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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Music Memories

Today in Music History: February 22


Music of the 50s and 60s is legendary. There is probably hardly a day during either decade that a song did not make the charts and become one of America's favorites. Here are a few nostalgic tunes from the charts and recordings of this day February 22...

1956 - Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with
"Heartbreak Hotel."


1960 - Theme from A Summer Place lyrics were written by Mack Discant and music composed by Max Steiner for the 1959 film A Summer Place. It was the Percy Faith version which became the most popular version starting a 9-week run at No.1 on the US chart with 'Theme From A Summer Place' a No.2 hit in the UK.

 
1967 - "A Day in the Life" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, based on an original idea by Lennon, recorded on this day in 1967. It is the final track on the group's 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 



1969 - Recorded on February 22, "I want You (She's So Heavy)" is from the album Abbey Road released on September 26, 1969 in the United Kingdom and October 1, 1969 in the United States.


 1969 - Two Elvis Presley songs were recorded at American Sound Studios in Memphis, TN which continued to help pave the road to the evolution of the modern R&B. They were "Who am I?" and "In the Ghetto".



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Which do you remember?


And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...