miércoles, 20 de enero de 2016

Ayer Janis Joplin hubiera cumplido 73 años


Janis Lyn Joplin (Port Arthur, Texas, 19 de enero de 1943 - Los Ángeles, California, 4 de octubre de 1970) fue una cantante estadounidense de rock and roll y blues caracterizada por su poderosa voz y gran intensidad de su interpretación. Fue un símbolo femenino de la contracultura de los '60 y la primera mujer en ser considerada una gran estrella delrock and roll. En 1995 ingresó al Salón de la Fama del Rock y en 2004 la revista Rolling Stone la colocó en el lugar 46 de los 100 mejores artistas de todos los tiempos, mientras que en 2008 la ubicó en puesto 28 de los mejores cantantes de todos los tiempos. En 2013 recibió una estrella en el Paseo de la Fama de Hollywood. En 1999, fue elegida como la tercer mejor artista femenina del rock en la lista 100 Greatest Women in Rock realizada por VH1.



Janis Lyn Joplin (/ˈdʒɒplɪn/; January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the mid 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic/acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival, which led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles; other popular songs include: "Down on Me," "Summertime," "Piece of My Heart," "Ball 'n' Chain," "Maybe," "To Love Somebody," "Kozmic Blues," "Work Me, Lord," "Cry Baby," "Mercedes Benz," and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin was well known for her performing ability and skill as a multi-instrumentalist. Her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric"; at the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Known as "Pearl" among her friends, she was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004 and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with Recording Industry Association of America certifications of 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.

Dale Griffin, bateria de Mott the Hoople muere a los 67 años


 Dale Griffin, baterista de Mott the Hoople, uno de los nombres impulsores del glam rock, luego de una larga batalla contra el Alzheimer. Además de su historia como músico, Griffin tuvo una importante carrera como productor, trabajando con grupos como The Cult y Hanoi Rocks. También fue conocida su labor en el programa que el renombrado John Peel condujo en la BBC, produciendo en aquel entonces a Pulp, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins y Cascass, entre otros. Dale Griffin falleció dos días después de cumplir 67 años
Mott the Hoople fue una banda británica de rock con fuertes raíces de rhythm and blues. Son populares por la canción «All the Young Dudes», que fue escrita para ellos por un fanático de su música, David Bowie, que aparece en el álbum de 1972 del mismo nombre.
En 1968, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Pete Overend Watts, y Dale Buffin Griffin formaron una banda llamada Silence. Luego se unió a ellos el vocalista Stan Tippins en 1969. Stevens cambió el nombre de la agrupación a Mott the Hoople, basado en una novela de Willard Manus. Más tarde se uniría Ian Hunter, vocalista y teclista, que desplazó a Tippins al puesto de «road manager». Su álbum debut, Mott the Hoople (1969), fue un éxito comercial, y su repertorio incluía versiones de «Laugh at Me» (Sonny Bono), y una versión instrumental de «You Really Got Me» (The Kinks).
El segundo álbum, Mad Shadows (1970), recibió algunas críticas negativas; al igual que Wildlife (1971) debido a que incluyen canciones mas suaves y melódicas. Sin embargo, la banda logró consolidarse en parte con Brain Capers (1971), que sería el último de su contrato con Island Records. En este mismo año la banda disfrutó de una gran popularidad; en su actuación en el Royal Albert Hall se produjeron escenas dignas de la Beatlemanía. A pesar de todo no pudieron evitarse ciertos rumores sobre una hipotética separación.
Los temores se consolidaron en 1972. De hecho, el grupo se disolvió durante un breve tiempo tras quedarse sin discográfica, aunque tuvo que volver a la actividad para cumplir con el compromiso contractual que les obligaba a girar durante ese año.

Dale Griffin, drummer of Mott the Hoople, one of the drivers names of glam rock, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. In addition to its history as a musician, Griffin had a significant career as a producer, working with bands like The Cult and Hanoi Rocks. He was also known for his work in the renowned program that led John Peel on BBC, producing at that time to Pulp, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins and Cascass, among others. Dale Griffin died two days after turning 67 years

Mott the Hoople was a British rock band with strong roots of rhythm and blues. They are popular for the song "All the Young Dudes", which was written for them by a fan of his music, David Bowie, on the 1972 album of the same name.
In 1968, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Overend Pete Watts and Dale Griffin Buffin formed a band called Silence. Then they were joined by vocalist Stan Tippins in 1969. Stevens changed the name of the group to Mott the Hoople, based on a novel by Willard Manus. Later Ian Hunter, vocalist and keyboardist, which displaced Tippins the post of "road manager" would join. His debut album, Mott the Hoople (1969), was a commercial success, and its repertoire included versions of "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono), and an instrumental version of "You Really Got Me" (The Kinks).
The second album, Mad Shadows (1970) received some negative reviews; Wildlife like (1971) because they include softer melodic songs. However, the band managed to establish itself in part with Brain Capers (1971), which would be the last of his contract with Island Records. In the same year the band enjoyed great popularity; in his performance at the Royal Albert Hall there were scenes worthy of Beatlemania. Yet they could not avoid rumors about a hypothetical separation.
Fears were consolidated in 1972. In fact, the group disbanded briefly after running out record, but had to return to the activity to meet the contractual commitment that forced them to turn over that year.

martes, 19 de enero de 2016

Muere Glenn Lewis Frey lider de Eagles a los 67 años

Glenn Lewis Frey (Detroit, 6 de noviembre de 1948-Nueva York, 18 de enero de 2016)1 2 fue un músico estadounidense, solista, compositor y actor, uno de los miembros fundadores de la banda The Eagles. Frey escribió, y cantó muchos de los éxitos de la banda, como «Take It Easy», «Peaceful Easy Feeling», «Already Gone», «Tequila Sunrise», «Lyin' Eyes», «New Kid In Town», «Heartache Tonight», «How Long» y «No More Claudy Days».


Glenn Lewis Frey  (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of rock band the Eagles. During the seventies, Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards; alongside Don Henley, Frey was one of the primary singers of the Eagles, he sang lead vocals on songs such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".
After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud, in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits "The One You Love", "Smuggler's Blues", "Sexy Girl", "The Heat Is On", "You Belong to the City", "True Love", "Soul Searchin'", and "Livin' Right".
As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. As a solo artist and with the Eagles combined, Frey released 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.