GSOTD choices for this first Wednesday of the New Year. Enjoy the music.
Dance: 365 by Zedd & Katy Perry. https://pandora.app.link/kJy1iJl0OcbThe track was originally confirmed by Zedd in August 2018 and later “365” is a collaboration between Zedd and Katy Perry. The track was originally confirmed by Zedd in August 2018 and later registered online in January 2019.
Hip Hop/Rap: Won't Be Late by Swae Lee (feat Drake). https://pandora.app.link/GPG7OyA0Ocb "Won't Be Late" is a song by American rapper Swae Lee featuring Canadian rapper Drake, released as a single by Ear Drummers Records on August 16, 2019. It was produced by Techno with additional production by Mike Will Made It, and released alongside Swae Lee's solo track "Sextasy".
Classic Rock: Midnight Special by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). https://pandora.app.link/9m26o4W0Ocb"Midnight Special" is a traditional folk song thought to have originated among prisoners in the American South. The title comes from the refrain which refers to the Midnight Special and its "ever-loving light".
Pop: If I Could Turn Back Time by Cher. https://pandora.app.link/122ygKc1Ocb "If I Could Turn Back Time" is a song recorded by American singer and actress Cher for her nineteenth studio album Heart of Stone (1989). It was released on July 1, 1989, by Geffen Records as the album's lead single.
Opera: "oh! mio babbino caro" by Grandi Voci Renata Tebaldi. https://pandora.app.link/yef2HRD1Ocb Renata Tebaldi Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano popular in the post-war period and was especially prominent as one of the stars of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera. Among the greatest and most beloved opera singers, she has been said to have possessed one of the most beautiful voices of the 20th century, a voice that was focused primarily on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires. Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini praised Tebaldi's voice as "la voce d'angelo", while La Scala music director Riccardo Muti summed up Tebaldi as "one of the greatest performers with one of the most extraordinary voices in the field of opera."
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Born On This Day In The Music World. Post 2 of 2: 1924 - Earl Scruggs Earl Scruggs the American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style). Worked with Bill Monroe in the Blue Grass Boys. Scruggs scored the hit as Flatt and Scruggs with 'The Ballad of Jed Clampett' for the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies in 1962. Scruggs died from natural causes on March 28, 2012, in a Nashville hospital. 1929 - Wilbert Harrison Wilbert Harrison, singer, 1959 US No.1 single 'Kansas City.' Wrote 'Let's Work Together' a hit for Canned Heat and Bryan Ferry. Died on October 26, 1994. 1935 - Nino Tempo Nino Tempo, US singer, songwriter, Nino Tempo and April Stevens had the 1963 US No.1 'Deep Purple', a No.17 hit in the UK. 1937 - Doris Troy American singer Doris Troy. She was a session singer with Dionne Warwick, sang on Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and released an album on The Beatles Apple label. She had a 1964 UK No.37 single with 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' and the 1963 US No. 10 hit 'Just One Look'. She sang back-up for many acts including The Rolling Stones, (‘You Can't Always Get What You Want’), Carly Simon's ('You're So Vain') and George Harrison, (‘My Sweet Lord’). Troy died on 16 February 2004. 1940 - Laudir de Oliveira Brazilian musician and producer Laudir de Oliveira mostly renowned for his time as percussionist with the band Chicago. De Oliveira died of a heart attack on 17 September 2017 at the age of 77 while performing onstage in his native Rio de Janeiro. 1944 - Van McCoy Van McCoy, singer and producer, who had a 1975 US No.1 and UK No.3 single with 'The Hustle'. He also produced Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin. McCoy died on July 6th 1979 aged 38. 1946 - Syd Barrett Syd Barrett guitarist, singer, songwriter with Pink Floyd. Barrett, who was a co-founding member, left Floyd in 1968. He released 2 solo albums before going into self-imposed seclusion for more than 30 years, enjoying life as an artist and a keen gardener. Pink Floyd wrote many tributes to him after he left, the best-known being Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Barrett died, aged 60, on 7th July 2006 from complications arising from diabetes. 1947 - Sandy Denny Sandy Denny, UK folk singer and member of Fairport Convention. She died on April 21st 1978 after falling down the stairs at a friend's house. She sang on the Fairport Convention 1969 UK No.21 single 'Si Tu Dois Partir' and also worked as a solo artist. She is featured on the Led Zeppelin track 'Battle Of Evermore' on the bands fourth album. 1951 - Kim Wilson American blues singer and harmonica player Kim Wilson best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for the Fabulous Thunderbirds on two hit songs of the 1980s, 'Tuff Enuff' and 'Wrap It Up.' Wilson has also released a string of solo albums. 1953 - Malcolm Young Malcolm Young, guitarist with Australian rock band, AC/DC who had the 1980 UK hit single 'Whole Lotta Rosie'. Their 1980 UK No.1 & US No.14 album Back In Black has sold over 49 million copies. Young died on 18 November 2017 age 64. 1959 - Kathy Sledge Kathy Sledge, singer, Sister Sledge, (1979 US No.2 single 'We Are Family', 1985 UK No.1 'Frankie'). 1960 - Muzz Skillings Muzz Skillings, bass, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head'). 1964 - Mark O'Toole Mark O'Toole, bassist with Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the British band who formed in Liverpool and had the 1984 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Relax'. The single eventually sold 2 million copies in the UK alone, making it the seventh best-selling single in the UK Singles Chart's history. Their debut album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome, reached No.1 in the UK in 1984 with advanced sales of over one million. 1985 - Ben Haenow Ben Haenow, British singer. He won the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014. His debut single, a cover of OneRepublic's 'Something I Need', debuted at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2014 Christmas No.1. 1986 - Alex Turner Alex Turner, guitar, vocals, with English rock band Arctic Monkeys who had the 2005, UK No.1 single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’, and the 2006 UK No.1 album Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not. The band has won six Brit Awards – winning both Best British Group and Best British Album three times, and have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Turner has also recorded with his side-project The Last Shadow Puppets. End of post 2 of 2. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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On This Day In History Of Music for this first Wednesday of the year. Post 1 of 2: 1956 - Elvis Presley Elvis Presley performed in the gym at Randolph High School, Mississippi; this was the last time he ever appeared in a small auditorium. 1958 - Flying V Gibson guitars launched it' 'Flying V' electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. 1962 - Elvis Presley Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 album with 'Blue Hawaii'; it spent a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts. 1964 - Marty Wilde The first night of a 14 date UK tour 'Group Scene 1964', featuring The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, Marty Wilde, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Dave Berry and The Cruisers, played at the Granada Theatre, Harrow on The Hill, Middlesex. 1967 - The Who The Who played their first gig of this year when they appeared at Morecambe, Central Pier in England. The band played over 200 gigs in this year, including their first ever US tour. 1968 - The Beatles The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour started an eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart, the group's 11th US chart topper. 1973 - Carly Simon Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain', (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that 'You're So Vain' was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said the other verses were about two other men. 1975 - Led Zeppelin The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th. 1975 - Pink Floyd Pink Floyd started sessions start at Abbey Road Studios London for their next album Wish You Were Here. Their ninth studio album was released on 12 September 1975 and features 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' a tribute to Syd Barrett whose mental breakdown had forced him to leave the group seven years earlier. 1977 - Sex Pistols EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract. 1979 - Village People The Village People scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Y.M.C.A.' At its peak the single was selling over 150,000 copies a day. In the gay culture from which the group sprang, the song was understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot. 1980 - Georgeanna Tillman Georgeanna Tillman singer with Motown girl group The Marvelettes died from lupus and sickle cell anemia aged 35. The Marvelettes scored the 1961 US No.1 single 'Please Mr Postman'. In 1963 Tillman was diagnosed with lupus, she also had been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia during childhood. 1987 - Eric Clapton Eric Clapton started what became an annual event by playing six shows at the Royal Albert Hall, London. 1990 - Phil Collins Phil Collins started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with '...But Seriously', his fourth solo studio album. The album was a huge commercial success worldwide, reaching No. 1 in the UK and the US for 15 and 4 non-consecutive weeks, respectively. It was the best selling album of 1990 in the UK, the lead single 'Another Day in Paradise' won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. 1993 - David Bowie It was reported that David Bowie had lost over £2.5 million ($4.25 million) in unpaid royalties to an Italian Mafia-linked bootleg fraud. 1997 - George Harrison Two bronze busts worth £50,000 were stolen from a garden at George Harrison's estate in Henley-on- Thames, Oxford shire. Thieves had climbed a 10- foot-wall and cut the figures of two monks from their stone plinths. 2001 - David Gilmour Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour won the right to his dot com name. Dave took legal action in his battle to reclaim davidgilmour.com from Andrew Herman who had registered the URL and was selling Pink Floyd merchandise through the site. 2005 - Usher US CD sales rose for the first time in four years. The CD format accounted for 98% of the 666 million albums sold, according to research company Nielsen SoundScan. A total of 140 million digital tracks were legally downloaded during 2004, equivalent to 14 million albums. R&B star Usher was the biggest-selling artist with his album 'Confessions' selling eight million copies. Other top sellers of the year were Norah Jones, Eminem and country stars Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson. The UK recorded a record year for album sales in 2004, with 237 million sold The Scissor Sisters proved the most popular album of the year, followed by Keane and Maroon 5. 2006 - Elvis Presley A collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection - which included rare recordings and foreign pressings of Elvis songs, was to be auctioned off by a High Court receiver to provide compensation. 2006 - Lou Rawls American soul, jazz, singer Lou Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, Grammy-winning artist had been battling lung cancer. Rawls who released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, had the 1976 US No.2 and UK No.10 single 'You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine'. 2006 - Alex St. Claire Guitarist, trumpeter and drummer Alex St. Claire died. Member of The Omens, The Solid Senders and an original member of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band and Frank Zappa. 2006 - Ms. Dynamite Ms. Dynamite was charged with assaulting a police officer and disorderly conduct. The singer allegedly punched a female officer in the face, bruising her nose, while in custody. She had been arrested after allegedly kicking the door to the Paragon Lounge night-club in London and was said to have been abusive towards officers who questioned her. 2007 - Pete Kleinow US country-rock steel guitar player 'Sneaky' Pete Kleinow, died aged 72. He was one of the original members of the Flying Burrito Brothers with the Byrds' Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons. Also worked with John Lennon and Joni Mitchell. 2017 - FM Radio Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network. The move, which aimed to ditch the analogue platform in favor of a digital one called Digital Audio Broadcasting, would bring a clearer sound to the nation's five million people. 2020 - Martin Griffin Martin Griffin former drummer of Hawkwind and spin-off project Hawk lords, died following a short illness age 69. Between 1978 and 1982 Griffin drummed on albums such as Sonic Attack, Church of Hawkwind and Choose your Masques. During the seventies he ran Roche recording studios in Cornwall, recording many upcoming artists including Elvis Costello, ABC and Secret Affair. End of post 1 of 2.
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Born On This Day In The Music World. Post 2 of 2: 1923 - Sam Phillips Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records, the first label of Elvis Presley's recordings. Recorded Carl Perkins, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis. Phillips died on 30th July 2003. 1934 - Phil Ramone US music producer and pioneer of digital recording, Phil Ramone, Ramone. He was regarded as one of the most successful producers in history, winning 14 Grammy awards and working with stars such as Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Elton John and Paul McCartney. He produced the first major commercial release on CD, Billy Joel's 1982 album 52nd Street. Ramone died on 30 March 2013 aged 79. 1940 - Athol Guy Athol Guy, singer, from Australian folk-influenced pop quartet The Seekers who scored the 1965 UK No.1 single 'I'll Never Find Another You'. They were the first Australian group to achieve major chart and sales success in the UK and the US. 1941 - Grady Thomas Grady Thomas, a former member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. Thomas started out in the late 1950s as one of The Parliaments, a doo wop barbershop quintet led by George Clinton. 1949 - George Brown George Brown, singer, Kool & The Gang, (1981 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Celebration', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 hits). 1950 - Chris Stein Chris Stein co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. They scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. Stein is also an accomplished photographer. 1957 - Maartin Allcock Maartin Allcock, English multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer who was a member of British folk rock band Fairport Convention and then Jethro Tull. Allcock died 16 September 2018 aged 61. 1960 - Phil Thornalley Phil Thornalley, songwriter, vocals, guitar, from British band Johnny Hates Jazz who had the 1987 UK No.5 single and international success with 'Shattered Dreams'. Thornalley was also a member of The Cure. He was also the co-writer of Natalie Imbruglia 1997 word-wide hit 'Torn'. 1963 - Grant Young Grant Young, drummer with American alternative rock band Soul Asylum, who had the 1993 US No.5 and UK No.7 single 'Runaway Train' from their album Grave Dancers Union. 1966 - Kate Schellenbach Kate Schellenbach, singer, Luscious Jackson, (1997 UK No.25 single 'Naked Eye'). 1969 - Brian Warner Brian Warner, (Marilyn Manson), with American rock band Marilyn Manson who had the 1998 US No.1 album, Mechanical Animals. His stage name was formed from juxtaposing the names of two 1960s American cultural icons, Marilyn Monroe and convicted multiple murder Charles Manson. 1970 - Troy Van Leeuwen Troy Van Leeuwen, American guitarist, Queens of the Stone Age and A Perfect Circle, (their debut album 'Mer De Noms' became the highest ever debut for a rock band, with 188,000 copies sold in its first week). Also has a side project, Sweethead. 1970 - Jeffrey Jey Jeffrey Jey, singer, Italian group Eiffel 65, (1999 UK No.1 single 'Blue (Da Ba Dee'). The single was also No.1 in Norway, Austria, Finland, Germany and Denmark. 1976 - Matthew Walter Wachter Matthew Walter Wachter, bassist Angels & Airwaves, 30 Seconds to Mars who had the 2018 album America peak at No.2 on the US chart and No.4 in the UK. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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For this first Tuesday of the New Year, here is what happened in "This Day In Music History". Post 1 of 2: 1961 - The Beatles The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience are two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who have just returned from Hamburg, Germany. 1964 - The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones performed at the Ricky Tick club at the Olympia Ballroom in Reading, England. During the 1960s, the club was host to many important acts such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream. The Yardbirds were filmed performing in a recreation of the club built at MGM Studios in Borehamwood for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blow-Up. 1967 - Pink Floyd Pink Floyd and Eyes of Blue appeared at The Marquee Club London, England. Queen magazine said: "The two guitarists looked moody, the drummer thrashed wildly about and the lights kept flashing. After about twenty minutes it became very boring and after half an hour I left." 1968 - Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteborg Hotel. 1969 - Led Zeppelin During the band's first North American tour, Led Zeppelin played the last of four nights at the Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles, with Alice Cooper as the opening act. Zeppelin were billed as 'Led Zeppelin featuring Jimmy Page, formerly of the Yardbirds'. 1973 - Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen released his debut album 'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' Recorded in a single week the album only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both 'Blinded By The Light' and 'Spirit In The Night' were released as singles but neither made a dent in the charts. Manfred Mann's Earth Band later released a version of 'Blinded By The Light' on their album 'The Roaring Silence,' which reached No.1 on the US charts in 1977. 1976 - Mal Evans Former The Beatles roadie Mal Evans was shot dead by police at his Los Angeles apartment. His girlfriend called police when she found Evans upset with a rifle in his hand; he pointed the gun at the police who opened fire. Friends later said that Evans was depressed about his separation from his wife Lil Evans — who had asked for a divorce before Christmas. 1979 - Prince Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis. Warner Bros. executives attended the show but decided that Prince and the band needed more time to develop his music. 1979 - Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus died aged 56. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues. His final project was 'Mingus' a collaboration with Joni Mitchell. 1980 - David Bowie David Bowie appeared on Saturday Night Live Live from New York City performing 'The Man Who Sold the World', 'TVC 15' and 'Boys Keep Swinging' with a specially prepared backing group, including Blondie's Jimmy Destri (keyboards) and Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias (backing vocals). 1989 - Morrissey Winners in music weekly Melody Makers Readers Poll results, The Mission won best band, best live act, best single and best album. Morrissey won best male singer, Julianne Regan from All About Eve best female singer, worst LP went to Bros with 'Push' and best new band was won by House Of Love. 1991 - Iron Maiden Iron Maiden went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter.' The second single from their album No Prayer for the Dying, became the lowest selling No.1 since 1960, with just over 42,000 copies sold in its first week. The song was originally recorded and released by Bruce Dickinson for the soundtrack to A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, but Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris liked it so Iron Maiden re-recorded it. 1998 - Sonny Bono American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe' and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. 1998 - Ken Forssi Ken Forssi bassist with Love died of brain cancer aged 55. In 1965 he met Arthur Lee, who then had a band called Grass Roots and was greatly impressed. Lee hired Forssi as bassist, and soon officially formed Love. Love scored the 1966 US No.33 single '7 And 7 Is', 1968 UK No.24 album Forever Changes. 2001 - Kirsty MacColl Kirsty MacColl was laid to rest at a private funeral ceremony, ahead of a public memorial to pay tribute to her life. The singer songwriter was killed in a boating accident on 18th Dec 2000. 2003 - Billie Joe Armstrong Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being stopped in California speeding in a black BMW convertible. He failed a breath test and was taken to Berkeley county jail and was later released on $1,053 (£657) bail. 2004 - Ray Davies Kinks singer Ray Davies was shot in the leg while on holiday in New Orleans. The 59-year-old singer-songwriter was shot when running after two men who stole his girlfriend's purse at gunpoint. Davies was admitted to the Medical Centre of Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious. New Orleans police said one person had been arrested, and police were still searching for the second. 2010 - Willie Mitchell American trumpeter, bandleader and producer Willie Mitchell died from a cardiac arrest age 81. He was best known for his Hi Records label of the 1970s, which released albums by a large stable of popular Memphis soul artists, including Mitchell himself, Al Green, O. V. Wright, Syl Johnson and Ann Peebles 2015 - Taylor Swift Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989 which was the best selling album of 2014 in the US market with over 5.5 million copies sold. 2016 - Donald **ahem**en Donald **ahem**en, lead singer and founder of Steely Dan, was arrested by New York police and charged with assaulting his wife at their home. **ahem**en, was accused of pushing Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground, at their Manhattan apartment. 2019 - Eric Haydock British musician Eric Haydock died age 75. He is best known as the original bass guitarist of The Hollies from December 1962 until July 1966. He was one of the first British musicians to play a Fender Bass VI, a six-string bass. End of post 1 of 2.
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GSOTD choices for this first Tuesday of the New Year.
Pop: Halo by Beyoncé. https://pandora.app.link/xcc5CdRUNcb
"Halo" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Included on the I Am... disc, it was intended to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Beyoncé's life, stripped of her make-up and celebrity trappings.
Blues Rock: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood by The Animals. https://pandora.app.link/2Z8MzWcVNcb
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is a song written by Bennie Benjamin, Horace Ott and Sol Marcus for the singer and pianist Nina Simone, who recorded its first version in 1964. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" has been covered by many artists, most notably by The Animals , whose blues rock version of the song became a transatlantic hit in 1965.
Rock: For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield. https://pandora.app.link/CIv0ivrVNcb
"For What It's Worth " is a song written by Stephen Stills. Performed by Buffalo Springfield, it was recorded on December 5, 1966, released as a single on Atco Records on December 23, 1966, and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1967. It was later added to the March 1967 second pressing of their first album, Buffalo Springfield. The title was added after the song was written, and does not appear in the lyrics.
Blues: Lay It Down (Saturday Night) by Samantha Fish. https://pandora.app.link/n6vdl8LVNcb Samantha Fish is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist originally from Kansas City, Missouri. While often cited as a blues artist, Fish's albums and live shows feature multiple genres, including rock, country, funk, bluegrass and ballads.
Jazz/Blues: How Do You Speak To An Angel by Etta James. https://pandora.app.link/IxmGGK1VNcb Etta James (1938-2012) was a U.S. blues, soul, R&B, rock & roll, and jazz singer and songwriter. She is the winner of four Grammy's, seventeen Blues Music Awards, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (in 1993), the Blues Hall of Fame (in 2001), and the Grammy Hall of Fame (in both 1999 and 2008).
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@Ahhah26 Pandora music began back in the early 2000's I do believe. The company Pandora was established in the early or mid 1980's. @AlyssaPandora , @AdamPandora , @TannerPandora , and @ErickPandora , will have a definite answer to this ??. Take care and stay safe.
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Born On This Day In The Music World. Post 2 of 2: 1937 - John Gorman John Gorman, singer, The Scaffold, (1968 Christmas UK No.1 single 'Lily The Pink'). 1942 - John McLaughlin Born on this day in Doncaster, England, John McLaughlin, who formed the Mahavishnu Orchestra and has also worked with Carlos Santana, Stanley Clark and Jaco Pastorius. Prior to the Mahavishnu Orchestra, in the 1960s, he played with Alexis Korner, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, the Graham Bond Organization and Brian Auger. In 1969 he moved to New York to join Tony Williams' Lifetime. On March 25th of that year he jammed with Jimi Hendrix at the Record Plant, recalling ‘we played from 2 until 8 in the morning. In 2010, Jeff Beck called McLaughlin ‘the best guitarist alive’. 1946 - Arthur Conley Arthur Conley, US soul singer, known for the 1967 US No.2 & UK No.7 single 'Sweet Soul Music. He first recorded in 1959 as the lead singer of Arthur & the Corvets. Conley died of cancer on 17th November 2003. 1955 - Clive Gregson Clive Gregson, singer, songwriter, and leader of late 70s Stiff Records band Any Trouble, one half of Gregson & Collister folk duo. 1955 - Brian Ray American session musician, guitarist, bassist, singer–songwriter and musical director, Brian Ray, best known for his work as a rhythm guitarist and bassist with Paul McCartney. 1955 - Mark Hollis Mark Hollis, English musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s as the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk. Hollis wrote or co-wrote most of Talk Talk's music, including hits like 'It's My Life' (1984) and 'Life's What You Make It' (1986). He died aged 64 on 25 February 2019. 1956 - Bernard Sumner Bernard Sumner, guitar, vocals, Warsaw, Joy Division, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'), New Order, (1983 UK No.9 single 'Blue Monday'), Electronic, (1991 UK No.8 single 'Get The Message'), 1956 - Nels Cline Nels Cline, guitarist from American alternative rock band Wilco who released the albums Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album). 1958 - Lorna Doom American musician Lorna Doom. She was the bass guitarist for the punk rock band the Germs. Their music was influential to many later punk rock acts. Germs guitarist Pat Smear went on to achieve greater fame performing with Nirvana and Foo Fighters. Doom died on 16 January 2019 of cancer age 61. 1958 - Marcel King Marcel King, singer from British soul group Sweet Sensation who scored the 1974 UK No.1 and US No.14 single 'Sad Sweet Dreamer'. 1960 - Michael Stipe Michael Stipe, American singer, songwriter, musician, R.E.M. The band was pivotal in the creation and development of the alternative rock genre. They scored the 1991 UK No.6 & US No.10 single 'Shiny Happy People' plus over 20 Top 40 UK singles, and the 1992 UK No.1 & US No.2 album Automatic For The People. 1962 - Martin Mcaloon Martin Mcaloon, bassist from English English pop band Prefab Sprout who had the 1988 UK No.7 single 'The King Of Rock 'n' Roll'. 1962 - Robin Guthrie Scottish musician, songwriter Robin Guthrie, from Cocteau Twins. The group released the album Heaven or Las Vegas in late 1990 which became the most commercially successful of their many recordings. 1962 - Till Lindemann Till Lindemann poet, lead vocalist for the German rock band Rammstein who formed in Berlin in 1994. Five of their albums reached No.1 on the German album charts. 1965 - Beth Gibbons Beth Gibbons, vocals, Portishead, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Glory Box'). 1965 - Cait O'Riordan Cait O'Riordan, from Irish-British Celtic punk band The Pogues who scored the 1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover' and the 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MaCcoll, 'Fairytale Of New York'. 1965 - David Glasper David Glasper, Breathe, (1988 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Hands To Heaven'). 1967 - Ben Darville Ben Darville, harmonica, with Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies best known internationally for their 1993 single 'Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm'. 1974 - Tricky Stewart American record producer, song writer noted for producing many hip hop, R&B and pop chart topping singles, often with The-Dream. Some of Stewart's record breaking singles are: Beyoncé's “Ladies (Put a Ring On It)", Rihanna "Umbrella", Justin Bieber "Baby", Britney Spears "Me Against the Music", Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" and Nicole Scherzinger "Your Love". 1977 - Tim Wheeler Tim Wheeler, Northern Irish guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from alternative rock band Ash who scored the 1995 UK No.11 single 'Girl From Mars' and the 1996 UK No.1 album 1977. 1983 - Ben Spivak Ben Spivak singer and musician from Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! that had the 2014 US and UK No.1 hit single ‘Rude’, from their 2014 US Top 10 album Don't Kill the Magic. 1989 - Labrinth Timothy McKenzie, better known by his stage name Labrinth, British musician, singer, songwriter, rapper who had the 2012 UK No.1 single with Emeli Sandé ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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This Day In Music History for this first Monday of the year. Post 1 of 2: 1954 - Elvis Presley Four days before his 20th birthday Elvis Presley made his second visit to the Memphis recording service and cut two songs onto a 10 acetate, 'Casual Love Affair 'and 'I'll Never Stand In Your Way'. Studio boss Sam Phillips asked Presley to leave his phone number. 1962 - The Beatles Liverpool's Mersey Beat published its first popularity poll, with The Beatles coming in first place and Gerry and the Pacemakers voted second. 1967 - The Doors The Doors released their self-titled debut album The Doors. The album features their breakthrough single 'Light My Fire' and the lengthy song 'The End' with its Oedipal spoken word section. The album was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California over six days and unique packaging of the album included each band members bio. 1967 - Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of what would be over 240 gigs in this year when they appeared at the Bromel Club, Bromley. (Many of the concerts were two shows per night). 1968 - The Rolling Stones The University of California, Los Angeles announced that students taking music degrees would have to study the music of The Rolling Stones saying they had made such an important contribution to modern music. 1969 - The Beatles UK music weekly Disc and Music Echo reported that The Beatles were to release five new albums. One would be their first ever live album plus four separate LP's, each one the choice of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. 1970 - The Beatles The Beatles (without John Lennon) re-record vocals and a new guitar solo on the Paul McCartney song 'Let It Be' at Studio Two, EMI Studios, London. This session will be the final studio appearance for The Beatles, as a group. (The final date that all four of The Beatles were in the studio together is August 20, 1969). 1970 - Keith Moon Chauffeur Neil Boland was accidentally killed when The Who's drummer Keith Moon ran over him in his Bentley. Moon was trying to escape from a Gang of skinheads after a fight broke out at a pub in Hatfield, England. Boland got out to try to protect the car, but left it in gear. He fell under the car and it started moving with Moon at the wheel as he tried to escape the fight. The drummer had never passed his driving test. 1974 - Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen played the first of a three night run at Joes' Place in Cambridge Massachusetts. Supported by Peter Johnson & The Manic Depressives. On the ticket it stated: Because of the energy crisis all our outside lights except for one will be shut off. 1975 - Elton John Elton John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of The Beatles 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'. His third US No.1, the song featured John Lennon on guitar. 1977 - Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols shocked passengers and airline staff at Heathrow Airport when they spat and vomited boarding a plane to Amsterdam. 1986 - Phil Lynott Irish singer, songwriter and bassist Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. With Thin Lizzy he had the 1973 hit 'Whiskey in the Jar', (their version of the traditional Irish song) and hits with ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’, ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘Waiting for an Alibi’. The groups 1978 album 'Live and Dangerous' spent 62 weeks on the UK chart. Lynott fronted several bands as a lead vocalist, including Skid Row alongside Gary Moore. A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin Ireland in 2005. 2001 - Courtney Love Courtney Love filed a lawsuit against her alleged stalker claiming that Lesley Barber, the ex-wife of her current boyfriend Jim Barber, drove over her foot. This had forced her to forfeit her role in a forthcoming film and lost her the £200,000, ($340,000) fee that went with it. 2001 - Vanilla Ice US rapper Vanilla Ice spent the night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair. Ice (born Robert Van Winkle) told police he pulled out some of his wife's hair to prevent her from jumping out of their truck's window. He was released the following morning from Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale on $3,500 bail. 2004 - Britney Spears Britney Spears had her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas with childhood friend Jason Alexander. The couple married on Saturday morning, during a night out in Las Vegas, but immediately her lawyers filed for an annulment, saying Spears 'lacked understanding of her actions to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.' 2005 - Eminem The owner of a recording studio where Eminem recorded his 'Slim Shady' LP was found shot dead. AJ Abdallah, who was 36, was discovered by a business colleague at the Detroit studio, it was thought he had been dead for at least two days. Police suggested that a robbery may also have taken place. Mr Abdallah had lived in a apartment above the studio on Eight Mile Road, the Detroit street which inspired the title of Eminem's 2002 film '8 Mile.' 2006 - Johnny Cash The house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought by Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb. The rustic house near Nashville, Tennessee went on the market in June 2005 with an asking price of $2.9m (£1.7m). Gibb said he planned to preserve the house to honour the Cash memory. Unfortunately Gibb's ownership of the house was short-lived. In April 2007, the house burned to the ground. Gibb was having the house renovated when a flammable spray sealer caused fire to break out during construction. 2008 - Beyoncé Beyoncé won a long-running legal wrangle over claims her hit song 'Baby Boy' infringed the copyright of another artist's work. The appeals court in Houston, Texas upheld a 2006 decision which dismissed musician Jennifer Armour's claims that its lyrics were based on her work. Ms. Armour claimed she had posted 'I Got A Little Bit Of Love For You' to Beyoncé's manager and record company in early 2003. 2008 - Britney Spears Britney Spears was carried out of her home on a stretcher and taken into custody after police were called in a dispute involving her children. Police were called to Spears' home over a family custodial dispute that they tried to resolve, after nearly three hours, Spears handed over her children, two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James, to her ex-husband Kevin Federline. 2009 - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was voted the Greatest Voice In Rock by listeners of radio station Planet Rock. Plant beat Queen's Freddie Mercury, Free Paul Rodgers and Deep Purple's Ian Gillan to the top spot in the UK poll. 2011 - Gerry Rafferty Scottish singer songwriter Gerry Rafferty died aged 63 after a long illness. Rafferty had been a member of Stealers Wheel, who had the 1973 US No.3 & UK No.8 single 'Stuck In The Middle With You' and had the solo 1978 UK No.3 and US No.2 single 'Baker Street.' 2016 - Robert Stigwood Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur, film producer and impresario, Robert Stigwood died aged 81. He was best known for managing Cream and the Bee Gees, theatrical productions like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and film productions including the hugely successful Grease and Saturday Night Fever. 2020 - Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the singer of stealing her 2013 hit 'We Can’t Stop.' The lawsuit, filed in 2018, was made by Jamaican songwriter Michael May, who alleged that 'We Can’t Stop' replicated his 1988 track 'We Run Things.' End of post 1 of 2.
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Welcome to the first Monday in the New Year. Here are my choices for GSOTD. Enjoy the music.
Contemporary Folk: Ghosts by Laura Marling. https://pandora.app.link/L0bYjARhMcb
"Ghosts" is the debut single by Laura Marling. It was released on December 2, 2007 as the lead single from her debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim.
Country/Rockabilly: Hey, Good Lookin' by Hank Williams Sr. https://pandora.app.link/3QN2y66hMcb A classic of this genre, “Hey, Good Lookin'” is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams, which was later covered by many different artists. His version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001.
Rock: Love Me Two Times by The Doors. https://pandora.app.link/mdHwfJziMcb "Love Me Two Times " is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It first appeared on their second studio album Strange Days. It was edited to a 2:37 length and released as the second single (after ". People Are Strange ") from that album, and reached number 25 on the charts in the United States.
Blues: Piece Of My Heart by Janis Joplin. https://pandora.app.link/S2NFldLiMcb "Piece of My Heart" is a romantic funk/soul love song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns, originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. The song came to greater mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals) covered the song in 1968 and had a much bigger hit with it.
Pop: Rambling Man by Laura Marling. https://pandora.app.link/mtO5mTViMcb Laura Beatrice Marling (born 1 February 1990) is a British folk singer-songwriter. She won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and was nominated for the same award at the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Brit Awards.. Born in Berkshire in southern England.
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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