The recent passing of Charlie Watts shines a spotlight on the inevitable closing of the lives of the world's original rock and roll generation. It's a sad reality that a relatively small group of people created a collection of music that still thrives more than a half century later. And within the next 20 years, most of them will be dead. Before we catch up, let's look back. Just after Woodstock in June 1969, young music heroes Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, and other members of Jefferson Airplane appeared on The Dick Cavett Show. Young stars fueled by idealism. So cute. It's now 52 years later. Let's check in on some of these same performers to see
As a gigantic fundraiser for the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the world's biggest stars performed and made fundraising pitches to help eradicate the virus. Pretty epic show. Let's save the best for first. Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, and Lang Lang offer "The Prayer." Lady Gaga Stevie Wonder John Legend and Sam Smith J Lo Taylor Swift Keith Urban Lizzo Hozier Billie Eilish & Finneas David and Victoria Beckham introduce Elton John Rolling Stones Jess Glynne The Killers Lady Antebellum Ellie Goulding Paul McCartney Jessie J Annie and Lola Lennox Billie Joe Armstrong
Haha. Bwahahahahahaha. When Jennifer Lawrence talks... ...some people lose their minds trying to read too much into it. handle with fear. don’t miss #mothermovie in theatres friday and your gettickets now: https://t.co/8WCqd9F3iy pic.twitter.com/QeuMzumyU7— mother! (@MotherMovie) September 11, 2017 Even SNOPES (a known hoax site) had to weigh in on the overreaction. Jennifer Lawrence responds: "My remarks were taken grossly out of context. Obviously I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes. That is a silly and preposterous headline." Promoting her new film MOTHER! on Jimmy Fallon's show, Jen also talked about her trip to Louisville where ax throwing became a memorable moment (approx 6 minutes into video). I hope this is the theme song for the crazy horror film MOTHER! And since
Happy New Year. My goal is to learn the accurate lyrics of many of the rock & roll songs I've loved throughout my life. Here are three tunes that have been somewhat hazy until I did a little research. Well, OK. I didn't do much research so thanks to the youtube nuts who did. BTW, the headline refers to Elton John's often misheard lyric "Hold me closer, tiny dancer." BONUS: Joe Cocker takes a clearly understandable Feelin' Alright song and turns it into a garbled classic.
As boomers weep over a few rock star heroes dying, it's a good time to appreciate the ones who are still above ground. I wasn't perceptive enough to know that Marvin Gaye's dad was going to shoot him before I got a chance to tell him that "What's Going On" redirected my life. Once I heard the title track, well, mercy mercy me...inner city blues made me wanna holler, too. This incredible album took me away from my white boy working class neighborhood to places that I hadn't considered. My musical tastes and capacity for empathy grew exponentially. But Marvin was gone long before I had a radio show that could have allowed me to thank him. It's
Thanks to That Eric Alper for posting. properly edited vocals = time saver BONUS: Ooh, a storm is threatening.