The Rolling Stones? I can’t say that I am. My son-in-law and daughter are. I’ve never appreciated their sound and mostly, couldn’t understand their lyrics. Now Ulsterman has written a blog post about the band that makes me appreciate them more.
And it is that rhythm-guitar riff that is perhaps the defining characteristic of what I simply call “the Stones sound.” It rips and caresses, lifts you up and throws you back down, leaving an indelible mark within the confines of your subconscious that has you humming the song days later without even thinking of doing so.
Pull up a chair and give a listen.
Remember Rachael Price as she sings “What I’m Doing Here”
Wendy Vaughn said I’m too negative. “Why is Michael so negative?” I have just one thing to say to Wendy:
Do you read the obits daily or frequently? I do and always search for the year I was born (1944) or close to it.Â I look to see if I went to school with them or if they were a one-time client.Â Today, it was announced that Marvin Hamlisch collapsed suddenly and died.Â He was born June 2, 1944 and just turned 68.Â I’m 68! I was born on January 15, 1944. Eek!
Wikipedia tells us that Hamlisch was :… one of only eleven people to have been awarded Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and a Tony. He is also one of only two people to have won those four prizes and also a Pulitzer Prize (the other is Richard Rodgers). Hamlisch also won two Golden Globes.”
Who can forget “The Way We Were” with Barbara Streisand singing “Memories?”
I’m hoping I don’t see many 1944s and that I have at least another 22 years of healthy living. Your music lives on Marvin.Â You’ll be missed.
The NY Times reports that Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop musicâ€˜s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a publicist, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
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