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FlinterFile: Bruce Springsteen- Streets Of Philadelphia

The movie Philadelphia, about a man dying of AIDS, was released in 1993. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Elvis Presley- Viva Las Vegas

Next to having a big career in music, Elvis also was a movie star. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Footloose

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Dean Pitchfork wrote a script for a movie which was released in 1984. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Aretha Franklin- Look Into Your Heart

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In 1976, the movie Sparkle was released. Irene Cara starred in the movie, in which music played an important role. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: George Gershwin- An American In Paris

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In 1928, George Gershwin wrote one of his best known pieces of music. It became best known for the use in the movie from 1951, starring Gene Kelly. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Proclaimers- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

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In 1988, Craig and Charlie Reid had their only hit in America. The twins from Scotland had a lot of luck with the song. It was written in 45 minutes, as the chords came just as if they had always been around. The song, about being in love with a woman for the rest of your life, was sung in a Scottish accent, which probably helped in its success. It was used in a movie, Benny & Joon, which helped it to become a hit in America. The funny thing is that the brothers did not know it was used in the movie. However, it was a number 11 hit in the UK and number 3 in the US. Enjoy

The Proclaimers- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

FlinterFile: Gene Pitney- Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

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In 1964, Gene Pitney continued his work with the songwriter-duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. They had earlier written the song The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which was written for the movie with the same name, but never used. The new song was not written for a movie, since there was no movie to write for. Therefore, Hal David came up with his own movie plot. The song has a simple plot: a man gives in to temptation.The song became one of the biggest hits for Gene Pitney, peaking at number 5 in the UK and number 17 in the US. Enjoy

Gene Pitney- Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

FlinterFile: B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

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In 1969, Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote a song for a movie. They gave it to Ray Stevens, who turned it down, and Bob Dylan, who did the same. At the time, Dionne Warwick was recording songs on the same label as B.J. Thomas. She took one of his tapes and gave it to Bacharach, who then offered him the song. He recorded it when he just had been ill, which made his voice sound raspy. A few weeks later he recorded the single version. The raspy version was good for the movie, the other version (made from three different takes) was good for the number 1 position in the US. Enjoy

B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Song of the day: Georgie Fame- The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde

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In 1968, Georgie Fame released a song which was inspired by a movie. This was the movie Bonnie & Clyde, which was about the real duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, both gangsters, who led a gang in the thirties. They robbed banks and small stores, and killed several civilians and police officers. All together they became the most famous gangster duo, and the movie inspired Mitch Murray and Pete Callender to write a song about them. Georgie Fame was signed to CBS and looking for a hit. This song became the hit, but during the recordings, it was the question if the song would ever be released: there were many problems with the sound effects and the recorded tracks. Eventually all problems were solved and a number 1 hit in the UK was created. Enjoy

Georgie Fame- The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde

The musical Minions movie

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Minions. This summer, you can’t avoid them. They are everywhere. The cause for this all is the new movie around them: the minion movie. Is it worth to take a look when you don’t like minions, but you do like music? Read the rest of this entry