Category 1950

Crystal Gayle Part One

Crystal Gayle Part One

Crystal Gayle Part One

I’m in 1951, with Crystal Gayle Part One, so stick around, and read while you’re listening to her.

Crystal Gayle’s Bio

Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb; January 9, 1951) is an American country music artist. Gayle began her career in the 1960s performing in the background of her siblings bands, most notably Loretta Lynn. It was Lynn who helped her sister sign a recording contract with Decca Records in 1970 where she enjoyed minor success. Encouraged by Lynn to develop her own musical identity, Gayle signed new recording contract with United Artists Records in 1974. A collaboration with producer Allen Reynolds brought forth major success by shifting her music towards a country pop style. In 1975, Wrong Road Again became Gayle‘s fi...

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Birth And Death Of 1951

Birth And Death Of 1951

Birth And Death Of 1951

I’m letting you know, that this week, I tried to as many blogs, so I can do this blog Birth And Death Of 1951. So from now on (until 1952), I’m going to do bios from this list. I know there’s a lot, but I’m only doing what’s in bold, will I ever do from Birth And Death Of 1951.

Births

  • January 6Kim Wilson, blues singer (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • January 9Crystal Gayle, country singer
  • January 19
    • Dewey Bunnell (America)
    • Martha Davis (The Motels)
  • January 20Ian Hill Judas Priest
  • January 26
    • David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter and producer
    • Roy Goodman, English violinist and conductor
    • Andy Hummel, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
    • Christopher North, American keyboard player
  • January 27
    • Brian Downey
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Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

We all know him as a performer but what you may not know is he’s an actor, In Tom Petty Part Three, you will know that also, as well as his personal life.

Acting

Petty‘s first appearance in film took place in 1978, when he had a cameo in FM. He later had a small part in 1987‘s Made in Heaven and appeared in several episodes of It‘s Garry Shandling‘s Show between 1987 and 1990, playing himself as one of Garry Shandling‘s neighbors. Petty was also featured in Shandling‘s other show, The Larry Sanders Show, as one of the Story within a story final guests. In the episode, Petty gets bumped from the show and nearly comes to blows with Greg Kinnear.
Petty appeared in the 1997 film The Postman, directed by and starring Kevin Costner, as the Bridg...

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Bruce Springsteen Part Seven

Bruce Springsteen Part Seven

Bruce Springsteen Part Seven

This is Bruce Springsteen Part Seven, and this is the last one in this series, but there’s more coming up soon.

Relationships, Marriages, And Family

Springsteen dated actress Joyce Hyser for roughly four years in the early 1980sPreviously, he had dated photographer Lynn Goldsmith and model Karen Darvin.
In the early 1980s, Springsteen met Patti Scialfa at The Stone Pony, a bar in New Jersey where local musicians regularly perform. On that particular evening she was performing alongside one of Springsteen‘s pals, Bobby Bandiera, with whom she had written At Least We Got Shoes for Southside Johnny. Springsteen liked Scialfa‘s voice. After the performance, he introduced himself to her. Soon after that, they started spending

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Stevie Wonder Part Five

Stevie Wonder Part Five

Stevie Wonder Part Five

This blog, Stevie Wonder Part Five, will be a long one, because he has so many awards, that I could have it in two parts, or one, I chose one.

Personal Life


Marriages

Wonder has been married three times. He was married to Motown singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Syreeta Wright from 1970 until their amicable divorce in 1972. From 2001 until 2012 he was married to fashion designer Kai Millard. In October 2009, Wonder and Millard separated; Wonder filed for divorce in August 2012. In 2017 he married Tomeeka Bracy.


Children

Wonder has nine children by five different women. The mother of Wonder‘s first child is Yolanda Simmons, whom Wonder met when she applied for a job as secretary for his publishing company. Simmons gave birt...

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Teddy Pendergrass Part Two

Teddy Pendergrass Part Two

Teddy Pendergrass Part Two

This is a treat for me to do Teddy Pendergrass Part Two, because now I can my favorite album of his.

Car Crash

On March 18, 1982, in the East Falls section of Philadelphia on Lincoln Drive near Rittenhouse Street, Pendergrass was involved in a car crash. He lost control of his Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit the car hit a guard rail, crossed into the oncoming lane, and hit two trees. Pendergrass and his passenger, Tenika Watson, nightclub performer with whom Pendergrass was not previously acquainted, were trapped in the wreckage for 45 minutes. While Watson walked away from the collision with minor injuries, Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury, leaving him a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the chest down.


Later Solo Career

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Stevie Wonder Part Four

Stevie Wonder Part Four

Stevie Wonder Part Four

While others have retired, he has continued well into the 21 century, and I’m going also into the 2000’s and 2010’s type about him, in Stevie Wonder Part Four, so come back with us, and learn more.

2000 present: Later Career

Stevie Wonder Part Four



Into the 21st century, Wonder contributed two new songs to the soundtrack for Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled album ( Misrepresented People and Some Years Ago). Wonder continues to record and perform; though mainly occasional appearances and guest performances, he did do two tours, and released one album of new material2005‘s A Time to Love. In June 2006, Wonder made a guest appearance on Busta Rhymes album The Big Bang, on the track Been through the Storm. He sings there frain and plays th...

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Mary Hopkin Part Two

Mary Hopkin Part Two

Mary Hopkin Part Two

I’m so happy to bring you this blog, Mary Hopkin Part Two, because I really do like her music, and I have an album which I love listening to.

1980s

Hopkin in 1982
Hopkin‘s first project in the 1980s was a well-reviewed stint playing the Virgin Mary in Rock Nativity at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading, Berkshire. After this, Mike Hurst (record producer and formerly of the Springfields) asked her to sing lead in a new group named Sundance that he had formed with Mike deAlbuquerque of ELO. Their only single, What‘s Love, allowed them to tour the UK with Dr. Hook but Hopkin quickly left the group, dissatisfied with the gigs.What‘s Love proved very popular in South Africa, albeit the only territory where it charted, peaking at no. 10
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Stevie Wonder Part Three

Stevie Wonder Part Three

Stevie Wonder Part Three

This man has done it all, and in Stevie Wonder Part Three, I’m going to let you know about what he did in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

1980 1990: Commercial Period

The 1980s saw Wonder achieving his biggest hits and highest level of fame; he had increased album sales, charity participation, high-profile collaborationspolitical impact, and television appearances. The 1979 mainly instrumental soundtrack album Stevie Wonder‘s Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants was composed using an early music sampler, a Computer Music Melodia. Wonder toured briefly in support of the album, and used a Fairlight CMI sampler on stage. In this year Wonder also wrote and produced the dance hit Let‘s Get Serious, performed by Jermaine Jackson and (r...

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Tom Petty Part One

Tom Petty Part One

Tom Petty Part One

Even today, I can’t get “Refugee” out of my head, and songs like that will never completely leave you. In Tom Petty Part One, I’m going to have him in your head for a long time.

Tom Petty


Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the leadsinger of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch. He was also a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.

Tom Petty

Petty performing in June 2012

Born

Thomas Earl Petty

October 20, 1950

Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

Died

October 2, 2017 (aged 66).

Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Cause Of Death

Accidental drug overdose.

Other Names

Charlie T...

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