This week is a sad week for Britain as the last Dam Busters pilot has died, just a day after the untimely death of Liverpudilan pop legend, Cilla Black.
The New Zealand born pilot was based at RAF Scampton while he was part of the 617 Dam Busters squadron that the famous 1955 The Dam Busters film by Michael Anderson was based on. Continue reading “Farewell to the Last Dam Busters Pilot”
The death of Cilla Black is the news on everyone’s minds today. The Liverpool-born star had a string of top five chart hits in the 60s, and her first single was written by fellow Liverpudlians and Beatles stars George McCartney, and John Lennon.
Let There be Love, says Cilla
Cilla Black’s most famous records include the jazz hit Let There Be Love where we hear Cilla sing along with a simple walking bass and a tinkering piano that sounds remarkably like an electronic piano. Her other hits include You’re My World, and Anyone Who Had a Hear. This singing sensation proved to be something of a British heart throb and later went on to be a television star, hosting the hit prime-time show Blind Date. Continue reading “Tara Cilla”
Thanks to Nintendo, last week proved to be an exciting time for pianos and digital pianos in the news. Only a week after Korea’s Unification Piano was unveiled, gamers across the world have marvelled at the newly created Nintendo Piano which was created to celebrate the 30th birthday of Super Mario Bros.. Perhaps surprisingly, although the full size grand piano resembles a classic Super Nintendo games console (complete with input wires and a controller lead plugged into the side), it is entirely analogue. Given the circumstances and the celebration in question, in my opinion, an opportunity has been missed, and this spectacle should have been an electronic piano! Continue reading “Player:Piano debut stunning Nintendo piano”