Category Archives: Music

Tuesday Open Thread | 60′s Rock & Roll Hits

Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans, October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter. He is widely known for popularizing the twist dance style, with his 1960 hit cover of Hank Ballard‘s R&B hit “The Twist“. In September 2008 “The Twist” topped … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | 60’s Rock & Roll Hits

The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington, originating in the early 1960s. Among the Sonics’ contemporaries were the Kingsmen, the Wailers, the Dynamics, the Regents, and Paul Revere & the Raiders. Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has … Continue reading

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3 Chics Celebration: Happy Birthday Rikyrah!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RIKYRAH! Please join us in celebrating Rikyrah. Rikyrah, here’s to another golden year in celebrating your generous spirit, your graciousness, your tenacity, your intelligence, your work ethics, your courage, and TRUTH-TELLING. We love you and all your service … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread: Whitney Houston Week

Her voice is so missed. 1995–97: Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife, and Cinderella In 1995, Houston starred alongside Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon in her second film, Waiting to Exhale, a motion picture about four African-American women … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: Whitney Houston Week

I hope you’re enjoying this week with Whitney. 1992–94: Marriage to Bobby Brown and The Bodyguard Throughout the 1980s, Houston was romantically linked to American football star Randall Cunningham and actor Eddie Murphy, whom she dated.[96] She then met R&B … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread: Whitney Houston Week

More from Whitney. 1987–91: Whitney, I’m Your Baby Tonight and “The Star Spangled Banner” With many expectations, Houston’s second album, Whitney, was released in June 1987. The album again featured production from Masser, Kashif and Walden as well as Jellybean … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread: Whitney Houston Week

More from Whitney Houston. 1985–86: Rise to international prominence With production from Michael Masser, Kashif, Jermaine Jackson, and Narada Michael Walden, Houston’s debut album Whitney Houston was released in February 1985. Rolling Stone magazine praised Houston, calling her “one of … Continue reading

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