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    Eric Clapton Part Four

    Eric Clapton Part Four

    Eric Clapton Part Four

    I know it’s been awhile, but that’s the beauty of my website, I never stop finding new information about my about people I like. In Eric Clapton Part Four, I’m forced from 1969 to 1971.

    Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends

    Blind Faith in 1969, with Clapton standing far right

    Clapton‘s next group, Blind Faithformed in 1969, was composed of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood of Traffic, and Ric Grech of Family, and yielded one LP and one arena-circuit tour.The supergroup debuted before 100,000 fans in London‘s Hyde Park on 7 June 1969. They performed several dates in Scandinavia and began a sold-out Americantour in July before their only album was released. The LP Blind Faith consisted ofjust six songs, one of them the hit

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    Pete Townshend Part Three

    Pete Townshend Part Three

    Pete Townshend Part Three

    It’s been awhile, but not forgotten, it’s Pete Townshend Part Three, and I’m ready for Part Four. I just needed some more facts to finish it, and that’s what stoped me from publishing my blog.

    1972 Present: Solo Career

    In addition to his work with the Who, Townshend has been sporadically active as asolo recording artist. Between 1969 and 1971 Townshend, along with other devotees to Meher Baba, recorded a trio of albums devoted to his teachings: Happy BirthdayI Am, and With Love. In response to bootlegging of these, he compiled his personal highlights (and Evolution, a collaboration with Ronnie Lane), and released his first major-label solo title, 1972‘s Who Came First. It was a moderate success and featured demos of Who songs as

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    Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

    Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

    Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine

    Life Times Of Tina Turner Part Nine, only a pause until I find more of her, and when I do, you’ll be in for a treat.

    Awards, Nominations, and Accolades



    Turner is noted for her swagger, sensuality, gravelly vocals and unstoppable energy,  along with her career longevity and trademark legs. Author Kurt Loder has asserted that Turner‘s voice combined the emotional force of the great blues singers with a sheer, wallpaper-peeling power that seemedmade to order for the age of amplification. According to The Guardian:

    Turner merged sound and movement at a critical turning point in rock history,navigating and reflecting back the technological innovations of a new pop-musicera in the 60s and 70s. She catapulted h...

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    Billy Paul Part Nine

    Billy Paul Part Nine

    Billy Paul Part Nine

    Now that I’.m doing Billy Paul Part Nine, It’s almost like. typing farewell to him, because this is the last one, that I’ll be doing for awhile. I may finish with his biography, but he will never leave my website and my thoughts.

    Feature Film

    In 2009, the biographical feature film Am I Black Enough for You?, directed bySwedish director Göran Hugo Olsson was released. Awarding the film threestars, Uncut magazine said Olsson modelled his film on Let‘s Get Lost, BruceWeber‘s 1989 portrait of Chet Baker, saying: Paul is certainly no fallen demi-genius to set alongside Baker, but he proves an engaging, articulate subject, witha story that stretches back to playing alongside Charlie Parker, and peppered withthe usual racial prejudice. His career

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    Billy Paul Part Eight

    Billy Paul Part Eight

    Billy Paul Part Eight

    I still have blogs from what I have before I got into 1946, and this one called Billy Paul Part Eight, is one of them.

    “Me and Mrs. Jones” lawsuits

    Billy Paul Part Eight

    Olympic athlete Marion Jones was featured in the Niketelevision commercial thatused Billy Paul‘s Me and Mrs. Jones song without his consent.

    In 2000, Nike began airing a commercial featuring track and field star MarionJones the face of Team USA for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The campaign,entitled Mrs. Jones, depicted the athlete as a half-hidden DJ talking aboutissues such as education and better pay for female athletes. The ad also featuredPaul‘s studio recording of Me and Mrs. Jones. Paul saw the commercial and contacted an attorney who filed suit in a federal dis...

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    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine

    What do you think of my blog, The Talented Rod Stewart Part Nine, isn’t it the best of him that I have done?

    Personal life

    In May 2000, Stewart was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, for which he underwentsurgery in the same month. It had been previously reported he suffered from abenign vocal cord nodule. Besides being a major health scare, the resultingsurgery also threatened his voice, and he had to re-learn how to sing. Since thenhe has been active in raising funds for The City of Hope Foundation charity to find cures for all forms of cancer, especially those affecting children.
    Before returning to the UK, Stewart played for his LA Exiles team made up ofmostly English expatriates plus a few celebrities, including Billy

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    Billy Paul Part Seven

    Billy Paul Part Seven

    Billy Paul Part Seven

    I hope you didn’t think I would not do a blog called Billy Paul Part Seven, today, because I”m doing one now.

    Post-PIR studio recordings

    Paul made two studio albums in the 1980s. The first Lately was released in 1985 and was a dramatic musical departure from the lush Philadelphia Soul of his previous efforts. Recorded for Lonnie Simmons Total Experience Records, the album‘s synthesizer and keyboard-driven tracks (typical of music production at the time) were closer to Simmons work with the Gap Band and Yarbrough and Peoples than they were to Paul‘s 70‘s orchestrated wall of sound. The album‘s title track,a ballad, was released as a single in the U.K. but did not chart. The follow-upsingle a slow jam called Sexual Therapy fared better c...

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    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

    The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight

    Here’s my new blog entitled The Talented Rod Stewart Part Eight, and this one is when he was in The 2010’s, which we are in.

    2011–2012: Christmas album and autobiography


    Performing in Hamburg in September 2013
    In 2011, Stewart performed with Stevie Nicks on their Heart & Soul Tour. Startingon 20 March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the tour visited arena concerts in NorthAmerica with performances in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia,Chicago, Detroit, Tampa and Montreal, among others.
    Stewart headlined the Sunday show at the 2011 Hard Rock Calling Festival on 26June in London‘s Hyde Park. Stewart signed on to a two-year residency at theColosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, commencing on 24 August. Perfor...

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    Billy Paul Part Six

    Billy Paul Part Six

    Billy Paul Part Six

    Surprising, that Billy Paul Part Six, was hard to do, and it took awhile to complete it. As such, here it is, a blog that I almost had to wait until next week to do.

    Billy Paul paid homage to fallen civil rights leaders including Martin LutherKing, Jr. and Malcolm X in his version of Paul McCartney‘s 1976 hit Let ‘Em In.

    Surprisingly, the controversy only escalated with the release of Paul‘s next album Let ‘Em In in late 1976. The title track was a funky soul version of Paul McCartney‘s # 3 U.S. hit from earlier that summer. While McCartney‘s version was heavy on personal references and comparatively light on political figures, Billy Paul‘s version turned the formula on its head to become a kind of civil rights anthem albeit one with a pers...

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    Herbie Hancock Part Six

    Herbie Hancock Part Six

    I’m now listening to my favorite jazz performer, as I’m doing Herbie Hancock Part Six. I’m completing the last in this series. Come back to my website for I may do some more soon.

    2010 to present


    Hancock in Warsaw, Poland, November 29, 2010, with his Imagine Project
    In June 2010 Hancock released The Imagine Project.
    On June 5, 2010 he received an Alumni Award from his alma mater, Grinnell College.On July 22, 2011, at a ceremony in Paris, he was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadorfor the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue. In 2013 Hancock joined the Universityof California, Los Angeles faculty as a professor in the UCLA music departmentwhere he will teach jazz music.
    Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater giving a master class to musicians inRabat, Morocco
    On Dece...

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