There’s a lot to be said for being in the right place at the right time, but could Air Supply’s long-time success be the result or a chance meeting or was the cosmos working overtime on a little something called destiny? Maybe, but one thing is for sure—none of it would have been possible at all without their hard work and tenacity to make it happen.
The two “Russells,” Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, happened to be cast in the same Sydney, Australian production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1975, and everything changed after that.
Many an audience member has probably asked himself if a fine looking group of ladies about to take the stage could possibly do justice to one of the most popular rock bands in the world. It’s a legitimate question considering it’s not easy music to play, so a person can’t help but wonder if the music will be taken as seriously as the people in the audience do. However, once the guitars are plugged in and the girls dig into those first few chords, the obvious answer to that question is, “oh, hell, yes.”
Many a cook tries their hand at duplicating foods they love in restaurants and specialty shops, telling themselves, “it can’t be that difficult.” Often times, they’re right. It can be done—and it’s pretty simple. However, sometimes, it’s not as easy as it looks.
Mexican food for example looks easy because ingredients are simple, sauces are often slow-cooked and meat is marinated, making this comfort food one of America’s favorite. Recipes are often handed down and each time they’re prepared, a spice might be tweaked or flavor added, depending on taste and preference.
It’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley died (August 16, 1977) and millions of people still have the date circled in red on their calendars. People still remember and they still mourn. Some internet sites have gone to the extent of estimating what he would look like now, if he were still here in the physical.
This time of year Memphis fills up with more people than usual as crowds in large numbers make their pilgrimages to Graceland for visits to his home while tribute shows pop up all around the country to remember the huge icon that he was.