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#221 Post by Artemis » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:55 am

Yeah, like SR said, this one stings a bit. Unfortunately, I never got to see Aretha Franklin in concert but her music has always been in my life. So today, Aug 16, we will remember both the King and the Queen. :nyrexall:

Though I'm not a religious person, I really like gospel.

This live recording is incredible. I would have loved to have experienced it.


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#222 Post by kv » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:08 pm

They don't make like that anymore

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#223 Post by Artemis » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:49 am

Not a musician but connected with David Bowie & Kate Bush.

R.I.P Lindsay Kemp, 80


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R.I.P. Lindsay KEMP (1938-2018), English dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist, and choreographer. Kemp formed his own dance company in the early sixties and first attracted attention with an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in 1968. He staged and performed in David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust concerts at London's Rainbow Theatre in August 1972, and, with Jack Birkett, appears in the promotional video for Bowie's single "John, I'm Only Dancing", directed by Mick Rock.

Kemp’s film roles include a supporting role in the Kate Bush short film The Line, the Cross & the Curve (1994), a dancer and cabaret performer in Derek Jarman’s Sebastiane (1976) and Jubilee (1977) respectively, a pantomime dame in Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (1998) and the pub landlord Alder MacGregor in Anthony Shaffer's The Wicker Man (1973).

During the early 1970s, Kemp was a popular and inspirational teacher of dance and mime. David Bowie and Kate Bush were students of Kemp. Kate Bush later wrote the song Moving, which appeared on her debut album The Kick Inside, as a tribute to Kemp. Bush also contributed vocals to Zaine Griff's song Flowers, which also is a tribute to Kemp.


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#224 Post by SR » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:59 am

I listen/watch Bowie "by request" a great deal at the gym. He mentions going to mime ("MEME school")"school in it....very cool. And as an aside, I totally forgot about John, I'm Only Dancing until this thread....was one of my first fave songs of his when I was still single digits


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#225 Post by Artemis » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:36 pm

This is so awesome! I wish I could be in Detroit on Friday to see all those pink caddies.

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/29/64287163 ... t=20180829
Pink Cadillacs Will Line Up For Aretha Franklin's Funeral

When Detroit celebrates the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, there will be more than 100 pink Cadillacs lining the road in front of the church where her funeral will occur. It's a tribute to the Queen of Soul and one of her biggest, Grammy-winning hits.

"Freeway Of Love" is a joyous driving song. In its chorus, Franklin sings, "We're going riding on the freeway of love / In a pink Cadillac."

Crisette Ellis happens to own one such car, a big pink Escalade. Driving down Seven Mile Road in Detroit, she explains how she and her husband, a pastor at Greater Grace Temple, came up with the idea. They were inspired by how police line up their cars during the funerals of fallen officers.

"My husband said, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if we could have a sea of pink Cadillacs parked on Seven Mile Road to greet Ms. Aretha Franklin as she arrives?' " she says.

Ellis is an independent national sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics — the company that rewards its top sellers with pink Caddys. When she decided to make the "Freeway of Love" tribute real, she appealed to others who might own a pink ride.

"They're coming from everywhere," Ellis says. "They are coming from as far as Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Florida; North Carolina; Maryland."

At last count there were 130 pink Cadillacs, Ellis says — including a few classic, big ones from the 1960s. The automobiles are expected to stretch for blocks in each direction in front of the church.

"So any cars, or any of the limousines, will literally come through a tunnel of pink Cadillacs," Ellis explains.

Late Monday night, there was a rehearsal underway for a musical tribute that will be held Thursday night to honor Franklin. Naturally, "Freeway Of Love" is on the set list.

Kern Brantley, who led the rehearsal, is a music director. He worked as a bass player and producer for Franklin and says there's a reason the song was such a hit — especially in the Motor City.

" 'Freeway of Love' is like an anthem for us Detroiters," he says. "[It] starts off with a Motown beat, and that's the pulse of the city."

The mostly black-and-white video for the song is a Detroit love letter, as well. There are scenes of auto assembly lines, the city skyline, the Motown Museum and local interstate signs.

So, Ellis says, lining up pink Cadillacs on the day of Franklin's funeral is the right thing to do. "This is a show of respect," she says.

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#226 Post by Artemis » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:49 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds pianis,Conway Savage, 58.

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Conway Savage, pianist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has died aged 58.

Savage was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and passed away yesterday, a statement from the band confirms.

"A member of Bad Seeds for nearly 30 years, Conway was the anarchic thread that ran through the band's live performances," the statement reads. "He was much loved by everyone, band members and fans alike. Irascible, funny, terrifying, sentimental, warm-hearted, gentle, acerbic, honest, genuine – he was all of these things and quite literally 'had the gift of a golden voice', high and sweet and drenched in soul.

The statement concludes: "On a drunken night, at four in the morning, in a hotel bar in Cologne, Conway sat at the piano and sang Streets of Laredo to us, in his sweet, melancholy style and stopped the world for a moment. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Conway, there isn't a dry eye in the house."

Savage joined the band in 1990, last featuring on the 2013 album Push The Sky Away. As well as his contributions to the Bad Seeds' records, Savage also released a number of solo albums and collaborated with numerous other musicians.
One of my fave songs with Conway Savage on piano..


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#227 Post by crater » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:37 pm

I knew the name, but I never heard anything by him
Mac Miller Dead at 26

Prolific rapper who underwent artistic reinvention dies from apparent drug overdose at Los Angeles home

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Mac Miller, the 26-year-old rapper known for his canny wordplay and artistic reinvention, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The apparent cause of death was a drug overdose.

“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement. “He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”

While initially counted as a member of the frat-rap genre of the early 2010s, Miller’s career was defined by a refusal to fit in an artistic box. He transitioned from party rap to heady backpacker lyricism to jazz-inflected songwriting in his final two albums. To do so, he often turned away from guaranteed commercial success in favor of experimentation and craftsmanship in his work.

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#228 Post by Artemis » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:09 am

R.I.P. Pete Shelley, 63

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment- ... S9wEGsUtt0

One of my fave songs when I was a teenager. :oldtimer:



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#229 Post by clickie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:58 am

Many good songs. The guy was a catchy song writing machine.

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Ray Sawyer

#230 Post by drifter » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:20 pm

Dr Hook's Ray Sawyer dies aged 81. the eye-patch wearing singer with Dr Hook & the Medicine Show sang 1972's song, 'Cover of the Rolling Stone'
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#231 Post by chaos » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:56 pm

I have fond memories of listening to the Captain and Tennille when I was a youngster with a transistor am radio. :oldtimer:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/obit ... -dead.html

Daryl Dragon, of the Captain and Tennille Pop Duo, Dies at 76

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Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon, better known as the Captain and Tennille, in concert in an undated photo. Their string of hits began in 1975 with “Love Will Keep Us Together.”CreditCreditFin Costello/Redferns, via Getty Images

By Neil Genzlinger
Jan. 2, 2019

Daryl Dragon, the “Captain” half of the pop duo the Captain and Tennille, whose string of soft-rock hits in the 1970s included “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” died on Wednesday in Prescott, Ariz. He was 76.

His former wife and singing partner, Toni Tennille, announced his death through a publicist, who said the cause was renal failure.

The Captain and Tennille, whose specialty was romantic ballads featuring Ms. Tennille’s silky voice, reached the Top 10 seven times from 1975 to 1979.

“He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly,” Ms. Tennille said in a statement. “I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him.”

Mr. Dragon’s stage name came from his days as a backup musician with the Beach Boys in the 1960s and early ’70s, when he often wore a captain’s hat onstage. Mike Love, one of the group’s leaders, would introduce him to audiences as the “captain of the keyboards.”

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Mr. Dragon and Ms. Tennille in a 1978 photo publicizing a variety special on ABC. Their weekly variety series on the same network two years earlier was short-lived.CreditABC

He had been performing with the Beach Boys for several years before the hat made its fateful appearance.

“I just picked it up one night on the spur of the moment,” he told The Boston Globe in 1976, “and that night they spotlighted me in ‘Help Me Rhonda.’ It made a big hit, and I’ve been wearing it ever since.”

Daryl Dragon was born on Aug. 27, 1942, in Los Angeles. His father, Carmen, was a composer and conductor, and his mother, Eloise (Rawitzer) Dragon, was a soprano who sang on radio programs.

Mr. Dragon was trained in classical piano but didn’t take to it.

“I seemed to be at war with myself in my musical tastes,” he told The Globe. “I could appreciate the great compositions, but I also liked the boogie beat.”

He played in several bands in the 1960s before signing on with the Beach Boys. He met Ms. Tennille in 1971, when he was brought in to play keyboards for the San Francisco run of an ecology-themed musical, “Mother Earth,” which she had co-written and in which she was performing with South Coast Repertory, a theater company from Orange County, Calif. He in turn brought her onto a Beach Boys tour as a backup singer and pianist.

The two began performing together in nightclubs, and after self-financing a demo, they landed a record contract. Their cover of “Love Will Keep Us Together,” a song that Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield wrote and that Mr. Sedaka recorded in 1973, became a worldwide hit in 1975, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart and winning the Grammy Award for record of the year.

They also landed a television variety show on ABC as the network tried to duplicate the success that Sonny and Cher had enjoyed with their own show earlier in the decade. But the series, which had its premiere in September 1976, lasted only one season. Mr. Dragon found the whole experience distasteful.

“Television is a great garbage disposal,” he said at the time. “It keeps grinding up artists like us and throwing them away.”

Mr. Dragon produced all 10 of the duo’s 10 albums. They continued to perform after their hit-making run ended in 1979 — “Do That to Me One More Time” was their last gold record — and Mr. Dragon produced other artists. Ms. Tennille, meanwhile, increasingly pursued solo projects.

The couple divorced in 2014. In 2016, Ms. Tennille published a memoir in which she wrote that their marriage had not been the idyllic partnership it had been made to seem.

Their record company, she wrote, falsely announced that they had married on Valentine’s Day 1975; to satisfy expectations, they married for real not long after.

“I can say without exaggeration that he showed no physical affection for me during our very long marriage,” she wrote.

Mr. Dragon is survived by a brother, Doug.

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#232 Post by Artemis » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:46 am

I remember watching the Captain and Tenille tv show with my parents.

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#234 Post by Artemis » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:52 pm

RIP Mark Hollis, 64

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Talk Talk front man Mark Hollis dies at 64

Mark Hollis, the driving force behind the hugely influential UK band Talk Talk, has died at the age of 64, according to reports.

The death has not yet been officially confirmed but numerous media outlets have reported the news, while many fellow musicians are also playing tribute to Hollis.

The singer-songwriter co-founded Talk Talk in 1981 alongside Lee Harris and Paul Webb. They had early success with hit singles Talk Talk, It’s My Life and Such a Shame together with several well-received albums, including Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock.

The band went their separate ways in 1991 and Hollis went on to release a solo album in 1998, before retiring from the music industry.

Tributes flooded in for the influential musician on social media:

Loved this tune in the 80s!


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#235 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:57 am

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#236 Post by dannyboy » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 am

Bandit72 wrote:
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Someone once told me that Keith’s favourite ever song was Three Days

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#237 Post by Matz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 am

Shocking news. RIP. What's gonna happen to The Prodigy now?

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#238 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:21 am

dannyboy wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 am
Someone once told me that Keith’s favourite ever song was Three Days
Wow, maybe they'll play it at his funeral?

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#239 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:26 am

Matz wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 am
Shocking news. RIP. What's gonna happen to The Prodigy now?
No idea, it's just not The Prodigy without him. Loads of work being done in the UK at the moment with the amount of men under 50 taking their own life.

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#240 Post by Six7Six7 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:31 pm

Matz wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 am
Shocking news. RIP. What's gonna happen to The Prodigy now?
He didn't really sing on all that many tracks.

I am sure they can carry on just fine.

They'll do a tribute album with famous guest vocalists and it will be their best selling album. You just watch.

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