Did Michael tell Donny to Change his Name?

Did Michael tell Donny to Change his Name?

What do popular music stars do when their career is on the wane?

They change their name and assume another identity, of course.

The following is the story of a famous child singing star, who, during the era of the late 1970’s, discovered his formerly sterling career had come to an abrupt end.

But luckily, serendipity struck, allowing for a fellow music industry colleague to offer him a brilliant solution to his career crippling problem.

After taking valuable advice from a star with a name everyone is certain to readily recognize, this former teen idol decided to do the only thing possible to save his foundering popularity: adopt a catchy pseudonym and adopt a newly minted image to become one of MTV’s biggest stars during the era of the 1980’s.

Before deciding to act upon the sage advice, this former teen idol, for a brief four-year period, also co-hosted a popular television variety hour with his well-known sibling, who also went on to assume the identity of another popular singing star.

Stay tuned folks, because this story is certain to be a thriller! Continue reading “Did Michael tell Donny to Change his Name?”

This is how American idols are made

“In the future, everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” – Andy Warhol, while appearing in a program featuring an exhibition of his work at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden in 1968.

For many, the concept of fame is at once elusive, and yet simultaneously, insatiable and beguiling – to be loved, adored, and admired by millions of strangers – to the extent those in dogged pursuit are willing to sacrifice their priceless integrity for its treasures of material spoils.

In the post-modern age, one finds that the concept of fame has been compromised, not so much predicated on meretricious achievement, but rather, considerably more superficial and ulterior factors.

With this installment, one shall feature a demonstrative, but brief portrait, of an individual whose quixotic pursuit and rather unlikely eclipse of glorious fame, however short-lived, was no doubt manufactured for reasons other than inherent talents.  Continue reading “This is how American idols are made”