“This book will teach you how to become a relevant artist, how to write much better music, how to write awesome songs with hit potential, how to record a revolutionary killer album, and how to promote your records all on your own.”
"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel.The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971. In 1973 it became a number-one hit in the United States and Canada for Roberta Flack, also reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart. The song has been covered by many artists; the version by the Fugees won the 1997 Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an African American soul singer and performer. A tenor with a four-octave range, Wilson was a prominent figure in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. Wilson was considered a master showman, gaining the nickname "Mr. Excitement", and one of the most dynamic singers and performers in pop, R&B, and rock & roll history.Wilson gained initial fame as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes. He went solo in 19...
Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE (born 31 August 1945), better known as Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. His professional career began as a teenager in the late 1950s playing a variety of instruments including guitar, harmonica, keyboards and saxophone for various Irish showbands, covering the popular hits of that time. Van Morrison rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorde... [read more]
“In the golden age, real artists released insanely great songs that made people go crazy all of the time, thus great music was omnipresent in the top 40, and many of those songs became classics or evergreens.”
“I’m just so out of the loop when it comes to pop music, because it all sounds the same. It’s all the same chord progressions with the same quirky chorus, or the same hiphop beat that took 21 people sitting in a room to come up with. It bores me.”
—Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
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