Archive for November 8th, 2011
If you were a teenager in the United States in the late 1970s, you almost certainly remember teen heartthrob Leif Garrett. Now from far a teenager, Garrett turns 50 today.
Garrett gained notoreity as an actor who appeared in a ton of films throughout the 1970s after starting his career with a role in 1969’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Garrett also had a short pop music career between 1977 and 1981, during which he hit the top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart once–with “I Was Made For Dancin’,” which reached number 10 in 1979 and is featured above.
For more on Leif Garrett, check out his official website.
As numerous media outlets are reporting, rapper Heavy D passed away today at the age of 44. With his hip hop group, the Boyz, Heavy D hit the national scene with the album Living Large in 1987. The group would release four more albums over the next seven years, with their biggest success coming with their third offering, Big Tyme, which featured their biggest hit single, “Now That We Found Love,” which rose to number 11 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart in 1991 and is featured above.
Heavy D released four albums after his work with the Boyz, including Love Opus, which was just released last month.
Vimeo’s reputation as a high-quality digital competitor to YouTube continues to improve with a new feature. Recently the video giant launched a music store in which consumers can download Vimeo-based music from multiple generes.
When Napster re-launched several years ago the website featured only upcoming musicians and quickly switched to feature popular titles. Without pop artists, will the Vimeo music service succeed?