Talk:El Grupo De Rock And Roll

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Circle Gets the Square[edit]

From an article from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper (January 23, 1987): "Though they once performed at a Central Park Sandanista rally under the name Circle Gets the Square, the pair adopted their present handle from a 1971 movie featuring George C. Scott, whose addled character thinks he is Sherlock Holmes." 'Circle Gets the Square' is part of a lyric from Sally Boy Candy Bar, one of their first songs, so this seems plausible... - Wout

This is from a year later: "Billed as "El Groupo de Rock and Roll," they debuted before 30 non-English-speaking Sandinista supporters at a 1982 rally." (People Magazine, June 20, 1988) - Wout
I've heard the "Circle Gets the Square" thing (plus "Dumptruck") elsewhere. It's a Hollywood Squares reference, if I recall correctly, not something that was made up for "Sally Boy." --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 05:34, 16 April 2015 (EDT)
Could this mean that there is the possibility that "Sally Boy" was performed at the show? --invisiblehippo97 05:40, 16 April 2015 (CST)
Not necessarily. As I said, they have mentioned that being one of the possible names they threw around before they settled on TMBG. So they could well have been interested in it before the song was written. I don't think it being a line is enough evidence to go on. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 07:09, 16 April 2015 (EDT)


I am impressed a picture exists.--Pittsburghmuggle (talk) 04:56, 16 April 2015 (EDT)

I'm guessing it was taken by a friend of The Johns, considering it's in an official release. I don't see how they would've gotten ahold of it if it had been taken by a random person in the crowd, though I suppose it's not impossible. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 05:34, 16 April 2015 (EDT)
I think it was Margaret Seiler. She said in the comment section of the picture on Facebook that she went to the show. --invisiblehippo97 05:37, 16 April 2015 (CST)
In case you wanted to see where Ms. Seiler made that comment, you can find it here. --MisterMe (talk) 14:04, 5 October 2016 (EDT)