Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh folk singer. She is best known as one of the first musicians to sign to The Beatles' Apple label and for her 1968 single "Those Were The Days", a Top 10 hit single in both the UK and the USHopkin was born in Pontardawe, Wales into a Welsh-speaking family and her father worked as a housing officer. She took weekly singing lessons as a child and began her musical career as a folk singer with a local group called the Selby Set and Mary. She released an EP of Welsh language songs for a local record label called Cambrian, based in her home town, before signing to The Beatles' Apple Records.
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On "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun. , 9 p. m. EST on TLC) Mary's hoarding had gotten so out of control that she was in danger of losing her home after city code inspectors condemned it.
Johannesberg-based fast food chain Nando's is known for two things: its spicy peri-peri chicken and its racy commercials. AdAge has praised the company before for having "established a consistent identity of cheekiness" with its irreverent takes on up-to-the-minute political topics in its TV commercials and billboards. But the chain's newest series of ads, collectively called "Last Dictator Standing," are so extreme in their irreverence that some are saying that Nando's has finally gone too far.
Digital news today from EMI and Apple Records. No, it’s not the Beatles. That would make too much sense and deprive us of writing the same story repeatedly. But fans of James Taylor, Billy Preston, Badfinger and some of the other artists who recorded for the Beatles’ label should be pleased.