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In Reply to: RE: The United States vs. Billie Holliday on Hulu..... posted by TWB on September 07, 2021 at 06:24:50
To me it is incredibly magnetic, I could listen to it for hours.
The relationship of popular stars with hard drugs is an ongoing situation, we just had a discussion with my wife a few days ago - she was insisting the classical musicians don't have that problem, at least not to the same extent. I think she is mostly right.
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There are lots of examples with violinist Eugene Fodor and heroin, Michael Tilson Thomas arrested for cocaine, Glenn Gould and many others for pills and composers like Berlioz and others for opium, Beethoven had cirrhosis, etc.
A guy walks into a bar, sees a lot of women falling all over a fairly unknown rock musician in a NYC bar. He, in a loud voice, says, "I'm the concertmaster of the NY Symphony!"
I'll leave you to picture what happens next.
where he joked about it while talking to the audience.
He referred to when he " used to stay up late for recreational purposes."
Got a Good Laugh!
Pot is not uncommon, even with Principal Players.
If there is an example of a classical music artist and drugs, I can't think of one....In other genres of music there are just too many to name.... AFA Billie Holiday goes, I prefer her songs when they are sung by other artists. Like this one....
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