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Paul McCartney Day

It’s quite easy to play your Beatles songs, and I’m sure that’s what radio stations will play. Not that their great, but theirs more songs you recorded, on your own from the 1970’s through 2016, which I’ll only play today and not just your greatest hits, but every song you wrote after The Beatles will only be played.

I wish your birthday was  during the week so I can play your music to my employees, I do it anyway, but I can make an excuse for it.

Happy Birthday from your number one fan and my second favorite performer (John Lennon will always be my favorite).

I love you for your stay as a Beatle, as a Wing, as a partner with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Rihanna, I can’t wait for you to perform with next time, for anyone that sings with you, gets me buying their complete albums from iTunes (that’s why I like Rihanna), so keep playing music until the day before you die (I want you to have some time for your retirement), and make your fans happy !!!

Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

June 18, 1942 (74)

It’s hard to find anyone not knowing who you are. It’s also hard to find someone that doesn’t like your music.

You record with The Beatles, The Wings, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and you went solo as well. You write songs for other performers and Yesterday is still the most recorded song in history. You don’t deserve a day, you deserve a week or a month. I can’t begin to describe how you meant to me since 1973 until now and with all your songs, how can I play them all today, when theirs so many of them to listen to.

Your a legend in your lifetime, for you given us joy, laugher and love in your songs, and this post doesn’t give you justice to your talents and career. No one can match  your long recording career, and your songs hitting number one, nor hitting The Top 20 Hit List. I could go on and on, but what’s the point, everyone knows this and I’m already listening to your music and I’m sure if someone is reading my post, is also and wants to know more about you, then my rambling on my post, so I just want to say, ” Happy Birthday to you and many more to come !!!

 

The Supremes 1974/1976

The Supremes were not the only band in Motown, but they were the best. Even though their was new members in the band, the reputation of The Supremes was still intact.

Diana Ross sign up with Motown, so Barry Gordy giving her the best songs and didn’t bother to help The Supremes with their songs.

Lynda Laurence went to her friend Stevie Wonder and ask him to write a song for The Supremes. The song was bad Weather and it looked like Bad Weather was going to hit The Supremes.

The Supremes hadn’t made a studio LP in two years, and when they did, both Jean Terrell and Lynda Laurence left the band.

Cindy Birdsong came back and Scherrie Payne became the new member of The Supremes. With this reunion of Cindy Birdsong and the new comer Scherrie Payne would The Supremes continue as before, well new people, means new sound and style, so they maybe hope after all !!!

The Supremes 1972/1974

The Supremes were still making LP’s and doing concerts, but their wasn’t any hit songs.

Cindy Birdsong left in 1973 to start a family, and their wasn’t much reason to stay. However, Berry Gordy had hoped that they would have a hit song, so Mary Wilson replaced Cindy birdsong with Lynda Laurence.

When Frank Wilson left Motown, Smokey Robinson took his place and tried to make The Supremes sound like in the early years. He put the only person that stayed from the beginning, as the lead singer and Mary Wilson sang Floy Joy, which was their last hit in The Top 20 List.

However, The Supremes were of the 1960’s and a new generation were listening to new preformers, with new sounds and younger singers.

New R&B group was on labels that wasn’t on Motown, which was, weakening Motown. So if The Supremes fail to make hit songs, then Motown may do the same !!!

The Supremes 1970/1972

Supremes were making LP’s, but it was like starting over. Their was only one member of The Supremes left, Mary Wilson, so you would think she was the lead singer, but it was never meant to be. Jean Terrell took Diana Ross’s place, however times have changed and a new generation was ready for new music, which The Supremes wasn’t giving. Berry Gordy was hoping The Supremes would make hits after hits, but the 1970’s was a new ball game and Motown has to change with the times, or become an Oldie Music Company (which I love to listen to), so The Supremes, and all the performers must change their style, if they want to continue in the new decade, of 1970’s !!!

The Supremes 1968/1970

It was Diana Ross’s turn to leave and their was much gossip about it. It was the last time they be on The Ed Sullivan Show, with a hit song it’s also the last time they ever meet again. By the fact that Diana Ross left The Supremes and Motown, it ended the 1960’s Motown and gave birth to a new Motown for the 1970’s.

Its a shame Diana Ross left, but The Supremes continue into the 1970’s without her, but it wasn’t the same.

What did The Supremes do in the 1970’s, well that’s for next for what I’ll be texting in The Supremes 1970/1972 post !!!

The Cincinnati Pops & Erich Kunzel

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra is a pops orchestra based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, founded in 1977 out of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Its members are also the members of the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Pops is managed by the same administration. Erich Kunzel, the Pops’ founding conductor, continued to lead the Pops until his death in 2009.

In 1965, maestro Max Rudolf invited Erich Kunzel, a young conductor on the faculty of Brown University, to join the Cincinnati Symphony. That October, Kunzel, a Dartmouth graduate and assistant to French conductor Pierre Monteux, conducted his first “8 O’Clock” Pops concert. Over the next four decades, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra regularly performed for packed houses in Cincinnati’s Music Hall and established worldwide recognition through tours and critically acclaimed, best-selling recordings on the Telarc label.

An estimated 30 million people have viewed eight national telecasts of the Cincinnati Pops on PBS, and the Orchestra has more than 100 available recordings, 56 of which have appeared on the Billboard charts, a record unmatched by any other orchestra, and sales of over 10 million units. The Pops’ Copland: Music of America won a 1998 Grammy Award, and four other Pops recordings have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

In May 2008, the Pops received an invitation to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the only American orchestra to play the opening weekend.

After Kunzel’s death on September 1, 2009, John Morris Russell was named in December 2010 as the new director of the Pops, effective September 1, 2011.

U2

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U2 performing at Madison Square Garden in November 2005, from left to right: The Edge; Larry Mullen, Jr. (drumming); Bono; Adam Clayton
Background information
Also known as
Feedback (1976-77)
The Hype (1977-78)
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Rock, alternative rock, post-punk
Years active 1976–present
Labels Island, Interscope, Mercury
Associated acts Passengers
Website u2.com
Members
Bono
The Edge
Adam Clayton
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Past members See members section
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

The band formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, U2 had become a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”. Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late 1980s, U2 reinvented themselves with their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; they integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. They embraced similar experimentation for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour of 2009–2011 is the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and, in 2005, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, War Child and the Edge’s Music Rising.

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Gallery (Band)

Gallery was a 1970s American soft rock band, formed in Detroit, Michigan, United States, by Jim Gold. While Gallery did record a number of songs, they are most famous for their early- to mid-1972 hit single, “Nice to Be with You”, written by Gold. The song was arranged and produced by Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore and released by Sussex Records. Sales of one million copies of that single earned the band a gold record. The song reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and remained in the Hot 100 for 22 weeks, tying with War’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness” for most weeks on that chart during the calendar year 1972. Billboard ranked it as the No. 14 song for 1972.

Gallery followed up in late 1972 with a cover of Mac Davis’ “I Believe in Music,” which charted moderately well at number 22. They also toured across the South Pacific.

In early 1973 Gallery’s third and last Hot 100 hit, Tom Lazaros’ “Big City Miss Ruth Ann,” reached #23 on the Hot 100 and #7 on WCFL. A year later, “Love Every Little Thing About You” did not chart, and Gallery disbanded.

The Beatles 2002/2004

I’m disappointed with Paul McCartney, because he wrote a song about John Lennon when he died, but nothing for George Harrison.

I know Ringo Starr doesn’t have the the talent of writing songs like the others, but he could have done something, so I’m disappointed in him as well.

The Beatles are dead Rest In Peace !!!

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