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On Saturday, March 2,Freeman died after being transported to a hospital via ambulance. She'd contracted a severe case of pneumonia, and a blood clot traveled to her heart. The singer was 33 years old. After a move from Massachusetts to California inaspiring drummer Harold Belsky trained with Roy Knapp, the same guy who taught legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa. Before long, the student surpassed the teacher.
Harold Belsky became Hal Blaine, and after cutting his teeth playing in big bands, Hal Blaine became one of the greatest and most celebrated drummers of all time, as the top session musicians in the business.
Not only in quantity — Spin says Blaine estimates he played on more than 35, recordings — but quality, too. Blaine sat behind that kit until the end — he played drums with a band at his own 90th birthday party in February On March 11,Blaine's family confirmed on the drummer's Facebook page that the musician had passed away at age In mourning his friend and colleague, no less an authority than Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys called Blaine "the greatest drummer ever. Inyear-old Richard Monsour moved to California, took up surfing and rock guitar.
Nicknamed "king of the surf guitar" by fans — NPR says his single "Let's Go Trippin'" is arguably the first of the distinctly American genre of surf rock — Dale told NPR in that he aimed to replicate the sounds and feelings of surfing in music.
He'd started out as a drummer, and he applied the staccato drumming of big band star Gene Krupa when he switched to guitar, as evidenced on his signature tune "Miserlou," a wild and impossibly fast version of a Middle Eastern folk song he'd heard his Lebanese uncles play on a stringed instrument called the oud. Dale experienced a major comeback inwhen Quentin Tarantino used "Miserlou" as the opening music Album) Pulp Fiction, a perfect fit for the retro crime saga.
No cause of death was immediately revealed, but in recent years Dale had fought a number of health issues, including kidney disease and rectal cancer.
He died on March 16,at age What if Justin Bieber suddenly decided to make moody, experimental stuff befitting Animal Collective?
That's pretty much what happened when Scott Walker left the Walker Brothers and became one of his generation's most innovative singer-songwriters. Among his tunes: "The Seventh Seal" a song about the plague and the nationalism-criticism "Hero of the War. His work was so future-forward that he inspired two of the most future-forward musicians in his wake.
Thom Yorke called Walker "a huge influence on Radiohead and myself, showing me how I could use my voice and words. The musician, whose real name was Noel Scott Engel, died on March 22,according to 4ADthe innovative record label where he made music until the end. Walker was The father of Ermias Asghedom fled the war and bloodshed in his home country of Eritrea and settled in the U. The name is a play on that of mid-century entertainer and frequent game show panelist Nipsey Russell.
His music resonated with fans, a new version of the gangsta rap of the '90s, as Nipsey Hussle mined similar content: the violent, gang-controlled streets of Los Angeles. He flowed of which he knew, as he was once a member of the notorious Rolling Sixty Cripsand he chronicled, explored, lamented, and made art of those experiences on one studio album Victory Lap, a Grammy nominee for Best Rap Albumdozens of singles, and a slew of now-legendary mixtapes, such as The Marathon.
Hussle was just as devoted to ending the systemic violence of Los Angeles as he was to making music about it. He owned a strip mall in the tough Crenshaw Boulevard area Goodbye - Simon Jones (20) - Melanie And Me (CD Los Angeles, right where he used to hang out as a kid.
The rapper and his business partner had big plans to redevelop the area into condos and stores, energizing and providing new resources to turn the neighborhood around. That mall housed Hussle's clothing store, Marathon, and right in front of it is where the violence he aimed to end took his life. While standing outside on March 31,he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting. The rapper and advocate was The Beat or, as they're known in the U. They experienced big commercial success, and Album) songs endured because they were more than just a genre band.
The Beat combined ska elements like a horn section with soul, reggae, punk, and pop hooks to make some of the era's most indelible standards, particularly Goodbye - Simon Jones (20) - Melanie And Me (CD it for Later" and "Mirror in the Bathroom.
After the Beat split up inhe and bandmate Dave Wakeling formed a new band called General Public. It sounded very similar to their old band, thanks to Ranking Roger singing his heart out on hits like "Tenderness" and a cover of the Staples Singers' "I'll Take You There. He died on March 26 at the age of They became fast friends and formed a duo they called Her's.
The band released its first album, Invitation to Her's, in Augustand it earned critical praise. Fitzpatrick and Laading were clearly, as the Guardian said, Goodbye - Simon Jones (20) - Melanie And Me (CD to watch," but they were cut down during their promising rise.
Only a few times in music history thankfully has a tragedy wiped out most or all of a band — such as the plane crashes that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Bar Kays.
Sadly, the British indie rock duo Her's joined this awful club on March 27, While on an American tour promoting Invitation to Her's, the band was traveling by van with their tour manager, Trevor Engelbrekston, from Phoenix to California when they were involved in a fatal head-on collision. At the dawn of the s, the lines between country music and pop blurred, and the twangy genre went mainstream — without losing its authenticity — thanks to performers like George Strait, Kenny Rogers, and Earl Thomas Conley.
Conley was a musical late bloomer, signing with small Nashville record label GRT in after six years of trying to break through following a stint in the U. Army in the late '60s. InWarner Bros. Altered Images. Carly Simon. Freda Payne. Girl Thing. Tina Cousins. Charlotte Church. Diana King. The Chimes. Macy Gray. Dee C. The Pointer Sisters. Phyllis Hyman. The Three Degrees. Amii Stewart. Randy Crawford. Anita Baker. Maria Muldaur. Dionne Warwick. Aretha Franklin. Linda Lewis. Lorraine Ellison.
The Jones Girls. Jean Carn. Shola Ama. Nina Simone. Shirley Jones. Gloria Estefan. Belinda Carlisle. Jennifer Rush. Michelle McManus. Tina Arena. Everything But the Girl. Linda Ronstadt. Natalie Cole. Sarah Brightman. Kiki Dee.
Beverley Craven. Barbara Dickson. Mary MacGregor. Bette Midler. Elaine Paige. Her mother was one of the first women to design and found her own clothing firm, Ruth Manchester Ltd.
Manchester hails from a Jewish background. She learned the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music, began singing commercial jingles at age 15, and became a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts. Manchester played the Manhattan club scene where she was discovered by Barry Manilowwho introduced her to Bette Midler.
In she became a member of the Harlettes, the back-up singers for Midler. Manchester made a brief speaking appearance as "Yoko Ono" on the album National Lampoon Radio Dinneron the track entitled "Magical Misery Tour", and as the singer in "Deteriorata".
Her debut album, Home to Myselfwas released in ; Manchester co-wrote many of its songs with Carole Bayer Sager. Two years later, Manchester's album Melissa produced her first top ten hit, "Midnight Blue", which enjoyed 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot charts. The song's peak-position was 6 for the week of August 9, She also performed the song live on Burt Sugarman's television series Midnight Special in She guest-starred on the CBS-TV daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow to teach a main character, who played a singer-songwriter, the essentials of the craft.
Manchester continued to place singles on the Adult Contemporary charts throughout the s. Silly sequel focuses on family love; peril, some racy jokes. Full expert review. Video review. Noisy violence and forced comedy in poor super-sequel.
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