He first performs in public when he’s 10 years old, in a singing contest at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, dressed as a cowboy, to sing ‘Old Shep’.
1947 It’s also the birthday of David Bowie.
Hour-long radio space music program Hearts of Spacebegins national syndication.
There never was nor has been anything like it. The ambient adventures began in 1973 as ‘Music from the Hearts of Space’, a weekly 3-hour show on Berkeley’s KPFA-FM produced by Stephen Hill. ▷WAER note▹
The worldwide advent of relatively inexpensive synths and increasing commercial appeal of the sound (e.g. Vangelis) made possible an explosion of ambient explorations. Early shows feature dozens of talents like Constance Demby, Stomu Yamashta, Kitaro and Danna & Clement. By 1986 it’s airing on over 200 stations; it still airs on over 100.
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It’s on her second album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, for which Sinead famously refuses a Grammy Award. A provocative, courageous artist , a decade later she outs herself as bisexual and bipolar. Her ninth album How About I Be Me is released in Feb. 2012.