Archive for July, 2009

The Beatles part 1

July 10, 2009

The Beatles history begins in March 1957, when John Lennon and his  friend, Pete Shotton establish a group known by the name of  “The Black Jacks” to play Skiffle and America Rock and Roll. They soon change the name to “The Quarry Men”.

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The Beatles Circa

In The Summer of 1958, The Quarrey Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, playing guitars, John Lowe on piano, and Collin Hanton on drums) made two demo recordings: “That’ll Be The Day” and “In Spite Of All The Danger”, the latter being a McCartney-Harrison composition.

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During that Winter of  1960, John Lennon invited a art student Stu Sutcliff to join the group on the condition he got his own bass. In May They renamed themselves The “Beetles”. When the Allan Williams became their manager.They modified their name to the “Silver Beatles.”

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Elvis Presley

July 8, 2009

Elvis  Presley a was an singer, actor and musician. A cultural icon, he is commonly known simply as Elvis and is also  referred to as “The King” or “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

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Elvis  Presley began his career in 1953 as one of  performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing “black” and “white” sounds, made him popular and controversial as did his uninhibited stage and television performances. Elvis  Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including rock and roll, gospel, blues, country, ballads and pop. To date, he is the only entertainer that has been inducted into four music halls of fame.

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In the 1960s, Elvis  Presley made the majority of his 31 movies, most of which were poorly reviewed but financially successful musicals. In 1968, he returned to live performances in a television special,  and performed across the U.S., notably in Las Vegas. In 1973, Elvis  Presley staged the first global live concert via satellite (Aloha from Hawaii), reaching at least one billion viewers live and an additional 500 million on delay.

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Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of music, selling over one billion records internationally. Health problems, prescription drug dependence, and other factors led to his death at age 42.

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