Category 1950

Gee The Crows

Gee The Crows

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Gee The Crows

The Crows were an American R&B singing group that accomplished commercial success in the 1950s. The group‘s first single and only major hit, Gee, released in June 1953, has actually been credited with being the first rock n roll hit by a rock and roll group. It peaked at position # 14 as well as # 2respectively, on the Billboard magazine pop and also rhythm-and-blues charts in 1954.

The Crows



Background Information



Origin
Harlem, New York, USA

Genres
Rhythm and Blues, doo wop

Years Active
1951 1955.

Labels
Rama.

Past Members
Daniel So...

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The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

The Platters Part Two

By popular demand, it’s The Platters Part Two. I wanted to do this blog next year (in 1956), but I have been ask to bring it out now, so here it is. Seriously, I like to my. blogs on groups and not just just singers. Since this year of 1955, I don’t have anyone that I like born, so why not have have something different, than just move on to the next year. That’s why I’m doing bands that I may have overlooked, and given a chance now.

Changing The Line-Up

The line-up in 1952 consisted of lead vocalist Cornell Gunter, Herb Reed, Alex Hodge, Joe Jefferson, and David Lynch. Before long, Gunter was replaced by tenor Tony Williams.

The band‘s second manager Ram chose to build the group around Williams‘s distinctive as wel...

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The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

The Platters Part One

You may not know them now, but in the 1950’s they were the number one group, with over forty top hits, which even today’s top singers couldn’t compete with. The Platters Part One, is more of a dedication to their career than a biography, so I’m doing both.

The Platters


The Platters are an American singing group formed in 1952. They were one of the most successful singing groups of the early Rock’N’Roll age. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the expanding new genre. The act underwent a number of personnel changes, with among one of the most successful incarnations comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, as well as Zola Tay...

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Annie Lennox Part Four

Annie Lennox Part Four

Annie Lennox Part Four

If you look on this blog, entitled Annie Lennox Part Four, I’m doing the awards and albums, so this will be the last time I’ll be doing her for awhile. You may have seen yesterday that I brought back Pete Townshend, so don’t worry I’ll bring her back very soon.

Music videos

“The video accompanying “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, in which Annie Lennox appeared with closely cropped orange hair and wearing a man’s business suit, was both striking and surreal. Lennox’s extraordinary image was at odds with her female contemporaries”.

—Sweet Dreams: remembering the music video that broke the mould for female pop stars, (BBC).

Both as part of Eurythmics and in her solo careerLennox has actually made over sixty music promo vi...

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Annie Lennox Part Three

Annie Lennox Part Three

Annie Lennox Part Three

This is a woman who I look up to, not for just her believes, but for what she did with them. I’m doing Annie Lennox Part Three now, and do something with what I believe for my community and I hope I get the same response from my neighbors and change my neighborhood.

Public image

Charity And Political Activism

Annie Lennox Part Three

HIV advocate Lennox in Germany ahead of World AIDS Day in 2008
Lennox appeared on stage at the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert and commenced protestor collaborate with the Sing Foundation later on. In 1990, Lennox recorded a version of Cole Porter‘s Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye for the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue, a benefit for AIDS awareness. A video was
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Annie Lennox Part Two

Annie Lennox Part Two

Annie Lennox Part Two

In this blog, Annie Lennox Part Two, I’m going to do the next eleven years of her life. I hope that’s enough for today, I’ll try another tomorrow.

2003–2007: Bare and work in Africa

Annie Lennox Part Two

Annie Lennox on stage in 2004
In 2003, Lennox released her third solo album, Bare. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK and No. 4 in the US her highest charting album in the US to dateShe started her first tour as solo artist to promote the album. The tour,just entitled Solo Tour, pre-dated the release of the album as well as visited both the USand also Europe, with just a two-night stop in the UK at Saddler‘s Wells Theatre in London. The album has been certified Gold in both the UK and the US...
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Annie Lennox Part One

Annie Lennox Part One

Annie Lennox Part One

I can’t complete 1954, without doing Annie Lennox Part One, so let’s get started, and see what I found out about her. I have some albums, to upload on my blogs, so please enjoy.

Ann Lennox OBE (birthed 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she as well as fellow musician Dave Stewart went on to accomplish worldwide success in the 1980s as Eurythmics. Appearing in the 1983 music video for Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) with orange cropped hair and also wearing a man‘s business suit, the BBC states, all eyes were on Annie Lennox, the singer whose powerful androgynou...

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Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

My favorite song of theirs is in the title of this blog, Standing On The Corner The Four Lads. I hope you don’t have to stand for long, periods of  time to read it, I’m sure that theirs chairs somewhere for you to sit, and read it instead.

The Four Lads is a Canadian male singing quartet. In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the band earned several gold singlesas well as albums. Its million-selling signature tunes include Moments to Remember, Standing on the Corner, No, Not Much, Who Needs You? and also Istanbul..

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Standing On The Corner The Four Lads

 

The band in 1969



Background Information


Origin

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genres

Traditional pop

Years Active

1950 Present

L...

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Mr Sandman The Four Aces

Mr Sandman The Four Aces

Mr Sandman The Four Aces

In my lifetime, I listen to a lot of different bands and singers, they may not be that popular now, but I never went with popular. Whatever I like, I stand behind them, so I’m doing Mr Sandman The Four Aces, and I hope you like them also.

Mr Sandman The Four Aces



The Four Aces are an American male traditional pop music quartet, popular since the 1950s. Over the last half-century, the band generated several gold records. Its million-selling signature tunes include Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, Three Coins in the Fountain, Stranger in Paradise, Tell Me Whyand ( It‘s No) Sin. Other huge sellers included Shangri-La, Perfidia, as well as Sincerely. The original membersresponsible for every so...

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Adam Ant Part Five

Adam Ant Part Five

Adam Ant Part Five

This is the Part that I dread, for it’s the last of this series for him, called Adam Ant Part Five, but I’ll be doing something new with him soon

Music Style

The tone of Ant‘s debut solo album, Friend or Foe, was defined as glitzy glam pop with tongue-in-cheek tunes, delivered with an excess of flair and good humor. It was also referred to as being “one of Ant‘s best records and one of the best new wave albums.
In a review for Strip, the songs were considered to contain a mixture of driving, danceable rock with humour.
The songs on Vive Le Rock has been said to be a 50s-style rock & roll sound.
The fourth studio album, Manners and Physique, was said to be a mix of contemporary dance tracks and Ant‘s old

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