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1966. New York, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Everybody does the Hanky Panky. 2013. Bucharest, ordinary night, ordinary pub. Suddenly, “Hanky Panky” fills up the room. Less than two hours later, in another ordinary hipster club, “Mony Mony” vividly starts and takes me by surprise. I smiled to the DJ and said to my friends: “This   Read More …

18 pretty years and a blast of talent – please meet Charlotte, the modern doo-wop singer. Talented professional, charmingly enthusiastic singer and romantic songwriter, she revives the oldies tunes with her brother. OldiesMusicBlog: What is the story of The Fontaines? My brother and I began playing music together probably around six months ago professionally, but   Read More …

I was familiar with Mauri Kunnas’ work long before. Kunnas is, in fact, the bestselling Finnish author and illustrator. Coincidentally, I worked for the publishing house that locally promoted his children’s books. His skilful art, his fabulous sense of humour and delightful stories turned him quickly into one of my favourite authors. Thanks to Otava   Read More …

According to “Inside The Songs Of The Sixties” (Brian L. Forsythe), the “Do The Freddie” album, by Freddie and The Dreamers, included foot diagrams from the legendary dance instructor Arthur Murray. So that’s how they got the moves! 🙂  

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Needless to say, the songs of the sixties are my favourite full-time hobby. Well, it all started when I first began to chase the stories behind The Beatles’ songs. Then there were The Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats, The Beach Boys, The Shirelles and many others’ songs… on repeat when the nights   Read More …

Wall of Sound is a music production technique for pop and rock music recordings developed by record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, during the early 1960s. Working with such audio engineers as Larry Levine and the session musicians who became known as The Wrecking Crew, Spector created a dense, layered,   Read More …

I do like stars and storms. I do enjoy breezes and sweet surrenders. I believe in crystal clear oceans, dreams and legends with Calypso and graceful nymphs. John Denver has them all. Subtlety, refinement, the power of words and the power of images, all mingled in the purity of sound. However, John Denver’s artworks are   Read More …

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 …

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