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Dolly Parton Sings Jolene In The Death Metal Style

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Take it away, Dolly Parton. Her she is belting out a death metal version of her timeless hit, Jolene. It was created by Andy Rehfeldt – check out his Mary Poppins singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

Spotter: Laughing Squid

Posted: 24th, April 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


1973: Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ Played At 33 RPM Reveals An Unexpected Secret

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IN 1973, Dolly Parton released the song Jolene. It would become a smash hit.

Mark Wigmore gives some background to the great song:

There are several myths and legends about Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene.” It’s been said that the song is about a bank teller who had been flirting with her husband. There’s another story about a ten-year-old girl named Jolene who asked Parton for her autograph after a concert. But the real story is that of Parton striking out on her own after parting ways with her long-time mentor, Porter Wagoner...

 

Country music singer Porter Wagoner is shown in West Plains, Mo., Sept. 25, 1971.

Country music singer Porter Wagoner is shown in West Plains, Mo., Sept. 25, 1971.

 

Jolene was her first single after Dolly made the decision to embark on her solo career. It was released in October of 1973 and reached the number one position on the country charts in the U.S. and Canada in February of ’74. It was also her first song to cross over to the pop charts. “I Will Always Love You” followed suit a few months later. By the middle of 1975, Dolly had five number one hits in a row and a bona fide superstar was born.

 

American singer Dolly Parton arrived at Heathrow airport to take part in the eighth International Festival of Country Music at Wembley. Date: 16/04/1976

American singer Dolly Parton arrived at Heathrow airport to take part in the eighth International Festival of Country Music at Wembley. Date: 16/04/1976

 

But did you know that when played at 33 RPM, it sounds like this:

 

 

Spotter: Fraser Nelson

Posted: 24th, April 2014 | In: Flashback, Music, Strange But True | Comment (1)


The Kitten Covers (2)

TUMBLR Site of the Day: more from The Kitten Covers is a great collection of kittens in the mode of classic pop and rocks album covers: Blondie, Leonard Cohen, Saturday Night Fever, Beastie Boys, Dr Dre, Peter Tosh, The Doors, Grace Jones, Dolly Parton and Marvin Gaye… First Part is here.

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Spotter: The Kitten Covers

Posted: 23rd, April 2012 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Whitney Houston murdered Dolly Parton – don’t believe the hype

HOW good a signer was Whitney Houston? Julian Owen looks at her rendition of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You. Parton’s song was a farewell to a business relationship with the Porter Wagoner Show, which had given her a big break in 1967. In 1973, she said goodbye. In 1982, Dolly sang it again on the soundtrack to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. And then Houston got hold of it. The song went big. Very big. But did Houston get it?

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Posted: 23rd, February 2012 | In: Music | Comments (4)


Lily Allen’s Bum Wins Best Magazine Cover Of The Year Award

lily-allen-maggiesANORAK was at the Maggies awards to see Lily Allen’s arse–to-camera win the title of best magazine cover for Q magazine, which also won the celebrity and entertainment category.

There is no stopping the power of Lily Allen’s arse. It walks. It talks. It shrinks.

One day Lily’s arse will go it alone and bring on a pop war not seen since Dolly Parton’s breast left to form The Carpenters.

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Posted: 13th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (8)