He is a British singer, pianist and composer and is considered to be one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century. He was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. He has sold over 250 million records, found success on Broadway and composed the music score for “Billy Elliot” the Tony award hit in 2008. His full name is Elton Hercules John and after being knighted by the Queen in 1998 could add Sir to his name. So I present the music of Sir Elton Hercules John. Elton John’s music is a special blend of pop and rock styles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
The Dave Clark Five played some really great rock. When I got to know their music and I realized how wonderfully talented they really were. One of my all time favorite songs by the Dave Clark Five is ”Bits and Pieces” which has a really nice beat to it.
Those of you who live in the U.S. probably know this American folk song “This Land Is Your Land”. It was written by Woody Guthrie, who was a folk singer and it became one of the songs most associated with him.
The murder and mayhem I was referring to here has often been the unusual subject of popular songs throughout the years. So let us separate the facts from the fiction. In the popular song “Folsom Prison Blues” Johnny Cash might have sung about shooting a man in Reno but he never did but it did make for one popular song. The song combined the elements of two popular folk styles – the train song and the prison song. It actually became one of his signature songs. In 1968 the song recorded as a live version among inmates at Folsom State Prison rose up to number one on the Country music charts.
It was a sad day when on June 28, 2003 four time Oscar winner for Best Actress Katharine Hepburn died at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut at the age of 96. I loved most of her movies since I have always been interested in the movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Angela Lansbury is an amazingly talented stage and screen actress. She was born on October 16, 1925, in London, England. All through her career, she had distinct facial features and a voice that I at least could recognize right away.