THE SALTON OF ITALY - TOTO CUTUNO
No matter how strange it may look, this singer and composer, whose world fame came from the song “L’italiano”, is more popular and loved abroad than in his homeland. Of…

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ABBA - A POP-PHENOMENON OF THE XX CENTURY
Agneta Feltskog, Bjorn Ulveus, Benny Andersson, Annie-Fried (Frida) Lingstad. What are these names talking about? Often about nothing. But if you add the first letters of the names, you get…

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MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH - CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
The greatest academic musician of the last century, Mstislav Rostropovich, not only had a unique performing talent, but was also a very principled person. He was not afraid to oppose…

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shocking and eccentricity

“Aquarium”

Sometimes, in order to say in concise and succinct phrases about a particular group, its place in the musical horizon, and its role in the life of fans, you need to try to summarize all the many years of work of the team. Or you can just give the group members the opportunity to say their own creation. Boris Grebenshchikov called the Aquarium group a shining beast that brings people something that they lacked, which they themselves did not know about. In this one phrase, the whole secret of the popularity of “Aquarium” is revealed.

Looking for like-minded people
The chronicle of the Aquarium group opens in 1972. Since then, dozens of famous musicians from different countries have visited the band – Vsevolod Gakkel, Sergey Kurekhin, Oleg Sakmarov, Boris Rubekin, Alexander Lyapin, Dzhivan Gasparyan and Igor Butman. The history of the group can be divided into several stages. During these periods, not only the composition of the Aquarium participants changed, but also the corporate sound. Continue reading

AEROSMITH – THE GREATEST GANG

Bad guys from the Aerosmith group with a disgusting reputation, scandalous behavior and passion for everything forbidden took off and sank to the bottom, and then scrambled out again. And for some reason the public always loves such “villains” more.

What is special and so attractive in them if they have been kept in the musical stream for more than 40 years. This American rock band regularly fell into scandalous chronicles of tabloids; its members were repeatedly arrested for unrest and drug use at concerts. But this only fueled interest in Aerosmith members.

More than alive
It’s hard even to say that this is the natural nature of the musicians or someone successfully planned a PR move. It has long been known that diligent guys do not become rockers, and even more so do not arouse interest in the audience. No wonder they say: if they don’t write about you, then you have already died. And these brawlers are more alive than all living, despite the rampant lifestyle. Only a few succeed in this. Many of their colleagues have long gone to another world because of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol, fatal illnesses, or suicides. Continue reading

MODERN TALKING – GERMAN PHENOMENON

Modern Talking is a cult band. Its members have earned such fame, because their songs are recognizable by the first chords and are pulled to the dance floor. More than 100 million records sold say a lot. No one was more successful at Eurodisc than the guys at Modern Talking.

Could Thomas Anders have thought during the studio recording of the song “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” that this composition will fundamentally change his whole life. It was their first song and instant hit in the biggest hits.

Sweet beginning
In the early 1980s, the Eurodisc style only appeared, and with it the composer Dieter Bohlen. At that time he worked in a music publishing house and almost everything that sounded in Germany was written by him. Dieter’s voice was not outstanding, but his composing abilities quickly helped him to his feet. Bolen realized that for complete success, he lacked English-language compositions and a singer whose voice could make real hits out of his songs. Continue reading

MODERN TALKING - GERMAN PHENOMENON
Modern Talking is a cult band. Its members have earned such fame, because their songs are recognizable by the first chords and are pulled to the dance floor. More than…

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GENESIS - Pioneers of Art Rock
The development of rock music in general and its intellectual direction in particular is impossible to imagine without the British band Genesis. It was she who turned into the channel…

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OPERA "AIDA" - INTERNATIONAL TRIUMPH GIUSEPPE VERDI
The opera Aida was written more than 140 years ago. Its premiere took place on December 24, 1871 in Cairo with a huge triumph, and still the work does not…

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TINA TURNER - SIMPLY THE BEST
More than 70 years ago, a certain Anna May Bullock was born in the small American town of Nat Bush, Tennessee. She loved to sing from early childhood. The first…

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