I have just heard on the news this evening that Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has passed away today at age 67 after a period of declining health. Glenn played guitar and piano for the Eagles’ and sang lead on some of the band’s hits, including Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and Heartache Tonight. As a solo artist, he produced successful singles like The Heat Is On, True Love, and Sexy Girl.
Rest in peace, Glenn, and keep rocking in heaven!
To my fellow Americans, I wish you a very happy and peaceful Martin Luther King Jr. Day as you remember Dr. King’s life and accomplishments. Not only has this man been a huge inspiration in my life, but he is also the reason for my stage name.
Justin Timberlake is a multi-talented entertainer who has written his own hit singles, but did you know that he has also penned songs for the likes of Beyonce, Nelly, and Reba? Click on the link and see for yourself.
Check out this original song by Winston-Salem’s very own Matt Weiser. It’s called Said & Done.
Arrow Through The Heart is one the final recordings by the late English singer/songwriter Andy Gibb. Written with his brothers, Barry and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, this song was recorded during Andy’s very last recording session before his untimely death in 1988 at the still young age of 30.
Arrow Through The Heart features Andy’s finest vocal ever. Watch this video and listen for yourself.
This 1987 tennis tournament, hosted by #BeeGees legend Barry Gibb, also included Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, Sonny Bono, David Soul, and Barry’s brother, pop star Andy Gibb.
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Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole, the daughter of late legendary crooner Nat “King” Cole, has passed away yesterday at the age of 65 after battling health issues in recent years. Since 1975, she produced hit singles like This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Dangerous, and her cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s classic, Pink Cadillac. Natalie’s biggest hit came in 1991 when her mezzo-soprano voice was technologically paired with her father’s baritone on their duet, Unforgettable.
Having listened to Natalie’s music since my childhood in the 80s, I can honestly say her voice was (and still is) one of a kind like her father’s was. Even after she overcame her drug addiction in the early 80s, she proved that she could return to the charts as not only a stronger vocalist but also as a stronger woman.
Natalie, may you rest in peace, and may you keep singing in sweet in heaven.