Gary Moore, the legendary Irish rock artist and former guitarist of Thin Lizzy, has died at age 58. He was found dead hours after checking into a five-star hotel in Estepona, Costa del Sol in Spain.
The blues rock guitarist arrived at the hotel with a younger woman and was in a good mood, ordered a bottle of champagne and some brandy to enjoy the first night of what was supposed to be a six-day holiday. He died in his sleep.
On his official...
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The Girl From Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)
It's a song of sensuality that entices men everywhere to dream. It evokes the fantasy of an exotic beach where warm waves kiss the shore, where breezes whisper through the palms, and where there is a woman, a dream woman, an ideal woman who embodies the elusive essence of everything that is desirable.
The song was composed for a musical comedy entitled Dirigível (Blimp), then a work-in-progress of Vinícius de Moraes. The original title was Menina...
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Henryk Górecki. In Memoriam…
Henryk Górecki, who died on November 12 aged 76, was a Polish composer who achieved immense popularity in Western Europe and America in the 1990s thanks to the ethereal splendour of his Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), which briefly reached No 6 in the British charts, just behind Paul McCartney.
He had started his musical life as a pioneer of the Polish avant garde and his work was often dismissed for its violence, both in its sound and in the...
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The Christmas Song
The Christmas Song was created in quite interesting circumstances. It was summer 1944 and Mel Torme was in California. He was a well-known jazz singer at the time, who also played drums, was an actor (appeared on screen with Frank Sinatra, among others) and a pilot. He was a valued artist in the sphere of jazz musicians. He composed around 500 pieces, several of which have become jazz standards.
The Christmas Song
That summer was exceptionally hot. Whole...
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Gimme Some Lovin'
In 1960 Spencer Davis travelled from London to Birmingham to begin studies. Three years later he met Winwood brothers and convinced them to form a beat band. Peter York was the drummer. They didn’t clearly specify a style they wanted to play. One thing they wanted for sure was to play heavy.
Gimme Some Lovin
For two years they played at local clubs in Birmingham. They played well so no wonder that they quickly earned many fans among young people. In 1965 they made...
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