promoter/producer).

by Anonymousreply 1910/12/2011

Gordon Lightfoot

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2011

[quote]It would be ironic if it was Englebert.

I know, right?

by Anonymousreply 2110/12/2011

Englebert seems to still be performing and also had an illegitimate child...

by Anonymousreply 2210/12/2011

Gordon Lightfoot is dead.......

by Anonymousreply 2310/12/2011

Tom Jones. I was having dinner with someone who worked at a hotel he was staying in a long time ago. She said she had to go up to his suite and he was having an orgy. All male. I also heard he and Elvis were an item at one time.

by Anonymousreply 2410/12/2011

Bobby Fucking Vinton

by Anonymousreply 2510/12/2011

Vinton was never a sex symbol. Tom Jones had a health scare a couple of months ago. But I always thought he tended to cheat on his wife with women of colour.

by Anonymousreply 2610/12/2011

R26, the Polish fat broads in my neighborhood used to cream their double knit suits for Bobby Vinton.

One of my mom's hair stylists - the one she went to when she couldn't get an appointment elsewhere - was the president of his fan club.

I guess Steve&Edie are out.

by Anonymousreply 2710/12/2011

Like someone mentioned, Tom Jones acknowledged bisexual behavior eons ago. Sounds like the Eldergay just came out to his wife, TJ's wife would have known when he mentioned it publically.

by Anonymousreply 2810/12/2011

[quote]I also heard he and Elvis were an item at one time.

Doubtful. Elvis was a major homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 2910/12/2011

Source, r29?

by Anonymousreply 3010/12/2011

"My first thought was Sedaka, but was he ever considered a "sex symbol"? "

Sex symbol? Even I am hearing laughter in the rain over that one.

by Anonymousreply 3110/12/2011

[quote]Elvis was a major homophobe

One who received gay favors on the DL, like a lot of hard-core homophobes often do, only to then condemn and protect their images.

by Anonymousreply 3210/12/2011

I was going to post David Bowie

by Anonymousreply 3310/12/2011

Scratch a homophobe R29. Google Elvis and Tom Jones and look at the images. Also Nick Adams. Women were accessories. His early relationships were mostly chaste. Later drugs made him chaste. Lots of stories about Elvis and guys. Even Jones himself mentioned Elvis used to check him out in the shower. What they were doing together in a shower, I don't know.

by Anonymousreply 3410/12/2011

I'm not sure about Tom Jones being the singer. The actress who plays the character "Elvira" was on Howard Stern a few years ago and related a story how she started out as a teen showgirl in Vegas. One day, Tom Jones asked her on a date and basically raped her (she said she was a virgin when he did this).

She also said she heard from other showgirls that Tom had a rep for cutting a swath through young females while performing in the NV clubs.

by Anonymousreply 3510/12/2011

R32 is, of course, correct; I heard about it too. Elvis received gay favors behind a Missouri Burger King in the early 80s, than was filmed condemning and protecting in Kalamazoo in 92.

by Anonymousreply 3610/12/2011

Rod Stewart?

by Anonymousreply 3710/12/2011

Gordon Lightfoot is not dead...just Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 3810/12/2011

Didn't someone here claim that they tricked with Bobby Sherman?

by Anonymousreply 3910/12/2011

Gordon Lightfoot is about as gay as Neil Young.

It's Neil Sedaka.

by Anonymousreply 4010/12/2011

Link to the Tom Jones bisexual revelations, please

by Anonymousreply 4110/12/2011

No.

Sedaka was NEVER a sex symbol...

by Anonymousreply 4210/12/2011

Could it be pierced nippled Robin Gibb? He's very camp and isn't his wife bisexual?

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by Anonymousreply 4310/12/2011

BTW I love Johnny Mathis - Am I abnormal for a lesbian?

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by Anonymousreply 4410/12/2011

Robin Gibb was not a sex symbol either, good GOD woman!!

by Anonymousreply 4510/12/2011

Frankie Avalon?

by Anonymousreply 4610/12/2011

Neil Sedaka was never a sex symbol. Good GOD woman! I think it's Tom, didn't someone on here say he had sex with Tom Jones in an airport somewhere?

by Anonymousreply 4710/12/2011

But surely if it were Tom they would have said the person was a sex symbol THROUGHOUT the 70's as this was the height of his fame in the US(?) Also, he's had too many women to suddenly turn 100% gay. It sounds to me like we need to identify a singer who has been (seemingly) faithful to the wife.... like..... I dunno, Cat Stevens? Bob Dylan? Roger Daltry?

(Robin Gibb is sooooo camp; admit it!)

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by Anonymousreply 4810/12/2011

Oh dear. Visit www.johnnymathis and goto the Backstage page. He has a bloke working for him called - I shit you not - Rick Shaw.

Some parents huh....

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by Anonymousreply 4910/12/2011

Was Neil Diamond a sex symbol? He had a great face and was quite handsome in his youth.

by Anonymousreply 5010/12/2011

It's not Roger Daltrey. He and his wife had an understanding: she provided children and spent her life caring for them and for Daltrey, and he could fuck any woman he wanted. He's talked openly about it, saying, "Going on tour was like being a kid in a candy store. I couldn't say no, and told my wife so. She's a saint; she understood and went along with it."

Also, a groupie's memoir talked about this transvestite the groupie met who was very beautiful. The Who were in town and the groupie phoned up Daltrey and told him about her gorgeous friend who wanted to meet him. Daltrey talked to the tranny and made a date. At the last minute, the groupie and the tranny chickened out, afraid that Daltrey might get violent when he made the discovery.

by Anonymousreply 5110/12/2011

Oh , and Daltrey has a shitload of illegitimate kids he's paid for.

by Anonymousreply 5210/12/2011

Please don't let it be DAVEY JONES!!!

by Anonymousreply 5310/12/2011

Smokey Robinson?

by Anonymousreply 5410/12/2011

Andy Williams? Is he still alive? Or how about Stevie Wonder?

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by Anonymousreply 5510/12/2011

Tony Polar!

by Anonymousreply 5610/12/2011

Lucy...

What part of "sex symbol" do you not understand?

by Anonymousreply 5710/12/2011

Terry Jacks

by Anonymousreply 5810/12/2011

Ringo!

by Anonymousreply 5910/12/2011

Totally Bobby Vinton.

by Anonymousreply 6010/12/2011

And I thought this BI would be easy, lol.

by Anonymousreply 6210/12/2011

Frankie Valli?

by Anonymousreply 6310/12/2011

It was Bobby Sherman. Actually, he was just some hot guy on a beach when Sal Mineo started him on his career (after buttfucking him). This is from the Sal Mineo biography that recently came out.

by Anonymousreply 6510/12/2011

Interesting, R65.

I've always considered Justin Bieber the 21st century Bobby Sherman, especially when you consider who Bieber's "mentor" is: Usher.

by Anonymousreply 6610/12/2011

R41 ... here is a nice string of photographs taken of Elvis and Tom Jones with some other folks. Tom and Elvis stayed friends until his death.

by Anonymousreply 6710/12/2011

It's not Bobby Sherman. I read the Mineo bio and Mineo's girlfriend's revelation of finding the two of them together. Sherman played him along until he found bigger fish to fry. I doubt he's about to come out of the closet.

by Anonymousreply 6810/12/2011

It doesn't seem Bobby Sherman has been married since 1979.

by Anonymousreply 6910/12/2011

Gary Puckett

John Fogerty

Andy Kim

One of the Guess Who, Grass Roots or Three Dog Night.

Art Garfunkel

Joe Simon

Jerry Butler

Joe Cocker

Crosby, Stills or Nash

by Anonymousreply 7010/12/2011

It's probably someone out of left field like Ed Ames, the guy who same "My Cup Runneth Over with Love".

I hope it is Andy Williams because I think he was the symbol of all-american wholesome music back then, and wasn't bad looking.

Or, perhaps it was the pious boy for all ages, Pat Boone.

I thought Wayne Newton really was a Lesbian. You mean, she was actually a guy? With THAT VOICE? Dunka shane, darlin, dunka shane...

by Anonymousreply 7210/12/2011

R70, are you blind by any chance?

by Anonymousreply 7310/12/2011

R70, you list contains some of the most ugly gross singers from the 70's. However, not knowing him, I did a YOUTUBE search on Gary Puckett, and he was pretty hot back then. Was he a household name though?

Maybe it was Freddy and the Freeloaders. "Do the Freddy!"

(I'm having fun on YOUTUBE discovering all these 60's and 70's singers - pretty amusing at times).

by Anonymousreply 7410/12/2011

I couldn't resist.

by Anonymousreply 7510/12/2011

Gary Puckett - really good voice, handsome face (if you take away the 60's Planet of the Apes haircut).

by Anonymousreply 7610/12/2011

John Davidson.

by Anonymousreply 7710/12/2011

My vote is for Engelbert Humperdink. He has to be gay! And he was a huge sex symbol. my mother LOVED him.

by Anonymousreply 7810/12/2011

glen campbell fits the criterion and his illness is widely reported.

by Anonymousreply 7910/12/2011

What about Freddie Fender?

by Anonymousreply 8010/12/2011

Yes, r39, I did.

by Anonymousreply 8110/12/2011

Rod Stewart

by Anonymousreply 8210/12/2011

Yes, Rod Stewart.

by Anonymousreply 8310/12/2011

Was Lyle Whatshisname from The Carol Burnett Show a singer?

I don't think Glen Campbell was a sex symbol. He was a cornfed good old boy.

Jack Jones?

by Anonymousreply 8510/12/2011

[quote]I'm not sure about Tom Jones being the singer. The actress who plays the character "Elvira" was on Howard Stern a few years ago and related a story how she started out as a teen showgirl in Vegas. One day, Tom Jones asked her on a date and basically raped her (she said she was a virgin when he did this).

What's with Elvira? I saw her on a groupie documentary and she told a story of being a little virgin nearly trapped in a bedroom with a horny Jimmy Page. Either she's leaving out details or she was a teenage, cock tease extraordinaire.

by Anonymousreply 8610/12/2011

Elvira is a well known slut, she use to do three ways with Elvis and Priscilla back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 8710/12/2011

Steve Lawrence

by Anonymousreply 8810/12/2011

Neil Diamond?

by Anonymousreply 8910/12/2011

Tony Orlando.

Dawn were his beards....

by Anonymousreply 9010/12/2011

[quote]Source, [R29]?

I read this a long time ago, so I'm not 100% sure of the source -- it was either in Priscilla's [italic]Elvis and Me[/italic] or [italic]Elvis: What Happened?,[/italic] the tell-all by a guy in his entourage that came out just after he died. One of them had a mention of Elvis freaking out during filming for one of his musicals ([italic]Blue Hawaii[/italic]?) when a male dancer tried to grab his crotch on the sly.

by Anonymousreply 9110/12/2011

That doesn't prove that he was homophobic, r91 - maybe he just didn't like getting sexually harassed.

by Anonymousreply 9210/12/2011

Bobby Vinton and Neil Sedaka may have been heartthrobs but calling them sex symbols would be kind of a stretch. Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdinck, though, definitely qualify as sex symbols.

Bobby Sherman may have recorded a hit single but he was better known as a TV star.

by Anonymousreply 9310/12/2011

Zamfir has been hiding in plain site!

by Anonymousreply 9410/12/2011

Well, if we're talking about a blind eldergay...I'd say Ray Charles, but he's dead.

by Anonymousreply 9510/13/2011

It's Billy "Crash" Craddock.

by Anonymousreply 9610/13/2011

It's Mac Davis.

by Anonymousreply 9710/13/2011

evlira said t jones dick was so big he made her bleed. mmmm

by Anonymousreply 9810/13/2011

[quote]Stewart didn't really become a sex symbol until he forced his tight spandex on us in the late 70's.

Learn your music history R84. Rod the Mod was well known in the mid-sixties

by Anonymousreply 9910/13/2011

R85, you beat me to it. That is a very strong possibility because when Jack Jones was younger, in the 60's and 70's, he was very, very handsome in a Preppy way. I have read of Tom Jones being bisexual for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 10010/13/2011

[quote]Rod the Mod was well known in the mid-sixties

As a sex symbol?

The blind item clearly states the guy in question was a sex symbol in the sixties and early seventies. "Rod the Mod" was the lead singer of the Kinks and the Jeff Beck group, hardly a known entity on his own. He was mostly known for his haircut, hence the nickname, which conveyed anything but sex (and don't even bring up the Rod part, that was his name, not his dick).

His solo career began in 1969 and did not trade on sexy songs/moves until the late seventies, which hardly qualifies him as a sex symbol of the sixties and EARLY seventies.

by Anonymousreply 10110/13/2011

r101

Ahem

by Anonymousreply 10210/13/2011

Sorry r102, meant to say the Ray Davies Quartet (which later became The Kinks)

by Anonymousreply 10310/13/2011

[quote]As a sex symbol?

Yes, definately

by Anonymousreply 10410/13/2011

The guy in R75 sounds like Geri Jewell.

by Anonymousreply 10510/13/2011

My first thought was John Davidson.

by Anonymousreply 10610/13/2011

Elvis was definitely queer R91.

That's why they picked on him in school.

by Anonymousreply 10710/13/2011

R95, please. Ray Charles swam through pussy every day of his life. Are you just making names up, twat?

by Anonymousreply 10810/13/2011

Dick Van Dyke?

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by Anonymousreply 10910/14/2011

Wasn't there a story somewhere about Jill Haworth walking in on Sal Mineo fucking Bobby Sherman?

by Anonymousreply 11010/14/2011

Tom Jones was a womanizer x 10, not gay or bi, puleeeze.

It has to be a man who has been married a long time and still is married -- not Tony Bennett, not Bobby Sherman.

by Anonymousreply 11110/14/2011

Neil Sedaka a sex symbol?

No. Not at all.

Steve Lawrence?

by Anonymousreply 11310/14/2011

Dick Van Dyke neither a sexy symbol or primarily a singer, although he was a song and dance man.

I think it's Steve Lawrence.

by Anonymousreply 11410/14/2011

Definitely Steve Lawrence.

Sex symbol.

Singer.

Long married.

Gay.

Rentboys.

It all makes sense.

The only reason the blind item didn't add - married to a famous singer or part of a famous singing team with his wife is that would make it far too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 11510/14/2011

Steve Lawrence was never a sex symbol!!

This is Tom Jones.

by Anonymousreply 11610/14/2011

Steve Lawrence was definitely NEVER a sex symbol. He was never sexy at all nor even good looking.

by Anonymousreply 11710/14/2011

You may not have found Lawrence sexy. Hell, I didn't either.

But I assure you that, like Eddie Fisher who had a similar appeal, a great many women at the time did.

by Anonymousreply 11810/14/2011

No, R118, that is not accurate.

And the blind item would never refer to Steve Lawrence as a former sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 11910/14/2011

Tom Jones?

Tom Jones has been a notorious philaderer throughout his long marriage. With other women! Including paternity suits with DNA proving him the baby father.

Try again boys.

by Anonymousreply 12010/14/2011

Um, did anyone scroll all the way down in the pictures of R67's link?

I did not know Tom Jones and Elvis were so close... and that pic with that big ole queen Merv?

I can believe this...there's a lot of um, adoration in some of those pics.

by Anonymousreply 12110/14/2011

Elton John?

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by Anonymousreply 12210/14/2011

Dick Van Dyke became a sex symbol to the British due to his brilliant singing and authentic Cockney accent in 'Mary Poppins.'

by Anonymousreply 12310/14/2011

Paul Anka? He was very much a sex symbol in his youth and is Jason Bateman's father in law.

by Anonymousreply 12510/14/2011

Ummmm, Lucy J?

You are not funny. Someone has to tell you the truth.

Go back and retool the act. In case you haven't noticed on your own, you are not amusing anyone here.

by Anonymousreply 12610/14/2011

Btw, Glen Campbell -- another womanizer.

by Anonymousreply 12810/14/2011

Lucy J is not only not funny, but she/he is extremely annoying, boring, asinine, and inane.

by Anonymousreply 12910/14/2011

It's not: 'your a boring twat'.

It is:

you're a boring twat

or

you are a boring twat

by Anonymousreply 13010/14/2011

[r128] not to mention multiple marriages

by Anonymousreply 13110/14/2011

Burl Ives?

by Anonymousreply 13310/14/2011

Lucy J = Thoughtfulcritic

Back again, posting with a fake identity as someone from the U.K. - but is too stupid to pull it off.

GO AWAY!!!

by Anonymousreply 13410/14/2011

Damn people, it's Bobby Vinton, the Polish Prince.

by Anonymousreply 13510/14/2011

I think it's Fats Domino. He used to drive the fatty chasers crazy in the 60's and I think a few of them actually died running after his car. He's not in the the best of health, but he still fat.

by Anonymousreply 13610/14/2011

R136, there are no female chubby chasers. Fats Domino = no sex symbol.

However, Chubby Checker was a lot thinner and a borderline sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 13710/14/2011

r118, I'm 62; I was there. You're incorrect. Chubby cheeks are not nor have ever been "sexy."

by Anonymousreply 13810/14/2011

"there are no female chubby chasers"

Uh, duh, r136 was being facetious about Fats Domino being a sex symbol. (And yes there are plenty of straight women who date or marry fat guys. Something like 2/3 of straight guys are overweight)

by Anonymousreply 13910/15/2011

The answer is James Darren.

by Anonymousreply 14010/15/2011

Richard Simmons?

by Anonymousreply 14110/15/2011

Shane Klingensmith?

by Anonymousreply 14210/16/2011

Billie Davis?

by Anonymousreply 14310/16/2011

Frankie Avalon

by Anonymousreply 14410/16/2011

Where are these stories about Tom Jones being bisexual? I definitley missed that one!

I also think its Engelbert. Tom is too obvious.

by Anonymousreply 14510/16/2011

Donny Osmond.

by Anonymousreply 14610/16/2011

It's the Jones boy. The BI never claimed he was exclusively gay so you can stop with all the "he was a notorious womanizer" protests. Many bisexuals do indulge their sexual appetites voraciously (good luck to 'em).

I dunno about Elvis but I wouldn't be surprised. He definitely had issues sexually, if the Memphis Mafia are to be believed.

Elvira said Tom was hung, R98? The rest of him looks pretty good too (see link)

by Anonymousreply 14710/16/2011

I'm not a Tom Jones fan but he's been having comebacks every few years since I was a tween. I've never read any bisexual revelations about him. And he gets a lot of newspaper coverage every time he has a comeback...

by Anonymousreply 14810/16/2011

[quote]I thought Wayne Newton really was a Lesbian. You mean, she was actually a guy? With THAT VOICE?

Listen to a song by k.d. lang and then follow with a song by Wayne Newton. Now, try to recall if they've ever been seen in the same place at the same time.

Now you know the rest of the story.

by Anonymousreply 14910/16/2011

Its Robin Gibb

by Anonymousreply 15011/04/2011

Its Robin Gibb, Elvis used to give it to guys, new a producer who worked with him.

by Anonymousreply 15111/04/2011

Robin Gibb was never a sex symbol and always associated with a group

by Anonymousreply 15211/04/2011

[r140] yaknow It could very well be

by Anonymousreply 15311/04/2011

I just looked this up. Robin Gibb looks horrifyingly ill. Stomach blockage my ass.

I'm giving him less than 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 15411/04/2011

More on Robin Gibb:

[quote]His first marriage collapsed in the late 1970s before Gibb met bisexual Dwina. Indeed, she once said they had an ‘open relationship.’

Sorry for the dailymail link if you're inclined to be sensitive about it.

by Anonymousreply 15511/04/2011

Dwina does look like the classic hag, no?

by Anonymousreply 15611/04/2011

Engleburt Humperdinck - or however you spell it. No question about it. He was a "handsome hunk" and always pinged to me, from the beginning. As for an illegitimate child, isn't justin Beiber being sued for paternity too? Absolutely the best way to seen straight is to be sued for paternity.

by Anonymousreply 15711/04/2011

Definitely Bobby Sherman

by Anonymousreply 15811/04/2011

It's Fabian.

by Anonymousreply 15911/04/2011

Tom JOnes. This is not new. It was on some internet site some time ago.

by Anonymousreply 16112/07/2012

Please don't let it be Davey Jones! I will cry for like two days if it is him.

by Anonymousreply 16212/07/2012

If he were still alive, I would have guessed Robert Goulet . . . what about John Davidson?

by Anonymousreply 16312/07/2012

I'm the guy who wrote about Tom Jones in the Park Lane Hotel back in 1970. I was having dinner with my cousin and his "beard," a woman who worked at the Park Lane. My cousin lived down the street in a hotel his father owned. This woman, I forget her name, let's call her Diane, told me (an out gay) that she was called up to a celebrity suite at the Park Lane one night and Tom Jones answered the door in a towel with a veritable male orgy going on behind him. I didn't believe it. "But he's married!" I said. She just snorted. My cousin chuckled and looked at me like I was naivete personnified.

BTW, TJ isn't that special down there. That's just a rumor. (Or a sock.)

by Anonymousreply 16403/03/2014

More than Tom Jones and Nick Adams, I think Jerry Schilling was Elvis' main man. Ever since he showed up to play a game of touch football when they were teens. Jerry was younger, very handsome, and devoted to Elvis. Everywhere you would expect to see Elvis with his wife (like getting his badge from Nixon) you see Jerry. If you listen to him in interviews, the lisp is quite noticeble and he pings out of the park. I believe he finally married sometime in the 80s. But if you google Jerry Schilling and Elvis Presley and look at the photos, it's obvious what they were up to.

He was Elvis' Scott Thorsen.

by Anonymousreply 16503/03/2014

Robin Gibb is dead anyway.

by Anonymousreply 16603/03/2014

[quote]BTW, TJ isn't that special down there. That's just a rumor. (Or a sock.)

How would you know R164?

by Anonymousreply 16703/03/2014

Paul Anka. A friend was a rent boy in Las Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 16803/03/2014

Did Elvis have body image issues? It occurred to me while looking at R67's link, that I've never seen Elvis' bare torso. He wore open-necked shirts or v-neck tops, but never more than that--even in the pool or Hawaii pics.

What was up with him?

by Anonymousreply 16903/03/2014

R167. Just google Tom Jones Speedo. He was average.

by Anonymousreply 17003/03/2014

Elvis had a baby bird body. No real muscle tone, given to chub. His speed use kept him thin most of the time, but he didn't work out (except for Karate) and so he was embarrassed to take off his shirt in the water.

Re the gay rumors. Remember Peggy Lipton? She was with him one night...

"In her memoir, model and actress Peggy Lipton writes that she felt trapped in Presley's bed as the star was impotent with her and she "couldn't just amble out into the next room to get a breath because all his guys were in the front of the suite gearing up for show time. I could hear their piercing laughter and loud voices against the background of the blaring TV."[30] Buzz Cason even saw a fascinating "guest-bedroom with two-way mirrors, where the highly mischievous Memphis Mafia clowns could eavesdrop on visitors who might slip away there for a little romantic action."[31] According to Raphael's eye-witness account, actress Natalie Wood was upset when Presley refused to have sexual intercourse with her. She made a snide remark to the members of the Memphis Mafia that she "was not the only one to think Elvis and the guys might be homosexual, especially since Elvis often wore pancake makeup and mascara offstage to accentuate his brooding intensity, à la Tony Curtis and Rudolph Valentino, his favorite movie actors."

by Anonymousreply 17103/03/2014

This is for you, R169

by Anonymousreply 17203/03/2014

Could it be Fabian, my dreamboat from the 60's and 70's? He was drafted during the Vietnam Nam war but was declared 4F after showing a note from his doctor that he could have 'homosexual tendencies.' He had such a smokin' body in his Playgirl layout in 1973.

by Anonymousreply 17303/03/2014

This is the first time I've seen anything about a note from Fabian's doctor.

by Anonymousreply 17403/03/2014

Mick Jagger.

by Anonymousreply 17503/03/2014

Captain who is now divorcing Tennille.

by Anonymousreply 17603/03/2014

Captain wasn't a sex symbol. He was a dunce who sat at the piano wearing a hat.

by Anonymousreply 17703/03/2014

Lou Christie

by Anonymousreply 17803/03/2014

Lots of guesses for the late Robin Gibb but he wasn't the sex symbol - Barry Gibb was.

Saw Barry and Robin in an documentary about the Bee Gees career and Maurice's passing and Barry was veering into high camp at times. That and the thick lacquered bouffant screamed (falsetto style) MARY!

by Anonymousreply 17903/03/2014

Um ... thanks, R172. Wow.

That "Be careful what you wish for" adage is tragically true in this case.

And thanks for the (non-illustrated) info, R171!

by Anonymousreply 18003/03/2014

R174 I read it on Fabian Forte's Wikipedia entry

by Anonymousreply 18103/03/2014

Is this Daryl Dragon?

Yes, I know they said singer. But the whole C&T divorce thing would possibly make more sense in that context.

I also thought Mathis but I don't think she was ever in - or ever married.

by Anonymousreply 18203/03/2014

It has to be Tom Jones.

by Anonymousreply 18303/03/2014

If it's Tom Jones that is interesting....buth Jones and his old friend Dusty Springfield had to play straight to get that money and sell those records....though Dusty ran out of fucks to give on that front a long time ago (before she died).

by Anonymousreply 18403/03/2014

R74 You created such a great visual image with your Freddy and the Freeloaders post.

The band which recorded Do The Freddy! was Freddy and the Dreamers.

Freddy the Freeloader was a popular hobo character who was a regular part of Red Skelton's comedy act and a regular on Red's weekly tv show. Maybe at some point the two acts intersected onstage, I don 't know. But the image of Freddy leading a chorus of Red Skeltons singing and doing the Freddy is pretty damned hilarious.

Gary Puckett's songs made teenage girls in my town think he was a creepy skeevy guy, so sex symbol? Not so much.

by Anonymousreply 18503/03/2014

Elton John.

by Anonymousreply 18603/03/2014

Miss John was never really in, dear. And he hasn't been married to a woman in more than 30 years.

Do catch up.

by Anonymousreply 18703/03/2014

Jimmy Buffet

by Anonymousreply 18803/03/2014

Perry Homo...?

by Anonymousreply 18903/03/2014

[quote]Was Neil Diamond a sex symbol? He had a great face and was quite handsome in his youth.

Absolutely a sex symbol during this era AND he had health problems back in 2008, but he wasn't married in 2011 when this BI came out. If this was a current BI, I'd say that was a good guess, since his new wife just screams beard.

Love R164's story!

by Anonymousreply 19003/03/2014

[quote] "I also heard he and Elvis were an item at one time. Doubtful. Elvis was a major homophobe."

Because, as everybody knows, R29, no homophobe was ever gay.

by Anonymousreply 19103/03/2014

That's RIGHT, R191!

by Anonymousreply 19203/03/2014

Rod Stewart was in the Small Faces. He was not in the Kinks, but could have been in a band before the Kinks became the Kinks and hit the top 40 with the "British invasion". I imagine a lot of those guys worked together in different formulations, but the Small Faces was the band Stewart was in when he became famous and before he went solo. I was a teenage fan of all the Brit bands at the time.

by Anonymousreply 19303/04/2014

Rod Stewart was in the Faces. He was not in the Small Faces.

by Anonymousreply 19403/04/2014

What about John Davidson? He was a wholesome hottie when he was younger, and he did play a tranny on Streets of San Francisco and was doing chorus boys during State Fair.

His primary fame was as a 60s-70s pop singer.

by Anonymousreply 19503/04/2014

Davidson wasn't seen as a sex symbol like Tom Jones. Women would toss their hotel room keys on state along with their panties at Jones. Davidson was just another wholesome guy like Jack Jones.

by Anonymousreply 19603/06/2014
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