THE ROLLING STONES - JUST MY IMAGINATION"Gimme champagne when I'm thirsty, gimme a reefer when i wanna get high....."
THE ROLLING STONES - FARAWAY EYES
THE ROLLING STONES & BUDDY GUT - CHAMPAGNE & REEFER
What's he singing about Daddy??
And why do you suppose BONG SHOW would be flying to South America????? I must admit he was like the first friend I met on here and I miss his humor and insights but I really never liked the YUKU site even after using it for several months.
Didn't Bong Show die in a plane crash on the way to South America?
THE MONKEES AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
DAVID BOWIEBorn David Robert Jones, David Bowie is either a trendsetter or a very good mimic. He has had so many different personas and been at the leading edge of so many musical trends that I think he is the former, although I am not really a big fan of his. Bowie first gained attention in England recording under the name Davy Jones until 1966, but with the first release of SPACE ODDITY in 1969 he had his first major hit. By this time he had adopted the stage name DAVID BOWIE to avoid being confused with the Davy Jones of the MONKEES. Bowie spent a couple of years in the late 60s in the New York/Andy Warhol scene where he formed long lasting friendships with Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. During this period, Bowie was just another acoustic singer/songwriter in the mold of Donovan, but with the influence of Warhol and Reed, he emerged in 1971 as ZIGGY STARDUST and really infused the glam-rock movement started by his long time friend, Marc Bolan of T-REX fame. I’m not sure we should credit him with creating glam-rock, but the ZIGGY persona was probably the most famous and influential example of this genre. He also had married Angela Barnett in 1970, the ANGIE from the song by the Rolling Stones. Early in an 1972 interview, Bowie claimed to be gay despite having fathered a son with his wife the previous year. This androgynous characteristic would mark his life and work forever. HUNKY DORY and the single CHANGES(what a song title for someone who just announced he was bi-sexual) would follow in 72 and bring him more success, but it was the concert tour of ZIGGY STARDUST that brought him the most attention. This was a period a great creativity for Bowie where he was not only recording and touring, he produced the great albums TRANSFORMER for Lou Reed, IGGY POP AND THE STOOGES, and wrote and produced ALL THE YOUNG DUDES for MOTT THE HOOPLE. Suddenly, in 1973, Bowie announced at the final concert of a long tour that he was retiring from music and would no longer be ZIGGY STARDUST. 1974 saw the release of DIAMOND DOGS and the hit single REBEL, REBEL a drastic change from his ZIGGY sound. For the next few years, Bowie would inhabit the character he called the THIN WHITE DUKE and record a series of albums of material he called PLASTIC SOUL. This would be marked by the albums YOUNG AMERICANS, which greatly expanded his US audience with the singles FAME and the title track, and STATION TO STATION with its disco sounding hit GOLDEN YEARS. Cocaine abuse was running rampant in Bowie’s life at this time and his erratic behavior and failing health would coax him into going to Berlin with Iggy Pop for three years from 77-80. Here he would kick the coke and produce “the Berlin Trilogy” albums LOW, HEROES, and LODGER. Another new sound was produced on these albums, the synth sound of his collaboration with Brian Eno. In 1980, Bowie would finalize his divorce from ANGIE and move to New York where he recorded SCARY MONSTERS and the hit single ASHES TO ASHES. Another album would not follow until 1983’s LET’S DANCE, an album of dance music produced by Niles Rogers of CHIC and introducing a young guitarist named STEVIE RAY VAUGHN. The title track, MODERN LOVE, and CHINA GIRL would prove to be Bowie’s most commercially successful records yet. Bowie would continue to change his personas and record until the present day, but he would never again be as popular. Side forays into acting in movies and on Broadway, forming the band TIN MACHINE and other distractions and projects would mark the rest of his career. Bowie has to be considered one of the most diverse rock stars ever, playing the parts of acoustic balladeer, glam rocker, soul singer, dance mogul, hard rocker, record producer, and songwriter. His catalog of songs is as prolific as it is diverse. He has been at the cutting edge of too many musical trends to just be lucky. I think he is one of the most influential and strangely curious of all the songwriters to emerge from England in the 60s. And while he does make my ten favorite artist list, he probably does make my ten best songwriters for his vast influences. He is certainly as multi-talented as any one individual can be and deserves his rightful place among the best songwriters ever.
I'm still coming down from last night's unbelievable Giants' win
Thanks for asking Johnny. Passed her heart cath today but she has had at least one confirmed stroke and I believe several infarctions in the last six months as she has some memory issues and some unusual behavoirs, like "losing time" whiledriving and then waking up in an EMS vehicle on the way to the emergency room. She is 67 or 68 so she's at "that age." Congrats on your GIANTS.
Hey fan. How's your sister doing?
Everything I Own - Bread