Ben E King: R&B legend dies at 76 - BBC News R&B and soul singer Ben E King, best known for the classic song Stand By Me, has died at the age of 76. King started his career in the late 1950s with The Drifters, singing hits including There Goes My Baby and Save The Last Dance For Me. After going solo, he hit the US top five with Stand By Me in 1961. It returned to the charts in the 1980s, including a three-week spell at number one in the UK following its use in the film of the same name and a TV advert. King's other hits included Spanish Harlem, Amor, Don't Play That Song (You Lied) and Supernatural Thing - Part I. The singer died on Thursday, his publicist Phil Brown told BBC News. Fellow musician Gary US Bonds wrote on Facebook that King was "one of the sweetest, gentlest and gifted souls that I have had the privilege of knowing and calling my friend for more than 50 years". He wrote: "I can tell you that Ben E will be missed more than words can say. "Thank you Ben E for your friendship and the wonderful legacy you leave behind."
P'tit quinquin "P'tit quinquin" is a song by Alexandre Desrousseaux which was written in the Picard language in 1853. Picard is closely related to French, and is spoken in two regions in the north of France – Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardy and in parts of the Belgian region of Wallonia. This simple lullaby (P'tit quinquin means "little child") demonstrates the revival of Picard in the area, to the extent that it became the marching song of the northern soldiers leaving for the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Today it could be called the unofficial anthem of the French city of Lille, and more generally of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. See also Folk music External links Le P'tit quinquin - Full lyrics in Picard (left), and a translation into French (right); also has a sound file of the chorus being sung in Picard (.wav and .ra formats)
Like a Prayer — Madonna — Last.fm Sauti Sol – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at Last.fm Jesus Christ Superstar The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly feature many intentional anachronisms. Plot Act I After a foreboding instrumental opening number ("Overture"), the apostle Judas Iscariot expresses in a musical monologue his concern over Jesus's rising popularity as a "king" and the negative repercussions that will have. Meanwhile, Caiaphas (the high priest), Annas, and other Jewish priests (who have been studying Jesus's movements) meet to discuss Jesus and his disciples. Act II Principal roles
Donny Hathaway – The Ghetto RuPaul Biography 1960–92: Early life and career 1993–97: Supermodel of the World, Foxy Lady, and Ho, Ho, Ho RuPaul caused a controversy at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards when he presented an award with actor Milton Berle, who performed a different type of drag early in his career. The two had conflicts back-stage, and when Berle touched RuPaul's false breasts, RuPaul ad-libbed the line "So you used to wear gowns, but now you're wearing diapers." A surprised Berle replied, "Oh, we're going to ad lib? RuPaul (left) seen out of drag in March 2009. RuPaul was signed to a modeling contract for MAC Cosmetics, making him the first drag queen supermodel. In 1997 he released his third album, a Christmas album entitled Ho, Ho, Ho. 2004–07: Red Hot, ReWorked, and Starrbooty On June 13, 2006, RuPaul released ReWorked, his first remix album and fifth album overall. 2008–10: RuPaul's Drag Race and Champion 2011–13: Glamazon, make-up and perfume line 2015: Realness
Bruno Mars – Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at Last.fm Tannhäuser Tannhäuser (Middle High German: Tanhûser; died after 1265) was a German Minnesinger and poet. Historically, his biography is obscure beyond the poetry, which dates between 1245 and 1265. Socially, he presumed familial lineage with the old nobles, the Lords of Thannhausen, residents in their castle at Tannhausen, near Ellwangen and Dinkelsbühl; moreover, the historical Tannhausen castle, is at Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. Tannhäuser was an active courtier at the court of Frederick II of Austria (1230–1246), and the Codex Manesse (1340) depicts him clad in the Teutonic Order habit, suggesting he might have fought the Fifth Crusade (1213–21). In legend After leaving the Venusberg, Tannhäuser is filled with remorse, and travels to Rome to ask Pope Urban IV if it is possible to be absolved of his sins. Other references Aleister Crowley wrote a play called Tannhauser which follows the character Tannhauser and the infamous Venus. See also The Woman Who Had No Shadow Notes