Friday, November 29, 2013

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Most of you young and old, will have heard of this song Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow..
And even if you are the wicked witch, NENEK KEBAYAN!!! your heart will melt a little on hearing this song I guess.

- A number of famous ladies singers had covered this song in the 60s to present..
from Amy Winehouse to Norah Jones.. (At the bottom of this post I link a few youtube videos of their versions).

- One of the best heavy rock band ever to grace the rock and metal stage had covered it.. though its more Ritchie Blackmore who loves it haha..
- even Ronnie James Dio had sung it when he was young and its on youtube... I guess past blog posts in this blog shows how much I adore Rainbow, all the musicians and singers that ever grace this most awesome legendary band, and the extended family tree of heavy rock that is linked to them. I really love how especially the Japanese famous rock musicians came out with all the tribute albums for this band, and even at least two specific "rest in peace" tribute cds for one of the drummers that had played for Rainbow - Cozy Powell. I had blogged about a number of these Japanese Rainbow/Cozy Powell tributes since this blog began.

Browsing thru this juicy gossip book from the local library...





This is about the late great COZY POWELL..  how he died from the road accident and the supposed reasons..





With his death, means the world will never get a Rainbow Rising classic lineup reunion.. and especially now Ronnie James Dio is no more too...
But I guess he will never be forgotten, and his name will still be talked and mentioned...




I put on Rainbow's Donington Park Monsters of Rock headlining performance from 1980 when they surprisingly played Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. This was Cozy Powell's last show with Rainbow. He left the band after this performance. Ritchie Blackmore had sacked Ronnie James Dio, and got Graham Bonnet to break into the commercial market.
On this youtube you got Don Airey who was chosen to replace Jon Lord in Deep Purple, Roger Glover..what a lineup...Actually Rainbow has all these incredible lineup of musicians and singers no matter how Ritchie Blackmore hire and fire any of them and get a replacement.
It doesn't matter... I love all the Rainbows...from the 70s to the 80s...not quite fanatic though for the Strangers In Us All line up though haha.


(33 years later from this footage, I got to reach Donington Park myself....)

one of the description was true even from the original Monsters Of Rock 1980 festival, when there is a lot of madness of all kind of rock genre music being performed on the ground, there are airplanes taking off nearby and flying on top of you...

and of course Maiden got the Spitfire flypast as their intro....






There's something about this song WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW....I mean...from the black and white old footages of The Shirelles, to Amy Winehouse, to the latest latin version that I realised had hit millions viewers on youtube and that woman can sing..., to Rainbow doing this, and to Ronnie James Dio as a young man back in the early 60s doing it...



The Shirelles version from the 1960s

Amy Winehouse version


The Ronnie and the Prophets version (Ronnie DIO before he became the Man On The Silver Mountain!!)




and lots more...

like the awesome Norah Jones version...



or this quite recent great version where this superb singer switch from English to Spanish and vice-versa.. The name is Leslie Grace

4 comments:

Rafi said...

memang nostalgia lagu ni..versi norah jones tu sedap..
versi rjd zaman teruna pun ada?heheh..

faizal abd fathi said...

banyak version dia ye....

gayour said...

ya, monster of rock memang jadi impian, angan-angan dan fantasi semua metalhead kat BolehLand nak pegi(berangan yo la!)
dulu ( lebih tiga dekat yang lalu ) gua ada layan kaset monsters of rock 80 ni(cap blackfoot - band american indian blackfoot antara line up dalam monsters 81!). lagu 'all night long 'rainbow paling happening dan sing along. mereka belasah lagu tu panjang menjela.
best gilo!

cover album 'rising' buat lobang idung gua bedarah! OUCH!

petama kali gua dengar lagu ' will u love me..' ni dari band smokie.

gua mula layan blackmore's night skrang ni bro. long live rock n roll

berteromber said...

menarik buku tu...review sikit apa lagi cerita yang ada....