Let’s start with a very nice clip of Robert Ellis.
Robert Ellis – “Drivin” from his latest album, Robert Ellis, released in June (This clip is from The Bluegrass Situation):
We will also give a big shout-out to Darling West, they recently released a wonderful album.
From their website:
Darling West was formed when the couple Mari and Tor Egil Kreken decided that the best way to get to spend some quality time together, was to create a common band project. They asked musical soul mate and guitar player extraordinaire Kjetil Steensnæs to join them, and Darling West was complete.
Their highly anticipated second album “Vinyl and a Heartache” was released on August 26th.
On 30 November, Van played to sixty thousand people in Belfast city centre as a preview to Bill Clinton´s appearance. .. Van sang “Days Like This”, which had become the official anthem of the peace movement, and the theme music for a television advert licensed by the Northern Ireland Office.
-Brian Hinton (Celtic Crossroads)
Broadcast live on Sky News, BBC Northern Ireland C4 News – Peace Rally for President Clinton visit.
For this 1980 concert, Van Morrison had a relatively large band, concisting of a stellar horn section featuring Pee Wee Ellis and Mark Isham, two drummers (one of whom, Peter Van Hooke, would later go on to be wasted in Mike & the Mechanics), and a fantastic set list.
Highlights: “And It Stoned Me,” “Spirit,” and “Satisfied”.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an American 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by the great John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson. The song was released from his sixth studio album of the same name. This music video aired alongside the Inspector Gadget episode, “Tree Guesses”.
It was MTV’s first world premiere video. Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, in the UK Channel 4 aired the video late at night Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture, and was named “a watershed moment for the [music] industry” for its unprecedented merging of filmmaking and music. Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over nine million copies.
In 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. The track was also listed at number one on “The Top 10 Halloween Songs” by Billboard.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller (13 min. version):
The video (like the song) contains a spoken word performance by horror film veteran Vincent Price. Rick Baker assisted in prosthetics and makeup for the production.