Tag Archives: Dave Stewart

Longdancer B:W

9/12/15 – Longdancer – Too Much Too Soon – 1973

Before David A. Stewart became so famous with Eurythmics that he could appear with French teenage sensation Vanessa Paradis (shorty after her making a record with the iconic Serge Gainsbourg in her songwriting team) he had been in New Wave pop group The Tourists, scoring some minor hits on Logo records until a cover of Dusty Springfield’s […]

Andy Warhol transvestite Superstar Holly Woodlawn, acclaimed for her performance in 'Trash', photographed in 1970. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

8/12/15 – Holly Woodlawn – October 26 – 1946 – December 6 – 2015 – Vanessa Paradis and Dave Stewart – Walk On The Wild Side – 1990

Holly Woodlawn, transgender Warhol superstar and the inspiration for one of the characters from Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side, has died in Los Angeles aged 69. Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl was born in Puerto Rico in 1946 and grew up in Miami. The line: “Holly came from Miami, F-L-A, hitchhiked her way across […]

Jimmy Ruffin

24/11/14 – Jimmy Ruffin – 7th May 1936 – 17th November 2014

Jimmy Ruffin will be most remembered as the singer of What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, a hit for Tamla Motown on both sides of the Atlantic in 1966 and then again in 1974. The song was written by James Dean, Paul Riser and William Weatherspoon and was originally intended for The Detroit Spinners. Jimmy […]