When singer Barbara Lewis was 19 years old, she boarded a train in Vancouver for a four-day ride to Montreal to pursue her singing training. During those four days on the train, she stared in wonder at the vast and changing landscapes and fell deeply in love with Canada. 590 more words
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Her otherworldly sweet singing and songwriting brought her one of the most legendary R&B classics from 1963. 282 more words
Written by James Francis Khetie
One of the last Australian films shot on super 35 mm film, The Telegram Man was four years in the making from securing the film rights to raising the finance to gaining the interest of the film’s three screen icons. 900 more words
1963 was a vintage year for chart topping R&B singles.
Motown’s imperious domination of the chart was evidenced by Mary Wells’ lovely, ‘Two Lovers’ written by the great Smokey Robinson who hit the summit himself accompanied by The Miracles with the hypnotic, ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ which the admiring Beatles covered on their second album. 1,014 more words