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Van Cliburn - Moscow 1958 A truly historic classical music performance: In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union hosted an international Tchaikovsky compeition for pianists. It was supposed to showcase the superiority of Soviet culture. To the surprise of the hosts, a 23-year-old Texan named Van Cliburn emerged as the superstar of the event. Cliburn mesmerized the crowds, the television audience, and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra with his technical and artistic brilliance. Here is the last four minutes of Cliburn's final performance of the event--Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto. Look at the reaction from the audience and the orchestra members. The applause lasted for about eight minutes. Everyone knew who the outstanding pianist of the competition was! This created quite a dilemma for the organizers: a Soviet citizen was expected to win--not an American. Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev was hastily telephoned to make the final decision. To his credit Khruschev settled the matter quickly and fairly: "Was he the best? Yes? Then give him the prize!" Cliburn became a beloved figure in Russia until his death in 2013.
Tags: Van  Cliburn  pianist  1958  Tchaikovsky  competition  Moscow 
Added: 21st January 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Journey  Dont  Stop  Believing From 1973 through their recent 2007 concert in Glasgow, Journey just keeps rockin on!
Tags: journey  music 
Added: 14th August 2007
Views: 2325
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Posted By: Naomi
                ELVIS  My Way This is Elvis in concert, taped live in June, two months before his passing on August 16, 1977. Even though his health had declined, his voice was still as strong and clear as it had always been.
Tags: elvis  presley  music   
Added: 16th August 2007
Views: 2732
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Posted By: Naomi
   Sonny and Cher In Their Glory Salvatore Sonny Bono started out in Los Angeles at Specialty Records as a songwriter in the late 1950s. In 1963, while working on sessions with Phil Spector, he met a 16 year old, would be singer named Cherilyn Sarkasian Lapierre at a coffee shop next to a Los Angeles radio station. She had previously recorded Ringo, I Love You, produced by Phil Spector, under the name Bonnie Jo Mason. Although Sonny was married to Donna Rankin, with whom he had a daughter, his interest in Cher grew until he eventually ended his marriage. Sonny and Cher were later married and although she was reluctant, the pair formed a professional duo, initially known as Caesar and Cleo. For a time, from 1965 until 1967, they were rock and roll's hottest couple, so much so that in some conservative communities they were considered almost morally subversive. Parents locked up their kids when Sonny and Cher were passing through for a concert appearance. Then, as quickly as they started, the hits stopped coming. Later, they ended up with a summer replacement try-out show that did so well that Sonny and Cher were given a regular spot in the CBS lineup in January 1972, with a comedy-variety series. Their recording career was revived initially by a live album, cut in one night in Las Vegas, featuring new versions of their early hits as well as parts of their current repertory. The album went gold. The next couple of singles by Cher, and Sonny and Cher failed, but producer Snuff Garrett, who had been at Liberty when Cher was there, but had never worked with her, was brought in, and the result was Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, a number one hit that revived their career. After that, The Way of Love, All I Ever Need Is You, A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done, Half Breed, and Dark Lady kept either Cher or the couple in the Top Ten at various times through 1974. By then, however, their marriage had fallen apart, and with it, the success of their TV show.
Tags: sonny  and  cher  music 
Added: 16th August 2007
Views: 2872
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Posted By: Naomi
The Tonette Hey Baby Boomers! Remember tonette’s? Precursor of the recorder, which in itself. is a misnomer. (It doesn’t record anything.) I think I received mine in the 5th or 6th grade. We all had to buy our own and my parents bought me a fire engine red one. (My sister got a green one ‘cause she said it looked like a pickle.) I can remember playing ”Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas” at a school Christmas concert one year. All the boys had to wear black pants, black shoes, white long-sleeved shirt and a black bowtie. (Older is better!)
Tags: tonette  recorder  instrument  classic  school 
Added: 20th August 2007
Views: 2120
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Posted By: jimmyjet
              CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL   When the Beatles announced their break up in the winter of 1970, CCR became the most successful band and the biggest singles act in the world, despite never landing a #1 single. Always very private, the group never became stars personally to befit their status on the pop charts. They sought to change that with the release of Pendulum. Before the album's release, they had a fan type book written. Called "Inside Creedence", the book took about six weeks from the time it was conceived until it was actually published, coincidental with the release of Pendulum. In fact, many copies of the book were sold packaged with the record. The band also made a television special and had a $30,000 press junket to ballyhoo the album. The record shipped a million copies. Here's a clip in Concert playing Who'll Stop The Rain."
Tags: creedence  clearwater  survival  wholl  stop  the  rain  music  1970s 
Added: 28th September 2007
Views: 3475
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Posted By: Guido
Donny Osmond  sings Sweet and Innocent One of entertainment's true good guys is Donny Osmond. Here he is, in his teen idol heyday, singing Sweet and Innocent in concert. The girls seem to like him, don't they?
Tags: Donny  Osmond 
Added: 30th September 2007
Views: 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Snow Blind Early Black Sabbath On Don Kirsners Rock Concert. Remember that show? It If I remember right can on at midnight.
Tags: 1975 
Added: 25th March 2009
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Posted By: Marty6697
Simon and Garfunkle Live in Central Park 1981 Their concert, which was a reunion of the two, attracted 500,000 fans to Central Park in 1981.
Tags: paul  simon  art  garfunkle  kodachrome  maybelline 
Added: 2nd October 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Remembering Charlie Rich  December 14th marks the birthday of Charlie Rich, one of the most talented, yet underrated musicians of our time. Here he is performing "The Most Beautiful Girl" on The Dean Martin show in the late 70's. At this time in his life his battle with emphysema was becoming evident in how exerted he was coming up the steps. He continued to sing and keep his concert dates, but by the 90's he had pretty much gone into retirement, only playing at his home studio or when an intervew took him away to another location. His last professional release was his most proud creation, his R&B album of Pictures and Paintings in 1992.
Tags: charles  allen  rich  the  silver  fox  memphis  blues 
Added: 4th October 2007
Views: 1904
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Posted By: Naomi

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