Category 1954

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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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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Adam Ant Part Four

Adam Ant Part Four

Adam Ant Part Four

Unlike most from the 1980’s, he has continued without stopping, which means Adam Ant Part Four, isn’t the last one, so let’s get on with it.

2013–Present: Release Of New Album And Tours

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Adam Ant Part Four

Adam Ant performing live at the Republik in Honolulu, Hawaii, in a concert by the BAMP Project

The album, the focal point of the comeback considering that 2010, finally received its release on January 21,2013. Its gestation had a lengthy background which had actually been running alongside the live comeback; in 2009, it was announced that Ant was intending on putting a new record out, with sources informing The Sun that labels were associated with a bidding war over the new material. Adam likewise expressed inter...

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Adam Ant Part Three

Adam Ant Part Three

Adam Ant Part Three

As I sit, eating may pickle and mustard ice cream salad, mI realist that I haven’t done Adam Ant Part Three, yet. I know what you’re thinking, that I should have done it a year ago, so I would be doing Part Four. Well I thought of that, and reject it, for I was busy doing nothing, and I wanted to finish it, first so I can concentrate on my ice Crean salad dinner, for today.

2010–2012: Independent Label And Return To Touring

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Adam Ant Part Three

Adam Ant on stage in 2011

On March 4,2010 Adam Ant registered his new label Blue Black Hussar Ltd. as a private limited company at Companies House. That month also marked return to live music. Ant‘s first live performance since The Bloomsbury in 2007 was at Through The Looking Glass

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Adam Ant Part Two

Adam Ant Part Two

Adam Ant Part Two

I remember back when I was on my deathbed, which was two months before I was born, I would play my Adam Ant albums, and my Adam and The Ant. albums, which I’m playing now, for my new blog, Adam Ant Part Two, and remembering, all those songs and videos, that I watch over and over again.

Adam Ant Music Career

1977 1982: Adam And The Ants

Adam and the Ants began as part of the burgeoning punk rock movement. Ant later on acted in Derek Jarman‘s influential punk film Jubilee in 1977, as Adam and the Ants was starting to gig around London with manager Jordan from the SEX Boutique on Kings Road. His debut as a recording musician was the song Deutscher Girls, which included on the film‘s soundtrack, together with Plastic Surgery which was 

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Adam Ant Part One

Adam Ant Part One

Adam Ant Part One

I have been following him since I heard “Desperate But Not Serious” and I’m happy to type that I have his CD’s and iTunes albums. So now I’m doing Adam Ant Part One, but only because I’m a fan.


Stuart Leslie Goddard better known as Adam Ant (birthed 3 November 1954) is an English singer and musician. He acquired popularity as the lead singer of new wave band Adam and the Ants and later on as solo performer, racking up 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films as well as TV episodes from 1985 to 2003.

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Adam Ant Part One

 

Adam Ant in 2017



Background Information


Birth Name

Stuart Leslie Goddard

Birthed

3 November 1954 (age 6...

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Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.

Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Erskine Parker Jr. (birthed May 1, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. As a solo performer, he wrote as well as performed the theme song to the 1984 film Ghostbusters. He also performed with his band, Raydio, and also with Barry White.

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Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.

Parker in 2013

Background Information

Birth Name

Ray Erskine Parker Jr.

Birth

May 1, 1954 (age 65)

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Genres

R&B, Pop

Occupations

Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor

Instruments

Guitar, vocals

Years Active

1963–Present

Labels

  • Ar...
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