Smokey Robinson Part Three

Smokey Robinson Part Three

Smokey Robinson Part Three

I’m doing this blog Smokey Robinson Part Three, to show you his albums, as a Miracles and as his solo performer. I thought you might want to know, besides, it gets me a reason to have another album on my website.

The Miracles Discography


The Miracles were the Motown Record Corporation‘s first group and its first million-selling recording artists. During their nineteen-year run on the Americanmusic charts, The Miracles charted over fifty hits and recorded in the genres ofdoo wop, soul, disco, and R&B. Twenty-six Miracles songs reached the Top Ten ofthe Billboard R&B singles chart, including four R&B number ones. Sixteen of theMiracles songs charted within the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100, with seven of those songs reaching the To...

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Linda Ronstadt Part Eight

Linda Ronstadt Part Eight

Linda Ronstadt Part Eight

This blog, Linda Ronstadt Part Eight, will have her eighth album, at the end of this blog, which on the bottom, of this blog, that I’m blogging. I hope you can see it on the bottom, because I didn’t have it on top, or I be listening to it on my page, of this pretend book.

Artistic Aspirations


Ronstadt has remarked that in the beginning of her career she was so focused on folk, rock and country that she got a bit bored and started to branch out, and has been doing that ever since. By 1983, her estimated worth was over $40 million mostly from records, concerts and merchandising.

Ronstadt eventually tired of playing arenas. She had ceased to feel that arenas, where people milled around smoking marijuana cigarettes and drinking b...

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Debbie Harry Part Three

Debbie Harry Part Three

Debbie Harry Part Three

I did promise you and now it’s here, Debbie Harry Part Three, I hope it’s worth the wait.

In November 1993, Harry toured the UK with Stein, guitarist Peter Min, bassist Greta Brinkman, and drummer James Murphy. The set list of the Debravation Tour featured an offbeat selection of Harry material including the previously unreleased track Close Your Eyes (from 1989) and Ordinary Bummer (from the Stein-produced Iggy Pop album Zombie Birdhouse, a track that, under the moniker Adolph‘s Dog, Blondie covered in 1997). Tentative plans to record these shows and release them as a live double CD never came to fruition. However, a cover of the Rolling Stones Wild Horses exists as a bootleg. In early 1994, Harry took the Debravation tour to the

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Linda Ronstadt Part Seven

Linda Ronstadt Part Seven

Linda Ronstadt Part Seven

Here’s another fantastic blog called Linda Ronstadt Part Seven, please enjoy.

Highest-Paid Woman in Rock


Rock is the thumping heart of Linda‘s music, and the rock world is dominated by males. The biggest stars are male, and so are the back-up musicians rock beatsare phallic, and lyrics masculine. Janis Joplin, the first great white woman rocker, rattled the bars but she died. Joni Mitchell stylish(but can’t) compete in drawing power with men (however) Linda Ronstadt has made herself one of the biggest individual rock draws in the world.
Timemagazine, in 1977

Ronstadt at the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, August 16, 1978 By the end of 1978, Ronstadt had solidified her role as one of rock and pop‘s most...
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Shirley Bassey Part Two

Shirley Bassey Part Two

Shirley Bassey Part Two

Who can not think of James Bond, without singing the tune for, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever (in fact, that song is in my head now), well it’s all because of her. The one I’m typing about is in this blog, Shirley Bassey Part Two, and right now, I’m finding some facts fotr Part Three.

1960 1979: Success and Breakthrough



In the early and mid-1960s, Bassey had numerous hits in the UK, and five albums inthe Top 15. Her 1960 recording of As Long As He Needs Me from Lionel Bart‘s Oliver! reached No. 2, and had a chart run of 30 weeks. Bassey made her American television début on 13 November 1960, when she performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Her collaboration with Nelson Riddle and his orchestra, thealbum Let‘s Face the Music (1...

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Dolly Parton Part Six

Dolly Parton Part Six

Dolly Parton Part Six

Listening to her is like going home and in Dolly Parton Part Six, I’m home again. I’m hope your home with Dolly Parton Part Six.

Other Work

In 1998, Nashville Business ranked her the wealthiest country-music star. As of 2017, her net worth is estimated at $500 million.  She was also on The LoveBoat in 1977, a short cameo in episode 13 as the boat captain‘s silent wife.

Songwriting and Soundtrack 

Parton is a prolific songwriter, having begun by writing country-music songs with strong elements of folk music, based on her upbringing in humble mountain surroundings and reflecting her family‘s Christian background. Her songs Coat of Many Colors, I Will Always Love You, and Jolene, among others, have become classics. On Novem...

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Linda Ronstadt Part Six

Linda Ronstadt Part Six

Linda Ronstadt Part Six

It’s great to do Linda Ronstadt Part Six, because I’m still doing the 1970’s, which is my second favorite decade (the 1960’s is my first).

Time magazine and Ronstadt‘s rock chick image


Ronstadt has remarked that she felt as though she was artificially encouraged to kinda cop a really tough attitude (and be tough) because rock and roll is kind of tough (business), which she felt wasn’t worn quite authentically. Female rock artists like her and Janis Joplin, whom she described as lovely, shy, andvery literate in real life and the antithesis of the red hot mamma she was artificially encouraged to project, went through an identity crisis.

On the cover of the February 28, 1977, issue of Time magazine
By the mid-1970s, Ronstadt‘s imag...
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Liza Minnelli Part Two

Liza Minnelli Part Two

Liza Minnelli Part Two

I been looking forward to this blog, Liza Minnelli Part Two, ever since I did Part One.

Career



Theatre

During 1961, Minnelli was an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in HyannisMassachusetts. She appeared in the chorus of Flower Drum Song and played the part of Muriel in Take Me Along. Minnelli began performing professionally at age 17, in 1963, in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward, for which she received the Theatre World Award.

The next year, her mother invited Liza to perform with her in concert at the London Palladium. Both concerts were recorded and released as an album. She attended Scarsdale High School for one year, starring in a production of The Diary of Anne Frankwhich then went to Israel on to...

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Linda Ronstadt Part Five

Linda Ronstadt Part Five

Linda Ronstadt Part Five

Linda Ronstadt Part Five, is where I grew up listening to in the 1970’s, so I’m happy to bring you this blog of her, and I hope you like it.

Most successful female singer of the 1970s


Linda Ronstadt with producer Peter Asher and her band in 1976
Author Andrew Greeley, in his book God in Popular Culture, described Ronstadt asthe most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman Rock singer of her era. Signaling her wide popularity as a concert artistoutside of the singles charts and the recording studio, Dirty Linen magazine describes her as the first true woman rock ‘n’ roll superstar  selling out stadiums with a string of mega-successful albums. Amazon.com defines her as the American female rock supersta...

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If I Could Turn Back Time Cher Part Six

If I Could Turn Back Time Cher Part Six

If I Could Turn Back Time Cher Part Six

If I Could Turn Back Time Cher Part Six, marks the end of this chapter, but I’ll be doing something more with Cher, with the next chapter but in the meantime, here’s more facts about her and her album to be played. So please enjoy If I Could Turn Back Time Cher Part Six. 

Achievements

Sonny and Cher‘s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
As a solo artist, Cher has sold 100 million records worldwide (in addition to 40 million as Sonny & Cher), making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  She is one of the few artists to win three of the four majorAmerican entertainment awards (EGOT Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), and one of five actor-singers to have had a U.S. number-one
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