Erwin Barendregt

Erwin Barendregt, owner of A Pop Life (.nl) blog. Subtitle My life with music show the reason behind blog-subjects. Personal stories and preferences are the main subject for the posts and reviews on this blog. Erwin is a passionate musiclover and can frequently be found in concert venues in Holland, and is a person who lacks the stamina/talent to be a musician himself :-).

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Madhouse: Prince and jazz

Prince and jazz: Madhouse, the interesting and good project that resulted in two beautiful albums in 1987, 30 years ago: a tribute!

Daft Punk – Homework

Daft Punk’s Homework turns 20 years old. Considered a classic, almost from day one. One of my first dance albums.

David Bowie 1947-2016 & Low and “Heroes” 40 years old

David Bowie died a year ago in January of 2016: a great artist. Albums Low and “Heroes” turn 40 years old in 2017. A tribute to one of the all-time greats and to his two best albums. And more!

Closing of 2016

Closing of 2016. What was good? What wasn´t? What were the main events? Which stories were the favorites? A look back at a year, that got off to a very good start.

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice is het highlight in man’s body of work: a beautiful album with great songs that showed that Michael was to be taken seriously: a tribute.

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah was suddenly released two years ago. After 15 years of waiting finally a successor to the genius Voodoo! Could D’Angelo fulfill the sky-high expectations?

The best debut albums

The best debut albums of all times. Making your debut with a world renowned album is rare. But is it a curse or a blessing?

The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1976 & ABBA’s Dancing Queen

The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1976 and the embarrassing events before. Also a tribute to ABBA’s fantastic song (and single) Dancing Queen!

Dedicated To Mama

Dedicated to mama, 4 years after her unexpected passing: Roxy Music’s Psalm.

Strongest & best-known band & artist logos

Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.

Prince – Emancipation

With the release of Emancipation Prince celebrated his liberation from his contract with Warner Bros. It became a 3 hour-long, 36 song album, divided by 3-discs. 20 years ago today. A look back.

Lone Justice, an introduction to Maria McKee

Lone Justice: How two albums and a great Pinkpop show can lead to a lifelong fascination with everything Maria McKee does.

Paisley Park Day – City Of Chanhassen Proclamation

Paisley Park Day – City Of Chanhassen Proclamation

The best 12-inches

The medium 12-inch or maxi-single became hugely popular during the 1980’s. It created some beautiful music. A (small) inventory.

Prince Tribute Day – State of Minnesota Proclamation

Prince Tribute Day – State of Minnesota Proclamation