The Beatles & Little Richard (1962)
More than 150 happy girls who work in record shops in Detroit turned out in full force and full feather for Frank Sinatra when he appeared there recently. The party was arranged by John D. Hawkins as part of the highly successful promotion staged by Philco Distributors, Detroit Division. The Michigan Room of the Hotel Statler was jammed with record sales clerks, and when Sinatra showed up to make a brief address, he charmed everyone in sight. Although an unusually heavy schedule of shows and engagements made it difficult for him to attend, he came for as long a time as possible between the early evening shows. Part of his short talk was tribute to the record sales clerks. Said Sinatra: ‘If it weren’t for you folks, I wouldn’t be bothered with so many youngsters these days. In fact, I’d be insignificant. I’d probably be singing in some unknown roadhouse.’ He also answered questions - which were of course numerous - from the crowd before hurrying back for his next show. Frank’s appearance, his first in Detroit, was the signal for some extensive and effective promotion by Philco Distributors, who were aided enthusiastically by dealers, resulting in a tremendous sale of records.
Frank Sinatra , 1930 , 15 years old
Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, NYC, 1950, photo by Herman Leonard
via artemisvoice (via: etc-ist.blogspot)
1930s portrait of Frank Sinatra.
Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood and Sammy Davis Jr. backstage during Davis’ concert, photographed by John Dominis, 1965.
Happy 97th Birthday Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010)
Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.
Track: Happiness is a Warm Gun
Artist: The Beatles
Album: The Beatles
Happiness is a Warm Gun || The Beatles
Best rock vocals EVER.
Sgt. Pepper: Who Is Who? (by WogBlog)
Here’s something which I hope will be a good resource for Beatles scholars and students for years to come. This is a guide to who all the people on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover photo are. Every name is linked to the person’s own wikipedia entry, so this page will stay current forever. All the links will open in a new window. You can have acres of fun with this post for a long time. Enjoy!