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Posts tagged: Singers
As the American Idol winner turns 35, I found myself wondering, “what the heck is Ruben Studdard up to these days?”
Why a sudden bio of a 1970s pop star? Because I heard that weird song “Angie Baby” the other day.
Annette Funicello, who made her fame on The Mickey Mouse Club television show in the 1950s, has died at the age of 70.
Singer and television star Andy Williams has died at the age of 84 from cancer.
We mean “whose chest is this?” — not “I think I’ll dub that chest ‘President Mitt Romney’.”
She was the first woman to have a top hit in country music. Now Kitty Wells has died in Nashville at the age of 92.
Happy birthday to Dean Martin, born 7 June 1917. Dino passed away in 1995. Ah, but his music lives on… with video!
Tony Bennett likes John Garfield, tomcats, and Charleston Chews. Sing it!
Singer and model Nico died on this day in 1988. She was only 49 years old when she died. Nico was made famous in the late 1960s, thanks to her association with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.She was riding a bike on the island of Ibiza when she had a heart problem that caused her to fall and hit her head. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage. That’s what got Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marcus Garvey and WIlla Cather.
Today is singer Linda Ronstadt’s birthday. She is 65 years old.
She has a great voice. I’ve liked some of her songs over the years, but her career has never quite been on my radar screen. I know that Philip K. Dick thought she was the cat’s pajamas.
Here she is with the Stone Poneys, singing “Different Drum” in 1967:
What kind of world is it that won’t let me see what some people consider the worst music video in the world?
Anybody can have a YouTube channel. Even singer Paul McCartney, who was once a member of the group The Beatles, and who has since been crowned a Lord High Bannister Earl of The Court Order for the Empire (by Queen Elizabeth himself). So now we call him Sir Paul McCartney.
Today would have been the birthday of Dusty Springfield, who died in 1999 at the age of 59. The singer’s real name was Mary O’Brien. Here she is singing her biggest hit, “Son of a Preacher Man.”
Check out those groovy hand motions.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the discovery of Kurt Cobain’s body, in 1994. He’d been dead a few days, due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound (they say).
Kurt Cobain and Nirvana were at the height of rock and roll success at the time. Then Kurt was dead and we were left with his grievous widow, Courtney Love, some poorly-recorded live performances and an eternity of the Cult of Kurt Cobain.
Today is the 69th birthday of pop and soul singer Aretha Franklin.