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  • I found it - FJB/LGB's theme song!

    02/04/2023 3:01:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1966 | Johnny Rivers
  • Opinion: The enduring enigma of Karen Carpenter

    02/04/2023 1:21:55 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 76 replies
    ctpost ^ | Feb. 4, 2023 | Joel Samberg
    This (day) marks the 40th anniversary of the untimely passing of Karen Carpenter. The singer, whose worldwide popularity has not waned for 53 years, was a month shy of her 33rd birthday when her heart stopped beating the morning of Feb. 4, 1983. Her death was attributed to the effects of anorexia nervosa, from which she had suffered for several years.
  • Johnny Mathis is 87 years old!

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Car and Truck Songs ~ 04 February 2023

    02/03/2023 6:01:27 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 194 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Car and Truck Songs! ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort providing entertainment for the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 3 February 2023

    02/02/2023 6:00:52 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 84 replies
    February 2, 2023 | Old Man Winter
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Birthday wishes for all February babies.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and start a conversation. You never...
  • ‘Cold, Cold Heart’: Hank Williams’ Oft-Covered Country Classic

    02/02/2023 12:25:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | February 2, 2023 | Natalie Weiner
    The track and its crossover brought him to a whole new level of fame and influence.Perhaps Hank Williams’ most covered song, “Cold, Cold Heart” also brought the singer/songwriter huge success soon after it was released in early 1951. The plaintive ballad didn’t take long to become a cross-genre hit, in spite of its unabashedly folksy style: a young Tony Bennett released a plush, orchestral take on the tune the same year that nearly matched the original in reach and acclaim, prompting everyone from Louis Armstrong to (much later) Norah Jones to follow suit. Williams’ ode to his wife Audrey and...
  • Why Ed Sullivan Matters to Black History

    02/02/2023 12:19:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | Kevin Powell | February 1, 2023
    Because he was such an icon, he was able to have Black artists on TV when they were often not welcomed nor wanted elsewhere.I cannot recall when I first heard the name Ed Sullivan, but it certainly had to have been when I was a ghetto youth coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s. I initially connected his name with music superstars Elvis Presley and The Beatles, and their now legendary appearances on his variety show. I was intrigued by how he introduced musical guests, his mightily distinctive diction, his genuinely low-key demeanor. But I had no clue, truly,...
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2023 nominees

    02/01/2023 11:41:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    UPI ^ | FEB. 1, 2023 AT 12:12 PM | Staff
    Here's a look at the 2023 nominees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Cyndi Lauper Kate Bush Sheryl Crow Missy Elliott Joy Division/New Order Iron Maiden George Michael Willie Nelson Rage Against The Machine Soundgarden The Spinners A Tribe Called Quest The White Stripes Warren Zevon
  • George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace

    01/30/2023 9:15:36 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 30 replies
    George Harrison ^ | 1976 | George Harrison
    George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace (Official Music Video)
  • Barrett Strong, ‘Money’ Singer and Motown Songwriter, Dies at 81

    01/30/2023 5:34:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Billboard ^ | 1/29 | Gary Graff
    Strong -- who passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the age of 81 in Detroit -- co-wrote some of Motown's most enduring hits.More than 73 years ago, Barrett Strong, as a singer, declared “Money (That’s What I Want)” — for the first hit single from the Motown empire. What he actually wound up getting was musical immortality. As a songwriter. Strong — who passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at the age of 81 in Detroit — co-wrote some of Motown’s most enduring hits, with a variety of collaborators but primarily the late Norman Whitfield. Those included “I Heard It Through...
  • Tom Verlaine, Influential Guitarist and Songwriter in the Band Television, Dies at 73

    01/29/2023 5:44:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | JANUARY 28, 2023 | Carly Thomas
    The musician, who had a large impact on the punk rock era in the 70s, died following a brief illness.Tom Verlaine, the frontman of the band Television, which heavily influenced the New York punk rock scene in the 1970s, has died. He was 73. The Hollywood Reporter learned on Saturday that the guitarist and songwriter died following a short illness in New York City, surrounded by close friends. Born in New Jersey on Dec. 13, 1949, by the name of Thomas Miller, Verlaine grew up during most of his childhood in Wilmington, Delaware. Around five years after he moved to...
  • Steely Dan vs John Lennon: The Feud That Signified the End of The Beatles Era

    01/28/2023 11:27:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 124 replies
    Far Out Magazine ^ | SAT 21ST JAN 2023 | Tom Taylor
    “I still believe that love is all you need,” Paul McCartney continues to proclaim, “I don’t know a better message than that.” And yet John Lennon took that love-uber-alles ethos to such an extreme in the 1970s that even his old rose-tinted mate was retorting, “Too many people preaching practices.” So it’s no surprise that the sardonic duo in Steely Dan rolled their eyes when they heard the ‘Smart One’s’ prayer for peace with ‘Imagine’ and a string of pious talk show appearances in the early 1970s. Steely Dan’s bold response to Lennon’s all-white evangelism signified that the prominent days...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: The Letter C ~ 28 January 2023

    01/27/2023 6:00:39 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 130 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ Brought To You By The Letter "C" ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort...
  • Marshall Tucker, Namesake of The Marshall Tucker Band, Dies at 99

    The man who gave the Marshall Tucker Band their name died at age 99 on Jan. 20. The Southern rock pioneers chose their moniker from a random discovery soon after they’d formed in 1972, as they confirmed in a social media post. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of someone very special to our hearts, for very obvious reasons,” the post read. “Our band’s namesake, Mr. Marshall Tucker, passed away peacefully yesterday morning at the age of 99. Though he was never a member of our band, we wouldn’t be here today without his historic name.” It continued:...
  • Senators grill Live Nation leader over TIcketmaster's Taylor Swift ticketing fiasco

    01/24/2023 7:00:14 PM PST · by DennisR · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01-2402023 | CLARE HYMES, IRINA IVANOVA
    Ticketmaster defended itself publicly for the first time since the concert promoter's highly publicized meltdown late last year during ticket sales for Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour.
  • Mass shooting at Oakland, California, gas station happened during filming of music video: report

    01/24/2023 8:43:42 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2023 | Greg Norman , Landon Mion
    A mass shooting that left one dead and seven injured at a gas station in Oakland, California happened during the filming of a music video, reports say. The gunfire that erupted Monday night at a Valero location came hours after seven people were killed in a shooting in San Mateo County and about two days after a mass shooting in Monterey Park left 11 dead. Witnesses told police the gas station shooting on Seminary Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard happened during the filming of a music video, according to KTVU.
  • Spotify cutting hundreds of jobs in latest round of tech layoffs

    01/23/2023 11:59:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-23-2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Music streaming service Spotify announced Monday that it is slashing hundreds of jobs in the latest round of layoffs in the tech sector. Spotify said it would cut 6 percent of its staff, or about 600 workers, based on its last earnings report. “Like many other leaders, I hoped to sustain the strong tailwinds from the pandemic and believed that our broad global business and lower risk to the impact of a slowdown in ads would insulate us. In hindsight, I was too ambitious in investing ahead of our revenue growth,” CEO Daniel Ek wrote in a statement. Ek announced...
  • Now Aretha Franklin's song Natural Woman is deemed OFFENSIVE to trans women: Outrage as 'activists' demand song is removed from Spotify and Apple Music

    01/23/2023 10:48:44 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 114 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/2023 | Alex Hammer
    The song by The Queen of Soul is being called 'offensive' by LGBTQ activists
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 20 January 2023

    01/19/2023 6:00:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 64 replies
    January 19, 2023 | Cafe Cleaning Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a chair, put your feet up, grab some popcorn and a drink, and start a conversation. You never know...
  • Screaming Trees Co-Founding Bassist Van Conner Dead at 55

    01/18/2023 1:15:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | January 18, 2023 | Bryan Rolli
    Van Conner, co-founding bassist of alternative rock band Screaming Trees, has died at 55. Conner’s brother and bandmate, Gary Lee Conner, shared the news in a social media statement. “Van Conner, bassist and songwriter of Screaming Trees, died last night of an extended illness at 55,” he wrote. “It was pneumonia that got him in the end. He was one of the closest friends I ever had, and I loved him immensely. I will miss him forever and ever and ever.” Born in 1967 in Apple Valley, Calif., and raised in Ellensburg, Wash., Conner formed the band Explosive Generation in...