Videos tagged with music

MyStory - Working as an EMI Representative in the 1960s

MyStory - Working as an EMI Representative in the 1960s

A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. Ronnie worked as an EMI Representative throughout the 1960s, helping to promote EMI Records and the artists attached to the record Label. He met and working alongside many famous artists throughout his working career at the industry such as, The Beatles, Adam Faith, Johnnie Ray, The Shadows, Cliff Richard, Frank Ifield, The Dallas Boys, Harry Secombe, Tina Turner, Frankie Vaughan, Shirley Bassey and many more! In this story Ronnie explains how he came to work for EMI Records and what the role of being an EMI Representative entailed before, calling upon two particular artists whom he remembers fondly, namely Frankie Vaughan and Shirley Bassey. Concerning the former, Ronnie remembers working closely with Frankie Vaughan, with the late artist even visiting Ronnie's home to deliver a birthday to his daughter and proceeding to stay for lunch. The afternoon lunch however took a somewhat unexpected turn when Frankie was presented with ham sandwiches which Frankie had to politely decline given his Jewish piety! Ronnie then recalls working alongside Shirley Bassey, taking her to London for the first time a getting setting her up in her fist apartment in Tottenham Court Road. At this point another up-and-coming Irish singer, coincidently also called 'Ronnie Carroll' as also affiliated to Ronnie, and Ronnie remembers the two taking Shirley out in the evenings and showing her around the big city of London. He also recalls attending Shirley's performances and being involved backstage in offering water to the singer as she would stroll offstage to refresh her voice! Ronnie Later goes on to describe the benefits of working for EMI Records at this time and the thoroughly enjoyable time he had in this sphere of his career, stating "I've never worked in my Life, I haven't! It's always been enjoyment."

Music and singing in Maine

Music and singing in Maine

These dudes were singing and it was pretty good.

The beginning of the swinging 60s - A cultural revolution

The beginning of the swinging 60s - A cultural revolution

Jacki Rogers recounts the revolutionary changes that were brought about with the 1960s. It was a drastic change from the austerity of the 1950s. London had been a solemn and grey place after the war and people craved a change in culture and attitude. With the 1960s came a feeling of release and expressionism that previously had been absent. The music and fashion were life-changing, and the feelings of freedom and love that were around in that era have never been surpassed. Jacki Rogers recounts her own personal experiences of the 60s and how they changed her. She recalls going to coffee shops to see live 'skiffle' music, hearing her first Elvis Presley album and wearing her first bell-bottom trousers.

The history of hip-hop and the changes over the years part 2

The history of hip-hop and the changes over the years part 2

Here, Sukant Chandan about the history and changes, though his own personal experiences of hip-hop and grime music from the 1970s until today. He looks at the differences between conscious rap and how that has become marginalised whilst gangster rap is now mainstream and is a negative portrayal to some people in society today.

Road trip war stories from Somalia - Part 2 of 2

Road trip war stories from Somalia - Part 2 of 2

Ahmed recalls stories from a road trip he was on along with 40 other people in war-torn Somalia. Stories include the frightening experience of being questioned by armed men about which tribe he belonged to. Part 2 of 2