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Don McLean Part Three

Don McLean Part Three

Don McLean Part Three

Here’s one biography that I never finished until now, and I don’t know why, I took so long to complete Don McLean Part Three. I guess that is something that I have to type about in another blog, but not in this one.

Concerts

Don McLean Part Three

McLean at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in July 2013

McLean‘s albums did not match the commercial success of American Piehowever he came to be a major concert attraction in the USA and overseas. His repertoire consisted of old concert hall numbers as well as the catalogues of singers such as Buddy Holly and also Frank Sinatra. The years spent playing gigs in small clubs and coffee houses in the 1960s transformed right into well-paced performances. McLean‘s first concerts a...

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Olivia Newton-John Part Six

Olivia Newton-John Part Six

Olivia Newton-John Part Six

Here’s Olivia Newton-John Part Six, which is the final of her in this series of Parts, but I do have new ideas for her for the near future.

Personal Life

In 1968, Newton-John was engaged to but never married Bruce Welch, co-writer of her hit Please Mr. Please. After relocating to America, Newton-John lived in Malibu, California, with her then-boyfriend and manager, Lee Kramer. Throughout the years, she has actually owned various location properties, including a horse ranch as well as many beach houses.

Newton-John married her long-time boyfriend, actor Matt Lattanzi, in December 1984; they divorced in 1995. The couple had actually met four years earlier while filming Xanadu. Their daughter, Chloe

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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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Olivia Newton-John Part Five

Olivia Newton-John Part Five

Olivia Newton-John Part Five

I know it’s been awhile, but I haven’t forgotten her, so it gives me great pleaser in Olivia Newton-John Part Five, please enjoy.

Later career

Newton-John continued to record and perform pop-oriented songs also.

In 1998, she went back to Nashville to record Back with Heart (No. 59 Pop). The album returned her to the Top 10 (No. 9) on the Country Albums chart. It’s first single was a re-recording of I Honestly Love You produced by David Foster as well as including Kenneth Babyface Edmonds on background vocals that charted Pop (No. 67) and also AC (No. 18). Country radio dismissed the song, though it did peak at No. 16 on the Country Sales chart. The album track, Love Is a Gift, won Newton-John a 1...

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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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David Bowie Part Nine

David Bowie Part Nine

David Bowie Part Nine

It’s been awhile, but here it is, David Bowie Part Nine, I hope you like it. I try not to do all at once, so I can pretend to think of them still alive.

2013 2016: Final Years

On January 8,2013, his 66th birthday, his website announced a new album, to be entitled The Next Day and scheduled for release March 8,2013 for Australia, March 12,2013 for the USA, and March 11,2013 for the rest of the world. Bowie‘s first studio album in a decade, The Next Day has 14 songs plus 3 bonus tracks.  His website acknowledged the length of his hiatus. Record producer Tony Visconti stated 29 tracks were recorded for the album, some of which might appear on Bowie‘s next record, which he may begin work on later in 201...

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Eric Clapton Part Six

Eric Clapton Part Six

Eric Clapton Part Six

It’s been awhile, but not forgotten, it’s Eric Clapton Part Six, and I have a lot to type you this time. This time he’s in 1990’s, with tragedy in his life, and who wants to read about that, but we do anyway.

1990s

The 1990s brought a series of 32 concerts to the Royal Albert Hallsuch as the 24 Nights series of concerts that occurred around January through February 1990, and February to March 1991. On August 27,1990, fellow blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, that was touring with Clapton, as well as three members of their road crew were killed in a helicopter crash between concerts. Then, on March 20,1991, Clapton‘s four-year-old son, Conor, died after falling from the 53rd-floor window of his mom‘s friend‘s New Yor...

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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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