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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:09

Motown: -The Temptations -The 1961 - 1978 Years

The Temptations formed in 1961 and were made up of singers from several doo-wop groups. The Cavaliers (1955-57), The Primes (1957 -1960), The Siberians/The El Domingoes (1958 -1959), Otis Williams & The Distants (1959 -1960), and The Elgins (1959 - 1960). The Elgins re-christen themselves, The Temptations before signing with Miracle Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in 1961.

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Fred King was born in Gilmer, Texas in 1934 to Ella Mae King and J. T. Christian. Influenced by his mother and uncle, both proficient guitar players, Fred learned to play rural country blues when he was six. His early influences were Sam Lightnin Hopkins and jump blues saxophonist, Louis Jordan.

Published in Music
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:05

A Brief Biog of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965 when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals).

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Sugar Ray Leonard looks back on his illustrious career in which he fought the likes of Roberto Duran, Marvin Hagler & Tommy Hearns.

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In the UK Bingo is a catchphrase that is forever, and rightly so, associated with a rapid victory, be it the game itself or at home, work, or social surroundings when something goes your way. In short, Bingo means to win.

Published in Culture
Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:33

Studio 54 | Behind The Scenes

Studio 54 was Sodom and Gomorrah with a disco theme, a place where celebrities and civilians alike reveled in unrestrained debauchery. Nothing was off limits when the club was in full swing, drugs, sex and rock and roll

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:34

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) . Art was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in a musical family.

Published in Music
Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:56

The Birth and Growth of The Slot Machine

‘One armed bandits wink an eye at Piccadilly to greet the Saturday Night results’ – Ian Page – Secret Affair September 1978

Published in Culture
Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:47

Five Underdog Stories To Get Inspired

Football or soccer is the most popular sport in the world with billions of fans dotted around the globe; some aren’t committed to a team and just simply enjoy the game, others dedicate their lives to following their teams all over to cheer them on – win or lose – but all of them have a passion and love for the game.

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John Henry Hammond II (Born Manhattan, New York City, December 15, 1910 - Died Manhattan, New York City, July 10, 1987) was an American talent scout and producer, whose achievements in the record business will never be surpassed. As well as producing several significant American musical icons, he was a civil rights activist, a music critic, a philanthropist, and had a career that spanned six decades. His name is synonymous with Columbia Records (now Sony Records), and with artists from Billie Holliday to Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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