All libraries remain closed to the public until further notice. Library To Go service is available at selected libraries. The Sony Walkman went on sale for the first time in Kurt Russell played Elvis in a TV movie. But perhaps the best way to sum up the pop music landscape of is this: Ethel Merman made a disco album. Merman sang songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, and she sang them exactly the way she'd been singing them for 50 years; the disco band was laid in behind her vocals by the producers after she'd finished. Even if Merman wasn't making many attempts to actually sing in a modern style, the fact that the year-old queen of Broadway was attaching her name to disco was a sign of how dominant the genre was. But when your grandmother's favorite singer was trying to cash in on that dominance, you began to sense that there was a backlash on the way. And indeed there was. Take a look at the 1 pop hits for the first half of the year, and they're almost all disco.
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An impressive and delightfully exhausting 50 tracks capture the spirit of the Beatles ' music on this double-CD compilation that imitates The White Album in look, just as the immaculate Boston Does the Beatles double LP from did. There are so many highlights in the over minutes of music almost an hour more than the approximately minute aforementioned Boston Does the Beatles that it is hard to be fair to all involved by leaving out names, when so much of this is so very good. In fact, Kooper sounds like he's produced by John Cale and J. It might have been more fun to get some insight on those who contributed, and that information -- strangely -- is found on the label's website rather than inside the packaging. Go to www. Tribute albums are one of the better ways to hear great musicians in the new millennium, and talent coordinator Gary Pig Gold along with producers Jaimie Vernon, Jim Hoeck , and co-producer Terry Draper of Klaatu and the others involved all get thumbs up for doing a superb job. It is one of three entries by Segarini , one on each disc.
Joy Division formed in amid the U. The group stood out in large part thanks to Curtis' deep voice, lonely lyrics, and unique dance moves. Leading up to a tour in support of the album, Curtis, who battled epilepsy and depression throughout his life, died by suicide the early morning of May 18,