Talk:The Mills Brothers
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We've got to be able to find a better photo of the Mills Brothers than merely snaps of the current act; I'm sure they're scholar and a gentleman, but how about a snap of the lads back in the day?
- If Britannica.com has a photo, does that mean it's not copyrighted, or does it mean it's copyrighted to Britannica?
http://www.britannica.com/eb/art-95595/The-Mills-Brothers-1931-Herbert-John-C-Donald-and-Harry FlaviaR 16:34, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
- It means it's copyrighted to Britannica. It is only suitable for Wikipedia under the non-free content criteria. Graham87 01:52, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
- Okay - I rather thought so, but I figured asking was better than just assuming. Thanks.FlaviaR
What about the ukulele mentionned in the article ? It looks that John Jr. played a tenor guitar, not a ukulele - at least I wasn't able to find any picture evidence of the Mill's Brother with a ukulele, while there are plenty of pictures where there's an actual tenor guitar. The idea of a ukulele doesn't fit here, the tenor guitar has a different tuning than the ukulele's and it's very unlikely that a ukulele player or a regular guitar player would switch to a tenor guitar.
My two cents though ;) Ukepedia 01:53, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
- It should be cut way down - there's no reason to list every song on various LPs. We're not a store. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 00:03, 5 December 2009 (UTC)
John Sr.'s retirement age?Edit
First No. 1?Edit
Right now the introduction says they are "The first African-American artists to have a #1 hit on the Billboard chart" but that's not supported in the article. The only No. 1 that I can see is "Tiger Rag," which was released long before Billboard charts started around 1950. Is there any support for this? - DavidWBrooks (talk) 20:27, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
- So I think I found it: Paper Doll was a No. 1 hit in 1943, which was before the Billboard Hot 100 but when the magazine published three different singles charts. Accorindg to the list on List_of_Billboard_number-one_singles_of_the_1940s, it was the first song by a black artist to top the chart for sales of singles. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 20:49, 6 December 2019 (UTC)