When they go into the studio or on tour, artists like Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Ozzy Osbourne and John Mellancamp can’t do it alone. They need to hire a band, a collection of crack musicians who can make their music come alive. While these people may play in front of millions of people over the course of their careers, they spend most of time in the background, unknown to all but the most hardcore fans of the frontperson.
Clips that sail ships
Well isn’t this a cool thing, especially for the drummer impaired singer/songwriter class. Controlled by simple midi this complex ‘drum machine’ really has some class.
Jimmy Webb looks back on more than 50 years writing for everyone from Frank Sinatra to Paul McCartney, and the dark times he weathered along the way.