Stuart Margolin, RIP

We lost another one of the most talented this week, Stuart Margolin.  He was better known as an actor (he won two Emmys) and director, but few ever heard what a great songwriter/musician he was – except those of us who knew that he and Arizona’s favorite son, Jerry Riopelle, were good friends.

Jerry wrote this little ditty and Stuart sounds like he is singing it in character as Angel from Rockford Files. Stay for the end (2:40-min mark) and enjoy the real estate joke.

Amy Winehouse

Winehouse released her follow-up album, Back to Black, in 2006, which went on to become an international success and one of the best-selling albums in UK history. At the 2007 Brit Awards it was nominated for British Album of the Year, and she received the award for British Female Solo Artist. The song “Rehab” won her a second Ivor Novello Award. At the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, she won five awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night and becoming the first British woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field “Big Four” Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for “Rehab”), as well as Best Pop Vocal Album.

Winehouse struggled with substance abuse and addiction. She died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011, at the age of 27. After her death, Back to Black briefly became the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century. VH1 ranked Winehouse 26th on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.


Santana & Wife

If this was just a video of Carlos and his drummer wife Cindy it would be incredible. The supporting cast really clinches it.

P.S. If you are in a Mexican restaurant and the Mariachi band wants to play a song, request Oye Como Va – it’s a guaranteed hit because everyone knows it:

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