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David Bowie Part Eight

David Bowie Part Eight

David Bowie Part Eight

I always like typing about him, and talking to my friends about him, every day, so David Bowie Part Eight, is something that I know.

1999 2012: Neoclassicist Bowie

 

David Bowie Part Eight

Bowie on stage with Sterling Campbell during the Heathen Tour, 2002
Bowie, with Reeves Gabrels, created the soundtrack for Omikron: The Nomad Soul, 1999 computer game in which he and Iman also voiced characters based on their likenesses. Released the same year and containing re-recorded tracks from Omikronhis album Hours featured a song with lyrics by the winner of his Cyber Song Contest Internet competition, Alex Grant. Making extensive use of live instruments, the album was Bowie‘s exit from heavy electronica. Sessions for the planned album T...

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Bonnie Raitt Part Three

Bonnie Raitt Part Three

Bonnie Raitt Part Three

This blog, Bonnie Raitt Part Three, is the last of her bio, and the last for tonight, but I will start more tomorrow.

2000 2007


Raitt performing atthe New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 23, 2004.

In March 2000, Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Silver Lining was released in 2002. In the US, it reached number 13 on the Billboard chart and was later certified Gold. It contains the singles I Can’t Help You Now , Time of Our Lives, and the title track. All three singles charted within the top 40 ofthe US Adult Contemporary
chart. On March 19, 2002, Bonnie Raitt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the recording industry, located at 1750 N. Vine Street

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five

This blog entitled Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Five, is the end, but theirs a new beginning for him soon.

Classical Repertoire

Goodman‘s first classical recording was made on April 25, 1938, when he recorded Mozart‘s Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581, with the Budapest Quartet. After his bop period, Goodman furthered his interest in classical music written for the clarinet, and frequently met with top classical clarinetists of the day. In 1946he met Ingolf Dahl, an emigre classical composer on the faculty of the University of Southern California, who was then the musical director of the Victor Borge show. They played chamber music together (Brahms, Milhaud, Hindemith, Debussy) and in 194...

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Tom Petty Part Two

Tom Petty Part Two

Tom Petty Part Two

The week is almost over, and I still have Tom Petty Part Two, to publish. It’s great, I completed what I wanted for this week, which is new to me.

1988–1991: Traveling Wilburys And Solo Career

In 1988, Petty joined George Harrison‘s group, the Traveling Wilburys, which alsoincluded Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne. The band‘s first song, Handlewith Care, was intended as a B-side of one of Harrison‘s singles, but was judgedtoo good for that purpose and the group decided to record a full album, TravelingWilburys Vol. 1. A second Wilburys album, mischievously titled Traveling WilburysVol. 3 and recorded without the recently deceased Orbison, followed in 1990. Thealbum was named Vol. 3 as a response to a series of bootlegged studio sessionsbeing

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Bonnie Raitt Part Two

Bonnie Raitt Part Two

Bonnie Raitt Part Two

I wasn’t sure if I should do this one,Bonnie Raitt Part Two yet, without doing Part Three tomorrow. However if I wasn’t going to do this one, then I should I do Part Three, without Part Two. People would laugh at me, thinking why put out Part Three without Part Two. So I decided to have Part Two, so nobody can laugh at me. (You can laugh ate me, but I can’t hear it, unless you live by me).

Tongue And Groove And Release From Warner Brothers

In 1983, as Raitt was finishing work on her follow-up album, entitled Tongue and Groove, Warner Brothers cleaned house, dropping a number of major artists such as Van Morrison and Arlo Guthrie from their roster. The day after mastering was completed on Tongue & Groove, the record label dropped Raitt also.

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Billy Joel Part Eight

Billy Joel Part Eight

Billy Joel Part Eight

I’m finding so many undone blogs, this week, and I’m glad In found Billy Joel Part Eight, because now I can publish it. and it’s ready for posting.

Other Ventures


In 1996, Joel merged his long-held love of boating with his desire for a second career. With Long Island boating businessman Peter Needham, he formed the LongIsland Boat Company.
In November 2010, Joel opened a shop in Oyster Bay, Long Island, to manufacture custom-made, retro-styled motorcycles and accessories.
In 2011, Joel announced that he was releasing an autobiography that he had written with Fred Schruers, titled The Book of Joel: A Memoir. The book was originally going to be released in June 2011, but in March 2011 Joel decided against publishing the book and officially

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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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Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

Ella Fitzgerald Part Two

You no longer have to wait, for it’s here, Ella Fitzgerald Part Two. I been trying to get this on my website, for 57 years. I know the internet wasn’t invented yet, nor was I a fan, but I knew I had to publish it before I do Part Three.

Early Career


A young Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1940

While she seems to have survived during 1933 and 1934 in part from singing on the streets of HarlemFitzgerald made her most important debut at age 17 on November 21, 1934, in one of the earliest Amateur Nights at the Apollo Theater. She had intended to go on stage and dance, but she was intimidated by a local dance duo called the Edwards Sisters and opted to sing instead. Performing in the style of Connee Boswell, she sang

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Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

As I’m reading my older blogs, I found that I never completed his life story, so I’m doing it now, in Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four.

Life And Times Of Benny Goodman Part Four

Carnegie Hall Concert

In late 1937, Goodman‘s publicist, Wynn Nathanson, attempted a publicity stunt by suggesting that Goodman and his band should play Carnegie Hall in New York CityIf such a concert were to take place, then Goodman would be the first jazz bandleader to perform at Carnegie Hall. Benny Goodman was initially hesitant about the concert, fearing for the worst; however, when his film Hollywood Hotel opened to rave reviews and giant lines, he threw himself into the work. He gave up several dates and ins...

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To Lulu with Love Part Three

To Lulu with Love Part Three

To Lulu with Love Part Three

I recently found some more about her to make To Lulu with Love Part Three, more interesting for you to read and read again.

The 1970’s



Lulu began 1970 by appearing on the BBC‘s highly rated review of the 1960s music scene Pop Go the Sixties, performing Boom Bang-A-Bang live on BBC1, 31 December 1969. She recorded another Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin album in the USMelody Fair, and scored a US Top 30 hit, Oh Me Oh My (I‘m a Fool for You Baby), (later covered by Aretha Franklin, Tina Arena, Buster Poindexter, and John Holt) and collaborated with the Dixie Flyers on Hum a Song (From Your Heart).

Four more German language tracks, (Ich brauche deine Liebe, Wach ich oderträum ich, Warum tu st du m...

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