Berry Gordy was an American record producer and songwriter. His claim to fame was the establishment of the renowned Motown record label and its affiliates. Motown became one of the most eminent music companies in the history of the U.S. Berry Gordy was born on 28th November 1929 in Detroit, Michigan and was the seventh child in a middle class family of Berry Gordy Sr. Berry’s siblings were all educated citizens however Berry wanted to become very rich very quickly so decided to drop out of school and become a professional boxer. He got interested in music by writing songs and soon opened the 3D Record Mart which was a store that featured jazz music. Unfortunately this venture was not successful.
He put together his first band in 1934 and was given a spot at Billy Rose’s new theater restaurant The Music Hall (Stockdale, 1995). Later that year, he auditioned for NBC’s Lets Dance, a popular three-hour radio program that aired weekly and featured popular dance music styles (“Benny Goodman”, 2011). Goodman was given a spot on the show. Needing a new sound, he began purchasing arrangements from composer Fletcher Henderson, an African-American songwriter who had a popular Atlanta band in the early 1930’s. These hot, edgy arrangements combined with Goodman desire for precision in
In 1989 is when Boys II Men got there big break, they were fortunate enough to go back stage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert. Boys II Men would sing an acapella song known as “Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition for Michael Bivins. Bivins offered them a contract right then and there with Motown Records. At some point before the group’s debut album was released, member Marc Nelson decided to leave the group to pursue his own personal solo career. As a group of four now, they wasted no time and entered the studio to record their debut
In 1962, Bob Marley progress to test listen with the product Leslie Kong, who impressed by his ability , the quality of Bob's vocals, and produced his first song, "Do not judge which got moderate success, It was Marley's first record. and followed by two songs did not succeed. Bob decided that the only way to achieve his ambition is the band formation. Band (ALOYLERS) with five of his friends. In 1963, approved product Clement Dodd, after listening experience, to produce recordings of OALERS.
His first solo album, Rhymes and Reasons, was released in 1969. Even though he was unknown, John Denver was given a six-week television series on BBC2 in the early Seventies. The public warmed to his million- watt smile, his cowboy shirts, his granny glasses, his Dutch haircut, his valiant attempts at juggling and his catchphrase, "Far out". Sure he was a hippie, but he was one the whole family could
This was as my family began to travel more often around the east coast of the United States. Consequently, this enabled me to expand my reach beyond that of the usual radio stations in my home locale. I still recall the first CD ever purchased for me – Boyz II Men – Cooleyhighharmony. A 7-year-old Caucasian boy, in rural Maine, listening to R&B from a band out of Philadelphia. Imagine that!
The 1960’s were known as The Beatle Decade. The Beatles revolutionized music in that they were the first band to have a major mainstream success (Associatedcontent.com). The Beatles played all over the world and wrote music that everyone loved. They started out as a young boy band fifty years ago and to this day, their music is still playing. The impact the Fab four had on the world is
He goes back to Sun Label supplementary to record more songs. He gets another chance to perform at the Louisiana Hayride. 00 later around this time, he records his first two songs at Sun Label. This was an audience of an elder generation who grew up with Frank Sinatra and business suit singing. He received the most applause of all the acts, won the talent show, and even performed and encore.
One year later his family moved to East St Louis. When Miles was 12 or 13 he started playing trumpet. He soon started to take it very seriously and distinguished himself from other players his age. Around 1938 he went to Camp Vanderventer and immediately got a job as a trumpet player. Miles recalls: “ I remember how proud I was for him (the camp manager) to ask me, picking me out from everyone.” Miles says that Elwood Buchanan was his first great teacher, whom he
By 16, he made the successful choice to switch to the baritone saxophone and was then involved in the Lucky Thompson’s band in 1947. His music has been described as being “very long, tumbling, double-time melodic lines. And that raw, piercing, bark-like timbre”. He had an amazing ability to play the difficult baritone at very fast paces of hard bop music like no other player had before. Some of his most famous songs include; Binary, Alone Together, and Now in Our lives.