VH1’S “100 GREATEST ONE HIT WONDERS OF THE ‘80s”
CELEBRATES THE MOST ADDICTIVE SONGS OF THE DECADE
Featuring our own BERTIE HIGGINS
(the crowd goes wild).
Bertie's NEW CD was just released... more info here..
PREMIERES ON VH1 BEGINNING WITH FIRST TWO HOURS ON
TUESDAY, MARCH 31- FRIDAY, APRIL 3 AT 10PM* EACH NIGHT
Hosted by comedian and “30 Rock” star, Judah Friedlander
NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 23, 2009 – VH1’s “The Greatest” countdown is back with its latest installment, the “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The ‘80s,” premieres on VH1 beginning with the first two hours on Tuesday, March 31 – Friday, April 3 at 10PM* each night. VH1 is inviting viewers to put on their leg warmers, put down that Rubik’s Cube that has yet to be solved, and reminisce to the time when it was all so simple. A time when everyone had “Pac Man Fever” and did the "Safety Dance," when we played Atari until our fingers fell off, and when it was cool to rock out to hair bands that were the gods of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. VH1 is saluting these one hit wonders of the 80s, because let’s face it, without them, whose songs would we drunkenly slur during karaoke at the bar?
Each new episode of “VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s” will premiere on VH1 beginning with the first two hours on...
Tuesday, March 31 - Friday, April 3 at 10PM* each night.
VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s” will also premiere on VH1 Classic on...
Monday, April 13 – Friday, April 17 at 10PM* each night.
Hosted by comedian and “30 Rock” star, Judah Friedlander, this five-part special turns back the hands of time with a humorous yet tasteful approach to the era that brought songs that we can’t get out of our head… no matter how hard we try. VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s” features unforgettable video clips, footage and performances, plus exclusive, new interviews with the decade’s best one-hit wonders – Stacey Q, Animotion, Musical Youth, Frank Stallone, Georgia Satellites, E.U., The Mary Jane Girls, Vixen, Nu Shooz, and Allana Myles, Thomas Dolby, Kajagoogoo, Bow Wow Wow, Toni Basil, A Flock of Seagulls and many more.
VH1.com users weighed in by voting on their favorite one hit wonders over the past month. 80s music fans can go to VH1.com for extensive music playlists and outtakes from the show.
VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ‘80s” is a production of VH1. Hilary Spiegelman is Series Producer, and Bernie Kaminski and Shelly Tatro will serve as Executive Produces for VH1.
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Bertie Higgins releases new CD entitled ‘Captiva’
By JANE BRICKLEY, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The great, great grandson of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famed German intellectual and writer who authored "Faust" and innumerable key works of German literature, singer/songwriter Bertie Higgins, has inherited his ancestor's natual ability and passion for storytelling.
Growing up in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Higgins began honing his gift for music as a young boy, performing with his high school band and eventually signed on as drummer with the Tommy Roe band, The Roemans.
During his career as a travelling drummer, Higgins had the opportunity to tour the world, opening for bands like The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Roy Orbison - just to name a few.
Higgins soon grew tired of the road and decided to work on staking his own claim in the industry he loved so much.
What resulted were several fortuitous meetings with some of the best musical minds in the business, a chart-topping single called "Key Largo" and a multi-platinum album.
Since then, Higgins has released nine more "trop rock" albums and garnered a huge international fan following. In recent years, Higgins has been busy touring the world with his talented group of musicians, The Band of Pirates.
But Higgins is much more than a musician. He's also the father of four children, a dedicated conservationist, philanthropist and an accomplished screenwriter.
Higgins' second feature film, "Poker Run," which he also wrote, was recently picked up by Showtime and will air in December.
Higgins' latest release, "Captiva," is his 10th album and features some of his favorite songs, both original and other classics, performed in Higgins' signature "trop rock" style.
"It just seemed like it was time to go back in the studio and do what I do for a living, make records," Higgins said. "I draw my inspiration from everyday life, what I do, what happens in my life life, everyday. A lot of it comes from that."
"I've had a very interesting time doing what I do. Now we're shooting feature films," he added, noting that he's beginning work on a third film.
You can find out more about Bertie Higgins, his music and upcoming projects at www.BertieHiggins.com