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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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

♫King of the Movie Soundtrack♫

Numerous kings and queens have stolen our hearts through the decades in the entertainment industry, music, movies, even sports! Such titles are sometimes simply a matter of opinion while many titles are painstakingly earned. Some make us laugh. Others make us cry. Then, there are those that make us laugh and cry at the same time.

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Kenny Loggins  Not just a great singer, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man.

At 68, Kenny Loggins is still at the top of his game. Though he's got 12 platinum albums, a pair of Grammys, and hits on almost all the Billboard charts under his belt, Loggins is far from done. With more Blue Sky Riders tunes and a children's book in the works, he's still looking forward to what's next. "I feel very lucky that this is the way I make my living, and not a lot of people can say that," Loggins says. "I've been lucky that I love what I do and I get to keep doing it."

 1984 Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Footloose', the theme from the film with the same name, a No.6 hit in the UK.
 In the 1980s, Loggins also earned a new title: king of the movie soundtrack. Film producer Jon Peters called him in to see a rough cut of Caddyshack, and Loggins provided the cult classic's smash "I'm Alright." When a pal asked Loggins to write a few songs for an as-yet-unmade picture called Footloose, he whipped up a No. 1 blockbuster: "I had a little up-tempo thing I'd been messing with that I probably wouldn't have written if it hadn't have been for the movie," Loggins says. He scored a track on Tom Cruise's Top Gun ("Playing With the Boys") and performed that movie's indelible hit "Danger Zone." [Source: Biography All About Kenny]
2016 Ready for pre-order is even a Footloose for children...

 Have a rockin' time introducing children to Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins himself.
How many kings and queens of music/movie past can you recall? Before clicking each link, grab a pencil and paper. Jot down the name each king and queen you remember.


Queen of Disco

1958 Chuck Berry's rock 'n' roll classic 'Johnny B. Goode' single was released. It entered the US charts six weeks later and peaked at No.8 on the chart. The song's original lyrics referred to Johnny as a "colored boy", but Berry later acknowledged that he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play.

1962 The Beatles played their first gig in the South of England when they appeared at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, on the same bill as The Rebel Rousers, tickets cost 5 shillings, ($0.70).

Do you know who was billed as the nation's only atomic powered singer
HINT: The year: 1957 
He (yep! a male) played two shows (2pm and 6pm), at the Olympia in Detroit, Michigan in front of 24,000 fans.
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And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times... 

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