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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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rare Tidbits of Music Trivia

Today in Music Trivia: April 29


Our yesterdays are filled with bits and tidbits of interesting trivia. Some are perhaps of the norm while others bring on smiles and even side-splitting laughter. There are always those that appear utterly ridiculous. Enjoy tunes of the times along with the humor!

 
1960 - Warner Brothers launched its own record label in Britain with the release of The Everly Brothers 'Cathy's Clown'. The deal was reputed to be the first million-dollar contract in music history


1976 - Bruce Springsteen climbed the wall of Graceland to meet Elvis Presley. Elvis wasn't home. A guard took him to be another crank fan and apprehended him.


1981 - Elton John paid £14,000 ($19,329.80) for 232 'Goon Show' scripts broadcast during the 50's at an auction held at Christies, London.


 1993 - Barry White, an animated version, was a guest on "The Simpsons."


2001 - Rod Stewart asked for a change in wedding vows bringing them up to-date and to be treated like a dog license. Stewart said "a change is needed because they've been in existence for 600 years when people used to live until they were only 35".




In April of 1955, Elvis auditioned for a spot on
Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" and was turned down.

And, now you know!

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