Cameron K

Monday, 23 November 2015 21:15

A Short History of David Essex on ZANI

David Albert Cook was born in 1947 in Plaistow, England and grew up in Canning Town in East London.
After the war, thousands of US troops remained stationed in the UK and flocked in their droves to Soho (London) looking for entertainment.
Sunday, 01 November 2015 11:30

A Short History of The Supremes On ZANI

Florence Ballard was a student at junior high school in the Detroit housing projects and became friends with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks,
Monday, 12 October 2015 19:18

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when Art Neville (keyboards) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) .
A music or pop video is a short film to accompany a piece of music and or song.
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:20

Brief History of Greenwich Village

The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").
Sunday, 16 August 2015 14:23

A Brief History of British Music Shows

The Old Grey Whistle Test (1971- 1987)
The BBC2 television music show ran from 1971 to 1987. Unlike other contemporary music programs OGWT featured non chart music with a preference for serious rock music and album songs.
In the early 60s Ronan O'Rahilly was a nightclub owner in London's Soho district and managed a number of pop music artists including Georgie Fame.
/The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section -The Swampers.
"Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers;
And they've been known to pick a song or two.
Lord they get me off so much.
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?"
"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section was the resident band at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama. Like the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the Funk Brother at Motown, they were the backing band on dozens of gold and platinum hits. The four founding members were Barry Beckett (keyboards), Roger G Hawkins (drums), David Hood
Saturday, 15 November 2014 13:02

The Troggs – Pure Punk Inspiration

/The Troggs - Wild Thing

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The Trogglodytes formed in 1964 in Andover, Southern England. They shortened their name to Troggs when they signed for Larry Page in 1965. The original line up was Reg Ball (now Presley) on lead vocals, Chris Britton (Lead Guitar), Pete Staples (bass), Ronnie Bond (drums). Despite being signed to Page One Records their manager leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl." The single failed to impact.
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