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Boney M And LTU L1011  
User currently offlinelinglesou From Australia, joined Apr 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 6953 times:

Now you'll have to forgive the fact that I was watching a Boney M video...I had a valid reason, I swear! Anyway - noticed at 00:12 the "band" are seen walking down the airstairs from what looks like an LTU L1011. Does anyone know where this is and what aircraft it is? Any other music videos with aircraft in them can be mentioned too (yeah I know this opens the floor up and makes this topic a little generic...so sue me)

Brown Girl in the Ring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1So7q6IfJ4


YOU SHALL BUILD A TURTLE FENCE
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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4095 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

Well, looks like it is in the Caribbean somewhere. The bandmembers are originally from Jamaica, Aruba and Montserrat. I'm guessing Jamaica, consdiering that the " ring game " they are referring to apparently originates from Jamaica ( Source Wikipedia )

The song was released in 1978, so sometime in 77 / 78 most likely


User currently offlinetransaeroyyz From Canada, joined Dec 2010, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 6740 times:

Wham have an LTU L1011 in the video 'Club Tropicana' at 3:05, quite appropriate as I'm writting this from Cancun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkTRh5YlEVE

for my CDN friends at 2:16 a Wardair DC-10 takeoff..how many of u remember this one..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQina...playnext=1&list=PL3EF2FFD54E7DB697

[Edited 2011-01-30 06:42:06]

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Quoting linglesou (Thread starter):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1So7q6IfJ4
This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country.
Sorry about that.


As Boney M was a german band, produced by Frank Farian (who reportedly also gave his singing voice to Bobby Farrell during recordings), the setting as well might be somewhere in Europe, including the Canary Islands who saw frequent service from LTU back then ...
-HT



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4095 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
Canary Islands

Doubtful. It's quite clear that it is in the Caribbean somewhere


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9754 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

Well, we cannot watch the video in Germany, so if some of you say it is the carribean, be it so.. The band members are actually Dutch with Carribean decent. LTU's Tristars were DUS based and usually did 2 or 3 daily round trips at least between DUS and PMI. Around the 80s they had two nmight flights alone operating within 30 minutes between 9 and 10 PMI departing DUS and getting back between 6 and 7 am the next day. Without the carribean option, PMI would have been the most likely spot to produce such footage.


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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Here in Canada I can see Boney M, but for Wham I get the "This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country.
Sorry about that." message.
Although the Honeymoon Suite video come through loud and clear, I very much remember the song but I've never seen the vid before. I'm a bit young to remember a real Wardair DC-10, but it was still great to see it.  
As far as the mighty L1011, I would think we have to assume that it might have possibly been footage from an arrival during a tour somewhere. Considering the German connection to the band and the LTU aircraft the vid could have been taken anywhere they flew for a performance. They likely wouldn't have rented the plane just for the video back in those days.



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User currently offlinebrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4275 times:

Interesting thread ... and ties in (sort of) with a question I was going to ask!

I was having brunch yesterday and saw a Led Zeppelin poster on the wall of the restaurant. The four members of the band were standing in front of an aircraft -- I couldn't make out the aircraft, but it was an early jet (DC-8 / 707 generation) with the low-bypass engines. The band's name was painted on the fuselage and there was a cheatline along the body. Any ideas what it would have been?



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8774 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Quoting brenintw (Reply 7):
Any ideas what it would have been?

You would be interested to read about "the Starship" here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starship

It was a Boeing 720B originally delivered to United Airlines in 1960. Then it was used by Led Zeppelin and possibly the Rolling Stones, as well as others.


User currently offlinebrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Thanks Flighty ... actually found the image from the poster on a linked reference:

http://www.led-zeppelin.org/multimed...rplanes/starship/19730724_Pose.jpg



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2038 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

This Vickers Viscount was used by Depeche Mode on their US tour in 1988, and can be seen in the film of the tour'101', at that time I guess money was tight, and the trusty old prop was cheaper than a jet!


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User currently offlineoceanrover From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2011, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Check out this 1970's video starring a BA L1011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87JPhX-5_Mg&feature=related

Looks like it was filmed by LHR's northern runway.

The band were Jigsaw.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 8):
It was a Boeing 720B originally delivered to United Airlines in 1960.

UA never operated the 720B, only the standard and far less capable 720 with JT3C turbojet engines, not the JT3D turbofans of the 720B.


User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 972 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Thanks a lot - you've got me watching old Boney M tunes on Youtube....

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