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The Beatles 1984/1986

From the three remaining Beatles, nothing was released. Only John Lennon’s CDs were released by Yoko Ono, but other than that these two years were quite !!!

The Beatles 1982/1984

In 1982-1984, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr was in a film called Welcome To Board Street, with the songs of the same name, and that was all that happened.

Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr did lest and lest as time went on, which means that I can get started with another 1960’s performer, very soon.

Min not giving up on The Beatles solo careers, it’s just theirs not much to text about from here on out and maybe I should end this without continue to the next two years.

I’ll try try someone soon, but until then, I might do one more !!!

The Beatles 1980/1982

These two years were the  toughest for us Beatlemanlans, but five LP’s were released and the first one was George Harrison’s Somewh In England with his hit song All Those Years Ago that was about his feelings for The Late John Lennon. Also Paul McCartney was on bass and Ringo Starr was on drums, it can be considered as a Beatles songs, for not all Beatle songs had all four of them recorded on it.


Yoko Ono had her LP next Season Of Glasses which has bloody glasses that John Lennon had wore, on a table. Her songs were of anger and hatered for what had happened, which is understandable, for theirs times I wanted to show my anger here, but after I wrote it, my anger went away and I didn’t post it, but we express it differently.


 

Paul McCartney wrote a song on his LP Flowers In The Dirt about his friend John Lennon, but it wasn’t a hit and it wasn’t about anger, it was about him writing a song as if John Lennon was right there with him and what he might say to him.


 

Ringo Starr’s LP Stop And Smell The Roses was going to have a song that John Lennon wrote, Life Begins At Forty, and that John Lennon was going to be on it as well, but was taken off, because it appropriate because of what had happened.


Yoko Ono released Milk And Honey, which was their next LP together and more albums soon to follow.


It’s ashamed for what had happened, but all four of them had closer and were of John Lennon that in away got them together and once again talk of The Beatles getting back together was possible and was rumors of another album in the works, but was that wishful thinking, or fact, only time can tell !!!

 

 

The Beatles 1978/1980

This would be the last time all Four ExBeatles would have a chance to be together. Although, they’re friendship hasn’t changed since the earlier days of The Beatles, John Lennon would be shot and killed by December 9,1980 and then the hope of a reunion will never be.

Even though Double Fantasy was the first album in five years, their was enough for another one and then the talent was gone by a insane man that thought he could replace John Lennon and get The Beatles back together.

Paul McCartney was miss quoted (like the press has done so many times before), that he’s tired of John Lennon and that their not in good terms with each other. Paul McCartney ment, was he was tired of the press about the death of John Lennon, which makes better sense, for I was tired of the press as well (back then and now).


 

Paul  McCartney broke up his band The Wings, in 1979 and made his first solo album since 1970, in 1980 with McCartney II and had a hit with Coming Up.


 

George Harrison in 1979 released his album George Harrison and his hit song was Blow Away.


 

Ringo Starr was in a film, Caveman, were he met his future wife Barbra Bach.

 


 

 

It was truly the end of The Beatles and the three remaining ex Beatles would only appear once for The Anthology special  anthology anthology anthology, which went on to be on VHS and DVD, and the three double CD were in stores, but once George Harrison died, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed on a music awards show and made one CD together and that’s what was the most recent  collaboration that we will have of The Beatles and that may be it for my favorite RocknRoll band.

I wish their was more to text, but The End is always a sad one !!!

The Beatles 1976/1978

John Lennon is still a househusband, Paul McCartney is still touring With A Little Luck, George Harrison is still recording and living in a CrackerboxPalace and Ringo Starr is still a Bad Boy with his album !!!

The Beatles 1974/1976

John Lennon win American citizenship and Yoko Ono gave birth to Sean Ono Lennon, that’s when he decided to retire and be the househusband for Yoko and Sean.

Paul McCartney went on tour through America and released a triple LP of live music in Wings Over America, which has songs from his Wings At A Speed Of Sound album and more.

George Harrison left Capitol Records to Warner Bros. His albums were less religious and more mainstream, since then.

Ringo Starr wasn’t in the charts, so he became an actor instead and played on other performers LP’s

The Beatles were drifting apart and Saturday Night Live’s producter tried to get all four on his show and failed !!!

Sylvester

Birth name Sylvester James, Jr.
Born September 6, 1947
Watts, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died December 16, 1988 (aged 41)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres
Dance Hi-NRG R&B disco soul funk
Occupations
Singer-songwriter composer record producer
Instruments
Vocals keyboards piano
Years active 1972–1987
Labels
Blue Thumb Fantasy Megatone
Associated acts
The Cockettes The Hot Band The Weather Girls Jeanie Tracy
Website http://www.officialsylvester.com/
For the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri see: Sly James
Sylvester James, Jr. (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), who used the stage name of Sylvester, was an American singer-songwriter. Primarily active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul, he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance and falsetto singing voice.

Born in Watts, Los Angeles to a middle-class African-American family, Sylvester developed a love of singing through the gospel choir of his Pentecostal church. Leaving the church after the congregation expressed disapproval of his homosexuality, he found friendship among a group of black cross-dressers and transgender women who called themselves The Disquotays. Moving to San Francisco in 1970 at the age of 22, Sylvester embraced the counterculture and joined avant-garde drag troupe The Cockettes, producing solo segments of their shows which were heavily influenced by female blues and jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker. During the Cockettes’ critically panned tour of New York City, Sylvester left them to pursue his career elsewhere. He came to front Sylvester and his Hot Band, a rock act that released two commercially unsuccessful albums on Blue Thumb Records in 1973 before disbanding.

Focusing on a solo career, Sylvester signed a recording contract with Harvey Fuqua of Fantasy Records and obtained three new backing singers in the form of Martha Wash, Izora Rhodes – the “Two Tons O’ Fun” – and Jeanie Tracy. His first solo album, Sylvester (1977), was a moderate success. This was followed with the acclaimed disco album Step II (1978), which spawned the singles “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” and “Dance (Disco Heat)”, both of which were hits in the U.S. and Europe. Distancing himself from the disco genre, he recorded four more albums – including a live album – with Fantasy Records. After leaving the latter un-amicably, he signed to Megatone Records, the dance-oriented label founded by friend and collaborator Patrick Cowley, where he recorded four more albums, including the Cowley penned hit Hi-NRG track “Do Ya Wanna Funk.” An activist who campaigned against the spread of HIV/AIDS, Sylvester died from complications arising from the virus in 1988, leaving all future royalties from his work to San Francisco-based HIV/AIDS charities.

During the late 1970s, Sylvester gained the moniker of the “Queen of Disco” and during his life he gained particular recognition in San Francisco, where he was awarded the key to the city. In 2005, he was posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame, while his life has been recorded in a biography and made the subject of a documentary and a musical.

The Beatles 1972/1974

John Lennon was angry with Paul McCarney, for leaving The Beatles, however, by 1973 all four were friends again and were thinking of joining back as The Beatles. Yoko ono, who kicked John Lennon out of their home, stopped that from coming to be a reality. Besides, John Lennon was being departed from the country that he loves. The US government didn’t want anyone with a criminal record in the country.

Paul McCarney been touring with his group The Wings. Wrote and recorded a song for you James Bond’s Live And Let Die. In the 1970’s, Paul McCarney made hits after hits and would have been famous without being a Beatle in the first place. He wrote and recorded more songs that became hits, With The Beatles and with The Wings than anyone else in music history.

George Harrison spread his religion to his fans with his music.  Concert For Bangladesh for  United way with his friends. He wrote and recorded My Sweet Lord and What is Life which is on That album and on All Things Must Pass. He wrote and recorded Give Me Love (Peace On Earth), which has John Lennon’s peace message and Paul McCarney’s love songs as his inspiration.

All three were together with Ringo Starr on his album Ringo, which started rumors of them getting back together, which would have happened if not for Yoko Ono. She didn’t want to lose control over John Lennon, so she stopped that before it could begin.

Imagine what would have happened if The Beatles continue in the 1970’s, what hits songs and albums could be done. What could have been is lose to the world and we may never know what treasures it would have been.

How close it might have happened, I would have changed my website to 60s70srocknroll.com, for it was The Beatles that inspired me to do this website in the first place. Even though I texted about other decades, it’s The Beatles that made me the way I am !!!

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Al performing live in 2010
Background information
Birth name Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Born October 23, 1959 (age 56)
Downey, California, U.S.
Origin Lynwood, California
Genres
Parody comedy polka
Occupations
Singer songwriter parodist record producer satirist actor music video director film producer author
Instruments
Vocals accordion keyboards theremin
Years active 1976–present
Labels
Rock ‘n Roll Records Capitol Placebo TK Scotti Brothers Volcano RCA
Associated acts Dr. Demento, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
Website weirdal.com
Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (/ˈjæŋkəvɪk/ yang-kə-vik; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion.

Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards and a further 11 nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Weird Al’s first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single (“White & Nerdy”) were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first number-one album during its debut week.

Weird Al’s success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song’s original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, The Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. With the decline of music television and the onset of social media, Weird Al used YouTube and other video sites to publish his videos; this strategy proved integral helping to boost sales of his later albums including Mandatory Fun. Weird Al has stated that he may forgo traditional albums in favor of timely releases of singles and EPs following on this success.

In addition to recording his albums, Weird Al wrote and starred in the film UHF (1989) and The Weird Al Show (1997). He has also made guest appearances and voice acting roles on many television shows and video web content, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV.[1] He has also written two children’s books, When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me!

Carol Douglas

Carol Douglas (born April 7, 1948) is an American singer whose hit “Doctor’s Orders” (1974) was a pioneer track

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