Aug 16 2017

Elvis Presley, 01/08/1935 – 08/16/1977

Elvis Presley, 01/08/1935 – 08/16/1977

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Aug 11 2017

Vanity 6: sex sells, or something more?

In 1982 the album by Vanity 6 was released. 35 years ago Prince’s second satellite act was launched. Is it just about the lingerie or is there more? A look back.

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Aug 05 2017

Marilyn Monroe, after 55 years still ‘forever young’

Marilyn Monroe and music. Do the two go together? A (small) inquiry and the tale of her one and only musical tour in Korea 1954.

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Jul 30 2017

The musical answer to 9/11: Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising

September 11th 2001: a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center would change the world forever. Bruce Springsteen offered comfort one year later with the release of his phenomenal album The Rising.

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Jul 21 2017

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction

The debut by Guns N’ Roses from 1987 had some startup issues. After that Appetite For Destruction conquered the rock audience and the world. The story of a breath of fresh air, that was badly needed.

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Jul 18 2017

Lost and found: my Prince necklace

In 1992 I bought a male/female pin at a Prince show and decided to turn it into a necklace and hand-made pendant. From pin to necklace!

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Jul 13 2017

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby

When Terence Trent D’Arby’s debut was released in 1987, it was a sensation. He was very sure of his own self and thought his debut was pure genius. How does it hold up in 2017?

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Jul 07 2017

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full has been a hip-hop classic for 30 years. An essential link in sampling and intelligent rap. A tribute!

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Jul 04 2017

RIP, John Blackwell

John Blackwell, the best drummer I ever witnessed, is no more. Today he passed away. He was just 43 years old. A tribute.

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Jul 02 2017

I Feel Love: the future is here and now!

Donna Summer’s I Feel Love is 40 years old. It sounded futuristic then and it still sounds otherworldly. A great dance record, influencing the music of that era and the music of today!

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