- Dec 12, 2008
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Full moon tonight had me thinking NY. Harvest Moon, a few months tardy.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Bunny Wailer, a reggae luminary who was the last surviving founding member of the legendary group The Wailers, died on Tuesday in his native Jamaica. He was 73.
Wailer, a baritone singer whose birth name is Neville Livingston, formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when they lived in a slum in the capital of Kingston. They catapulted to international fame with the album, “Catch a Fire" and also helped popularize Rastafarian culture among better-off Jamaicans starting in the 1970s.
If anybody questions how great a band they were (not just record makers), the Revolution video answers that. That they never got to tour together on some of that later material is a tragedy.I recently stumbled upon these two videos on Youtube. It's amazing the little treasures you can find there.
If anybody questions how great a band they were (not just record makers), the Revolution video answers that. That they never got to tour together on some of that later material is a tragedy.
Lloyd Price was one of the great R&B stars of the 1950s and ‘60s, known for hits including “Personality” and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy.”
- Died: May 3, 2021 (Who else died on May 3?)
- Details of death: Died in New Rochelle, New York of complications of diabetes at the age of 88.
Mr. PersonalityPrice was still a teen when he recorded his first hit, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” in 1952. Written by Price and recorded with Fats Domino (1928–2017) on piano, it became an R&B hit and was one of the legendary tracks that helped lay the groundwork for the development of rock and roll. “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” was later recorded by artists including Elvis Presley (1935–1977) and Paul McCartney.
In later years, Price became a promoter, working with Don King on the iconic “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match as well as promoting concerts. He was also an entrepreneur with a line of Southern foods including Lawdy Miss Clawdy Sweet Potato Cookies and Lloyd Price’s Soulful ‘n’ Smooth Grits. In 1998, Price was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Price on his earliest days as a performer“My mother had a sandwich shop, and there weren’t more than 10 records on the juke box, but I knew all 20 sides, both the ‘A’ sides and the ‘B’ sides. I’d sit there and listen to them as people came into the shop for sandwiches. It only cost a nickel, and I would dance and they’d throw pennies on the floor. I think that’s how it all really started. I just thought I could do it.” —from a 2017 interview with Jazz Weekly
RIP. I had thought Jerry Lee Lewis and Don Everly were the last two survivors of the first wave of rock and rollers.Lloyd Price, R&B pioneer known for “Personality,” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” died May 3 of complications of diabetes in New Rochelle, New York at the age of 88.www.legacy.com
That looks exactly like the template for "The Playtone Cavalcade of Stars" from That Thing You Do, just missing Capt Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters.Following up with another TV appearance by another striped shirt band also managed by Murray Wilson we also have the Sunrays "I Live for the Sun". Perfect for our current streak of summer weather.