Their supremacy as rock icons remains unchallenged to this day, decades after their breakup in Track List. BDRip p - [Music Videos]. The Foundations were a surprisingly obscure late-'60s outfit, considering that they managed to reach the tops of the both the British and American charts more than once in the space of a year and had a solid three years of recordings.

At the time of their debut in mid, they were hailed as being among the most authentic makers of soul music ever to emerge from England -- the best practitioners of the Motown sound to be found on the far side of the Atlantic -- and were also accepted in jazz circles as well. The Foundations were formed in January in the basement of a local coffee bar in Bayswater, LP) together through advertisements in Melody Maker.

Lead singer Clem Curtis was a former boxer from Trinidad, while lead guitarist Alan Warner had been making his living in the printing trade in London while waiting for music to pay off. They selected the name Foundations based on their surroundings, a rehearsal space in the basement of a building. The group made very little headway during their first few months together, although they did manage to get an audition at the Marquee Club.

They were spotted by record dealer Barry Class, who was impressed enough with what he heard to become their manager. Formed in in Nottingham, England, and made up of Michael Vaughn, Chris Morris, Carlo Santanna, Cliff Fish, and Phillip Wright, Paper Lace was one of hundreds of pop bands in England looking for the big time while slogging their way through small club gigs and brief television appearances.

Their big break came in when their version of the tear-jerking bubblegum tune "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" won top honors on Opportunity Knocks, a nationwide talent-show on ITV. They rode that song all the way to the top of the U. The group released two albums, Paper Lace and Other Bits of Material in and First Editon inand did a quick fade from the public eye. Sad News that Don Everly has passed away 22 August Born: May 13, - Died: February 3, Connie Francis is the prototype for the female pop singer of today.

At the height of her chart popularity in the late '50s and early '60s, Francis was unique as a female recording artist, amassing record sales equal to or surpassing those of many of her male contemporaries. Ultimately, she branched into other styles of music -- big band, country, ethnic, and more. She still challenges Madonna as the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time. Francis started her music career at three, playing an accordion bought for her by her contractor father, George.

Her father's LP) was not for his daughter to become a star, but for Francis to become independent of men as an adult with her own accordion school of music. At age ten, she was accepted on Startime, a New York City television show that featured talented child singers and performers. The show had no one else who played an accordion. Its host, legendary TV talent scout Arthur Godfrey, had difficulty pronouncing her name and suggested something "easy and Irish," which turned into Francis.

After three weeks on Startime, the show's producer and Francis' would-be manager advised her to dump the accordion and concentrate on singing. Francis performed weekly on Startime for four years. Born: 10 December — Died: 8 January R. By Ozzieguy PM Clout 6 comments. Clout was a South African million-selling all-girl group formed in Intheir version reached No. It also reached No. InCindy was approached by an agent in South Africa who wanted to reunite Clout for a series of shows.

His first recordings established his early style LP) a blues-rocker influenced but not overpowered by psychedelia. Three years later, Fly Like an Eagle eclipsed its predecessor in terms of quality and sales. In the early '80s he briefly took on a new wave tinge, and even LP) the charts with the synthy "Abracadabra," before returning once more to his blues-rock roots.

Miller was turned on to music by his father, who worked as a pathologist but knew stars like Charles Mingus and Les Paul, whom he brought home as guests; Paul taught the young Miller some guitar chords and let him sit in on a session. Miller formed a blues band, the Marksmen Combo, at age 12 with friend Boz Scaggs; the two teamed up again at the University of Wisconsin in a group called the Ardells, later the Fabulous Night Trains.

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When he left them inhis place was taken by another future soul legend, Lou Rawls. Cooke then joined legendary gospel group the Soul Stirrers who were originally formed in the late twenties. Cooke is credited with bringing a much younger audience to the group. He stayed with the group until and during that time also recorded a number of singles that were released on Specialty.

It was his first solo release. Later the head of Specialty Records gave his blessing for Cooke to release any subsequent tracks under his real name. Cooke and his manager eventually fell out with the head of Specialty Records over their choice of recording material and he signed for Keen Records in In Cooke signed for the RCA-Victor label and it was with his first single release for that label that he scored his first big hit in the UK.

He and his brother Charles felt sorry for them and gave them several cartons of cigarettes. The distinctive sound of the arrow was made by backing vocalists Kenneth and Bobbie Simms who were twins.

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  3. Nov 11,  · "Not only among the top gospel groups of the postwar era, the Highway Q.C.'s were also the launching pad for such major secular pop stars as Lou Rawls, Johnn.

  4. Dec 19,  · The Highway Q.C.'s is an American gospel group that has been active for over 70 years. Its members sing in the tradition of jubilee quartets, though they have also added instrumental accompaniment. The group helped launch the careers of several secular stars, including Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor and Sam propertychoice.bizted Reading Time: 2 mins.

  5. Mar 06,  · The Highway Q.C.'s * Genre: Gospel * Active: '40s - s * Major Members: Copeland, Creadell, Charles Jones, Charles Richardson, Marvin Jones, Lee Richardson, Sam Cooke Biography Not only among the top gospel groups of the postwar era, the Highway Q.C.'s were also the launching pad for such major secular pop stars as Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor and the immortal Sam Cooke.

  6. Apr 30,  · The Rise of Chicago’s Highway Q.C.s During Gospel’s Golden Era () by Opal Louis Nations. When the Famous Blue Jay Singers of Birmingham, Alabama and Soul Stirrers of Houston came to Chicago during and after World War II, both the dynamic, hard-singing Silas Steele of the Jays and the yodeling, melismatic Rebert H. Harris of the Stirrers changed the course of church-going .

  7. The Highway Q.C.'s. Not only among the top gospel groups of the postwar era, the Highway Q.C.'s were also the launching pad for such major secular pop stars as Lou Rawls, Johnnie Taylor, and the immortal Sam Cooke. The group was formed in at Chicago's Highway Baptist Church by a number of teenagers that included Cooke, Creadell Copeland.

  8. The Highway QC's discography and songs: Music profile for The Highway QC's, formed Genres: Gospel. Albums include The Roots of Bob Dylan, Mojo Presents: True Faith - 15 Tracks of Soul-Stirring Gospel, Country and Blues, and Nuggets of the Golden Age of Gospel

  9. Mar 08,  · Mar 08,  · Highway Q.C.’S Were Working Hard Audio Cassette New Sealed. Condition is Brand New. Shipped with USPS Media Rating: % positive.

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