How and when did Bob Hope become famous in the USA and why?
So now you will have a tune running through my head. How we'll get there When we'll get there of this we're not sure but I'll lay you 6 to 4 that We'll meet Dorothy Lamour Oh we're off on the Road to Morocco... And Like Webster's Dictionary we're Morocco bound. British born but emigrated with his parents aged 3 to America, Vaudeville act who made films with Bing Crosby -The Road films- and Dorothy Lamour. Also -Cat and the Canary- very funny and -Paleface- "when the winds in the east lean to the west" he was a stand up comedian who entertained the troops and made a lot of money out of buying real Estate. Very popular in UK because he visited it regularly, also the humour appealed to the UK audiences, it wasn't aimed at making fun of any one type, it was that it laughed with people and was unpretentious. Pegged it through old age.
After reading these points you should decide if he is!These points are originally taken from the article 6 Interesting facts about Bob Marley's life. He ranks among both the most popular and the most misunderstood figures in modern culture.1.Tribute by Apache Indian ( Bob Marley music)This might come as a bombshell.This man was popular among Indians that Steven Kapur better as Apache Indian, a UK vocalist, singer, song writer and a reggae DJ gave a huge memorable tribute to Bob Marley by composing a song by the name “OM NAMAH SHIAYA”.2. Jamaican National Hero :Bob Marley is considered as a national hero in Jamaica, for all his peace keeping contribution toward his nation.His songs touched a millions worldwide and when it came to the heart of Zimbabwe’s freedom fighters who were fighting for independence during that moment, it touched so deep that many of their soldiers mentioned that it was his inspiring songs that help them to keep up the fight for good.3. His view on Marijuana was different :Well marijuana is what many of the world population think what Bob Marley is all about?. Which is just one side of a coin?Bob Marley smoked marijuana only because he was practicing Rastafarian religion where the use of cannabis or marijuana was a holy sacrament.4. His Famous Quotes :Whenever a quote about inspiration, love or life is looked out for in the internet, Bob Marley quotes owns more than half of the page.His way of looking and perceiving life form an out of the view is considered as one of the original resemblance to person`s thought.People take a strong post-interest idea and conception after reading any one of his quotes.This facts were amazing but if you want to know other 3 facts about him then check this article: facts about Bob Marley
Honestly, if you have to ask that question you are unlikely to be able to understand the answer, but I'll try.The sound of someone's voice is not the only reason for that person to be famous. Crazy, right? But it's true. There are a million people out there with great voices who will never be famous. My brother is one of those people; he's been singing for 30 years and hasn't gotten farther than the Atlantic City boardwalk, despite having a fantastic voice.Dylan is not only famous, but a living legend — because of the words, man, the words. And I'll tell you, a lot of the time, he sings his own songs better than people with better voices.A while back I wrote an answer in which I noted his song “Mississippi”. He originally intended to record it for his album Time Out of Mind, but instead left it off and gave it to Sheryl Crow.Crow recorded a substantially different arrangement of the song — poppy, upbeat, radio-friendly.It sucked. Utterly, completely sucked. She missed the entire point of the song, captured none of the feeling in it. The lyrics are devastating in their sadness, and she recorded it as a fun, happy romp. She did it a disservice.Dylan would record the song as originally arranged for his album Love and Theft in 2001.His vocal was rough — very rough.But his version of the song is miles beyond Crow's, even though she has a more aesthetically pleasing voice. The feeling is exactly right in Dylan's version; it's a glorious song.The point I'm making is, it's not all about the voice. I suppose it is if you listen to music strictly for the melody, and the lyrics and feeling of a song don't matter to you. Such people are often also people who don't “get” Dylan. Admittedly, if all that matters to you is the sound coming out of his mouth, he is absolutely not for you.But understand that greatness is not all about the aesthetics. Take Simon and Garfunkel — Art Garfunkel had the voice of an angel; he opened his mouth and one of the most beautiful sounds imaginable came out.But it's Paul Simon — the man who wrote the words — who's the real legend, even though his voice never approached the sheer beauty of Garfunkel's.The bottom line is, when the words matter to you, the voice that's singing them tends to matter less.
How did Bob Rock get to be a famous record producer and how did he learn his craft?
Bob Rock, as in the Payolas? There is a nice career summary here: http://www.emimusicpub.com/worldwide/art... An extract: 'A consummate "song doctor" and guitar player, Bob's trek through the music industry began in the early eighties. He started out playing in a punk band in Victoria, British Columbia, sarcastically called the Payola$. After recording the singles Money For Hype and China Boys on two different independent labels, the band scored a record deal with A&M Records. Awards followed, including the Juno for Single of the Year in 1983.' 'After the breakup of the band in 1986, Bob and fellow Payola$ member Paul Hyde continued to write songs together under the name Rock 'N'Hyde. They released an album on Capitol Records entitled Under the Volcano, toured, and had three hit singles before they ended up going their separate ways. Segueing to the aptly named Rockhead, Bob played guitar, produced, and co-wrote all the material. When push came to shove and he could no longer juggle the conflicting demands of touring and producing, Bob gave up the band and decided to concentrate on the control room side of the glass. The above-mentioned bands, their labels, A&R people, and managers are glad he did.' Not everyone feels the same way though: http://www.petitiononline.com/SaveMet/pe... This link explains the background and training required to become a record producer: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_art...
Other musicians and songwriters like Lennon and McCartney, Jagger/Richards, etc. etc. were dazzled by the pure power of his words and music. They spread the word among other singer/songwriters. Some of his works still have the immediacy and relevance of a 21st century song.A huge dose of charisma and mystery propelled him into the general public. He was also a master manipulator of public relations. He looked like a rock star.Most detractors hate his voice but if you look beyond his idiosyncratic way of singing, you find melodies that hundreds of other artists have rushed to record.And finally, they gave him a Nobel prize for literature for his body of work.You don't have to like him but he is a king badass.
He was making Dad Jokes before there was Dad Jokes.I’m a child of the 70’s/80’s and most comedians I liked at the time treated him as a caricature. He had marketed himself very well by being patriotic. His routines were similar to an opening monologue of a late night talk show. He was very self deprecating, but only barely funny. He had no edge which makes you less than revered by most comedians. Don Rickles and Milton Berle from the same era are so much better. Abbot and Costello and the Marx Brothers are way better also. I’m trying to come up with a modern day comparison and Jeff Foxworthy is the closest, but he is a little more specialized. Jay Leno is similar, but funnier in my opinion.Oddly one of my biggest memories was a character that was just a parody of Bob Hope on a short lived cartoon by Martin Short.No not Ed Grimley himself, but in one episode he meets a character who is obviously a Bob Hope parody
Have you ever met anyone famous? who do you want to meet?
yes I have, lots of famous ppl I lived in Hollywood for eight yrs. I have met Ben Affleck, Leo DiCaprio, Matthew Perry, Korn, Deftones, Tommy Lee, David Lee Roth, Roseanne Barr, Gwen Stefanie, Brian Austin Green, Pamela Anderson, Rachel Hunter, Vince Neil, Wilt Chamberlan, Jeremy Piven, Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Sugar Ray, Ashton Kutcher, Kiefer Sutherland, David Boreanz, Jared Leto, Hugh Hefner and the girls next door, wow that's all I can think of right now but I know theres more. Jeff Conway, Robin Thicke, Keanu Reeves. Ok I'm done. I'm actually friends with some these ppl still. Just remembered, Seth Green, Elijah Wood, Jimmy Page, Slash and Matt from Guns and Roses, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Brett Michaels and the rest of Poison, Peter Green, Darryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Quentin Tarintino,Taye Diggs, yeah all you have to do is work in a strip club in Hollywood and you'll know everyone. Just get the DVD Dancing at the Blue Iguana with Darryl Hannah its based on the club I worked in and the documentary at the end has me in it. Myself and my friends. SO if you dont believe me I have the proof
I enjoyed Hope’s monologues in the 1970s and 1980s, until he became too old, blind, and deaf to delivery them well. They were topical and funny. If you hear them now they fall really flat, because the humor was tied to its time.Some of his movies, particularly the Road pictures with Bing Crosby, were very funny. He had his phony tough guy who was really a cowardly con man persona honed to perfection. For a non-Road pic, check out “The Lemon Drop Kid.”The thing I read about Hope was that he was a great live performer (I never saw him). His best work was said to be in front of audiences in theaters, state fairs, colleges. This was his real act, not the cue card-bound act that he did on all those network specials. He performed nonstop as long as he was capable, until he was nearly 90. He lived for it and they said that he would perform for the opening of a telephone booth if asked. But no matter how old he got, he didn’t want his act recorded because he always wanted it to be fresh and new for the next audience. Thus, his best work is lost forever. A friend saw him on campus in the early 1980s when Hope was about 80 years old and said he was hilarious, and far more risque than he had anticipated.