Rita Coolidge is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, her songs were on Billboard magazine's pop, adult contemporary, jazz charts, she won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician and then-husband Kris Kristofferson, her recordings include " Higher and Higher," "We're All Alone", the theme song for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy: "All Time High". Coolidge is the daughter of Dick and Charlotte Coolidge, a minister and schoolteacher, with sisters Linda and Priscilla, brother Raymond, she attended Nashville's Maplewood High School and graduated from Andrew Jackson Senior High in Jacksonville, Florida. Coolidge is a graduate of Florida State University, she is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. After singing around Memphis, she was discovered by Delaney & Bonnie, who worked with her in Los Angeles. There, she became a background singer on many other people's albums, she sang for Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Harry Chapin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Dave Mason, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills.
She was featured in Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour and album, singing Russell's and Bonnie Bramlett's song "Superstar." Coolidge did not receive songwriting credits for "Superstar" which became a hit for The Carpenters. She inspired Russell to write a song of the same name for her. Coolidge didn't receive songwriting credits for the piano coda in the 1971 single "Layla" by Eric Clapton's band Derek and the Dominos. In 2016, Coolidge stated that she recorded a demo with her boyfriend, the band's drummer Jim Gordon, before they went to England to record with Clapton. Once they met with Clapton, Coolidge played the piece she composed for him and she gave him a cassette. Clapton, impressed by the piece, used it as part of the song in the coda section which she found out by hearing the song over the PA system a year later, she tried to contact Clapton, but was told by his manager Robert Stigwood, "What are you gonna do? You’re a girl. You don't have money to fight this." She believes he is aware of the situation.
Though only Gordon has been credited with this part, the band's keyboardist Bobby Whitlock claimed: Jim took that piano melody from his ex-girlfriend, Rita Coolidge. I know because in the Delaney & Bonnie days, I lived in John Garfield's old house in the Hollywood Hills and there was a guest house with an upright piano in it. Rita and Jim were up there in the guest house and invited me to join in on writing this song with them called "Time", her sister Priscilla wound up recording it with Booker T. Jones. Jim didn't give her credit for writing it, her boyfriend ripped her off. "Time" ended up on the 1973 album Chronicles by Booker Priscilla. In November 1970, she met Kris Kristofferson at the Los Angeles airport when they were both catching the same flight to Tennessee, he got off in Memphis rather than continue to his intended destination in Nashville. The two married in 1973 and recorded several duet albums, which sold well and earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1974 for "From the Bottle to the Bottom", in 1976 for "Lover Please."Coolidge's greatest success on the pop charts came during 1977–1978 with four consecutive top 25 hits, remakes of Jackie Wilson's " Higher and Higher", Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone", the Temptations' "The Way You Do The Things You Do", Marcia Hines' "You."Coolidge was among the first hosts on VH1, a U.
S. cable network. In 2006, she recorded a standards album. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Rita Coolidge among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. In 1997, Coolidge was one of the founding members of Walela, a Native American music trio, that included her sister Priscilla and her daughter Laura Satterfield; the trio released studio albums in 1997 and 2000, a live album and DVD in 2004 and a compilation album in 2007. Walela means hummingbird in Cherokee. Coolidge considered this group important, not only in honoring her Cherokee ancestors but in bringing their culture to others; as part of her Native American heritage, she performed with Robbie Robertson, who has Mohawk ancestry, at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Stephen Stills / Cherokee. Stephen Stills / Sit Yourself Down. Coolidge had romantic liaisons with Graham Nash. Rita leaving Stills for Nash has been cited as a contributing factor behind the initial 1970 breakup of Crosby, Nash & Young.
She was the "sweet little Indian girl" named "Raven" in the song "Cowboy Movie" on David Crosby's album If I Could Only Remember My Name. Coolidge was involved with Leon Russell and Joe Cocker. During the Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, Coolidge's boyfriend at the time, Jim Gordon, physically assaulted her which resulted in a black eye for the rest of the tour. Coolidge ended the relationship and never spoke to him again. Gordon was diagnosed with schizophrenia and convicted of murdering his mother. Coolidge was married to Kris Kristofferson from 1973 to 1980, their daughter is her only child, Casey Kristofferson, was born in 1974. Their marriage deteriorated after the miscarriage of her second child in 1977. In her memoir, Delta Lady, Coolidge described her marriage to Kristofferson as volatile due to his alcoholism and infidelity, she revealed he was emotionally abusive and would
Allimore Green is a small hamlet in Staffordshire, England, 1 mile north-east of Church Eaton. It is the location of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Common of Wetland Meadow, in the care of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust; the site supports more than 140 species of vascular plants including 5 orchids, two of which are found nowhere else in Staffordshire. The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust describe the varied history of the site: As a parish common, the site experienced a chequered history of management with local parishioners grazing their livestock and cutting hay, reports of gypsies using the Common for their horses and coppicing the alder trees. There have been attempts to drain the site by excavating ditches on three sides of the Common and a central ditch through the southern half of the pasture; these attempts have not been successful - the Common still has poor drainage with the ironic added benefit of several areas of open water habitat. Somewhat appropriately, the name Allimore means'the path through the marsh'.
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The BBC Recordings is a live album by English post-punk band the Sound, consisting of two sessions and two live recordings from 1980 to 1985 done for BBC radio. It was released in 2004 by Renascent; the first disc of The BBC Recordings consists of two recorded sessions, the first for Mike Read, broadcast between 6 and 9 October 1980, the second for John Peel, broadcast on 16 November 1981. The second disc consists of concert recordings, the first broadcast on 21 November 1981 and the second broadcast on 15 June 1985; the BBC Recordings received a positive response from critics. Peter Parrish of Stylus wrote: "Capable of oppressive gloom and fiery beauty in equal measure, this double-CD compilation captures the band at their intense best". AllMusic's Andy Kellman called the Mike Read session "thrilling to hear two decades after the fact, must've been a revelation in 1980"; the SoundAdrian Borland – vocals, guitar Graham Bailey – bass guitar Colvin "Max" Mayers – keyboard Bi Marshall – keyboard Mike Dudley – drums, sleeve notesAdditional personnelIan Nelson – saxophone TechnicalDale Griffin – production Tony Wilson – production Anthony Pugh – engineering Mark Farrah – engineering Nick Halliwell – mastering Andy Chambers – sleeve design Nick Griffiths – sleeve photography Paul Connolly – liner notes The BBC Recordings at Discogs