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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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Olivia Newton-John Part Three

Olivia Newton-John Part Three

Olivia Newton-John Part Three

It’s been awhile, but it’s about time I start doing the past bios, before I continue with doing new ones, so I’m doing Olivia Newton-John Part Three, and maybe do more of her soon. I’ve been planing this four a long time, with a new album, so please enjoy.

Grease



Olivia Newton-John Part Three

Newton-John appearing with John Travolta in 1982

Newton-John‘s career soared after she starred in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Grease in 1978. She was offered the lead role of Sandy after meeting producer Allan Carr at a dinner party at Helen Reddy‘s home. Burned by her Toomorrow experience and concerned that she was too old to play a high school senior (she turned 29 during Grease‘s 1977 filming), Newton-John insis...
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Bette Midler Part Four

Bette Midler Part Four

Bette Midler Part Four

It’s been awhile, and I know that you been waiting for Bette Midler Part Four, well now it’s here, waiting for you, to read and listen.

2012–present: Parental Guidance, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, It’s the Girls!, and Hello, Dolly!

Midler (in costume as her character Winnifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocusperforming on her Divine Intervention Tour in 2015
In June 2012, Midler received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her having captivated the world with her stylish presentation and unmistakable voice. The same yearshe co-starred alongside Billy Crystal in the family movie Parental Guidance (2012), playing a couple of old school grandpare...

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Bob Seger Part Three

Bob Seger Part Three

Bob Seger Part Three

I’m so excited about doing Bob Seger Part Three, and I hope I do another soon, so you won’t have to wait, because he’s one of my favorites so I’m sure.

Seger’s Solo

After Mongrel (1970) failed to live up to the success of Ramblin Gamblin Man(1969 ), The System dissipated. For a short period of time following the breakupSeger had ambitions to be a one-man act. In 1971, Seger released his first solo album, the all-acoustic Brand New Morning. The album was a commercial failure and led to Seger‘s departure from Capitol Records.
Seger, having regained an eye for bands, began playing with the duo Teegarden & Van Winkle, who in 1970 had a hit single with God, Love and Rock & RollTogether they recorded Smokin O.P.‘s (1972 ), rele...

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David Bowie Part Seven

David Bowie Part Seven

David Bowie Part Seven

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I have fourteen people, that I never fully completed their bio on, and this week I’m going to do a blog on them, and David Bowie Part Seven, is one of them.

1989 1991: Tin Machine

Bowie shelved his solo career in 1989, retreating to the relative anonymity of band membership for the first time since the early 1970s. A hard-rocking quartet,Tin Machine came into being after Bowie began to work experimentally with guitarist Reeves Gabrels. The line-up was completed by Tony and Hunt Sales, whom Bowie had known since the late 1970s for their contribution, on bass and drums respectively, to Iggy Pop‘s 1977 album Lust for Life.

David Bowie Part Seven

Bowie in Chile during the Sound+ Vision T...
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