Tina Turner Dies

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.

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My Favorite Albums – Venus and Mars – Wings

Tell me, what’s that man movin’ cross the stage?
It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page

Venus and Mars was the 4th studio album by Wings and the 6th for Paul McCartney after the break-up of The Beatles in 1970. The album was released May 27, 1975, and was the follow-up to Band on the Run. It was released on Capitol Records and was the springboard to a year-long worldwide tour for the band.

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Stacks of 45’s – Georgy Girl/When the Stars Begin to Fall

Swingin’ down the street so fancy-free

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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Album Art – George Osaki

On October 20, 1977, only three days after the release of the Street Survivors album, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s chartered Convair CV-300 ran out of fuel near the end of their flight.

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Colored Vinyl – We’re An American Band – Grand Funk

Now these fine ladies, they had a plan, they were out to meet the boys in the band, they said, “Come on dudes, let’s get it on”, and we proceeded to tear that hotel down

It was July 1973 and the song “We’re An American Band” was all over the radio. I purchased the Capitol album and was shocked when I got home and opened it up. I found a bright yellow vinyl record inside with a custom label. The only colored records I had ever seen were some of the children’s records my Mother bought me as a child.

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