Chuck Berry & Aretha Franklin
Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist./5
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On This Day: African American Life in Detroit in 1987: Aretha Franklin is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With a hugely successful recording career that spans more than 25 years and includes 12 Grammy awards, Franklin becomes the first woman to join the list of music icons, which includes: Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, James Brown, Alan Freed, Robert Johnson and Little Richard.
Hank Williams sang it . Number 3 drove it . Chuck Berry twanged it . Will Faulkner wrote it . Aretha Franklin sold it . Dolly Parton graced it
June 7, 1993…In Cleveland, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Pete Townshend, and Billy Joel were among those present at the ceremony. The historical day finished with a benefit concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The line-up for the event consisted of legendary artist such as Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, the Pretenders, John Fogerty, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, George Clinton, the Kinks, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Booker T. and the MGs, Eric Burdon and Martha Reeves.
# This is RS magazine's list of the 20 greatest artists of all time. # 1. The Beatles - Makes sense. Some of the most influential albums of all time are the works of these lads. What else can you say? # 2. Bob Dylan - I could argue with this one. He's a legend, but number 2? # 3. Elvis Presley - Very successful, the king of rock n roll of course, but he was very controlled by his manager. # 4. Rolling Stones - Often called 'Anti-Beatles', definitely top 5 # 5. Chuck Berry - Probably invented Rock n Roll. Deserves to be here. # 6. Jimi Hendrix - First guitar god, I believe. Revolutionary player # 7. James Brown - Godfather of soul, is it? Great showman # 8. Little Richard - American Rock & Roll/R & B singer and pianist # 9. Aretha Franklin - I think she was the first woman to be inducted into the rock n Roll Hall of fame. I'll look that up later. # 10. Ray Charles - American R&B singer and pianist # 11. Bob Marley - Jamaican reggae singer # 12. The Beach Boys - Some of the catchiest songs I ever heard. # 1 ...
BORN TODAY MAY 31st: (Don't forget to check out our ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC which is also on this site and LIKE the AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION to get your daily posts of daily history) 1927: James Wesley “Red” Holloway (May 31, 1927 – February 25, 2012) , American jazz musician who played sax and harmonica for B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holliday, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and George Benson. Holloway died at the age of 84 in the city of Morro Bay, California. 1938: Peter Yarrow, American singer and songwriter. He was a member of the American folk trio of Peter, Paul & Mary (1969 US No.1 & 1970 UK No.1 single “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and 1963 US hit “Puff the Magic Dragon”). 1938: Donald Eugene Lytle (May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003), better known by the stage name Johnny Paycheck, was a country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member. Paycheck is most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 19 ...
Thanks to Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Gene Pitney and all the rest who helped make this a great start to the day
Happy Black History Month! Here are my favorite songs by African American Artists: Archie Bell and the Drells - Tighten Up 68 Aretha Franklin - you make me feel like a natural woman 67 Barbara George - I know ( you don't love me no more) 62 Barbara Mason - Yes I'm ready 65 Barry White - can't get enough of your love, Babe 74 Ben King - Stand by me 61 Billy Ocean - Get outa my dreams get into my car 88 Bobby Lewis - Tossin and turnin 61 Bobby Mcferrin - Don't worry be happy 88 Chiffons - He's so fine 63 Chubby Checker - the Twist 60 Chuck Berry - no particular place to go 64 You can never tell (teenage wedding) 64 Coasters - Yakety Yak 58 Along came Jones Crystals - Then he kissed me 63 Diana Ross and the Supremes - you can't hurry love Dionne Warwick - walk on by, I say a little prayer 67 Donna Summer - Hot Stuff Drifters - On Broadway 63, Under the Boardwalk 64 Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue 83 Fats Domino - Ain't that a shame 55, Blueberry Hill, Walkin to New Orleans 60 Fontella Bass - Rescue Me 65 Four . ...
Today in music history...1987, Keith Richards inducted Aretha Franklin at the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Keith later took part in a jam with Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Roy Orbison, Sting, and Daryl Hall. Also on this day, in Barbados, Jerry Hall was arrested at the airport for apparently attempting to smuggle marijuana. She was released on bail and all charges were later dropped after it was disclosed she had been set up.
Entertainment Trivia : Which 2 of the following were NOT in the original class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986: Beatles, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Everly Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Alan Freed, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley?
Many attribute Bill Haley and The Comets with the birth of Rock and Roll. Though Bill Haley did help make it popular, he was preceded by others. In particular was Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an African American Gospel singer who was willing to cross the lines between Gospel and Jazz. Her recording of "Strange Things Happening Every Day" recorded in 1944, is considered by many to be the first Rock and Roll record. Performers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin have named her as major influences in their music. Johnny Cash once said that Rosetta Tharpe was his favorite singer when he was growing up. To quote Chuck Berry, "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll".
The drumming influence for May 2nd is a drummer that I became aware of in the late 70's and he's still active and in demand today, it's Steve Jordan. Steve played on the Blues Brothers album back in 1978 (he did not do the movie) so when you heard "Soul Man", you heard Steve. Steve had a great feel and has been playing with the top names in music ever since (He also played drums in the Saturday Night Live Band). I really came to like him as a member of the Late Night with David Letterman band (Paul Schaffer and the Worlds Most Dangerous Band) on NBC. He was so fresh, funky and grooving on that show. Steve's groove and sound are so sleek and infectious, it's no wonder that he is such high demand. Steve started his career playing with Stevie Wonder and has gone on to play with Keith Richards, Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, BB King, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor ...
He put Aretha Franklin and Chuck Berry in our living rooms, Madonna and Michael Jackson too, and for that we dubbed him "America's Oldest Teenager," a youthful-looking square who saw value in the everyday kid. The show was American Bandstand: fun, clean, groundbreaking.
THESE ARE THE SONGS WE WAS RAISED UP WITH GREAT MEMORIES 1 James Brown get on the good foot 2. Ray Charles hit the road jack 3. Stevie Wonder up tight 4. Aretha Franklin respect 5. Marvin Gaye inner city blues 6. Sam Cooke another saturday night 7. Fats Domino blue berry hill 8. Louis Jordan buzz me baby 9. The Temptations get ready 10. Otis Redding dock of the bay 11. Little Richard tutti fruitti 12. Sly & the Family Stone dance to the music 13. Michael Jackson A B C 14. Chuck Berry roll over beethoven 15. Curtis Mayfield / The Impressions were a winner 16. Al Green lets stay together 17. Diana Ross & the Supremes cant hurry love 18. Prince i would die for you 19. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles going to as go go 20. Parliament-Funkadelic give up the funk 21. Bo Diddley who do you love 22. Jackie Wilson whispers getting louder 23. Tina Turner proud mary 24. The Four Tops reach out 25. Earth, Wind & Fire get away 26. The Isley Brothers between the sheets 27. Gladys Knight & the Pips heard it through the gr ...
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