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 Kylie Minogue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Signed to a contract by British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman, she achieved a string of hit records throughout the world, but her popularity began to decline by the early 1990s, leading her to part company from Stock, Aitken and Waterman in 1992.
She agreed to record three new songs to be included on the Greatest Hits album, which was released to coincide with her departure from them in 1992.
Minogue's subsequent signing with Deconstruction Records was highly touted in the music media as the beginning of a new phase in her career, but the self-titled Kylie Minogue (1994) received mixed reviews.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kylie_Minogue   (5974 words)

 Interview With The Kingsmen
One hour and $40 later, the record "Louie Louie" was sent to Boston and a disc jockey in the area began playing it.
They got the record to their parents and said it had dirty lyrics because you couldn't understand what the singer was saying.
We only recorded the record to get a job on a cruise line because we thought it was one of the better things that the band did.
www.classicbands.com /KingsmenInterview.html   (2142 words)

 Elvis Presley
His recordings, dance moves, attitude and clothing came to be seen as embodiments of rock and roll.
During the 1940s bobby soxers had idolized Frank Sinatra but the buyers of his records were mostly between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two.
Kohlmeier wrote, "Elvis Presley today is a business," and reported on the singer's record and merchandise sales (this may have been the first time a journalist described an entertainer as a business).
www.buymusic.write101.com /elvis_presley.htm   (1233 words)

 African Music Encyclopedia: I.K. Dairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
He incorporated rhythms from all over the country, and even introduced the accordian and slide guitar.
Dairo's lyrical skills gave him a string of hit records.
In 1963 Dairo received an MBE for his achievements, the only African musician to ever hold such a title.
www.africanmusic.org /artists/ikdairo.html   (121 words)

 Links - poparchives.com.au
User-friendly database, still under construction, of hit records from the 50s to the 00s, complete with audio samples.
If you know Noeleen Batley's 1960 hit 'Barefoot Boy' you may be interested to see what became of Helene Grover, who wrote the song as a 16-year-old.
Many members are industry insiders who worked on the great pop records of the 60s, but any fan of (mainly) 60s pop is welcome.
www.poparchives.com.au /links.php   (4953 words)

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