On this day in music history: April 18, 1988 - The songwriting team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland are inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. The legendary songwriters are honored for their thirty year plus partnership that has produced over two hundred compositions, scoring sixty eight top forty chart hits in the US, fifty of which have made the top ten on the pop and R&B singles charts during their tenure at Motown Records and beyond. Their achievements make them among the most successful composers of the twentieth century.
R.I.P Prince. i wish we better appreciated living music legends while they were still alive...here are some amazing music legends we still have with us with incredible discographies. Support and see those that are still touring or performing live, buy/stream/discover their music. Feel free to add more.
The Emmy Awards, 1967. Footage
of The Monkees scooping two awards. The boys themselves don’t collect
the awards, but worth watching for their lovely reactions!
Happening '69, 1969 The
Monkees appear now and then throughout the whole show, but mainly from
20 minutes in. Listen out for what’s said about Piscean men and keep an
eye on Micky’s reaction…
Laugh In, 1969 Clips from when the Monkees appeared on the show in October '69.
'Junkyard Movie’, 1969 (?) Silent
footage of Micky messing around a junkyard which includes him having a
wee. The description says it’s from 1967 but I think it’s from later
than that, maybe 1969 or even 1970.
On this day in music history: January 18, 1989 - Stevie Wonder becomes the youngest musician in history to be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Part of the fourth group of inductees (which also includes Dion, Otis Redding, The Rolling Stones, and The Temptations), Wonder is only thirty eight years old at the time he receives the honor. In order for an artist to be considered for induction, the artist must have released their first record at least twenty five years before. Wonder releases his first single on Motown in 1962 at the age of twelve.
Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.
I knew it was a big deal, but I don’t think I really understood how much weight those three minutes had. It was over in the blink of an eye for me, but it’s kind of lasted. There’s a song on the [Hunger Games] soundtrack that’s just me and an organ, and it’s cool to hear my voice again in that kind of vein that I did with ‘All Apologies.’
@rockhall:Now featured in our new experience: The outfit worn by @LadyGaga in the video for #BadRomance. Mother Monster has said that this song, which reached Number One on the pop and dance charts, is a favorite. In a 2009 interview with the Daily Record, Gaga spoke on the influence of 2001 #RockHall Inductees #Queen, saying, “I adored #FreddieMercury and Queen had a hit called ‘Radio Gaga.’ That’s why I love the name, Freddie was unique - one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music.”