June 8, 2009
"Stiff Live Stiffs" [Stiff Records Legendary 1977 Package Rail Tour Film (Pts. 1 - 9: Complete Playlist ) via 'haroldturkeypants'
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This show was recorded at The Camden Theatre, in North London, the same location as hosted many of the original BBC radio Goon Shows in the 1950s
I love The Goons, but this "Last Goon Show Of All" is one of the least funny ever recorded, IMO.
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this particular recording has got quite a bit missing from it
if you check out the bbc iplayer for the goon show you can listen to the entire show with not bad cuts
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Can someone explain the Halique Televison joke?
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my uncles apparntly the last one of them all, he was the lead guitarist for the intro (judd proctor) you learn something new everyday :)
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Then he sent the Prince of Wales a telegram saying "I suppose knighthood is out of the question." Spike ended up getting his knighthood, as the Prince was a big fan.
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The whole thing about the queen...and saying that Harry Secombe will fill in for her is funny enough, but to do it IN FRONT OF THE QUEEN is just brilliant
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I could be wrong but I believe he was dead by the time this was recorded.
Wallace Greenslade (who was the announcer for the majority of the series) was definately dead, hence Andrew Timothy's appearance.
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@jkarani - Bentine died 22 years after this was recorded. At the time he was working on what would be 'Potty Time'. He is mentioned in this show as having "big parts" and "no room for the inside leg".
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Ah ok. Didn't realise that.
William "Bill" Durks was born on April 17, 1913, in Jasper, Alabama to normal parents, and had four normal siblings. As Ward Hall wrote in My Very Unusual Friends (1991), Bill "looked like he had been hit in the face with an axe". He suffered from frontonasal dysplasia, a birth defect that occurs when the two halves of an embryo's face fail to come together completely. He had a deeply cleft lip and palate and a bifid, or double, nose - each half having only one nostril. In addition, he was born with both eyes sealed shut and had them surgically opened when he was a small boy, and most accounts indicate that he was blind in one eye.
Bill didn't join the freak show until he was in his forties. A struggling sharecropper in rural Alabama, Bill was discovered at a local carnival in his hometown and invited to go on tour. He left behind his dismal life for one of fame and fortune, and became the "Man with Three Eyes", using stage makeup to paint a third eye between the bridges of his two noses. Photographs show that Bill's third eye was an obvious fake, but he seems to have fooled a generation of carnival-goers and was a huge success. He worked with Kelly-Sutton Shows, James E. Strates Shows and Hubert's Museum, making up to $100 a week - a modest sum by today's standards, but a far better living than he had made growing cotton. He even experienced Hollywood in 1973, playing a sanitorium inhabitant in Brian DePalma's Sisters
By all accounts, Bill was a shy and introverted man, his unusual appearance having made it difficult for him to interact with people for the first forty years of his life. He usually hid his strange face under a wide-brimmed hat when on tour. He was illiterate and had a hard time talking due to the profound deformity of his lip and palate. Despite all this, however, Bill would find love in the freak show, when the "Anatomical Wonder" Melvin Burkhart introduced him to Mildred "Milly" Durks, the alligator-skinned woman.
Milly was older than Bill, having been born November 22, 1901, in New Jersey. The two were married and enjoyed many years together as the World's Strangest Married Couple, before Milly passed away in June of 1968 in her hometown of Somerset. Bill kept right on performing for several more years before retiring to Gibsonton, where he died on May 7, 1975.
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Fun Trailer for the movie A Perfect Couple. Featuring The Band: Keepin' Em Off The Streets.
An excellent performer with an impressive range.
Reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt), trails a murderer to an insane asylum and meets some of the inmates.
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The four songs featured in the 3 videos are:
When I Fall In Love
You Wont Forget Me
The Masquerade is over
A strange and darkly haunting short film from Australian director Graeme Wood, which reconstructs the scenes of the suicides of several young Australians in the 1960s. The film is split into three parts. This is part one.
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Lengthy documentary excerpt which traces the development of the Last Samurai's interest in the art of bodybuilding and his idea of the 'River Of Body'.
Rare documentary excerpt traces the decline and subsequent death of the mathematical genius and one of the founders of the modern computer. Turing was also one of the leading codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War Two, and played a leading role in the breaking of the German Enigma codes.
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Very moving documentary excerpt which describes the decline in health, and subsequent death, of Joseph Carey Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man.
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June 08, 2009
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]"So I was just a 15-year-old porn star. Big fucking deal."--TRACI LORDS
Traci Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma May 7, 1968), also known as Traci Elizabeth Lords and Tracy Lords, is an American film actress, producer, film director, writer and singer. She first achieved notoriety for her underage appearances in pornographic films and Penthouse magazine (she was 15 years old in her first film), later becoming a television and B-movie actress.
Nora Kuzma's parents divorced when she was a young girl. Her mother decided to move her family, which consisted of Nora and her three sisters, to a new life. They found it in Lawndale, California - just east of Redondo Beach. Nora entered Redondo Union High School in 1983 and she appears in the Fusion '83 yearbook. She was also on the Junior Varsity Swim Team. When she was fifteen she became pregnant and decided to have an abortion - which she paid for herself. Also at fifteen, wild child Nora finally ran away from home and an older male "friend" took her to Jim South's World Modeling Agency of Sherman Oaks, California. She signed up using the name Kristie Elizabeth Nussman, producing valid-looking documents attesting to her identification and age. South had Nora, or Kristie, strip while he took Polaroid photos as a test shoot. She was sent on her first real "assignment" shortly thereafter.
Nora/Kristie soon changed her name to Traci Lords. She says she chose the name "Lords" as a sort of homage to her favorite actor, Jack Lord of Hawaii 5-0 fame.
The earliest spellings of her name vary from "Tracie" to "Tracy" to "Traci" - the final spelling that she still uses today. This name game even led to an Adult Video News (AVN) columnist to comment in the November 1984 issue: "How do you spell a name? Tracy Lords, Tracie Lords or Traci Lords? Since it's gotta be a fake name anyway, this little cutie probably doesn't care how we spell it, as long as she can cash her check each Friday when she finishes her weekly film." Within just a few short months, Traci went from being a featured performer to Adult Film Mega-Star. She was at the top. Her videos outsold other porn starlets' by 10-to-1. Traci's sexual fervor and appetite on the set were unparalleled according to many of her costars. They say that she enjoyed what she did and couldn't get enough. The Traci Lords "orgasm" is legendary - those screams and squeals are instantly recognizable. In the summer of 1986 the FBI raided an apartment at the corner of Catalina and Garnet in Redondo Beach - Traci's apartment. They found her fake IDs. Traci's ride was over. Reportedly an anonymous tip to the authorities led to the raid. There have been some that claim Traci's mother or that even Traci herself was the informant. Traci had just recently formed her own company, The Traci Lords Company, and was producing her own Adult Films. What better way to corner the Traci Lords market than by making all previous films legally unavailable? This is, of course, only one of many theories and is probably untrue. Who knows? What is known is that Traci's escapades almost brought down the Adult Film Industry with thousands of cassettes being pulled and indictments flying left and right. Traci was never prosecuted. "One day Traci Lords will wind up as the cornerstone of a bank..." Traci disappeared. She needed to distance herself from her former life. Traci denies much of her past and claims a major cocaine addiction and exploitation at the hands of the porn industry. She sometimes states that she doesn't even remember making the videos that made her hundreds of thousands of dollars, she was either too drunk or too high. Others say that this is a bunch of crap. More than a few past acquaintances have noted Traci's tendency to lie - even about silly, pointless things. To this day, many claim Traci is an habitual liar and just can't help herself. She later took voice and ballet lessons, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Hollywood. She released an "exercise" video and got the lead in Not of This Earth. Her straight career was finally going somewhere. On the set of Cry Baby she met Brook Yeaton, a propmaster, and the two were married on September 29, 1990 in a traditional Catholic ceremony. In 1995 the couple divorced (also a Catholic tradition). In 1996 Traci became engaged to John Enos. In 1997 they broke up.
On June 26, 1999 Traci married actor Ryan Riel Grainger. In February 2000 Traci filed for divorce in Torrance Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had been living apart since January 5, reportedly.
"Credibility is my goal now."
Today Traci gets regular film and TV work. Some are bit parts with only a line or two and some are starring roles.
In 1995 Traci released a CD of techno dance music entitled '1000 Fires.'
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The Stones being interviewed backstage by Chris Evans during the 'No Security Tour'.
Filmed at the United Center, Chicago April 12th 1999. Broadcast May 8th 1999, six parts. All "offensive" music edited out.
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In theaters: May 27, 2009 - Pressure Cooker highlights two semesters in the culinary arts class of Wilma Stephenson, an irreverent high school teacher in Northeast Philadelphia whose no-holds-barred teaching style helps her students earn scholarships to college. Mrs. Stephenson spells it out on the first day of school by telling the newcomers that 11 members of last years class earned over three quarters of a million dollars in scholarships, a staggering amount. She offers her students her version of the American Dream: You choose a realistic goal. You work hard. You work the system. You get out of Northeast Philly.
Director: Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker
Cast: Wilma Stephenson, Erica Gaither, Tyree Dudley, Fatoumata Dembele
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US President-elect Barack Obama's waxwork has been unveiled at London's Madame Tussauds ahead of his inauguration ceremony in Washington.
Mr Obama's wax likeness has him standing in a recreation of the White House's Oval office.
The office is complete with the Resolute desk and the carpet embossed with the presidential seal of office.
Mr Obama is depicted smiling in a relaxed and informal pose with his arms crossed in front of him.
Liz Edwards, of the central London attraction, said: "As you can imagine Mr Obama has been incredibly busy during the election process and since.
Hundreds of photographs
"So we have to make our figures, when we are not lucky to have them sitting in our studios, through hundreds of photographs and extensive research."
Studio artists Les Punter and Jim Kempton worked with clay moulds to create the likeness of President-elect Obama, along with a planned waxwork of Republican rival John McCain.
A spokesman for Madame Tussauds said thousands of photographs of both men were studied to create the likeness.
Students from the American International University were invited to meet the new waxwork president on the morning of the unveiling.
The attraction in Marylebone Road is offering free, restricted admission to US citizens on Tuesday to mark the new president's inauguration.
Obama de cera atrai curiosos ao Madame Tussauds
El presidente electo de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, ya cuenta con una estatua de cera en el popular museo londinense de Madame Tussauds, que será inaugurada el próximo 20 de enero, el día de su comienzo en la Casa Blanca.
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The weirdest videos of the week, including the amazingly fat man, the naked (robot) woman, the electronic smokers and the old German in tights.
An actor known partly for his role in the hit two-part film Kill Bill has been found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok. David Carradine was 72.
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ELVIS OWNED A WORN PUKA SHELL NECKLACE [Lot 279 - Starting Bid $5000 - There are 0 other bids on this item]
Lot 279White coral and turquoise necklace gifted to Dr. Nick by Elvis. Presley told Dr. Nick that he had worn the necklace while filming "Blue Hawaii" (Paramount Pictures, 1961).It was given to Dr. Nick while vacationing with Elvis and friends in Hawaii. Mounted and housed in a frame. A copy of "Dr. Nick's™ Memories of Elvis" DVD accompanies this lot.In it, Dr. Nick discusses this item and the other items owned by him in this sale. 16 by 11 1/2 inches, framed PROVENANCE From the Collection of Dr. Nick (George Nichopoulos), personal physician to Elvis Presley.There are 0 other bids on this item.
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THEN: From 1973 to 1981 Zolar X gained notoriety on the west ocast USA for seemingly dressing and acting like space-aliens 24 hours a day! Their outlandish image was matched by strong sonwriting, performances, and over the top stage sets. Zolar X were for a time the "house band" at famed rock star hangout Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, and shared stages with Iggy Pop, The New York Dolls, Ray Manzarek, Jobriath, Berlin Brats, and Silverhead (among others). Kiss would check them out and Zolar X slugged it out against all odds in the pre-DIY rock scene. The now cliched factors of substance abuse, mental illness, bad management, and intolerant girlfriends derailed their career. A 1982 posthumous LP (Timeless) became a holy grail for record collectors, and sealed Zolar X's legacy.
NOW: Longtime fan Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) released a deluxe edition of Timeless in late 2004. Inspired, Zolar X reformed in 2005! Lucky fans should expect metallic amp casings, silver platforms and backdrops, antennae headgear, and ever-changing outfits faithful to the 70's glam era. Whether you are glam, a punk, an indie-rocker, a cult (Psychotronic) movie fan, or still bitching about how Rush sold out in the 80's, Zolar X has something for you! Catch them now, before they once again, leave earth!
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"The Battle of Algiers"
80s work on
"Casualties of War"
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Film historian Christopher Frayling looks at the huge impact of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" (BBC documentary, SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH - SERGIO LEONE'S "ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST")
June 6, 2009
Mardi Gras Made In China New Orleans Mardi Gras Bead Artist John K Lawson. Further information contact www.lawsonworks.com
Peter Tork, one of the four Monkees, announced on March 3 that he is he has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. He underwent surgery the following day and is following it up with radiation. Tork is upbeat and, on his website, told his fans that the disease has thankfully not spread beyond it original location and that his prognosis is good.
Natalie Cole, reportedly (by the National Enquirer) needs a kidney transplant and her sister, Timolin, has offered hers. Natalie was diagnosed with hepatitis C last year and has battled kidney failure since September. Doctors are hoping to build up her strength enough to perform the operation next month. Please click here to see more information and to watch her recent TV interview with Larry King.
Little Jimmy Dickens, the Grand Ole Opry star and Country Music Hall Of Famer, is recovering from brain surgery. The 88-year-old singer had surgery January 14 in a Nashville area hospital to repair a subdural hematoma. The beloved entertainer recently celebrated 60 years as a member of the Opry, where he is still a regular performer. The country legend hit the country charts every decade from the '40s through the '70s, scoring his biggest hit in 1965 with his unforgettable "May the Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose."
Merle Haggard, the legendary country singer, continues his successful recovery from his surgery of November 3 last year. Doctors in a Bakersfield, California hospital removed a malignant tumor from his lung. Country Music Hall Of Famer Haggard has had more than 100 national country hits, 38 of which reached #1 on the country chart. His biggest pop crossover was "If We Make It Through December" (#28) but arguably his best-known recording, by country and pop fans alike, is his memorable classic "Okie From Muskogee."
Randy Cain, an original member of the Delfonics and also a founder of Blue Magic, was found dead inside his apartment in Philadelphia on April 9. He was 63. The cause of death has not been made public. The Delfonics consisted of Cain and brothers William and Wilbert Hart. They placed six recordings in the top forty, including the top ten hits "La La Means I Love You" which peaked at #4 and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" which peaked at #10. Cain left the Delfonics in 1971 and two years later started Blue Magic by combining singer/songwriter Ted Mills with a quartet called Shades Of Love. They had three pop hits, including "Sideshow" which peaked at #8 in 1974.
Nancy Overton, a member of the legendary Chordettes, died of cancer on April 5 in a hospice near her home in Blairstown, NJ. She was 83. She joined the group as a replacement for bass singer Janet Ertel and over the years, as an official group member, made many personal appearances both on the road and on TV. She was also part of the group's revival in the 1990's. Prior to becoming a Chordette, Overton had made recordings with Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, so it's no surprise that she was chosen to become the latest member.
Ronnie: "I have loved the Chordettes since I heard their first record (prior to "Mr. Sandman" in fact) and it was a thrill for me doing my interview show with two members, lead singer Lynn Evans and Margie Needham. (Please visit my Radio Page to listen to it.) Over the years there have been seven singers who have had the distinct honor of being a Chordette and every one of them was gifted and truly special. I am so saddened to hear of Nancy's passing and I wish I could have known her. Thank you, Nancy, and all the other Chordettes, for your wonderful music and the fabulous memories."
Bud Shank, the famous flautist and alto saxaphonist, died April 2 at his home in Tucson, Arizona. He was 82. Though perhaps best known for his jazz work as a performer, he was also a composer and arranger with greats including Stan Kenton, Maynard Feguson and Shorty Roberts. Shank's verson of Lennon-McCartney's "Michelle" peaked at #65 in 1966. But Shank will probably be best remembered for playing the memorable flute solo on the Mamas and the Papas' hit from that year entited "California Dreamin."
(England) Dan Seals, originally a hit pop singer and subsequently a hit country singer, died of lymphoma on March 25 at the age of 61. He was the brother of Jim Seals, of the duo of Seals and Crofts. He took the nickname "England" because of his love of the Beatles and when he was young he would often display a British accent. He formed a duo with a high school friend John Ford Coley and together they had several pop hits, including their first and biggest which was "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," which got to #2. After the duo broke up, Seals switched to country music and amassed nine #1 hits, include "Meet Me In Montana" (a duet with Marie Osmond) and "Bop."
Jimmy Boyd, who was 13 when he recorded the #1 hit "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," died March 7 of cancer at a convalescent center in Santa Monica, California. He was 72. The recording has become a Christmas classic and on its initial release it hit #1 on the chart for two weeks in 1952, despite protests from the Catholic Church. He then recorded "Tell Me A Story" with Frankie Laine, which got to #4; can we ever forget the ending part where he says to his "daddy" Laine after being spanked: "my tale's all read" (or did he mean "my tail's all red!"?). He subsequently concentrated on acting, appearing in the film "Inherit The Wind" and the TV show "Bachelor Father." Here's a sad and perhaps eerie note. Boyd was the third singer of "I Saw Mommy..." to die within a month of each other; he was preceeded in death by Molly Bee and, four days later, by Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes. (Please see their separate entries below.)
Hank Locklin, the country singer-songwriter who was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry and a member for close to 50 years, died March 8 at the age of 91. He joined the Opry in 1960 and that year his recording of "Please Help Me, I'm Falling" topped the country chart for 14 weeks and reached #8 on the pop chart. He had 33 country hits, including the original version of "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On." Artists who have recorded his songs include Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Charley Pride, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Locklin had just recently released his 65th album.
Ernest Ashworth, the country singer-songwriter, died March 2 at the age of 81. In 1955 he recorded as "Billy Worth" but subsequently was out of music until 1960 when he signed with Decca and had his first three hits. Then he switched to Hickory Records and charted 18 more times, including a #1 smash called "Talk Back Trembling Lips" in the summer of 1963; later that year Johnny Tillotson took the song to the top ten on the pop chart. In 1966 Ashworth began using the first name of "Ernie." His songs have been recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens, Johnny Horton, Carl Smith and Paul Anka.
Joe Cuba, the band leader and conga player known as the "Father Of Latin Boogaloo," died February 15 of complications of a bacterial infection at the age of 78. He is best-known for his 1966 hit "Bang Bang," not to be confused with the Cher hit of the same title.
Estelle Bennett, a member of the Ronettes and the sister of lead singer Ronnie Spector, died February 11. Along with the third member, their cousin Nedra, the trio became one of the most popular girl groups of the rock era and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2007. Their biggest hits included "Be My Baby," "Baby, I Love You" and "Walkin' In The Rain" and their version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" still gets played very often every Christmas. She died four days after the passing of Molly Bee, who also had a well-known version of that song. Please see the entry below.
Molly Bee, the country music singer who became a popular teenage star on the 1950s TV show Hometown Jamboree and later appeared often on TV shows hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Steve Allen, died February 7 of complications from a stroke. She was 69. She first shot to fame back in 1952 with her version of the Christmas classic "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."
Vinnie Naccarato, the original baritone singer of the Capris, died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 66. The group was originally from the Ozone Park section of Queens, NY, where Vinnie lived all of his life. They reached #3 on the national chart with "There's A Moon Out Tonight" and their recording of "Morse Code Of Love" has, over the years, also become a doo-wop classic. In 2008 Vinnie, along with the other group members, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall Of Fame.
"I first met and worked with Vinnie in 1960, in the Murray the K's "Greatest Rock and Roll Show" at the Comack Long Island Arena with my group the Delicates. Then in 1961/62 we worked and toured together again in "Clay Cole's Twist-a-rama Revue." Vinnie, was very handsome, talented, lots of fun and always a gentleman...I re-united with Vinnie again in 2007, and had lots of fun phone conversations, talking about the old days and even singing duets together...he still had a great voice...we even entertained the idea of recording something together...I am happy to have known him and I will miss him. With love, Denise"
Delaney Bramlett, the singer-songwriter who wrote classic rock songs such as "Let it Rain" and was half of the successful Delaney and Bonnie duo, died December 27 of complications from gall bladder surgery. He was 69. He was a member of the Shindogs on the TV show "Shindig," during which time he met Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell. They married and toured and recorded together, reaching the national top 20 with "Never Ending Song Of Love" and "Only You Know and I Know" and working with backing artists (friends) who included Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Duane Allman, Rita Coolidge and others. After their marriage broke up, Delaney continued recording and touring. His most successful song was one he co-wrote with Leon Russell about Bonnie entitled "Superstar," which the Carpenters recorded and took to #2 on the chart.
Eartha Kitt, the legendary singer and entertainer whom Orson Welles once called "the most exciting woman in the world," died of colon cancer on December 25 at the age of 81. It is ironic that she passed away on Christmas Day, exactly 55 years after her classic hit "Santa Baby" was riding the charts in 1953. Her other big hits included "C'est Si Bon," also from that year, and "Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell" and "Lovin' Spree" from the following year. She became a major star of stage, screen and television, and the world re-discovered her in the late ‘60s when she became the third actress to portray Catwoman on the “Batman” TV show. Her illustrious career included 20 albums, two Emmy awards, and nominations for a Grammy and three Tony Awards. For more information on this wonderful lady, please visit the official Eartha Kitt website.
Dennis Yost, the lead singer of the Classics IV, died December 7 in Cincinnati at the age of 65. His group had three national top five hits: "Spooky," "Stormy" and "Traces." In 2006, while recovering at home from a major illness, he was critically injured when he fell down two flights of stairs. He suffered serious brain trauma and was in a coma for two months. Several recording artists participated in a benefit concert late last year to help defray his significant medical costs. Initial reports of his death suggest that it was unexpected and not directly related to his 2006 fall. For more information please check out the official Dennis Yost and the Classics IV website .
Odetta, the renowned folk singer and civil rights activist, passed away December 2 at a New York hospital from heart failure at the age of 77. Born Odetta Holmes in Birmingham, Alabama in 1930, she became a peer to established singers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and a role model and inspiration to up-and-coming singers including Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. She appeared in several movies and was given the National Medal of the Arts in 1999 and was a Kennedy Center honoree in 2004. In 2005 the Library of Congress presented her with its Living Legend award.
Alan Gordon, who with Garry Bonner wrote the Turtles' hits "Happy Together," "She'd Rather Be With Me," "You Know What I Mean" and "She's My Girl," died of cancer November 22 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 64. Alan and Garry also wrote the hits "Celebrate" (Three Dog Night) and "Jill" (Gary Lewis and the Playboys) and, with Charles Calello, Alan wrote Barbra Streisand's hit "My Heart Belongs To Me."
Miriam Makeba, the South African singing legend who became an international symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle, passed away November 10 shortly after performing at a concert in southern Italy. She was 76. A major Italian news agency reported that Makeba may have suffered a heart attack at the end of her concert and that she died shortly after being brought to a local private facility. Makeba, often called "Mama Africa" and "the Empress of African Song," left South Africa in 1959. She tried to return in 1960 for the funeral of her mother, but her passport was revoked and she was not allowed to enter the country. She lived in exile for 31 years in various countries before being allowed to return to South Africa in 1990 at the behest of Nelson Mandela. Her two best-known recordings were "Pata Pata," a #12 U.S. hit, and "The Click Song."
Jody Reynolds, who wrote and sang the 1958 hit "Endless Sleep," died of cancer on November 7. He was 75. Though cited by many as the first of a long line of teen "tragedy" ballads," the girl in his record did not meet a tragic fate since Reynolds sings "I saved my baby from an endless sleep." The memorable lush guitar on that recording was played by Al Casey. Original copies list "Dolores Nance" as the writer but that was a pseudonym that Reynolds created.
Nathaniel Mayer, a Detroit native who reached #22 on the national chart with his infectious 1962 recording of "Village Of Love," passed away on November 1 from complications of a brain hemorrhage he suffered in April of this year. He was 64.
Dee Dee Warwick, a soul singer who won recognition for both her solo work and her performances with her older sister Dionne Warwick, has died. Dee Dee was 63. She passed away Saturday at a nursing home in Essex County, NJ. She had been in failing health in recent months and her sister was with her when she died. She was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston.
Levi Stubbs, the charismatic lead singer of the legendary Motown group The Four Tops, passed away October 17 at his home in Detroit after a series of serious illnesses including cancer and a stroke forced him to stop performing in 2000. The Four Tops has 24 national top 40 hits, including the chart-toppers "I Can't Help Myself" and "Reach Out I'll Be There." The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990. Two of the other original members, Lawrence Payton and Renaldo "Obie" Benson, died in 1997 and 2005 respectively. The only surviving member of the group is Abdul "Duke" Fakir.
Russ Hamilton, who became the first Liverpudlian act to make the American charts when his recording of "Rainbow" became a top-ten hit in 1957, passed away in Wales October 11 at the age of 76.
Edie Adams, the legendary actress, comedienne and singer who was the widow of comedian Ernie Kovacs and the "Voice of Muriel Cigars" in their immensely-popular commercials ("why don't you pick me up and smoke me some time!"), passed away October 15 at the age of 81.
Lloyd Thaxton, an Emmy Award-winning producer and host of a popular Los Angeles TV dance show that went national in the 1960s, passed away after a short illness. He was 81. He was well-known for his comic lip-synching to rock 'n' roll songs on KCOP's "Lloyd Thaxton's Record Shop," which launched in 1959 and became a hit despite its limited budget and cardboard set. He used puppets, costumes, mime and "finger people" he drew on his thumb. He always signed off his shows by saying, "My name is Lloyd Thaxton," to which the teenage dancers would yell "So what?"
Nick Reynolds, one of the three founding members of the legendary pop-folk group The Kingston Trio, passed away October 1 after having been hospitalized for several illnesses. He was 75. The other two original members were the late Dave Guard who died in 1991 and Bob Shane. Their hits, including the chart-topping "Tom Dooley," "M.T.A.," "A Worried Man" and "The Reverend Mr. Black" are among the most loved and remembered recordings from the folk music revival of the late 50s and early 60s.
March 30, 2007
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What is a 3rd Avenue El? It's the elevated train that used to run up and down Manhattan until the mid-1950's, when it was decommissioned and turned into scrap metal. Despite this, you can still...
What is a 3rd Avenue El?
It's the elevated train that used to run up and down Manhattan until the mid-1950's, when it was decommissioned and turned into scrap metal.
Despite this, you can still experience the trip through New York City that vanished over half-a-century ago, not only from the overhead view of the train window, but through the actual neighborhoods and with the authentic people who road it daily.
A beatnik photographer with a tripod, a stumbling drunk from the old Bowery, a giddy little girl traveling with her father, and a couple on a romantic excursion help create a loose narrative.
For the soundtrack, a sprightly rendition of Haydn's Concerto in D for Harpsichord is accompanied by all of the real sounds of a metropolitan elevated subway trip. Along with it's superb photography and creative editing, a viewing of '3rd Avenue El' is like taking a ten minute vacation to a place that is no more.
GLOSSOLALIA WEDDING: Black Surmounts the Holy Brain!
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The American black surmounts by the holy brains!
Go back this ceremony to marriage and start to indicate with the language!