jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016

Muere Andy Thuntherclap Newman a los 73 años


Ha muerto Andy Thunderclap Newman , el maravilloso pianista del grupo Thunderclap Newman, que logró un numero uno mundial, con la obra maestra“Something in the Air” , en el sello Track , de los Who y producidos por Pete Townsend. Andy Thundrclap Newman tenía 73 años y llevaba un tiempo luchando con la muerte.


Thunderclap Newman was a British one-hit wonder band that Pete Townshend of The Who and Kit Lambert formed circa December 1968 - January 1969 in a bid to showcase the talents of John "Speedy" Keen, Andy "Thunderclap" Newman and Jimmy McCulloch. Their single, "Something in the Air", a 1969 UK Number One hit, remains in demand for television commercials, film soundtracks and compilations. The band released a critically acclaimed rock album, Hollywood Dream, and three other singles (which appeared on the album): "Accidents", "The Reason" and "Wild Country". From 1969 until 1971, the nucleus of the band consisted of the songwriter Speedy Keen (vocals, drums, guitar); Andy "Thunderclap" Newman (piano); and Jimmy McCulloch (guitar). Pete Townshend (using the alias "Bijou Drains") played bass guitar on their album and singles, all of which he had recorded and produced in IBC Studio and his Twickenham home studio. The band augmented its personnel during its tours: in 1969, by James "Jim" Pitman-Avery (bass guitar) and Jack McCulloch (drums); and in 1971, by Ronnie Peel (bass guitar) and Roger Felice (drums). The band folded in April 1971 and was resurrected by Andy Newman and his colleagues circa 2007.

Hoy Angus Young cumple 61 años


Angus McKinnon Young (Glasgow, Escocia, 31 de marzo de 1955) es un músico australiano nacido en Glasgow, conocido por ser uno de los miembros fundadores y el principal guitarrista del grupo AC/DC, aparte de ser el único miembro que ha permanecido en la banda desde su inicio.
Fue introducido en el Salón de la fama del Rock and Roll junto a los miembros actuales de la banda en el 2003. Es conocido por sus salvajes y enérgicos movimientos en el escenario, y su peculiar uniforme de colegial. Además, en el año 2014 se sitúa en el puesto número 96 de los 100 mejores guitarristas de todos los tiempos, concedido por la revista Rolling Stone, y en el puesto 24 en una nueva edición de 2011 de los 100 mejores guitarristas de todos los tiempos, también por la revista Rolling Stone, y en el puesto número 20 de la lista "los 100 mejores guitarristas", de la revista Total Guitar.
Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and his own version of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as being among the greatest guitarists of all time.
AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1973 and have released 17 studio albums. The band has shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with over 70 million certified units in the US. Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the second all-time highest-selling album worldwide. In 2003, Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2016

Norah Jones cumple 37 años


Geethali Norah Jones Shankar (Nueva York, 30 de marzo de 1979), conocida como Norah Jones, es una cantante, compositora, pianista y actriz estadounidense. Ganadora de 9 premios Grammy, ha vendido como cantante más de 40 millones de discos. Su música combina elementos de jazz, soul, pop, y country. Ha protagonizado la película My Blueberry Nights (2007), y un cameo en Ted (2012). Nacida en Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, Nueva York), Norah Jones es hija biológica del fallecido famoso intérprete de sitar hindú Ravi Shankar y de la productora de conciertos Sue Jones. Es hermana por parte de padre de la sitarista Anoushka Shankar. Junto con su madre, vivió en Nueva York hasta que cumplió cuatro años. Entonces, se mudaron a Grapevine (cerca de Dallas, Texas), donde estuvo hasta los veinte. De esta época data su primer interés por la música, que se materializaba en la audición de discos de clásicos del blues y del jazz como Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Bill Evans, Joni Mitchell y otros. A estas influencias, hay que añadir las recibidas por vía de su abuela, aficionada al country de los outlaws, desde Hank Williams a Willie Nelson. Norah empezó a estudiar canto y se sumó al coro de la iglesia para cantar gospel, al tiempo que iniciaba las clases de piano y saxofón (a los siete). Cuando creció, se matriculó en una escuela de artes. Su primer contacto con el jazz lo tuvo en Dallas, al ingresar en su adolescencia en el Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. En 1996 y 1997 ganó varios premios de interpretación y composición para estudiantes. Al finalizar el instituto, entró en la Universidad de North Texas, donde estudió piano y teoría en el programa de jazz. Allí se especializó en teclado de jazz y formó su primer grupo. De ahí pasó a tocar el piano y cantar regularmente en un restaurante italiano.

Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979)is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Jones has won numerous awards and has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000–2009 decade chart. In 2002, Jones launched her solo music career with the release of Come Away with Me, a commercially successful and critically acclaimed album that was a fusion of jazz with country music and pop. It was certified diamond, selling over 26 million copies. The record earned Jones five Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. Her subsequent studio albums Feels Like Home, released in 2004; Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights; and 2009's The Fall all gained Platinum status, selling over a million copies each. They were also generally well received by critics. Jones' fifth studio album, Little Broken Hearts, was released on April 27, 2012. She is half-sister of the Indian sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar.

Eric Clapton cumple 71 años


Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (Ripley, Surrey, Inglaterra, 30 de marzo de 1945) es un guitarrista, cantante y compositor de rock y blues británico, conocido por su magistral habilidad con la guitarra eléctrica, en concreto con su Stratocaster.2 Es conocido por el apodo de Slowhand ("Mano lenta"),desde su época en The Yardbirds y con el de God ("Dios") en su época con Cream. Clapton es miembro del Salón de la Fama del Rock por partida triple: como miembro de The Yardbirds y de Cream y por su carrera en solitario. En opinión de muchos críticos, Clapton ha sido uno de los artistas de la cultura de masas más respetados e influyentes de todos los tiempos. Aparece en el puesto número 2 de la lista "Los 100 guitarristas más grandes de todos los tiempos" de la revista Rolling Stone4 y en el puesto número 55 de su especial "Inmortales: Los 100 artistas más grandes de todos los tiempos". Además, en 2005 la revista Guitar World incluyó cinco de sus canciones entre los mejores solos de guitarra de todos los tiempos. Su estilo musical ha sufrido cambios diversos a lo largo de su carrera, pero sus raíces siempre han estado profundamente ligadas con el blues. Es reconocido como un innovador en varias etapas de su carrera. Practicó el blues rock con John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers y The Yardbirds y el rock psicodélico con Cream, además de haber tocado estilos muy diversos en su etapa en solitario: Delta blues en su álbum Me and Mr. Johnson, pop en su canción «Change the World» o reggae en su versión del tema de Bob Marley «I shot the Sheriff». Algunos de sus mayores éxitos han sido los temas «Layla» de su época con Derek and the Dominos, «Sunshine of your love» con Cream y «Tears in Heaven», dedicada a su fallecido hijo, que compuso con Will Jennings.

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".He was also named number five in Time magazine's list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009. In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and "arty, blues-based psychedelic pop". Furthermore, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s, Clapton's output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were "Layla", recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson's "Crossroads", recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton's grief was expressed in the song "Tears in Heaven", which featured in his Unplugged album. Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

Led Zeppelin houses of the holy


Tal dia como hoy pero del año 1973 aparece en el mercado Houses of the Holy —en españolCasas del santo— es el quinto álbum de la banda británica Led Zeppelin. Rompe con la tradición de los discos anteriores; en primer lugar, es el primero con un título o al menos un título «pronunciable». Pero también marca un cierto distanciamiento con la fuerte vena blues que había impregnado anteriores trabajos, a cambio de abrirse a otros estilos como el reggae o el soul. La cara A seguía por el camino iniciado con "Stairway to Heaven": riqueza de instrumentación, melodías clásicas y canciones épicas.


Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on 28 March 1973. It is their first album composed of entirely original material, and represents a musical turning point for the band, who had begun to record songs with more layering and production techniques. Containing some of the band's most famous songs, including "The Song Remains the Same", "The Rain Song" and "No Quarter", Houses of the Holy became a huge success, and was certified eleven times platinum by the RIAA in 1999. In 2012, it was ranked #148 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The title track was recorded for the album, but was delayed until the band's next release, Physical Graffiti, two years later. Much of the album was recorded in Spring 1972 using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at Stargroves, a manor house and country estate in Hampshire county, England. Some songs from the album had initially been tried out earlier than this, such as "No Quarter", which was first attempted during a session at Headley Grange Estate, in East Hampshire. Several of the songs were produced as trial recordings (demos) at the personal studios of guitarist Jimmy Page and bass player/keyboardist John Paul Jones. Having recently installed these studios in their homes, it enabled them to finish the arrangements which had been laid down earlier. In particular, Page was able to present complete arrangements of "The Rain Song" and "Over the Hills and Far Away", while Jones had developed "No Quarter" Another bout of recording took place at Olympic Studios in May 1972, and during the band's 1972 North American tour additional recording sessions were conducted at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Some songs which were recorded from these various sessions did not make it onto Houses of the Holy, namely "Black Country Woman", "Walter's Walk", "The Rover" and also the would-be title-track, "Houses of the Holy". All of these songs were retained and later released on subsequent Led Zeppelin albums.