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To Lulu with Love Part Four

To Lulu with Love Part Four

To Lulu with Love Part Four

I’m doing To Lulu with Love Part Four, who is just about the best British singer of all times. That one hit “To Sir With Love” has been played on the radio, moire times in my childhood, than most oft the songs today.

1990s

In 1993, Lulu made a recordingreturn with the single Independence which reached # 11 in the UK Singles Chart. This was the title track from the Independence album; all four singles released from this album reached the UK charts, as did two later singles released in 1994. Her second single after Independence was I‘m Back for More, aduet with soul singer Bobby Womack, which charted at # 27. Also in 1993, the song I Don’t Wanna Fight, co-written by Lulu with her brother Billy Lawrie and...

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Olivia Newton-John Part Four

Olivia Newton-John Part Four

Olivia Newton-John Part Four

I can’t believe it, but it’s true, I’m doing Olivia Newton-John Part Four, and it’s better than before. She’s my favorite Australian singer, which says a lot, seeing that there’s so many out there.

Motherhood, Cancer, And Advocacy


In September 1989, Newton-John released her self-described album Tender, which reunited her with producer John Farrar, absent from her previous LP, as well as marked a return to a more wholesome image of herself. Influenced by her daughter, who appeared on the cover, the album featured lullabies and love songs for parents and their children. This album, the last one produced by Farrar, also fell short to revive her recording career, as the disc just reached No. 124 Pop.
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Don Henley Part Two

Don Henley Part Two

Don Henley Part Two

I have completed Don Henley Part Two, and I want you to be the first to read it. tell everybody that you were the first, just to make them break down and cry, because it was you who read it first.

Lawsuits With Geffen Records

Henley spent many years in legal entanglements with Geffen Records. In January 1993, following prolonged tensions between Henley and the label, the dispute went public and the record company filed a $30-million breach-of-contract suit in the Superior Court after receiving a notice from Henley saying that he was terminating his contract even though he reportedly owed the company two more studio albums and a greatest-hits collection. Henley wanted to sign a publishing deal with EMI that would have been worth a few million do...

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Donovan Part One

Donovan Part One

Donovan Part One

It’s been awhile, since I heard “Mellow Yellow”, now I only drink it. In Donovan Part One, I’m going to type you his early life, and leave you hanging for Part Two.

Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer,songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style thatblended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He has lived in Scotland, Hertfordshire (England), London, California, and since at least2008 in County Cork, Ireland, with his family. Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan reached fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with live performances on the pop TV series Ready Steady Go!.

Donovan

Donovan Part One


Donovan performing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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Happiest Donna Fargo In The USA

Happiest Donna Fargo In The USA

Happiest Donna Fargo In The USA

Happiest Donna Fargo In The USA, and everywhere else, for that song traveled to other countries around the world. I would like to sing it out loud, but I’m the wrong gender.


Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughn, November 10, 1945, in Mount Airy, North Carolina)is an American country singer-songwriter, who is best known for a series of Top 10country hits in the 1970s. These include The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA and Funny Face, both which became crossover pop hits. The former in 1972, and the latter in 1973.
Donna Fargo

Fargo performing in 1978



Background Information



Birth Name

Yvonne Vaughn

Born

November 10, 1945 (age 73).

Origin

Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States

Genres

Country pop.

Occupations

Mus...

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Don McLean Part One

Don McLean Part One

Don McLean Part One

Bye Bye American Pie, it’s Hello Hello Don McLean Part One. It’s kinda cleaver of me to type something while I’m listening to his album of the same name.

Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his 1971 hit song American Pie, an 8.5-minute folk rock cultural touchstone about the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation (US # 1 for four weeks in 1972 and UK # 2).

Don McLean

McLean at the Sage Gateshead in 2018



Background Information



Birth Name

Donald McLean III

Born

October 2, 1945 (age 73).

New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

Genres

Folk rock folk rock.

Occupations

Singer-songwriter.

Instruments

Vocals guitar banjo piano.

Years Active

1969 present.

Labels

United A...

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Don Henley Part One

Don Henley Part One

Don Henley Part One

I can’t remember, how many times I heard “Hotel California”, but I still stop what I’m doing just to listen to it, and for that reason, I’m doing Don Henley Part One.


Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singersongwriter, record producer and founding member of Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and he reprised those duties for the group‘s reunions since 1994. He has been the only constant member of the band since its formation. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as Witchy Woman, Desperado, Best of My Love, One of TheseNights, Hotel California, Life in the Fast Lane, The Long Run and Get Over It.

Don Henley

Don Henley ...

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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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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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Bonnie Raitt Part Two

Bonnie Raitt Part Two

Bonnie Raitt Part Two

I wasn’t sure if I should do this one,Bonnie Raitt Part Two yet, without doing Part Three tomorrow. However if I wasn’t going to do this one, then I should I do Part Three, without Part Two. People would laugh at me, thinking why put out Part Three without Part Two. So I decided to have Part Two, so nobody can laugh at me. (You can laugh ate me, but I can’t hear it, unless you live by me).

Tongue And Groove And Release From Warner Brothers

In 1983, as Raitt was finishing work on her follow-up album, entitled Tongue and Groove, Warner Brothers cleaned house, dropping a number of major artists such as Van Morrison and Arlo Guthrie from their roster. The day after mastering was completed on Tongue & Groove, the record label dropped Raitt also.

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