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The most famous hard rock / heavy metal band from Germany began its tour – “Rock’n Roll Forever” – in September 2013. The tour passes through Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland… reaching Romania on the 14th of December. The concert will take place at Romexpo, marking the Scorpions’ return in Bucharest. Scorpions is a German   Read More …

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She said: “My name is Charlotte Fontaine. I’m eighteen years old, and part of a doo-wop duo with my big brother Hank. We’re influenced by musicians like Sam Cooke, The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Supremes… pretty much everything that’s old school and 1950’s/1960’s pop!”       I say: Great voice, brilliant music! When   Read More …

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The biggest female box-office star in Hollywood history, Doris Day started singing and dancing when she was a teenager, and made her first film when she was 24. After nearly 40 movies, she walked away from that part of her life in 1968, and started rescuing and caring for animals. Now 87, the actress lives   Read More …

Categories: News, Stories of artists

‘Rainbow Bridge’ was a peculiar 1972 film featuring Jimi Hendrix (who had died two years before) and a cast of local eccentrics using Hendrix’s music and a whole slew of UFO sightings to explore their spirituality. 41 years later, musician and filmmaker Merrell Fankhauser revisits the film to explore its message more fully. The ‘Rainbow   Read More …

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The man who forever changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll when he invented distortion, Kinks legend Dave Davies, has recorded a brand new solo album of all original material! To be released on Cleopatra Records on June 4th , ‘I Will Be Me’ features guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues   Read More …

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On March, 22th 1963 The Beatles released “Please Please Me”, their first studio album. The release was recorded quickly to capitalise on the success of the single “Please Please Me”, which had come out two months earlier, and went to number two. “Please Please Me” changed the face of modern music, and cemented The Beatles   Read More …

Categories: News, The Beatles

Hi there! We are Future Artists, an award winning Film Company/Media Collective based in Manchester, we make thought provoking cinema by collaborating with our audience, and we need your help! Welcome to our upcoming project: ‘The Beatles – Young and Reckless in Hamburg’ In short, we plan to make a documentary film over the next year,   Read More …

Categories: More stories, News, The Beatles

Date: February, 11th 2013 Challenge: to recreate the recording by the Beatles of their “Please Please Me” Album at Abbey Road Studios 50 years ago to the day; to record, in real time, the 11 Tracks recorded by the Beatles in a single day. Each track will be performed by a different Artiste. Tony Crane   Read More …

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Kicking off the 60th Anniversary of The Original Drifters® on today, the 25th Anniversary of The Drifters’ induction into the esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Original Drifters, Inc., in cooperation with The Bill Pinkney Foundation©, proudly introduces The Art of Drifting©. A visual, literary, film, and performing arts experience, it also has a   Read More …

OldiesMusicBlog: How long did it take to collect all the information from Mr. Consiglio? Tony and I began to pal around together in early 2000.  The interviews got less formal as we traveled together, but he continued to come up with new stories for me to research and document until April 2008, so about eight   Read More …

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