Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo, from The Drifters, and made Mandy hits. That sounds great, but we all know he didn’t, however he’s one of my favorites so he’s on any website forever.

Clyde McPhatter


Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B.

Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo


McPhatter in 1959



Background Information



Birth Name

Clyde Lensley McPhatter


Born

c. November 15, 1932

Durham, North Carolina, U.S.

Died

June 13, 1972 (aged 39).

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Genres

Rock and rollrhythm and bluessoulp...

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Barry Manilow Part One

Barry Manilow Part One

Barry Manilow Part One

In the 1970’s and 1980’s, I wasn’t a fan, but My Sister was and still is a fan. I teased her at first, but some of his songs I liked, and the more I listen, the more I liked. Over the years, I began to be his fan, with a couple of his albums on CD’s and iTunes, which you be hearing on Barry Manilow Part One. Find out what I found out and listen to what I listen on this blog.

Barry Manilow


Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include Could It Be Magic, Mandy, I Write the Songs Can’t Smile Without You, and Copacabana (At the Copa).

Barry Manilow
Manilow performing live in 2008 at t...

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Barbara Mandrell Part One

Barbara Mandrell Part One

Barbara Mandrell Part One

I forgot to do Barbara Mandrell Part One, until now, so please read up and listen to her album.

Barbara Mandrell


Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singermusician, and actress. She is known for a long series of country hits in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her own prime-time variety TV show on NBC that helped her become one of country‘s most successful female vocalists of that period. She gave her last concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 23, 1997, and subsequently retired from performing music. Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hallof Fame in 2009. Although retired, Mandrell is still a member of the Grand Ole Opry; an honor she has held since 1972.
Barbara Mandrell

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It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald

And It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald “What Are We Fighting For” never leaves my head, and if you have ever heard “I-Feel-Like I‘m Fixin to-Die Rag“, then you know what I mean.

Country Joe McDonald

Joseph Allen Country Joe McDonald (born January 1, 1942) is an American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and theFish.
Country Joe McDonald

It’s 1-2-3 Country Joe McDonald


McDonald performing at Parr Meadows 1979



Background Information


Birth Name

Joseph Allen McDonald

Also Known As

Country Joe

Born

January 1, 1942 (age 77).

Washington, D.C.

Genres

Alternative country, country, bluegrass, country rock, folk, psychedelic rock,acid rock.

Occupations

Musician, polit...

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Crystal Gayle Part One

Crystal Gayle Part One

Crystal Gayle Part One

I’m in 1951, with Crystal Gayle Part One, so stick around, and read while you’re listening to her.

Crystal Gayle’s Bio

Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb; January 9, 1951) is an American country music artist. Gayle began her career in the 1960s performing in the background of her siblings bands, most notably Loretta Lynn. It was Lynn who helped her sister sign a recording contract with Decca Records in 1970 where she enjoyed minor success. Encouraged by Lynn to develop her own musical identity, Gayle signed new recording contract with United Artists Records in 1974. A collaboration with producer Allen Reynolds brought forth major success by shifting her music towards a country pop style. In 1975, Wrong Road Again became Gayle‘s fi...

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Birth And Death Of 1951

Birth And Death Of 1951

Birth And Death Of 1951

I’m letting you know, that this week, I tried to as many blogs, so I can do this blog Birth And Death Of 1951. So from now on (until 1952), I’m going to do bios from this list. I know there’s a lot, but I’m only doing what’s in bold, will I ever do from Birth And Death Of 1951.

Births

  • January 6Kim Wilson, blues singer (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • January 9Crystal Gayle, country singer
  • January 19
    • Dewey Bunnell (America)
    • Martha Davis (The Motels)
  • January 20Ian Hill Judas Priest
  • January 26
    • David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter and producer
    • Roy Goodman, English violinist and conductor
    • Andy Hummel, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
    • Christopher North, American keyboard player
  • January 27
    • Brian Downey
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Bette Midler Part Five

Bette Midler Part Five

Bette Midler Part Five

I would have stopped at Part Four, but she has so many awards, that I have to do this blog Bette Midler Part Five. She also did TV, movies, and of course albums, that I could have done three blogs, so let’s begisand end with an album.

Bette Midler’s Discography

Bette Midler’s Studio Albums
  • 1972: The Divine Miss M
  • 1973: Bette Midler
  • 1976: Songs for the New Depression
  • 1977: Broken Blossom
  • 1979: Thighs and Whispers
  • 1983: No Frills
  • 1990: Some People’s Lives
  • 1995: Bette of Roses
  • 1998: Bathhouse Betty
  • 2000: Bette
  • 2003: Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook
  • 2005: Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook
  • 2006: Cool Yule
  • 2014: It’s the Girls!
Bette Midler’s Tours
  • 1970–72: Continental Baths Tour
  • 1972: Cross Country Tour
  • 1973: The Divine Miss ...
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Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

We all know him as a performer but what you may not know is he’s an actor, In Tom Petty Part Three, you will know that also, as well as his personal life.

Acting

Petty‘s first appearance in film took place in 1978, when he had a cameo in FM. He later had a small part in 1987‘s Made in Heaven and appeared in several episodes of It‘s Garry Shandling‘s Show between 1987 and 1990, playing himself as one of Garry Shandling‘s neighbors. Petty was also featured in Shandling‘s other show, The Larry Sanders Show, as one of the Story within a story final guests. In the episode, Petty gets bumped from the show and nearly comes to blows with Greg Kinnear.
Petty appeared in the 1997 film The Postman, directed by and starring Kevin Costner, as the Bridg...

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Bonnie Raitt Part Three

Bonnie Raitt Part Three

Bonnie Raitt Part Three

This blog, Bonnie Raitt Part Three, is the last of her bio, and the last for tonight, but I will start more tomorrow.

2000 2007


Raitt performing atthe New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 23, 2004.

In March 2000, Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Silver Lining was released in 2002. In the US, it reached number 13 on the Billboard chart and was later certified Gold. It contains the singles I Can’t Help You Now , Time of Our Lives, and the title track. All three singles charted within the top 40 ofthe US Adult Contemporary
chart. On March 19, 2002, Bonnie Raitt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the recording industry, located at 1750 N. Vine Street

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

This blog entitled Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five, is the end, but theirs a new beginning for him soon.

Classical Repertoire

Goodman‘s first classical recording was made on April 25, 1938, when he recorded Mozart‘s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581, with the Budapest Quartet. After his bop period, Goodman furthered his interest in classical music written for the clarinet, and frequently met with top classical clarinetists of the day. In 1946he met Ingolf Dahl, an emigre classical composer on the faculty of the University of Southern California, who was then the musical director of the Victor Borge show. They played chamber music together (Brahms, Milhaud, Hindemith, Debussy) and in 194...

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