Sir John Tavener the contemporary classical composer has died. Links here to two obituaries fr0m The Independent and The Guardian. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/john-tavener-musician-whose-work-was-informed-by-the-spiritual-fulfilment-he-found-in-the-russian-orthodox-church-8936287.html http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/12/composer-john-tavener-dies To listen to his music and for some more information on this great man go to the In Deep Music Archive post here: http://indeepmusicarchive.net/wp-admin/post.php?post=4122&action=edit&message=10
Laurie Andersen has written a farewell to her husband Lou Reed in Rolling Stone magazine. A wonderful moving tribute to the man from the woman that loved him – the woman that was with him when he died. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/laurie-andersons-farewell-to-lou-reed-a-rolling-stone-exclusive-20131106?page=2 Thanks to whtsqr for forwarding the link.
Joni Mitchell celebrates her 7oth birthday November 7th. Still smoking, still amazing, this is a link to The Guardian who are celebrating this day with an interview from 1969. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/07/joni-mitchell-classic-interview-rocks-backpages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_mitchell
“a man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened” Albert Camus, French Algerian Writer, Nobel prize winner in 1957, philosopher and goalkeeper. He published just 3 fictional novels in his lifetime: The Outsider 1942 […]
Thanks to George in New York for forwarding this link. Patti Smith: Mourning Lou Reed : The New Yorker
Noel Harrison died of a heart attack at his Devon home this month. Most remembered for his 1968 hit The Windmills Of Your Mind. Composed by Michel Legrand with lyrics by French Algerian, Eddy Marnay and translated into English by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. (Who wrote the lyrics for The Way We Were and Yellow Bird). […]