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(AUTO)  BIOGRAPHIES & SONGS

There was a time when the song Pearl´s A Singer was thought to have been written about Janis Joplin. That might not be an actual fact, but the song somehow seems to link the two singers Elkie Brooks and Janis Joplin.
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JANIS JOPLIN; Her Pain And Her Pride

She You’ll find a blueprint for boisterous female rock leads like Liz Phair, the Wilson sisters, Cat Power, Fiona Apple (right) and so on. Janis Joplin’s staying power will never fade away and, at the end of the day, she was just a girl trying to find herself in a world that couldn’t quite hold her style. Little did she know, she was in the right place all along.
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DON´T PASS BY POKEY !

An understanding that with all we have, we have more than we deserve so we rejoice and sing in gratitude,”
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OPPENHEIMER wins big at Oscars

The 2024 Oscars undoubtedly felt less exciting than some previous years. After all there were no big shockers like the Moonlight mishap, no major underdog vindications like the culmination of last year’s Everything  Everywhere   campaign.
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CAN A SONG ENHANCE A FILM?

There is nothing more enjoyable for me than to listen to, or read, experts speaking enthusiastically about their subject.

Sidetracks And Detours present PASS IT ON 47 Sunday Supplement 7 4 2024

One day last week, when I had been reading a piece about how The Grateful Dead are inspiring rock musicians today, I received an e mail from an old friend. Steve Bewick is a radio presenter of a weekly jazz programme, Hot Biscuits, in the UK. He often carries news we send him of live music events here on the island and as a regular visitor to us knows that we enjoy a plethora of live classical music events here. His e mail included a link to a podcast speaking about how the music of Bach, even today, still influences the current jazz scene.
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childrens books : by  MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

In the age of miracles, songs become stories, the stories become children´s books and memories are preserved.
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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER Musical Constant Companion on any Norman Warwick playlist I think it was in nineteen ninety that I first met Mary Chapin Carpenter (left) when she was a new star in the annual country and western firmament…
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FIGHTING TALK:

FIGHTING TALK: by Norman Warwick Gary Hall, former front-man of The Stormkeepers, and subsequently a song-writer and recording artist at Roundtower remains my go to nomination for best British song writer in his genre of all…

THE FCR BELT IS ON LANZAROTE

To date, the "Guanche Warrior" has achieved 8 victories as a professional and only one defeat