Blood, Sweat & Tears is an American group known for playing contemporary jazz-rock from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. They recorded songs which were written by well-known rock and folk songwriters such as James Taylor and Billie Holiday. They came together in 1967 in New York City and made a mix of music which included rock, blues, pop, horn arrangements, and improvised jazz.
It was with sadness that I read of the passing of Omar Sharif on July 10, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. The actor came into this world as Michel Demitri Chalhoub. He first came to my attention in the movie Dr. Zhivago with his dark good looks and smoldering eyes. Even though the movie was rather heavy with scenes from the Russian Revolution it had that special kind of romance that turned male stars into symbols of romance for women everywhere. I believe this movie did what Gone With the Wind had done so many years earlier for Clark Gable who played Rhett Butler. Suddenly women all over the world were looking for their own Rhett Butler or Yuri Zhivago and would sigh over these two actors. It is ironic to think that the actor died of a heart attack just as in his role of Yuri Zhivago, we see Zhivago clutch at his heart and collapse on the street toward the end of the movie.
The Supremes was an American female singing group that came out with lots of memorable hits. They were at the top of the acts with Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes had a likable and bouncy sound and had 12 number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes originally began as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan back in 1951. In the mid-1960s when they were on top, the Supremes actually rivaled The Beatles for popularity around the globe. It was their great success which paved the way for future R&B and soul musicians to gain popularity.
Back in the mid-1960s, a popular duo on the music scene was The Righteous Brothers. What was interesting about them was that they were not really brothers they were Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield both born in 1941. They had a great singing style and one of their well-known songs was “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”from 1966.
French cuisine is so diverse that you would have to divide it up per region to understand all that you could gastronomically enjoy in the country. Of course, when someone mentions France most people first think of the capital Paris. So let us take a look at some of the food that you absolutely must try in the city.
Like being born under a lucky star, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel discovered that they had the talent to harmonize as early as the sixth grade. At that time, they lived and played in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City. When they became a duo, they wove their magic creating incredible melodies and songs in the late 1960s and early 1970s.