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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, June 9, 2014

Music is...

Today in Music History: June 10


Whether reminiscent of the oldies but goodies, groovin' with the times, old school, retro or pop, music is the art of soul. It stirs within us memories of heartache, salvation and love. It holds the emotions of our hearts knowing which tune at what time allows us to let go. With the turn of the 21st century, a shift occurred in the way music is approached, but for better or worse, there is often still something cool and unusual about the beat. 

1956 American singer, actor Pat Boone was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'll Be Home'. Boone scored over 30 UK Top 40 hit singles during the 50's and early 60's and was the second biggest charting artist behind only Elvis Presley.
1972 Sammy Davis Jr started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Candy Man', his only US No.1. The song was taken from the film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'.
 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're The One That I Want' also No.1 in the UK.
 1989 Bette Midler went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Wind Beneath My Wings', taken from the film 'Beaches', a No.5 hit in the UK.



1989 Jason Donovan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Brian Hyland 1962 hit 'Sealed With A Kiss'. Donovan became the first Australian act to enter the UK charts at No.1.
1989 Madonna's 'Express Yourself', became her 18th UK Top 5 hit, a new record for a female artist.

2001 Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Amnesiac'. The band's fifth studio album debuted at No.2 on the US Billboard 200 and produced three singles, 'Pyramid Song', 'I Might Be Wrong' and 'Knives Out'.

  2007 Rihanna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her third album 'Good Girl Gone Bad', featuring the single ‘Umbrella’. which spent 10 consecutive weeks at No.1 in the UK making it the longest running No.1 single since Wet Wet Wet's ‘Love Is All Around'.

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