Tag: Music

Pete Fountain

Pierre Dewey LaFontaine Jr., was born July 3, 1930, in New Orleans, the great grandson of a French immigrant who came to the U.S. in the early 19th century. His father would later change his last name to Fountain and Pete followed suit. As a child, he was very sickly, frequently battling respiratory infections due […]

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Prince

It seems like we have been writing way too many of these memorial tributes lately.  2016 had been a rough year, and now we have lost another great musician.  Prince Rogers Nelson was an amazing musician, icon and innovator. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1958, Prince had been interested in music from a […]

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A Wonderful Life

As you all know, my role on the page is purely administrative, but the team very graciously allowed me to add a short post of my own on this occasion. I’m very much a child of music, born to two young people of the sixties, at the start of the seventies, and reached maturity in […]

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David Bowie

Born David Robert Jones on the 8th of January, 1947 in Brixton, south London. David Jones took to music early in his life, and though his singing voice was deemed only adequate, he excelled in his (newly introduced) music and movement classes as a very imaginative dancer. As he grew and developed, he struggled to […]

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A True Songbird – Eva Cassidy

“You left in autumn, the leaves were turning I walk down roads [of] orange and gold I see your sweet smile, I hear your laughter You’re still here beside me every day . . . ‘Cause I know you by heart . . . “ In November of 1996 the world said goodbye to the […]

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