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The Beatles 1998/2000

Every performer and every musical group has a greatest hits album, many times over, but The Beatles never had one. I know that The Red Album and The Blue Album is supposed to be that, but it really wasn’t. Not until 1 came out was there an official greatest hits CD of The Beatles, I wonder why it took so long to be made, but I’m not complaining because it’s great and I’m happy to have it !!!

The Beatles 1996/1998

I’m so happy that two more double CD’s of The Beatles Anthology came out as well as the video version of The Beatles Anthology. I bought them all, before anyone else that I knew got it.

John Lennon Anthology came out in 1997, but I’m waiting for the other three Anthologies to come out, I wish it was soon !!!

The Beatles 1994/1996

1994

Theirs been rumors that their be a new Beatles album with new music by all four Beatles, including The Late John Lennon and everyone was waiting for its release. Time went by and no word about its release date. Then a new Beatles album came out, but wasn’t what the hype was about. The Beatles Live At The BBC was a disappointment to what we hoped to have new music from The Beatles.

The Beatles Live At The BBC was great for me. I just went in the CD store and bought it and I wouldn’t care if I had to come back for the case that it came in. I played it until my ears bleed out over and over again. I listened to the lnterview and the songs, until I can recite it note for note on the double CD, and I didn’t care what people think of me. I know I’m crazy, so why stick around and hear their remarks about me.

I live near a college frathouse, and at night they’d be playing Rap Music and drinking. Neighbors would complain, but I don’t. I got something better, each night I would play Grace Jones and Yoko Ono and the frathouse couldn’t hear their music.

Can they complain or call the police (that would be funny), no they have to lower their music and wait for me to do the same, which if their blessed, it be for another hour I want to listen to Weird Al Yankovic, Spike Jones, Latoya Jackson, just to name a few before I stop. It’s hard to find anything that can top me and seeing that I own their house, it wouldn’t be good to try it. However playing The Beatles Live At The BBC over and over and over again without stopping, might be too much for them, or maybe they were quite for a week or two, just to listen to it as well. The neighbors thanked me, but my tenants moved out, and I wonder why !!!

 

1995

Now the album that everyone was waiting for The Beatles Anthology 1 album with a new Beatles song, mainly written by John Lennon. This double CD was all I ever wished to have that year and I weared it down and I’m glad that I still have it and I hope the second one will come out soon !!!

The Beatles 1992/1994

The song Love Me Do is thirty years old and I have the 12″45 to prove it. On the 12″45 is the first time all three release recordings have been on one package plus an interview with Pete Best and Alan White  discussing the song together. Don’t you wish you were me and have this out of print 12″45 ???

The Georgia Satellites

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Keith and the Satellites (1980-1982)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Southern rock, country rock, boogie rock
Years active 1980-84, 1985-90, 1993-Present
Labels Elektra
Members Rick Richards
Bruce Smith
Fred McNeal
Todd Johnston
Past members Dan Baird
Rick Price
Kenny Head
Keith Christopher
Joey Huffman
David Michaelson
Dave Hewitt
Randy Delay
Mauro Magellan
Billy Pitts
The Georgia Satellites are a Southern rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. They are best known for their 1986 top five hit single “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”.

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The Beatles 1990/1992

Paul McCartney released Unplugged which has him singing his songs as a Beatle, as his solo career and some songs he grew up listening to.

Massachusetts the years keep going, less and less music is being produced by the former Beatles, which is getting heard to text about anything about their music.

The Four Lads From Liverpool, that changed the world forever, in the 1960’s, has been changed to nothing, in the 1990’s.

What has happened to the music of the 1960’s, it appears that it has disappeared in the 1990’s. I’m not just saying about The Beatles, I’m texting about the style and imagine of the 1960’s. All I hear is trash in today’s music. When love and peace are replaced with cheating and hatered it’s not music at all.

TThe people buying this crap, must have been sniffing glue, because it wasn’t what the 1960’s were all about.

In the 1960’s, you had British Rock, Bubblegum Music, Beach Music, Teen Idols, and more, but in the 1990’s you had only Rap Music  that’s no choice at all. Get with the program and Get Back to the 1960’s before it’s too late !!!

 

Fine Young Cannibals

Origin Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Genres Alternative rock, new wave
Years active 1984–1992, 1996
Labels London, I.R.S.
Associated acts The Beat
Two Men a Drum Machine and a Trumpet
Past members Andy Cox
Roland Gift
David Steele
Fine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in Birmingham, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox (both formerly of The Beat), and singer Roland Gift (formerly of the Akrylykz). Their self-titled 1985 debut album contained “Johnny Come Home” and a cover of “Suspicious Minds”, two songs that were top 40 hits in the UK, Canada, Australia and many European countries. Their 1989 album, The Raw & the Cooked, topped the UK and US album charts, and contained their two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: “She Drives Me Crazy” and “Good Thing”.

In 1990 the band won two Brit Awards: Best British Group, and Best British Album (for The Raw & the Cooked). Their name came from the 1960 film All the Fine Young Cannibals starring Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.

Eurythmics

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Eurythmics at Rock am Ring in Nürburgring, Germany, 1987
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres
Synthpop new wave pop rock dance-rock
Years active
1980–90 1999–2005
(one-off reunion: 2014)
Labels
Arista RCA
Associated acts
The Catch The Tourists
Website www.eurythmics.com
Members
David A. Stewart Annie Lennox
Eurythmics were a British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists (originally known as The Catch), who split up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed that year. The duo released their first album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little fanfare, but went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in 1983. The title track was a worldwide hit, topping the charts in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time Stewart was a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reunited to record their ninth album, Peace, released in late 1999. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single “I’ve Got a Life”, as part of a new Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection.

The duo have won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and in 2005 were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Eurythmics have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide.

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Culture Club

Origin London, England
Genres
New wave pop rock soul reggae
Years active 1981–1986, 1998–2002, 2011–present
Labels
Virgin Epic
Associated acts Helen Terry
Website cultureclub.co.uk
Members Boy George
Roy Hay
Mikey Craig
Jon Moss
Culture Club are an English band that were formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Their second album, Colour by Numbers, sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. It has been certified triple platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US. It was ranked No. 96 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s and is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The band had several international hits with songs such as “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “Time (Clock of the Heart)”, “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”, “Church of the Poison Mind”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Miss Me Blind”, “Victims”, “It’s a Miracle”, “The War Song”, “Move Away”, and “I Just Wanna Be Loved”. Boy George’s androgynous style of dressing caught the attention of the public and the media. The group, supporters of the synth pop genre, made numerous forays into reggae and showed a strong propensity for the subgenre of ballads. They are considered one of the most representative and influential groups of the eighties.

They have sold more than 50 million records. Ten of their singles reached the US Top 40, where they are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV. Culture Club’s music combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles such as calypso, salsa or country.

In 1984, Culture Club won the Brit Award for Best British Group, the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and Best British Single (“Karma Chameleon”). They were nominated the same year for the Grammy Award for Pop Vocal by Group or Duo but the English rock band The Police won the award. The band were also nominated for a Canadian Juno Award for International Album of the Year. In January 1985, Culture Club were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist, and in September 1985, they were nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Special Effects and Best Art Direction for their video “It’s a Miracle”.

In 1987, they received another nomination for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Video Artist In the UK they amassed twelve Top 40 hit singles between 1982–1999, including the number ones “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon”, the latter being the biggest selling single of 1983, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. “Time (Clock of the Heart)” has been included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

Barenaked Ladies

Origin Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels John King Artist Consultants, Page Publications, Sire, Reprise, Desperation, Raisin’
Associated acts The Brothers Creeggan, Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle, Yukon Kornelius, The Vanity Project
Website www.barenakedladies.com
Members
Ed Robertson
Jim Creeggan
Tyler Stewart
Kevin Hearn
Past members
Steven Page
Andy Creeggan
Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart. Barenaked Ladies formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario (now incorporated into the City of Toronto) as a duo of Robertson and Steven Page. Jim Creeggan and his brother Andrew “Andy” Creeggan joined at the end of 1989, and Stewart was added in 1990 while Andy was on a brief hiatus from the group. Andy left the band after its second album in 1995 and was replaced by Hearn. Page left in 2009, leaving the group as a quartet.

Upon forming, the band quickly developed a cult following in their native Canada culminating in their self-titled 1990 cassette becoming the first independent release ever to be certified gold in Canada. The band then received a major record deal with Reprise Records. Its label debut, Gordon was released in 1992.

The band’s style has evolved greatly throughout its career, and its music which began as exclusively acoustic quickly grew to encompass a mixture of a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip hop, rap, etc. They are most commonly billed as an “alt rock” band. The band’s cult following translated into immediate success with Gordon in Canada with a number of popular singles including “If I Had $1000000” and “Brian Wilson”, but it was not until the band’s 1996 live album, Rock Spectacle with its singles, live versions of “The Old Apartment” and “Brian Wilson”, and its 1998 fourth studio album, Stunt that the band finally found success in the United States. The lead single from Stunt, “One Week” remains the band’s most successful single. Other well-known singles include Stunt’s second, “It’s All Been Done”, and the lead single from the follow-up album Maroon, “Pinch Me”. These and other singles remain in radio rotation in both Canada and the United States. In 2007, Robertson wrote and the band recorded a theme song for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory for which the band has also become well-known.

The band is also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style and humorous banter between songs: improvised raps/songs are staples at most concerts. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles.

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