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Friday, November 28, 2014

Susie Simple

Today in Music History: November 29, 2009

Have you ever been in a situation when someone walks out on stage and the audience seems totally oblivious that person is about to perform? Maybe the individual looks too nervous and scared or perhaps he(she) does not present himself(herself) very attractively. For whatever reason, the aura is not anticipation of a great performance. Then, the unexpected happens. A voice so melodic totally blows away the audience. The singer who appeared out of nowhere shocks the audience to life with an incredible voice. This discovery can be of any genre, male or female, from any walk of life. The talented individual may not have been elected Homecoming King or Queen nor been voted Most Likely to Succeed. What this person has is talent...unmistakably raw, natural, straight from the soul talent.


 Susan Boyle: Plucked from obscurity her incredible voice stunned the judges on the UK TV show Britain's Got Talent.

Susan Boyle came from a humble background where she endured her share of personal heartache. School offered no refuge as she was born with minor brain damage, diagnosed with learning difficulties and became the victim of bullies. She was often mocked acquiring the nickname "Susie Simple." Later in life she was known in the village where she lived as the slightly batty spinster who lived alone with her cat, Pebbles. But Susie was not so simple, nor batty, when it came to her dream and she never gave up on that dream in spite of the obstacles she encountered along the way. Since her performance on Britain's Got Talent she has gone on to great singing success both in the UK and the United States.

2009 Susan Boyle's first album I Dreamed a Dream (2009) became the best-selling debut in UK chart history when it went to No.1 on the UK chart. The 48 year-old runner-up in ITV's Britain's Got Talent, sold 410,000 copies of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ in the UK. Boyle also topped the US charts, setting a first-week sales record for a female debut album with 701,000 copies sold in its first week. A year later, in November 2010 Boyle released a Christmas album titled The Gift. The Gift also soared to the No. 1 spot on US and UK charts. Boyle's third album, Someone to Watch Over Me, was released in November 2011.


 Susan Boyle Screen Debut

Also on this day...
1960 Paul McCartney and Pete Best were deported from West Germany after being arrested on suspicion of arson after the hotel room they were staying in mysteriously caught fire. They were released and deported the next day.

1963 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' by The Beatles was released in the UK. For the first time ever in the UK advanced orders passed the million mark before it was released.

1965 Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver Coliseum in Colorado during a North American tour.

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