Exciting History of Baseball

Baseball

Baseball: truly America’s sport Baseball history is as much a part of American history as hotdogs and beer. Three strikes and you are out has sounded down through the ages along with other important events in America. A billion dollar business that grew because of the many famous players who had the … Read more

Check Out These Very Unusual Hamburgers

Check Out These Very Unusual Hamburgers

The weird and wonderful side of the burger After some extensive research, here is our own run-down of the world’s most unusual hamburgers, singular from one another: 1. “Absolutely Ridiculous Burger” from Mallie’s Sports Bar and Grill, Michigan If you are a burger lover and a hearty eater at that, then this … Read more

The History of Dobie Gray

Dobie Gray

  Introduction Dobie Gray (born Lawrence Darrow Brown in 1940 – died in 2011) was an American R&B/soul/country/pop whose claim to music immortality is rested on his 1973 hit “Drift Away”, which had become his signature hit. Primarily intending to be an actor, the Texan-born Brown arrived in Los Angeles in the … Read more

Dickie Goodman: The King of Novelty

Dickie Goodman

Introduction Dickie Goodman (born Richard Dorian Goodman in 1934 – died in 1989), was an American music producer whose records specialized in comedy. He is credited for popularizing comedy and novelty genre of recording, especially for having introduced sound clips taken from popular songs as a wisecracking reply to the actors on … Read more

Introduction to Deodato

Deodato

Introduction Deodato (born Eumir Deodato de Almeida in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1943), is a Brazilian musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and record producer popularly known for his big hit in “Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001: A Space Odyssey)” during the 70s music era. A pianist, he was originally meant to … Read more

History of White Castle

History of White Castle

The first and the oldest burger chain — and it’s still operating White Castle is America’s first and the oldest existing hamburger chain. It launched several innovations that other burger fast food chains would adopt in later years. White Castle’s signature food item is the small burgers which are called “sliders.” Launching … Read more

One-hit wonder Dick Flood and his song “The Three Bells”

Dick Flood

Introduction to Dick Flood Dick Flood is an American pop and country singer-songwriter who joined the ranks of one-hit wonders through his hit single “The Three Bells” in the late 1950s. He previously teamed with Billy Graves on Jimmy Dean’s TV show on CBS in the mid-1950s. Flood’s version of the French … Read more

The Amazing Nappy Brown

Nappy Brown

Nappy Brown and his music at a glance Nappy Brown was an American R&B singer who was known for his 1955 Top 40 hit “Don’t Be Angry.” Brown was known for his distinctively melismatic singing. He began his music career as a gospel singer. But when he moved to Newark, New Jersey … Read more

Joe Hinton – “Funny How Time Slips Away”

Joe Hinton

Introduction to Joe Hinton Joe Hinton (1929-1968) was an American gospel/R&B/soul singer, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hinton was a gospel singer at their local church when he was discovered by Don Robey. Hinton agreed to Robey’s request to try singing secular songs, and signed up to Robey’s label Peacock Records. After achieving … Read more

Russ Regan (with Dancer, Prancer and Nervous)

Russ Regan

Short introductory sumary Dancer, Prancer and Nervous was a fictitious reindeer trio conceived by veteran record executive Russ Regan. He previously worked as a record promoter for Motown Records in its early years. He is also credited as the man who gave a new name for the Californian group Carl and the … Read more

Tennis – The Sport of Kings

Tennis

Tennis is the grand sport… There is something magnificent about the game. And, there is a reason singles is far more popular than doubles. Its the world of mano-amano. Man against man and also quite frankly woman against woman which is growing in popularity. Two famous tennis quotes include: Kings of Tennis … Read more

Classic Rock Profiles: History of Deep Purple

Deep Purple

  Deep Purple at a glance Deep Purple are a British classic rock band founded in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England in 1968. Together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple are considered to be the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock although the band’s music changed over the years; they are … Read more

The History of that Odd Olympic Sport – Curling

Olympic Sport Curling

An odd-looking sport Have you seen an odd-looking sport on TV that involves “sweeping” a heavy discoid object on an ice field or ice rink? You’re scratching your head about how it is being played, and how the players score and win from playing that odd game. The sport is called curling, … Read more

Classic Rock Legends: Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

A history of one of the greatest classic rock acts You won’t be an oldies music fan if you don’t know anything about Creedence Clearwater Revival. Creedence Clearwater Revival started in 1959 when two high school friends, John Fogerty and Doug Clifford, formed a band called The Blue Velvets. John’s older brother, … Read more

Classic Rock Profiles: Introduction to Molly Hatchet

Molly Hatchet

Formation and early career phase Oldies music fans may be familiar with Molly Hatchet, who is an American classic rock band who reached the peak of fame and success during the late 70s music era. Their initial and most successful lineup consisted of vocalist Danny Joe Brown, guitarists Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland … Read more

Leo Diamond and His Harmonica

Leo Diamond

Short Introduction to Leo Diamond Leo Diamond (1915-1966) was an American musician, specializing in harmonica. The New York-born Diamond was also proficient in playing flute and piccolo before settling in harmonica as his instrument of choice. Diamond’s biggest hit was 1953’s “Off Shore,” which was a very popular standard; his other hit … Read more

The Story of Dickey Lee

Dickey Lee

Introduction Dickey Lee (birth name Royden Dickey Lipscomb) is a Tennessee-born pop and country singer/songwriter.  He began performing in bands while still in his teens, and cut his first recordings for Tampa Records and Sun Records in the late 1950s.  As a songwriter, Lee’s first charting single was “She Thinks I Still … Read more

Dino, Desi & Billy – Teen Idols for a Time

Dino, Desi & Billy

Introduction Dino, Desi & Billy were an American pop group known for their Top 20 hit in 60s music era, “I’m A Fool.” The band was also known for their connections in show business. Dino Martin (born Dean Paul Martin) was the son of Dean Martin while Desi Arnaiz Jr. was of … Read more

Introduction to David Houston

David Houston

Introduction David Houston (born Charles David Houston in 1935 – died in 1993) was an American country singer-songwriter who enjoyed popularity in the mid-60s music era up to the early 70s. His biggest in his career was 1966’s “Almost Persuaded” (which is not a cover of the Philip Paul Bliss number of … Read more

The Story of Dave Loggins

Dave Loggins

Introduction Best known for songs such as “Pieces of April” and his #5 Billboard hit “Please Come to Boston,” country and pop singer/songwriter Dave Loggins was born in Mountain City, Tennessee in 1947.  It seems that music runs in his blood, as he is also the cousin of another singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins. … Read more

25 Famous & Inspiring Quotes of Bill Gates You Must Note

25 Famous & Inspiring Quotes of Bill Gates You Must Note

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is an inspiration to us all. Check out his best quotes here in this gallery! If you show people the problems and you show people the solutions they will be moved to act. This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is … Read more

The 20 Most Memorable Quotes From the Friends TV Series

The 20 Most Memorable Quotes From the Friends TV Series

You wouldn’t fondly remember the 90s without making a mention of Friends! Let’s see if you know the TV sitcom really well by revisiting those famous Friends quotes! How you doin’?! – Joey We were on a break! – Ross Just so you know, it’s not that common, it doesn’t happen to every guy, … Read more

Introduction to Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett — one of the popular teen idols of the 1970s Leif Garrett is an American disco, rock and pop singer and actor. His talents and good looks gained him popularity as a teen idol in the late 1970s. As an actor and television personality, Garrett’s notable appearances include Bob & … Read more

History of Supertramp

Supertramp

  The band’s early days, struggles and shifting personnel Pianist and vocalist Rick Davies formed what would be the classic rock group Supertramp in 1969. Previously, he had played on another group The Joint, whose financial backer was a Dutch millionaire Stanley August Miesegaes. Miesegaes eventually had grown so disappointed with The … Read more

History of the Carpenters

The Carpenters

  Introduction The Carpenters (or simply Carpenters) were a sibling duo composed of musician-songwriter Richard and his sister Karen. They were known for the light melodies, thoroughly clean arrangements and, of course, Karen’s calm, clear low voice. The duo achieved fame and a string of pop and adult contemporary chart successes from … Read more

Introduction to Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Introduction Peter Brown is an American disco/dance singer, born in Blue Island, Illinois in 1953. He was not to be confused with the jazz musician and the British singer of the same name. As a young boy he had learned to appreciate music and the technical aspects of recording from his artistic … Read more

Introduction to Darrel Banks

Darrel Banks

Introduction Darrell Banks (Born Darrell Eubanks on July 25, 1937 & dying February 24, 1970) was born in Mansfield, Ohio, but grew up in Buffalo, New York.  He began singing in his local church before turning to secular soul music.  Darrell befriended Doc Murphy, a dentist, who owned a Buffalo club named … Read more

The Lost Generation – “The Sly, Slick and Wicked”

The Lost Generation

Introducing the Lost Generation The Lost Generation were an R&B/soul vocal group hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Some of the members were singers in their respective groups before they began, as Lost Generation, their act together in 1969. After Jesse Dean completed his stint in the US Army, he joined the other prior … Read more

Biography of Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar

Introduction Pat Benatar is an American rock and pop singer whose operatic voice brought many hits include “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “We Belong” and Invincible, all of which became Top 10 hits during the 80s music era. Her first album In The Heat Of The Night, … Read more