Archive for the ‘80’s Singers’ Category

The Rolling Stones 1980/1982

The 1980’s was a great decade, for it open up in the the year 1981 with President Ronald Ragan, bring back Americans from Iran, George Harrison released All Those Years Ago with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and the song is about The Late John Lennon, and taxes were lowered. It was a great year for The Rolling Stones when they released Tattoo You, which started the third decade of great songs from The Rolling Stones !!!

However, nothing that happened in 1981, would happen in 1982, it was as though it never existed. Paul McCartney made an album, Ringo Starr, also made an album, and even Yoko Ono made one, but The Rolling Stones didn’t released anything. Taxes were still being lowered, but it was silent for The Rolling Stones.

The Rolling Stones did this once before in 1971-1972, so maybe it was a short break, let’s hope that’s true.

I’ll tell you more on the next post !!!

Mick Jagger Day

I’ve been playing The Rolling Stones albums for the last two weeks, so playing more of them is hard to do. I’m going to post another Rolling Stones soon, and since I have two albums for your birthday, it’s only fitting to have another for this post.

To my fans (which I have none), here’s Tattoo You !!!

Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger in 2014
Born Michael Philip Jagger
26 July 1943 (age 73)
Dartford, Kent, England
Occupation
Singer songwriter actor
Years active 1960–present
Spouse Bianca Jagger (m. 1971–1978)
Partner(s) Jerry Hall (1977–1999; annulled)
Luciana Gimenez (1999–2000)
L’Wren Scott (2001–2014; her death)
Children 7; including Jade, Elizabeth and Georgia May
Relatives Chris Jagger (brother)
Musical career
Genres
Rock blues pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Virgin Rolling Stones ABKCO Universal
Associated acts
The Rolling Stones SuperHeavy David Bowie
Website mickjagger.com
Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is an English singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the lead singer and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Jagger’s career has spanned over 50 years, and he has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of Rock & Roll”. Jagger’s distinctive voice and performance, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style, have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the career of the band. Jagger gained press notoriety for his admitted drug use and romantic involvements, and was often portrayed as a countercultural figure.

In the late 1960s, Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception. In 1985, he released his first solo album, She’s the Boss. In early 2009, Jagger joined the electric supergroup SuperHeavy. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 into the UK Music Hall of Fame with the Rolling Stones. In 2003, he was knighted for his services to popular music.

1943–1961: Early years

Michael Philip Jagger was born into a middle-class family in Dartford, Kent. His father, Basil Fanshawe “Joe” Jagger (13 April 1913 – 11 November 2006), and grandfather, David Ernest Jagger, were both teachers. His mother, Eva Ensley Mary (née Scutts; 6 April 1913 – 18 May 2000), born in New South Wales, Australia, of English descent, was a hairdresser and an active member of the Conservative Party. Jagger’s younger brother, Chris (born 19 December 1947), is also a musician. The two have performed together.

Although brought up to follow his father’s career path, Jagger “was always a singer” as he stated in According to the Rolling Stones. “I always sang as a child. I was one of those kids who just liked to sing. Some kids sing in choirs; others like to show off in front of the mirror. I was in the church choir and I also loved listening to singers on the radio–the BBC or Radio Luxembourg–or watching them on TV and in the movies.”

In September 1950, Keith Richards and Jagger were classmates at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, Kent. In 1954, Jagger passed the eleven-plus and went to Dartford Grammar School, which now has the Mick Jagger Centre installed within the school’s site, named for its most famous alumnus. Jagger and Richards lost contact with each other when they went to different schools, but after a chance encounter at Dartford Station in July 1960, resumed their friendship and discovered their shared love of rhythm and blues, which for Jagger had begun with Little Richard.

Jagger left school in 1961 after obtaining seven O-levels and three A-levels. Jagger and Richards moved into a flat in Edith Grove in Chelsea, London with a guitarist they had encountered named Brian Jones. While Richards and Jones planned to start their own rhythm and blues group, Jagger continued to study business as an undergraduate student at the London School of Economics, and had seriously considered becoming either a journalist or a politician, comparing the latter to a pop star.

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on June 29, 2013 in Glastonbury, England. at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts site at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2013 near Glastonbury, England. The wholesale market caters for traders throughout the Festival who are estimated to provide 3 million meals for festival goers, crew and performers. Gates opened on Wednesday at the Somerset diary farm that will be playing host to one of the largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Artic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons and the Rolling Stones. Tickets to the event which is now in its 43rd year sold out in minutes and that was before any of the headline acts had been confirmed. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, now attracts more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Tamar Braxton

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Braxton in 2013.
Born Tamar Estine Braxton
March 17, 1977 (age 39)
Severn, Maryland, U.S.
Other names Tamar Braxton-Herbert
Occupation
Singer television personality actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouses Darrell Allamby (m. 2001–03)
Vincent Herbert (m. 2008)
Children 1
Parents
Evelyn Braxton
Michael Conrad Braxton
Musical career
Genres
R&B Soul Pop
Instruments Vocals
Labels DreamWorks (1998–2002)
Epic/Streamline (2012–present)
Associated acts
The Braxtons Toni Braxton Tameka Cottle Vincent Herbert
Website tamarbraxton.com
Tamar Estine Braxton (/ˈteɪmɑːr/; born March 17, 1977) is an American singer, television personality and actress. Braxton had her first big break in music in 1990 as a founding member of the American R&B singing group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. The Braxtons released their debut album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996. In 2000, Braxton began her solo career, after signing with DreamWorks Records. She released her debut self-titled album that same year. The album was not commercially successful, leading to Braxton being dropped from the label’s roster. In 2011, Braxton reunited with her sisters for the WE tv reality show Braxton Family Values. The first season was the #1 rated reality show on WE tv, and the network ordered a 13-episode second season of the show after the third episode. Braxton returned to the music industry after a thirteen-year break, with her second album, Love and War (2013). The album was released through Epic Records and became a commercial success.

Braxton is a former co-host of The Real talk show for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which she co-hosted from 2013 to 2016, along with Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love, since the talk show premiered on July 15, 2013.

Braxton’s latest career venture is an exclusive television development deal signed with the Steve Harvey owned East 112th Street Productions, for her own talk show and television series.

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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 08: Tamar Braxton attends the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at Phillips Arena on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Neighborhood Awards)

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 08: Tamar Braxton attends the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at Phillips Arena on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Neighborhood Awards)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08: Singer Tamar Braxton performs onstage at the Soul Train Awards 2013 at the Orleans Arena on November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 08: Singer Tamar Braxton performs onstage at the Soul Train Awards 2013 at the Orleans Arena on November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 16: Tv personality Tamar Braxton attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 16: Tv personality Tamar Braxton attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2013 at Orpheum Theatre on March 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET)

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2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Featuring: Tamar Braxton Where: Hollywood, California, United States When: 22 Aug 2014 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards
Featuring: Tamar Braxton
Where: Hollywood, California, United States
When: 22 Aug 2014
Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Tamar Braxton visits BET's '106 & Park' at BET Studios on February 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 13: Tamar Braxton visits BET’s ‘106 & Park’ at BET Studios on February 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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Jay Z

Born Shawn Corey Carter
December 4, 1969 (age 46)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation
Rapper entrepreneur investor
Years active 1986–present
Net worth US$550 million (2015)
Spouse Beyoncé (m. 2008)
Children 1
Website lifeandtimes.com
Musical career
Genres
Hip hop
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Roc-A-Fella Def Jam Roc Nation
Associated acts
Beyoncé Foxy Brown Jaz-O Justin Timberlake Kanye West Mariah Carey Linkin Park Drake Memphis Bleek Pharrell Williams R. Kelly Rihanna Nas Too Short Big L The Notorious B.I.G.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z’s net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

As an entrepreneur and investor, Jay Z co-owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear. He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13. Jay Z also has had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one as lead artist. On December 11, 2009, Jay Z was ranked as the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent. He was also ranked the 88th greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.

Jay Z married American R&B singer Beyoncé in 2008. They have a daughter named Blue Ivy Carter, born January 7, 2012.

Alan Jackson

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Jackson in April 2010

Birth name Alan Eugene Jackson
Born October 17, 1958 (age 57)
Origin Newnan, Georgia, USA
Genres
Country bluegrass gospel
Occupations
Singer songwriter musician
Instruments
Vocals acoustic guitar
Years active 1983–present
Labels
Arista Nashville EMI Nashville Alan’s Country Records
Associated acts
Keith Stegall George Jones George Strait Jimmy Buffett The Wrights Zac Brown Band Hank Williams, Jr.
Website alanjackson.com
Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 15 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, two Gospel albums and several compilations.

Jackson has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having appeared on Billboard’s list of the “Top 30 Country Songs”. Of Jackson’s entries, 35 were number-one hits, with 50 in the Top 10. He is the recipient of 2 Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and nominee of multiple other awards. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

In August 2014 the Country Music Hall of Fame opened an exhibit celebrating Jackson’s 25 years in the music industry. It was also announced that he was an artist in residency as well, performing shows on October 8 and 22. The exhibit highlights the different milestones in his career with memorabilia collected over the years. His 25th Anniversary “Keeping It Country” Tour began January 8, 2015, in Estero, FL.

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Alejandro Sanz

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Alejandro Sanz performing in Managua, Nicaragua on November 1, 2007.

Birth name Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro
Born December 18, 1968 (age 47)
Origin Madrid, Spain
Genres Latin pop
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1989–present
Labels Warner Music Benelux – Universal Music Group
Associated acts Juanes, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Calle 13, Ivete Sangalo
Website AlejandroSanz.com
Alejandro Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [aleˈxandɾo ˈsanθ]; born Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro; December 18, 1968) is a Spanish singer-songwriter and musician. For his work, Sanz has won a total of fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He has won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year three times, more than any other artist. The singer is notable for his flamenco-influenced ballads, but he has also experimented with rock, funk, electronic, jazz and many genres from latin music.

Born in Madrid, Sanz began playing guitar at age seven, taking influence from his family’s flamenco roots. Sanz released his debut album at age nineteen, although he did not gain commercial success in Spain until his second release, Viviendo Deprisa. His next two records, Si Tú Me Miras (1993) and 3 (1995) also fared well commercially, but it was his 1997 breakthrough album Más that garnered international success. El Alma al Aire followed in 2000, selling more than a million copies in its first week. In 2002, he became the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album.

His collaboration with Shakira on the 2005 single “La Tortura” reached number one on several charts worldwide. His albums No Es lo Mismo (2003) and El Tren de los Momentos (2006) showed Sanz experimenting with more diverse styles of music, while his most recent release, Paraíso Express (2009) served as a return to form for the musician. He signed to Universal Music Group in 2011 and released his tenth studio album, La Música No Se Toca, on September 25, 2012, followed by Sirope on May 4, 2015

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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 !!!

 

Joe Diffie

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Joe Diffie performing in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Joe Logan Diffie.
Born December 28, 1958 (age 57)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Origin Velma, Oklahoma, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels Epic Nashville
Monument Nashville
Broken Bow
Rounder
Associated acts Mary Chapin Carpenter
Holly Dunn
Lonnie Wilson
Website www.joediffie.com
Joe Logan Diffie (born December 28, 1958) is an American country music singer. After working as a demo singer in the 1980s, he signed with Epic Records’ Nashville division in 1990. Between then and 2004, Diffie charted 35 cuts on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five number one singles: his debut release “Home”, “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)”, “Third Rock from the Sun”, “Pickup Man” (his longest-lasting number one, at four weeks) and “Bigger Than the Beatles”. In addition to these cuts, he has 12 other top ten singles and ten other top 40 hits on the same chart. He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw, and Jo Dee Messina, and has recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones, and Marty Stuart.

Diffie released seven studio albums, a Christmas album and a greatest hits package under the Epic label. He also released one studio album each through Monument Records, Broken Bow Records, and Rounder Records. Among his albums, 1993’s Honky Tonk Attitude and 1994’s Third Rock from the Sun are certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America; 1992’s Regular Joe and 1996’s Life’s So Funny are both certified gold. His most recent album, Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album, was released in late 2010 through Rounder. His style is defined by a neotraditionalist country influence with a mix of novelty songs and ballads.

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