Judy Collins – “Both Sides Now”

"Both Sides, Now" is one of the best-known songs of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. First recorded by Judy Collins, it appeared on the US singles chart during the fall of 1968. The next year it was included on Mitchell's album Clouds (which was named after a lyric from the song). It has since been recorded by dozens of artists, … Continue reading Judy Collins – “Both Sides Now”

The Moody Blues – “Question”

This band emerged from the "British Invasion," and has been an influence on music since making their debut in Birmingham in May of 1964, and were noticed and earned the services of manager Tony Secunda. Although they're best known today for their lush, lyrically, and musically profound (some would say bombastic) psychedelic-era albums, the Moody … Continue reading The Moody Blues – “Question”

Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen – The Man Behind the Band, “Van Halen” & One of the Greatest Guitar Players of All Time

    Photo credit: Yahoo.com/images The band "Van Halen" was a huge part of my teenage years. I don't have cool stories of going to any of their concerts as most people do, but I can say with all honesty that they were a huge part of the teen years, not only of mine but … Continue reading Edward Lodewijk “Eddie” Van Halen – The Man Behind the Band, “Van Halen” & One of the Greatest Guitar Players of All Time

The Toys – A Lover’s Concerto

The melody was adapted from "Minuet In G," a composition written by Christian Petzold. "Minuet In G" is often thought to be by Johann Sebastian Bach because it was included in a book of sheet music kept by Bach's wife Anna Magdalena.The song was written by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer, who wrote all the original songs … Continue reading The Toys – A Lover’s Concerto

Can You See The Light?

Photo credits: Yahoo.com/images Can you see the light? Through your darkest hours, can you see the light? During your trials and tribulations, can you see the light? Doors slammed in your face; those around you don’t think you are good enough. Do you see the light? When you have realized your dreams and accomplished your … Continue reading Can You See The Light?

The 5th Dimension – “One Less Bell to Answer!”

Photo Credit: Yahoo.com/images   This Burt Bacharach/Hal David song was originally written for Keely Smith (Louis Prima's ex-singing partner) but she never recorded it. Hal David on how he came up with the lyrics for this song: "I paid attention to what people said. One time I was at a dinner party when it was … Continue reading The 5th Dimension – “One Less Bell to Answer!”

Betty Wright-“The Clean Up Woman! 1953-2020

Photo credit: Yahoo.com "In a weekend when the music world was rocked by the deaths of Little Richard and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell, now another R&B legend has also died. Betty Wright, a six-time Grammy nominee known for the hits “Clean Up Woman,” “No Pain (No Gain),” and “Tonight Is the Night” and for her … Continue reading Betty Wright-“The Clean Up Woman! 1953-2020