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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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

♥♫Memories are Made of This♫♥

With Valentine's Day comes the opportunity to not only reflect on the past but also to add more wonderful memories to the diary of the mind. After all, memories are like our own personal history during which time we discover who we are, what we want. Think back to your first Valentine's Day, first love, first kiss. This could be the same person with whom you decided to share the rest of your life or it could simply be only a page in your diary where you have stored the memory but moved on. Whether one tender kiss, one night of bliss or one man, one wife, one love through life, your memories are made of this!

Today in Music History: February 12

Welcome into the Spotlight... 

Dean Martin: best known for his comedic partnership with Jerry Lewis, as well as for his participation in the iconic Rat Pack

Steve McQueen was often referred to as the 'King of Cool' where his kingdom was Hollywood. In the music industry, that title goes to Dean Martin who is also regarded as a legendary screen and stage performer. As an actor, singer and comedian, he starred in several films with Jerry Lewis and belonged to the Hollywood clique "Rat Pack" in Las Vegas shows and in film, which included Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. 
Martin's biggest hit "Memories are Made of This" reached No.1 on the Billboard chart for six weeks in 1956 and became certified as a Gold record.

Tidbit of Trivia: After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the song was adapted into the "Honvágy-dal" ('The Song of Homesickness') and used as an unofficial anthem for refugees scattered around the world. Recorded by Ida Boros, it became a cultural phenomenon and a sign of protest against the communist government.

Enjoy the music of Dean Martin...

1956 Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Memories Are Made Of This'. This immediately followed the singers No.1 run for 5 weeks in the US. The American actor, comedian, singer and TV host's biggest hit. Also covered by The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and The Drifters.
More 'love' music memories on this day...

1924 George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue
 1944 Glen Gray - My Heart Tells Me
1947 Nat King Cole - (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons
 1953 Teresa Brewer - Till I waltz Again With You
1965 Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

1972 Al Green - Let's Stay Together

1974  Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were

1986 Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

1993 Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

1993 Celine Dion - The Power of Love

2000 Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You