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Movies of the past still hold magical powers of imagery and symbolism that resonate today.

If you appreciate the artistry and detail that goes into filmmaking and you would like to explore cinema’s rich and diverse history with a discerning eye, please join me on a journey of rediscovery. …

Blues Architect

By perole — originally posted to Flickr as John Mayall 1, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6621886

In 1933, John Mayall was born in Cheshire and spent his childhood listening to his father’s guitar and jazz records. Then he discovered the blues of Lead Belly and Pinetop Smith. So John taught himself to play piano, guitar, and harmonica.

While serving in Korea for the National Service, Mayall…

It’s A Jungle Out There

By Punt / Anefo — http://proxy.handle.net/10648/ac4bb40a-d0b4-102d-bcf8-003048976d84, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=67857143

Randall Stuart Newman was born in 1943 in Los Angeles. As a child, Randy lived in New Orleans until the age of eleven. He began songwriting when he was seventeen. Ray Charles was his biggest influence.

A year later, Newman began performing his new single Golden Gridiron Boy but the…

Experienced through Fire

By Steve Banks — Steve Banks, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63987610

When James Marshall Hendrix was born in 1942, his father Al was stationed in Alabama but denied regular furlough awarded new parents. Instead, he was placed under arrest for two months. Al was kept from going AWOL by getting locked in the stockade.

Al reunited with his wife Lucille in…

Hit Maker

By Gene Pugh — https://www.flickr.com/photos/gtpugh/5118503811/in/photostream/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25143888

Percy Sledge was born in Leighton, Alabama in 1940. As a young man, he worked in the fields of agricultural Alabama with a tune that kept running in his head.

In the early 1960s, he took a job as an orderly in a local hospital and toured on weekends, singing…

Stuart Englander

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