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Lola (ver. 1) by Douglas Davis - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Lola" is a song written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks which details a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite he meets in a Soho club in London. Released in June 1970, the single was taken from the album Kinks part 1: Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround and reached #2 in the UK charts and #9 in the US. It was ranked 422nd on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is famous for its C-D-E power riff. In the book The Kinks: The Official Biography, Ray Davies says that he was inspired to write this song after the band manager Robert Wace had spent the night dancing with a transvestite. Davies said, “ I remembered an incident in a club... in his apartment Robert Wace had been dancing with this black woman, and he said, ‘I’m really on to a thing here.’ And it was okay until we left at six in the morning and then I.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Douglas Davis is an American artist, theorist, critic, teacher, and writer born in 1933 in Washington, D.C.. For his early video work in the 1970s he is considered one of the pioneers of video art. Davis Was Born April 11, 1933 in Washington, D.C. Douglas Davis is an artist who specializes in making new media turn inside out—that is, do what it's not supposed to do (he makes video touch you, prints speak, the InterNet lie down in your lap like a puppy). He is also known as a pioneer in "long-distance art," most of all live satellite video and now streaming video theater on the Web. He gorges on advanced and traditional technology, including interactive websites, intercontinental performances linking "real" and "virtual" sources, high-density volumetric imagery, video-casting/installations, printmaking, drawing, and photography, as well as post-minimal "objects" and installations.. He has also used ancient, peeling paper, film, radio, and vintage stereopticons. In 1977, at the opening of documenta 6, alongside Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys, Douglas Davis took part in one of the first international satellite telecasts with his live performance.
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