Category The 1950’s

1957 Births And Deaths

1957 Births And Deaths

1957 Births And Deaths

I’m now in a new year, for I’m doing 1957 Births And Deaths. One day, I’ll catch up with you, in 2020, but for now, I got a new year, but only one biography, so this year will be quick.

Births

  • January 3 – Dave Dobbyn, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • January 4
    • Brian Roy Goble, Canadian singer-songwriter (Subhumans and The Skulls) (d. 2014)
    • Patty Loveless, country singer
  • January 23 – Earl Falconer, reggae bass guitarist and singer (UB40)
  • January 27 – Janick Gers, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden)
  • February 2 – Tony Butler, rock bass guitarist (Big Country)
  • February 19 – Falco, classical and rock musician (d. 1998)
  • February 27 – Adrian Smith, musician (Iron Maiden and Urchin)
  • February 28
    • Phil Gould, drum...
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Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Ring My Bell Anita Ward

Even after all these years, I still can’t that song out of my head, and I don’t want to, for now I’m doing Ring My Bell Anita Ward, so how can I pass up a chance to let you know more about the singer as well.

Anita Ward (born December 20, 1956) is an American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million selling chart-topper “Ring My Bell”.

Anita Ward

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Background Information



Birthed

December 20, 1956(age 63) Memphis, Tennessee, US

Genres

Disco, R&B

Occupations

Singer, musician

Instruments

Vocals

Years Active

1979 Present.

Labels

TK.

Associated Acts

Frederick Knight.



Career



Prior to signing a recording contract, Ward obtained a degree in psychology from Rust College in Holly SpringsMississ...

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La Toya Jackson Part Four

La Toya Jackson Part Four

La Toya Jackson Part Four

It’s been so much fun to her, that it’s a shame that, I’m doing La Toya Jackson Part Four, without having to do Part Five.

2010–present: Reality television and Starting Over

La Toya Jackson on October 18, 2009 at an AIDS Walk in Los Angeles
In 2010, Jackson released Dream Cream, a hand cream for German cosmetics firm Alessandro International, and namedTeddy Riley head of Ja-Tail Records music division. Jackson participated in NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice, which broadcast from March through May 2011 as well as raised $65,000 for her chosen charity, AIDS Project Los Angeles. LaToya was “fired from Celebrity Apprentice in episode during season 11, which aired on April 24, 2011 on NBC. In an Apprentice 
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Debby Boone Part Two

Debby Boone Part Two

Debby Boone Part Two

I’m excited to do Debby Boone Part Two, because I’ve been waiting for a long time to do it, for it was a long time for me to do.

Debby Boone On Stage Music Work

In musical theater, usually the challenge for me is that everything is too high. I am a true alto. There are not a lot of leading roles written for altos…I love musical theater and I love working in a company.There’s nothing quite like the energy of working with a full cast and an orchestra. (Citing Anna in The King & I as her favorite role:) That show…is so well constructed from beginning to end….There is something so incredibly beautiful in the arc of the character of Anna & how she evolved and what she learned. It’s such a beautiful story with such a beautiful message...

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All True Man Alexander O’Neal

All True Man Alexander O’Neal

All True Man Alexander O’Neal

Explaining how I started listening to him is a story in itself, but I’m not here for my life story, let’s just read and watch All True Man Alexander O’Neal, together, so we both can enjoy together.

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All True Man Alexander O’Neal

O’Neal performing live, 2014


Background Information


Birthed
November 15, 1953(age 66).
Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.

Origin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres
R&B.
soul.
funk.
rock.
pop.

Occupations
Singer.
songwriter.
arranger.

Instruments
Vocals.

Years Active
1973 Present.

Labels
Tabu.
Epic.
One World.
Eagle.
Eminence.

Associated Acts
Prince.
The Time.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
The S.O.S. Band.
Cherrelle.

Website
alexanderoneal.org.

In a music profession spanning more than 40 yea...
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Debby Boone Part One

Debby Boone Part One

Debby Boone Part One

Here’s another of my favorite singers and I have this blog ready for you since I found that 1956 is her birth year. Debby Boone Part One, will be the first of at least two parts, please enjoy.
Deborah Anne Boone (birthed September 22, 1956) is an American singer, author, and actress. She is best known for her 1977 hit, You Light Up My Life, which spent ten weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as resulted in her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist the following year. Boone later on focused her music career on country music leading to the 1980 No. 1 country hit Are You on the Road to Lovin Me Again. In the 1980s, she recorded Christian music which garnered her four top 10 Contemporary
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La Toya Jackson Part Three

La Toya Jackson Part Three

La Toya Jackson Part Three

I’m doing another blog on her entitled La Toya Jackson Part Three, I hope you enjoy it. I can’t believe what I found on her with Part Two, however, here’s some more, I thought you should know.

1996 2002: Escape And Seclusion

More Details: Gordon v. Gordon

When Jackson realized that Gordon was intending to feature her in a pornographic film she decided shehad enough. Jackson phoned her brother Randy that flew to New York to help her escape while Gordon was out. Just days later, La Toya filed for divorce in Las Vegas and took legal action against Gordon in civil courtfor several years of abuse under the Violence Against Women Act. She changed her name from La Toya Jackson-Gordon to La Toya Jackson, therefore dr...

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La Toya Jackson Part Two

La Toya Jackson Part Two

La Toya Jackson Part Two

I enjoyed her so much, that I’m doing La Toya Jackson Part Two. It going to start, where I left off on Part One. In Part Two (which came after Part One), will before Part Three.

1988 1989: Departure From The Jackson Family And Playboy

In 1987, Jack Gordon was employed to co-manage La Toya by her dad, Joseph. He later took control of her management completely. Under Gordon‘s managementJackson‘s public image became increasingly sexier. Katherine Jackson remembered her shock seeing La Toya dancing in suggestive fashion in 1988 for the first time in her autobiography My Family, The Jacksons: she‘d been so conservative that she‘d once dropped a friend who had begun wearing low-cut tops and skirts with slits in th...

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The Quarrymen Beginning Of A Legend

The Quarrymen Beginning Of A Legend

The Quarrymen Beginning Of A Legend, is where John Lennon, Paul McCarney, George Harrison, and Pete Best started out, so let’s read, how it began.

The Quarrymen (also written as the Quarry Men) were a British skiffle/rock and roll band, formed by John Lennon in Liverpool in 1956, which evolved into The Beatles in 1960. Originally consisting of Lennon as well as several school friends, the Quarrymen took their name from a line in the school song of their school, the Quarry Bank High School. Lennon‘s mom, Julia Lennon, taught her son to play the banjo, showed Lennon and also Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars in a similar method to the banjo, and showed them basic chords as well as songs
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The Quarrymen

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La Toya Jackson Part One

La Toya Jackson Part One

La Toya Jackson Part One

If your looking for Michael, he isn’t born yet, but I like her, because she makes me laugh. For years I enjoyed her over her musical family, so please may I do La Toya Jackson Part One?

La Toya Jackson

La Toya Yvonne Jackson (birthed May 29, 1956) is an American singersongwriter, actress, businesswoman and TV personality. The fifth as well as middle child of the Jackson family, Jackson first gained recognition on the family‘s variety TV series, The Jacksons, on CBS between 1976 and also 1977. After that, she saw success as a solo recording artist under several record labels in the 1980s and 1990s, including Polydor, Sony Music as well as RCA, where she released nine studio albums over the course of fifteen ye...
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