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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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Melody is Memory

Today in Music History: April 28


Every day is a day of music. Whether a song makes the charts as a #1 hit, a new song is released or recordings take place for future announcements, music is in the air. Today is no exception as we span four decades from the 40s through the 80s. 

Charts...


1946, Perry Como's "Prisoner Of Love" hits #1.


1958, "Witch Doctor" by David Seville topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks.

1979, "Heart of Glass" by Blondie topped the charts and stayed there for a week.


1987, The Art Of Excellence by Tony Bennett becomes the first album to be initially released on CD instead of the traditional vinyl format.

Releases...


1964, Elvis Presley, "Viva Las Vegas"

1967, Elvis Presley, "Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)"

1969, Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority (Chicago I)


Recordings...


1940, Glenn Miller, "Pennsylvania 6-5000"










1960, Elvis Presley: "Big Boots," "What's She Really Like?," "Pocketful of Rainbows," "Wooden Heart"


1966: The Beatles, "Eleanor Rigby"

 







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