Category 1940

Happy Birthday John Lennon

Happy Birthday John Lennon

Happy Birthday John Lennon

Happy Birthday John Lennon

Of all the performers, John Lennon inspired me the most and of all the many people that effected me is John Lennon and to celebrate his birthday by texting Happy Birthday John Lennon isn’t enough to text about him, I should text more than anybody else.

John Lennon’s songs kept me going when nobody was around me to tell me how to feel special about myself. John Lennon was the one that changed my life more so that I couldn’t find the words or how to begin. I bought his whole library of solo LP’s without knowing if I like it or not.

Of course I love his vinyl LP’s, but John Lennon’s  personal life also effected me as well...

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Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two

Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two

    Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two

Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two

I know you might have been waiting for Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two, but I wanted to show you the many other performers that I like first before I do their biology all at once and on the same week as I have before and don’t worry, I’ll be doing my other favorites before I bring more on my website.

You may or may not like Irving Berlin, but you can’t deny that he had a 60 years career and that’s something no other performers can say specially the ones from today.

Alexand’s Ragtime Band

“Alexander’s Ragtime Band” sparked an international dance craze in places as far away as Berlin’s native Russia, which also “flung itself into the ragtime beat with an abandon bordering on mania...

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Walt Disney’s Bambi

Walt Disney’s Bambi

I been trying not to text about this film, because it’s really not a musical, but I’m the one that making the rules, and I can break them also. However, Walt Disney’s Bambi does have a soundtrack album, so it does match up with my topic of my website, so now is a perfect time to texted about Walt Disney’s Bambi. This film was released on 1942, and since my website is now about music of 1915 to 1944, this film will be one more text about on my website. Two for two of my  requirements for being on my website. The third and last rule is that I like it, well that’s a hard one to text about. For years I didn’t want to see Walt Disney’s Bambi, because what happened to his dad, but now that I’m wiser, I can watch it without guilt.

I bought it from iTunes, because YouTube can’...

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Bambi Part Three

Bambi Part Three

Legacy
The off-screen villain “Man” has been placed No. 20 on AFI’s List of Heroes and Villains.
Some critics have cited parallels between Frank Churchill’s theme music for “Man” (which consisted of 3 simple notes) and John Williams’s theme music in Jaws (which consists of two notes).
Former Beatle Paul McCartney has credited the shooting death of Bambi’s mother for his initial interest in animal rights.
Soon after the film’s release, Walt Disney allowed his characters to appear in fire prevention public service campaigns. However, Bambi was only loaned to the government for a year, so a new symbol was needed, leading to the creation of Smokey Bear...

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Bambi Part Two

Bambi Part Two

Writing
There were many interpretations of the story. As Mel Shaw claimed

The story of Bambi had a so many possibilities, you could go off on a million tangents. I remember one situation when Walt became involved with himself. He said ‘Suppose we have Bambi step on an ant hill and we cut inside and see all the damage he’s done to the ant civilization’. We spent weeks and weeks developing the ants, and then all of a sudden we decided, you know, we’re way off the story, this has got nothing to do with the story of Bambi. We also had a family of grasshoppers, and they get into a family squabble of this or that, and Bambi is watching all of this, and here’s the big head of Bambi in the grasshoppers. And what’s that got to do with the story, and this would go on many times.
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Bambi Part One

Bambi Part One

Bambi

Bambi is a 1942 American animated film directed by David Hand (supervising a team of sequence directors), produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was released by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942, and is the fifth Disney animated feature film.
Bambi

Original theatrical release poster
Directed by
Supervising director
David Hand
Sequence directors
James Algar
Samuel Armstrong
Graham Heid
Bill Roberts
Paul Satterfield
Norman Wright
Produced by
Walt Disney
Story by
Story direction
Perce Pearce
Story adaptation
Larry Morey
Story development
Vernon Stallings
Melvin Shaw
Carl Fallberg
Chuck Couch
Ralph Wright
Based on
Bambi, a Life in the Woods
by Felix Salten
Starring
see below
Music by
Frank Chu...

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The Talented Tennessee Ernie Ford Part Two

The Talented Tennessee Ernie Ford Part Two

Personal life


Ernie and Betty Ford at home in 1962.
Ford was married to Betty Heminger from September 18, 1942, until her death on February 26, 1989; they had two sons – Jeffrey Buckner “Buck” Ford (born January 6, 1950) and Brion Leonard Ford (born September 3, 1952 in San Gabriel, California – died October 24, 2008 in White House, Tennessee, of lung cancer at age 56).
Less than four months after Betty’s death, Ford married again. On September 28, 1991, he fell into severe liver failure at Dulles Airport, shortly after leaving a state dinner at the White House hosted by then President George H. W. Bush. Ford died in H. C. A...

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The Talented Brenda Lee Part Three

The Talented Brenda Lee Part Three

Family

Although Lee’s songs often centered on lost loves, her 1963 marriage to Ronnie Shacklett has endured the years. He was able to deal with the music industry and is credited with ensuring her long-term financial success. They have two daughters, Jolie and Julie (named after Patsy Cline’s daughter), and three grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan and Charley.
Lee is also the cousin of singer Dave Rainwater from the New Christy Minstrels.

Recognition

Lee reached the final ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and 2001 without being inducted, but was voted into the hall for 2002.
Celebrating over 50 years as a recording artist, in September 2006 she was the second recipient of the Jo Meador-Walker Lifetime Achievement award by the Sou...

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The Talented Bettye Swann

The Talented Bettye Swann

Bettye Swann
Page issues
Betty Barton (born Betty Jean Champion, October 24, 1944), better known by the stage name Bettye Swann, is a retired American singer. She is best known for her 1967 hit song “Make Me Yours”.
Bettye Swan
Birth name
Betty Jean Champion
Also known as
Betty Barton
Born
October 24, 1944 (age 72)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Occupation
Singer
Years active
1964-1980

Career

She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, one of 14 children. She grew up in Arcadia, Louisiana, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963. Although some sources state that she was in a vocal group known as The Fawns who recorded for Money Records in 1964, she has refuted this, saying that she sang with a trio in Arcadia by that name.
In 1964, she started a solo sing...

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The Talented Brenda Lee Part Two

The Talented Brenda Lee Part Two

Biggest hits: 1958–1966


Brenda Lee in 1965
Lee achieved her biggest success on the pop charts in the late 1950s through the mid-1960s with rockabilly and rock and roll-styled songs. Her biggest hits included “Jambalaya”, “Sweet Nothin’s” (No. 4, written by country musician Ronnie Self), “I Want to Be Wanted” (No. 1), “All Alone Am I” (No. 3) and “Fool #1” (No. 3). She had more hits with the more pop-based songs “That’s All You Gotta Do” (No. 6), “Emotions” (No. 7), “You Can Depend on Me” (No. 6), “Dum Dum” (No. 4), 1962’s “Break It to Me Gently” (No. 2), “Everybody Loves Me But You” (No. 6), and “As Usual” (No. 12)...

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