Music, Prince, Video
by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
On March 15th, 2004, Prince was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The ceremony ended with While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Prince played circles around everyone and delivered an epic guitar solo.
In 1973 the album Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by the group 24-Carat Black was released, their first and last album. The story of a forgotten masterpiece!
Tags: 24-Carat Black
Album yearlist 2017
Tags: Arcade Fire, Kamasi Washington, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Thundercat
In 1983 the music lessons were altered: pop-music was treated seriously and we were allowed to bring our own music to school!
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Joy Division, Peter Gabriel, Ryuichi Sakamoto
What do a school-journey, plaster and Fats Domino have in common? Read about how I got into possession of an original 1960 pressing of Blueberry Hill.
Tags: Fats Domino
ABBA: Sweden’s hitmachine. But no formula music. Beautiful, emotional music. Ingenious melodies and beautiful singing. Particularly thanks to Agnetha Fältskog!
Death, Music, Review
Drag queen Divine got into music 35 years ago and emerged with My First Album: a great dance album!
After the greatest, now the ugliest albumcovers, including on not in my possession, expanded with visitors’ covers. Great watching!
Tags: Andre Hazes, Beach Boys, Beck, Malcolm McLaren, Michael Jackson, R.E.M., Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, Sufjan Stevens, Van Halen
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?
Tags: Arcade Fire, David Sylvian, Dead Kennedys, Doors, Lauryn Hill, N.W.A., Sex Pistols, Stooges, Sugar, Van Halen
Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.
Tags: ABBA, Bauhaus, Crass, Dead Kennedys, Deadmau5, Kraftwerk, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pixies, Prince, Public Enemy, Public Image Ltd, Queen, Radiohead, Rammstein, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Simple Minds, Smashing Pumpkins, Van Halen, Weezer
The medium 12-inch or maxi-single became hugely popular during the 1980’s. It created some beautiful music. A (small) inventory.
Tags: Cult, David Sylvian, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Japan, Joy Division, New Order, Prince, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Simple Minds, Time Zone, U2
Guilty pleasures: a strange and peculiar phenomenon. Why the need measure and compare your musical taste to others think? However, the temptation is too big, even for me: a top 10…
Tags: ABBA, Army Of Lovers, Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, Beatles, Boney M, Foxy Brown, Genesis, Grease, John Denver, KC & The Sunshine Band, Kraftwerk, Lime, Meco, Phil Collins, Rob de Nijs, Village People
by Timur Barendregt Ates
The second story by my son Timur. The goings on at the North Sea Jazz Festival and other music memories.
Tags: Amy Winehouse, Battles, Buddy Guy, James Brown, John Denver, Kraftwerk, Lianne La Havas, Mark Ronson, Outkast, Pharrell Williams, Starset
How an album from 1979 unfortunately sadly gains actuality. Via the Iranian revolution to the current day and time.
Tags: Frank Zappa
On July 1st my blog A Pop Life is launched. My son Timur has written a beautiful story about what music means to him and on his first concert: Doe Maar!
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Doe Maar, Elvis Presley, LCD Soundsystem, Pop-Eye, Prince, Star Wars
Please be advised that English is not my native tongue.
Whenever you come across clumsy sentences and/or sayings, due to insufficient knowledge of the English language, please accept my apologies and let me know. I will fix that as soon as possbile.
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