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    Pop music replaces hymns at two-thirds of funerals, survey finds →

    Pop music has replaced hymns at two-thirds of British funerals, a survey from Co-operative Funeralcare has found. Pop was the number one request at more than 30,000 funerals over the past 12 months, and only 4% of mourners requested classical music.

    My Way by Frank Sinatra remained the favourite for a record seventh year running, requested at 15% of funerals. It was last usurped in 2002, by Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings.

    Adele entered the funeral music charts at number 22 with Someone Like You.

    In 2005, hymns accounted for 41% of funeral music requests, but in the past 12 months the figure has fallen to 30%.

    — 1 year ago
    #Death  #Charts  #Popularity 
    Whitney Houston fans to follow funeral on Internet →

    Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, announced Wednesday that The Associated Press will be the only video camera allowed inside at Saturday’s funeral in Newark. The AP will stream the service on http://livestream.com/aplive.

    Update:

    Millions of television and Web viewers spent time Saturday afternoon watching the funeral service for Whitney Houston, the pop music icon who died a week earlier.

    — 2 years ago
    #Death  #Fandom 
    notnoisepollution:

This Tumblr is amazing and haunting and eerie and awesome— album covers with the deceased members photoshopped out. 
(via Flavorwire » Classic Album Covers with Dead Musicians Photoshopped Out)

    notnoisepollution:

    This Tumblr is amazing and haunting and eerie and awesome— album covers with the deceased members photoshopped out. 

    (via Flavorwire » Classic Album Covers with Dead Musicians Photoshopped Out)

    (via thelistenerd)

    — 2 years ago with 10 notes
    #Album Art  #Death 
    "There are numerous ways to preserve your memory after you die: a gravestone, a scholarship, or perhaps an urn. However, a unique website offers a radically novel way to do so– as a vinyl record. And Vinyly will use the ashes of the deceased, and mix them into a batch of vinyl, which is then pressed into a run of about 30 discs. A special voice over can be added, as well as any backing sounds or music."
A Different Kind Of Vinyl Heirloom - PSFK

    "There are numerous ways to preserve your memory after you die: a gravestone, a scholarship, or perhaps an urn. However, a unique website offers a radically novel way to do so– as a vinyl record. And Vinyly will use the ashes of the deceased, and mix them into a batch of vinyl, which is then pressed into a run of about 30 discs. A special voice over can be added, as well as any backing sounds or music."

    A Different Kind Of Vinyl Heirloom - PSFK

    — 4 years ago with 2 notes
    #Music Objects  #Vinyl  #Death