Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 1936: "Gone to the wind" is published





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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

1941: DiMaggio passes 41 and 42 on the way to 56





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Monday, June 28, 2010

1948: The Berlin Airlift & President Truman




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Saturday, June 26, 2010

1956: The US interstate highway system is born




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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 1964: The Dixie Cups and "Chapel of love" was # 1 this week


"The chapel of love" is one of the most popular songs ever recorded.  It was # 1 this week in 1964.  It was also the only big hit by The Dixie Cups

The young women were were sisters Barbara Ann (20) & Rosa Lee Hawkins (19) plus cousin Joan Marie Johnson (also 19).  They didn't record a lot of hits but "Chapel of Love" is a pop classic.  

You can hear the song in movie soundtracks and oldies stations all over.  My guess is that kids will enjoy this song 100 years from now.

The girls had a second hit called "People say".  It wasn't as big or memorable but still fun to listen to.

Click to hear "The Chapel of Love".

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

June 1967: Another anniversary for Sgt Pepper

It was "a ton of years ago today Sgt Pepper taught the band to play".....

Before "Sgt Peppers", we used to buy 45's and an LP here and then.  Sgt Peppers made buying LP's a little different.   Sgt Pepper was the first concept LP.  It was the first time that we bought an LP to listen to every song rather than stereo versions of our favorite singles.

Sgt Pepper may have been the most consequential Beatles' LP.  However, it is not tops on my list.  My favorite Beatles' albums are Revolver and Rubber Soul.  (Add "Yesterday and today" in the US).

I think that the period between "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby" was # 1 for me.  From the beauty of "Norwegian Wood" to "Tomorrow never knows", it was my favorite Beatles period. 

Sgt Peppers was actually OK.  I just don't think that the songs were as good as the aforementioned LP's.  At the same time, people are entitled to whatever opinion they want to have when it comes to pop songs.   Nobody is ever right or wrong when it comes to pop music.  (I regret that they didn't include "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Sgt Pepper.....but that's the way it goes.)

Click for "Lucy in the sky with diamonds", my favorite song from Sgt Peppers.    John does the lead vocals and Paul comes in on the chorus.

This song reminds me of my English teacher.  She loved these lyrics.  "Good poetry" she used to say.  She was this gorgeous 20-something teacher who was a favorite of every boy in school.  It was "cool" to have an English teacher who appreciated The Beatles.  She was right about these lyrics. They are great.



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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Happy anniversary to Sgt Pepper's




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Time flies and it was anniversary that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play.

Looking back, it was not their best album.  In other words, I actually prefer the music recorded between Rubber Soul & Revolver plus 45's like "Paperback Writer"/"Rain".  Nevertheless, Sgt Pepper had an impact beyond music, such as "the concept album" or the unusual cover or the lyrics on the back.



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