Goodnight Sweetheart (TV series)
Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999 and a special that aired on 2 September 2016. The show was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, creators of Birds of a Feather, the creators wrote the first series, while subsequent episodes were by a team of writers. Although originally made for the BBC the series has subsequently repeated on ITV3. The show has repeated on Gold and Yesterday. For his starring role, Lyndhurst won the Most Popular Comedy Performer at the National Television Awards twice in 1998 and 1999, the original entrance to Ducketts Passage, leading to the Royal Oak, is located at Ezra Street, London, E2 7RH. The Royal Oak is near Ezra Street, at 73 Columbia Road, Gary Sparrow is a somewhat disillusioned TV repairman, in a drab marriage with his ambitious wife Yvonne, and best friends with Ron, a printer whose marriage is on the brink of breakdown. While on a TV repair call-out in East London, Gary accidentally discovers a portal which leads to war time London.
There he meets Phoebe, a pretty barmaid who works in the Royal Oak pub, her father Eric who runs the Royal Oak, and Reg Deadman, a dim-witted but friendly policeman. Gary strikes up a friendship with Phoebe, and makes repeated trips through the time portal, in this life, he claims to be both a secret agent and a singer-songwriter, in fact passing off modern-day pop songs as his own, particularly songs by the Beatles. He impresses Phoebe by bringing her goods which are available in the present day, but were rationed in wartime Britain, such as chocolate and nylons. Most episodes centre on a dilemma for Gary caused by his dual life, as the series progresses, the characters are developed further. Gary and Phoebe eventually marry and they have a son, Yvonne becomes pregnant, but suffers a miscarriage. Gary opens a shop in the present day, named Blitz and Pieces and his wife Stella separate and divorce. Gary and Phoebe move to a flat in Mayfair, where they befriend Noël Coward. Yvonne becomes a millionairess with a successful organic beauty products company, in the final episode, set on VE Day, Gary finds that the time portal has closed, trapping him in the past for good, leaving Ron to explain the truth to Yvonne.
In the 2016 special, Gary is happily married to Phoebe and he returns to the past, but decides on living a double life again so that he can get to know his daughter. A total of 59 episodes were made, including a Christmas special in 1995, Marks and Gran, the creators, wrote the first series, many episodes were written by other writers. As in Marks and Grans sitcom Get Back, most episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart — and the programme itself — were named after popular song titles
Clouds (60s rock band)
Clouds were a 1960s Scottish rock band that disbanded in October 1971. The band consisted of Ian Ellis, Harry Hughes and Billy Ritchie, in early 1964, Ian Ellis and Harry Hughes were playing in a band called The Premiers. The band itself consisted of Bill Lawrence, James ‘Shammy’ Lafferty, Derek Stark, Harry Hughes and it was decided that an organ would help the sound of the band, and Billy Ritchie joined. Cyril Stapleton took the band to London to record demos, but nothing came of that, and Derek Stark, Bill Lawrence. It seemed that Ritchie joining the band had prompted more changes than had been intended, Ian Ellis decided that he would take up the position of bass guitarist as well as lead vocalist. The group decided to move in a new direction. 1-2-3 had a different sound from the previous band, or from almost any other band at that time. After achieving little success in Scotland, the moved to London, England where they hoped that their original music would catch on. The band were given a now-legendary headlining residency performing at the Marquee Club, attended by future prog-rock icons such as Rick Wakeman and that an unknown band was chosen to headline at the Marquee was unusual, as they hadnt first performed the customary support spots.
At the time, they were described as a unique group. who have created a new sound in pop group music. The same publication referred to the truly exciting nature of 1-2-3, tamla Motown was the order of the day, but this band offered up a potent mix of blues, classics and scat-jazz, wrapped in arrangements that defied categorisation. There was nothing remotely like it around, during the time the group performed at the club during 1967, they were signed by NEMS management company and Brian Epstein of The Beatles fame. This event was heralded in the press, complete with photograph. It was around this time Ritchie introduced the then-unknown Bowie to Jimi Hendrix, later, in 1994, speaking about the 1-2-3 treatment of his own song, Bowie said that the song was radically altered, yet retained its heart and soul. He said he regarded Billy Ritchie as a genius, pete Townshend, in his 2012 autobiography Who I Am, cites 1-2-3 as one of the bands he most wants to see. The death of Brian Epstein, founder of NEMS, left the band in the care of Robert Stigwood, but Stigwood had just signed The Bee Gees, fellow Australians, and was preoccupied with making them a success.
This brought an end to the management relationship shortly afterwards, after parting company with NEMS, the band kept busy playing in the local London club circuit. At a club in Ilford, east London, the band were seen by Terry Ellis who quickly signed them to his new agency, originally known as the Ellis-Wright agency, the organisation grew and became Chrysalis
The Showgirl Must Go On
The Showgirl Must Go On was a residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas that starred pop diva Bette Midler. Showgirl premiered on February 20,2008 and closed on January 31,2010, Midler signed for 300 shows from 2008 to 2010 at a pace of 100 performances a year. Shows were presented five nights a week with the dark on Mondays and Thursdays. Video introduction Big Noise from Winnetka The Showgirl Must Go On In the Mood Friends The Rose Do You Want to Dance, on December 31,2010, The Showgirl Must Go On was broadcast on HBO channels at 9 pm. The 70 minute special contained some of the performances from the 2 hour long show, the DVD of this pared down performance was released on October 4,2011
Cannery Row (film)
Cannery Row is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by David S. Ward. It stars Nick Nolte and Debra Winger, the movie is adapted from John Steinbecks novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday. The story is about the skid row citizens of Monterey, California, as declining fish stocks are shutting down a previously rich fishery and the dependent canning industry and hookers lead colorful and adventurous lives in a balmy seaside setting. Doc, a marine biologist, lives in a dockside warehouse. Suzy DeSoto, a girl from the bordello, is working there only out of necessity. A collection of linked vignettes describes life on Cannery Row and it is depicted as an impoverished area inhabited by a motley band of people who have experienced failures but somehow have found their niche and a community of strangely kindred souls. Doc and Suzy don’t quite fit in, but are accepted and the boys gather frogs and sell them to give a surprise party for Doc, which turns into a brawl, breaking Doc’s tank with his octopus collection.
To make amends, they buy Doc a present of a microscope, a deeper mystery revolves around why Doc stays in Cannery Row. Suzy discovers that Doc was once a professional baseball pitcher but quit, another character, the Seer, spends his days playing his horn. He depends on the gifts that appear, such as groceries. Suzy eventually learns that the Seer is a baseball player whom Doc injured with a pitch to the head. Doc and Suzy ultimately find love, Nick Nolte as Doc Debra Winger as Suzy Audra Lindley as Fauna M. And Nolte and Winger are almost able to make their work, if only it didnt seem scripted out of old country songs. Its tough to pull off a movie like this, in the semi-cynical 1980s, I guess we no longer believe in the essential heroism of the little guy, and in the proposition that anyone can succeed with a little luck. Raquel Welch was cast as Suzy, but was fired after the first few days of production, Welch sued the filmmakers and won a reported settlement of more than $10 million in court.
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Songs for the New Depression
Songs for the New Depression is the third studio album by American female singer Bette Midler, released in early 1976 on the Atlantic Records label. The album peaked at #27 on the Billboard album chart, Mr. Rockefeller was sampled by rapper Kanye West on the song, Last Call, from his debut album, The College Dropout. The album was released on CD for the first time in 1990, a remastered version of the album was released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1995. A limited edition remastered version of the album was released by Friday Music in 2014, strangers in the Night -3,22 I Dont Want the Night to End -3,53 Mr. Y. Track A1 recorded at Electric Lady and Media Sound Studios, New York, tracks A4 and B4 recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York by Lew Hahn, remixed by Lew Hahn and Arif Mardin
Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, LaMottas well-intentioned brother and manager who tries to help Jake battle his inner demons, and Cathy Moriarty as his wife. The film features supporting roles from Nicholas Colasanto, Theresa Saldana, Scorsese was initially reluctant to develop the project, though he eventually came to relate to LaMottas story. Schrader re-wrote Martins first screenplay, and Scorsese and De Niro together made uncredited contributions thereafter, Pesci was an unknown actor prior to the film, as was Moriarty, who was suggested for her role by Pesci. During principal photography, each of the scenes was choreographed for a specific visual style. Scorsese was exacting in the process of editing and mixing the film, despite receiving mixed initial reviews, it went on to garner a high critical reputation, and is now often regarded as among Scorseses best works and the greatest films ever made. In 1990, it became the first film to be selected for preservation in the National Film Registry in its first year of eligibility, in a brief scene in 1964, an aging, overweight Italian American, Jake LaMotta, practices a comedy routine.
In 1941, LaMotta is in a boxing match against Jimmy Reeves. Jakes brother Joey LaMotta discusses a potential shot for the title with one of his Mafia connections. Some time thereafter, Jake spots a 15-year-old girl named Vikki at a swimming pool in his Bronx neighborhood. He eventually pursues a relationship with her, even though he is already married, in 1943, Jake defeats Sugar Ray Robinson, and has a rematch three weeks later. Jake constantly worries about Vikki having feelings for men, particularly when she makes an off-hand comment about Tony Janiro. His jealousy is evident when he brutally defeats Janiro in front of the local Mob boss, Tommy Como, as Joey discusses the victory with journalists at the Copacabana, he is distracted by seeing Vikki approach a table with Salvy and his crew. Joey speaks with Vikki, who says she is giving up on his brother, blaming Salvy, Joey viciously attacks him in a fight that spills outside of the club. Como orders them to apologize, and has Joey tell Jake that if he wants a chance at the championship title, in a match against Billy Fox, after briefly pummeling his opponent, Jake does not even bother to put up a fight.
He is suspended shortly thereafter from the board on suspicion of throwing the fight and he is eventually reinstated, and in 1949, wins the middleweight championship title against Marcel Cerdan. A year later, Jake asks Joey if he fought with Salvy at the Copacabana because of Vikki, Jake asks if Joey had an affair with her, Joey refuses to answer, insults Jake, and leaves. Jake directly asks Vikki about the affair, and when she hides him in the bathroom, he breaks down the door. Jake angrily walks to Joeys house, with Vikki following him, estranged from Joey, Jakes career begins to decline slowly and he eventually loses his title to Sugar Ray Robinson in their final encounter in 1951
Bette Midler is an American singer, actress and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Midler began her career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a series of shows titled Bette Midler, The Showgirl Must Go On, Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. In the following years, she starred in a string of hit films, including and Out in Beverly Hills, Outrageous Fortune, The First Wives Club, and The Stepford Wives. She starred in For the Boys and Gypsy, and won two additional Golden Globe awards for these films, in a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 35 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, Midler is currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly.
which began preview performances on March 15,2017, and will premiere at the Shubert Theatre on April 20th. It is her first leading role in a Broadway musical, Midler was born in Honolulu, where her family was one of the few Jewish families in a mostly Asian neighborhood. Her mother, was a seamstress and housewife, and her father, Fred Midler, worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter, and was a housepainter. She was named after actress Bette Davis, though Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one, /ˈbɛt/ and she was raised in Aiea and attended Radford High School, in Honolulu. She was voted Most Talkative in the 1961 school Hoss Election, Midler majored in drama at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and was a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon international sorority, but left after three semesters. She earned money in the 1966 film Hawaii as an extra, Midler married artist Martin von Haselberg on December 16,1984, about six weeks after their first meeting. Their daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, who is an actress, was born on November 14,1986, Midler relocated to New York City in the summer of 1965, using money from her work in the film Hawaii.
She landed her first professional role in Tom Eyens Off-Off-Broadway plays in 1965, Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited, a childrens play by day. From 1966 to 1969, she played the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, after Fiddler, she joined the original cast of Salvation in 1969. She began singing in the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in the Ansonia Hotel, during this time, she became close to her piano accompanist, Barry Manilow, who produced her first album in 1972, The Divine Miss M. It was during her time at the Continental Baths that she built up a core following. In the late 1990s, during the release of her album Bathhouse Betty, Midler commented on her time performing there, Despite the way turned out
Eugene Bertram Gene Krupa was an American jazz and big band drummer, band leader and composer. Known for his energetic, flamboyant style and for his showmanship, Krupa is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time. He is known for defining the standard drum kit used today in collaboration with brands Slingerland, Krupa is considered the founding father of modern drumset by Modern Drummer magazine. Gene Krupa was born in Chicago, the youngest of Anna, Bartłomiej was an immigrant from Poland. Anna was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, of Polish descent and his parents were very religious Roman Catholics and had groomed Gene for the priesthood. He spent his school days at various parochial schools. Upon graduation he attended Saint Josephs College for a year, Krupa studied with Sanford A. Moeller and began playing drums professionally in the mid-1920s with bands in Wisconsin. The Playboys were the band at The Golden Pumpkin nightclub in Chicago. Krupa made his first recordings in 1927, with a band under the leadership of Red McKenzie, along with other recordings by musicians from the Chicago jazz scene such as Bix Beiderbecke, these recordings are examples of Chicago style jazz.
The numbers recorded at that session were China Boy, Nobodys Sweetheart, the McKenzie-Condon recordings are notable for being early examples of the use of a bass drum and snare drum/cymbals on recordings, at least for the studio where these recordings were made. Some of Krupas big influences during this time were Father Ildefonse Rapp, there were cylinder recordings of African drumming that Gene intensely studied. Drummers such as Tubby Hall, Zutty Singleton and Baby Dodds contributed to Genes developing his own sound, Gene absorbed every bit of what he heard and formulated his own style very early in his career, pulling from hundreds of different sources. There were many other drummers whose work influenced Genes approach to drumming and other instrumentalists, Krupa appeared on six recordings made by the Thelma Terry band in 1928. In December 1934, he joined Benny Goodmans band, where his featured drum work made him a national celebrity and his tom-tom interludes on their hit Sing, Sing were the first extended drum solos to be recorded commercially.
However and personal disputes with Goodman prompted Krupa to leave the group and form his own orchestra, shortly after the famous Carnegie Hall concert in January 1938. He appeared in the 1941 film Ball of Fire, in which he and his band perform a version of the hit Drum Boogie, sung by Barbara Stanwyck. As an encore to this piece, he plays a version of the same song using matchsticks as drumsticks and a matchbox as a drum, while Stanwyck. In 1943, his arrest for possession of marijuana forced the breakup of his own orchestra, as the 1940s ended, large orchestras fell by the wayside, Count Basie closed his large band and Woody Herman reduced his to an octet
Claude Moine, better known by his stage name Eddy Mitchell, is a French singer and actor. The band performed at the Parisian nightclub Golf-Drouot before signing to Barclay Records and finding almost instant success, heavily influenced by American rock and roll, Mitchell has often recorded outside France, at first in London, but in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page and drummer Bobby Graham were among the British session musicians who supported him in London. For his American recordings he employed session men such as Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Kenneth Buttrey, Reggie Young, David Briggs, Charlie McCoy and others. A great lover of American films, he hosted La Dernière Séance and its format was like an old-fashioned double-feature picture show, with two movies, cartoons and stage attractions. He is the voice of Flappy in the French version of the 2005 film of The Magic Roundabout, cétait le soldat Mitchell 1963, Eddy in London 1964, Panorama 1964, Toute la ville en parle.
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