Cameron K

Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:58

A Brief History of Skiffle

During the Depression, Jug music became a fashionable way to play traditional US folk and blues standards. Makeshift instruments including guitars made from a gallon can with a neck attached and strings or alternatively homemade banjos with a tanned hide stretched across a hoop and a fretted neck added with four strings were played.

Friday, 07 June 2019 10:24

Rocketman – Elton John Biog

Another rock biopic, this time the story of Sir Eton Hercules John Esq., (Taron Egerton). Not something I was particularly looking forward to, especially after Bohemian Rhapsody,

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 08:19

The HU  - Mongolian Heavy Metal 

Just when you thought you might have heard everything Heavy Metal has to offer, along comes The HU Band.

Paul ‘Koss’ Kossoff was born in London in 1950 and the son of famous British character, actor, David Kossoff (Kid for Two Farthings). He learned to play classical music but was always interested in blues and soon mastered the guitar.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 15:10

A Short Biog of The Walker Brothers

Scott Engel (1943 - 2019) came from Ohio and was a teen idol in the making in the late 50s, making several appearances on Eddie Fisher's TV series (Carrie Fisher’s father).

William John Clifton Haley was born in 1925 in Highland Park. Michigan and grew up in Booth’s Corner near Chester. As a child, William lost the sight in his left eye which left him shy and conscientious.

Monday, 21 January 2019 15:04

Marc Bolan (1947 - 1977) (T.Rex)

Mark Feld was born in 1947 in East London. As he grew up he listened to early rock and roll artists and got his first guitar, aged nine.
Researchers at Queen's University, Belfast have suggested the human vision system is unable to predict the trajectory of a curving ball through the air. If true, this means goalkeepers are handicapped and rely on chance to save rocket shots from sharpshooters like Zlatan Ibrahimović or Lionel Messi. 
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:27

The Story of the Sonny Boy Williamson's on ZANI

John Lee Curtis (Sonny Boy) Williamson was born near Jackson, Tennessee in 1914. He played the harmonica starting with country blues before developing a unique urban blues. Singularly he developed the harmonica as a lead instrument influencing a large number of blues harmonica performers, including Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, and Snooky Pryor among many others.
The origins of hip-hop share provenance with clog dancing as a street dance art form. Clogging was brought to the US in the mid-nineteenth century and local performers refined the steps into tap. Tap dancing was originally performed as an accompaniment to song and the percussive and rhythmic patterns produced by the snags heightened effectiveness. The movement grew larger as rhythms grew more intricate and greater emphasis was placed on elements of dance composition and design. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, refined the minstrel tradition, and Fred Astaire made ‘hoofing’ a modern art form and the cornerstone of Hip Hop.
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