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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue #6

* ‘Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ is a desperate attempt to show that my musical palette isn’t as bland as a chino-wearing yacht owner from Norfolk called Keith eating a plate of couscous with a biodegradable knife and fork that he bought in a 2 for 1 special at ASDA while watching a highlight reel of ‘The 80s Greatest Quiz Show Moments’ in his fully carpeted, decadent bungalow in Slough. 610 more words

2131 Hey Jude - The Temptations (1969)

Hey Jude was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. The Temptations recorded their version in 1969. 10 more words


Today In Music History: 09/28/17

We start on this day in 1956, when Elvis Presley released “Love Me Tender,” the first single to reach 1 million in pre-orders.

The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”  hit #1 in America, on this day in 1968. 246 more words


Review: Berkeley Rep's 'Ain't Too Proud' is loaded with ferocity and heart

My paternal grandfather was a legend in the Oakland flea market community. When I was a kid of nine, he and I would take off every Sunday morning to hunt down the latest bargains, and we’d usually finish off our jaunts at Talk of the Town on International Boulevard in Oakland, devouring carne asada burritos and cokes, refueling after pounding the drive-in pavement for hours on end. 1,160 more words

Resisting Temptation: Berkeley Rep's "Ain't Too Proud"

Berkeley Rep’s new Broadway try-out, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, is another jukebox musical biography (or as playwright Dominique Morisseau refers to it, a “catalog musical”) in the vein of… 1,126 more words

Theater Reviews

The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone

The Temptations reached UK#14 with this song back in ’73. It was back in the 80s, peaking at #31. It was finally in the chart for the last time, on this day in the 80s, at #67. 9 more words