To start the day …. “BRIT Awards: David Bowie Tribute …. “!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

HONORING DAVID BOWIE

BRIT MUSICAL ICON

David Bowie’s death stunned all of those aware of his career.

He was a member of the British culture but he was a citizen of the world. As such, his work played a major role in the world’s music scene.

His loss is huge.

Even though, it was known that he was ill, the news traveled the world faster than the speed of light.

We ALL lost a master at his trade, an incredible musician and performer, a wonderful father and an unique human being.

It’s only fitting … this tribute.

The video is a bit long but it’s worth a watch.

Fare thee well, Starman!

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~Emotional tribute to David Bowie~

Annie Lennox

“On the 10th of January this year, the world was stunned and shaken by the news that David Bowie had suddenly passed away. I suspect that everyone is still trying to process this sadly unexpected event. Even if they didn’t know him personally, many people must feel as if things will never be quite the same again. He had that special kind of significance.

“For me, it’s almost impossible to mention Bowie’s name in the past tense. Everything he represented as an artist was, and always will be, vital and incredibly present. As a cutting-edge artistic genius, he continues to live on through his music. David Bowie is deeply embedded in the heart of British culture, as a fixture within our collective inner psyche, influencing every decade from the moment he first appeared on the airwaves with ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969 right up to the present day.

“The Brits Icon Award is only presented to unparalleled artists whose writing, recording and performance set them apart as having made a lasting impact on the nation’s culture, recognizing the very highest level of British music achievement. To accept the award, I’d now like to invite David’s dear friend Gary Oldman to the stage.”

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Gary Oldman

“We are all coming to terms with the magnitude of David’s passing. The Jones family lost a husband and a father. Those closest to David lost a dear friend and the world lost a man, an artist of transcendent talent. As Annie so gracefully said, David’s contribution, his influence on popular music – on culture itself – has no equal. He was the very definition, the living embodiment of that singular word, ‘icon’. I am so deeply touched and honored to be here tonight to accept this award for David and his family.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/read-annie-lennox-and-gary-oldmans-david-bowie-tribute-speeches-at-the-brit-awards-2016

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~~David Bowie Tribute~~

The BRIT Awards 2016

~~Published on Feb 25, 2016~~

Watch the full David Bowie tribute from The BRITs 2016. Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman pay moving tribute to the late, great David Bowie as he is honoured with a BRITs Icon award. Bowie’s band are joined by Lorde for a performance of ‘Life on Mars’.

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At the end of the day …. “Another Blast from the Past: Whiter Shade of Pale”!!


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~~January 9, 2016~~ 

A WHITER SHADE OF PALE

A beautiful, lyrical song which still haunts my memory.

I was seventeen years old when it first came out!

I have the written musical sheet and sometimes try to play it on the piano.

The melody, the transitions, the message ….

Here you have Annie Lennox‘s cover presented in a beautiful YouTube video by Connie K.

Enjoy!

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A Whiter Shade of Pale” is the debut single by the English rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967.

The record reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached No. 5 on the US charts. One of the counterculture anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

With its Bach-derived instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and unusual lyrics, written by the song’s co-authors Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, and organist Matthew Fisher, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” reached No. 1 in several countries when released in 1967.

In the years since, it has become an enduring classic.

In 1977, the song was named joint winner (along with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody“) of the Best British Pop Single 1952–1977 at the Brit Awards. In 1998 the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

More than 1000 recorded cover versions by other artists are known.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Whiter_Shade_of_Pale

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Annie Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954), born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist. After achieving moderate success in the late 1970’s as part of the new wave band The Tourists, she and fellow musician David A. Stewart went on to achieve major international success in the 1980’s as Eurythmics.

With a total of eight Brit Awards, including Best British Female Artist six times, Lennox has won more than any other female artist. She has also been named the “Brits Champion of Champions“.

In addition to her career as a musician, Lennox is also a political and social activist, notable for raising money and awareness for HIV/ AIDS as it affects women and children in Africa. In 2011, Lennox was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes“.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Lennox

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“A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

We skipped the light fandango,
Turned cartwheels ‘cross the floor,
I was feeling kind of sea-sick,
And the crowd called out for more,
And the room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away,
When we called out for another drink
But the waiter brought a tray.
And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

You said there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see,
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be.
And one of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast,
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well be closed.
And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

And so it was later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.
A whiter shade of pale,
Turned a whiter shade of pale,
Turned a whiter shade of pale.

Songwriters: KEITH REID, GARY BROOKER
A Whiter Shade Of Pale lyrics © T.R.O. INC.

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Annie Lennox

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