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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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

♫Strawberry Fields♫

Today's History Lesson...in music, that is!

Judging from the title of this post, you might think another strawberry foodie celebration is in order. In fact, in the month of March came celebration right From the Strawberry Fields. Then, among the May foodie celebrations have already been two days devoted to strawberries:
So, why another visit to the strawberry fields?

Today in Music History: May 21

Today's historical trip is not to a strawberry field for the purpose of picking luscious strawberries. The journey begins with a different kind of field, actually a memorial to one member of The Beatles, John Lennon. It is only fitting to follow this opening with several Beatles hits and a clip of Dick Clark interviewing The Beatles.

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2012/12/imagine-john-lennon.html


Strawberry Fields Forever
appears on the soundtrack Across The Universe (2007)
1984 Strawberry Fields, an area in Central Park bought by Yoko Ono in memory of her late husband was opened. Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to the world-famous singer, songwriter and peace activist, John Lennon. During his career with the Beatles and in his solo work, Lennon's music gave hope and inspiration for world peace and his memory and mission lives on in Strawberry Fields.



1987 The Beatles had a revival in America as the group holds down the 4 Top slots on US CD chart: 1. Hard Day's Night; 2. Please Please Me; 3. Beatles for Sale; 4. With the Beatles.

 
http://www.pophistorydig.com/?tag=american-bandstand-history
Dick Clark, in the late 1950s, at his podium station
for the popular TV dance show, "American Bandstand."
1989 Dick Clark announced that he would no longer be hosting the show 'American Bandstand'. He had been the host for 33 years.
Tidbit of Music Trivia...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045737/Conrad-Murray-trial-Michael-Jacksons-doll-drug-stash-shown-jurors.html
A Sky News screen grab of the doll found
in Michael Jackson's bed.
Source: AdelaideNow
2001 - Michael Jackson's interior decorator told The Times newspaper that the singer kept 17 life-size dolls, adult and child sizes, all fully dressed in his bedroom for 'company'. As a child, Jackson had slept with a child-sized porcelain doll wearing a dress, as well during his final days. A doll was discovered on top of the covers after the King of Pop collapsed in the bedroom of his Los Angeles mansion.



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