All posts tagged "backstory"

  • Backstory: Kenny Loggins’ “Heart to Heart”

    Kenny Loggins is one of the most successful soft rock singers of the 1980s, with hits like “Footloose”, “Danger Zone” and “I’m Alright”. But before he became a soundtrack superstar, he was a soulful singer-songwriter who collaborated...

    • Posted December 18, 2023
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  • Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac 2015
    Backstory: Stevie Nicks’ “Love in Store”

    Stevie Nicks is known for her mystical and enchanting songs, but few of them are as personal and poignant as “Love in Store”, the third single from her 1983 album The Wild Heart. The song, co-written by...

    • Posted December 18, 2023
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  • Daisy Jones and The Six (The Movie): Reviewed

    Daisy Jones and the Six is a movie series based on the bestselling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which tells the story of a fictional rock band in the 1970s and their rise and fall. The series...

    • Posted August 31, 2023
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  • Gordon Lightfoot Passes at 84

    The Canadian singer was once called a “rare talent” by Bob Dylan Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folk music legend, passed away yesterday, in Toronto at the age of 84. With a career spanning over six decades, Lightfoot...

    • Posted May 2, 2023
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  • Backstory Willie Nelson

    “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” Willie Nelson’s 1975 album “Red Headed Stranger” was a game-changer for the country singer-songwriter. Before that, he had penned hits for others, but his solo career was floundering, and his label...

    • Posted March 18, 2023
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  • Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” Backstory

    Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” is a poignant and powerful song that showcases Gaye’s ability to blend social commentary with soulful melodies. His growth as both a singer and a songwriter is on full display...

    • Posted February 22, 2023
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  • Tears For Fears “Songs From The Big Chair”

    Tears for Fears was born out of the creative partnership of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. With their blend of synth-pop and introspective lyrics, Tears for Fears broke through in the mid-80s with hits like “Everybody Wants...

    • Posted February 20, 2023
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  • Barry Manilow “Copacabana”

    “Copacabana” is a classic song by Barry Manilow, released in 1978 as part of his album “Even Now.” The song tells the story of Lola, a showgirl who performs at the famous Copacabana nightclub in New York...

    • Posted February 6, 2023
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  • Jackson Browne at piano, horizontal
    Backstory: Fountain of Sorrow

    “Fountain of Sorrow” is a song written by Jackson Browne and released on his 1974 album “Late for the Sky”. Like many of Browne’s songs, this one is a reflection on the end of a relationship and...

    • Posted January 27, 2023
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  • Backstory: Leather and Lace

    “Leather and Lace” is a song written by Stevie Nicks and performed by her and Don Henley. It was released in 1981 as a single from Nicks’ solo album “Bella Donna”, and is a duet in which...

    • Posted January 26, 2023
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