Voigt-erism …

October 7, 2008 § 4 Comments

 Glimpses into NYC life and who’s moving around there on the sidewalks, in the shops, cafes and business and who has an apartment there (different meaning than anywhere else) always fascinates.

The Voigt brothers are an interesting (ne near NY) triumvirate. Sons of a golf pro at the Scardsdale country club, one of them birthed Angelina “Lips” Jolie. A second composed “Wild Thing,” “Angel of the Morning” and “Try Just a Little Bit Harder,”  among others.  The third is a reknowned volcanologist. That’s Jon, James (“Chip Taylor”) and Barry, respectively.

Besides being a musician and composer, the second son, known as Chip Taylor, and the object of this little entry, is also a successful gambler (horses and cards), has re-married his ex-wife tho’ they do not live together this time, and he directs a band in the Village once a week, playing his music. Then he goes home to his apartment on E. 54th St.  Some call him a Renaissance man.

Who knew Jon had a brother? Does it matter? Oh yeah. Think of the music. (And if you have to ask ‘what’s Wild Thing?, you’re too young to be reading this entry.)

Apparently, “Chip” looks like his brother Jon (see pic above), but less “sinister” and Chip gives no particular time or credence to being uncle to Ms. Jolie.

Who woulda’ thought that the three Voigt boys would become artists in their own right? (OK, I don’t know what a volcanologist does exactly but it sounds like a dramatic niche profession.)

So, anyway, meet Chip –  because you know you always wondered who was behind the Trogs version of Wild Thing, right?

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§ 4 Responses to Voigt-erism …

  • anno says:

    You’re right, I never knew Jon had a brother, much less two. Maybe I need to try reading something more than the cartoons in the New Yorker…

  • Jeanie says:

    Wild Thing? Reaelly? Golly — I never knew!

  • yolanda says:

    Thanks so much for your kind comments. I have posted another photo of somewhere I am sure you are familar with. I am so glad to have found your blog.

  • oh says:

    Anno – I am sooo far behind in my NYers! Just happened to stop on a page in the JUNE(!) issue, I think, when I saw the piece on Wild Thing.

    Jeanie- Yeah, we pretty much credited the performers with the hits. Lyricists are pretty behind the scenes, I guess.

    Yolanda – so glad you stopped by! come again.

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