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Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:59

Sha-na-na - Those magic changes

Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll doo-wop group. Formed in 1969, but performing a song-and-dance repertoire based on 1950s hit songs, Sha Na Na has simultaneously revived and parodied the music and the New York street culture of the 1950s.After gaining initial fame for their performance at Woodstock, made possible with the help of their friend Jimi Hendrix, the group hosted Sha Na Na, a syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981. Billing themselves as "from the streets of New York",members were frequently outfitted in gold lamé or leather jackets, and sporting pompadour or ducktail hairdos. The group's name is taken from a series of nonsense syllables ("Sha Na Na Na Sha Na Na Na Na") in the song "Get a Job", originally recorded by the Silhouettes. The current lineup features original members Donny York and Jocko Marcellino, as well as longtime member Screamin' Scott Simon, who joined in 1970. Everyone else from the original band and TV show has since departed. Current band members include bassist Tim Butler, guitarist Randy Hill, drummer Ty Cox, and sax player Michael Brown.
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Wednesday, 07 July 2021 16:50

The Dirtbombs - Chains of love

The Dirtbombs are an American garage rock band based in Detroit, Michigan, notable for blending diverse influences such as punk rock and soul while featuring a dual bass guitar, dual drum and guitar lineup. The Dirtbombs were formed by Mick Collins (of the influential garage punk band The Gories) as a side project and started recording songs by 1995.
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Saturday, 19 June 2021 13:35

The Marvelettes - Darling Forever

The Marvelettes was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Georgia Dobbins, who was replaced by Wanda Young prior to the group signing their first deal. They were the first successful act of Motown Records after the Miracles and its first significantly successful female group after the release of the 1961 number-one single, "Please Mr. Postman", one of the first number-one singles recorded by an all-female vocal group and the first by a Motown recording act.
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Friday, 18 June 2021 11:36

Sugar Pie DeSanto- Soulful dress

Sugar Pie DeSanto (born Peylia Marsema Balinton,October 16, 1935) is an American R&B singer and dancer, whose career in music flourished in the 1950s and 1960s.DeSanto was born to an African-American mother, who was a concert pianist, and a Filipino father. She spent most of her early life in San Francisco, California, where she moved with her family at the age of four.She stands 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m).As a girl she was friends with Etta James.
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Tuesday, 15 June 2021 10:06

Don and Juan - What's your name

Don and Juan were an R&B vocal duo from Long Beach, NY,consisting of Roland "Don" Trone (July 2, 1936 – May 1982 and Claude "Juan" (aka "Sonny") Johnson (November 24, 1934 – October 31, 2002. Johnson had previously sung with a doo-wop group called the Genies, who reached #71 on the Billboard pop charts in 1959 with "Who's That Knocking" on the Shad label. Johnson had also co-written "Who's That Knocking". (Contrary to doo-wop lore, Trone was never with the Genies.) Don & Juan's sole top 40 hit was "What's Your Name" on Big Top Records, which reached #7 on the Billboard pop charts in 1962. After the death of Roland Trone in May 1982 at age 45, Claude Johnson continued performing with different partners, including Alexander "Buddy" Faison of the Genies, in the early 90s. Claude Johnson died on October 31, 2002, at age 67.
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Thursday, 20 May 2021 11:58

Robert Gordon - Wasting My Time

Robert Gordon grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. At the age of nine, he was greatly inspired by the Elvis Presley song "Heartbreak Hotel" playing on radio and decided to pursue a career as a Rock & Roll musician at that young age. His influences included Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Billy Lee Riley, Eddie Cochran and other notable rock 'n roll music artists of the period. He made his recording debut at age 17 in 1964 with a group called the Confidentials. The Confidentials, with Robert (called Bob at the time) as the singer, recorded the songs "Summertime," "Money," and "There is Something on Your Mind," among others on acetate phonograph discs. When asked how he related to the 1960s, Robert replied "I didn't." He didn't care much for the British Invasion but he identified with soul singers such as James Brown and Otis Redding whom he saw, among other great R&B acts, performing at Washington DC's famous Howard Theatre. During the turbulent times of the late 1960s, with the rioting and antiwar protests of the period, Robert served in the National Guard in Washington, D.C. "I didn't want to be sent to Vietnam," he recalls.
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Wednesday, 19 May 2021 13:53

The Mongrelettes-Mon Mec A Moi

THE MONGRELETTES are a female(majority) garage band (4 gals+1 guy) based in Athens, GR. Their first meetings as a band took place in October 09. Their sound is mostly influenced by the mid 60s american and english scenes, as well as other strong sources such as greek and french 60s pop stuff and a variety of other revivals of the garage sound from the 80s until today.
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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 14:18

Big Sandy - Lonely guy

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Friday, 23 April 2021 15:34

The Flaming Lips - My Own Planet

The Flaming Lips are an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The band consists of Wayne Coyne (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Michael Ivins (bass), Steven Drozd (guitars, keyboards), Derek Brown (guitars, keyboards), Jake Ingalls (keyboards, guitars), Matt Duckworth Kirksey (drums) and Nick Ley (percussion). The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they released their first record with Warner, Hit to Death in the Future Head (1992). They later released The Soft Bulletin (1999), which was NME magazine's Album of the Year, and then Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002). In February 2007, they were nominated for a BRIT Award for "Best International Act". The group has won three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. They were placed on Q magazine's list of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" in 2002.
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Η Αλέκα Κανελλίδου (Αθήνα, 29 Ιανουαρίου 1946)είναι Ελληνίδα τραγουδίστρια. Γεννήθηκε στην Πλάκα και μεγάλωσε μέσα σε οικογένεια μουσικών. Είναι κόρη του βιολιστή Γιάννη Κανελλίδη . Στα 17 της χρόνια, ενώ ήταν ακόμη μαθήτρια, αποφάσισε να ασχοληθεί επαγγελματικά με το τραγούδι. Λόγω της αγάπης της για την τζαζ ασχολήθηκε κυρίως με το ξένο ρεπερτόριο. Έγινε γνωστή από το τραγούδι «Crazy Girl» στη ταινία του Γιάννη Δαλιανίδη Οι θαλασσιές οι χάντρες (1967), όπου ντουμπλάρει την Ζωή Λάσκαρη. Το 1974 η Κανελλίδου διακρίθηκε στο Φεστιβάλ Τραγουδιού Θεσσαλονίκης με το Βραβείο Ερμηνείας, ερμηνεύοντας το τραγούδι «Άσε με να φύγω», μία από τις μεγαλύτερες επιτυχίες της. Είχε συμμετάσχει στο Φεστιβάλ άλλες τρεις φορές το 1966, το 1968, το 1972. Η επιτυχία του τραγουδιού την έκανε ευρύτερα γνωστή. Εμφανίστηκε δίπλα σε γνωστούς καλλιτέχνες ενώ ήταν παραγωγική και δισκογραφικά. Τραγούδια της έγραψαν σημαντικοί συνθέτες και στιχουργοί με κυριότερη τη Νινή Ζαχά το όνομα της οποίας συνδέθηκε με αυτό της Κανελλίδου. Τα εμπορικότερα άλμπουμ της παραμένουν το "Για λίγους" (1979) και το "Νύχτα είναι θα περάσει" (1985) με τις συνολικές πωλήσεις τους να ξεπερνούν τα 100.000 αντίτυπα.
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