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My friend Martin Nan, who lives in Amsterdam, made a trip to COBRA to see the exhibit by the famous Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn. His photos of many rock stars are famous but he has also done many fashion pictures for magazines like Vogue as well. The title of the exhibition is “MOØDe” (mood + mode, which is Dutch for fashion). The two worlds come together in a photo of Johnny Cash carrying Kate Moss (Nashville, 1994). COBRA stands for COpenhagen, BRussels, Amsterdam – abstract art movement round 1950.
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One of the “Beautiful” people of the 60’s & 70’s died unexpectedly died on January 23rd. No cause was given. The announcement was made by her three children Leilah, Jeordie and Beau Jarred. They posted the following message: We are heartbroken, but want to thank each and every one of you for the affection you have for our Mother, and to tell you that she loved all of you so much! She was one of the most talented, strong and passionate women of the era and every word she wrote, every note she sang reflected that. Our world is much…
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No, this isn’t a story about gambling. This is about a very important part of music history. You might have to be of a certain age to even know what a Jukebox is. They are hard to find in public places these days, but once they were vital to popular music.
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Dire Straits had a huge hit with their song “Money for Nothing”. It’s so easy. All you have to do is pick up a guitar and you’ll go far. What Mark Knopfler, who wrote the song, doesn’t sing about is just how long it took him to reach the top of the mountain of success. He was already over thirty when the song made it big. He’s not the only one who had to struggle for years to make a “mark” in music. You can go all the way back to the beginning of Rock and Roll. Chuck Berry and…
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Many are glad to see the year 2023 fade away. For many, it wasn’t the best of years. However, music fans may look back on this year as the year of some of the best Rock music in many years. Just when many were predicting that most artists were not even going to bother making new records, we had an avalanche of new releases. And it was more than The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Dolly Parton who released memorable music during the year.