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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, March 4, 2016

♫A Spectrum of Music♫

What a wonderful world we live in to enjoy such a broad spectrum of music available upon a moment's notice! As we all know, music has been around since...perhaps the beginning of time. Maybe not electronically or inclusive of masterful instruments but in the air, everywhere, all the time...possibly not visible but definitely audible.

  Classical, Swingin' Instrumental, Rock 'n' Roll & 70s Pop

 Music through the centuries from the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s clearly exposes rhythms and melodies from the American Indians and New England Colonists. As early as 1619, work songs, religious music and dance, as well as a wide variety of instruments were introduced when slaves arrived in America. From that point in time, music began Rockin' Through the Decades continuing with unique genres of music into the 21st Century

Today's spotlight on March 4 crosses from one century into another, then, ventures into three decades...

1877 The Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" debuted.
 1942 Dick Jurgens' orchestra recorded "One Dozen Roses."
 1963 The Beach Boys single "Surfin' U.S.A." was released.
 1976 Hall & Oates recorded "Rich Girl."
1977 The Rolling Stones recorded their "Love You Live" album in Toronto.

2014 "Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration - Deluxe Edition" was released.
Columbia Records threw Bob Dylan a 30th anniversary bash at Madison Square Garden with one of the most impressive lineups in the history of rock. Neil Young, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, the Band, Pearl Jam, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and many others came together to share the stage with Dylan and perform his songs. It was broadcast on Pay-Per-View and portions of the show were released on VHS and CD, but on March 4th a super deluxe version of the concert will hit shelves on CD and DVD/Blu Ray. Check out the trailer here. [Source: Rolling Stone]

Highlights from the show include Dylan's solo acoustic rendition of "Girl From the North Country," Neil Young's frenetic "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" with Booker T And the M.G.'s and George Harrison's beautiful take of "Absolutely Sweet Marie," which marked his final time performing in public. [Source: Rolling Stone]

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