Music Diary – 26th November

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 26th November!

Tina Turner

Happy birthday to singer, dancer and actress Annie Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner, who was born on the 26th November 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee. With her husband Ike Turner (she married the musician in 1962), she recorded under the moniker Ike & Tina Turner the classics „A Fool in Love“ (1960), „River Deep Mountain High“ (1966), „Proud Mary“ (1971) and „Nutbush City Limits“ (1973) before getting divorced in 1976. Seven years later Tina Turner had a successful comeback: In 1983 the single „Let’s Stay Together“ charted worldwide and reached the top ten. Also the LP „Private Dancer“ (her fifth solo album released in 1984) became a huge success. Over 8 millions copies were sold worldwide until today. And more hits followeld like the megahit „What’s Love Got to Do with It“ (1984). TIna Turner was also working as an actress: So she played the „The Acid Queen“ in The Who rock musical „Tommy“ (1975). Ten years later she took over a role in the blockbuster „Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome“ and in „Last Action Hero“ (1993) she acted in a cameo role.

Tina Tuner is also called „The Queen of Rock’n’Roll“ and she is one of most successful female rock artists ever. She received eight Grammys and sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.

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Music Diary – 14th November

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 14th November!

The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1981)

On the 14th November 1981, the Police single „Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic“ went No. 1 in the UK. In the USA the song reached the third place at the singles chart. The recording sessions took place in Canada at the Le Studio in Morin Heights, Quebec. Singer and bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, drummer Stewart Copeland and Hugh Padgham produced the new hit single, which was an outtake of the fourth The Police studio LP „Ghost in the Machine„.

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Music Diary – 14th September

Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 14th September!

Quadrophenia (UK Poster)

Quadrophenia (UK Poster)

In 1979, the movie „Quadrophenia“ directed by Franc Roddam was officially released at the Toronto Film Festival. The film is based on The Who’s 1973 concept album which is focused on the English teenage perspective in 1964 and the Mod- and Rocker movement. The film follows the story of the young Mod Jimmy Cooper and his friends.

The official Soundtrack features new drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced Keith Moon, on the two new tracks „Get out and stay out“ and „Joker James“. Also classic songs from the Sixties like „Night Train“ by James Brown, „Louie Louie“ by The Kingsmen, „Green Onions“ by Booker T. And The M.G.’s and „Be my Baby“ by The Ronettes are featured on the soundtrack.

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