Do you know this song?
Or this one?
Both were written by Allee Willis, who passed away on December 24th of heart failure. A prolific writer, she was nominated for a Tony for A Color Purple soundtrack and won a Grammy for the same as well as several other nominations and wins at the Emmy’s, Grammys and Tonys.
A final song you may recognize.
The singer of the iconic song, “The Cover Of The Rolling Stone” passed away on December 31, 2018 at the age of 81. Usually a back up singer for Dr Hook and the Medicine Show, he sang lead for this song and will always be remembered for it.
Listened and shazamed this tune in September 2015. Great funk from the Godfather Of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown. Funky President (People It’s Bad) was released as a single in 1974 and appeared on his 1974 album Reality. Apparently this track is one of his most sampled and the wah wah guitar has been used on dozens of hip hop tracks. Enjoy!!!
April 6, 2017 saw the passing of David Peel, founder of David Peel and the Lower East Side. He and the band were early proponents of “street rock” and embraced the hippie/marijuana culture of the 60’s and 70’s. One could also say that he was an early punk pioneer as well. His recording career spanned 6 decades, and his last album was released in 2015. The clip below is notable as it has some special guests, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and is a live performance on the David Frost Show in 1971.
Remember that great instrumental “Pipeline”, the one with the great opening riff that basically created a whole new form of guitar playing? Brian Carman of “The Chantays” played that way back in 1962. Brian passed away on March 1st, but will always be remembered for this path-finding sound.One of the true pioneers.