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A husband; a daughter and the beginning of Fame.

Last time we left Marlene, in 1922, being sacked four weeks after getting a job playing the violin in a pit orchestra for silent films at a Berlin cinema! 292 more words

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Jimmy Page on his career, Led Zeppelin and how he changed music

Watch this 50-minute interview with Jimmy Page where he goes into his early days, why he founded Led Zeppelin, how he came up with the band’s name and his plans for Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary. 219 more words

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I Went With Johnny Cash to Folsom Prison

The gates of Folsom State Prison closed behind Gene Beley. It was 1968, and it was the first time the 28-year-old had ever been to state prison. 1,021 more words

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The story of a star begins

It was on the first day of this year – 1st January 2018 – that I wrote that it was on Friday 27th December 1901 in Schoneberg, a suburb of Berlin, that one Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born – the product of a privileged and conservative family – and a fact that she seemingly failed to acknowledge throughout her life.  340 more words

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Five days ago, in December 1901 in a Berlin suburb, a girl named Marie was born

It was on Friday 27th December 1901 in Schoneberg, a suburb of Berlin, that one Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born – the product of a privileged and conservative family, and a fact that she seemingly failed to acknowledge throughout her life. 175 more words

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Benjamin Frankel : British composer of string quartets, symphonies and concertos


Benjamin Frankel (31 January 1906 – 12 February 1973) was a British composer. His best known pieces include a cycle of five string quartets, eight symphonies, and concertos for violin and viola. 312 more words

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