Rob Carli adds the music, and with it the emotion, to many TV shows, including Murdoch Mysteries. Read more about how he does it.>>
Measuring at just about 5 feet tall, Sharon Jones was no ordinary giant. Sharon Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia, USA, the same city as one of her musical idols, James Brown. However, at a young age, Jones and her family moved to New York City. Growing up in Brooklyn, Jones developed her love of singing while performing in her church’s gospel choir. A passionate performer, Jones played countless shows each year, all over the world, with jaw-dropping energy and talent.
Leonard Cohen, one of Canada’s best-known songwriters and poets, has died at the age of 82.
He wasn’t “born with the gift of a golden voice,” as one of his songs famously put it. In fact, his voice was deep, gravelly and could even said to be tuneless. But that was part of his charm.
Recently, people across Canada came together in a unique and emotional musical experience.
Canadians said thank-you and good-bye to the iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip.
Many Canadians have enjoyed the unique Canadian sound of the band for many years. In fact, some people say the band plays “the soundtrack of Canada” and the “music that is in Canadians’ hearts.” Of course, not every Canadian enjoys the music of The Hip, as they’re known, but a great many do.
A Beatles memorabilia collector recently paid nearly $50,000 for a lock of John Lennon’s hair.
The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.
On May 14, 2015, the music legend passed away at the age of 89, leaving a legacy of 43 studio albums, 16 live albums, and 138 singles.
Most countries have an “anthem.”
For many years, archaeologists have wondered why the people who built Stonehenge – a prehistoric monument in the south of England – used huge rocks that came from more than 300 kilometres away.
Now, a team of researchers believes the rocks may have been chosen because they produce musical sounds.
Gunter Zettl won a radio contest in 1969.
He correctly identified a song the radio station played, and he sent a postcard to the station with the name of the song (“Painter Man,” By The Creation).
Last week, 45 years later, he was finally given his prize.
The reason for the delay was political.
Following World War II, in 1945, Germany was seperated into two states: East Germany and West Germany.
At the time, Zettl was a teenager living in East Germany. Pop music was banned in East Germany at the time.