"geboren op 10 februari 1954 in Detroit als Charles Edward Deely III" volgens meerdere bronnen.quote:Op dinsdag 10 januari 2017 20:15 schreef golfer het volgende:
Volgens De Volkskrant is hij niet in 1951 maar in 1954 geboren.
kloteziekte. Bronski beat hoort bij mijn jeugd. Veel te jong.quote:
Mag ik zeggen dat ik moest lachen toen ik zag dat een van de leden ook gewoon Bronski heet.quote:
Tja, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper en Richie Valens zijn nu legendarisch geworden...quote:Op vrijdag 13 januari 2017 13:41 schreef Doedezemaar het volgende:
Tommy Allsup, diegene die zijn plek in het verongelukte vliegtuig ruilde met Ritchie Valens
Zoveel kutten zal die gast van Bronski Beat niet gezien hebben, denk...quote:
Jazzpianist Buddy Greco overledenquote:
Bron: Proximus Musicquote:De Amerikaanse jazzpianist Buddy Greco is in Texas op 90-jarige leeftijd gestorven. De muzikant had in de jaren zestig een hit met "The Lady Is a Tramp".
Greco begon met piano spelen toen hij maar liefst vier jaar oud was en begon op 16-jarige leeftijd op te treden. Hij bracht gedurende zijn carrière zo'n 60 albums uit en werkte samen met Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, the Beatles en Lena Horne. Greco werd ook "Rat Pack Mascot" genoemd. "Rat Pack" was de bijnaam voor een groep artiesten in de jaren vijftig en zestig, onder wie Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford en Joey Bishop.
"Buddy Greco and His Jazz Friends" werd in 1992 opgenomen, daarop werkte de muzikant onder andere samen met wijlen Toots Thielemans. Andere hits waren "Oh Look A-There", "Ain't She Pretty", en "Up, Up and Away". In aanvulling van zijn muziekcarrière verscheen Greco ook op televisie en in films, onder andere in "Away We Go" en "The Girl Who Knew Too Much". Greco laat een vrouw en zeven kinderen achter.
quote:Singer-songwriter Greg Trooper, whose songs have been recorded by Vince Gill, Robert Earl Keen, and Billy Bragg, died Sunday, two days after his 61st birthday and fewer than two years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Trooper, born in Neptune, New Jersey on Jan. 13, 1956, began visiting folk clubs in Greenwich Village in his teens during the early 1970s. Those trips would have a significant impact on his own music, which incorporated country, folk, roots rock and soul.
After stints in Austin, Texas and Lawrence, Kansas, Trooper moved to New York City in the 1980s. There, the Greg Trooper Band released their debut record, “We Won’t Dance” in 1986. Three years later, Vince Gill recorded the title track for his album “When I Call Your Name.”
Trooper moved to Nashville in the mid-1990s. He spent more than a decade based Music City recording critically acclaimed albums—including 1998’s “Popular Demons,” which was produced by Buddy Miller—in between touring heavily before relocating to Brooklyn in 2008.
He performed at the annual “Freedom Sings” concerts at the Bluebird Café to benefit the First Amendment Center and also participated in SongwritingWith: Soldiers, an organization that harnesses the therapeutic power of music by pairing songwriters with service members and veterans.
As a whip-smart songwriter with a knack for composing vivid and compelling lyrics, Trooper had a number of admirers among his fellow artists. Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash contributed harmony vocals to his albums, and Steve Earle recorded his song “Little Sister.”
In the liner notes of Trooper’s 2003 album, “Floating,” Earle wrote the following: “I met Troop at the Lone Star Café in New York in the summer of 1986. I was hammered when I got there and in even worse shape when I left. When I came to on an airplane halfway back to Nashville the next day, the only thing I could remember was one amazing song call ‘Little Sister.’ I never forgot it….(It) was ‘Little Sister’ that made me jealous. I learned it and I sang it for audiences and sometimes while I was up there singin' it I would pretend, just for that three minutes, mind you, that I'd written it myself.”
Trooper’s thirteenth album, “Live at the Rock Room,” was recorded in Austin and released in 2015. That summer, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Though he had to cancel a several months' worth of shows to undergo treatment, he resumed songwriting and performing. Last January, he told HeraldScotland.com that working on his music "helped (him) to feel normal...there's an enormous amount of comfort in being able to play music."
http://www.factmag.com/2017/01/18/william-onyeabor-dead-70/quote:William Onyeabor, the enigmatic Nigerian musician whose groundbreaking ‘70s synth-funk albums achieved global acclaim after being rediscovered and reissued in 2013, has died aged 70.
Luaka Bop, the label behind the retrospective compilation Who Is William Onyeabor?, announced his death on Facebook, saying he died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness at his home in Enugu, Nigeria.
“It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70,” wrote the label, describing him as “an extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary”.
Born in 1946, Onyeabor composed and self-released nine albums of groundbreaking synth-based funk between 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed and printed at his personal pressing plant, Wilfilms Limited, in southeast Nigeria.
In the 1980s abandoned music to focus on his business pursuits and remained an enigmatic figure. It took Luaka Bop five years to track him down and persuade him to license his music for a reissue, 2013’s hugely successful Who is William Onyeabor?.
In 2014, a film documentary Fantastic Man delved into his story and the Atomic Bomb! Who is William Onyeabor? live shows saw special guests performing his music. Onyeabor refused most interview requests about his music, and was committed to his religion after becoming Born Again later in life.