Category 1949

Rick Springfield Part One

Rick Springfield Part One

Rick Springfield Part One

When I was young, My Sister would torcher me with him everyday, I heard him through the walls, but now I’m an adult and I have looked in my past, and now I’m his fan. In Rick Springfield Part One, we will begin on how he got started.

Rick Springfield

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor, known by his stage name Rick Springfield He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his debut single Speak to the Sky reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he moved to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with Jessie‘s Girl in 1981 in both Australia and the U.S., for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vo...

Read More

Eric Carmen All by Myself

Eric Carmen All by Myself

Eric Carmen All by Myself

He did it all by himself and that’s why I call this blog Eric Carmen All by Myself, because that’s what he did, which is also his hit song.

Eric Carmen

Birth Name

Eric Howard Carmen

Born

August 11, 1949 ( age 70).
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

Origin

Lyndhurst, Ohio, U.S.

Genres

Pop rock, power pop, soft rock.

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, musician.

Instruments

Vocals, keyboards, guitar, piano.

Years Active

1967 present.

Labels

Arista, Geffen.

Associated Acts

Raspberries, The Beach Boys, Shaun Cassidy, Andrew Gold, Burton Cummings, Michael Damian, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

Website

ericcarmen.com.

Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949) is an American singer, songwriterguitarist and keyboardist. He scored nume...

Read More

Billy Joel Part Seven

Billy Joel Part Seven

Billy Joel Part Seven

I know it’s a long blog, but he did a lot of touring and I want to do them all today, so let’s begin, with Billy Joel Part Seven and see what happens.

1993 present: Touring

Billy Joel Part Seven

Joel at Madison Square Garden, circa 1995.

Billy Joel Part Seven

Joel performing at Madison Square Garden, circa 2006.

Beginning in 1994, Joel toured extensively with Elton John on a series of Face to Face tours, making them the longest running and most successful concert tandem in pop music history. During these showsthe two played their own songs, covered each other‘s songs, and performed duetsThey grossed over US$ 46 million in just 24 dates in their sold out 2003 tour. Joel and John resumed the Face to Face tour in March 2009 and it end...

Read More

Lionel Richie Part Two

Lionel Richie Part Two

Lionel Richie Part Two

In Lionel Richie Part Two, you will know what he did as a soloist and his writing abilities, for “We Are The Wold” and other fantastic songs.

Solo Career


Richie‘s 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: theU.S. number-one song Truly, which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores and launched his career as one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and the top five hits You Are and My Love. The album hit No. 3 on the music charts and sold over 4 million copies. His 1983 follow-up album, Can’t Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies and won two Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, propelling him into the first rank of international superstars. The album contained the number-...

Read More

Billy Joel Part Five

Billy Joel Part Five

Billy Joel Part Five

I’m playing these two albums that I’ll be typing about, on my blog Billy Joel Part Five. I’m enjoying those two albums an all his albums that I’ve typed, and going to type, because I have so much type about.

Billy Joel Part Five

1983 1988: An Innocent Man and The Bridge

Billy Joel Part Five


Joel‘s next album moved away from the serious themes of The Nylon Curtain andstruck a much lighter tone. The album An Innocent Man was Joel‘s tribute to R&B and doo wop music of the 1950s and 1960s and resulted in Joel‘s second Billboard number-one hit, Tell Her About It, which was the first single off the album in the summer of 1983. The album itself reached No. 4 on the charts and No. 2 in UKIt also boasted six top-30 singles, the most of any album i...

Read More

Billy Joel Part Four

Billy Joel Part Four

Billy Joel Part Four

I have every album he did in vinyl until CD’s came along, and now I’m going to type Billy Joel Part Four, with two more. I been looking forward to doing Billy Joel Part Four, since I came into 1949, and now it’s done.

1979–1983: Glass Houses and The Nylon Curtain

The success of his piano-driven ballads like Just the Way You Are, She‘s Alwaysa Woman, and Honesty led some critics to label Joel a balladeer and softrocker. Joel thought these labels were unfair and insulting, and with GlassHouses, he tried to record an album that proved that he could rock harder than hiscritics gave him credit for, occasionally imitating and referring to the style ofnew wave rock music that was starting to become popular at the time. On the frontcover of the

Read More

Hank Williams Jr. Part Two

Hank Williams Jr. Part Two

Hank Williams Jr. Part Two

He’s nothing like his dad, and in Hank Williams Jr. Part Two, you’ll find he’s better than that.

Acceptance into the country music establishment

Hank Williams Jr. in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez,California, on August 4, 2006

In 1976 Rolling Stone wrote that Williams mainstream country material has always been among Nashville‘s best. Williams career began to hit its peak after the Nashville establishment gradually and somewhat reluctantly accepted his new sound. His popularity had risen to levels where he could no longer be overlooked for major industry awards. He was prolific throughout the 1980ssometimes recording and releasing two albums a year. Family Tradition, Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound, Hab...

Read More

Billy Joel Part Three

Billy Joel Part Three

Billy Joel Part Three

Three days in a row, and I’m still finding more for more than a week worth, of Billy Joel Part Three, and more like it. I really like him, so that’s why I’m going to spend this week on him.

1970 1974: Cold Spring Harbor and Piano Man

Billy Joel Part Three


Joel in 1974 Joel signed a contract with the record company Family Productions (owned by Artie Ripp but backed by Gulf + Western, with which he recorded his first solo album, Cold Spring Harbor (a reference to Cold Spring Harbor, a town on Long Island). Ripp states that he spent US$ 450,000 developing Joel;  nevertheless, the album was mastered at too high a speed and as a result, the album was a technical and commercial disappointment.
The popular songs She‘s Got a Way and Everybo...

Read More

Hank Williams Jr. Part One

Hank Williams Jr. Part One

Hank Williams Jr. Part One

It’s amazing how father and son are differs and the same, in everything they both do. My website deals with music, I care about nothing else, so Hank Williams Jr. Part One, I’m only typing about Junior, if you want to know about his dad, I already did him from earlier blogs with his name on them, with albums. 


Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., or alternatively as Bocephus, is an American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician. His musical style is often considered a blend of Southernrock, blues, and country. He is the son of country music singer Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Sam Williams and Katie Williams.

Hank Will...

Read More

Billy Joel Part Two

Billy Joel Part Two

Billy Joel Part Two

It’s the Billy Joel Part Two, blog I wanted to to do far a long time , and now I’m doing it. Now I’m doing it, and I hope you like it.

Early Life

William Martin Joel was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1949. When he was one year old, his family moved to the Long Island suburb of Hicksville, New York, in the Town of Oyster Bay, where he and his younger sister were raised in a section of Levitt homes.
Joel‘s father, Howard (born Helmut) Joel, a classical pianist and businessman, was born in Nuremberg, Germany, to a Jewish family, the son of a merchant and manufacturer, Karl Amson Joel. Helmut was also educated in Switzerland. His father had created a highly successful mail order textile business, Joel Macht Fabrik. To escape the Nazi regime, Helm...

Read More