Archive for the ‘Then and Now’ Category

1. “A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector” album This album has grown in stature over the years and has been reissued countless times. Featuring the amazing Spector production together with Darlene Love, The Crystals, The Ronettes, BobB. Soxx And The Blue Jeans, even Leon Russell on piano and Sonny Bono on percussion, this   Read More …

1. “Inside the Songs of the Sixties” by Brian L. Forsythe I truly recommend it to all sixties enthusiasts, as it is a never-ending source of stories – stories of artists, bands, songs, albums, concerts. And many other facts ready to be discovered page by page. The anthology includes everything that needs to be known   Read More …

On a cloudy Sunday, a gorgeously graceful documentary is the greatest gift one could get. Bitter-sweet and highly emotional, „Standing in the Shadows of Motown” presents the one and only Funk Brothers, the unrecognized and uncredited musical backbone who played on Motown‘s recordings from 1959 up to 1972 that had far more number 1 hits   Read More …

Then:   Now (Virgil Johnson singing live):

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 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 …

Fifty-one years ago today, the Rolling Stones played their first featured gig at the famed Marquee Club, a popular jazz haunt in London. That night, the Stones lucked out when the regular house band, Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated (whom Stones lead singer Mick Jagger often performed with), forewent their usual set at Marquee to appear   Read More …

1. Einstein & Charlie Chaplin 2. Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: 3. Paul Rudd & Paul McCartney: 4. Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash 5. Aretha Franklin & Sam Cooke 6. Chuck Berry & Mick Jagger Source: Buzzfeed.com

As a fabulous song would say: This is dedicated to the one I… truly deeply appreciate! Mad Men appearance, ’60s distinction with glamorous eyes, party girl and good music connoisseur… Dibette is the girl next door (office) with bold opinions and sparkling thoughts. ‘Dibettely’ is an adverb that requires urgent introduction in the world’s dictionary.   Read More …

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