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10 Jan
Published in Song of 2day
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie,was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" is a song by David Bowie, originally released as the closing track on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in June 1972. It detailed Ziggy's final collapse as an old, washed-up rock star and, as such, was also the closing number of the Ziggy Stardust live show. In April 1974 RCA issued it as a single.Bowie saw the song in terms of the French chanson tradition,while biographer David Buckley has described both "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" and the album's opening track "Five Years" as "more like avant-garde show songs than actual rock songs".Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine similarly found it to have "a grand sense of staged drama previously unheard of in rock & roll".Although Bowie has suggested Baudelaire as his source, the lyrics "Time takes a cigarette..." are somewhat similar to the poem "Chants Andalous" by Manuel Machado: "Life is a cigarette / Cinder, ash and fire / Some smoke it in a hurry / Others savour it".The exhortation "Oh no, love, you're not alone" references the Jacques Brel song "You're Not Alone" ("Jef") that appeared in the musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.Bowie performed Brel's "My Death" during some Ziggy Stardust live shows, and performed "Amsterdam" live on the BBC.
09 Jan
Published in Song of 2day
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. As a pioneer of mid-20th-century music, she attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll. She was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the Godmother of rock and roll".She influenced early rock-and-roll musicians, including Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar, presaging the rise of electric blues. Her guitar playing technique had a profound influence on the development of British blues in the 1960s; in particular a European tour with Muddy Waters in 1963 with a stop in Manchester is cited by prominent British guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards.Tharpe's performances were curtailed by a stroke in 1970, after which one of her legs was amputated as a result of complications from diabetes.On October 9, 1973, the eve of a scheduled recording session, she died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a result of another stroke. She was buried in Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia.
08 Jan
Published in Song of 2day
Ο Έλβις Άαρον Πρίσλεϊ (η ορθή προφορά στα αγγλικά είναι Έλβις Άαρον Πρέζλυ) (Elvis Aaron Presley, 8 Ιανουαρίου 1935 - 16 Αυγούστου 1977) γεννήθηκε στο Τουπέλο του Μισισίπι. Γνωστός και με το προσωνύμιο "Βασιλιάς της Ροκ εν Ρολ" και "Βασιλιάς" (αγγ. "The King"), ήταν τραγουδιστής, μουσικός και ηθοποιός ενώ θεωρείται από πολλούς ως ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους καλλιτέχνες των τελευταίων 50 ετών.Ξεκίνησε τραγουδώντας μουσική rockabilly για την εταιρεία Sun Studios, με πολλά κομμάτια μπλουζ, γκόσπελ και κάντρι, ενώ ο συνδυασμός όλων αυτών των οδήγησε προς την καθαρή μουσική Ροκ εν ρολ. Επιτυχία γνώρισε όμως και με μπαλάντες αλλά και με κομμάτια κάντρι, μπλουζ, ποπ, φολκ, αγγίζοντας κάποιες στιγμές ακόμη και τη τζαζ. Μπορούσε να ερμηνεύσει πολλά είδη μουσικής, πάντα με την ίδια επιτυχία, χάρη στην ευέλικτη φωνή του."Little Sister" is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who enjoyed a No. 5 hit with it on the Billboard Hot 100. The single (as a double A-side with "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame") also reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.Lead guitar was played by Hank Garland, with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the distinctive bass voice of Ray Walker.Presley performs the song as part of a medley with "Get Back" in the 1970 rockumentary film Elvis: That's the Way It Is. The song would later be covered by such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Robert Plant, The Nighthawks, The Staggers, Pearl Jam, Ry Cooder and Jesse and the Rippers. The song lyric makes mention of "Jim Dandy" which was the title of a 1956 song "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. An answer song to "Little Sister", with the same melody but different lyrics, was recorded and released under the title "Hey, Memphis" by Baker on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 2119-A) in September 1961.
08 Jan
Published in Song of 2day
Ο Έλβις Άαρον Πρίσλεϊ (η ορθή προφορά στα αγγλικά είναι Έλβις Άαρον Πρέζλυ) (Elvis Aaron Presley, 8 Ιανουαρίου 1935 - 16 Αυγούστου 1977) γεννήθηκε στο Τουπέλο του Μισισίπι. Γνωστός και με το προσωνύμιο "Βασιλιάς της Ροκ εν Ρολ" και "Βασιλιάς" (αγγ. "The King"), ήταν τραγουδιστής, μουσικός και ηθοποιός ενώ θεωρείται από πολλούς ως ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους καλλιτέχνες των τελευταίων 50 ετών.Ξεκίνησε τραγουδώντας μουσική rockabilly για την εταιρεία Sun Studios, με πολλά κομμάτια μπλουζ, γκόσπελ και κάντρι, ενώ ο συνδυασμός όλων αυτών των οδήγησε προς την καθαρή μουσική Ροκ εν ρολ. Επιτυχία γνώρισε όμως και με μπαλάντες αλλά και με κομμάτια κάντρι, μπλουζ, ποπ, φολκ, αγγίζοντας κάποιες στιγμές ακόμη και τη τζαζ. Μπορούσε να ερμηνεύσει πολλά είδη μουσικής, πάντα με την ίδια επιτυχία, χάρη στην ευέλικτη φωνή του."Little Sister" is a rock and roll song written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.It was originally released as a single in 1961 by American singer Elvis Presley, who enjoyed a No. 5 hit with it on the Billboard Hot 100. The single (as a double A-side with "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame") also reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.Lead guitar was played by Hank Garland, with backing vocals by the Jordanaires featuring the distinctive bass voice of Ray Walker.Presley performs the song as part of a medley with "Get Back" in the 1970 rockumentary film Elvis: That's the Way It Is. The song would later be covered by such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Robert Plant, The Nighthawks, The Staggers, Pearl Jam, Ry Cooder and Jesse and the Rippers. The song lyric makes mention of "Jim Dandy" which was the title of a 1956 song "Jim Dandy" by LaVern Baker. An answer song to "Little Sister", with the same melody but different lyrics, was recorded and released under the title "Hey, Memphis" by Baker on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 2119-A) in September 1961.
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