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."
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]