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“The Beatles: Rock Band” can help happiness

"The Beatles: Rock Band" can help happiness

Ever since Daisuke Inoue invented the Karaoke machine in 1971, the popularity of playing superstar and singing famous songs for friends has been steadily increasing. Recently, Karaoke has made its way into video games. Studies of singing in social situations…

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Johnny Mercer Songbook Legend

Johnny Mercer Songbook Legend

Johnny Mercer was born in 1909 in Georgia to a comfortable white middle-class family but grew up listening to ragtime, spirituals, early jazz and black church music. As a young teen he was interested in poetry, music and making music.…

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Trivia facts about Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley’s Birth Elvis Aaron was born in Tupelo on 8 January 1935. (Yes, he would be 74, if still alive.) His mother, Gladys, was 21; his father, Vernon, was only 18. Elvis had a twin brother, christened Jesse Garon,…

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American classical composer George Rochberg

American Classical Composer George Rochberg

“It was empty of expressive emotion and was inadequate to express my grief….it is finished, hollow, meaningless.” Thus the words of George Rochberg about serialism in 1963 when his son Paul succumbed to the ravages of a brain tumor. His…

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Music flashback – History of Jazz

jazz music

Where the actual name of jazz came from is anyone’s guess. But first, work and misery produced the call and response element known to jazz from the plantation fields of southern American slavery. A leader during a work regime might…

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India’s T-Series becomes first YouTube channel to reach 100M subscribers

t-series youtube channel

For months the online battle between T-Series and PewDiePie has been seen raging and finally one has been declared the winner. T-Series, the Indian record label, has touched the milestone of becoming the first YouTube channel to get 100 million…

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Five Christmas tunes you won’t hear at the Mall

Five Christmas tunes

Sufjan Stevens- Get Behind Me, Santa! (Christmas song) From Sufjan Stevens’ 2006 release, “Songs for Christmas,” this song is sure to please any indie pop fan looking for a catchy, fun Christmas song. Stars- Fairytale of New York A cover…

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Brief about classic rock band Led Zeppelin

classic rock band Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is a band – and a brand – whose influence is wide and deep. The group introduced a new sound in rock’n’roll that combined the blues, heavy riffs, and Celtic mysticism. The result, as evidenced by their huge…

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Tips to follow before heading on a music tour

music tour

Preparing the Vehicle Whether the band owns its own van or truck, or will be renting one in which to travel, the vehicle needs to be in good running condition, with all fluids topped off. Safety features such as emergency…

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Tips how to do packing for a music tour

Tips how to do packing for a music tour

When a band sets out on its first road tour (see Getting Bands Out of Their Own Back Yards and Advance Marketing for Touring), it may be solely focused on ensuring that it has all the necessary gear that it…

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