Lyrics: Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne by The Grasshoppers (written by Ben Orzechowski, 1965)

Well, pink champagne and red, red roses

For you, my love, there will be, yeah

Pink champagne and red, red roses

If you spend your life with me

 

You are my angel from above

I’ll never cast away your love

If you’ll just say you’ll linger with me

Pink champagne and roses there will be

 

Sometimes a heart can be the very start

So, my dear… and come right here

 

Pink champagne and red, red roses

For you, my love, there will be, yeah

Pink champagne and red, red roses

If you spend your life with me

With me

With me

With me

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Episode 22: Let the Stories Be Told

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Photo courtesy of Kurt Gaber

Dave and Donna are thrilled to welcome a very special guest to the show: Kurt Gaber!

Kurt is a talented lettering and graphic sign creator from Wisconsin. A long-time member of the Fanorama, Kurt is probably best known for the AMAZING limited edition Benjamin Orr memorial shirts he designed in 2012. Diving into that adventure brought him in contact with photographer Philip Kamin, Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau, and several other people from Benjamin’s life, and exposed Kurt to a new and unique perspective on Benjamin and The Cars.

What many might NOT know about Kurt is that he purchased one of Benjamin’s guitars from Benjamin’s former tour manager, David Tedeschi, in 2007. Through that transaction he developed a nice friendship with David, and was given a peek behind the scenes of the Orr band.

Kurt respectfully shares his memories and insights in this relaxed discussion. Pull up a chair and join the conversation, my friends!

We’ve got an extra twist to this fun episode: Kurt has graciously offered to give away a bit of the crazy-cool Orr memorabilia he has created! Follow these easy instructions to get yourself entered into the drawing:

GaberContest.jpg1. Listen to Episode 22 at bit.do/NTcontest to get the answer to this question: “Kurt made his guitar-playing debut at a backyard barbecue. What song did he play on Benjamin’s guitar?”

2. Email your answer to nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com.

3. A winner will be drawn from all correct answers. ORR SWAG courtesy of Kurt!

4. Winner announced on Episode 23 (on or about February 24th, 2018).

Questions? Comments? Complaints? Contact us and tell us your thoughts! Email us at nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com, or join us on Facebook in The Cars NiGHT THOUGHTS Podcast group and let us know how we’re doing. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@night_spots@sweetpurplejune), too!

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Quoting Benjamin

On why it took him awhile to put out a solo album: “I was tied up with other personal things, you know, around the house. I just took my time, I wanted to do it right. You know, it’s a pretty scary thing to do it for the first time and you want to make sure everything falls into place so I took a little extra time this time.” — Line One radio interview, November 1986

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