Items filtered by date: February 2021
15 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Templebeat is an Italian industrial ebm electro band, active from 1991 to 1996.
14 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Bernard Herrmann (born Max Herman; June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer of Russian-Jewish descent best known for his work in composing for motion pictures. As a conductor, he championed the music of lesser-known composers. An Academy Award-winner (for The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941; later renamed All That Money Can Buy), Herrmann is particularly known for his collaborations with director Alfred Hitchcock, most famously Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He also composed scores for many other films, including Citizen Kane, Anna and the King of Siam, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear, Fahrenheit 451, and Taxi Driver. He worked extensively in radio drama (composing for Orson Welles), composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs, including Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and Have Gun – Will Travel.
13 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist. He is known for major innovations within the cool jazz subgenre leading him to be nicknamed the "prince of cool". Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one.His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame. Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and 1980s.
12 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Rock'n'Roll band formed in 1988 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Their major influences are the trash/desperate Rockabilly of the 50s and the primitive Surf sounds of the 60s. Their philosophy is based on having fun, love for life and being optimistic. Today Bullet Cost is the only founding member of the band that is still part of its line up. Shockin' Steve joined the Bullets in 1992, Vassilis Karkavitsas and Haris Granis in 2009. All these years they have played live many times all over Greece and Europe, gained a strong fan base and many concerts and tours.
11 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Johnny Rumble & The Law 4000 is a raw rockabilly trio from Greece. The band is named after a popular Greek movie of the 60’s about a law passed at that time against “teddyboy-ism”, the “Law 4000”. The band’s style: 50's Rockabilly/Rock n' Roll, 70's Revival & 80's Neo-Rockabilly, Doo-Wop, 60's Greek oldies.
10 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music,and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues".She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame,and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
09 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
Mieko Hirota (弘田三枝子, Hirota Mieko, February 5, 1947 – July 21, 2020) was a Japanese popular singer. Her nickname was Mico (also spelled Miko). Hirota was born in Setagaya, Tokyo. She grew up listening to pop and jazz in places like Tachikawa, which was frequented by Occupation troops. She made her debut in 1961 at age 14. In 1965, Mico became the first Japanese singer to sing the song Sunny (Bobby Hebb song) on album and the first to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival. Mico appeared on the NHK New Year's Eve Kōhaku Uta Gassen eight times. Her first performance was in 1962, when she sang the Connie Francis tune "Vacation." NHK tapped her for the next four years in succession, and again in 1969, 1970, and 1971. She sang the theme song, "Leo no Uta", for the animated television series Kimba the White Lion. Hirota's commercial career included endorsements for Nescafé, Nippon Oil, Daikin Industries, Fujiya, Renown, and Sapporo Beer. Hirota died on July 21, 2020 at the age of 73 following a fall.
08 Feb
Published in Song of 2day
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music dance, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1".In a career that lasted over 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres.Brown was one of the first ten inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction dinner in New York on January 23, 1986.
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