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  • Eve Volungeviciute
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Passed Down Like Folk Songs, They Will Last So Long: Ranking Tracks from Taylor Swift’s folklore

    Passed Down Like Folk Songs, They Will Last So Long: Ranking Tracks from Taylor Swift’s folklore

    It’s safe to say the current situation of the world isn’t easy for any of us. I don’t know about you, but I have always turned to creative arts as a coping mechanism, and I found that films, tv shows and music have carried me through lockdown blues. Although they can’t substitute physically being somewhere else, at least I can travel in my mind, right?
  • Rip Mitchell
    Published about 5 hours ago
    Avatar - Hunter Gatherer
  • Rita Fernandes
    Published about 5 hours ago
    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    In March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic begun its aggressive spread, artists from all around the world gathered their creative energies to respond to and deal with the new realities that dawned upon them. Asked to 'write an ensemble composition for 3 or more instruments or devices' as part of a composition module, Louis Dutton, a second year Goldsmiths University music student, completely unnecessarily coded his very own computer programme able to trace the virus' movements across the globe. Driven entirely by passion, and evidently not by the actual brief (which required little more than writing an atonal trio on Musescore), this project resulted in a fully functional programme able to musically represent the spread of the pandemic by procedurally generating notes whose pitches were dictated by geographical location. This was driven by the input of live data from the virus' latest death rate statistics. It is important to note however, that even though live data is fed into the programme, the programme purposefully exaggerates the data for dramatic effect. It is more of a projection than an accurate representation of reality (even though this would also be possible). I want to reassure you that as of August 2020 there have not yet been one million deaths worldwide! The video below is from Goldsmiths University’s Youtube channel as part of their "Pure Gold" festival.
  • Adelegan Adebowale
    Published about 7 hours ago
    DAVIDO: "A GOOD TIME" review.

    DAVIDO: "A GOOD TIME" review.

    Davido is the new sensation and talk of this generation when it comes to a lot of topics apart from the familiar entertainment scene with which he is associated with. His style, presence, bogus lifestyle and swagger puts him in the news time after time.
  • Madeline Keys
    Published a day ago
    Powerful Anti-racist Songs in 2020

    Powerful Anti-racist Songs in 2020

    Music is a powerful tool that stimulates emotions and intelligence. Music influences people of all ages and backgrounds and plays an enormous part in the lives of almost everyone. So it is no wonder due to the power of music, that artists have used their musical and songwriting talent to bring about awareness to the ongoing racial injustice that lives in America.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published a day ago
    BTS Handsome Ranking

    BTS Handsome Ranking

    Disclaimer: this list is for entertainment purposes only. SIC does not intend to demean or make less of any of the members’ talent or charisma. This is only my opinion and an opinion is not a fact. Beauty is subjective to each person and we all define beauty differently so it’s only obvious your picks will be different.
Staff Picks
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • Adelegan Adebowale
    Published about 7 hours ago
    DAVIDO: "A GOOD TIME" review.

    DAVIDO: "A GOOD TIME" review.

    Davido is the new sensation and talk of this generation when it comes to a lot of topics apart from the familiar entertainment scene with which he is associated with. His style, presence, bogus lifestyle and swagger puts him in the news time after time.
  • Cassandra Ryan
    Published 6 days ago
    A revisit to Taylor Swift's Speak Now

    A revisit to Taylor Swift's Speak Now

    Speak Now is, objectively, Taylor Swift’s first big album. Right? Right. No competition. She wrote the whole thing herself as a teenager.
  • Music You Missed
    Published 6 days ago
    Album Review: 'To Better Days' by Slaves

    Album Review: 'To Better Days' by Slaves

    In light of the brutal murder of George Floyd, the band made a statement that they will be changing their name. This is the final album under the name Slaves and is the first album with new vocalist Matt McAndrew. This album is in the point of view of all things that go wrong in someones life, and just looking for a way out. An absolute banger album with heavy chords and beats throughout. Let's dive in!
Art
  • Rita Fernandes
    Published about 5 hours ago
    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    "Geotonality": Hearing Covid-19

    In March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic begun its aggressive spread, artists from all around the world gathered their creative energies to respond to and deal with the new realities that dawned upon them. Asked to 'write an ensemble composition for 3 or more instruments or devices' as part of a composition module, Louis Dutton, a second year Goldsmiths University music student, completely unnecessarily coded his very own computer programme able to trace the virus' movements across the globe. Driven entirely by passion, and evidently not by the actual brief (which required little more than writing an atonal trio on Musescore), this project resulted in a fully functional programme able to musically represent the spread of the pandemic by procedurally generating notes whose pitches were dictated by geographical location. This was driven by the input of live data from the virus' latest death rate statistics. It is important to note however, that even though live data is fed into the programme, the programme purposefully exaggerates the data for dramatic effect. It is more of a projection than an accurate representation of reality (even though this would also be possible). I want to reassure you that as of August 2020 there have not yet been one million deaths worldwide! The video below is from Goldsmiths University’s Youtube channel as part of their "Pure Gold" festival.
  • Dynamic Beats
    Published 10 days ago
    Dynamic Beats

    Dynamic Beats

    So as I introduce myself, feel free to embrace yourself for the most boring life story ever! Jk (lol) I’ll make it quick and maybe even a little fun. But I’ve always been asked how I got “into music”....
  • Babu Rahman
    Published 3 months ago
    Different Genres Of Tamil Music
Bands
  • Mike Charlip
    Published 3 days ago
    My Musical Perspective

    My Musical Perspective

    Music is an art that people relate to, something that makes us feel, it is a form of expression that can define who you are. Some music makes you believe something, makes you think on a level you never thought you could. My love of music, is very hard to define. I love all kinds of music, on a scale that some might say is very wide. Growing up I learned very quickly people tend to latch onto the main stream music scene and don't seem to understand others likes and dislikes. I get that, because I don't understand how the top trending artists on YouTube are Cardi B, and Tekashi 6ix9ine. I don't get that because that isn't for me, 6ix9ine especially I don't know how anybody likes that person at all.
  • Jennifer Barnes
    Published 3 days ago
    Dance Music Pioneer Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey of K.C. and The Sunshine Band Releases “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” As the World Continues to Work Toward Unity

    Dance Music Pioneer Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey of K.C. and The Sunshine Band Releases “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” As the World Continues to Work Toward Unity

    The iconic K.C. and The Sunshine band continue to bring joy and hopefulness to the masses through their music with the release of “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” The popular cover song spreads an important message that is available on all streaming platforms now. Though the song has often been sung since Jacki DeShannon’s original version in 1968, the lyrics have never been needed more than the past 6 months.
  • eiidakhaleeda
    Published 8 days ago
    5 Things BTS Taught Me & Change Me Completely!

    5 Things BTS Taught Me & Change Me Completely!

    Who would have thought that being a Korean pop (k-pop) fan can change my view in life?
Celebrities
Concert
  • Eric Allen
    Published 15 days ago
    Live Aid: The Day Heard Around the World

    Live Aid: The Day Heard Around the World

    “It's twelve noon in London, seven AM in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid.”
  • Danny Fantom
    Published 24 days ago
    Nostalgia: My First Concert

    Nostalgia: My First Concert

    Nostalgia(n): a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. We feel nostalgia when something interacts with our senses and acts as a recall point for a memory bathed in the rosy glow of happiness. When we smell something that reminds us of happy times, see a visual or even hear an old song or movie associated with that memory. It is not uncommon for nostalgia to hit people at any moment during the course of your life.
  • Legend Gilchrist
    Published 2 months ago
    The Rockin' Life

    The Rockin' Life

    The Prophetess
Fact Or Fiction
  • speakersdaily
    Published 16 days ago
    What’s the Difference Between a Record Player and a Turntable?

    What’s the Difference Between a Record Player and a Turntable?

    Vinyl is back in style. That is something relatively few foreseen, however everybody can concur upon. Normally, the following thing that happened was a spike in deals of turntables and stereos. With such huge numbers of new clients consistently, there have been a few inquiries that are posed to more than others. One of them is whether there is a distinction between phonographs and turntables. On the off chance that you haven't got it yet, this will be the subject of our conversation today.
  • manuela myrtle
    Published 2 months ago
    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Still, since we rarely are exceptionally well-heeled or 'upper dog', we've drawn out more things to brag of. We've, thus, often got proud of the bizarre music genres we're into, the unheard-of facts we learn elsewhere on the internet, the weird, exotic games we play or some closed groups we accidentally got admitted to.
  • Ashley Beatty-Pernetti
    Published 3 months ago
    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    I recently came across an article titled "Music Diversity is Great, but Country Has Got to Go," and the whole thing truly irked me. It's a well-known fact that every genre isn't everyone's cup of tea and we all have the ability to publicly share those opinions. I'm not usually one to address a specific piece of writing by writing my own counterargument, but this one struck a little nerve. I'm sitting here chuckling to myself as I write this because I feel like the person who wrote this country-hating article is slightly hypocritical. And here's why.
Feature
  • Jade Kelly
    Published 20 days ago
    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess

    Jennifer Jess is an exceptionally talented independent songwriter and musician from Atlanta, GA that’s taking the world by storm with her heartfelt lyrics, strong voice, and pure passion for the music she creates. Her latest single released to Spotify and other online music retailers is titled “Me First”- an introspective, acoustic piano version with strings that is easily one of the most beautiful tracks to date. The beautiful-crafted lyrics “So I’ll strike the match and watch it burn, say goodbye or better or worse. For once in my life I put me first.” will strike a chord in your heart. I fell in love with the song due to that verse.
  • Andy Potts
    Published 2 months ago
    Durham's beautiful launderette

    Durham's beautiful launderette

    By day, the soundtrack is the throb of dryers and the roar of the spin cycle, at night, the Old Cinema Launderette dances to a different beat. The distinctive Durham venue has created a special niche for itself as one of the best bijou concert halls in the country. Quirky and intimate, it’s invited an impressive array of artists – from folksters to punks – to put on a show in front of the tumble dryers, earning rave write-ups in the national press along the way.
  • Victoria Keeley
    Published 2 months ago
    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Right, another smash hit musical that graced the stage on the Norwegian Getaway. I was completely blown away with the talent this contract. Both casts were phenomenal, from Burn to this show. I couldn't catch my breathe. For this show it is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together the famed rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
History
  • Kate O'Callaghan
    Published 7 days ago
    1920's-1930's: The Birth of Big Bands
  • Jonathan Warren
    Published 10 days ago
    The Las Vegas Thriller Villa Tour

    The Las Vegas Thriller Villa Tour

    "You have to know someone." "It's not open to the public, you have to be invited." "They send a car, they won't let you drive there." "They are more Covid careful than the CDC."
  • Lillie Superstar
    Published 12 days ago
    Second Place in Musical Decades Challenge
    The Infamously Gaudy, Glossy, and Glamorous Era of Pop Music

    The Infamously Gaudy, Glossy, and Glamorous Era of Pop Music

    It's 2009. You French kiss your middle school crush Alex for the first time while Usher's "Love in This Club" blasts from his family desktop's crappy speakers. On your walk home, you play "Fergalicious" on your hot pink iPod Shuffle. Later that night, you watch the music video for this song called "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga with your best friend. Honestly, it's pretty weird, but you like the song anyway.
How To
  • Bella Gorden
    Published 3 days ago
    Top 3 Ways to Transfer Spotify Playlist to Amazon Music

    Top 3 Ways to Transfer Spotify Playlist to Amazon Music

    If you switch from Spotify to Amazon Music, you can transfer your playlists from one streaming service to the other using one of several third-party apps available on your device. Here we’ve collected three methods to help you to transfer Spotify playlist to Amazon Music.
  • Jassika Rose
    Published 16 days ago
    Take Your Time So You Can Learn To Play Guitar

    Take Your Time So You Can Learn To Play Guitar

    Have you wondered if you have musical talent? Keep Reading to become a master at the guitar.
  • Artist Push
    Published 22 days ago
    Great Strategies to Get More Plays on SoundCloud

    Great Strategies to Get More Plays on SoundCloud

    To promote your music on Soundcloud, you have to work hard and explore every day. As a musician, you are the one who should take care of your account. Even if there are people who help you, anyway the biggest responsibility is on you. But as an artist, at first, you may not be aware of how to promote your music and get more plays. The music industry changes very fast, and it is important to be up to date. In this article, we introduce five main strategies that will help you get more plays and have a strong position on the Soundcloud.
Instruments
  • Hamish Wilkinson
    Published 8 days ago
    Drums, Music and More...

    Drums, Music and More...

    Hello, and welcome to my first story on Vocal! I'm really excited to present and show you all my passion and love for music through this new median.
  • Jassika Rose
    Published 15 days ago
    Strum Away With These Simple Guitar Tips

    Strum Away With These Simple Guitar Tips

    Many people love the guitar, whether playing air guitar, on Rock band games, or actually playing the instrument. If you want to learn guitar or wish to become a more talented player, this is the place for you.
  • Rohit Sharma
    Published about a month ago
    How to Distinguish Between Acoustic and Electric Guitars

    How to Distinguish Between Acoustic and Electric Guitars

    As it is said, music feeds our soul. And that is why we love to invest in good music and sound systems. But have you wondered how majestic musical equipment can be when it can produce so many kinds of rhythms and music at a time? We are talking about guitars here.
List
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published a day ago
    BTS Handsome Ranking

    BTS Handsome Ranking

    Disclaimer: this list is for entertainment purposes only. SIC does not intend to demean or make less of any of the members’ talent or charisma. This is only my opinion and an opinion is not a fact. Beauty is subjective to each person and we all define beauty differently so it’s only obvious your picks will be different.
  • Katie Johns
    Published 8 days ago
    Summer's End Songs

    Summer's End Songs

    Summer is my favorite season, so the close of it is often bittersweet to me for some reason. Fall doesn’t start until mid-September, but August is practically an unofficial end to summertime when you think about it. Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July are behind us. Camps, vacations, and other summer traditions might be too. Heck, we’re halfway through the year after June! Then come mid- to late July, back-to-school season kicks off with supplies on sale and classes starting. And, pre-pandemic, public pools closed after Labor Day anyways.
  • Gianluca Pignataro
    Published 11 days ago
    17 Artists and Albums you need to know about

    17 Artists and Albums you need to know about

    Man and the Echo -"Capable Man"- (Men of the moment) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DazMseVYGhU
Playlist
  • Chris Donovan
    Published 2 days ago
    Serotonin Songs

    Serotonin Songs

    Ten Songs That Will Make You Feel Happier:
  • Tatiana Sitnik
    Published 6 days ago
    Perfect summer tunes

    Perfect summer tunes

    I believe that for the most of us music is an essential part of our lives. Creating a playlist is always a serious business, when it comes to perfect summer music, there is no time to kid around.
  • Arlee Maxwell
    Published 9 days ago
    𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 🅼🆄🆂🅸🅲 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢

    𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 🅼🆄🆂🅸🅲 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚢

    𝙸𝚏 𝚒 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌, 𝚒 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚘𝚞𝚋𝚝𝚎𝚍𝚕𝚢 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎【2000s】e𝚛𝚊. 𝙵𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚢, 𝚛𝚊𝚙, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚘𝚙 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌, 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚘𝚗 𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘𝚘. 𝚃𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚍𝚊𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚛𝚊 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚙𝚞𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚌 𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚜𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚊𝚜 𝚋𝚊𝚛𝚜, 𝚌𝚕𝚞𝚋𝚜, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚎𝚍𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜. 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚊𝚒𝚍 𝚒 𝚠𝚘𝚗𝚝 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚑𝚢 𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢 𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚢 𝚒 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚛𝚊 𝚒𝚏 𝚒 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚘𝚗𝚎.
Pop Culture
  • Madeline Keys
    Published a day ago
    Powerful Anti-racist Songs in 2020

    Powerful Anti-racist Songs in 2020

    Music is a powerful tool that stimulates emotions and intelligence. Music influences people of all ages and backgrounds and plays an enormous part in the lives of almost everyone. So it is no wonder due to the power of music, that artists have used their musical and songwriting talent to bring about awareness to the ongoing racial injustice that lives in America.
  • Dan Oxendine
    Published 6 days ago
    LGBT+ Representation In Music In The 2010's

    LGBT+ Representation In Music In The 2010's

    Truthfully, I feel that the music that came out of the 2010’s was not only some of the most influential we have ever seen, but also some of the most progressive, especially when it comes to music highlighting the LGBT+ community! As part of this community, I think that if I could only choose one decade of music to listen from, it would have to be this one. But let me dive in a little deeper as to why this is THE best decade of music and why I love it so much!!
  • Kimberley Scribe
    Published 7 days ago
    Can BLACKPINK Be The Girl Group Revolution?

    Can BLACKPINK Be The Girl Group Revolution?

    For longtime fans of South Korea's cultural juggernaut and often controversial export Kpop (AKA "Hallyu", "gayo" or simply “idol music” to the country's native residents), the summer of 2016 will likely be remembered for two key events. First, the industry's unofficial passing-of-the-celebrity-torch from the genre's elder statesmen and women to its most bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and second, the subsequent treasure trove of rookie girl groups that either began their reign at the top of the charts (Stone Music's I.O.I and JYP Entertainment's Twice) or further extended their runs (SM Entertainment's Red Velvet and Source Music's Gfriend.) And as luck would have it, early August would bestow yet another gift upon the season's unusually lavish mantle when iconic record label YG Entertainment's founder and former chief executive officer Yang Hyun-suk unveiled his latest ensemble BLACKPINK.
Vintage
  • Aria Loves
    Published 6 days ago
    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    A 90s’ Baby With 50s’ Faves

    I was born in 1995, and I have a wide variety of favorite music. From the 20s to the 2000s. The music of the 50s makes me feel alive differently like I am going back in time in an era I’ve never been. Then again, who doesn’t like the classic older music? Especially jazz and rock and roll playing in the background of a movie, bars and some casinos.
  • Tiffany Linton
    Published 11 days ago
    Get Into This NOSTALGIA, Honey!

    Get Into This NOSTALGIA, Honey!

    There is nothing that makes me feel the way music makes me feel. Music is the gateway to my heart. Growing up in the Bronx from the late 90s into the early 2000s played a huge role in my musical knowledge. Every time I reminisce on my childhood, the music holds the centerpiece of my attention. I remember days when I would come home from school and my two older brothers and I had no responsibilities whatsoever. We would watch music videos all afternoon from Ashanti to TLC to Mariah Carey and Puff Daddy. When I started singing, I was around six years old and I sang Usher's Let It Burn to my mom and she smiled so hard! R&B music has been mighty tasteful to me from such an early age. Throughout my life I've always been drawn to learning more about it, especially because it is such an essential fragment of black culture. Simply growing up and hearing songs on the radio about love and relationships created an open door for me to do my research as a child. With that being said, I started singing The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and all the other phenomenal Motown acts at only eleven years old. I fell in love with the 60s and there was nothing that I wanted more than a time traveling machine. Yes, I was aware that this was a very crucial and uncertain era for people of color, but the music alone made me want to take a trip back in time. Although I have a ton of love for the 60s, I also began dabbling into the 80s/90s. What y'all know about New Jack Swing? There is something about the roughness and sensuality of the way the instruments were incorporated into the music made by Bobby Brown, Babyface, New Edition, Guy and so many more! We call that "babymaking music." I'm always told that I have an old soul, and it shows in my music choice whenever I get a hold of the aux, but it's definitely prevalent in my fashion choice too. This era makes me realize that it's so much deeper than the music. The entertainment, the fashion, and music made it worthwhile. Remember oversized hoop earrings, high waist jeans and baggy windbreakers before we starting recycling those very same pieces today? Remember films like Love Jones and Sister Act 2? Even shows like Living Single and A Different World!
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published about a month ago
    The Polish Prince of Music

    The Polish Prince of Music

    Bobby Vinton is an American pop singer and songwriter. He is of Polish heritage and in music circles he became known as “The Polish Prince”. One of his most popular songs “Blue Velvet” reached number one and became the inspiration for a movie by the same name.