For most of the Seventies, Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin were a virtual hit factory, churning out 25 Top Forty singles, 16 Top Ten, and six Number One hits.
But you get sick just like the next cat and when you die you're just as graveyard dead as he is.”Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo," "Pops" and, later, "Ambassador Satch," was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana.At the start of the Nineties John confessed the personal costs of that extravagance—drug abuse, depression, bulimia—and revealed as well his impressive struggles to regain control.Since the late Eighties, he has been deeply involved in the fight against AIDS.Ever the businessman, Copeland took the name The Police figuring it would be good publicity, and the three started gigging round landmark punk venues like The Roxy, Marquee, Vortex and Nashville in London.Replacing Padovani with the virtuoso talents of Andy Summers the band also enrolled Stewart's elder brother Miles as manager, wowing him with a Sting song called ' Roxanne'.“Livin in the Sunshine,” Louie Bello -- The Boston crooner may never be famous, and that’s a shame.Maybe as a compromise we can all agree the New Kids on the Block (or even JT) need to cover this and make Bello rich.182.Within days Copeland Senior had them a record deal.But the hip London music press saw through The Police's punk camouflage and did little to disguise their contempt, and the band's early releases had no chart success.(Photo: Hulton Archive/Stroud/Express/Getty Images)" data-public-id="MTE5NTU2Mz E2MTQy OTI5NDE5"Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a section so poor that it was nicknamed "The Battlefield." Armstrong had a difficult childhood.His father was a factory worker and abandoned the family soon after Louis's birth; his mother, who often turned to prostitution, frequently left him with his maternal grandmother.“Jet Pack Blues,” Fall Out Boy -- If you love Green Day, Imagine Dragons, Queen and Richard Marx, “Jet Pack Blues” was your favorite song of 2015.177. This means for every pop gem or reconstructed slice of rock he releases, we get ten-minute free-jazz, trip-hop, beat poet dirge.178.“Blackstar,” David Bowie -- Bowie will not do what you want. “Faces of Stone,” David Gilmour -- The most Pink Floyd-y track since 1979.179.“Massachusetts Avenue,” Geoff Eng -- A New Zealand native who started at Berklee last year, Ong makes pop that would make Hall & Oates proud.