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Steve Earle – Full Performance


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Steve Earle (Fort Monroe, 17 gennaio 1955) è un cantautore statunitense. Nato in Virginia con il nome Stephen Fain Earle, è un cantautore noto soprattutto per la sua produzione rock e country. La sua attività si estende comunque in altri campi, avendo in passato scritto e diretto un’opera teatrale ed essendo anche uno scrittore ed un attivista politico.

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Stephen Fain “Steve” Earle (/ˈɜrl/) (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 15 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris.[2] He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.

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STEPPENWOLF 16 ORIGINAL HITS COLLECTION – LYRICS


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Gli Steppenwolf sono un gruppo musicale rock canadese/statunitense fondato nel 1967 e tuttora in attività. Hanno realizzato 28 album e alcuni brani considerati pietre miliari del rock, come Born to Be Wild (alle cui parole si fa risalire l’origine dell’espressione “heavy metal“) e Magic Carpet Ride. Il loro stile contamina elementi di blues,country, rock psichedelico heavy metal e hard rock; insieme ai Grateful Dead, sono fra i gruppi più rappresentativi della stagione della contestazione hippie. Il nome del gruppo è un riferimento al romanzo di Herman Hesse Il lupo della steppa (Der Steppenwolf, 1928); di origini tedesche è infatti il fondatore del gruppo, John Kay.

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Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American[4] rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1967 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton. Guitarist Michael Monarch and bassist Rushton Moreve were recruited by notices placed in LA area record stores and musical instrument stores. The essential core of Steppenwolf was John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, his brother Dennis Edmonton and Goldy McJohn from The Sparrows (originally Jack London & the Sparrows from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada).[5]

Steppenwolf sold over 30 million records worldwide,releasing eight gold albums and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles of which six were Top 40 hits,[6]including three Top 10 successes: “Born to Be Wild“, written by Dennis Edmonton, “Magic Carpet Ride“, and “Rock Me.” Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1972, but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John Kay is the only original member, having served as lead singer since 1967.

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Top Tracks for Steve Miller Band


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La Steve Miller Band è un gruppo musicale rock statunitense costituito nel 1967 a San Francisco, California.[1] Il gruppo è diretto da Steve Miller che si esibisce allachitarra e nella veste di voce solista, noto per una serie di singoli, soprattutto di metà degli anni 1970, che rappresentano pietre miliari del rock classico radiofonico.

Nel 1965 dopo essersi trasferito a Chicago per suonare il blues, Steve Miller e il tastierista Barry Goldberg fondarono la Blues Band Goldberg-Miller insieme al bassistaShawn Yoder, al chitarrista ritmico Craymore Stevens, e il batterista Lance Haas. Il gruppo venne messo sotto contratto dall’etichetta discografica Epic Records dopo aver suonato in molti club di Chicago ed essere apparsi nella serie televisiva Hullabaloo assieme ai Four Tops and the Supremes.

Miller lasciò il gruppo per andare a San Francisco, dove era fiorente la scena psichedelica. Lì costituì, nel 1967, la Steve Miller Blues Band. Harvey Kornspan, socio manager del gruppo, negoziò e sottoscrisse un grande contratto (860 000 dollari in cinque anni, oltre a 25 000 dollari di denaro promozione che doveva essere speso a discrezione della band) con l’allora presidente della Capitol Records, Alan Livingston. Poco dopo, il nome della band venne accorciato a Steve Miller Band, al fine di ampliare il suo fascino. La band, composta da Miller, dal chitarrista James Cooke, dal bassista Lonnie Turner, dal batterista Tim Davis (che sostituì Lance Haas alla batteria) e Jim Peterman all’organo Hammond B3, accompagnò Chuck Berry in un concerto presso la Fillmore West che venne registrato e pubblicato come album live,Live at Fillmore Auditorium.[2] Il chitarrista Boz Scaggs si unì al gruppo subito dopo, quando lo stesso gruppo si esibì in giugno al Monterey Pop Festival.

Nel febbraio 1968, in Inghilterra, il gruppo registrava l’album di debutto, Children of the Future, presso gli studi Olympic con Glyn Johns al missaggio. L’album fu un insuccesso e non entrò fra i Top 100 chart album, ma i brani migliori erano l’acustico “Baby’s Calling Me Home” e il blues funky “Steppin’ Stone”. Il brano di chiusura del disco era una versione lenta del blues “Key To The Highway”.

Il loro secondo album Sailor vide la luce nell’ottobre 1968, balzando subito al numero 24 del Billboard. Fra i maggiori successi i singoli “Livin’ In The USA”, “Lucky Man”, “Overdrive” e “Dime-A-Dance Romance”.

La fama del gruppo andò crescendo alla pubblicazione di ogni nuovo album: Brave New World (numero 22, 1969), con le canzoni di successo “Space Cowboy” e “My Dark Hour” scritta e interpretata con Paul McCartney (aka Paul Ramon) alle percussioni, basso, chitarra e voce di fondo; seguita da Your Saving Grace (numero 38, 1969) e Number 5 (numero 23, 1970).

Nel 1971, Miller ebbe un incidente d’auto che gli procurò un frattura al collo. La Capitol Records pubblicò l’album Rock Love. L’album era caratterizzato inedite registrazioni dal vivo (tra cui una jam session di undici minuti sulla traccia del titolo) e materiale realizzato in studio, uno dei due album della Steve Miller Band non ancora pubblicato su CD, assieme all’altro Recall the Beginning…A Journey From Eden. Nel 1972, il doppio album compilation Anthology è stato pubblicato con 16 canzoni tratte dai primi cinque album della band.

The Joker (numero 2, 1973) mostrò al pubblico un nuovo stile della band. La traccia del titolo divenne un singolo numero 1 singolo nella Billboard Hot 100, nella UK Singles Chart, in Irlanda e nei Paesi Bassi per due settimane ed in Nuova Zelanda, secondo in Canada e Norvegia, quarto in Svezia, quinto in Svizzera ed Austria e settimo in Germania e venne certificato disco di platino per il raggiungimento di oltre un milione di copie vendute.

Tre anni dopo la band tornò con Fly Like an Eagle, che si piazzò al numero 3. I tre singoli estratti: “Take The Money and Run” (numero 11), “Fly Like an Eagle” (numero 2) e il secondo pezzo al primo posto, “Rock’n Me“. Miller dichiarò che l’introduzione della chitarra in “Rock’n Me” era un tributo alla canzone “All Right Now” della bandFree.[3]

Book of Dreams (numero 2, 1977) comprendeva altri tre successi: “Jet Airliner” (numero 8), “Jungle Love” (numero 23) (successivamente utilizzata per i titoli di testa dell’ottava stagione della sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond), e “Swingtown” (numero 17). L’album del 1982 Abracadabradiede al gruppo il terzo numero 1 con singolo del titolo. Il singolo di Miller scalzò dal primo posto della classifica i Chicago con la loro “Hard to Say I’m Sorry“, proprio come aveva fatto “Rock’n Me” con “If You Leave Me Now” nel 1976.[3]

Nel 1978 uscì Greatest Hits 1974-78 vendendo più di 13 milioni di copie mentre Miller continuava a tenere concerti da tutto esaurito.[4]

Il 15 giugno 2010 venne pubblicato Bingo!, un nuovo album di cover blues e R&B e il 18 aprile 2011 vide la luce Let Your Hair Down, album gemello di Bingo!.[5]

Uno dei decani della band, Norton Buffalo, morì di cancro ai polmoni il 30 ottobre 2009. John King (batterista durante l’era “The Joker”) morì poco dopo di cancro al rene il 26 ottobre 2010. James Cooke è morto di cancro il 16 maggio 2011.[6][7]

Il chitarrista blues Jacob Peterson entrò a far parte della band prima del tour di primavera del 2011. Dopo l’ingresso di Petersen, il chitarrista Kenny Lee Lewis passò definitivamente al basso.

Il 10 novembre 2011 la band si esibì all’interno degli stabilimenti Boeing di Everett, nello Stato di Washington, per celebrare il definitivo progetto dell’aereo 747-8. Il concerto iniziò con “Jet Airliner”.[8]

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The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California.[4] The band is managed by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, and is best known today for a string of (mainly) mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier acid rock albums. Steve Miller left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after Harvey Kornspan negotiated the band’s landmark contract with Capitol Records in 1967, the band shortened its name to ‘Steve Miller Band’. In February 1968, the band recorded its debut album Children of the Future. They went on to produce albumsSailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love and more. The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-1978, released in 1978, sold over 13 million copies. They continued to produce more albums and in 2014, Steve Miller Band is touring with the rock band Journey.

In 1965 after moving to Chicago to play the blues, Steve Miller and keyboardist Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Shawn Yoder, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas. The band was contracted to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. They also appeared onHullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes.

Miller left the group to go to San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was flourishing. He then formed the Steve Miller Blues Band. Harvey Kornspan, managing partner, wrote and negotiated the band’s landmark contract ($860,000 over 5 years as well as $25,000 of promotion money that was to be spent at the band’s discretion) with Capitol Records then president, Alan Livingston in 1967. Shortly after, the band’s name was shortened to the Steve Miller Band in order to broaden its appeal. The band, consisting of Miller, guitarist James Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, drummer Tim Davis (who replaced the departing Lance Haas on drums) and Jim Peterman on Hammond B3 organ, backed Chuck Berry at a gig at the Fillmore West that was released as the live album, Live at Fillmore Auditorium.[5] Guitarist Boz Scaggs joined the band soon after and the group performed at the Magic Mountain Festival and the Monterey Pop Festival in June.

In February 1968, while in England, the band recorded their debut album Children of the Future at Olympic studios with Glyn Johns as engineer/producer. The album did not score among the Top 100 album chart. The second album Sailor appeared in October 1968 and climbed the Billboard chart to #24. Successes included the single “Living in the USA”.

Brave New World (#22, 1969) featured the song “Space Cowboy” and “My Dark Hour” which was co-written by “Paul Ramon” (alias Paul McCartney) who also played drums, bass and guitar and sang backing vocals. This was followed by Your Saving Grace (#38, 1969); and then Number 5 (#23, 1970).

In 1971 Miller broke his neck in a car accident. Capitol Records released the album Rock Love, featuring unreleased live performances (including an eleven-minute jam on the title track) and studio material. This is one of two Steve Miller Band albums not to be released on CD, the other being Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden. In 1972, the double album compilation Anthology was released, containing 16 songs from the band’s first five albums.

The style and personnel of the band changed radically with The Joker (#1, 1973), concentrating on straightforward rock and leaving the psychedelic side of the band behind. The title track became a #1 single and was certified platinum, reaching over one million sales.

Three years later, the band returned with the album Fly Like an Eagle, which charted at #3. Three singles were released from the album: “Take the Money and Run” (#11), “Fly Like an Eagle” (#2) and their second Number One success, “Rock’n Me“. Miller credits the guitar intro to “Rock’n Me” as a tribute to the classic song by Free, “All Right Now“.[6]

Book of Dreams (#2, 1977) also included three successes: “Jet Airliner” (#8), “Jungle Love” (#23) (later becoming the song played over the opening credits of the 8th season of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond), and “Swingtown” (#17). 1982’s Abracadabra album gave Steve Miller his third Number One success with the title track. Miller’s hit pushed Chicago‘s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” out of the #1 spot, just as his “Rock’n Me” had knocked Chicago’s “If You Leave Me Now” out of the #1 spot in 1976.[6]

Released in 1978, The Steve Miller Band’s Greatest Hits 1974-1978 has sold over 13 million copies and Miller continues to perform successful sold-out concert performances.[7]

Bingo!, a new album of blues and R&B covers, was released on June 15, 2010. Let Your Hair Down, a companion release to Bingo!, was released 10 months later, on April 18, 2011.[8]

Founding member Tim Davis died from complications due to diabetes on September 20, 1988 at the age of 44. Longtime band member Norton Buffalo died from lung cancer on October 30, 2009. John King (drummer during “The Joker” era) died after a short bout with kidney cancer on October 26, 2010. James Cooke died from cancer on 16 May 2011.[9][10]

Blues guitarist Jacob Peterson officially joined the band before the Spring 2011 tour. Following Petersen joining the band, longtime guitarist Kenny Lee Lewis switched instruments to become the band’s full-time bassist.

On November 10, 2011 the band played inside the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to celebrate the successful delivery milestones of the 747-8 program. They opened the set with “Jet Airliner”.[11]

In 2014 Steve Miller Band is touring with fellow San Francisco rock band Journey.[12]

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The Beatles Playlist (Greatest Hits)


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The Beatles sono stati un gruppo musicale rock inglese[5], originario di Liverpool e attivo dal 1960 al 1970. La formazione ha segnato un’epoca nella musica, nel costume, nella moda e nella pop art[6]. Ritenuti un fenomeno di comunicazione di massa di proporzioni mondiali[7], a distanza di vari decenni dal loro scioglimento ufficiale – e dopo la morte di due dei quattro componenti – i Beatles contano ancora un enorme seguito e numerosi sono i loro fan club esistenti in ogni parte del mondo[8].

Secondo una stima del 2001, è risultato in assoluto il gruppo musicale di maggior successo commerciale, con vendite complessive che superano il miliardo di dischi e di musicassette[9], e per la rivista Rolling Stone i Beatles sono i più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi[10].

L’aura che circonda lo sviluppo del loro successo mediatico e che ha favorito la nascita della cosiddetta Beatlemania e lo straordinario esito artistico raggiunto comemusicisti rock sono inoltre oggetto di studio di università, psicologi e addetti del settore

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The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.[1] Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with severalgenres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania“, but as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, “Love Me Do“, in late 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) andAbbey Road (1969).

After their break-up in 1970, they all enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists; as of 2015, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.[2][3] The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with all four being inducted individually as well from 1994 to 2015.

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The Jam


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The Jam era un gruppo musicale new wave inglese fondato da Paul Weller nel 1976, molto influenzato da The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who[2] e con sonorità simili, soprattutto all’inizio, a quelle dei Clash,[3][4] morbide e allo stesso tempo ritmate e decise. Durante i sei anni di attività, la band non ha mai modificato la propria formazione, costituita dal bassista Bruce Foxton, dal batterista Rick Buckler e dal chitarrista e cantante Paul Weller. Recentemente Foxton e Buckler hanno effettuato diversi concerti dal vivo e programmato un tour per l’autunno del 2007, oltre alla pubblicazione di un nuovo album (che sarebbe il settimo), il tutto però senza la partecipazione di Weller.

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The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

They were formed in Woking, Surrey. While they shared the “angry young men” outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore smartly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes, and they incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences rather than rejecting them, placing The Jam at the forefront of the mod revival movement.

They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, “That’s Entertainment” and “Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?” remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.[5] They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.

The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs, including the hits “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight”, “The Eton Rifles”, “Going Underground” and “Town Called Malice”.

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Magazine


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Magazine è un gruppo musicale post-punk inglese formatosi a Manchester nel 1977 e attivo fino al 1981, prima della reunion avvenuta nel 2009.

Il singolo di debutto del gruppo è la hit Shot by Both Sides, mentre l’album d’esordio è Real Life.

Nel 2004 il chitarrista e fondatore John McGeogh è deceduto.

Nel 2009 la band si è riunita e nel 2011 ha pubblicato un disco di materiale inedito intitolato No Thyself.

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Magazine were an English post-punk band active from 1977 to 1981, then again from 2009-2011. The band was formed by Howard Devoto after leaving punk bandBuzzcocks in early 1977. Devoto had decided to create a more progressive and less “traditional” rock band.

Magazine reunited in 2009 for a UK tour, with almost all the remaining members of the “classic” lineup, with the exception of guitarist John McGeoch, who died in 2004. He was replaced by Noko, who had played with Devoto in Luxuria. Magazine released an album of new material, No Thyself, in October 2011, followed by a short UK tour.

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The Rain Parade


I Rain Parade furono un gruppo musicale neo-psichedelico importante nel contesto del movimento musicale noto come Paisley underground sviluppatosi a Los Angeles negli anni ottanta.

Si formarono nel 1981 come Sidewalks composti da Matt Piucci (cantante) e David Roback (chitarra)a cui si aggiunsero il fratello di David, Steven Roback (basso), Eddie Kalwa (batteria) e Will Glenn (tastiere, violino). I fratelli Roback avevano suonato con Susanna Hoffs in precedenza con un gruppo minore: The Unconscious with Neighbor.

Pubblicarono il primo singolo nel 1982 per la propria etichetta Llama. L’anno successivo firmarono per l’Enigma che pubblicò il loro album d’esordio Emergency Third Rail Power Trip, subito dopo David Roback lascia il gruppo per formare gli Opal e viene sostituito da John Thoman. Il gruppo proseguì con il mini album Explosions in the Glass Palace del 1984, un live e con un terzo disco nel 1985 Crashing Dream per la Island, prima di sciogliersi prima temporaneamente nel 1986 a causa dell’uscita dal gruppo di Piucci che pubblica un album con Tim Lee (Gone Fishin’) e che entrerà i seguito per un breve periodo nei Crazy Horse e poi definitivamente nel 1988, senza pubblicare il disco doppio che stavano preparando.

Alcuni componenti del gruppo formarono poi i Viva Saturn che pubblicheranno 2 album negli anni 90.

La loro produzione, tipica del genere, unisce il jingle-jangle in stile Byrds a elementi del sound acido-elettrico dei Velvet Underground e fantasie infantili lisergiche a lá Syd Barrett.

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The Rain Parade is a band that was originally active in the Paisley Underground scene in Los Angeles in the 1980s, and that reunited and resumed touring in 2012.

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