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June Birthdays

June Birthdays

Happy June Birthdays, to my favorite performers and singers

June Birthdays

It’s June and I’m going to do this right, for June Birthdays are the start of something that I’m going to do every month. This is the list of birthdays that I typed about so far which means I’ll be adding more later.

  1. Josephine Baker 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975
  2. Judy Garland June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969 (aged 47)
  3. Pat Boone June 1, 1934-Still Alive
  4. Gary U.S. Bonds June 6, 1939-Still Alive
  5. Tom Jones June 7, 1940-Still Alive
  6. Nancy Sinatra June 8, 1940-Still Alive
  7. Charlie Watts, drummer (The Rolling Stones) June 2,1941-Still Alive
  8. Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999)
  9. Sir James Paul McCartney, CH, MBE (born 18 June 1942)
  10. Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10,2003)
  11. June 8,1944- Boz Scaggs, singer-songwriter
  12. June 21,1944 – Ray Dav...
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The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six

I’ve been working on my past blogs and I notice that I haven’t finished their biographies, well I’m doing them now. Here’s The Life And Times Of Connie Francis Part Six, I hope you enjoy it, as much as I have.

Work



Musical Genres


While her singles were mostly kept in the then-current sounds of the day such asrock ‘n’ roll, novelty songs, the twist, torch ballads, or the girl group soundcreated by Brill Building alumni Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, Francis albumsrepresented her in a variety of styles, ranging from R&B, vocal jazz, and countryto Broadway standards, children‘s music, waltzes, spiritual music, schlager music,traditionals from various ethnic groups represented in the US, and sel...

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The Life And Times Of Dusty Springfield Part Seven

The Life And Times Of Dusty Springfield Part Seven

The Life And Times Of Dusty Springfield Part Seven

The Life And Times Of Dusty Springfield Part Seven

I’m trying to complete my blogs from the past selections, and here’s The Life And Times Of Dusty Springfield Part Seven, I hope you enjoy it.

Personal


Springfield‘s parents, Catherine and Gerard, lived in Hove, East Sussex from 1962.Catherine died in a nursing home there in 1976 of lung cancer. In 1979, Gerarddied of a heart attack in Rottingdean, East Sussex.
Some of Springfield‘s biographers and journalists have speculated that she had twopersonalities: shy, quiet, Mary O’Brien, and the public face she had created asDusty Springfield. An editorial review at Publishers Weekly of Valentine andWickham‘s 2001 biography, Dancing with Demons, finds the confidence[Springfield] exuded on vi...

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Bill Withers Part Two

Bill Withers Part Two

Bill Withers Part Two

Bill Withers Part Two

I’m picking where I left off on Part One with Bill Withers Part Two, and I hope you enjoy it.

Columbia Records

After Sussex Records folded, Withers signed with Columbia Records in 1975. Hisfirst album release with the label, Making Music, Making Friends, included thesingle She‘s Lonely, which was featured in the film Looking for Mr. Goodbar.During the next three years he released an album each year with Naked & Warm (1976), Menagerie (1977, containing the successful Lovely Day), Bout Love (1978)and Get on Down; the latter song also included on the Looking for Mr. Goodbarsoundtrack.

In 1976, Withers performed Ain’t No Sunshine on Saturday Night Live.

Due to problems with Columbia and being unable to get songs approved for hisalbum,

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Dee Dee Warwick Part Two

Dee Dee Warwick Part Two

Dee Dee Warwick Part Two

Dee Dee Warwick Part Two

This is Dee Dee Warwick Part Two, and I hope you like it.

Atco


Warwick continued to record for Mercury through the late 1960s. Although her occasional success in the R&B field notably the 1969 Ed Townsend production of Foolish Fool was enough for the label to wish to re-sign her in 1970, she signed with Atco at the invitation of Atlantic Records president Jerry Wexler himself,Wexler‘s having admired Warwick‘s early session work.

Warwick made her first recordings for Atco in February 1970, cutting four tuneswith Townsend. In an early indication of the disarray that Warwick‘s career wouldexperience at Atlantic, these tracks were shelved and she was sent to CriteriaStudios in Miami in April to work with producer Dave Crawford and fast...

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Bill Withers Part One

Bill Withers Part One

Their’s Ain’t No Sunshine” when I don’t see a new album of Bill Withers, but until I see it, I’m going to do Bill Withers Part One, for now.

William Harrison Withers Jr. (born on July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. Herecorded several major hits, including Lean on Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, UseMe, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, and Grandma‘s Hands. Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more. His life was the subject of the2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall ofFame in 2015.

Bill Withers

Bill Withers Part One

Bill Withers Part One


Withers in 1976
Background information
Birth name
William Harrison Withers Jr
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Born July 4, 1938 (age 80).
Slab F...

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Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits

Handling the Apple iPod Fame and Lawsuits, is a problem with me. Who do I take sides, The Beatles or Apple Computers?

With the success of the apple ipod series of Apple Computer, it is no wonder thatthere will be an apple ipod lawsuit on the table. Apple Corps sued the apple ipodcreator, Apple Computer, of a breach in their agreement over the use of theirfamous trademark. Last March 2006, the hearing for the Apple ipod began before theLondon court.

Before any of the loyal fans of this iconic device dismiss this Apple ipod case asenvy, it is important to look behind the court history of these two companies. TheApple ipod case is the latest court battle of these comp...

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The talented Rod Stewart Part Seven

The talented Rod Stewart Part Seven

I’m doing The talented Rod Stewart Part Seven, today, but you might be reading it tomorrow, which will be your yesterday.

2002–10: The Great American Songbook series and Soulbook

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Five

The Talented Rod Stewart Part Five

Performing in Zaragoza, Spain, November 2006
In June 2002, Stewart performed Handbags and Gladrags at the Party at the Palaceheld at Buckingham Palace Garden, a concert which celebrated the Golden Jubilee ofElizabeth II and featured stars from five decades of music.
By 2002, Stewart had sold over 100 million records during his career. Heconcentrated on singing 1930s and 1940s pop standards from the Great AmericanSongbook, written by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Georgeand Ira Gershwin, with great popular success. Thes...

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Piano–A World Of History And Class

Piano–A World Of History And Class

Xarim Aresté - Apolo 2

Piano–A World Of History And Class

Piano–A World Of History And Class, which I agree, with. It’s ashamed that I never learn how to play it.

Pianos have entertained thousands over the last century or 2. When we think aboutthis grand instrument, composers like Mozart and Beethoven come to mind. Thepiano‘s got their boost in the hundred years between 1790 and 1890. Yes, duringthe industrial revolution. This is when stronger steel and iron was manufactured.Helping in building strong Iron frames and Steel piano wire for good instruments.

The first company in Britain that manufactured pianos was the Broadwood. They madebig and excellent sounding instruments. By 1820 however, the piano had moved toParis through the Erard. Erard also invented the double ac...

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Happy Birthday Pat Boone

Happy Birthday Pat Boone

Happy Birthday Pat Boone

Happy Birthday Pat Boone

June 1 1934- Pat Boone, singer

Happy Birthday Pat Boone, it’s been awhile since I did a birthday blog. That’s because I wanted to update all of my blogs as quickly as possible I did it, so I’m going back to doing birthday blogs of everyone who I like, and I’m starting with Pat Boone, but only because I’m starting it today on his birthday.

You may think, that I’m always going to be doing performers and singers from 1910 to 1945, well your wrong, in fact I only have a few more to go until 1946 and so on, however, I’m going to celebrate everyone he’s birthday every year.

I know that “I should type something more than Happy Birthday Pat Boone, and I know I’m just rambling, but I know that I remember his birthday while no one hadn’t, which is...

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