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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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Fabulous Brenda Holloway

 Fabulous Brenda Holloway

Fabulous Brenda Holloway

This blog is special, for I’m doing The Fabulous Brenda Holloway. I have her on my iPhone for about year or two, and I never thought of doing a blog of her, until now. She looked so young, I thought she was born in the 1950’s, but I was wrong, and I’m making it up now.

Brenda Holloway (born June 21, 1946) is an American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, Every Little Bit Hurts, When I‘m Gone, and You‘ve Made Me So Very Happy. The latter, which she co-wrote, was later widely popularized when it became a Top Ten hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. She left Motown after four years, at the age of 22, and largely retired from the

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liza Minnelli Part Three

liza Minnelli Part Three

liza Minnelli Part Three

It’s been awhile, but I never forget, this blog is called, liza Minnelli Part Three.

Television

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Minnelli in Baryshnikov on Broadway, 1980
During the 1950s, Minnelli appeared as a child guest on Art Linkletter‘s show andsang and danced with Gene Kelly on his first television special in 1959. She was guest star in one episode of the Ben Casey and was a frequent guest on chat shows of the day including numerous appearances on shows hosted by Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Joe Franklin, Dinah Shore and Johnny Carson. During the 1960s, she made several guest appearances on Rowan & Martin‘s Laugh-In as well as other variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Hollywood Palace, and The Judy Ga...
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Linda Ronstadt Part Twelve

Linda Ronstadt Part Twelve

Linda Ronstadt Part Twelve

This is Linda Ronstadt Part Twelve, and I hope you like it.

National Arts Advocate


In the United States we spend millions of dollars on sports because it promotes teamwork, discipline, and the experience of learning to make great progress in small increments. Learning to play music together does all this and more.
Congressional testimony from Linda Ronstadt
In 2008, Ronstadt was appointed Artistic Director of the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. On March 31, 2009, in testimony that the Los Angeles Times termed remarkable, Ronstadt spoke to the United States Congress House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies, attempting to convince lawmakers to budget $200 million i...
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Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

Here’s another, blog, called Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven, please enjoy it.

Personal Life

Ronstadt had a high-profile relationship with Governor of California Jerry Brownin the late 1970s.
Beginning in the mid-1970s, Ronstadt‘s private life became increasingly public. It was fueled by a relationship with then-Governor of California Jerry Brown, Democratic presidential candidate. They shared a Newsweek magazine cover in April 1979, as well as the covers of Us Weekly and People magazine.

In 1983, Linda Ronstadt dated comedian Jim Carrey for 8 months. From the end of 1983 to 1988, Ronstadt was engaged to Star Wars director George Lucas.
In the early 1980s, Ronstadt was criticized by music critics for playing concerts in South A...
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Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven

I told you on Part Ten, that I have information to do Linda Ronstadt Part Eleven, and I still have more for Part Twelve.

Retirement

In 2011, Ronstadt was interviewed by the Arizona Daily Star and announced her retirement.  In August 2013, she revealed to AARP that she has Parkinson‘sdisease and can no longer sing a note.

Selected Career Achievements

Ronstadt and EmmyLou Harris receiving honors, 2009
On April 10, 2014, Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall ofFame.
As of 2018, Ronstadt has earned three number 1 pop albums, 10 top-ten pop albums and 38 charting pop albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts. She has 15 albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including four that hit number 1Ronstad...
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Lesley Gore It’s My Party Part Two

Lesley Gore It’s My Party Part Two

Lesley Gore It’s My Party Part Two

Lesley Gore It’s My Party Part Two, is not just a title to my blog, it’s a party every time I hear it, so let’s party, and cry if you want to.

1980 2015: As Composer

Lesley Gore It’s My Party Part Two


Gore composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 film Fame, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Out Here on My Own, written with her brother Michael. Michael won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for thetheme song of the same film. Gore played concerts and appeared on television throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Gore co-wrote a song, My Secret Love, for the 1996 film Grace of My Heart. The film includes a subplot about a young singer named Kelly Porter, who is based in part on Gore and

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Linda Ronstadt Part Ten

Linda Ronstadt Part Ten

Linda Ronstadt Part Ten

Linda Ronstadt Part Ten, isn’t the last, I have more information for a couple more.

Returning To The Contemporary Music Scene


By the late 1980s, while enjoying the success of her big band jazz collaborations with Riddle and her surprise hit mariachi recordings, Ronstadt elected to return to recording mainstream pop music once again. In 1987, she made a return to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with Somewhere Out There, which peaked at number 2 in March. Featured in the animated film An American Tailthe sentimental duet with James Ingram was nominated for several Grammy Awardsultimately winning the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The song also received nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song

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Linda Ronstadt Part Nine

Linda Ronstadt Part Nine

Linda Ronstadt Part Nine

Like the other eight Parts, Linda Ronstadt Part Nine, will get you involved with the blog, so have fun.

Trio Recordings


When (we) sang, it was a beautiful and different sound I‘ve never heard before. We (recorded the vocals) as individual parts, because we didn’t have the luxury of spending a lot of time together on a tour bus and knowing each other‘s (vocalmoves takes years.
Linda Ronstadt
In 1978, Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and Emmylou Harris, friends and admirers of one another‘s work (Ronstadt had included a cover of Parton‘s I Will Always Love Youon Prisoner in Disguise) attempted to collaborate on a Trio album. Unfortunately,the attempt did not pan out. Ronstadt later remarked that not too many people were in control a...

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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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