Claudio Baglioni …

Claudio Baglioni

Claudio Baglioni, born 16 May 1951, is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers (“cantautori”) in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian musica leggera (pop music).

His success has spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as “Questo piccolo grande amore”, “E tu…”, “Amore bello”, “Sabato pomeriggio”, “E tu come stai”) are part of Italy’s musical and national culture.

Claudio with Pope Francis at a charity event

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 119

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 119

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

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Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Anyone fancy some Sugar Corn Pops ?

Corn Pops is a puffed grain breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s, described by the company as “crunchy sweetened popped-up corn cereal.” The cereal was introduced in 1950 as Corn Pops.

 In 1951, the name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops and later it was called Sugar Pops. It was the sponsor for “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock” radio and television show. Guy Madison, the star of the show, appeared on the box from 1951 to 1958. It also carried the tagline “Shot with sugar!” The name was changed to Sugar Corn Pops in 1978, and finally to Corn Pops in 1984, a time when many cereals dropped the word “Sugar” from their titles for marketing reasons. In January 2006, the name of the cereal was changed to Pops, but after a few months of poor reception, was changed back to Corn Pops.

Jay Benedict …

Jay Benedict

Jay Benedict (April 11, 1951) is an American actor. Born in Burbank, California he has lived and worked in Europe since the 1960s. 

He has worked extensively in television with roles in Jonathan Creek, Bergerac, Emmerdale and Foyle’s War.

An impressive list of film credits includes scenes in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Victor Victoria (1982) Aliens (Special Edition 1986), The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985), The Russia House (1990) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

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My Sunday Poem … # 20

My Sunday Poem … # 20

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Music – A simple pleasure?

A Dog's Life? (Stories of me and him)

Music is such a simple pleasure isn’t it? We just select something on our electronic music box, or tune in to our favorite music station… listen… relax.

But what makes us choose our audio delight at any given moment? Our mood can certainly dictate a preference  at any given time. Are you in a happy mood or a thought provoking mood? Do you want to dream of things that might be, or dwell on the past? Perhaps you want to be totally absorbed by overpowering sounds, or perhaps you want to escape to serenity for a while? Perhaps you just want a background?

What makes us choose an instrumental rather then a song. An instrumental can certainly answer the needs in the prior paragraph… but lyrics? Perhaps you are in a social conscience state of mind and need to hear it vocalized, or perhaps you are in between relationships and…

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 119

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 119

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.

Continue reading