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Have A Non Traditional Christmas

Have A Non Traditional Christmas

Have A Non Traditional Christmas

You may wonder why I’m doing this blog, well I’m doing Have A Non Traditional Christmas, because I’m tired of the same Christmas songs every year.

I mean I love Christmas and I’m a Christian with Christian values, but for all my life I had to hear the same songs and it’s boring.

When I was growing up, My Mom would play Mitch Miller albums everyday (at a child I hated it, but but now I’m enjoying it), as well as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams (in my life time, I started to enjoy it and remember My Parents).

When I was a teenager I found Rock’N’Roll Christmas songs and they were great, only I couldn’t play them loud, because My Grandparents wouldn’t like it, but I tried to play them when it’s February to...

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Pete Townshend Part Five

Pete Townshend Part Five

Pete Townshend Part Five

I know I should have done this blog called Pete Townshend Part Five, but if I did, then what would I be doing now? Answer, I’ll be doing Part Six, but I’ll do that next year (1955).

Literary Work

Pete Townshend Part Five

Although recognized for his musical compositions and musicianship, Townshend has actually been extensively associated with the literary world for more than three decades, writing newspaper as well as magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and also manuscripts.

An early example of Townshend‘s writing can be found in August 1970 with the first of nine installments of The Pete Townshend Page, a regular monthly column written by Townshend for the British music paper Melody Maker. The column offe...

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Bob Seger Part Five

Bob Seger Part Five

Bob Seger Part Five

It’s been awhile since I done one of his, but in this blog, Bob Seger Part Five, I will complete this series and move on with him on another, in the near future. So I might as well start, to finish, so you can finish reading, what I started.

Later years: 1988 Present

Bob Seger‘s next record was 1991‘s The Fire Inside, at a time when glam metal, grunge and alternative rock were taking the center. His new music found little exposure on radio or elsewhere. The very same was true of 1995‘s It‘s a Mystery, although the album was certified gold (500,000 copies sold). Nevertheless, in 1994, Seger released Greatest Hits; the compilation album was his biggest-ever record in terms of sales, selling almost ten million cop...

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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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