Music from Germany – Fred Bertelmann R.I.P:

Fred Bertelmann (born October 7, 1925 in Duisburg, † January 22, 2014 in Berg) was a German pop singer and actor. Hed ided a few days ago

He became famous in germany with a song called “The laughing vagabond ” der lachende Vagabund , a cover version form Jim Lowes US Hit “Gamblers Guitar”

Music from the US – Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 in New York; † January 27, 2014) was an American folk musician who inspired many peace and freedom movements with his songs.

He died yesterday at the age of 94

Here is his song “Where are all the flowers gone ” , the song translated in german was also a great hit in germany

other hits have been “Turn Turn Turn “ and “If i had a hammer “

 

Music from the US – R.I.P. Peter o´Toole

Peter Seamus O’Toole (born August 2, 1932 in Connemara, Ireland, † December 14, 2013 in London ) was an Irish actor. He celebrated the greatest success with Lawrence of Arabia. In 2003 he was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) awarded the honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.

 

Here is the main theme of the OST written by Maurice Jarre

R.I.P Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, Transkei, South Africa, † December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa) found last freedom today

Music from France – Georges Moustaki (RIP )

Georges Moustaki (actually Mustacchi Giuseppe, born 3 May 1934 in Alexandria, Egypt, † May 23, 2013 in Nice, France) was a French singer, composer and lyricist.

He died yesterday at the age of 79

Avec ma gueule de métèque
De Juif errant, de pâtre grec
Et mes cheveux aux quatre vents
Avec mes yeux tout délavés
Qui me donnent l’air de rêver
Moi qui ne rêve plus souvent
Avec mes mains de maraudeur
De musicien et de rôdeur
Qui ont pillé tant de jardins
Avec ma bouche qui a bu
Qui a embrassé et mordu
Sans jamais assouvir sa faim

Avec ma gueule de métèque
De Juif errant, de pâtre grec
De voleur et de vagabond
Avec ma peau qui s’est frottée
Au soleil de tous les étés
Et tout ce qui portait jupon
Avec mon coeur qui a su faire
Souffrir autant qu’il a souffert
Sans pour cela faire d’histoires
Avec mon âme qui n’a plus
La moindre chance de salut
Pour éviter le purgatoire

Avec ma gueule de métèque
De Juif errant, de pâtre grec
Et mes cheveux aux quatre vents
Je viendrai, ma douce captive
Mon âme soeur, ma source vive
Je viendrai boire tes vingt ans
Et je serai prince de sang
Rêveur ou bien adolescent
Comme il te plaira de choisir
Et nous ferons de chaque jour
Toute une éternité d’amour
Que nous vivrons à en mourir

Et nous ferons de chaque jour
Toute une éternité d’amour
Que nous vivrons à en mourir

Music from the US – RIP Ray Manzarek – The Doors

Ray Manzarek – keyboarder of the legendary Doors , died Monday 5-20-2013 at the age of 74. He formed together with Jim Morison the group the Doors

Here is their song – Riders on the Storm