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Rick James Part Three

Rick James Part Three

Rick James Part Three

This is Rick James Part Three, but it’s not the final, I’ll be back with more soon.

James Friendships

James became close friends with Eddie Murphy after the two met in 1981. Following his exit from the United States Navy in 1984, Murphy‘s older brother Charlie Murphy, whose first post-Navy job was working as security for his famous brotherbegan spending time with James, and he bonded with the singer. Murphy would later recall on Chappelle‘s Show his sometimes strained relationship with James, which helped to revive James‘s name in the public eye after years of seclusionfollowing his mild stroke in 1998. James also appeared in the episode recounting his memory of the experiences shared with Murphy, such as starting impromptu fights wit...

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Leo Sayer Part One

Leo Sayer Part One

Leo Sayer Part One

Even today, when I hear that song “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, I start dancing, so I’m going to do Leo Sayer Part One

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is an English-Australian singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades.He is now an Australian citizen and resident.

Leo Sayer

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Sayer in 2009



Background Information

Birth Name

Gerard Hugh Sayer

Born

21 May 1948 ( age 71).
Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England.

Genres

Soft rock.
disco Occupations.

Musician
singer-songwriter.
entertainer.
Instruments.

Vocals
guitar.
harmonica.


Years Active

1973 present.

Labels

Chrysalis ( United Kingdom).
Warner Bros. and Rhino( United States).
Universal ( Aus).

Associated Acts

Roger Dal...

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Rick James Part Two

Rick James Part Two

Rick James Part Two

Now it’s here, Rick James Part Two, and I spend a lot of time, searching the truth about someone who everybody likes, so that’s why I’m doing Part Three.

Solo Career

In April 1978, James released his debut solo album, Come Get It!, which included the Stone City Band. The album launched the top 20 hit, You and I, which became his first number-one R&B hit. The album also included the hit single, Mary Jane.It eventually sold two million copies, launching James‘s musical career to stardom, and helping out Motown Records at a time when label fortunes had dwindled. In early 1979, James‘s second album, Bustin Out of L Seven, followed the previous album‘s success, eventually selling a million copies. A third albumFire It Up, was released in la...

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Rupert Holmes Part Two

Rupert Holmes Part Two

Rupert Holmes Part Two

I’m looking forward to know what you think of my blog Rupert Holmes Part Two, because this may not be my last, blog of “Him”.

Holmes Playwright

Holmes made his professional debut as a playwright with the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, later known as Drood, in 1985. He was encouraged to write a musical by Joseph Papp and his wife after they attended one of Holmes‘s cabarets in 1983The result, loosely based on the Charles Dickens unfinished novel, and inspired by Holmes‘s memories of English pantomime shows he attended as a child, was a hit in New York‘s Central Park and on Broadway. Because Dickens left the novel unfinished at his death, Holmes employed the unusual device of providing alternate endings for each character wh...

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Bette Midler Part Three

Bette Midler Part Three

Bette Midler Part Three

I’m doing Bette Midler Part Three, and I hope you like it, because I know that I already like it.

2000 2005: Bette sitcom, tribute albums, and Kiss My Brass tour


Midler starred in her own sitcom in 2000, Bette, which featured Midler playing herself, a divine celebrity who is adored by her fans. Airing on CBS, initial ratings were high, marking the best sitcom debut for the network in more than five years, but viewers percentage soon declined, resulting in the show‘s cancellation in early 2001. Midler openly griped about the show‘s demanding shooting schedule, while the show itself was also reportedly rocked by backstage turmoilinvolving the replacement of co-star Kevin Dunn whose departure was attributed to his behind-the scen...

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Rick James Part One

Rick James Part One

Rick James Part One

I betcha you didn’t think I was going to do Rick James Part One, or at least that’s what my best friend’s cat would say after she beat me in strip poker. Which reminds me, I got to get my clothes back from my best friend cat who’s name is Betcha. That’s a story I’ll tell later, when I think of the story.

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948 August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born and raisedin Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teen years. He was in a number of various bands and groups before entering the U.S. Navy to avoid being drafted in the early 1960s. In 1965, James deserted to Toronto, Canada, where he formed the rock band the Mynah Birds, wh...

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Bette Midler Part Two

Bette Midler Part Two

Bette Midler Part Two

I’m so happy typing this blog, Bette Midler Part Two, in which I took great care in craving it in stone, so I really want you to like it. Wait a minute, I’m not using an obsolete PC, so why am I carving? I’m using a 25th century MacBook Pro, so I don’t have to carve anything. It’s here, on the screen,  just for you to enjoy it.

1972–1980: The Divine Miss M and success

Bette Midler Part Two

Midler with Dustin Hoffman on Bette Midler TV special (1977 )
Midler released her debut album, The Divine Miss M, on Atlantic Records inDecember 1972. The album was co-produced by Barry Manilow, who was Bette‘s arranger and music conductor at the time. It reached Billboard‘s Top 10 and became a million-selling Platinum-certified album, earning Mid...
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Bette Midler Part One

Bette Midler Part One

Bette Midler Part One

Bette Midler (/ bɛt/; born December 1, 1945) is an American singersongwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, HawaiiMidler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of The Rose, Wind Beneath My Win...

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Musical Films Of 1948

Musical Films Of 1948

Musical Films Of 1948

I’m going to throw a bag of popcorn in the microwave and watch “Easter Parade”, which is the only 1948 Musical Films that I like. Catch me next year with 1949, maybe there’s more films, to watch.

Films

April Showers starring Ann Sothern, Jack Carson, Robert Alda and S. Z. SakallDirected by James V. Kern.
Are You With It? starring Donald O’Connor, Olga San Juan and Martha StewartDirected by Jack Hively.
La Belle Meuniere
Big City
Bill and Coo
Casbah starring Yvonne DeCarlo and Tony Martin.
A Date with Judy starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell and Elizabeth TaylorDirected by Richard Thorpe.
Deux Amours
Easter Parade starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Ann MillerDirected by Charles Walter.
The Emperor Waltz starring B...

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1948 Births And Deaths

1948 Births And Deaths

1948 Births And Deaths

I know it’s August, but for today, it’s January, for I’m in a new year. 1948 Births And Deaths, will have new performers and singers to my website. this list is who was born and who died, but I’m not doing all of them, just the ones that I like.

Performers And Singers Birth

1948 Births And Deaths



January 2 Kerry Minnear, rock keyboardist (Gentle Giant).
January 7 Kenny Loggins, singer and songwriter (Loggins and Messina).
January 8 Paul King (Mungo Jerry).
January 10 Donald Fagen, singer and songwriter (Steely Dan).
January 14 T-Bone Burnett, record producer, artist.
January 15 Ronnie Van Zant, singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (died 1977).
January 16 John Carpenter, film-maker and composer.
January 22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor and ac...

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