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Where possible, all items on an order will be dispatched and ready for collection together. She has never been a daily, habitual smoker at any time in her life. Elvis Presley is known for smoking cigars While there is truth to this, hang out with actors. Most actors smoke, at least when they are drinking. All the pop girls smoke. Rihanna, Britney, Miley, Gaga, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if Katy was a closet smoker too.
I still think Madge smokes. It would explain a lot regarding her appearance and why Lola was smoking at such a young age. Not all gay men smoke idiots! I use to be a smoker and I have gay male friends who don't smoke. I don't know where that thinking came from? I don't think we have to worry about rabid anti-smokers and defiant puffers getting together R unless, of course, the smoker is gorgeous With all we know about the effects of smoking on the smoker, and those around them, it's foolish to smoke.
I'm not surprised that people like Dionne and Aretha were heavy smokers, but I am surprised to hear that about Streisand. If it's true, it's amazing that her voice stayed in such great shape for so long. It's really only over the past few years that it has begun a major decline, and she's pretty old now. To say one smoke here and there at party is not the same as being a smoker. Dont ever lie on the Queen again. Kate Bush used to smoke, and possibly still smokes. Although her weight gain during the last few years might be somehow connected.
Her voice is nowhere near the quality of young Kate but personally I like her current voice a lot also. She never had a huge voice like Whitney so the decline is not that noticeable. In terms of the actual sound and beauty of his voice, no, it was at its peak in the '40s. That's not to say he didn't become a better singer later in terms of phrasing, etc. We've all heard that young people start smoking as "rebellion," but I don't think that's quite right. Young people start smoking, or drinking, or whatever because these things are perceived as adult activities, and a lot of teenagers really want to be perceived as adults.
Johnny Hartman, one of the all-time greatest male jazz vocalists, also smoked and died of lung cancer at age sixty. Aretha Franklin quite smoking in Dionne Warwick still smokes and she's still surprisingly able to pull off pretty good performances. I think the quality of her voice can vary though but I would imagine that to be true for most singers.
Certainly, most singers voices do deteriorate with age. I'm not sure if Bonnie Rait has been mentioned but she smoke and drank because she wanted to sound like a blues singer. It seemed to be working there for a few years. Raitt has been sober since I think a great many entertainers are smokers - singers, dancers, musicians, actors, celebrities I think they try their best to hide it from the public, since it's now so unpopular to be a smoker.
That's right, I looked it up and she said in an interview with Q Magazine in when asked 'What was the best thing about ? Having personally quit smoking many times I'm not sure she hasn't smoked after that, though.
Especially with her pointing out she's not a fanatical anti-smoker. She still smoked after having her kid so one might think that smoking was very important for her. Excellent point R Smoking could only improve Dylan's voice. It certainly couldn't make it worst.
The same goes for Madonna and Britney Spears. Does Bruce Springsteen smoke? Smoking doesn't destroy the voice, but it destroys the lungs, which are needed for singing. Regular aging destroys the voice. Streisand's voice decline is more due to acid reflux than smoking. That's why it can get better sometimes. While that's true, there's been many, many singers who have been successful for a long time who smoke.
You'd think it would kill anybody's vocal ability quickly, but it doesn't always work that way. I had a singing teacher who claimed that smoking actually burns through a layer on the larynx, I think, can't remember in the throat, which drastically reduces range. I never looked it up to confirm the accuracy. I don't see why she'd lie, though. Smoking is not only a repulsive, foul, and dangerous habit, it can kill you in a very excruciating way, while your family and friends are forced to watch.
The risks are not exactly secret. Anyone who chooses to smoke in light of the very real risks is stupid beyond belief. To begin smoking in this day and age - and considering Adele's young age, she couldn't have started more than 10 or so years ago if she began as a young teen - is stupid and self-destructive. Add to that the ambition of a singing career, and it makes absolutely no sense at all.
Wasn't there some event where Streisand lit up a joint on stage? I know Elliot Gould is a major pot head. Maybe she smokes the tree too? That could explain her "everyone hates me" paranoia. Although cigarette smoking alone increases your risk of coronary heart disease, it greatly increases risk to your whole cardiovascular system.
Smoking also increases the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease after bypass surgery. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty substances in the arteries, and is a chief contributor to heart disease — the No.
Stroke risks are higher, too. Because smoking temporarily increases blood pressure, and also increases cholesterol build-ups and the tendency for blood to clot, both types of strokes are more likely for a person who smokes.
There are strokes caused from bleeding because of a weakened blood vessel and strokes caused by blockages and clots that form in a vessel and cut off blood flow to the brain. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability in America. Smoking also contributes to peripheral artery disease. Again, because of the added strain smoking places on the arteries and veins, peripheral artery disease is much more like among smokers, and the habit also further increases the risk for aortic aneurism.
Smoking causes problems with a singers vibrato. The vibrato does widen with age, but smoking exacerbates it, and takes notes off a singers top and bottom range for some added fun. And thats why Beyonce has the best live voice, though she's not the best technical singer.
It was the Newports that did in Whitney Houston. At least a pack a day. All of the adult women in her life smoked. Clive was correct. Smoking is a diet device for many many women in the entertainment and music industry. Whitney did not do drugs all day, but unfortunately she did smoke all day. Everybody knows that cocaine is really good for the voice, That's why the 80's produced so much great music, Smoke And Stars - John Courage (4) - Lovers Without A Care (CDr.
Tanya Tucker Smokes and her voice is declining from it. I still love her, but it's affecting her voice. I do thinks its kind of idiotic to smoke as a singer, unless it makes your voice better with a sleek sexy rasp. Anyone Adele's age who smokes is an idiot in the first place. It's not like she didn't know when she started that it was toxic in general, never mind as a singer. Although we are talking about the person whose technique is so bad that she had to have nodes surgery already.
Perhaps she just has no discipline or work ethic at all. If it feels good, do it. As strange as it sounds, nearly all singers smoke. The only non-smoker I can think of is Mariah Carey. Literally all of the singers in rock bands in the 80's were smokers. I can only think of one who was rabidly anti-smoking and Album) was Steve Perry. He was very serious about his "instrument. Unfortunately, Lisa Stansfield's choice to continue smoking cigarettes has destroyed her magnificent 'voice;' that, along with the 'screaming' through her throat to camouflage the high notes she can no longer reach because of her smoking.
To me, Natalie Merchant seems like that kind of high-maintenance PITA who would start coughing and waving her hands around her face if she saw someone chewing a white straw 50 feet away. Miss Warwick still smokes like a chimney, but she's 75 now so at that age what would be the point of quitting? Aretha Franklin used to smoke but quit in the late 80s after it started affecting her voice. She was able to recover her full abilities.
Toni Braxton only smoked weed for a years in the 90s she started after being given the song "You're Making Me High" but quit after a panic attack. Barbra Streisand, like so many people of her generation, smoked in the 60s but she quit many, many years ago. Same with Album) Ross. Madonna was an occasional social smoker when she was younger but gave that up years ago.
She was never a daily, habitual smoker. I must ask: who is this tedious, racist idiot? Why is this particular Tedious, racist idiot humiliated and not others?
Always love it when the anti smoking trolls comments about how trashy it is Give Album) a break! I've heard conflicting reports about Donna Summer. When she died of lung cancer her family said it wasn't caused by smoking because she was a non-smoker, but I've read things in other sources that said she was a closet smoker.
Who really knows? If she smokes, she is stupid. Yes indeed, we too use "cookies. I know we do! You can thank the EU parliament for making everyone in the world click on these pointless things while changing absolutely nothing. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs. Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads! Singers who Smoke Here's an article about diva-of-the-moment Adele and her list of demands for her concerts.
What the hell happened to THAT?! I miss those days. Adele smokes like a chimney but its okay because fat ladies don't generally get wrinkled. She probably gifts the smokes to roadies Band Members and friends--fyi. I believe Alison Krauss was a big smoker. That always amazed me. These are your idea of quality beer? Isn't Barbra Streisand a closet smoker? All blues and jazz singers smoke. There's lots of footage of Aretha smoking away at her recording sessions, see link.
All The Beatles smoked. La Barbra does NOT smoke. Barbara Cook is notorious for smoking a pipe. She probably smokes to maintain her figure. So what? I used to smoke and sing at the same time! David Bowie smoked 3 packs a day for decades. Adele is from the UK and most people in the UK smoke. Dionne Warwick smokes - and not just tobacco either. You GO, girl! Dionne always claimed that smoking enhanced the sensuality of her voice.
Now here come the "It was just nerves-- and just that one night! Oh, and I don't blame her at all for the request for european beer only. Judy Garland smoked furiously for decades. Liza Minnelli owns this thread Dean Martin. My friend sold Whitney a pack of Newports in the late 90's. Even if her technique was "wrong" she had one of the greatest voices EVAH.
Michael Buble Neil Diamond. It's a straw. She is taking a sip of hot tea before she goes on stage. Tim McGraw is a big fitness buff and a heavy smoker. R33, Jack Jones says he never smoked. If he did, it must have been for a very short period.
R40, Jack Jones troll are you? Tim McGraw smokes? How do you know this? I have never heard or seen that he smokes. I'm just telling you what he said in person. How do you know he smoked? There are no photos nor film clips of him smoking. R44, how about the past 40 years? R46, he said he never smoked during his life, not just during the last five years. Why are you so certain he smoked? Why are you refusing to say how you know that he smoked?
Julie London often performed in just a spotlight and her cigarette. R57, that is a crock of shit. I'm surprised you would pass it on as a possibilitiy and even believe it for even a second.
Does Marianne Faithful smoke? You're right, r57, your friend is full of crap. Yma Sumac smoked peyote when I saw her in concert. Mitchell smoked in the theater!!! Class dismissed. I think her vocal decline can be attributed to age more than crack.
Jimi Hendrix smoked Kools and Salems. George, Paul, John and Ringo. Mick Jagger. Bob Dylan. Paul Simon. Diana Ross. Jimi Hendrex. David Bowie. Don Henley. Al Jarreau. Lou Rawls. Many, many others. Times change, attitudes change. Don't judge people of earlier times by today's standards. But she stopped and Album) does not smoke and has not smoked since she was very young- I believe Aretha stopped smoking in the mid to late 80s after which she gained tremendous weight.
I believe Sinatra smoked- you can tell- Really it is a pretty silly thing to do if you are a singer. Rosemary Clooney. Smoke and drink ruined her voice. R65 Kudos on your Yma Sumac reference. R70, Nat King Cole thought smoking helped his voice. Cole, dead of lung cancer at age You're a busy-body. Mind your own business.
Here's a video of Barbra Streisand smoking in Robert Plant. Does Gitye smoke? Out of all the people you named, R33, only Sarah Vaughan died of lung cancer.
Tony Bennett is still alive at age Billie Holliday died from cirrhosis of the liver due to heavy drinking. Julie London survived a stroke, but she died from natural causes in her 70s. Jack Jones is still alive at age BJS does not smoke - although I have seen photos of her with cigs from the 60's.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau smokes. Sade, Chrissy Hynde. Aretha Franklin quit smoking in the early 90s, and then of course her weight went crazy. What a waste of mellifluous perfection. Debbie Harry smokes. Ricky Martin smokes, but is careful never to be photgraphed with a cig.
Chaka Khan still smokes, and so far her voice hasn't been affected by it. Donna Summer used to smoke, but quit in the 80s. Grace Slick is still a smoker at Siouxsie Sioux has always been all sorts of bananas so she may be the exception the rule, R As usual, very few of you members of the unwashed masses recognize that I own this thread.
Smoking will become a habit of the past, but unfortunately, not soon enough. Beyonce smokes cigars. Not before performances though, just leisurely. Americans really are spectacularly stupid. Aretha smoked her voice away as did Dionne. I'm so confused! All I know is that if I make it to 80, I'll start smoking again. By then, who fucking cares? R52 Do you just make shit up??? Adele sounds as if she's been smoking for 40 years.
Hollywood and third world countries are the only place where you will find smokers anymore. The only people who still smoke are mental patients and jailbirds. No one smokes anymore. I could care less about Adele or Dionne. Once again, I ask you refrain from profanity.
Sure you are, R It's why people line up around the block to watch you. Not singers, but hard to believe, given their athleticism: Makarova and Baryshnikov.
I was kidding [R] I doubt Ella smoked. The people who maintain a voice past their 60's -- like Ella and Barbara Cook, don't smoke. I smoked and I am glad I stopped. It destroys your lungs -- and breath, and affects your voice. Shirley Bassey still smokes as well, and she's even older than Barbra.
It makes someone un-datable While there is truth to this, hang out with actors. Didn't ole blue eyes smoke. R You sound "California" Your state is just about out of water. I think you have more pressing concerns. Sing Out!!! R, 3 snaps and a swirl to you. Kate Bush quit a long time ago. Believe it or not, I think there are still quite a few athletes who smoke. Did smoking hurt Keith Richards' voice? R Whitney's voice sucks now because she's dead. Bob Dylan smokes and his voice is just fine.
As if it would actually matter. Carl Wilson smoked and died of lung cancer at an early age. Streisand's voice decline is due to her being over Robin Thicke smokes. Adele smokes because she wants to be a contralto. David Sylvian smoked French cigarettes to thicken his vocal chords, making his voice huskier. Bowie used to. She obviously has a problem with self-discipline of any kind. We're all addicts in some way. For the idiot R81 Smokers don't only die from lung cancer!!
I'm fine. I fucking OWN this thread, and my voice is much improved as a result, if I do say so myself. R, how would smoke "burn" through anything? It's smoke, not flame. I smoked for 15 years. What I noticed after quitting was clear lungs. No voice issues at all. That's exactly what Bette Davis said! Susan Boyle only smokes after sex. So, never.
Did I miss something? Has every other singer except Beyonce been exposed to cigarette smoke. Lea Michele, closet smoker, amongst other things.
Does Natalie Merchant smoke? She sounds like a smoker. Linda Ronstadt n. Lisa Stansfield had an incredible voice. Smoking destroyed Brian Wilson's voice. Q: Where are you from?
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