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15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

15 FUNKY MUSIC BIOPICS – honorable mentions, dream ‘pics & conflicts

As music fans, lovers and aficionados are perched and waiting for “Get On Up” and “Jimi: All Is by My Side,” one can’t help but think of musical biopics that have been previously released.  This blog was prompted and inspired by a chat with, and query from my wife, as to how many films of this nature have been done — there are numerous.  While many are excited for the lives of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix to grace the silver screen, the lives of other music icons have been brilliantly depicted.  (click on photo above for full view)

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LIVING LEGENDS AND FADING STARS AMIDST THE FUNK OF INJUSTICE

LIVING LEGENDS AND FADING STARS AMIDST THE FUNK OF INJUSTICE

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday!  DAMN!!!  God bless her, she is truly anointed – YES!  Twas not long ago that she was very ill, and yet she’s still with us, as we continue to mourn the passing of her god-daughter Whitney Houston. Houston’s mom Cissy, sang back-up for Franklin, Mahalia Jackson and Elvis Presley, in addition to forging a solo career.  It’s sad and unfortunate when a parent has to bury a child, I sympathize with Ms. Houston for her loss.  As it’s too often it seems that our stars on earth continually fall from the sky, from grace or off the face of the planet…

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