Archive for the ‘Then and Now’ Category

The Footlighters Club of Florida will stage an all-star tribute to Neil Sedaka as entertainer of the year. He will receive The Connie Francis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Connie Francis on Thursday, February 12th 2015 at 12 noon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and the event is open to   Read More …

Categories: News, Then and Now

Cornell University psychological scientist Carol Lynne Krumhansl set out to explore just how our early musical memories intersect with, and shape, our other autobiographical memories. She also wanted to see how music is transmitted from generation to generation, and to explore whether this pattern may have changed along with dramatic cultural shifts of the past   Read More …

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“Call the Midwife” is a British drama series that revives the family life of 1950’s East End London. Children’s laughter, mothers’ gossip, lovers’ whispers and the smooth sound of vinyls are all to be found in this enchanting series. The urban wounds of the war are slowly but surely replaced with the colourful times of swing   Read More …

Categories: Reviews, Then and Now

January 8th marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday, and, to commemorate the King, Legacy Recordings have planned a yearlong celebration of Presley’s music for modern-day Elvis fans. First up, the singer’s The Complete ’60s Albums Collection Vol. 1 has been released onto iTunes. The set highlights all the LPs Presley recorded between   Read More …

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Adding to the series of Eric Clapton reissues, Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be releasing Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert on 180gm limited edition Vinyl LP and Time Pieces on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Other than one appearance in August 1971 at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, Eric Clapton had not been heard from until Pete Townshend   Read More …

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Exhibit Records announces the release of a Special 50th Anniversary Numbered Limited Edition album of Trini Lopez, “At PJ’s.” The 200 gram vinyl record is beautifully presented in a sturdy old style gatefold jacket featuring the original album art work and for the first time includes the lyrics to all the tunes. The back of   Read More …

Categories: News, Then and Now

In a sunny October, 58 years later: Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth (both 30 at the time) meet at a movie premier in London – October 1956 (Reddit.com). Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth   Read More …

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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 …

Let’s travel back in time to find out the history of rock music. There is no particular singer, song, band, or event with which we can associate the birth of rock music. However, we find that it started to gain popularity by the end of 1940s. During the time when jazz and R&B groups were   Read More …

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

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