Archive for the ‘Stories of artists’ Category

1. Bill Medley’s story, The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother’s Memoir The pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody,” and “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’.”. Medley’s duet with Jennifer Warnes for the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, “(I’ve   Read More …

At the height of his fame, John Lennon would reminisce about the Liverpool pubs he loved as a young lad. Here are the four Liverpool pubs John loved: 1. The Grapes, Mathew Street The Grapes is a compact pub in the narrow City Centre alley called Mathew Street. Today, the cobbled pathway is legendary, but   Read More …

On August 22nd, 1969, two days after their final recording session, the Beatles gathered at Tittenhurst Park, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono resided, for a photo shoot they didn’t realize would be their last — an instance of those bittersweet “unknown lasts” that wedge themselves between our lived experience and our memory, sometimes violently   Read More …

I thank Bill Medley after finishing the last page of his memoir. For letting me gain a little more self-confidence, ambition and determination. For sharing his lifelong experience with simplicity and sincerity. For being genuinely kind by writing in his preface:“Thanks for investing a piece of your life in learning about mine”. No, I thank   Read More …

… maybe the same musical decade, being part of the British Invasion, or maybe some music compositions, but they definitely have in common a vividly talented red-haired girl: Jane Asher. Jane Asher is an English actress, author and entrepreneur. In 1963, Asher interviewed the Beatles and began a five-year relationship with Paul McCartney, to whom she   Read More …

A truly interesting study:     “I’m the Greatest” (John Lennon) · Ringo Starr · 1973 “One and One Is Two” · The Strangers with Mike Shannon · 1964 “Like Dreamers Do” · The Applejacks · 1964 “Tip of My Tongue” · Tommy Quickly · 1963 “Bad to Me” · Billy J. Kramer with The   Read More …

Dion, as charming as in the old days: 1958 2004  

The new musical, “Piece of My Heart”, is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. He made fifty-one pop chart singles in seven years and became one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. Bert Berns was one of the great originals of the golden age of rhythm and blues. He first flourished   Read More …

A gemstone I found on YouTube:

From an early age, Bill Medley had a passion for music. Listening to the albums of Ray Charles and Little Richard, this raw R&B influence would profoundly shape Medley’s musical future. As the pioneering “blue-eyed soul” group the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley and late partner Bobby Hatfield sang such famous hits as “(You’re My) Soul   Read More …

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