Ike renamed Anna Mae Bullock to Tina Turner, and they formed a professional and personal partnership.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, a small rural town. Her parents, Floyd and Zelma Bullock were sharecroppers. She had an older sister named Alline. Tina’s parents separated when she was young, and her mother moved to St. Louis, Missouri, leaving Tina and her sister with their grandmother.
My 5th inductee of 2023, in my Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame, and my 17th inductee overall is The Eagles.
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971. They are known for their harmonies, intricate guitar work, and well-crafted songwriting. Glenn Frey and Don Henley first met in 1970 when they were hired as session musicians for Linda Ronstadt’s backing band.
Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music.
Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. was a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and was known internationally as a folk-rock legend.
You got to ball and have a good time
And that’s what I call choogling
“Chooglin'” is a slang term that was popularized in the 1970s by the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The term appears in the band’s song “Keep on Chooglin’,” and it is believed to be a made-up word that describes a rhythmic, pulsating motion, often associated with dancing or grooving to the music.
My 4th inductee this year (2023) and my 16th overall was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is a British rock band that was formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The group was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move at the time. The idea for the Electric Light Orchestra was to fuse classical music with rock and roll, creating a unique sound that would set them apart from other bands of the era.
Brilliant, clever, or that I just enjoy hearing over and over.
As I’ve listened to songs, over the years, I always have found certain lines that just make the song for me. This is the first post that showcases some of those phrases that I thought were brilliant, clever, or that I just enjoy hearing over and over.
My Mom and I were at Woolworth’s department store in the early 70s and I bought the boxed set, Superstars of the 70’s. The 4-album set was a compilation release from Warner Special Products, a division of Warner Bros. Records, in 1973. It contains 49 songs by 41 artists. A copy on Amazon.com carries a 5 out of 5 rating.
This is the 2nd of my Omni concert posts, the 70s, now the 80s and next I’ll complete the set with the 90s
The Omni Coliseum was constructed in 1972 with 17,500 seats. The dramatic exterior of the building is unpainted Cor-Ten steel, which has oxidized to form a self-sealing coating. In my first post, I covered the concerts held there during the 70s. When I came to the Omni, if I had time, I would eat at the Chick-fil-A just inside the Omni International Hotel. Let’s get started with the 80s.
My first inductee(s) for my Songwriters Award is Lennon and McCartney, John Lennon’s 2nd time and Paul McCartney’s 3rd time into Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame.
Lennon and McCartney complemented one another as personalities and as musicians. McCartney’s melodic facility smoothed over some of Lennon’s rougher edges. Lennon’s grit added texture and leavened some of McCartney’s more saccharine tendencies.