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Tina Turner

On May 24, 2023, Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner died aged 83. She was singer, author, dancer and actress, referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, began her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. In 1958, under the name Little Ann, she released her first record, “Boxtop”. In 1960, she debuted as Tina Turner with the duet single “A Fool in Love”. The duo Ike & Tina Turner became “one of the most formidable live acts in history”. In the 1980s, Turner made a great comeback, and in the decades that followed she sold over 100 million records worldwide, and became one of  the best-selling recording artists of all time. She won twelve “Grammy Awards”, three “Grammy Hall of Fame” awards and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked her among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. She was twice inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. In 2005, she was recipient of the “Kennedy Center Honors” and “Women of the Year” award. As leader Tina Turner released nine albums.


On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “ABC” label released “Whistling Down the Wire”, the third Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by David Crosby and Graham Nash.


  • David Crosby— vocals, guitar
  • Graham Nash— vocals, acoustic and aelectric guitar, harmonica
  • David Lindley— electric, pedal steel and slide guitar, violin, viola
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar, dobro
  • Laura Allan — zither
  • Craig Doerge— piano, electric piano, organ, glass harmonica
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch — engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography

Track listing:

  1. Spotlight – Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar
  2. Broken Bird – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  3. Time After Time – David Crosby
  4. Dancer – David Crosby
  5. Mutiny – Graham Nash
  6. B. s’ Blues – Graham Nash
  7. Marguerite – Graham Nash
  8. Take at All – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  9. Foolish Man – David Crosby
  10. Out of the Darkness – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

On May 21, 1982.


On May 21, 1982, “EMI” label released “Hot Space”, the tenth Queen studio album. It was recorded June 1981 – March 1982, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, , Arif Mardin,  Reinhold Mack and David Bowie.


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  synthesisers,  synth bass, Hammond organ
  • Brian May– lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards, lead, lead harmony and backing vocals, synth bass
  • Roger Taylor– lead and backing vocals, drums, electronic drums, programming, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, lead and rhythm guitars, drums, programming
  • David Bowie– duet vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Arif Mardin– “hot and spacey” horn arrangement
  • Reinhold Mack– keyboard programming

Track listing:

  1. Staying Power – Freddie Mercury
  2. Dancer – Brian May
  3. Black Chat – Jean Deacon
  4. Body Language – Freddie Mercury
  5. Action This Day – Roger Taylor
  6. Put Out the Fire – Brian May
  7. Life Is Real (Song for Lennon) – Freddie Mercury
  8. Calling All Girls – Roger Taylor
  9. Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love) – Brian May
  10. Cool Cat – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  11. Under Pressure – David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury

Michael Jackson

On June 25, 2009, Michael Joseph Jackson died aged 50.  He was singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor,  named the “King of Pop” and regarded as one of the most important artists in the history of the popular music and culture. His 1982 album “Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time and the video clips for his songs “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and “Thriller” turned down the racial barriers and transformed the music videos into an art form. Jackson is the most awarded artists in the history of the modern music – he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame” and in to the “Dance Hall of Fame” as the first and only dancer from pop and rock music. He is multiple winner of “Guinness World Records”, he won thirteen “Grammy Awards”, the “Grammy Legend Award”, the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”, twenty six “American Music Awards”, he was voted the “Artist of the Century” and “Artist of the 1980s”. In his solo career, Jackson had thirteen number-one singles in the US, he is the only artist to have top ten singles in the “Billboard Hot 100” and sold more than four hundred millions records worldwide. For his humanitarian job and activities, in 2000, Jackson was recognized by the “Guinness World Records” as the most humanitarian entertainer in the history, supporting 39 various charities.