Category 1948

Donna Summer Part Four

Donna Summer Part Four

Donna Summer Part Four

I could look at her photo for days, and still couldn’t get enough of her, and this is the forth blog in four days to have Donna Summer Part Four on it.

1986 1989

In 1986, Harold Faltermeyer wrote the title song for a German ski movie called Fire and Ice, and thought Summer would be ideal to sing the song. He decided to reach out to Summer and, although she was not interested in singing the song, she was very much interested in working with Faltermeyer again. After a meeting with David Geffen he was on board with the project. Summer‘s main objective for the album was that it have stronger R&B influences; Faltermeyer who had just finished doing the soundtracks to Top Gun and Fletch, was after a tough FM-oriented soundOn co...

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Donna Summer Part Three

Donna Summer Part Three

Donna Summer Part Three

Whenever I think of the 1970’s, I only think of the good memories I had, and she made it possible to live through it, so I’m honored to to Donna Summer Part Three.

1980 1985

Summer received four nominations for 1980 American Music Awards, and took home awards for Female Pop/Rock and Female Soul/R & B Artist; and well as Pop/Rock single for Bad Girls. Just over a week after the awards, Summer had her own nationally televised special, The Donna Summer Special, which aired on ABC network on January 27, 1980. After the release of the On the Radio album, Summer wanted to branch out into other musical styles, which led to tensions between her and Casablanca Records. Casablanca wanted her to continue to record disco onlySummer wa...

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Donna Summer Part Two

Donna Summer Part Two

Donna Summer Part Two

Disco would not be disco, without her, so it makes great pleaser to give you, Donna Summer Part Two, I hope you like it.

Music Career



1974 1979: Initial Success


Donna Summer Part Two

Summer in recording studio in September 1977

While working as a model part-time and back up singer in Munich, Summer met German-based producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte during a recording session for Three Dog Night at Musicland Studios. The trio forged a working partnership, and Donna was signed to their Oasis label in 1974. A demo tape of Summer‘s work with Moroder and Bellotte led to a deal with the European-distributed label Groovy Records. Due to an error on the record cover, Donna Sommer became Donna Summer; the name stuck. Summer‘s f...

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Donna Summer Part One

Donna Summer Part One

Donna Summer Part One

I was never into Disco, until she came along, so I’m greatly pleased to do Donna Summer Part One.

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singersongwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist in history to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 130 million records worldwide,making her one of the world‘s best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one sing...

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To Lulu with Love Part Two

To Lulu with Love Part Two

To Lulu with Love Part Two

I’m so happy to do To Lulu with Love Part Two, and searching more for Part Three, that I don’t know what to do with myself.

Television Series

To Lulu with Love Part Two


In the late 1960s, Lulu‘s pop career in the UK thrived and she had severaltelevision series of her own. Her first BBC series aired in 1965 on BBC Two, where she co-hosted Gadzooks! It‘s The In-Crowd, with Alan David, completing the run as solo host under the rebranded Gadzooks! In 1966, she made regular appearances on BBC One‘s Stramash!. After appearing again on BBC Two in 1967 in a successful TVseries that featured music and comedy, Three of a Kind, Lulu was given her own BBC One TV series in 1968, which ran annually until 1975 under various titles  includi...

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Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Olivia Newton-John Part Two

Yesterday “I did Part One, so this is Olivia Newton-John Part Two, please enjoy.

Early Success

Newton-John released her first solo album, If Not for You (US No. 158 Pop), in 1971. The title track, written by Bob Dylan and previously recorded by former Beatle George Harrison for his 1970 album All Things Must Pass, was her first international hit (US No. 25 Pop, No. 1 Adult Contemporary ( AC). Her follow-up single, Banks of the Ohio, was a top 10 hit in the UK and Australia.She was voted Best British Female Vocalist two years in a row by the magazine Record Mirror. She made frequent appearances on Cliff Richard‘s weekly show, It‘s Cliff Richard, and starred with him in the telefilm The Case.

In the United States, New...

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To Lulu with Love Part One

To Lulu with Love Part One

To Lulu with Love Part One

It’s one of those songs that you know what day you heard it, so let’s hear it again, on To Lulu with Love Part One.

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, TV personality and businesswoman.

Lulu
OBE
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Lulu on stage in Glasgow
as part of Here Come the Girls 2010


Background information

Birth name

Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Also known as
Lulu Kennedy-Cairns


Born
3 November 1948( age 70).
Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Origin
Glasgow, Scotland.
Genres.
Pop.
pop rock.
blue-eyed soul.

Occupations
Singer.
songwriter.
actress.
television personality.
businesswoman.

Instruments
Vocals.

Years Active
1964 present.

Labels
Decca.
Atco
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Olivia Newton-John Part One

Olivia Newton-John Part One

Today, I’m doing Olivia Newton-John Part One, and tomorrow I’m doing Part Two.

Olivia Newton-John, AC, OBE (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other top ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world‘s best-selling artists of all time. She starred in the musical film Grease, and its soundtrack is one of the most successf...

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Brown Eyed Soul John Oates

Brown Eyed Soul John Oates

Brown Eyed Soul John Oates

I enjoyed him in the 1970’s and 1980’s as part of a duo band of Hall&Oates who played blue eye soul, and that’s why I call this blog Brown Eyed Soul John Oates, because his eyes are brown.

John William Oates (born April 7, 1948) is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates (with Daryl Hall).

John Oates

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Brown Eyed Soul John Oates

John Oates in 2016



Background Information



Birth name John William Oates

Born April 7, 1948 ( age 71).

New York City, New York, U.S.
Origin North Wales, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Genres
Blue-eyed soul.
pop rock.
R&B.
soul.
Philly soul.
soft rock.
bluegrass.


Occupations
Guitarist.
musician.
songwriter.

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Leo Sayer Part Two

Leo Sayer Part Two

Leo Sayer Part Two, has the personal information about him, so let us read further (not me, I already read it for spelling and adding), then listen to his album.

Sayer’s Financial Difficulties With Money

After a decade of success, Sayer‘s career suffered repeated setbacks due to aseries of financial and legal problems. When Sayer and his first wife Janice divorced in 1985, subsequent financial disclosure revealed Adam Faith had badly mishandled his business affairs and that much of the millions of pounds he had earned over the previous decade had been lost through Faith‘s questionable investments and business expenses.
Sayer sued Faith for mismanagement; and the case was eventually settled out of court in 1992, with Sayer receiving a reported payout of 65...

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