Bill Withers Talks About The Decline Of The Music Industry

Publicity photo of Bill Withers (1976, Columbia Records).

Publicity photo of Bill Withers (1976, Columbia Records).


 “I grew up in the age of Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson,” he says, still musing on the Grammys. “It was a time where a fat, ugly broad that could sing had value. Now everything is about image. It’s not poetry. This just isn’t my time.”

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Wenn ich ein Junge wär’: Androgyne Sängerinnen

Beim Anblick der knabenhaften Sängerin Elly Jackson von “La Roux” steigt mein inneres Auge ins Bildarchiv und bringt Bilder von androgynen Sängerinnen zutage …

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Elly Jackson

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Marlene Dietrich

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K.D. Lang

Noch mehr androgyne Sängerinnen …

The Secret Daughter of Country Singer Hank Williams

Country singer Jett Williams.

Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams (Photo:

Hank Williams

When Hank Williams died lonely on the backseat of his Cadillac on January 1 in 1953, he not only left behind his son Hank Williams Jr..  He also left behind his unborn daughter Jett Williams, who saw the light of day five days after Hank Williams’ light ceased shining.

For 21 years Jett Williams had no idea that she was Hank Williams daughter. She grew up as an adopted child and it took her years to prove that she is Williams’ daughter. The thorough multimedia presentation Orphan Child Finds Her Place (The Tennessean) tells her moving story in detail.

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Biographical Map of Country Singer Hank Williams

Hank Williams

The Short Life of Hank Williams shows some key moments of Hank Williams’ life on an interactive map. Click on markers. For larger view click here.

If you’re interested in Hank Williams then check out A Hank Williams Journal.

Eyeglasses Of Rock And Roll

The history of eyeglasses and rock and roll has to be written yet. Consider this random photo collection as a modest starting point. Scroll down and indulge yourself in rocking eyeglasses!

Buddy Holly, The-Father-Of-Rock-and-Roll-Horn-Rimmed-Eyeglasses (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Roy Orbison comes very close to Buddy Holly with his eyeglasses  (Photo by John Waterman/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Rockabilly Legend Jody Reynolds Proudly Shows His Horn-Rimmed-EyeglassesWatch out Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, Rockabilly legend Jody Reynolds wears some nice horn-rimmed-eyeglasses, too!

Little Richard, King Of Sunglasses And Rock ‘n’ Roll (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

elvis-presley-priscilla-eyeglassesThe other King Of Rock And Roll: Elvis Presley with his wife Priscilla, showing off his fancy eyeglasses (Photo found at Silver Lining Opticians)

Janis In FursJanis Joplin (1969) knows: these glasses keep your eyes warm in winter (Photo by Stroud/Express/Getty Images)

Rock star John Lennon (L) & his second wife Yoko Ono (R), New York 1980Rock star John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in 1980: Sometimes stars and sunglasses come in pairs (photo: David Mcgough, LIFE)

Heino CoverHe ain’t no rock ‘n’ roller but he sure got fine glasses

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