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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, July 23, 2016

♫Musical Acts & Trivia Facts♫

On any given day, music surprises us with new melodies, upcoming recording artists, nostalgic musical acts and interesting trivia facts. It gives us the chance to revive memories long passed but not forgotten. It stills the mind, warms the heart, soothes the soul. Today's visit begins in the 50s moving into the second decade of the 21st century. Some songs and instrumentals are still going strong today while others have faded into the sunset but the music lives on and on and on...
Today in Music History: July 23

1955 Slim Whitman was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rose Marie'. The single stayed at the top of the charts for eleven weeks. Whitman held the record for the most consecutive weeks at No.1 (11 weeks), until 1991.
1964 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Hard Day's Night', the group's fifth UK No.1.
1966 Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Strangers In The Night'. The LP would be the most successful of his career, being certified Platinum for 1 million copies sold in the US. The title track would earn him two Grammy awards for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.
1969 The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Honky Tonk Women', the group's 8th and last UK No.1.
1977 Barry Manilow went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Looks Like We Made It', his third US No.1. Not a hit in the UK.
1983 Paul Young had his first UK No.1 single with his version of the Marvin Gaye song 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, (That's My Home)'. The song title was parodied by the UK indie band Super Furry Animals with their 1999 song 'Wherever I Lay My Phone (That's My Home)'.
1988 Richard Marx went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hold On To The Nights', his first US No.1 single.

Few Tidbits of Music Trivia...

2005 Queen's 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best rock concert ever by over 7,000 UK Sony Ericsson music fans. Radiohead were voted the best festival act for their 1997 Glastonbury performance and Bob Dylan's 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall gig won the best ever solo gig.
2013 OUCH! Beyoncé soldiered through a concert in Montreal, Canada after her hair got tangled in the blades of a fan. The singer was performing 'Halo' from an audience pit when the incident happened. She continued to sing her encore while security guards tried to extract her from the fan, which was mounted on the edge of the stage.

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