MANNA DEY,NOTED INDIAN SINGER,DIES AT 94!

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MANNA DEY, THE LEGENDARY INDIAN SINGER,HAS DIED THIS MORNING AT 3:50AM IN A HOSPITAL IN BANGALORE!HE WAS 94 AND SANG AROUND 4000 SONGS IN VARIOUS INDIAN LANGAUGES!HE WAS SUFFERING FROM A PROTRACTED ILLNESS AS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS MUCH EARLIER!

FOR THE HINDI LANGAUGE MOVIES,HE WAS JUST A STALWART AND ALSO FOR THE BENGALI FILMS !

HE GOT MANY PRIZES, DADASHAHEB PHALKE AWARD WAS THE HIGHEST MEANT FOR PEOPLE OF INDIAN CINEMA!

MANNA DEY INSPIRED MANY YOUNG SINGERS !
HIS LEGACY WILL BE GREAT!

MAY GOD BLESS PLUS WISH DEY’S SOUL GO TO HEAVEN !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA.

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PADIT RAVI SHANKAR ,THE MUSIC LEGEND,HAS PASSED AWAY !

Today Is A Very Very Sad Day For Music Lovers Around The Globe As The Legendary Sitar Maestro, PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR HAS DIED !
He was 92 and admitted at Scripps Hospital, San Diego,CA,USA Where he had his heart valve replacement surgery a couple of days ago.Doctors said the surgery was successful,but,the recovery couldn’t materialize due to the extreme fragile health of the musician.
He is survived by his second wife,daughters Anoushka Shankar n Norah Jones,four grandchildren and other family members.
With His Demise A Glorious Chapter In Music Has Come To An End ! Pandit Ravi Shankar Got A Maddenning Following In The West And Had Made The United States His Second Home.He Hit The International Acclaim During The Late 50s n 60s Of The Last Century.He Had Mentored And Helped The Beatles,especially,GOERGE HARRISON, In Acquainting Them In The Classical Indian Music.
Pandit Ravi Shankar Had Pioneered The Concept Of CHARITY-CONCERTS And His One Such Concert Along With G. HARRISON In 1971 For The Benefit Of The Bangladeshi People, Remains To This Day, As One Of The Best Music Shows For Charity That Ever Happened !

Pandit Ravi Shankar Got Umpteen Laurels, Notably, The highest Civilian Award Of India,BHARAT RATNA(JEWEL OF INDIA) , RAMON MAGSAYSAY AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS.HE ALSO GOT THREE GRAMMYS AND WAS IN THE RUN FOR THE 2013 GRAMMYS IN WHICH HE WAS COMPETING WITH HIS DAUGHTER,ANOUSHKA SHANKAR,IN THE SAME CATEGORY !

May Almighty Grant Peace n Salvation To His Soul !

Panditjee Will Always Be In The Hearts Of Millions Of Music Lovers Worldwide !

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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MARTIN SCORSESE,THE LEGENDARY FILMMAKER, TURNS 70 !

(1.) ”THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SIMPLE. SIMPLE IS HARD !”

(2.) ”I HAVE GREAT DESIRES OF TELLING STORIES.BUT,I AM NEVER QUITE SATISFIED !”

Martin Scorsese.
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One of the greatest film makers of all time, Martin Scorsese with his reputed reportaire of films,has become a living legend in the world of cinema!He started his film career in the early 70s and has since been churning out movies one after another with an enviable success rate.
Martin was born in Queens,NY and had his early schooling in Bronx,NY and wanted to be a priest .Later he got enrolled at the Tisch School Of Films and did an MFA there.It was during that tenure at the NY UNIVERSITY that he started making short films and after a couple of years there he finally made his debut, ‘WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR?’ in 1973.It was modestly accepted.Then came 1976 when Martin Scorsese made ‘TAXI DRIVER’ which broke new grounds in the way film was being imagined and presented !
He collaborated with actor,ROBERT DE’ NIRO with whom Martin made as many as 8 films and the pair became great friends!He did the same with actor,LEONARDO Di Caperio.

‘MEAN STREET’ ,
‘GOODFELLAS’ , ‘THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST’ , ‘RAGING BULL’ , ‘THE COLOR OF MONEY’ , ‘THE GANGS OF NEW YORK’ , ‘THE AVIATOR’ , ‘HUGO’ , ‘THE DEPARTED’ are some of his signature movies.
Martin Scorsese often explored the themes of Italian Identity In America, The Culture Of Violence or The Dark Motifs, Major Personas From Various Fields (biopics) et.al through his films.
Biopics Is A Well Explored Genre For Scorsese (RAGING BULL, THE AVIATOR. . .etc).
His innovative ways of characterization is so powerful that audiences can’t help sympathizing even with a villian in his films !
His mastery lies in exploring the subconcious dark terrains of human psychology!
He has also a great passion for music, and in fact,as once he said,he wanted to compose music.His this passion had impelled him to do some finest documentaries dealing with famous musicians or bands.’THE LAST WALTZ’ , ‘NO DIRECTION HOME’ , ‘SHINE A MUSIC’ are some of the best documentaries that dealt with the music band(THE BAND), BOB DYLAN, ROLLING STONES respectively.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY placed MARTIN SCORSESE at 4th(FOURTH) Position in its list of 100 BEST MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
‘ESQUIRE’ Magazine placed him at 5th(FIFTH) Position in its List of 250 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
Simply Put, MARTIN SCORSESE HAPPENS TO BE AMONGST THE TOP5 MOVIE DIRECTORS OF ALL TIME!
His Three Masterpieces Invariably Make Places Amongst The Top 100 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME : ‘TAXI DRIVER’ , ‘GOODFELLAS’ and ‘RAGING BULL’!
He was 7 times academy nominated and won the best director for his multistarer movie,THE DEPARTED !

MARTIN SCORSESE WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 17 , 1942.TODAY HE TURNS 70.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN SCORSESE !!
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LEVON HELM, THE FAMOUS AMERICAN VOCALIST AND DRUMMER HAS DIED AT 71.

R.I.P. #LEVON HELM!
The famous American VOCALIST and DRUMMER for the BAND,has died of a long Throat-Cancer in NY.He was 71.
‘THE NIGHT THEY DROVE DIXIE DOWN’, ‘UP ON THE CRIPPLE CREEK’, ‘THE WEIGHT’ are his all-time great numbers!
Born in Arkansas,US, Levon grew up in a very musical-environ ment and had learned to play all the major musical instruments duringhis teenage.
He joined the then famous musician From Canada, Ronnie Hawkins at New Jersey n had perfected the art of playing drumsfor Hawkins’ band : HAWKS!
Levon met his future band mates during his tenure with the HAWKS:Robbie Robertson,Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel n others with whom he formed a new band when they parted with Ronnie Hawkins.
Later they were spotted by BOB DYLAN whom Levon had not muchidea about except that someone named BOB DYLAN was a folksinger- -Levon recalls that in his memoir : THE WHEEL’S ON FIRE!
DYLAN noticed Levon n his band mates in a club and had invited them to play for his electric-tour (When he switched to the new form of electric-instru ments) that unfortunately came at the receiving-end of Boo-ings n Jeer-ings at Forest Hills,NY and turned into a big embarrassment for Bob Dylan.
Levon n his friends had to leave Dylan and they started their own group named ‘BAND’ that started a countrywide tours in 1967 n had been a huge sensation acrossthe States.
After a successful decade that sawthem re-uniting with Dylan, there was a near-consensus to end the group or to Disband the Band n despite Levon’s thinking otherwise,the Band came to its end with a Farewell Performance in 1976 in San Francisco!
It was later revealed by Levon in his memoir that the event happened due to the excessive insistence of Robertson and that he(Levon) couldn’t be the same again with Robertson.The Lyrics were mostly penned by Robbie Robertson who used to play guitar in the Band.
Levon,along with his two other old group-members kept performing till 1999.
He became alone in 1999 as one of his friend committed suicide n the other passed away that year!
Levon had throat-cancer in late nineties n had undergone 28 radiation-thera py that helped him regain his voice that was famous for his Mississippi-Del ta’s drawl!
Levon kept his singing at Woodstock in most part of this century and named that ‘MIDNIGHT RAMBLE’. .He along withhis daughter Amy kept the music alive just to manage for his medical bills.
He recorded some notable numbers during these years and one of them was DIRT FARMER that won one Grammys in 2007.His other two scores from this period won Grammys in 2009n 2011.
LEVON was also an actor n had 12films to his credit: most notable was the 1980’s Oscar winning ‘COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’.His last acting role was in more recently Mark Wahlberg’s ‘SHOOTER’.
LEVON HELM IS NO MORE,YET LIVES THROUGH HIS MUSIC!
MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!
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MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR, INDIA.
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LEVON HELM, THE FAMOUS AMERICAN VOCALIST AND DRUMMER HAS DIED AT 71.

R.I.P. #LEVON HELM!
The famous American VOCALIST and DRUMMER for the BAND,has died of a long Throat-Cancer in NY.He was 71.
‘THE NIGHT THEY DROVE DIXIE DOWN’, ‘UP ON THE CRIPPLE CREEK’, ‘THE WEIGHT’ are his all-time great numbers!
Born in Arkansas,US, Levon grew up in a very musical-environ ment and had learned to play all the major musical instruments duringhis teenage.
He joined the then famous musician From Canada, Ronnie Hawkins at New Jersey n had perfected the art of playing drumsfor Hawkins’ band : HAWKS!
Levon met his future band mates during his tenure with the HAWKS:Robbie Robertson,Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel n others with whom he formed a new band when they parted with Ronnie Hawkins.
Later they were spotted by BOB DYLAN whom Levon had not muchidea about except that someone named BOB DYLAN was a folksinger- -Levon recalls that in his memoir : THE WHEEL’S ON FIRE!
DYLAN noticed Levon n his band mates in a club and had invited them to play for his electric-tour (When he switched to the new form of electric-instru ments) that unfortunately came at the receiving-end of Boo-ings n Jeer-ings at Forest Hills,NY and turned into a big embarrassment for Bob Dylan.
Levon n his friends had to leave Dylan and they started their own group named ‘BAND’ that started a countrywide tours in 1967 n had been a huge sensation acrossthe States.
After a successful decade that sawthem re-uniting with Dylan, there was a near-consensus to end the group or to Disband the Band n despite Levon’s thinking otherwise,the Band came to its end with a Farewell Performance in 1976 in San Francisco!
It was later revealed by Levon in his memoir that the event happened due to the excessive insistence of Robertson and that he(Levon) couldn’t be the same again with Robertson.The Lyrics were mostly penned by Robbie Robertson who used to play guitar in the Band.
Levon,along with his two other old group-members kept performing till 1999.
He became alone in 1999 as one of his friend committed suicide n the other passed away that year!
Levon had throat-cancer in late nineties n had undergone 28 radiation-thera py that helped him regain his voice that was famous for his Mississippi-Del ta’s drawl!
Levon kept his singing at Woodstock in most part of this century and named that ‘MIDNIGHT RAMBLE’. .He along withhis daughter Amy kept the music alive just to manage for his medical bills.
He recorded some notable numbers during these years and one of them was DIRT FARMER that won one Grammys in 2007.His other two scores from this period won Grammys in 2009n 2011.
LEVON was also an actor n had 12films to his credit: most notable was the 1980’s Oscar winning ‘COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’.His last acting role was in more recently Mark Wahlberg’s ‘SHOOTER’.
LEVON HELM IS NO MORE,YET LIVES THROUGH HIS MUSIC!
MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR, INDIA.
http://facebook.com/MJ1982M
http://MyOpera.com/jayjha17/blog/AcommonersDIARY
http://twitter.com/MJ1982M

LEVON HELM, THE FAMOUS AMERICAN VOCALIST AND DRUMMER HAS DIED AT 71.

R.I.P. #LEVON HELM!
The famous American VOCALIST and DRUMMER for the BAND,has died of a long Throat-Cancer in NY.He was 71.
‘THE NIGHT THEY DROVE DIXIE DOWN’, ‘UP ON THE CRIPPLE CREEK’, ‘THE WEIGHT’ are his all-time great numbers!
Born in Arkansas,US, Levon grew up in a very musical-environ ment and had learned to play all the major musical instruments duringhis teenage.
He joined the then famous musician From Canada, Ronnie Hawkins at New Jersey n had perfected the art of playing drumsfor Hawkins’ band : HAWKS!
Levon met his future band mates during his tenure with the HAWKS:Robbie Robertson,Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel n others with whom he formed a new band when they parted with Ronnie Hawkins.
Later they were spotted by BOB DYLAN whom Levon had not muchidea about except that someone named BOB DYLAN was a folksinger- -Levon recalls that in his memoir : THE WHEEL’S ON FIRE!
DYLAN noticed Levon n his band mates in a club and had invited them to play for his electric-tour (When he switched to the new form of electric-instru ments) that unfortunately came at the receiving-end of Boo-ings n Jeer-ings at Forest Hills,NY and turned into a big embarrassment for Bob Dylan.
Levon n his friends had to leave Dylan and they started their own group named ‘BAND’ that started a countrywide tours in 1967 n had been a huge sensation acrossthe States.
After a successful decade that sawthem re-uniting with Dylan, there was a near-consensus to end the group or to Disband the Band n despite Levon’s thinking otherwise,the Band came to its end with a Farewell Performance in 1976 in San Francisco!
It was later revealed by Levon in his memoir that the event happened due to the excessive insistence of Robertson and that he(Levon) couldn’t be the same again with Robertson.The Lyrics were mostly penned by Robbie Robertson who used to play guitar in the Band.
Levon,along with his two other old group-members kept performing till 1999.
He became alone in 1999 as one of his friend committed suicide n the other passed away that year!
Levon had throat-cancer in late nineties n had undergone 28 radiation-thera py that helped him regain his voice that was famous for his Mississippi-Del ta’s drawl!
Levon kept his singing at Woodstock in most part of this century and named that ‘MIDNIGHT RAMBLE’. .He along withhis daughter Amy kept the music alive just to manage for his medical bills.
He recorded some notable numbers during these years and one of them was DIRT FARMER that won one Grammys in 2007.His other two scores from this period won Grammys in 2009n 2011.
LEVON was also an actor n had 12films to his credit: most notable was the 1980’s Oscar winning ‘COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’.His last acting role was in more recently Mark Wahlberg’s ‘SHOOTER’.
LEVON HELM IS NO MORE,YET LIVES THROUGH HIS MUSIC!
MAY GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MRITYUNJAY JHA
SAMASTIPUR
BIHAR, INDIA.
http://facebook.com/MJ1982M
http://MyOpera.com/jayjha17/blog/AcommonersDIARY
http://twitter.com/MJ1982M