It should be no surprise to any music aficionado – or anyone on the planet for that matter – that Adele received 6 Grammy nominations last night, including the most prestigious awards. And this young artist is a mere 23…
Who were her influences? Well growing up in London, she had many – but one moment she says inspired her the most is when she saw Pink in concert.
There are so many wonderful music-related venues in England, that Adele’s nominations and success reminded me of a London trip where I visited Abbey Road, the most famous music studio in the world, home to the Beatles.
Nothing special to see… no music to be heard… but I had a fun little glimpse of history, and imagines the Beatles walking up to the door. One of their album covers was shot right outside. It did inspire me to buy the “Let it Be” sheet music for the piano, so I did get something more out of it.
All of this reminded me of a Frommer’s article called “A Music Lovers Guide to Britain.” Here is the link. It mentions everything from spending a day in Liverpool… to visiting a dinosaur of a record store. http://www.frommers.com/slideshow/?group=701
In the meantime, I am going to go back to enjoying Adele…and hoping her voice heals after surgery so there will be more from this incredible talent. It is rare that you can download an entire album and like 90% of the songs.
Although “Rolling in the Deep” garnered most of her Grammy nominations, “Someone Like You” is not to be missed. At the tender age of 23 it sounds as if she’s had her share of heartbreaks.
“Nothing compares, no worries or cares… regrets and mistakes they’re memories made…who would have known how bittersweet this would taste? Nevermind I’ll find someone like you. “
…… Soulful crooning, deep lyrics, and powerful voice.
Check it out: