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Classic Movies The Odd Couple 1968

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For this week's classic movies segment let's have an look at the 1968 movie The Odd Couple. Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) and Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau)  who are two divorced men  and decide to live together as they have different personalities which Felix is the neat person while Oscar who is an sports reporter  is also an fun loving slob  as well as playing pokies  with Felix and their friends  Speed (Larry Haines), Murray (Herb Edelman),  Vinnie (John Fielder) and Roy (David Sheiner). It's an very funny, FANTASTIC and entertaining Movie with  great acting by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau which it was the second movie they did together as the first was Fortune Cookie in 1966 which Walter Matthau won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar along with the other acting by Larry Haines who was known to soap fans as Stu Bergman on the American Daytime Soap Search For Tomorrow which he was there from 1951-86, Herb Edelman who went on to play Stan (Dorothy's ex Husband ) on the Go…

Classic Albums Beaucoups of Blues by Ringo Starr

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For the second time let's have another look at the classic album segment and tonight it's the Ringo Starr album from 1970 Beacoups Of Blues. This was Ringo's second album which was recorded in Nashville at Music City Recorders for 3 days from June 25th-27th 1970 and it was released September 25th 1970 which was not an hit in the UK but it went to number 65 in the USA, number 33 in Australia and number 34 in Canada. From the album the title track Beaucoups Of Blues written by Buzz Rabin went to number 87 in the USA, number 66 Australia, number 35 in Canada and number 43 in Germany and the other tracks from the album  were written by Ringo himself as he wrote 2 songs, 3 by Sorrells Pickard, 4 by Harland Howard and 1 by Bobby Pierce. It was engineered by Scotty Moore who played guitar with Elvis Presley in the 50's and 60's and among the musicians playing on the album were Charlie Daniels, Jerry Reid, DJ Fontana who too played drums with Elvis Presley in the 50;s and …

Classic Albums Pendulum by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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For this week's classic album segment let's have an look at the Creedence Clearwater Revival album Pendulum. It was recorded at Wally Heider Studio San Francisco in November 1970 and it was released December 7th 1970 which went to number 5 in the USA,number 8 in the UK, number 1 in Australia and Norway, number 2 in Holland and Canada and number 3 in Italy by early 1971 and also went platinum in the USA and Gold in Finland. From the album had the hit singles Have You Ever Seen The Rain and hey Tonight  and besides from those 2 songs all the other songs were written by John Fogerty. It was the last album for rhythm guitarist and John's brother Tom who left the group  not long after that to start a solo career and it was the last album with John Fogerty songs and him as producer as the next and last album that was to be Mardi Gras in 1972 Doug and Stu contributed to the album along with John. It's an great album which still rocks after 50 years  as it will be this Decembe…

More Myself A Journey by Alicia Keys

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This is the memoir of American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and in this book she talks about her upbringing in New York, started playing piano at age 6, her complex relationship with her father, began recording for J label which she would achieve hit singles including Fallin, You Don't Know My Name, No One, Un-Thinkable, performing with people like Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Prince and others. It's impressive and FANTASTIC with impressive, very entertaining and Brilliant stories told by Alicia and an enjoyable and great read as well. This is co written with Michelle Burford and Alicia is due to release an new called Alicia  but is delayed due to the corona virus situation as well as going on a world tour that is postponed. This an must for Alicia Keys fans and I give it 4 stars as it's in the shops now so do yourselves an favour and BUY IT which you will be amazed.

Classic Albums Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston

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For the third and final time tonight let's have another look at  another classic album segment  and this time it's the debut self titled album by American singer Whitney Houston. It was released February 14th 1985 which had an slow commercial response but in the summer of 1985 became more popular and would eventually go to number 1 in the USA pop charts in March 1986 as well as number 1 in the USA R&B charts, Australia, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Sweden, number 2 in the UK, Switzerland, Japan, Germany and Finland, number 3 in Austria and New Zealand, number 11 in Italy and number 13 in France  and it has sold over 22 million copies as well as one of the best selling albums worldwide  and also one of the best selling debut albums of all time. It was produced by Jermaine Jackson, Michael Masser, Kashif and Narada Michael Walden and  from the album had the hit singles Thinking About You, You Give Good Love, All At Once, Saving All My Love For You which won an Grammy for…

Classic Albums The Jazz Singer by Neil Diamond

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For the second time tonight let's have an look at the 1980 album The Jazz Singer by the Legendary American singer Neil Diamond. This album was also the soundtrack album from the movie of the same name that he starred with Laurence Olivier and Lucie Arnaz  which it was the 4th remake of the movie as the original movie starred Al Jolson in 1927. The album was recorded at Arch Angel Studio and the Record Plant(Los Angeles), Sunset Sound Recorders and Cherokee Studios (Hollywood) and Downbreaker Studio (San Fernando) all in California and it was released November 10th 1980 which went to number 3 in the USA, number 3 UK, number 10 Australia and number 24 in New Zealand  as well as going platinum in the USA and UK, double platinum in Canada and South Africa and Gold in Hong Kong. From the album it had 3 hit singles Love On The Rocks, Hello Again and America and it was produced by Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons legendary American singing group. The movie was an critical and commercial di…

Classic Albums Dark Room by the Angels

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For the classic album segment let's have an look at the 1980 album Dark Room by legendary Australian rock band the Angels. It was recorded at Alberts, EMI and Paradise Studios in Sydney and Westlake Audio in Los Angeles and it was released on June 16th 1980 which went to number 6 in Australia and number 37 in New Zealand.  From the album it had the 3 hit singles No Secrets written by Graham Bidstrup and Doc Neeson, Poor Boy and Face The Day and it was produced by John and Rick Brewster and Graham Bidstrup who produced the first track No Secrets. The rest of the tracks on the album written by Rick and John Brewster and Doc Neeson  including  one the 3 of them wrote with Graham Bidstrup and Mark Opitz was the Engineer along with Dave Maret (EMI) and Dave Cafe(Paradise). It's an great album which holds up so well to the day and it still rocks with great songs which has stood the test of time  as next month will be 40 years  when it came out. It's 7 years since Chris Bailey pa…