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JOHN LENNON - IDLE AT ALL TIMES
Who was John Lennon? Neither his contemporaries, nor we could give a definite answer. Many consider him a man who, with all his essence and musical talent, served the cause…

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“ALL OR NOTHING!” - MARIA CALLAS
Maria Callas was amazingly beautiful. She was admired, feared. However, with all her genius and controversy, she always remained a woman who wanted to be loved and needed. In 1957,…

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Pianist Lyudmila of Berlin: biography, career and personal life
Lyudmila Valentinovna Berlinskaya - famous Russian and Soviet pianist and actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). He is the founder of the Paris Spring festival, the founder of…

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WHITNEY HOUSTON: “THIS IS WRONG, OU, Nothing scary”

Circulation of Whitney Houston albums exceeds 170 million copies worldwide. She became the record holder in the American charts – 7 singles in a row ranked first. She received an incredible amount of awards, including several Grammy. She ranked fourth in the list of the best-selling US singers and became the idol of millions of fans around the world. But alongside the brilliant fame of Whitney Houston, the shadow side of stellar life unfolded. Scandals, drugs, breakdowns of concerts and … loyal love of the public, in spite of everything, the love of fans for a fantastic talent that justifies all its unbelievable antics. Continue reading

Claude Francois – Non-extinguishing Star of the French Stage

“Live from” OLYMPIA! “Only the best songs performed by the unique Claude Francois!” French radio listeners first heard this name in the early 60s of the last century. Since then, you can always find a radio station on the air that broadcasts the song “Comme d’habitude”, which means “As usual” in French.

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ANI LORAK – SHADY LADY OF UKRAINIAN VARIETY

Ani Lorak has solo concerts in the National Palace of Arts “Ukraine”, albums, singles, biographical video, video clips. Her photos were published on the covers of Cosmopolitan, FHM, What’s On. She played a major role in the musical “Gypsies”, as well as roles in New Year’s musical projects: Oksana (“Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka”) and Fanshetta (“Crazy Day or Marriage of Figaro”), took second place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and not going to stop there. Continue reading

UNCONONENT KING ELVIS PRESLEY

Elvis Presley was able to fulfill the great American dream – a slum boy became a millionaire. Although many did not even know what was hidden under a beautiful image. And the further the twentieth century moves away from us, the more mysterious becomes the figure of a simple boy who conquered half the world with his voice.

Slum fellow
January 8, 1935 in the family of immigrants from Ireland was born Elvis Aaron Presley. His twin brother died at birth, so the parents intently guarded their son. Continue reading

LARISA MONDRUS, OR JUST LARISSA

Larisa Mondrus is called the number one star of Soviet pop music of the late 1960s and early 70s. And the first thing that pops up in my memory is the unfading smash hitter “Blue Flax”, which before that had sounded on the radio without much popularity.

And the very first success came to her when the young graduate of the 22nd Riga school Larisa Mondrus became the soloist of the famous Riga orchestra, famous throughout the Soviet Union. Continue reading

LYUDMILA GURCHENKO - MADAM ELEGANCE
Lyudmila Gurchenko half a century ago became a popular favorite, truly a superstar. Diva of the national cinema has overcome a difficult path, earning success and recognition. Whatever Ludmila Gurchenko…

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Composer Alexander Pakhmutova
Alexandra Pakhmutova is a popularly respected and beloved composer. Her works have become a symbol of the Soviet era. Now it is impossible to imagine the culture of the country…

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Lyudmila Zykina - QUEEN OF RUSSIAN SONG
Lyudmila Zykina is a singer who for a long time was perceived by the world as a symbol of Russia. A Moscow girl from a working-class family from an early…

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THE BOOK OF THE SOUL OF IGOR TALKOV
The attitude towards Igor Talkov is ambiguous. Some call him a rebel, a revolutionary and a talented man. Others say that his songs were simple in content, and the performances…

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