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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.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

♫In the Spotlight♫

With many musicians, the spotlight shines not on just one single hit or album. Of course, there are those whose fate tossed them into the 'one-hit wonders' category but often times that one was enough. Today's spotlight shines on many who have already been welcomed into the Awakenings spotlight and now shine within the light on center stage one more time.

Today in Music History: October 5

1962 The Beatles debut single 'Love Me Do' was released in the UK. It spent 26 week's on the chart peaking at No.17. Beatles producer George Martin has said when 'Love Me Do' was released, it was the day the world changed.

Beatles Come to America!

Tidbits of Trivia...

1965 Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence & a $1,000 fine.
 ♫A Raw, Stripped-down Sound♫


1966 Having moved to and living in London, England, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time - The Jimi Hendrix Experience were formed.

  Blue Wild Angel

Back on the music scene...

1974 Olivia Newton-John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Honestly Love You', the singers first of five US chart toppers

♫From 'Good' Girl to Vixen♫

1974 The Beach Boys went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Endless Summer', the group's second US No.1.


 ♫'Pet' Sounds♫

1991 Guns N' Roses started a two week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Use Your Illusion II'.
♫Guns N' Roses♫

2003 Beyoncé started a nine week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Baby Boy'.

 Pushing the Limits

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

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