Tuneful Tuesday

A friend of mine recently mentioned this song. I just realized I hadn’t heard this song in a while. Enjoy! 🎤🎹🥁🎶

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Song Sunday: The Carpenters

I have loved The Carpenters music for as long as I can remember! Karen Carpenter had such an amazing, angelic voice and was considered to be one of the best female vocalists of all-time.

Sometimes a song’s lyrics just speak to you. This is one of my favorite songs sung by the Grammy Award-winning siblings. 👫🎤🎹🥁🎵❤️

Peter Tork of The Monkees Dies

 

Singer, musician and actor Peter Tork from The Monkees has died. He was 77.

Tork appeared in the 1966-1968 NBC-TV comedy series The Monkees, playing a clueless, yet likable version of himself. In real life, Tork was a smart, accomplished musician, singer and songwriter, who wrote and co-wrote songs, some of which were contributed to the series, including “For Pete’s Sake,” “No Time” and “Goin’ Down.” Tork played bass guitar and keyboard and since 1986, had performed in various concert reunions with fellow-Monkees band members David ‘Davy’ Jones, Micky Dolenz and Michael ‘Mike’ Nesmith. Tork was also known for his folk and blues music, having played in the band Shoe Suede Blues.

Besides starring in The Monkees, Tork also made appearances in other TV series’, including Wings, The King of Queens and played Topanga Lawrence’s father in Boy Meets World.

Tork was the oldest member of The Monkees, having just celebrated his birthday on February 13th. Davy Jones, the youngest band member (at age 66), died February 29, 2012 of a severe heart attack.

Peter Tork is survived by his wife Pamela, two siblings and his three children from previous marriages: daughters Hallie Tork, Erica Tork and son Ivan Iannoli.

Tork acting in The Monkees:

One of the songs Tork co-wrote, which appeared on The Monkees TV show:

Performing with his band Shoe Suede Blues:

Born On This Day: Molly Ringwald and John Hughes

Actress and singer Molly Ringwald, who starred in the film Pretty In Pink celebrates her 51st birthday today.

Pretty In Pink writer and co-executive producer John Hughes, who also created such classic films like Sixteen CandlesThe Breakfast Club and  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was also born on this day. He would have celebrated his 69th birthday today.

Lastly, a PIP anniversary takes place on February 28, which marks 33 years since the film’s U.S. release.

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Rest In Peace, James Ingram

R&B singer and songwriter James Ingram, a double Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, who in the 1980’s and ’90s was best known for hits like “Just Once,”I Don’t Have the Heart,” “Baby, Come to Me” with Patti Austin and “Somewhere Out There” with Linda Rostandt, has died. He was 66.

Here are just some of Ingram’s classic songs. May he and his soulful voice Rest In Peace. 🎤📻🎵 📺