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Don McLean Part Two

Don McLean Part Two

Don McLean Part Two

I hope you didn’t I forgotten to do Don McLean Part Two, well I haven’t, in fact, I’m doing it now. I wish I could do more, but it’s too long as it is.

Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

Vincent is a homage to the 19th-century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The ideas involved McLean one early morning while looking at a book regarding Vincent Van Gogh. As he researched a print of Van Gogh‘s painting The Starry Night, he understood that a song could be written about the musician with the painting. Although it reached just number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, it showed to be a huge hit worldwide, including reaching number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Mike Mills of REM said You can’t change a note in that song. The song was

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Ella Fitzgerald Part Three

Ella Fitzgerald Part Three

Ella Fitzgerald Part Three

I feel great doing, who I call “The Lady Of Jazz”, and from time to time, I do blog on her, like this one called Ella Fitzgerald Part Three, please enjoy.

Verve Years

Fitzgerald made her first tour of Australia in July 1954 for the Australian-based American promoter Lee Gordon. This was the first of Gordon‘s popular Big Show promotions as well as the package tour also consisted of Buddy Rich, Artie Shaw as well as comedian Jerry Colonna.

Although the tour was a success with audiences and established a new box office record for Australia, it was marred by an incident of racial discrimination that caused Fitzgerald to miss out on the first two performances in Sydney, and Gordon needed to arrange two ...

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Bob Seger Part Four

Bob Seger Part Four

Bob Seger Part Four

I know Bob Seger Part Four, will give me some Rock”N”Roll as my day goes on, because I’m playing it on my iPhone now, with my Beat Pill.

Peak of success: 1976–1987

Bob Seger Part Four

Seger in 1977.
Seger finally achieved his commercial breakthrough with his October 1976 album Night Moves. The title track, Night Moves was critically and commercially well-received, becoming a # 4 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and receiving airplay on AOR radio. The album also featured the song Mainstreet (written about Ann Arbor‘s Ann Street), a # 24 hit ballad that emphasized Seger‘s rock credibility as well as guitarist Pete Carr‘s lead guitar line. The album also featured the song Rock and Roll Never Forgets, which peaked at #
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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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Dolly Parton Part Nine

Dolly Parton Part Nine

Dolly Parton Part Nine

I could make a blog of her each and everyday for the rest of my life, and still there’s room for more. However, for this series, Dolly Parton Part Nine, will be the last.

Awards And Honors

Dolly Parton Part Nine

Parton during a reception for The Kennedy Centerhonorees in the East Room of theWhite House in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 2006
Parton is one of the most-honored female country performers of all time. The Record Industry Association of America has certified 25 of her single or album releases as either Gold Record, Platinum Record, or Multi-Platinum Record. She has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, a...
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Dolly Parton Part Eight

Dolly Parton Part Eight

Dolly Parton Part Eight

I know you had to wait, well I couldn’t wait either, so here’s Dolly Parton Part Eight. please read on and come back and read it again.

Recent Work

Dolly Parton Part Eight

Dolly Parton‘s Coat of Many Colors, a made-for-TV film based on Parton‘s song of the same name, and featuring narration by Parton, aired on NBC in December 2015with child actress Alyvia Alyn Lind portraying the young Parton. Parton also had cameo in the sequel, which aired in November 2016. She co-starred with Queen Latifah in the musical film Joyful Noise (2012), which finished filming in April 2011. She played a choir director‘s widow who joins forces with Latifah‘s character, a mother of two teens, to save a small Georgia town‘s gospel choir. The film was

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Eric Clapton Part Five

Eric Clapton Part Five

Eric Clapton Part Five

When I learn more facts about, I had to type it down quickly for you to read, and that’s why, I call this blog Eric Clapton Part Five.

Personal Problems And Early Solo Success

Clapton‘s career successes in the 1970s were in stark contrast with the struggles he coped with in his personal life, which was troubled by romantic longings and drug and alcohol addiction. He became infatuated with Pattie Boyd, who at the time was married to close friend George Harrison, and withdrew from recording and touring to isolation in his Surrey residence as the band broke up. There he nursed a heroin addiction, which resulted in a lengthy career hiatus interrupted only by the Concert for Bangladesh in August 1971 (where he passed out on stage, was revived

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Pete Townshend Part Four

Pete Townshend Part Four

Pete Townshend Part Four

I been looking for the right time to do Pete Townshend Part Four, and now that time is here.

Equipment

Guitar

Townshend leaping into air in concert
Throughout his solo career and his career with the Who, Townshend has played large variety of guitars mostly various Gibson and Fender and Rickenbacker models. He has also used Guild, Takamine and Gibson J-200 acoustic models, withthe J-200 providing his signature recorded acoustic sound in such songs asPinball Wizard.
In the early days with the Who, Townshend played an Emile Grimshaw SS De Luxe and6-string and 12-string Rickenbacker semi-hollow electric guitars primarily (particularly the Rose-Morris UK-imported models with special f-holes). When the excited audience responded enth...

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Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

Tom Petty Part Three

We all know him as a performer but what you may not know is he’s an actor, In Tom Petty Part Three, you will know that also, as well as his personal life.

Acting

Petty‘s first appearance in film took place in 1978, when he had a cameo in FM. He later had a small part in 1987‘s Made in Heaven and appeared in several episodes of It‘s Garry Shandling‘s Show between 1987 and 1990, playing himself as one of Garry Shandling‘s neighbors. Petty was also featured in Shandling‘s other show, The Larry Sanders Show, as one of the Story within a story final guests. In the episode, Petty gets bumped from the show and nearly comes to blows with Greg Kinnear.
Petty appeared in the 1997 film The Postman, directed by and starring Kevin Costner, as the Bridg...

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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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