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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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

♫Unlocking Creativity♫

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein

Einstein's quote may not have been written directly relative to music but it certainly does fit. Creativity isn't easy; as with music, it takes practice...lots of practice. Self-expression unlocks the full potential of song-writing, words and music, tapping the sources of intellect, both of mind and heart. But, the 'icing on the cake' so to speak is the steady companion of music being fun!

Today in Music History: August 2

1957 Touring with Clyde McPhatter, The Cadillacs, Edna McGriff, Otis Rush, Lee Andrews & The Hearts, Oscar & Oscar, The G-Clefs, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. With 'That’ll Be The Day' sitting at No. 2 on the US charts, this was Buddy's first major tour.

A Bit of Music Trivia...

 1962 Robert Allen Zimmerman legally became Bob Dylan, having signed a music publishing deal with Witmark Music on 12th July of this year, engineered by Albert Grossman.
Back in the late 1950s, rock 'n' roll royalty's most distinguished names were typically terse, snappy two-syllable appellations that shook, rattled, and rolled off DJs' tongues like so much cool. “That was Chuck Berry, boys and girls!” or “1968, The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with Hello I Love You, the group's second US No.1. The Doors scored 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.u were just listening to Buddy Holly!” 
It would be another solid decade before a name like Norman Greenbaum would become even remotely acceptable on the hip scale. So for a young rocker like Bob Dylan, whose senior yearbook goal was to “join Little Richard's band,” his birth name—Robert Allen Zimmerman—just wasn't gonna cut it.
Source: About.com Folk Music
Back on the Music Scene...
1968 The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Hello, I Love You', the group's second US No.1. The Doors scored 8 top 40 US hits from 67-71.
1970 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'The Wonder Of You' his sixteenth No.1. Ray Peterson recorded the original version in 1959 which gave him a Top 30 hit.
1975 The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Of These Nights', the group's second US No.1 single and the first to chart in the UK where it peaked at No.23.
1986 Peter Cetera started a two-week run at No.1 on the US charts with the theme from the film 'Karate Kid II', 'The Glory Of Love', it made No.3 in the UK.
1986 Chris de burgh was at No.1 in the UK with 'The Lady In Red', it was his first No.1 after twenty-four single releases, staying at the top of the charts for three weeks.

More Music Trivia...

2001 New Orleans International Airport was re-named Louis Armstrong Airport in honor of the New Orleans born trumpet player, singer and bandleader.

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