Neil Harrison is a British musician and dramatist. He was a founder-member of The Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles, in which he played John Lennon, he was replaced by Adam Hastings in 2011. He was a flatmate with Brodie Pevans. In 1979, aged 28, Harrison had joined the cast of the West End musical Beatlemania. In March 1980, after the musical's last West End show, Harrison formed The Bootleg Beatles with fellow cast members Andre Barreau and David Catlin-Birch; the band invested their dwindling finances in two guitars – an Epiphone and a Gretsch – as well as two Vox amplifiers, four black polo-necks and a wig. On 26 March 2011 at a gig in St Albans, Neil Harrison – otherwise known as'Bootleg John' – shocked the audience after coming to the stage to perform'Imagine' as an encore by announcing that he was leaving the group'to bring the average age down a bit', he sang "Imagine" after shouts of support and thanks from the crowd and was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a further gift from the band.
The Bootlegs performed "Back in the U. S. S. R." Followed rather fittingly by the medley of songs from the Abbey Road album that culminates with "The End". The band left the stage to further shouts of thanks to Neil. Harrison has stated, his first experience was in 1968, when he and some friends sang Christmas carols outside Paul McCartney's father's house on the Wirral. The second meeting was in 1996 at David Gilmour's 50th birthday party. Gilmour booked both the Bootleg Beatles and the Australian Pink Floyd Show as he'd "always wanted to have the Beatles support Pink Floyd". George Harrison was in the audience and quipped "you know the chords better than I do" and "Where's the Bootleg Brian Epstein?'Cos he's got all the money!". The third meeting was at the Party at the Palace for the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2002, where McCartney headlined. Outside the Bootleg Beatles, Harrison released an album in 1974 on Deram Records called All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go; the album sounds similar to The Beatles' works.
He wrote several songs for Lulu's album Don't Take Love For Granted, including the title track and "I Could Never Miss You", released as a single in 1981 and included on her 1981 self-titled album Lulu. He has released another solo album entitled Richmond Hill, he sang an acoustic version of "Stawberry Fields Forever" for the 2013 Spanish movie "Living is Easy with Eyes Closed"
Daniel Earl Hartman was an American musician, singer and record producer. Among songs he wrote and recorded were "Free Ride" with The Edgar Winter Group, the solo hits "Instant Replay", "I Can Dream About You", "We Are the Young" and "Second Nature". "I Can Dream About You", his most successful song, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1984. The James Brown song "Living in America", which Hartman co-wrote and produced, was more successful, reaching #4 in 1985. One of the most successful songs he co-wrote was Ride on Time, recorded by Black Box, which reached #1 in several countries including the UK. Hartman was born near Harrisburg, in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County, he joined his first band, The Legends, at the age of 13. His brother Dave was a member of the band, he played keyboards and wrote much of the band's music, but despite the release of a number of recordings, none turned out to be hits. He subsequently spent a period of time backing the Johnny Winter Band, he joined the Edgar Winter Group, where he played bass, wrote or co-wrote many of their songs, sang on three of their albums.
He wrote and sang the band's second biggest pop hit, "Free Ride", in 1972. The ballad "Autumn" on Edgar's LP They Only Come Out at Night was a regional radio hit in New England. Upon launching a solo career in 1976, he released a promotional album titled Who Is Dan Hartman and Why Is Everyone Saying Wonderful Things About Him? It was a compilation disc including songs from the Edgar Winter Group, his second release, was his first true album and featured ex-Edgar Winter Group members Edgar Winter, Ronnie Montrose and Rick Derringer and guests Clarence Clemons and Randy Brecker. From October 21 until November 5, 1977, blues legend Muddy Waters used Hartman's recording studio in Westport, Connecticut. Hartman ran the recording board for the sessions, produced by Johnny Winter, which created the album I'm Ready. In late 1978, Hartman reached No. 1 on the Dance Charts with the disco single Instant Replay, which crossed over to No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979 and reached the Top 10 on the UK charts.
Musicians Hartman worked with on the associated album included G. E. Smith; this was followed by his second chart topper, 1979's "Relight My Fire", which featured friend Loleatta Holloway on vocals. This song became the theme for the NBC talk show Tomorrow and in 1993 became a hit single for British boy band Take That featuring Lulu. There was a cover version of "Instant Replay" recorded by the British duo Yell!, a top 10 hit in January 1990. He was back on the charts again with the single "I Can Dream About You", featured on his album of the same name, I Can Dream About You, as well as the Streets of Fire soundtrack in 1984; the tune reached No. 6 on the U. S. charts, No. 12 in the UK. Hartman was featured as a bartender in one of the two videos that were released for the single, which received heavy rotation on MTV. "I Can Dream About You" is sung within the movie Streets of Fire by a fictional vocal group called The Sorels, whose lead singer is played by Stoney Jackson. In 1984, Hartman performed Heart of the Beat under the band name 3V with Charlie Midnight for the soundtrack of Breakin', directed by Joel Silberg and, in 1985, scored a third Number 1 single on the Dance Music charts, "We Are the Young".
The single "Second Nature" charted during this period. In 1985, Hartman's song "Talking To The Wall" was featured on the soundtrack to the film Perfect starring Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta. In 1985 and 1986 Hartman worked on, White Boy; the album was completed in 1986, but the record label, MCA, thought it was too dissimilar to Hartman's previous work "I Can Dream About You", refused to release it. White Boy has never been released, though some test pressings of the album were made that are now held by collectors, some of the songs from the album are available on the internet. One song from the album, "Waiting to See You", was used in the 1986 film Ruthless People and its accompanying soundtrack album, was subsequently released as a single. In 1988, Hartman co-wrote the song "Why Should I Worry?" with Charlie Midnight, for the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Oliver and Company. During the next decade he worked as a songwriter and producer, collaborated with such artists as Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown, Nona Hendryx, Holly Johnson, Living in a Box, the Plasmatics and Steve Winwood.
Hartman produced and co-wrote "Living in America", a No. 4 hit for James Brown which appeared on the soundtrack of 1985's Rocky IV. The song was the last of Brown's 44 hit recordings to appear on the Billboard Top 40 charts; the track appeared on the Hartman produced album Gravity. In 1989 he released his last studio album New Green Clear Blue, an instrumental new age-styled album. In 1990, he co-wrote with longtime collaborator Charlie Midnight 9.95 for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie. It was performed by Spunkadelic. In 1991, Hartman recorded " Consciousness" for the soundtrack to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. In 1994, the album Keep the Fire Burnin' was posthumously released - a compilation featuring remixes of earlier hits and unreleased material; the album spawned two singles. Hartman had no children. At the time of his death
Something to Shout About (album)
Something to Shout About was the title of Lulu's first UK LP, released on the Decca Records label in 1965. Most of the songs are recorded in an R&B, early rock and roll style that complemented her mature and raspy voice, it was released. The album contained Lulu's debut hit "Shout". Jimmy Page played guitar on some of the tracks, including "I'll Come Running Over" and "Surprise, Surprise". "Here Comes the Night" was recorded in 1964 by Them and would be covered by David Bowie on his 1973 album Pin Ups. The album was "directed" by Mike Leander and Reg Guest; the album was reissued on CD in 1989 by London Records. "You Touch Me Baby" "You'll Never Leave Her" "I'll Come Running Over" "Not in This Whole World" "She Will Break Your Heart" "Can I Get a Witness" "Tell Me Like It Is" "Shout" - Lulu with The Luvvers "Try to Understand" "Night Time Is the Right Time" "Chocolate Ice" - Lulu with The Luvvers "So in Love" "Only One" - Lulu with The Luvvers "Dream Lover" "He's Sure the Boy I Love" "Leave a Little Love" Note: Track 4 "So in Love" Incorrectly attributed to Cole Porter on original LP release.
This song is aka "So Much in Love" performed by The Tymes. "Surprise, Surprise" "Satisfied" "Call Me" "Here Comes the Night"
The Man Who Sold the World
"The Man Who Sold the World" is a song written and performed by David Bowie. It is the title track of his third album, released in the US in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971; the song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu, who had a UK No. 3 hit with her version in 1974, Nirvana, whose 1993 performance of the song for the television program MTV Unplugged introduced it to a new audience. The song was reworked by Bowie, featuring atmospheric synths, a new bassline, techno-style drums and a notably darker mood, for performances in concerts from 1995 to 1997, including the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. Bowie returned to playing the original version in the 2000s; the persona in the song has an encounter with a kind of doppelgänger, as suggested in the second chorus where "I never lost control" is replaced with "We never lost control". Beyond this, the episode is unexplained: as James E. Perone wrote, Bowie encounters the title character, but it is not clear just what the phrase means, or who this man is....
The main thing that the song does is to paint – however elusively – the title character as another example of the societal outcasts who populate the album. In common with a number of tracks on the album, the song's themes have been compared to the horror-fantasy works of H. P. Lovecraft; the lyrics are cited as reflecting Bowie's concerns with splintered or multiple personalities, are believed to have been inspired by the poem "Antigonish" by William Hughes Mearns: In the BBC Radio 1 special programme "ChangesNowBowie", broadcast on 8 January 1997, Bowie was interviewed by Mary Anne Hobbs and was asked about the song. He commented: "I guess. Maybe now that I feel more comfortable with the way that I live my life and my mental state and my spiritual state whatever, maybe I feel there's some kind of unity now; that song for me always exemplified kind of how you feel when you're young, when you know that there's a piece of yourself that you haven't put together yet. You have this great searching, this great need to find out who you are."
"The Man Who Sold the World" appeared as the B-side on the American single release of the song "Space Oddity" and British single "Life on Mars?". It appears on various Bowie compilations such as Sound + Vision, The Best of David Bowie 1969/1974, Best of Bowie, The Platinum Collection, Nothing Has Changed, Bowie Legacy. Bowie performed the song with Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias. A portion of this show is included in the film The Nomi Song, the full performance was included in the touring exhibit "David Bowie Is". A new drum n' bass studio version of the song was recorded by Bowie and mixed by Brian Eno and appears as a B-side on the CD single "Strangers When We Meet"; this version appears on the bonus disc that followed some versions of Outside – Version 3. It was this arrangement. Bowie's 25 June 2000 performance of the song at the Glastonbury Festival was released in 2018 on Glastonbury 2000. A live version recorded at BBC Radio Theatre, London, on 27 June 2000 was released on the bonus disc accompanying the first releases of Bowie at the Beeb in 2000.
A November 2003 live performance from the Reality Tour is featured on the A Reality Tour DVD, released in 2004, as well as the A Reality Tour album, released in 2010. David Bowie – vocals, acoustic guitar, organ Mick Ronson – electric guitar Tony Visconti – bass guitar, backing vocals Woody Woodmansey – drums, percussion The song was covered by the Scottish singer Lulu in 1974, according to biographer David Buckley, performed it in "a sleazy Berlin cabaret style". Lulu would recall Bowie inviting her to a concert he gave after which he met her in his hotel room saying: "I want to make an MF of a record with you you're a great singer." Lulu – "I didn't think it would happen but followed up two days later. He was übercool at the time and I just wanted to be led by him. I loved everything. I didn't think'The Man Who Sold the World' was the greatest song for my voice, but it was such a strong song in itself. I had no idea. In the studio Bowie kept telling me to smoke more cigarettes, to give my voice a certain quality."
Bowie produced the Lulu recording of "The Man Who Sold the World" with Mick Ronson during the July 1973 Pin Ups sessions and contributed guitar and backing vocals. The remainder of the band included Ronson on guitar, Trevor Bolder on bass, Mike Garson on piano, Aynsley Dunbar on drums. Lulu's "The Man Who Sold the World" was released as a single on 11 January 1974 having been introduced by Lulu on the TOTP broadcast of 10 January 1974: the track only made its Top 50 debut on the chart dated 26 January 1974 following a reprise performance by Lulu on TOTP two days earlier on 24 January 1974, with a third TOTP performance by Lulu on 7 February 1974 broadcast facilitating a boost from No. 13 to No. 5 on the chart dated 9 February 1974. In her TOTP performances in support of "The Man Who Sold the World" Lulu has been characterized as "dressed and sounding like a diminutive Bowie". Lulu performed the song in the second-season finale of Saunders. Lulu – lead vocals David Bowie – saxophone, backing vocals Mick Ronson – guitars Trevor Bolder – bass guitar Mike Garson – piano Aynsley Dunbar – drums Midge Ure covered this song in a 1982 studio release, which appeared on the Party Party Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and promotional 7" single.
The track was subsequently re-recorded/re-mi
We've Got Tonite
"We've Got Tonite" is a song written by American Bob Seger, from his 1978 album Stranger in Town. The single record charted twice for multiple times for other artists as well; the song developed from an earlier Seger composition entitled "This Old House" which featured the same chords as "We've Got Tonite" although the earlier song had a different melody. Seger overhauled "This Old House" into "We've Got Tonite" the day after seeing the 1973 film The Sting which features a conversation between the Robert Redford character and a woman he's attracted to played by Dimitra Arliss who says: "I don't know you': Redford's response: "You know me. It's two in the morning and I don't know nobody", caused an emotional response in Seger manifested in the overhauled song lyrics."We've Got Tonite" was not recorded until the 1976 sessions for Seger's Night Moves album and was held off that album as Seger felt it was not a thematic fit. One of five Stranger... tracks recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, "We've Got Tonite" served as the album's third single, reaching No. 13 on the US pop charts: in the UK, the original version would chart twice, reaching No. 41 in 1979, reaching No. 22 as a 1995 re-release - as "We've Got Tonight" - to promote a Greatest Hits album: in 1982, a live version - entitled "We've Got Tonite" - from the in-concert album Nine Tonight reached No. 60 UK.
Since the passing of his mother Charlotte Seger, Seger has made a point of always including "We've Got Tonite" in his live setlist, as it was her favorite of Seger's compositions. In 1983, American country-pop star Kenny Rogers recorded the song as a duet with Scottish pop star Sheena Easton, made it the title track of his album We've Got Tonight. Both Rogers and Easton were on the roster of EMI America-Liberty Records and their collaboration on "We've Got Tonight" was at the firm suggestion of label chairman Larry Mazza who hoped to restore Easton to chart ascendancy. Mazza was the president of Capitol Records the label of release for the Bob Seger original. Rogers - who'd state: "I liked the idea of recording with Sheena: I thought the contrast in styles - I'm so throaty and she's so trained and pure - would work well" - himself had phoned Easton to pitch their dueting on the song on 23 December 1982: the two singers met up on Christmas Eve to rehearse the song with a piano, six days going into the studio, with the completed track "going to radio" nine days after that.
Easton would assert that it was the song choice which appealed to her, while allowing Rogers to be "a good singer with a distinctive voice" who she found "always helpful and co-operative" in the studio, debunking insider reports that the ten day recording session for the track was a stormy one with Rogers overtly disliking Easton's high-pitched vocals. Easton's contribution to the track would prove a bone of critical contention: whereas Rolling Stone critic Christopher Connelly would dismiss the Easton/Rogers duet of "We've Got Tonight" as "shrieking insensitive", Jerseyite critic Jim Bohen would lament how Rogers "who sounds good duetting with women" was defeated by "Easton's nails-across-the-blackboard voice", Dennis Hunt would prefer the Rogers/Easton take to the Seger original due to a "very appealing" "blend of contrasting voices, his deep and hers high" adding that "Rogers, never known for his vocal power, stretches to match Easton, his finest vocal performance", AllMusic critic Joe Viglione would opine that Easton's "splendid voice reaching the high registers over Kenny's familiar monotone...really makes special."A number one hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart, "We've Got Tonight" reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart reaching the top 30 in the United Kingdom.
It's hard to imagine anyone singing "We've Got Tonight,- one of the great ballads of the'70s, better than Seger himself. But an unlikely duo, Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton, surpass Seger with a stirring version that's in the Top 10; the blend of contrasting voices—his deep and hers high—is appealing. Bob Seger's The song's composer and original singer Bob Seger would say of the Rogers/Easton version of the song: "I know my mom will love it." Rebranded as a Country & Western song due to the Rogers/Easton duet, "We've Got Tonight" would be honored by ASCAP as the Most Performed Country Song of 1983, with Seger, an iconic Detroit rocker acknowledging the honor by attending the October 1984 ASCAP Country Music Awards fête held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Kenny Rogers – lead vocals Sheena Easton – lead vocals Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar David Foster – acoustic piano, electric piano Nathan East – bass guitar Michael Baird – drums Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangement Humberto Gatica – engineer "We've Got Tonight" was remade by Irish singer Ronan Keating and Scottish singer Lulu for Lulu's twelfth studio album Together released in 2002, with the track appearing on Keating's second studio album Destination.
The Together album, consisting of tracks pairing Lulu with a variety of "name" duet partners, was a comeback vehicle for Lulu designed by top entertainment impresario Louis Walsh whom the singer had signed on with in 2000: three of the acts the album paired Lulu with: Samantha Mumba and Keating, were protégées of Walsh. However Keating has stated that Lulu herself recruited him to duet with her:"I said'Yeah, as long as you let me pick the song!' I picked...one of my all time favorite love songs". Both the Together and Destination albums were released in the spring of 2002: it was decided to forego any single releases of of
Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, TV personality and businesswoman. She is internationally known, but by UK audiences in the 1960s. In her career she had hits internationally with "To Sir with Love" from the 1967 film of the same name and with the title song to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest 1969 winning entry "Boom Bang-a-Bang", in the UK for her 1964 hit "Shout", performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie was born in Lennoxtown and grew up in Dennistoun, where she attended Thomson Street Primary School and Onslow Drive School, she lived in Gallowgate for a while before moving to Dennistoun. At the age of 12 or 13, she and her manager approached a band called the Bellrocks seeking stage experience as a singer, she appeared with them every Saturday night: Alex Thomson, the group's bass player, has reported that then her voice was remarkable.
She has two brothers and a sister, her father was a heavy drinker. At age 14, she received the stage name "Lulu" from her future manager Marion Massey, who commented: "Well, all I know is that she's a real lulu of a kid."In August 2017, Lulu's family history was the subject of an episode in the UK series Who Do You Think You Are? The research showed; the investigation into her genealogy showed that Lulu's maternal grandparents had come from across the religious divide in Glasgow. Her grandfather Hugh Cairns was a Catholic and her grandmother, Helen Kennedy, was a Protestant. Cairns had been a member of a Catholic gang and was found in the research to have been in and out of prison at the time of the birth of Lulu's mother. Kennedy was found to be the daughter of a Worthy Mistress of the Ladies' Orange Lodge 52 and explained why the two families were against the union between Kennedy and Cairns. In 1964, under the wing of Marion Massey, she was signed to Decca Records; when she was only fifteen, her version of the Isley Brothers' "Shout", credited to'Lulu & the Luvvers' and delivered in a raucous but mature voice, peaked at #7 on the UK charts.
Massey guided her career for more than 25 years, for most of which time they were partners in business, Massey's husband Mark produced some of Lulu's recordings. After the success of "Shout", Lulu's next three singles failed to make an impact on the charts, she released "Leave A Little Love" in 1965. Her next record, "Try to Understand" made the Top 30. In 1966, Lulu toured Poland with the Hollies, the first British female singer to appear live behind the Iron Curtain. In the same year, she recorded two German-language tracks. All her Decca recordings were made available in 2009 on a 2-CD set entitled Shout!, issued on RPM Records. After two hit singles with the Luvvers, Lulu embarked on a solo career. After failing to reach the charts in 1966, Lulu left Decca and signed with Columbia, to be produced by Mickie Most, she returned to the UK singles chart in April 1967, reaching #6 with "The Boat That I Row", written by Neil Diamond. All seven singles she cut with Mickie Most made the UK Singles Chart.
However, in her autobiography I Don't Want To Fight, published in 2002, she described him as "cheap" and had little positive to say about their working relationship, which she ended in 1969 after her biggest UK solo hit. Nonetheless, when Most died in 2003, Lulu was full of praise for him and told the BBC that they had been close, she made her acting debut in 1967 with Love, a British vehicle for Sidney Poitier. Lulu both acted in the film and sang the title song, with which she had a major hit in the United States, reaching #1. "To Sir With Love" became the best-selling single of 1967 in the United States, selling well in excess of 1,000,000 copies. In the UK, "To Sir With Love" was released on the B-side of "Let's Pretend", a #11 hit. In the late 1960s, Lulu's pop career in the UK thrived and she had several television series of her own, her first BBC series aired in 1965 on BBC Two, where she co-hosted Gadzooks! It's The In-Crowd, with Alan David, completing the run as solo host under the rebranded Gadzooks!
In 1966, she made regular appearances on BBC One's Stramash!. After appearing again on BBC Two in 1967 in a successful TV series that featured music and comedy, Three of a Kind, Lulu was given her own BBC One TV series in 1968, which ran annually until 1975 under various titles including Lulu's Back in Town, Happening For Lulu, It's Lulu and Lulu; the series featured resident guests, including Adrienne Posta, Roger Kitter, Paul Greenwood and Pan's People, along with dance troupes choreographed by Nigel Lythgoe and Dougie Squires. The 1972 series was billed as It's Lulu... Not to mention Dudley Moore, with Dudley Moore and his trio appearing in each of the thirteen shows. Bernie Clifton was her resident guest for the last of the BBC series, airing from January to April 1975, her BBC series included comedy sketches and appearances by star guests. One episode, from January 1969, is remembered for an unruly live appearance from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. During this appearance, after playing about two minutes of "Hey Joe", Hendrix stopped and announced, "We'd like to stop playing this rubbish and dedicate a song to Cream, regardless of what kind of group they may be in, dedicate to Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce."
Hendrix and his band broke into "Sunshine of Your Love". The stu
Lulu (1973 album)
Lulu is a 1973 album by British singer Lulu. It was her first album on Chelsea Records. Produced by American songwriter Wes Farrell, the lead single was "Make Believe World", it included covers of "Groovin'", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and David Cassidy's "Could it Be Forever". The album failed to chart, although Lulu came back to prominence a few months with the release of the hit single "The Man Who Sold the World"; the single reached No.3 in the UK and became one of the singer's biggest hits, but was not included on this album. Although the album met with little chart success, reviews were good, with Allmusic retrospectively calling it "top class"; the album was released on Polydor Records in Australia. Tracks from Lulu were released on Compact disc on a compilation with her following album in 1999. Side one "Make Believe World" 3:25 "Groovin' " 2:43 "Easy Evil" 3:12 "I Wish" 3:07 "A Boy Like You" 2:55Side two "Hold On to What You've Got" 3:33 "Could It Be Forever" 3:48 "Funny How Time Slips Away" 3:12 "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" 2:29 "Help Me Help You" 2:25