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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 14, 2014

Music & Memory

Today in Music History: April 14th:

1922 - Jeanette Vreeland sang the first radio concert from an airplane as she flew over New York City. Jeannette Vreeland's intelligent interpretation and the stylistic delivery of her excellent soprano voice are documented on Victor records, for which she recorded exclusively. 
(Connecting link dates this event as April 22, but it is believed this is a crossover with the year.)

Jeanette Vreeland
1969 - The recording of The Beatles first stereo single 'The Ballad Of John and Yoko' took place, with just two Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Paul played bass, drums and piano with John on guitars.

Yoko Ono, John Lennon, & Paul McCartney
1968 Beatles Photos

1971 - The Illinois Crime Commission issued a list of 'drug-oriented records' including Jefferson Aiplane's 'White Rabbit', Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' and The Beatles 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'.

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