What is Pink Lady
? In Japan they are remembered for a string of pop hits in the 70s, but Americans might remember them either from their disco single "Kiss In The Dark
" or from an attempt to sell them to the US market in 1980 via a short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady & Jeff
) with comedian Jeff Altman.
). The show featured their Japanese hits, UFO
(a bit more rock and roll
), and SOS
along with US hits like Boogie Wonderland
, McArthur Park
and the occasional guest star.
) Also, Roy Orbison
Sadly, the show failed to break out and the two returned to Japan for a series of farewell concerts and retrospectives. Much, much more available at this charmingly retro, utterly exhaustive fan site devoted to them.
Or just read the recaps. [more inside]
SLYT: Awesome Silent Monks singing the Halleluia chorus!
Did this really not make it here yet? Totally awesome, but delete with prejudice if it's lame or a double. If not, Happy Holidays to everyone!
Food Court Flash Mob
sings the "Hallelujah" chorus.
The Hallelujah Chorus
at Macy's in Philadelphia on October 30, 2010 was the latest Random Act of Culture [more inside]
NYC Public School's PS22 Chorus
belts out catchy tunes like Viva La Vida
, Eye of The Tiger
and Everybody's Changing
. These Fifth Graders have also have worked with Tori Amos and Passion Pit among others. Make sure to check out their website
. What started as a 2006 British television documentary
and became an audience favorite at the Los Angeles and Sundance film festivals in 2007 and 2008 opens across the United States this week
and will soon open in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Japan and Australia. The opening sequence showing Eileen Hall
, then 92 , singing the 1982 hit from punk-rock group The Clash provided the inspiration for director Stephen Walker when he first saw the group on stage in London in 2005. Besides giving new meaning to lyrics from popular hits, the film is comedic and poignant as it explores friendship
, old age
Following up on this post
, the Barbershop Harmony Society (SPEBSQSA)
will be holding its annual International Convention this week in Salt Lake City. The contest sessions and several other non-competition concerts will be broadcast live
on the internet. There's a fee for the video feeds, but the audio feed is free!
60 school kids from the 70s singing Bowie's Space Oddity.
An incredible recording. A 60 student chorus of western Canadian rural school children belting out, among other things, Good Vibrations, Desperado, and, the cream of the crop, I think, Klaatu's Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft. mp3 samples on the page. It is amazing. Read David Bowie's quip. (And the quip from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association is classic.)