“Cliff Barrows has led more people in singing than any other man in the world.”
Sir Neville Marriner died in 2016. Initially, I was going to get representative tracks from ALL the musicians who died this year, but that became too onerous. The list includes:
Pierre Boulez, famed French composer and conductor, died Jan. 5 at 90.
Otis Clay, soul singer and Blues Music Hall of Famer best known for 1967’s “That’s How It Is (When You’re In Love),” died Jan. 8 at 73. David Bowie died Jan. 10, two days after his 69th birthday, after an 18-month secret battle with cancer.
René Angélil, musical producer, singer. Manager (1981–2014) and husband (from 1994) of singer Celine Dion, died Jan. 14, two days shy of his 74th birthday, of throat cancer.
Glenn Frey, The Eagles guitarist and co-founder, died at 67 on Jan. 18.
Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane co-founder and guitarist, died at 74 on Jan. 28.
Signe Anderson, the original Jefferson Airplane singer who was replaced by Grace Slick, died at 74 also on Jan. 28. Continue reading “Music Throwback Saturday: Neville Marriner”
I didn’t notice until after The Wife and I saw the movie Moonlight at the Spectrum. The poster for the film is a triptych, as was the movie itself. Moonlight is billed as a “coming-of-age story,” with three distinct, but related, tales.
ABC Wednesday will likely end with Round 20; certainly it won’t be run by me, or Denise, or assistant administrator Leslie.
One of the best things that happened for me, in figuring out what to post each week. I knew, at least, that one of the topics would be starting with whatever letter we were up to in ABC Wednesday.
About four (or five?) years ago, I became the administrator of the meme where one participates with others, literally from around the world, in sharing a picture, a poem, an essay, SOMETHING with the various letters of the alphabet. #20 may be the last round, starting the week of January 9. You are invited to participate, every week, or as you can. I do think it’s advantageous to do so weekly, as it generates a lot of comments for me. Continue reading “ABC Wednesday Round 20: the last roundup?”