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WALKER IN THE NIGHT. FRANK SINATRA
With such a face, Frank Sinatra could become a successful intelligence officer - it was impossible to remember him. Small, inconspicuous, with gimlet of light eyes. But not with his…

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JOE DASSEN - THE MOST FRENCH AMERICAN SAWNER
After receiving a degree at a young age, Joe Dassin could find a well-paid job and enjoy stability. And he chose show business - an eternal challenge, a constant movement,…

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CLAUDIA SHULZHENKO - THE LEGEND OF TIME
More than 30 years ago, Claudia Ivanovna Shulzhenko’s heart stopped beating. And it is not at all important that the younger generation knows about it by hearsay. The main thing…

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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

WORLD OF MOTHER: "SINGING IS FIRST OF ALL!"
Mireille Mathieu is a flawless page haircut, sleek eyebrows, invariably coral lipstick. She seems to be the same eternal impersonation of France as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and champagne.…

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How to start listening to Bach
“The Well-Tempered Clavier” is probably the most perfect piece in the history of music: two cycles of 24 preludes and fugues in all existing keys. The first Prelude in C…

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DARK PASSION OF HOPE OF MEYHER-GRANOVSKAYA
In the world of show business, it is important not only to have perfect external data, but also to receive talent and perseverance from nature. An ordinary girl from the…

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The most interesting facts about rock music
The creators of the famous band Offspring when choosing a guitarist were guided by far from musical interests. They just wanted to buy alcohol unhindered. The fact is that at…

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