Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 96 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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Legendary performer Nina Simone was born on this day in 1933

The Amazing Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone released a bevy of albums like “The Amazing Nina Simone” (1959), “Nina Simone Sings Ellington!” (1962), “Wild Is the Wind” (1966) and “Silk and Soul” (1967).

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Why “Blackstar” must not be remembered as David Bowie’s goodbye album

With “Blackstar” Bowie achieved to recap his whole career, it’s an ensemble of every music style he ever tried, there is a little something from every phase, but, again, it’s not a copy, that’s the perfection of it, it’s an evolution

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The Legendary Frank Zappa was born on this day in 1940

Frank Zappa is one of the most influential musicians of all time with one of the most diverse and vast bodies of work, with a career that spanned for over 30 years, he was one of the 1960’s most revolutionary artists. He lived a life dedicated to music, arts and performing. Today would had been his 83rd anniversary, we recap his life and career

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Influential experimental Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny turns 69

The acclaimed Pat Metheny, who in 1985 collaborated with David Bowie in the hit song “This Is Not America”, has won 20 Grammy Awards, being the only person ever to win that desirable music award in 10 different categories

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Looking back at the influential and iconic Louis Armstrong and five of his best songs

To talk about Pop Culture, Jazz and overall music in the 20th century and not mentioning Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, would be ignoring history, we look back briefly at his successful career

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Paul Anka turns 82, watch him live in Switzerland, 2011

One of the most popular and famous singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Paul Anka became worldwide famous before he was 20 with hit songs such as “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”. He turns 82 today

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“Mission: Impossible” music theme composer Lalo Schifrin turns 91 today

The Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin has composed hundreds of songs and themes for famous movie and TV scores, including the iconic theme for “Mission: Impossible”. Today he turns 91

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Adios, Renée, and thanks…

The Australian music industry was left a poorer place this week with the unexpected and devastating news of the passing of Renée Geyer at the terribly young age of 69. For fifty years, Renée was the yardstick against which other singers could measure themselves and would usually come up wanting. Bold, defiant, nobody’s fool, Renée blazed a trail for others to follow, although few could do so as soulfully and powerfully as she.

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The living legend of music Tony Bennett turns 96

He fought in World War II and has delighted audiences for over 70 years, as an artist, Bennett never got stuck in time, and throughout his career he always appreciated new artists and genres, which contributed for his intact popularity to this day.

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Revisiting Miles Davis “Sketches Of Spain”, 1960

One of Miles Davis masterpieces, “Sketches Of Spain” it’s more than just a Jazz album, it’s an enjoyment to the ears and senses and an impressive accomplishment on transforming traditional Spanish Flamenco Guitar music

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Jace Allen (Jason Mendelson) Releases “Pissed Off at You” as Benefit to COVID-19 Patients & Hospitality Worker Fund

To Jace Allen, music is not only a passion but part of a mission – to connect with others, and to serve community. This effort is the first chapter of a dynamic set of genre-bending releases in 2021, leading up to his album “Taking Sides,” that will serve a common purpose – to give back, and contribute to the hopeful future of our greater good.

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50 Essential Albums From 1967

1967 was one of absolute golden years for music. A deeply culturally and socially important year with several changes around the world, on fashion, politics, technology and many other changes that were reflected on the music being made. We gathered together 50 of the best album releases from 1967 with no particular order, all of them are essential and timeless

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“Born To Be Blue”: Chet Baker re-imagined and revisited

Ethan Hawke embodies Chet Baker as close as it can gets, and despite the actor being older than what Chet would be back in the late 60’s where most of the movie takes place, his physical similarities to the jazz legend help the movie to achieve a reality factor to his acting regardless of the fictional facts

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