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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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Vibes & Memories

Today in Music History: July 24

OOPS! The new vibes and memories of this post actually occurred on July 24. This will be followed by Musical Acts & Facts which occurred on July 23. Maybe that's not too confusing...just look at it this way: the two days are backwards!

Music, as well as our taste in music, changes over the course of a lifetime. Yet, with the changes, music still remains an integral part of life. We may grow with the changes accepting and moving with the new vibes or we may remain nostalgic reliving the memories of bygone days. Perhaps we even fall somewhere in between joining in the excitement that stirs our hearts and causes our feet to tap with the changes in beat. Enjoy the hits from the mid-60s into the 21st century that occurred on this day in music history...



1965 The Byrds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song 'Mr Tambourine Man'. The first Bob Dylan song to reach No.1. The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere_%26_the_Raiders
The band, Paul Revere and the Raiders, in 1967



http://www.therainwatercollection.com/gallery/sep2009.shtml
Marvin Rainwater



Don Fardon

1971 Paul Revere and the Raiders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Indian Reservation'. The song was first recorded in 1959 by Marvin Rainwater and released as 'The Pale Faced Indian' and then later by Don Fardon in 1968.
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/69428076@N04/6333594771/
 George McCrae

1974 George McCrae was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rock Your Baby'. Written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band. Regarded by some as the first Disco No.1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Manhattans
The Manhattans in 1972

1976 The Manhattans started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Kiss And Say Goodbye', the group's only US No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elton_John
Elton John performing live in 1975

1976 Elton John scored his first UK number 1 single with ‘Don't Go Breaking My Heart’ a duet with Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche" and was Elton's first UK No.1 after 16 Top 40 hits. John had met Dee when she was working as a backing singer. John would later re-record the song with RuPaul for his 1993 'Duets' album.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Summer
Summer in a recording studio in 1977

 1977 Donna Summer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Giorgio Moroder produced 'I Feel Love'. The disco diva's only UK chart topper.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivor_%28band%29
Survivor at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2013

1982 Survivor started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Eye Of The Tiger', taken from the film 'Rocky III'. Also No.1 in the UK. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2
U2 performing at Madison Square Garden in November 2005

1993 U2 started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Zooropa' the Irish bands fourth US No.1. Zooropa won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1994.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UB40
UB40 in 2010
 


1993 UB40 started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. Elvis Presley had the first hit with the song, in 1961, Corey Hart was next up with a top 30 hit in 1987, and Hall and Oates recorded the song for 1990’s, The Last Temptation of Elvis charity album. UB40 originally covered the song for the Honeymoon in Vegas soundtrack, but Bono’s version was chosen instead. Also on the same day UB40 went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Promises And Lies'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronan_Keating
Keating performing "When You Say Nothing at All" in August 2012
 
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSYNC
'N Sync performing at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

2000 Ronan Keating was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Life Is A Rollercoaster', the Irish singers 2nd UK No.1. *NSYNC had the US No.1 with 'It's Gonna Be Me'.


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