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Hot Chocolate Band

Hot Chocolate Band
Origin West Hampstead, London, England
Genres
Funk pop disco R&B
Years active
1968–1986 1988 1992–present
Labels
Rak EMI MCA Apple
Associated acts Errol Brown
Website www.hot-chocolate.co.uk
Members Harvey Hinsley
Patrick Olive
Tony Connor
Steve Beast
Andy Smith
Kennie Simon
Past members Errol Brown
Larry Ferguson
Tony Wilson
Ian King
Franklyn DeAllie
Greg Bannis
Willy Dowling
Steve Matthews
Hot Chocolate are a British soul band popular during the 1970s and 1980s, formed by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson. The act had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984, and their song “You Sexy Thing” made the Top 10 in three decades.

The Beatles 1964/1966

Once the the preformers of the 1950’s left the music industry for one reason or another, PR men, thought that they knew what the teenagers want in music, so that’s when Girl Groups and Teenage Idols became to be. However, when The Beatles came to The USA, they blew those two kinds of music, out of the way.

Even though The Rock’N’Roll preformers of the 1950’s, had long hair, stacking their hips, the press labeled The Beatles as though they invented it.

The Beatles were called fags, just because they had long hair. Of course, the reporters have printed it, in newspapers and magazines, that no Beatles’ fans read.

Every press conference with The Beatles, reporters asked the same thing over and over again

  1. Now that the bubble broke, what are you going to do ???(most times its asked several times).
  2. What do you think of Vietnam War ???(reporters thought if they can get a celebrity to say anything negative about the war, they can either report it, like they should, or if the feedback comes in a negative way, the press can blame it on the celebrities that’s against it, win, win for the press)
  3. Is that your real hair ???(since the press has never experienced anything like The Beatles, they can’t think of anything to asked)
  4. Did you really write your own songs ???(seeing that only Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins [that were white], wrote their own songs, the press was amazed to know that The Beatles wrote most their songs)

For John Lennon;

  1. Did you really write your book on your own ???(the press can’t imagine anyone that young, can have that much talent)

For 1964-1965, the press couldn’t touch The Beatles at all, but in 1966, when John Lennon was miss quoted as saying The Beatles are better than Jesus, the press had a field day in reporting on lies after lies, just to sell newspapers and get ratings on TV and radio stations.

By the end of 1966, The Beatles had death threats, and having everything with their name on it banned from stores in The South (The North blew it off), and ministers shouted out hated The Beatles, on something they were misquoted.

The press build up The Beatles in 1964-1965, but tare down The Beatles, sometime that has been going on with every celebrity in the 1940’s and 1950’s and has gone even today. The press hasn’t learned anything from it and I guess they never will !!!

Heavy Metal

Stylistic origins
Blues rock psychedelic rock
Cultural origins Late 1960s, United Kingdom and United States
Typical instruments
Electric guitar bass guitar drums vocals
Derivative forms Grunge
Subgenres
Avant-garde metal extreme metal black metal death metal doom metal thrash metal glam metal groove metal power metal speed metal traditional heavy metal
(complete list)
Fusion genres
Alternative metal (funk metal nu metal rap metal) Christian metal crust punk drone metal folk metal gothic metal grindcore industrial metal metalcore neoclassical metal post-metal progressive metal sludge metal stoner rock symphonic metal Viking metal
Regional scenes
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Other topics
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2016 in heavy metal music
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo.

The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often derided by critics, a status common throughout the history of the genre. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre’s evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Beginning in the late 1970s, bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden and Saxon followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal fans became known as “metalheads” or “headbangers”.

During the 1980s, glam metal became a commercial force with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Poison. Underground scenes produced an array of more aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, while other extreme subgenres of metal such as death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the mid-1990s popular styles have further expanded the definition of the genre. These include groove metal (with bands such as Pantera) and nu metal (with bands such as Slipknot, Korn and Linkin Park), the latter of which often incorporates elements of grunge and hip hop.

Phil Spector, Don Krisner And Berry Gordy

Tthose three made Girl Groups, Bubble Gum Music and R&B to the preteens and adults listening to safe and wholesome music, that wasn’t full of political views that was coming in a few years from now (1964-2015).

Phil Spector, produced Girl Groups records one after another and the Girl Groups was out numbered and forgettable. I could lay here all day talking about the songs, but since the Girl Groups were being switch around too many times with each girl going from one group to another and that most just made a couple of hits, they break up and never see them again. If you like the songs, try to look for a greatest hits Or The Wall Of Sound CD and you will get the best and most times, the only songs of the Girl Groups that you like.

Don Krisner I already texted about him, but I’ll go in detail this time. Don Krisner was a controlling freak. Don Krisner would pick out the songs, their clothes (everyone must look a like), the name of the group and sometimes the singers name. It’s as though he wants to sing the songs himself. He produced every recording, told them how to sing. If it wasn’t done his way, then out goes that group or singer. Even though what he did wasn’t good for the singers, he made a great recording.

Berry Gordy I waited for last, because he’s the best. I never had dessert before a meal and Berry Gordy is definitely dessert. Berry Gordy took R&B groups and turn them into superstars. He did what the other two did, but he wanted staying power for the once he signed up with. Each album from LP’s, CD’s and iTunes are still being played today. Berry Gordy did change their names and copyright each one (I’ll tell you more later), he changed the lead singer of the group (same people in the group, just which who was lead singer) and now those groups and singers are famous with several greatest hits albums to prove it.

Each one of these producers is still talked about and only Motown is still standing. No producer today can match these three on a bad day, so better not try. They maybe on top for three months at a time, but time will tell that they could never come as close to these three, even on a good day. So these are American best producers and only one British producer has out done them all, but I’m getting ahead of myself, I’ll get in more detail when my favorite Rock’N’Roll group comes to The USA !!!

Phil Spector

The Wall Of Sound was considered genius work by Phil Spector. The trouble was he was too scared to try something else that all of his producing was the same. Even when he was called to do The Beatles Let It Be album, it sounded like his Girl Groups sound. Now he doesn’t try to produce and his Wall Of Sound is dated. It’s a shame that he didn’t try other ways to produce, for everyone that has tried other things have improved and succeed more they before. If The Beatles had only wrote songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand, then they might have been over shadowed by others. If you stay the same, you’ll never grow in your talent and be left behind and forgotten. This generation doesn’t listen to Girl Groups of the past, so he will be forgotten when my generation is no longer around !!!

Liverpool

your probably are wondering what is Skiffle Music is and what is a Teddyboy is. Well that shouldn’t bother us, for that’s about of the 1950’s and I’m sure you’re aware that my website is about the 1960’s and you wouldn’t want to know that. Am I right with texting you that. This site has been open since 12-11-2015 and what have I text about is the 1950’s. If you think I’ll be texting you about the 1950’s after this month, then guess again. Although I still have to text you About the title of this blog first.

Teddyboy are someone that has a leather jacket and try to act like James Dean and lives in Liverpool England. Liverpool was once a very busy and important sea port, but after WWII Liverpool wasn’t needed for ships to dock there. Everyone grew up knowing that they’ll have jobs in factories and that their wasn’t much to hope for in their future. When a ship does dock, sailors would sell American Rock’N’Roll LP’s and Teddyboys would buy them, or steal them.

Some of the Teddyboys wanted to play music, but didn’t have the money to buy music instruments, so they made their own. Some made to look like a guitar, where others had a washboard to play on. John Lennon’s mom, taught him how to play banjo. So when The Skiffle Music began everyone had an unusual musical instrument play with.

John Lennon was happy, until an off duty drunken police officer actually hit his mom and she died. Since then, John Lennon never trusted police officers again. After that, he was a Teddyboy with an attitude. He started his band called The Quarrymen, which was named after his school, which is funny because he barely goes there. He started with five other guys and like other Skiffle Groups, played at dances, weddings and anywhere they can for little or no pay of money. At one point, their was over 2,000 Skiffle Groups, but all of them knew that wants the Skiffle Music was over, their be going back to school or in a factory. At least for a while they had dreams of singing in a band and playing American Rock’N’Roll Music with Skiffle Instruments !!!

George Martin; The Fifth Beatle

When Brian Epstein went to EMI the PR man thought The Beatles were great, but wasn’t sure what to with them, so they asked someone that never did any pop music. George Martin produced Classical Music, but he had to produce The Beatles and the first song they sing was How Do You Do It and Love Me Do.

The Beatles and George Martin wanted a change, The Beatles did not want the song How Do You Do It to be released, because they thought it was too cutesy for them And wanted to record their own songs and George Martin didn’t think Pete Best was good enough to record with The Beatles, so he thought Pete Best can be in the public eye, but when The Beatles record, he’ll find someone else.

The song How Do You Do It, wasn’t released until The Anthology 1 came out and Pete Best was out of The Beatles. Pete Best never really fit with The Beatles, for he had different haircut and after they played, Pete never hangout with them, so John Lennon, Paul McCarney and George Harrison wanted him out, but didn’t have the guts to tell him John Lennon asked Brian Epstein to tell him. At the same time Brian telling Pete he’s no longer a Beatle, John Paul and George was asking Ringo Starr to join.

The first recording of Love Me Do had Pete Best as drummer, so George Martin picked a hired drummer to play in the studio, but The Beatles came in with Ringo Starr. The second recording had Andy White as drummer and Ringo Starr playing the tambourine, the third and last recording of Love Me Do was with Ringo Starr as drummer. From here on in The Beatles are John Lennon, Paul McCarney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Since George Martin never produced Rock’N’Roll, he didn’t know who should be the lead singer, so he allowed them to choose for themselves. The Beatles are the only band, in music history, that has four lead singers !!!

Bubble Gum Music

Bubble Gum Music is hard to describe, for theirs different layers and different people trying to explain the one kind of music that never got any respect from music critics and not even record companies are willing to release any one singer at all. Only greatest hits and nothing else and rarely do they make that.

Bubble Gum Music was geared to preteen girls, but it also was made up groups and solo acts.

If you listen to the songs, theirs sexual over tones like the song Yummy Yummy Yummy by The Ohio Express. Theirs a line which says Yummy Yummy Yummy Your Love Is In My Tummy. What is it that’s in his stomach and how did it get there. We listen to the rewind songs of The Beatles, but we never thought about Bubble Gum Music and what it’s saying to preteens. If you don’t know what’s in his stomach, then let me give you a clue to their love making and try to think dirty and what two people can do in bed with each other and body fluids. That’s just one and there’s a lot more, like I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family. Theirs a line which says Believe Me I Want To Make You Happy. If You Say Go Away I Will, But Better Still I Better Still Stay Around And Love You. Do You Think I Have A Case, Let Me Ask You To Your Place. Doesn’t that sound like a staker to you ???

that song is still being played on The Partridge Family TV show.

Now that you know about the songs, now let’s text about the groups.

After all the great Rock’N’Roll singers of the 1950’s (1956-1957) were gone record companies would sign up a group and take what was good about them and throw away the bad. Their try to get the lead singer and get rid of the group some times the record companies would keep the group on tour and have another group recording LP’s, as was The Ohio Express was treated that way.

The Monkees, started as a TV version of The Beatles. The Monkees started out that was, but when all four of The Monkees started writing their own music, then they no longer was apart of the Bubble Gum Music. Don Krisner couldn’t take control of them any longer, but had success with a cartoon TV show called The Archies and if he didn’t like one or two people, or they quit on their own, Don Krisner can replace them, because no one has ever seen their face. The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch both made LP’s but wasn’t a real group at all. Bubble Gum Music was a sham at best. I enjoy the music, but there really wasn’t a group, nor would I ever let children listen to it until I listen to it first. Bubble Gum Music continue to this day and you can hear them, when theirs no music for dancing

One thing about Bubble Gum Music, once you hear it, it’s hard to get it out of your mind.

Did I say that I don’t like the year 1960, well if I hadn’t, then this is why I’m looking forward to get into real music and this isn’t it.

Now that I’m older, I’m being to enjoy Bubble Gum Music, which proves that I’m insane and need to be put away in a rubber room. Just let me be with Bubble Gum Music and the other inmates !!!

LOL

Berry Gordy And The Supremes

I believe theirs a difference between musical groups and singing groups. A musical groups play their own instruments (guitars, drums and pianos) and singing groups, just sings. I prefer musical groups, because they use their own style and when they on the road, it’s them that’s playing and not another band with them. It’s just a preference and nothing that affects the music, except if it’s like The Doors when Jim Morrison changes the lyrics on every concert and stops the song to make a speech. The other members understands him, but another band, wouldn’t know when to stop and when to begin, but as I texted it’s just my preference and it means nothing if you like singing groups better. I’m just texting you this, because Motown has singing groups and Berry Gordy has complete control over his singing groups.

Berry Gordy took The Primettes and changed it The Supremes without their say so. When Florence Ballard left, Berry Gordy picked Cindy Birdsong to replace her and when Diana Ross left he choose Jean Terrell. That to me makes The Supremes a fake group, because when The Rolling Stones and The Who had to replace someone, the band choose it’s new member and not anyone else.

I believe that Berry Gordy shouldn’t named the Diane Ross And The Supremes, he should have named them Berry Gordy And The Supremes for he was controlled and he choose everything for them and that’s not a group, that’s just a made up dream that is called The Supremes !!!

Before The Voice

It seems that reality TV has gone too far. The winners from the TV show The Voice, I’m sure that when they win, their be people signing them up and making hit singles and nothing would stop them from making it big.

If you notice that isn’t true, for where are the winners in the Top Ten ???

What happened to all the reality TV shows that had people winning the season and getting nothing in return. Those shows have been off the air.

Do do you remember TV shows like America Has Talent, it’s off the air just like Dick Clark And Ed McMan’s Amateur Hour, The Gong Show and more.

Carry Underwood is the exception, but do you remember The Unknown Comic, he win on The Gong Show and he had his 15 minutes of fame, but once he took the paper lunch bag off his head and everyone knew who he was, he dispersed over night.

Mad I texted, Carry Underwood is the only one person that became famous and is making CD’s in Country And Western and I hope she stays on top, but other contest winners haven’t had the talent to go beyond the scope of the TV show.

I also texted about TV shows of the seventies, with The Gong Show and eighties with Dick Clark And Ed McMan’s Talent Hour, there was talent TV shows in the fifties, but the 1960’s all there was is The Ed Sullivan Show and everyone already had a record contract an 45’s on the charts, so why do we have to be so mystified by talent shows that the winner gets nothing but dreams and empty promises, when it’s the talent of the singer and group that makes it on top and not a TV contest show.

Did The Rolling Stones, The Who,The Doors, Pink Floyd, or even The Beach Boys join a music contest, no they did not and their music is still being played today, I rest my case !!!

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