Stories about Our Christmas Songs

By | Dec 11, 2017

When should Christmas music be started to played for the Holidays? One thought is after Halloween, another is as soon as the weather starts turning colder (living in Maryland this would be around Mid-October) but for most that time starts just after Thanksgiving. We all know and love the following songs, but did you know […]

The Voice of Christmas

By | Dec 9, 2017

When one thinks about Christmas and all of the songs and the artists who have recorded them, the one person who nearly everyone thinks about is Bing Crosby and “White Christmas”. He has even been called the Voice of Christmas. And it’s hard not to agree with this fact. Although nearly every generation has a […]

The End of The Summer of Love

By | Oct 7, 2017

The summer of 1967 is commonly known as the Summer of Love. In the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, thousands of young people from all over the world united for a new social experience. The result, the hippie counterculture movement came into public awareness. Scott McKenzie in May 1967 released the John Phillip’s penned song […]

The Family

By | Aug 10, 2017

During first days of August of 1969 many young Americans were in the planning stages to attend the music festival in Woodstock New York that would begin in mid month. But in Los Angeles during the early hours of August 9th and then again in late hours of the same day and into August 10th, […]

Music, The Brothers Gibb and 1977-78

By | Jul 30, 2017

In a 53 week period from July 30, 1977 to July 29, 1978 The Brothers Gibb (The Bee Gees, brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin, or their younger brother Andy) held the Number 1 spot for 31 weeks. July 30 – August 13 and September 17, 1977 (4) “I Just Want to be Your Everything” – […]

The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band”

By | Jun 1, 2017

1.    The 8th Beatles’ Album Sgt, Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was release in England on June 1, 1967 and in the United States on the next day.  However as early as May 26 the album was available at some music stores in London, England.  The Album was recorded between December 1966 and April 1967 […]

The Original Dixieland Jass Band

By | Feb 26, 2017

Have you been wondering who released the first Dixieland Jazz record? You don’t have to look any farther. The answer to that would be the Original Dixieland Jass Band. They recorded the song Livery Stable Blues and Dixie Jass Band One Step on February 26, 1917 for the Victor Talking Machine Company. The Original Dixieland […]

Ghost Riders in The Sky

By | Feb 16, 2017

The song Ghost Riders in The Sky was written in 1948 by Stan Jones (1914-1963) while he was working in Death Valley for the National Park Service. During that summer he was assigned to the movie crew that was filming The Walking Hills as a technical adviser. He would play his songs for them while […]

The Schnozzola

By | Feb 10, 2017

Nearly everyone knows him as the voice of the narrator of the classic Christmas cartoon Frosty the Snowman. Jimmy Durante was the voice and at the time he was near the end of a career that lasted for nearly 70 years. James Francis Durante was born on February 10, 1893 in Brooklyn, New York. Durante […]

The Day the Music Died?

By | Feb 3, 2017

It really wasn’t the day that the music died, although it may have been the end of an era. On that day three of Rock and Roll’s young stars (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, the Big Bopper) were involved in an early morning plane crash. The day was February 3, 1959 and happened […]

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