The Last Ovation Podcast

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Annette Funicello was America's Sweetheart. Her fans loved her, and she loved everyone in return. A Mouseketeer for life, Annette was the Disney Queen, and she was simply "Annette". The Mickey Mouse Club Music - All rights to Walt Disney Produc
Tim Bergling created an electronica superstar named Avicii. Fans worldwide danced to his music and celebrities flocked to perform with him. Even with that popularity, though, Tim was struggling to keep going.
Luciano Pavarotti breathed new life into opera during a time when opera was being displaced. The King of High C's knew how to entertain the masses, and his songs still top the opera charts.
Susan Cabot never made it past the B-List in Hollywood. Her career was over before it had ever begun and she eventually lived a reclusive lifestyle until she was murdered at the hands of her own son.
Billie Holiday never had an easy life. From birth she had to fight her way to the top, and poverty was the only life she ever knew. And yet she remains one of America's most notable jazz performers.
Jon-Erik Hexum had it all. Good looks, a strong career and an adoring fan base. Sadly, it all came crashing down when tragedy struck on the set of his new television show.
Jim Croce was finally making it in the music world. But everything ended when a plane crash took him from us all. Luckily, his music lives on and Jim Croce will never be forgotten.
A trio of sisters from Minneapolis, The Andrews Sisters were exactly what America needed during World War II. But personal differences ripped the girls apart, shattering their professional careers. Tune in to hear their story.
Aaliyah was a young star who had the whole world at her fingertips. But one tragic flight ended her life and impacted the music world forever.
Anissa Jones was a child star who had a bright future ahead of her. That is until she suddenly realized that in Hollywood, she was a dime a dozen in the land of child actors. Tune in to hear of Anissa's promising start, tragic downfall and sudd
Della Reese was a legend, in both the musical and acting world. Having lived a life enriched with faith, love and kindness, Della Reese proved to be one in a million.
This is a Holiday Special Episode! Bing Crosby is an iconic Holiday singer. With many of his hit songs and films centered around Christmas, Bing Crosby is the next best thing to Santa Claus.
Ricky Nelson entered the world an already-made celebrity. Not knowing what life was like outside Hollywood royalty, Ricky quickly found fame as a television star, a teenage heartthrob and a musical sensation. But all of that ended, when tragedy
Robert Johnson was a man whose short life, and sudden death, are mired in legend and lore.  Did he sell his soul to the Devil in order to play a mean guitar?  In the end, that's up for you to decide.
Tormented by his childhood and raised in a house where a belt was used as a weapon, Marvin Gaye led a tumultuous life.  A legendary voice, Marvin was a soulful King.  Unable to escape his past, Marvin died at the hands of his father.  Tune in t
The Doll Family was a group of four siblings whose unique sizes meant that they were famous primarily in the circus world.  The group were able to turn their situation into a prosperous act, and they all made their mark in show business. This
Pearl Bailey was a singer, an actress, a comedienne. She was a legend on stage and in front of the cameras. Tune in as we honor Pearl by providing her with a Last Ovation.
Kim Walker had a promising career with a major role under her belt when the unthinkable happened. Unable to recover she was taken from her family, friends and fans far too soon. This bonus episode was released two weeks ago exclusively to our s
Arguably one of the best rock musicians in recent times, Michael Hutchence died a tragic death at the young age of 37. The lead singer of INXS was a tormented soul who loved too much and felt pain too deeply. Today we honor him with a Last Ovat
Sunny Johnson was an actress who finally landed her first major role. Just after the film premiered, tragedy struck and young Sunny's life was over. This bonus episode was released two weeks ago exclusively to our supporters over at
This is a very special Last Ovation.  A special guest helps honor the life and career of Jerry Goldsmith, whose timeless music has helped shape Hollywood into what it is today.  Mr. Goldsmith created 214 film scores, 47 television series and th
Edith Piaf is, and always will be, the voice of Paris.  Her songs of love, loss and sorrow remain popular, even today. Tune in as we give La Mome Piaf her Last Ovation.
A Country Music icon and an amazing singer who left us far too soon, Patsy Cline has gone down in history as one of the best voices Nashville has ever heard. Still influencing musicians, even today, Patsy Cline is a name, and a voice, we will n
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is best known as the Queen of Rock and Roll. This child prodigy turned Gospel Legend helped mold music into what we are familiar with today. Tune in as we give Sister Rosetta Tharpe a Last Ovation.
Welcome to Season Two of The Last Ovation! A tribute to musicians would not be complete without the legendary Freddie Mercury rounding out the first spot on our list. Who doesn't need a little Queen in their life? Listen to learn all about one
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