Welcome – A Pop Life

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The Huffington Post

On December 29th, 2017, an article on my blog appeared on The Huffington Post. I was interviewed by Aisha K. Staggers, writer. Her findings were published under the title A Pop Life: The Music of Black America from Outside of America, One Blogger’s View. A very proud moment for me and my blog!

 


Hello and welcome to my blog!

 

Here I will regularly share stories about music and in particular music that has meant (or still does mean) a great deal to me. These can entail stories, memories, reviews, descriptions, etc. The only condition I have set for myself is that I own the music which I write about.

 

The primary categories for my stories are  Posts and  Reviews. On my primary blog (the Dutch version) I added all the concerts I have seen (as far as I know the exact date) as  Concerten. These pages are in Dutch. I also added all my (yearly/decade) lists as Lijsten.

 

If you like some posts/reviews, I would very much like it for you to let me know. At the bottom of every post/review you can leave comments. Comments placed on the Facebook-page will be incorporated on this blog.

 

Through  Contact I’d love to hear about (shared) memories. Maybe it leads to another story.

 

Erwin Barendregt 

Parliament – Flash Light

Parliament – Flash Light: One of the most important and influential singles of all time. How Bernie Worrell made history.

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Prince – C-Note

C-Note: Within 3 days after Xpectation another new Prince album? European and Japanese soundcheck recordings from the One Nite Alone… Tour 2002!

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Prince – Xpectation

All of a sudden, on New Year’s day 2003, a new Prince album was released, exclusively available to members of the NPG Music Club. A jazz album with special guest Vanessa Mae.

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Closing of 2017

Closing of 2017. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What stories were favorite? A look back at 2017.

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Elvis’ Christmas Album

Elvis’ Christmas Album was released in 1957. It caused a stir in those days. The second album didn’t, but that did contain Merry Christmas Baby!

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Saturday Night Fever

40 years ago today the movie Saturday Night Fever premiered in American cinemas. A story on disco, film, music, lies and an other time.

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