So many memories, so much music! This walk down memory lane will take some time, so kick back, relax and just enjoy iconic tunes: rockin' in the 50s, rollin' in the spirit of the 60s, groovin' with sounds stuck in the 70s, dancin' to the best of the 90s on into the 21st century.
Life without music is life without a voice!
Embrace the Past...
|1959, Buddy Holly
was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Paul Anka song 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'. A No.1 hit six weeks after Holly's death.|
|1961, Del Shannon
started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Runaway',
also a No.1 in the UK. Del was the first person to have a hit with a
Beatles song in the US with his version of 'From Me To You'.|
manager Brian Epstein won the 'star prize' of an album when he had his
letter published in UK music weekly 'Melody Maker' informing its readers
that Paul McCartney played lead guitar on 'Ticket To Ride'.|
|1965, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Game Of Love', a No. 2 hit in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana the Elvis Presley drummer. Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.|
|1968, Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single 'What A Wonderful World / Cabaret'. At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a UK No.1.|
|1971, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with '4 Way Street'.|
|1972, John Lennon's controversial single, 'Woman Is the Nigger of the World' was released in the US. The song peaked at No.57, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. Yoko Ono said the phrase during a magazine interview in 1967 and Lennon later explained that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.|
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...