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By Ben Wener and Ben Wener,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 7, 2003
Ohhhh, my love, my darling ... " No doubt you now will fill in the rest. It's one of the most recognizable openings from one of the most recognizable and romantic songs in pop history - the kind that helps conceive generations. Bobby Hatfield, the tenor half of the Righteous Brothers, sang that song, "Unchained Melody." Right - lots of people have sung that one. Elvis sang it. But not like Bobby Hatfield. It's billed as a Righteous Brothers song, and it was written by two guys named North and Zaret in 1955.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 9, 2006
Los Lonely Boys don't take credit for the spirit of the music -- its vibrancy and propulsion. The band's spicy mix of rock, soul and Tejano is divinely inspired. "We're doing this because of Jesus, a higher power," says JoJo Garza, one-third of the Texas-based group. "You're up there playing these notes, and we know it comes from somewhere. You're thinking without thinking, you know." The bassist says he and his two brothers -- drummer Ringo and guitarist and harmonica player Henry -- are vessels for their party-inducing music whose lyrics often extol spirituality and romantic love.
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By Steve Morse and Steve Morse,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 11, 2003
Go ahead. Try to name the five best-selling rock bands in U.S. history. The top four are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Eagles. But the fifth might come as a surprise. It's AC/DC, a group that has sold a staggering 70 million albums in the United States and 140 million worldwide. The band's top seller, Back in Black, sold 19 million copies in the United States (42 million worldwide) and has been played in every frat house worth its beer, as well as in every rock rebel's car stereo across the land.
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By Ben Wener and Ben Wener,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 7, 2003
Ohhhh, my love, my darling ... " No doubt you now will fill in the rest. It's one of the most recognizable openings from one of the most recognizable and romantic songs in pop history - the kind that helps conceive generations. Bobby Hatfield, the tenor half of the Righteous Brothers, sang that song, "Unchained Melody." Right - lots of people have sung that one. Elvis sang it. But not like Bobby Hatfield. It's billed as a Righteous Brothers song, and it was written by two guys named North and Zaret in 1955.
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By Eric Siegel | March 21, 1991
One show scheduled for the fire-damaged Painters Mill Theatre in Owings Mills has been moved to Towson State University's Towson Center, but another has been canceled, the promoter said yesterday.The concert by the rock group Great White, scheduled for Monday at Painters Mill, has been moved to the Towson Center, said Michael Jaworek, spokesman for Chesapeake Concerts. The 8 p.m. starting time for the concert remains the same.But a show by Pilobolus, a modern dance troupe, scheduled for Painters Mill April 12, has been canceled because no appropriate venue could be found for the show, Mr. Jaworek said.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 12, 1991
As with anything Phil Spector has had a hand in, "Back to Mono (1958-1969)" (Abkco 7118, arriving in record stores today) is quite a production.Its first and most obvious draw is that it offers 60 examples of the legendary producer's work, most for the first time in digital, and some for the first time ever in the U.S. Moreover, this four-CD (or four-cassette) set includes the whole of Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," an album many consider to the definitive rock Christmas album. Plus, it has all the usual box-set trappings -- elaborate packaging, an illustrated booklet with liner notes and lyrics, even a "Back to Mono" button.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | January 7, 1998
In 1965, not long after Sonny & Cher topped the charts with "I Got You, Babe," Sonny Bono released a solo single called "Laugh at Me."Basically a plea for understanding, the song portrays Bono as a beleaguered hippie, badgered by straights for having long hair and crazy clothes. But rather than hate them back, Bono simply shrugs off the insults. "I don't care," he sings. "Let them laugh at me."Years later, after Sonny & Cher had established themselves as a comic TV couple, Bono let being laughed at become the better part of his career.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 9, 2006
Los Lonely Boys don't take credit for the spirit of the music -- its vibrancy and propulsion. The band's spicy mix of rock, soul and Tejano is divinely inspired. "We're doing this because of Jesus, a higher power," says JoJo Garza, one-third of the Texas-based group. "You're up there playing these notes, and we know it comes from somewhere. You're thinking without thinking, you know." The bassist says he and his two brothers -- drummer Ringo and guitarist and harmonica player Henry -- are vessels for their party-inducing music whose lyrics often extol spirituality and romantic love.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Chances are, you've heard of a few of the names on this list from 49 years ago, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive. 10. "Crying the Chapel," Elvis Presley Presley originally recorded this solemn track in 1960, but it wasn't released until April 1965. It eventually hit No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart.  9. "Just Once in My Life," the Righteous Brothers "Just Once in My Life" was a hit released between two other big Righteous Brothers hits - "You Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "Unchained Melody.
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By Pat van den Beemt | October 12, 1990
Joan Miller liked "Ghost" so much the first time she saw it, she treated a good friend to the movie weeks later. Jill Suchowiecki and Nancy Wolf waited in long lines this summer only to find the movie sold out. When they finally settled down with popcorn and soda at Loews Timonium Cinema recently, they laughed, cried and left well-satisfied.Just what is it about the spectral love story "Ghost" that made it the surprise No. 1 movie during the summer and still capable of pulling in viewers in October?
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By Steve Morse and Steve Morse,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 11, 2003
Go ahead. Try to name the five best-selling rock bands in U.S. history. The top four are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Eagles. But the fifth might come as a surprise. It's AC/DC, a group that has sold a staggering 70 million albums in the United States and 140 million worldwide. The band's top seller, Back in Black, sold 19 million copies in the United States (42 million worldwide) and has been played in every frat house worth its beer, as well as in every rock rebel's car stereo across the land.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | January 7, 1998
In 1965, not long after Sonny & Cher topped the charts with "I Got You, Babe," Sonny Bono released a solo single called "Laugh at Me."Basically a plea for understanding, the song portrays Bono as a beleaguered hippie, badgered by straights for having long hair and crazy clothes. But rather than hate them back, Bono simply shrugs off the insults. "I don't care," he sings. "Let them laugh at me."Years later, after Sonny & Cher had established themselves as a comic TV couple, Bono let being laughed at become the better part of his career.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | November 12, 1991
As with anything Phil Spector has had a hand in, "Back to Mono (1958-1969)" (Abkco 7118, arriving in record stores today) is quite a production.Its first and most obvious draw is that it offers 60 examples of the legendary producer's work, most for the first time in digital, and some for the first time ever in the U.S. Moreover, this four-CD (or four-cassette) set includes the whole of Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You," an album many consider to the definitive rock Christmas album. Plus, it has all the usual box-set trappings -- elaborate packaging, an illustrated booklet with liner notes and lyrics, even a "Back to Mono" button.
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By Eric Siegel | March 21, 1991
One show scheduled for the fire-damaged Painters Mill Theatre in Owings Mills has been moved to Towson State University's Towson Center, but another has been canceled, the promoter said yesterday.The concert by the rock group Great White, scheduled for Monday at Painters Mill, has been moved to the Towson Center, said Michael Jaworek, spokesman for Chesapeake Concerts. The 8 p.m. starting time for the concert remains the same.But a show by Pilobolus, a modern dance troupe, scheduled for Painters Mill April 12, has been canceled because no appropriate venue could be found for the show, Mr. Jaworek said.
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By Sloane Brown | August 22, 1999
How do you get to Rock and Roll Heaven? For some 50 Righteous Brothers fans, heaven was as close as the Tremont Plaza Hotel. The dulcet-toned duo, in town for a concert at Pier 6, met with those fans at a reception for the benefit of the Baltimore Association for retared Citizens. As Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield entered the banquet room, an "Ebb Tide" of memories came flooding back to their followers. "Anyone who grew up in the 60's stood in front of the mirror--at some point--and used a hairbrush as a microphone to sing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," said guest Debbie Hood.
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By NATHAN PITTS | July 11, 2002
Just announced Teddy Pendergrass will perform at Pier Six Concert Pavilion Aug. 24. Call 410-481-SEAT. Creed performs at Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., Aug. 30. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Call 410-481-SEAT. The Harley-Davidson 100th anniversary "Open Road Tour" makes a stop at Pimlico Race Course Aug. 16-18. Bob Dylan, Southside Johnny, the Neville Brothers and Hootie & The Blowfish are among the scheduled performers. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Will Downing, Patti Austin and Gerald Albright at the Lyric Opera House July 20. Call 410-481-SEAT.
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