The singing postman 26 year old Nathan Evans from Ayreshire has gone viral on Tic Tok with the performance of sea shanties. The duet feature enables his followers to join in the singing, with very pleasing effect.
Once you hear it you will be hooked! The very popular “The Wellerman” is especially heartening in these times when people are waiting for better times and good news.
You can watch the video here.
London Theatre: The Tina Turner Musical
The musical Tina returns to London for at least a year, in fact you can book tickets from 21 June 2021 to 26 June 2022. The musical will be at the Aldwych Theater 49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF in central London.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock and grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee. From humble beginnings Tina has managed to become a star and has sold more concert tickets than any other solo artist. The musical tells about her life and the ups and downs of her long career, you will hear many songs you know.
She began in the 1960s with her then husband Ike Turner, she became known for hits like A Fool in Love, River Deep – Mountain High and Proud Mary. After her abusive marriage ended, Tina rebuilt her career and staged a big solo comeback in the mid-1980s. In 1984, her fifth solo album, Private Dancer, became a worldwide success.
The musical was a huge hit in the UK during its West End premiere. Now it finally returns after the pandemic. The whole musical lasts three hours with an intermission in between.
The Oldest Song in the World that can be played
This is the oldest piece of music that can be reconstructed and therefore played is the Hurrian Hymn no 6. It was found in the Royal Place of Ugarit which is found in modern Syria but those days was in Canaan. This piece of music is about 3400 years old. It was only discovered in the 1950s with other five tablets containing instructions to play music but unfortunately the others were too ruined to be able to be deciphered.
The song was meant to be played with a lyre, it also had lyrics but only some of them can be read. It appears to be a prayer to Nikal the Goddess of Orchards. It was written in the Hurian language.
The instructions for another song were also found, this would be even older going back about 4000 years but there are only fragments and it’s impossible to play it.
Watch the Hurrian Hymn no 6
Neverland Michael Jackson’s former home has been sold
You will certainly remember Neverland the ranch that Michael Jackson made famous when it became his main home. He was bought by Ronald W. Buckle for $22 million.
Michael Jackson bought the property in 1988 at the apex of his success and called it Neverland Ranch. It is 2700 acres and is situated a little more than 125 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The name Neverland came from Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up.
To show that he couldn’t grow up himself, Jackson turned Neverland into a kind of theme park. There was a zoo, a theatre, a panoramic wheel and even a train.
Jackson died in 2009 but never returned to live in his Neverland Ranch after the trials for sexual molestations on young boys in 2005.
$22 million doesn’t sound like a lot and it isn’t, they have been trying to sell the property since 2015, initially they wanted to build a memorial to Michael Jackson like Elvis Presley has at Graceland, but Jackson’s reputation is definitely tainted.
When it was first put in the market the asking price was $100 million but it has been going down since. Accidentally the property doesn’t include the theme park and it’s no longer called Neverland Ranch but Sycamore Valley Ranch.
Concerts coming up!
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