Category: Tribute

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.

Advertising 1967, 1987 & 2017: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

On June 1st 1967 (50 years ago) The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. A highlight in the history of (pop)music history. It’s definitely not the best Beatles album, but it is their best-known.

Chuck Brown & the history of go-go

Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers: the history of a man, a band and eventually a complete genre. Go-go and Washington D.C.

Prince – One year later…

One year ago the musical genius Prince passed away. What has happened since then? What will become of his vast musical archive. A look back.

Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times

On March 27th 1987 I bought Sign O’ The Times, again a kaleidoscopic album. The genius of the musical whirlwind from Minneapolis seemed limitless. And after 9 months he came to Europe again! New band, new look, new tour. A look back at one of the many highlights in Prince’s career.

AC/DC – Let There Be Rock

AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock was the first album on which AC/DC found their definitive sound. A heavy, direct and swinging album. A look back on AC/DC, and Let There Be Rock in particular.

Birthday 1977 & Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way

My birthday 1977: Fleetwood Mac began their definitive victory march with Rumours, but first there was the single Go Your Own Way!

Grinderman

Grinderman: the fantastic side-project by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds that started 10 years ago and ended 5 years and 3 albums later: a tribute to a great project and to Nick Cave.

U2: From Pinkpop through the desert to the supermarket

U2: From my first encounter (Pinkpop 1981) through 30 year old The Joshua Tree to personal favorite: 20 year old Pop.

The best Australian songs

In light of an upcoming emigration, the 10 best songs from artists with Australian ties. From AC/DC to Olivia Newton John!

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!

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!

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.

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.