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  1. Dutch Music Legends Focus Release New Album "Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon" Out NowRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | Mi2n

    Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.glassonyonpr.com London, UK - Dutch music legends Focus are known around the world for their iconic albums, including the hits HOCUS POCUS, SYLVIA and HOUSE OF THE KING. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences.

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  2. Hocus Pocus, The Crazy 1971 Focus Song That Pairs Yodeling With a Prog Rock BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Laughing Squid

    In 1971, the incredibly talented Dutch progressive rock band Focus recorded " Hocus Pocus ", their most well-known, if not eccentric song. The song featured the incredible yodel, scat and whistle stylings of vocalist, keyboardist and flautist Thijs van Leer melding in perfectly with Jann Akkerman 's effortlessly brilliant guitar and that of drummer Pierre van der Linden .

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  3. Seymour Stein on the Future of the Music Biz: India and China are 'Going to Explode'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Billboard

    ... of Vinyl after Burman mentioned that Mascot is Dutch. Vinyl has been using 1971's "Hocus Pocus" from Dutch group Focus released on Sire. "They're using it a lot in that horrible Vinyl show. Everyone that's in the room that was around during those ...

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  4. Final LSMS announcement of local favorites Hoey and FarrenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Home

    ... back to 1987, when he auditioned to be a part of Ozzy Osbourne's band. In the early '90s, his cover of the '70s hit by Focus, "Hocus Pocus" became a mainstay on rock radio stations like WAAF. He's contributed music to the movies "Office Space" and ...

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  5. Behind the music on "Vinyl": Elvis enters the building,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Salon

    "Focus," says Andrea Zito as she walks into the American Century Recordings conference room. "They're playing Wollman next week."

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  6. David M'ore puts on a guitar clinic on 'Passion Soul and Fire'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Examiner.com

    ... but notice that the guitar riff in Johan Sebastian Blues sounds a lot like the guitar in the mad hit "Hocus Pocus" by Focus . Another obvious example is a cover of Deep Purple's "Mistreated", which closes the album. You can't really say that M'ore ...

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  7. FocusRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Plymouth Evening Herald

    Classic rock Dutch-style as these unlikely '70s chart toppers reform to bring their virtuoso Hammonds, flutes and yodelling back to the stage.

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  8. 53 Forgotten Guitar Greats and Unsung Heroes | VIDEORead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Guitar Player

    ... by blues and rock and roll. That was definitely the case with Dutch virtuoso Akkerman, whose thrilling performance on Focus' classic instrumental "Hocus Pocus" ( Moving Waves , 1971)-as well as his signature sounds crafted by a volume pedal, a ...

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  9. Ariana Grande's grandma predicted American Music Awards winRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | ContactMusic.com

    ... y who are here tonight. I owe a lot of this to my Nonna!'' She also made her first televised performance of her track 'Focus', during which she asked a lucky member of the audience to remove one of her gloves with his teeth.

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  10. Watch Who Is Fancy's new video 'Boys Like You'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... joyed a PDA-packed performance of "Marvin Gaye" with pal Charlie Puth, while Grande did a rendition of her new single "Focus" and took home the favorite female pop/rock artist hardware.

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  11. AMAs: Ariana Grande Gets Teary Thanking Grandmother In Heartfelt Acceptance SpeechRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | HollywoodLife

    ... and danced with her during the show. Plus, Nonna got to watch her granddaughter rock the stage for her performance of "Focus," which had to make for quite the proud moment! On the way home from their special night together, Ariana captured some ...

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  12. VIDEO: Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande Team Up with Who Is Fancy for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | People

    ... joyed a PDA-packed performance of "Marvin Gaye" with pal Charlie Puth, while Grande did a rendition of her new single "Focus" and took home the favorite female pop/rock artist hardware.

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  13. Ariana Grande Gives Debut Performance Of 'Focus' At AMAsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | WASH-FM

    Ariana Grande channelled her inner showgirl for her debut performance of "Focus" on Sunday night at the 2015 American Music Awards. For the performance, a non-ponytail wearing Ariana initially offered the crowd a retro version of the dance cut, before awkwardly finding her way behind a curtain and revealing a whole new set, which slightly resembled her "Focus" visual.

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  14. VIDEO: Ariana Grande Performs TV Debut of New Single 'Focus' on AMA'sRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Ariana Grande performed the global television debut of her new single "Focus" at last night's "2015 American Music Awards," on ABC. Watch a clip from the performance below! Ariana Grande performed for the first time on the AMA stage in 2013 and took home the title of New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl's.

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  15. Ariana Grande's cute date for the AMAs revealed - her grannyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Hellomagazine.com

    ... evening into a family affair as she took her grandmother as her date. The pop princess was performing her new hit Focus on stage and had dear Nonna bopping along in the audience. When it was time to collect her award for Favourite Female Artist ...

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  16. Ariana Grande lets her hair down to perform new song Focus at American Music AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Ariana Grande FINALLY lets her hair down and ditches signature ponytail to perform television debut of new song Focus at American Music Awards But Ariana Grande ditched her trademark hairdo and let her tresses fall down in romantic curls as she performed her new song Focus for the first time on television at the American Music Awards on Sunday. The 22-year-old channelled old Hollywood as she stepped onto stage, glammed up from head-to-toe in a glittering cream-hued dress and long, white gloves.

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  17. AMAs 2015: Ariana Grande's Grandmother Steals the ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | ETonline

    ... win." Grande switched up her hairstyle twice during the show, rocking curly, loose locks during her performance of "Focus" and a chic top knot for her acceptance speech. In late October, after debuting a platinum 'do in her "Focus" music video, ...

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  18. Ariana Grande breaks down in tears as she takes to the stage at the American Music AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... of this to my Nonna!" Following the touching tribute, the starlet took to the stage again to perform her latest track Focus - the first single off her forthcoming album Moonlight. Although this was Ariana's first televised performance of the song, ...

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  19. Pop star also took home the award for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | 92.5 KISS FM

    Ariana Grande channelled her inner showgirl for her debut performance of "Focus" on Sunday night at the 2015 American Music Awards. For the performance, a non-ponytail wearing Ariana offered up the crowd a retro version of the dance cut, before awkwardly finding her way behind a curtain and revealing a whole new set, which slightly resembled her "Focus" video set.

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  20. Nicki Minaj, Weeknd, 1D win at AMAs; Grande, Stefani performRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | The Gazette

    ... Harmony and Rebel Wilson sang as Demi Lovato was in strong form with "Confident"; and Gomez sang as Grande performed "Focus" in a shimmery number. The performance that got the most attention, though, was Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth's. The ...

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