My name is Matthew. I live in Lancashire, England. I have a degree in History from the University of Liverpool. I like photography, music and french bread. I am 23 years young and ageing. All my creative attempts are collected here.
Part of the mystery and terror of the Chernobyl disaster is the invisibility of the threat. The explosion at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin nuclear power plant released more radiation than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and one might never know they were being poisoned until months, even years later. Veteran photographer Gerd Ludwig’s spent 20 years photographing the area, chronicling the ongoing consequences of the radioactive release.
On this day in music history: April 12, 1965 - “Dance Party”, the third album by Martha & The Vandellas is released. Produced by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland and William “Mickey” Stevenson, it is recorded at Motown Studio A in Detroit, MI from Mid - Late 1964. The third full length release from the Motown vocal trio consists mostly of uptempo dance tracks. The album includes several of the groups best known and loved songs including “Dancing In The Street” (#2 Pop), “Nowhere To Run” (#8 Pop, #5 R&B), “Wild One” (#34 Pop, #11 R&B) and fan favorite “Motoring” (also released as the B-side of “Nowhere To Run). The album has been in and out of print over the years, being released on CD in the mid 80’s in the US, then again during 90’s as a UK import (paired as 2fer CD with their 1966 album Watchout!), and in 2008 by Lilith Records. Most recently, “Dance Party” was reissued on vinyl by audiophile label Speakers Corner in 2009, marking the first time that it has been available in the format since the early 80’s. “Dance Party” will peak at number one hundred thirty-nine on the Billboard Top 200.
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