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During the 1980’s, New York City-based singer-songwriter Willie Nile released two albums on Arista, "Willie Nile" and "Golden Down," and toured with The Who during one of their reunion tours across the U.S. Arista Records was founded in 1975 by Clive Davis, and named after his secondary school honor society. ... The Who are a British rock band that first came to prominence in the 1960s. ...


The New York Times rock critic Robert Palmer said "he is one of the... singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene..." His fans are known to liken him to "a one-man Clash" as well as "the next Bob Dylan." His Columbia Records CD "Places I Have Never Been," contained the songs "Everybody Needs A Hammer" and "Heaven Help The Lonely," and his "Hard Times In America" EP became a favorite among some listeners in Europe. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists in many languages and his live performances are enjoyed by his fans. For information on the popular 20th century British vocalist by the same name, see Robert Palmer (British singer). ... The Clash was a British punk rock group that existed from 1976 to 1985. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet whose enduring contributions to American song are often compared, in fame and influence, to those of Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and Hank Williams. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ...


Born (1949) Robert Noonan in Buffalo, New York, his early years were greatly influenced by the music of Buddy Holly. Nile has recorded and performed with Roger McGuinn, Richard Thompson, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, and Barenaked Ladies. A live Central Park concert, "Willie Nile-Archive Alive," was released on Archive Recordings, and Willie was one of the vocalists on the ensemble album, "Largo," along with Joan Osborne, Cyndi Lauper, Levon Helm, The Chieftans, Taj Mahal and Carole King. Another recent project found Nile writing and performing most of the songs for the soundtrack to the memorable Kevin McLaughlin film, "Pinch Me!" Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ... James Roger McGuinn (born July 13, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, who was born as James Joseph McGuinn III in Chicago, Illinois. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles. ... Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, aka Elvis Costello. ... Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park (, ) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ... Largo has multiple definitions and can mean: In musical notation, largo means the music is to be played at a slow tempo An album called Largo which pays tribute to said type of music featuring contributions by Joan Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper. ...


In 1999 Nile released something called "Beautiful Wreck Of The World," on River House Records. The recording has been included on some reviewers’lists, including Jim Bessman of Billboard Magazine. A "Beautiful Wreck" song is called "On The Road To Calvary", which Willie wrote in memory of singer Jeff Buckley. Lucinda Williams - perhaps after a few too many, called it "One of the most, if not the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard". An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... Jeff Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), born Jeffrey Scott Buckley and raised as Scottie Jeffrey Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter. ...


"Beautiful Wreck Of The World" marks the beginning of a chapter in the career of this American songwriter.


References

  • Robert Palmer, New York Times, July 29, 1978

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During the 1980’s, New York City-based singer-songwriter Willie Nile released two albums on Arista, "Willie Nile" and "Golden Down," and toured with The Who during one of their reunion tours across the U.S. The New York Times rock critic Robert Palmer said "he is one of the...
Nile has recorded and performed with Roger McGuinn, Richard Thompson, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, and Barenaked Ladies.
A live Central Park concert, "Willie Nile-Archive Alive," was released on Archive Recordings, and Willie was one of the vocalists on the ensemble album, "Largo," along with Joan Osborne, Cyndi Lauper, Levon Helm, The Chieftans, Taj Mahal and Carole King.
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