Category 1942

Life And Times Of Irving Berlin Part Two

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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 Michael Nesmith Part Three

The Talented Michael Nesmith Part Three

PopClips and MTV, Elephant Parts and Television Parts

During this time, Nesmith created a video-clip for “Rio” which helped spur Nesmith’s creation of a television program called PopClips for the Nickelodeon cable network. In 1980, PopClips was sold to the Time Warner/Amex consortium. Time Warner/Amex developed PopClips into the MTV network.
Nesmith won the first-ever Grammy Award given for (Long-form) Music-Video in 1982, for his hour-long Elephant Parts and also had a short-lived series on NBC inspired by the video called Michael Nesmith in Television Parts. Television Parts included many other artists who were unknown at the time but went on to become major stars in their own right...

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The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part Ten

The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part Ten

Recognition and awards

Hendrix statue outside Dimbola Lodge, Isle of Wight
Hendrix received several prestigious rock music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year. In 1968, Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Also in 1968, the City of Seattle gave him the Keys to the City. Disc & Music Echo newspaper honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970 Guitar Player magazine named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year.
Rolling Stone ranked his three non-posthumous studio albums, Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold as Love (1967), and Electric Ladyland (1968) among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time...

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The Talented Michael Nesmith Part Two

The Talented Michael Nesmith Part Two

The Monkees


Nesmith (center) with The Monkees in 1967
From 1965 to early 1970, Nesmith was a member of the television pop-rock band The Monkees, created for the television situation comedy of the same name. According to his May 2015 interview on Gilbert Gottfried’s podcast, someone showed him a copy of the famous press advertisement asking for “four insane boys” so he applied for the job. Nesmith won his role largely by appearing blasé when he auditioned. He wore a wool hat to keep his hair out of his eyes, riding his motorcycle to the audition. Producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider remembered “Wool Hat”, and called Nesmith back.
Once he was cast, Screen Gems bought his songs so they could be used in the show...

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The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part Nine

The Talented Jimi Hendrix Part Nine

Equipment

Guitars and amplifiers

The Fender Stratocaster Hendrix played at Woodstock

PENTAX Image

Hendrix’s Gibson Flying V guitar
Hendrix played a variety of guitars throughout his career, but the instrument that became most associated with him was the Fender Stratocaster. He acquired his first Stratocaster in 1966, when a girlfriend loaned him enough money to purchase a used one that had been built around 1964. He thereafter used the model prevalently during performances and recordings. In 1967, he described the instrument as “the best all-around guitar for the stuff we’re doing”; he praised its “bright treble and deep bass sounds”.
With few exceptions, Hendrix played right-handed guitars that were turned upside down and restrung for left-hand playing...

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The Talented Michael Nesmith Part One

The Talented Michael Nesmith Part One

Michael Nesmith
Robert Michael Nesmith (born December 30, 1942) is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman, and philanthropist, best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith’s songwriting credits include “Different Drum” (sung by Linda Ronstadt with the Stone Poneys).
Michael Nesmith

Nesmith performing at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, April 13, 2013
Background information
Birth name
Robert Michael Nesmith
Also known as
* Michael Blessing Nez Wool Hat Papa Nez
Born
December 30, 1942 (age 74)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres
* Rock pop folk country rock pop rock psychedelic rock
Occupations
* Musician composer author songwriter act...

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