November 30, 2016

On TV 6: A Rockefeller Xmas



















Styrous® ~ Wednesday, November 30, 2016












Leonard Cohen

I'm Your Man                           
I'm Your Man album lyrics           
Hallelujah!  
         
           
     
         
           
         
Cohen Songs:          
              
Judy Collins ~ Suzanne                      
      
         

photobooth photo by Leonard Cohen           
detail photo of album cover by Styrous®               
       



Song lyrics

Leonard Cohen ~ I'm Your Man album           
Leonard Cohen ~ Hallelujah!
The Fantasticks ~ Try To Remember       
The Flaming Lips ~  Do You Realize??   
Bill Haley ~ Rock Around the Clock           
The Heavy ~ Be Mine         
Iron Butterfly ~ Metamorphosis            
Al Jarreau ~  
Blue Rondo A La Turk (Round, Round, Round)
Billy Joel ~ Piano Man         
Janis Joplin ~ Pearl songs         
Scott McKenzie ~      
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair
Harry Nilsson ~ Everybody's Talkin'          
Edith Piaf ~ Milord               
The Rolling Stones ~ Some Girls       
             
             
             
           
         

     
    
          
         
      
         


November 27, 2016

Leonard Cohen ~ Hallelujah! The anthem for our time



I don't remember when I first heard this song but it has been in my repertoire of all-time greats ever since I can remember. Maybe it's because it's Sunday and I have gotten into a spiritual (NOT religious) mode or I'm deep into sadness about the events of the week, but it occurred to me it wasn't until Kate McKinnon, portraying Hillary Clinton on SNL, sang the song that I realized it is the anthem for our time. This observation has been upheld by many online reviews of her performance including the religious oriented Christian Science Mnitor (links below)!

Once I realized this, I began researching the many covers of of the song; I was not amazed at the range of versions of the piece. Some are listed below (with links to them on YouTube at the end). 

Almost each one is brilliant in it's own way but there are three that stand out to me as especially dazzling. The previously mentioned SNL is one as well as a video that was not even professionally produced. 

At the top of my list is an amateur video of the wedding in Ireland of Chris and Leah O’Kane in which the priest officiating, Father Ray Kelly, sings the song, with altered lyrics. He looks the very antithesis of a rock singer but his voice and the intense emotion is stunning to see and hear! And his phenomenal voice takes it to an amazing height of astonishing beauty! Who'd a thought a priest could rock out like this? The event was carried by many media sources on the net including the BBC News (links below).   

Father Ray Kelly


The second is an entrant, Jeff Gutt, on The X Factor, a talent show. When he first comes on he is the classic image of a DORK! But then he goes into action and when he starts to sing his voice erupts into one of the most fantastic hard rock vocals I've ever heard. He has since gone on to do several albums. 




But above those is the one that set me off on this venture, the SNL broadcast of the song. It was one of the most brilliant performances ever produced on television; it was simple. Kate McKinnon played the piano and although there was absolutely no mention of Cohen I'm sure everyone who heard it instantly knew it was his; there was no mention of his death nor the painful event that occurred that same week but Everybody Knows. It was a beautiful, understated performance by her but it packed a solid punch to the gut!



Next on my list of great interpretations of the song is Pentatonix. What an amazing group of musicians they are. An American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of five vocalists: Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi. Their interpretation is utterly subline.   



John Cale, one of the founding members of the American experimental rock band the Velvet Underground takes a turn on solo piano and he does a magnificent job!



Jeff Buckley does it with solo guitar and some improvisation. KD Lang had a go at it at the opening ceremony for the 2010 Olympic Games with great results, of course.   

 Jeff Buckley                                                                             

 KD Lang                                    


Alexandra Burke and Susan Boyle (the unlikely woman with the phenomenal voice) have full orchestra arrangements that are luscious. Andre Rieu follows up with his violin backed by a full rock orchestra.  

                   Alexandra Burke    


Andre Rieu                                 


The song is represented internationally as well. Thomas Uhlig does it in German and Daniel Kahn sings in Yiddish, both on guitar. Holiday Celebrity sings it in French with a full orchestra and there is a sweet, easy rock French cover but no credit for the singer is given. It was sung in Russian as well on the kids version of the talent show, The Voice. And of course there is a Spanish version performed by Il Divo.   



Net links:
           
Hallelujah! lyrics     
Leonard Cohen ~ I'm Your Man          
            
             
reviews:          
        
Fortune              
IndieWire            
Huffington Post on Kate McKinnon As Hillary Clinton      
Christian Science Monitor      
Huffington Post on Father Ray Kelly           
BBC News on Father Ray Kelly      
             
         
                       
YouTube links:   
    
Father Ray Kelly (Singing priest)        
Jeff Gutt
Pentatonix         
John Cale             
Jeff Buckley       
K. D. Lang        
Alexandra Burke        
Susan Boyle           
Thomas Uhlig        Daniel Kahn   
Holiday Celebrity
French cover     
The Voice Kids      Il Divo        
           


Thanks to all these artists for their affirmation.
Hallelujah! 


Styrous® ~ Sunday, November 27, 2016










Leonard Cohen ~ Hallelujah! lyrics

Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen

Now, I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair                                     New Skin For The Old Ceremony
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah                                                   vinyl LP album detail
                                                                                                                        detail photo by Styrous®  
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the lord of song
With nothing on my tongue but hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Songwriter: Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



Styrous® ~ Sunday, November 27, 2016













November 16, 2016

Gray Loft Gallery ~ Figure closing reception

          






Closing reception & wine tasting


   Saturday, November 19 
1 to 5 pm

  









"Figure, a group show that celebrates figurative art, paintings, includes ink drawings, watercolors, photography and mixed media abstractions of the figure. “The use of line, symbolic color, and an abstracted compositional flat space, illuminate underlying culture and the human condition. Beyond portraiture, figurative paintings have sought to distill imagery to an abstract system which conveys elements of power, tension, and resolution.” ~ Jan Wurm"   

Featured Artists:
Jeffrey Abrahams  |  Gabriele Bungardt  |  Mark Eanes  |  Lin Fischer
Nathaniel Garcia  |  Cliff Gustafson  |  James Hartman  |  Lara Hoke
Betsy Kendall  |   Susan Matthews  |  Lynn McGeever  |  Janet Norris
Gordon Pagnello   |  Jude Pittman  |  Claire Rabkin  |  Fernando Reyes
Mary Robinson  |  Styrous  |  Tom White  |  Jan Wurm  |  Elena Zolotnitsky




Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, third floor
Oakand, CA 94601
510-499-3445
 



Styrous® ~ Wednesday, November 18, 2016


              

November 15, 2016

In Memoriam


about In Memoriam    
        
George Abbott ~ 1995 
Arthur Adamov ~ 1970         
Ansel Adams ~ 1984          
Jonathan Adams ~ 2005         
Richard Adler ~ 2012      
James Agee ~ 1955       
Rosalie Aguilar ~ 1947           
Eddie Albert ~ 2005           
Margo Albert ~ (aka Margo) 1985       
Jeff Alexander ~ 1989      
Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov ~ 1947  
Manny Albam ~ 2001      
Edward Albee ~ 2016     
Muhammad Ali ~ 2016        
Francesc Alió  ~ 1908
Fred Allen ~ 1956         
 Irwin Allen ~ 1991        
Steve Allen ~ 2000     
Duane Allman ~ 1971     
Gregg Allman ~ 2017          
Laurindo Almeida ~ 1995     
Robert Altman ~ 2006           
Alfred "Chico" Alvarez ~ 1992        
George Anderson ~ 1985     
Judith Anderson ~ 1992     
Marian Anderson ~ 1993     
Ernst (Ernest) Ansermet  ~ 1969      
Andrews Sisters ~ 1967 / 1995 / 2013     
Fernando Arbex ~ 2003        
Diane Arbus ~ 1971   
Maurizio Arcieri ~ 2015        
David I. Arkin ~ 1980     
Harold Arlen ~ 1986            
Pedro Armendáriz ~ 1963            
Louis Armstrong ~ 1971        
Desi Arnaz ~ 1986            
Irving Ashby ~ 1987     
Fred Astaire ~ 1987          
Mary Astor ~ 1987           
W. H. Auden ~ 1973     
Jean-Pierre Aumont ~ 2001           
Lauren Bacall ~ 2014           
Mildred Bailey ~ 1951     
Pearl Bailey ~ 1990   
Josephine Baker ~ 1975     
Kenny Baker ~ 2016              
James Baldwin ~ 1987     
Lucille Ball ~ 1989         
Florence Ballard ~ 1976       
Tallulah Bankhead ~ 1968     
Theda Bara ~ 1955    
Gene Barry ~ 2009     
John Barry ~ 2011              
Philip Barry ~ 1949    
Béla Bartók ~ 1945     
Count Basie ~ 1984             
Anne Baxter ~ 1985         
Ernest J. Beall (aka Ernst) ~ 1980       
Samuel Beckett ~ 1989 
Franny Beecher ~ 2015       
Doris Belack ~ 2011      
Louie Bellson ~ 2009                  
Malik Bendjelloul ~ 2014      
Feral Benga ~ 1957    
David Ben-Gurion ~ 1973   
Joan Bennett ~ 1990          
Ingrid Bergman ~ 1982     
John Berkey ~ 2008    
Milton Berle ~ 2002         
Emile Berliner ~ 1929       
Milt Bernhart~ 2014     
Leonard Bernstein ~ 1990         
Ruth Bernhard ~ 2006   
Chuck Berry ~ 2017          
Alfred Bester ~ 1987      
Joey Bishop ~ 2007         
Richard Pike Bissell ~ 1977         
Jimmy Carl Black ~ 2008         
Sidney Blackmer ~ 1973          
Robert Bloch ~ 1994         
Ben Blue ~ 1975            
Jerry Bock ~ 2010      
DeWitt Bodeen ~ 1988                  
Humphrey Bogart ~ 1957           
Napoleon Bonaparte ~ 1821     
Sonny Bono ~ 1989       
Shirley Booth ~ 1992        
Nadia Boulanger ~ 1979        
David Bowie ~ 2016       
John Brahen ~ 2013            
Marlon Brando ~ 2004         
Erik Brann ~ 2003       
Bertolt Brecht ~ 1956          
Charles Bressler ~ 1996      
Clifford Brown ~ 1956           
Himan Brown ~ 2010        
Les Brown ~ 1947         
Ray Brown ~ 2002     
The Brown Twins ~ 2013 / 2014   
Don Buchla ~ 2016              
Tim Buckley ~ 1975             
Jack Buetel ~ 2011         
Beniamino Bufano ~ 1970          
Richard Burton ~ 1984                  
Paul Butterfield ~ 1987           
David Byron ~ 1985   
John Cage ~ 1992                       
James Cagney ~ 1986            
Erskine Caldwell ~ 1987     
Louis Calhern ~ 1956        
Maria Callas ~ 1977     
Ernest Callenbach ~ 2012 
Glen Campbell ~ 2017       
David Canary ~ 2015            
Alexander Aimwell Cantin ~ 1964 
Robert Capa ~ 1954     
Truman Capote ~ 1984          
Herb Cardwell ~ 1977           
Kitty Carlisle ~ 20071         
Art Carney ~ 2003        
John Carradine ~ 1988          
Benny Carter ~ 2003           
Henri Cartier-Bresson ~ 2004      
Ramon Casas ~ 1932           
Gloria Castillo ~ 1978          
Marc Chagall ~ 1985    
Lane Chandler ~ 1972    
Billy Chapin ~ 2016          
Charlie Chaplin ~ 1977               
Bobby Charles ~ 2010            
Keith Charles ~ 2008            
Ray Charles ~ 2004     
Ian Charleson ~ 1990          
Joie Chitwood ~ 1988     
Lew Christensen ~ 1984          
Willam Christensen ~ 2001              
Frédéric Chopin ~ 1849               
June Christy ~ 1990     
Alessandro Cicognini ~ 1955   
John Cipollina ~ 1989            
Lon Clark  ~ 1998      
Buck Clayton ~ 1991      
Van Cliburn ~ 2013      
Herb Cohen ~ 2010            
Leonard Cohen ~ 2016       
Nat King Cole ~ 1965       
Ray Collins ~ 2012            
Zebedy Colt ~ 2004       
Mike Connolly ~ 1996          
Chuck Connors ~ 1992         
Richard Conte ~ 1975            
Bert Convy ~ 1991          
Barbara Cook ~ 2017      
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr ~ 1929         
Bob Cooper ~ 1993     
Gary Cooper ~ 1961            
Michael Cooper ~ 1973         
Aaron Copland ~ 1990      
Sam Coslow ~ 1982            
Norman Corwin ~ 2011       
Vincent Crane ~ 1989      
Bing Crosby ~ 1977      
Joan Crawford ~ 1977             
Xavier Cugat ~ 1990             
Tony Curtis ~ 2010               
Peter Cushing ~ 1994            
Salvador Dalí ~ 1989                 
Karen Dalton ~ 1993             
Bobby Darin ~ 1973         
Hal David ~ 2012          
Miles Davis ~ 1991          
Walter Davis ~ 1963             
James Dean ~ 1955  
Giorgio de Chirico ~ 1978    
Salvador Dalí ~ 1978     
Sammy Davis Jr. ~ 1990       
Ruby Dee ~ 2014                  
Barrett Deems ~ 1998           
Buddy DeFranco ~ 1923          
Gaspar de Guzmán ~ 1645    
Sean Delaney ~ 2003    
Yvonne De Carlo ~ 2007        
Jeanne Deckers (aka The Singing Nun) ~ 1985       
Manuel de Falla ~ 1946         
David Dellinger ~ 2004    
Victoria de los Ángeles ~ 2005   
Helen Deutsch ~ 1992           
Edwin Dickinson ~ 1978    
Marlene Dietrich ~ 1992            
Howard Dietz ~ 1983      
Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead) ~ 1988         
Edward Dmytryk ~ 1999                 
Denny Doherty ~ 2007            
Robert DoQui ~ 2008       
Antal Doráti ~ 1988           
Lee Dorman ~ 2012                
Jane Dornacker ~ 1986    
Lizzie Douglas (aka Memphis Minnie) ~ 1973     
Mike Douglas ~ 2006     
William Dozier ~ 1991         
Theodore Dreiser ~1945       
Roland Dubillard ~ 2011       
Alexandre Dumas ~ 1870         
Ralph Dumke ~ 1964
Roger Ebert ~ 2013           
Louis Edmonds ~ 2001                
Albert Einstein ~ 1955              
Hanns Eisler ~ 1962      
Roy Eldridge ~ 1989          
Duke Ellington ~ 1974            
Cass Elliot ~ 1974           
Don Ellis ~ 1978            
Herb Ellis ~ 2010             
John Embry ~ 2010     
John Entwistle~ 2002      
Brian Samuel Epstein ~ 1967         
Mal Evans ~ 1976         
Ray Evans ~ 2007          
Percy Faith ~ 1976     
Tal Farlow ~ 1998                
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ~ 1982          
Farrah Fawcett ~ 2009      
Larry Feinberg (aka Larry Fine - The Three Stooges) ~ 1975    
Frank Fenton ~ 1971        
Maynard Ferguson ~ 2006      
Carrie Fisher ~ 2016               

Eddie Fisher ~ 2010            
Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci ~ 1250       
Arthur Fiedler ~ 1979        
Bill Finger ~ 1974            
Carrie Fisher ~  2016        
Ella Fitzgerald ~ 1996          
Victor Fleming ~ 1949      
Errol Flynn ~ 1959                      
Henry Fonda ~ 1982            
Tennessee Ernie Ford ~ 1991       
Rudolf Forster ~ 1968              
Bob Fosse ~ 1987         
Robert Foulk ~ 1989         
Eddie Foy Jr. ~ 1983       
Gerold Frank ~ 1998           
Kay Francis ~ 1968            
Robert Fraser ~ 1986     
Stan Freberg ~ 2015                 
Jonathan Frid ~ 2012            
Leo Friedman ~ 2011       
Rudolf Friml ~ 1972            
Clark Gable ~ 1960             
Martin Gabel ~ 1986        
Zsa Zsa Gabor ~ 2016            
Slim Gaillard ~ 1991               
Mahatma Gandhi ~ 1948               
Ava Gardner ~ 1990            
Judy Garland ~ 1969          
Antoni Gaudí ~ 1926      
John Gay ~ 1732     
Marvin Gaye ~ 1984        
Ed Gein ~ 1984       
Larry Gelbart ~ 2009             
Jean Genet ~ 1983       
George W. George ~ 2007      
Kurt Gerron ~ 1944             
Stan Getz ~ 1991         
Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~ 1935        
Dizzy Gillespie ~ 1993                
Allen Ginsberg ~ 1997            
Lillian Gish ~ 1993          
Jackie Gleason ~ 1987          
John Glenn ~ 2016      
Dwayne Goettel ~ 1995       
Nikolai Gogol ~ 1852             
Peter Carl Goldmark ~ 1977  
Jerry Goldsmith ~ 1991                  
Benny Goodman ~ 1986           
Lloyd Goodrich ~ 1987        
Frank Gorshin ~ 2005          
Robert Goulet ~ 2007         
John Graas ~ 1962     
Robert Graettinger ~ 1957    
Bill Graham ~ 1991         
Martha Graham ~ 1991    
Cary Grant ~ 1986      
Johnny Grande ~ 2006          
Cary Grant ~ 1986             
Norman Granz ~ 2001         
Charles Gray ~ 2000        
Herbert Greene ~ 1985       
Johnny Green ~ 1989    
Noah Greenberg ~ 1966         
Jean Grémillon ~ 1959              
David Wark Griffith (aka D. W. Griffith) ~ 1948   
Sid Grossman ~ 1955            
Davis Grubb ~ 1980         
Emili Guanyavents i Jané  ~ 1941  
John Guerin ~ 2004      
Alec Guinness ~ 2000    
Philip Guston ~ 1980   
Woody Guthrie ~ 1967                
Bill Haley ~ 1981            
Edmond Hall ~ 1960          
Chico Hamilton ~ 2013          
Oscar Hammerstein II ~ 1960      
Lionel Hampton ~ 1993                     
W. C. Handy ~ 1958     
Carol Haney ~ 1964               
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry ~ 1965       
Tim Hardin ~ 1980        
W. Franke Harling ~ 1958            
Joe Harriott ~ 1973              
George Edgerly Harris III (aka Hibiscus) ~ 1982            
Julie Harris ~ 2013             
George Harrison ~ 2001       
Janice Harsanyi ~ 2007                    
Johnny Hartman ~ 1983             
Robert "Bob" Hartman ~ 2015         
Elisabeth Hauptmann ~ 1973             
Tim Hauser ~ 2014         
Richie Havens ~ 2013            
Coleman Hawkins ~ 1969        
Thomas Hayden ~ 2016        
Alfred Hayes ~ 1985      
Helen Hayes ~ 1993        
Lee Hays ~ 1981        
Susan Hayward ~ 1975             
Rita Hayworth ~ 1987            
John Heard ~ 2017        
William Randolph Hearst  ~ 1951      
Neal Hefti ~ 2008         
Ray Henderson ~ 1970            
Jimi Hendrix ~ 1970         
Sonja Henie ~ 1969            
Audrey Hepburn ~ 1993        
Katharine Hepburn ~ 2013        
James Leo Herlihy ~ 1993                  
Woody Herman ~ 1987       
Bernard Herrman ~ 1975        
John Hersey ~ 1993        
Bill Hickman ~ 1986       
Otis Verries Hicks (aka Lightnin' Slim) ~ 1974       
Earl Hines ~ 1983                    
Alfred Hitchcock ~ 1980        
Bob Hite ~ 1981          
Adolph Hitler ~ 1945        
Johnny Hodges ~ 1970       
Abbie Hoffman ~ 1989          
Earl Hines ~ 1983                    
Billie Holiday ~ 1959           
Buddy Holly ~ 1959        
Celeste Holm ~ 2012       
Gustav Holst ~ 1934        
J. Edgar Hoover ~ 1972          
Bob Hope ~ 2003            
Edward Hopper ~ 1967        
Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ~ 1976              
Curley Howard (The Three Stooges) ~ 1975         
John Galen Howard  ~ 1931     
Moe Howard (The Three Stooges) ~ 1975           
Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges) ~ 1955          
L. Ron Hubbard ~ 1986        
Howard Hughes ~ 1976          
Victor Hugo ~ 1885     
Alberta Hunter ~ 1984    
Zora Neale Hurston ~ 1960      
John Huston ~ 1987           
Gwen Ifill ~ 2016       
Ingrid of Sweden ~ 2000     
Eugène Ionesco ~ 1994                 
Lev Ivanov ~ 1901                 
Burl Ives ~ 1995      
Charles Ives ~ 1954      
Michael Jackson ~ 2009
Milt Jackson ~ 1999          
Illinois Jacquet ~ 2004           
Al Jarreau ~ 2017          
Florence Foster Jenkins ~ 1944     
John, King of England ~ 1216
James P. Johnson ~ 1955        
James Weldon Johnson ~ 1938     
Lyndon B. Johnson ~ 1973         
Raymond Edward Johnson ~ 2001       
Carolyn Jones ~ 1983         
Hank Jones ~ 2010        
Jennifer Jones ~ 2009       
Sam Jones ~ 1981         
Janis Joplin ~ 1970      
E. F. Joseph ~ 1979            
Louis Jourdan ~ 2015            
Franz Kafka ~ 1924        
Hans Jürgen Kallmann ~ 1991             
Bob Kane ~ 1998            
Fred Kaps ~ 1980 
Paul Kantner ~ 2016            
Mick Karn ~ 2011     
Gene Kelly ~ 1996 
Grace Kelly ~ 1982            
Jay Richard Kennedy ~ 1991          
John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~ 1963         
Stan Kenton ~ 1979       
Deborah Kerr ~ 2007           
Walter Kerr ~ 1996        
Larry Kert ~ 1991          
Ken Kesey ~ 2001         
Barney Kessel ~ 1987     
Ayatollah Khomeini ~ 1989      
B. B. King ~ 2015   
Rudyard Kipling ~ 1936              
Alexander Kirkland ~ 1986         
Eartha Kitt ~ 2008          
Richard Kness ~ 2005 
Evel Knievel ~ 2007         
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ~ 1957    
Frederick Knott ~ 2002           
Irwin Kostal ~ 1994                        
Bernard Krainis ~ 2000       
Gene Krupa ~ 1973               
Akira Kurosawa ~ 1998              
Billy Kyle ~ 1966          
Kay Kyser ~ 1985     
Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland) ~ 1991     
Frankie Laine ~ 2007 
Hugh Laing ~ 1988     
Greg Lake ~ 2016     
Hedy Lamarr ~ 2000      
Millard Lampell ~ 1997      
Elsa Lanchester ~ 1986       
Dick Latessa ~ 2016       
Pierre Latour ~ 1976         
John La Touche ~ 1956      
Charles Laughton ~ 1962     
Timothy Leary  ~ 1996          
Derek Leckenby ~ 1994     
Huddie William Ledbetter (aka Lead Belly) ~ 1949   
Gypsy Rose Lee ~ 1970         
Peggy Lee ~ 2002        
Lila Leeds ~ 1999                 
Nikolai Legat ~ 1937     
Janet Leigh ~ 2004            
John Lennon ~ 1980           
Lotte Lenya ~ 1961          
Irving Lerner ~ 1976       
Mervyn LeRoy ~ 1987             
Sam M. Lewis ~ 1959            
Val Lewton ~ 1951                
Liberace ~ 1987           
Abraham Lincoln ~ 1865     
Margo Lion ~ 1989           
Franz Liszt ~ 1886               
Jay Livingston ~ 2001             
David Lochary (aka Hibiscus) ~ 1977       
Alain LeRoy Locke ~ 1954      
Carole Lombard ~ 1942             
Jon Lord ~ 2012        
Joe Louis ~ 1981     
Myrna Loy ~ 1993             
Jimmie Lunceford ~ 1947        
John Lund ~ 1992       
Natasha Lytess ~ 1963        
Marshall Lytle ~ 2013        
Machito ~ 1984            
Theo Mackeben ~ 1953           
J.J. Malone ~ 2004         
Henry Mancini ~ 1994                 
Daniel Mann ~ 1991           
Shelly Manne ~ 1984     
Jayne Mansfield ~ 1967           
Marcel Marceau ~ 2007                  
Arif Mardin ~ 2006       
Mary Ellen Mark ~ 2015
Franklyn Marks ~ 1976      
David Stone Martin ~ 1992            
George Martin ~ 2016         
Jean Martin ~ 2009     
Lee Marvin ~ 1987   
Mercedes Matter ~ 2001              
Denise Katrina Matthews (aka Vanity) ~ 2016      
Victor Mature ~ 1999       
Joe B. Mauldin ~ 2015       
Louis B. Mayer ~ 1984             
Linda McCartney~ 1998       
Joel McCrea ~ 1990     
Danny McCulloch ~ 2015
Gary McFarland ~ 1971         
John McGiver ~ 1975             
Scott McKenzie ~ 2012     
Ian McLagan ~ 2014      
Steve McQueen ~ 1980          
Julia Meade ~ 1970        
David Measham~ 2005        
Sanford Meisner ~ 1997        
Terry Melcher ~ 2004            
Felix Mendelssohn ~ 1839    
Burgess Meredith ~ 1997          
Olivier Messiaen ~ 1992            
George Métivier ~ 1881      
George Michael ~ 2016         
Ray Milland ~ 1986            
Nathan Milstein ~ 1992    
Harris Glenn Milstead (aka Divine) ~ 1988     
Yukio Mishima ~ 1970      
Robert Mitchum ~ 1997         
Marilyn Monroe ~ 1962     
Keith Moon ~ 1978             
Agnes Moorehead ~ 1949           
Mikhail Mordkin  ~ 1944             
Thomas More ~ 1535   
Lee Morgan ~ 1972           
Edward R. Murrow ~ 1965     
Rushton Moreve ~ 1981       
William Morris ~ 1896 
Billy Mundi ~ 2014         
Lyn Murray ~ 1989       
Johann Karl August Musäus  ~ 1787          
Juanita Musson (ne: Juanita Hudspeth) ~ 2011       
Boots Mussulli ~ 1967         
John Najjar ~ 2011         
Jack Nance ~ 1996      
Reycita Naranjo ~ 2003        
Gamal Abdel Nasser ~ 1970               
Fats Navarro ~ 1950           
Seymour Nebenzal ~ 1961          
Carola Neher ~ 1942           
Frederick "Fred" Neil ~ 2001       
Kenneth Nelson ~ 1993            
Lionel Newman ~ 1989                   
Huey P. Newton ~ 1989                  
Mike Nichols ~ 2014         
Harry Nilsson ~ 1944             
Leonard Nimoy ~ 2015       
Jack Nitzsche ~ 2000            
David Niven ~ 1983               
Richard Nixon - 1994        
Klaus Nomi ~ 1983        
Maidie Norman ~ 1998     
Alex North ~ 1991           
Nostradamus ~ 1566         
Lore Noto ~ 2002            
Richard Oakes ~ 1972    
Russell Oberlin ~ 2016         
Arch Oboler ~ 1987         
Alice Elizabeth Skinner Ochs ~ 2010          
Philip David Ochs ~ 1976                
Anita O'Day ~ 2006              
Jacques Offenbach ~ 1880                 
Charles Raymond Offenberg ~ 2015 
Dan O'Herlihy ~ 2005    
Georgia O'Keeffe ~ 1986         
Eugene O'Neill ~ 1953        
Robert Opel ~ 1979     
Jerry Orbach ~ 2004                
Roy Orbison ~ 1988              
Carl Orff  ~ 1982        
Eugene Ormandy ~ 1985      
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen ~ 2005     
Sam O'Steen ~ 2000        
Maureen O'Sullivan ~ 1998         
Johnny Otis ~ 2012           
Peter O'Toole ~ 2013        
G. W. Pabst ~ 1967           
George Pal ~ 1980        
Charlie Parker ~ 1955               
Michael Parks ~ 2017       
Gram Parsons ~ 1973            
Joe Pass ~ 1994                
John Patrick ~ 1995           
Richard Pearlman~ 2006       
Ignacio Peri ~ 1995       
Anthony Perkins ~ 1992        
Art Pepper ~ 1982          
Brock Peters ~ 2005          
Oscar Peterson ~ 2007                  
Marius Petipa ~ 1910                
Rudolph Petrak ~ 1972         
Timothy L. Pflueger ~ 1946          
Philip IV of Spain ~ 1665  
Flip Phillips ~ 2001        
John Phillips ~ 2001        
Édith Piaf ~ 1963          
Jimmy Piersall ~ 2017        
Luigi Pirandello ~ 1936        
Basil Poledouris ~ 2008     
Rudy Pompilli ~ 1976         
Erich Ponto ~ 1957            
Cole Porter ~ 1964             
Bud Powell ~ 1966             
Dick Powell ~ 1963            
Tyrone Power ~ 1958         
Chet Powers ~ 1994            
Harry Powers ~ 1932       
Pérez Prado ~ 1989            
Stanley Prager ~ 1972              
Otto Preminger ~ 1986          
Albert Préjean ~ 1979              
Olga Preobrajenskaya ~ 1962            
Elvis Presley ~ 1997      
Harve Presnell ~ 2009         
Robert Preston ~ 1987      
Vincent Price ~ 1993         
Prince ~ 2016         
Sergei Prokofiev ~ 1953         
Tito Puente ~ 2000            
Sergei Rachmaninoff ~ 1943 
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco ~ 2005       
Yuri Rasovsky ~ 2012        
Maurice Ravel ~ 1937 
Nancy Reagan ~ 2016           
Ronald Reagan ~ 2004        
Lou Reed ~ 2013    
Oliver Reed~ 1999        
Tommy Reilly ~ 2000            
Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt ~ 2012          
Julius Reisinger ~ 1892      
Lou Reizner ~ 1977        
Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~ 1919     
Chuy Reyes ~ ?            
Debbie Reynolds ~ 2016       
Buddy Rich ~ 1987             
Johnny Richards ~ 1968         
Nelson Riddle ~ 1985         
Carroll Righter ~ 1988       
Jason Robards ~ 2000        
Jerome Robbins ~ 1998                 
Marty Robbins ~ 1982           
Rachel Roberts ~ 1980       
Cliff Robertson ~ 2011         
Paul Robeson ~ 1976     
Earl Robinson ~ 1991      
Frank M. Robinson ~ 2014     
William N. Robson ~ 1995        
Sergei Rachmaninoff ~ 1943               
Gene Roddenberry ~ 1991       
Richard Rodgers ~ 1979      
Shorty Rogers ~ 1976             
Murray Roman ~ 1973       
Cesar Romero ~ 1994         
George Romero ~ 2017         
Franklin D. Roosevelt ~ 1945       
David Rose ~ 1990       
Helen Rose ~ 1985          
Tim Rose ~ 2002            
Timme Rosenkrantz ~ 1969            
Jerry Ross ~ 1955                   
Theodore Roosevelt  ~ 1909       
Bertram Ross ~ 2003    
Roberto Rossellini ~ 1977     
Lillian Roth ~ 1960                       
Sanford H. Roth ~ 1962            
Antoni Rovira i Rabassa~ 1919           
Antoni Rovira i Trias ~ 1889            
Jerry Rubin ~ 1994           
Howard Rumsey ~ 2015       
Ken Russell~ 2011        
Jane Russell ~ 2011         
Luigi Russolo ~ 1947              
Sandra Sakata ~ 1997 
Waldo Salt ~ 1987                 
George Sanders ~ 1972          
Carlos Santana ~ 1982            
Michael Sarrazin ~ 2011                 
José Sarria ~ 2013       
Doug Sax ~ 2015           
Francesco Scavullo  ~ 2004        
Pierre Schaeffer ~ 1995             
John Schlesinger ~ 2003                  
Arthur Schnitzler ~ 1931       
Arnold Schoenberg ~ 1951       
Gunther Schuller ~ 2015          
Robert Schuller ~ 2015                 
Walter Schumann ~ 1958         
Reinhold Schünzel ~ 1954      
Arthur Schwartz ~ 1984       
Howard H. Scott ~ 2012    
Pete Seeger ~ 2014       
Rod Serling ~ 1975      
Jean-Marie Serreau ~ 1973          
David Seymour (aka Chim) ~ 1956           
William Shakespeare ~ 1616                                 
Bud Shank ~ 2009     
Rabindra (Ravi) Shankar ~ 2012             
Arvell Shaw ~ 2002          
Reta Shaw ~ 1982     
Sidney Sheldon ~ 2007         
Hugh Sidey ~ 2005                
Sol C. Siegel ~ 1982        
Ron Silver ~ 2009    
Frank Sinatra ~ 1998           
Bessie Smith ~ 1937  
Clara Smith ~ 1935  
Kate Smith ~ 1986      
Ann Sothern ~ 2001             
Herbert W. Spencer ~ 1992    
Kenneth Lee Spencer ~ 1964      
Chris Squire ~ 2015     
Joseph Stalin ~ 1953       
Gertrude Stein ~ 1946    
John Steinbeck ~ 1968       
Phil Stern ~ 2014  
Stewart Stern ~ 2015        
Inger Stevens ~ 1970        
Leith Stevens ~ 1970   
Onslow Stevens ~ 1977   
Samuel Steward ~ 1993     
James Stewart ~ 1997             
Carmine Stipo ~ 1984         
Sonny Stitt ~ 1924              
Leopold Stokowski ~ 1977           
Harlan F. Stone ~ 1946                
Levi Strauss ~ 1902     
Igor Stravinsky ~ 1971    
Elaine Stritch ~ 2014      
Joseph Strick ~ 2010      
Niki Sullivan ~ 2004            
Yma Sumac ~ 2017      
Richard Suskind ~ 1999       
Joan Sutherland ~ 2010    
Darrell Sweet ~ 1999
Gabor Szabó ~ 1982   
Art Tatum ~ 1956                
Deems Taylor ~ 1966            
Elizabeth Taylor ~ 2011                
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ 1893    
Renata Tebaldi ~ 2004 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~ 1892  
Clark Terry ~ 2015     
Sonny Terry ~ 1986         
Gary Thain ~ 1985       
Toots Thielemans ~ 2016            
István Thomán ~ 1940         
Elvie Thomas ~ 1979         
Storm Thorgerson ~ 2013             
Wallace Thurman ~ 1934      
Maureen "Mo" Starkey Tigrett (aka Mary Cox) ~ 1994     
Tiki Tom's ~ 2010         
Cliff Townshend~ 1986        
Cal Tjader ~ 1982         
Mike Todd ~ 1958        
Eric Arthur Tomlinson ~ 2015  
Jacques Tourneur ~ 1977                
Willy Trenk-Trebitsch ~ 1983      
François Truffaut ~ 1984      
Lana Turner ~ 1995            
Val Valentin ~ 1999             
Ludwig van Beethoven ~1827        
Jo Van Fleet ~ 1996          
Carl Van Vechten  ~ 1964           
Gianni Versace ~ 1997    
Henry Charles Vestine (a.k.a. "The Sunflower") ~ 1997       
Michelle Vignes ~ 2012   
François Villon ~ 1463         
Ivan Vsevolozhsky ~ 1909           
Richard Wagner ~ 1883     
Porter Wagoner ~ 2007               
Mike Wallace ~ 2012             
Eli Wallach ~ 2014       
Bruno Walter ~ 1962       
Fredi Washington ~ 1994     
Ethel Waters ~ 1977       
Mississippi Johnny Waters ~ 1987        
David Wayne ~ 1995          
John Wayne ~ 1979          
Ben Webster ~ 1973       
Kurt Weill ~ 1973        
Johnny Weissmuller ~ 1950          
Casey Bill Weldon ~ 1970           
Orson Welles ~ 1985           
Vince Welnick ~ 2006          
Adam West ~ 2017     
Mae West ~ 1980      
Harry Alexander White ~ 1962
Kitty White ~ 2009       
Maurice White ~ 2016       
Tom White, Sr. ~ 2003             
O. Z. Whitehead ~ 1998      
Paul Whiteman ~ 1987     
Gene Wilder ~ 2016        
Geeshie Wiley ~ mid-1950s         
Billy Williamson ~ 1996         
Bob Wills ~ 1975          
Meredith Willson ~ 1984      
B. J. Wilson ~ 1990      
Teddy Wilson ~ 1986         
Tom Wilson ~ 1978            
Shelley Winters ~ 2006     
Robert Wise ~ 2005        
Ed Wittstein ~ 2011            
Bobby Womack ~ 2014          
Kaisik Wong ~ 1990      
Ed Wood ~ 1978   
Natalie Wood ~ 1981            
Patrick Woodroffe ~ 2014          
Harry M. Woods ~ 1970            
Richard Wright (author) ~ 1960       
Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) ~ 2008       
Rolf Wütherich ~ 1981     
Tammy Wynette ~ 1998     
Zal Yanovsky~ 2002 
Joe Young ~ 1939            
Lester Young ~ 1959       
Malcolm Mitchell Young ~ 2017         
Trummy Young ~ 1984          
Frank Zappa  ~ 1993           
Warren Zevon ~ 2003            
Adolf Ziegler ~ 1959        
George Zoritch ~ 2009