Born in East orange, New Jersey, in 1940, Marie Dionne Warwick cut her singing teeth in her church choir at the age of six. It was inevitable that Dionne would make music her career, since she is the sister of Dee Dee Warwick, her aunt is Cissy Houston (Whitney’s mom) and her father was the manager of the famed family gospel group, The Drinkard Singers.
Top 20 Prince Hits He was born Prince Rogers Nelson, in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1958. He was named after the Prince Rogers trio, a jazz group led by his father, John L. Nelson. Prince’s mother was also a jazz singer, which meant that his introduction into the world of music started practically at birth. While […]
Top 20 Diana Ross Hits Top 20 Diana Ross Hits, Diane Earle was born, in 1944, in Detroit, Michigan where, in her early years, she aspired to be a fashion designer. When she was 15, Diana joined the doo-wop group, The Primettes and signed with Lu Pine Records in 1960. The group won a singing […]
Celebrating The Music of Prince We associate a lot of days on the calendar like 9/11 (World Trade Center bombing), 4/20. (Legalization of marijuana), 12/25 (Christmas), 4/16 (Tax Deadline) 2/4. (The Day the Music died) or 7/4 (Independence Day). But 4/21 will remembered in rock music history will be remembered as the day Prince Rogers […]
Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. The family moved to Greenville, Florida while Ray was still an infant. Ray’s brother, George, drowned in a washtub when George was only four.
Top 20 Marvin Gaye Hits Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. in 1939. He started singing at the age of five in his father’s Apostolic church. In his teens, Marvin was already playing piano and drums and he discovered “do-wop” music. He joined several groups, including the Dippers and The Tones. After […]
Top 25 Michael Jackson Hits Michael Jackson, The King of Pop, died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. He was born in 1958 in Gary, Indiana and was the seventh of nine children. At the age of five, Michael became the lead singer of his brother’s group, The Jackson Five (later known […]
Madison Avenues Music Continues To Command Clubland 20 Years On As they often say, a sleeping giant once awoken will move the world. Taking this analogy and twisting to align with the music industry you’d be fast looking for a reference to support the phrase. Enter Madison Avenue’s undeniable hit record from 20 years ago […]
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now The video for “Don’t Start Now” has been directed by Nabil, who has previously worked with artists such as Kanye West, Frank Ocean or James Blake. It shows the party performer on a nightclub floor and at a masquerade ball. A danceable pop and disco style song whose lyrics […]
Abba Returns To The Cool Side Of Clubland Four Decades Later Abba Returns Starting life in the late 70’s this stalwart band broke through global charts to eventually become one of the world’s biggest selling acts, although often typecast and reserved to a seabed of commercial clubs and dated disco’s. Courtesy of a driving rework […]