October 30th – Orson Welles scares nation – “War of the Worlds”

In 1938, #OrsonWelles terrified America with a radio broadcast of #WarOfTheWorlds.  Here is some music from the #JeffWayne musical – you can’t sing the words, but you can hum the tune!.  #singing;#feelgood

30-10 War of the Worlds

The Eve Of The War

Journalist: No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us.

At midnight on the twelfth of August, a huge mass of luminous gas erupted from Mars and sped towards Earth. Across two hundred million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us were the first of the missiles that were to bring so much calamity to Earth. As I watched, there was another jet of gas. It was another missile starting on its way.

And thats how it was for the next ten nights. A flare, spurting out from Mars bright green, drawing a green mist behind it a beautiful, but somehow disturbing sight. Ogilvy the astronomer, assured me we were in no danger. He was convinced that there could be no living thing on that remote forbidding planet.

The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one he said
The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one but still they come!

Journalist: Then came the night the first missile approached Earth. It was thought to be an ordinary falling star, but next day there was huge crater in the middle of the Common, and Ogilvy came to examine what lay there: a cylinder, thirty yards across, glowing hot. And with faint sounds of movement coming from within.

Suddenly the top began moving, rotating, unscrewing, and Ogilvy feared there was a man inside, trying to escape. He rushed to the cylinder, but the intense heat stopped him before he could burn himself on the metal.

The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one but still they come!
The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one he said
The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one but still they come!
Yes, the chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one but still they come!
It seems totally incredible to me now that everyone spent that evening as though it were just like any other. From the railway station came the sound of shunting trains, ringing and rumbling, softened almost into melody by the distance.

It all seemed to safe and tranquil.

30-10 Jeff Wayne Eve of War

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October 29th – Sir Walter Raleigh executed – “Food Glorious Food”

In 1618, #SirWalterRaleigh, the discoverer of the potato was executed.  Here is a song to celebrate that wonderful foodstuff.  #singing;#feelgood

29-10 Sir Walter Raleigh - potato

Food Glorious Food

Is it worth the waiting for,
If we live till eighty-four
All we ever get is gruel,
Every day we say our prayers
Will they change the bill of fair?
Still we get the same old gruel
There’s not a crust not a crumb
Can we find can we beg can we borrow or cadge,
But there’s nothing to stop us from getting a thrill,
When we all close our eyes and imagine,Food glorious food
Hot sausage and mustard
While we’re in the mood cold jelly and custard
Pease pudding and saveloys
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it boys
IN-DI-GESTION

Food glorious food
What is there more handsome
Gulped swallowed or chewed
Still worth a kings ransom
What is it we dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream about six feet high

Food glorious food
Were anxious to try it
3 banquets a day
Our favourite diet
Just picture a great big steak fried, roasted or stewed
Oh food marvelous food wonderful food magical food fabulous food beautiful food
GLORIOUS FOOD

29-10 Oliver Food Glorious Food

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October 28th – Statue of Liberty dedicated – “Feelin’ Groovy”

In 1886, the #StatueOfLiberty was dedicated.  Here is a song from #SimonAndGarfunkel set in #NewYork.  #singing;#feelgood

28-10 Statue of Liberty

59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo,
Feelin’ groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

28-10 Simon and Garfunkel Feelin Groovy

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October 27th – Jesus Christ Superstar opens – “Superstar”

In 1970, the premiere of one of the greatest rock operas ever, #JesusChristSuperstar by #AndrewLloydWebber and #TimRice took place .  #singing;#feelgood

27-10 Jesus Christ SS logo

Superstar

Every time I look at you I don’t understand
Why you let the things you did get so out of hand.
You’d have managed better if you’d had it planned.
Why’d you choose such a backward time in such a strange land?
If you’d come today you could have reached a whole nation.
Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication.
Don’t you get me wrong.
I only want to know.CHOIR

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Do you think you’re what they say you are?

VOICE OF JUDAS

Tell me what you think about your friends at the top.
Who’d you think besides yourself’s the pick of the crop?
Buddha, was he where it’s at? Is he where you are?
Could Mohammed move a mountain, or was that just PR?
Did you mean to die like that? Was that a mistake, or
Did you know your messy death would be a record breaker?
Don’t you get me wrong.
I only want to know.

CHOIR

Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ,
Who are you? What have you sacrificed?
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Do you think you’re what they say you are?
(Repeat many times)

27-10 Andrew Lloyd Webber Superstar

 

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October 26th – Whitney Houston – “Saving all my love for you”

In 1985, #WhitneyHouston had her first No.1. hit with Saving all my love for you.  #singing;#feelgood

26-10 Whitney Houston image

Saving all my love for you

A few stolen moments is all that we share
You’ve got your family, and they need you there
Though I’ve tried to resist, being last on your list
But no other man’s gonna do
So I’m saving all my love for youIt’s not very easy, living all alone
My friends try and tell me, find a man of my own
But each time I try, I just break down and cry
Cause I’d rather be home feeling blue
So I’m saving all my love for you

You used to tell me we’d run away together
Love gives you the right to be free
You said be patient, just wait a little longer
But that’s just an old fantasy
I’ve got to get ready, just a few minutes more
Gonna get that old feeling when you walk through that door
For tonight is the night, for feeling alright
We’ll be making love the whole night through
So I’m saving all my love
Yes I’m saving all my love
Yes I’m saving all my love for you

No other woman, is gonna love you more
Cause tonight is the night, that I’m feeling alright
We’ll be making love the whole night through
So I’m saving all my love
Yeah I’m saving all my love
Yes I’m saving all my love for you
For you, for you

26-10 Whitney Houston Saving all my love for you

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October 25th – Pablo Picasso born – “Spanish Eyes”

In 1881, #Picasso was born.  Here is a Spanish song for a Spanish artist.  #singing;#feelgood

26-10 Picasso painting

Spanish Eyes

Blue Spanish eyes
Teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes
Please, please don’t cryThis is just adios and not goodbye
Soon I’ll return
Bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say “Si, si”
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me

Blue Spanish eyes
Prettiest eyes in all of Mexico
True Spanish eyes

Please smile at me once more before I go
Soon I’ll return
Bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say “Si, si”
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me
Say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me

25-10 Engelbert Humperdinck Spanish Eyes

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October 24th – Liz Taylor gets a giant rock – “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”

In 1969, #RichardBurton bought #ElizabethTaylor and 69-carat #Cartier diamond ring costing $1.5m #MarilynMonroe sings!#singing;#feelgood

24-10 Liz Taylor diamond ring

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

The French are glad to die for love.
They delight in fighting duels.
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels.
A kiss on the hand
May be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

A kiss may be grand
But it won’t pay the rental
On your humble flat
Or help you at the automat.

Men grow cold
As girls grow old,
And we all lose our charms in the end.

But square-cut or pear-shaped,
These rocks don’t loose their shape.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

Tiffany’s!
Cartier!
Black Starr!
Frost Gorm!
Talk to me Harry Winston.
Tell me all about it!

There may come a time
When a lass needs a lawyer,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

There may come a time
When a hard-boiled employer
Thinks you’re awful nice,
But get that ice or else no dice.

He’s your guy
When stocks are high,
But beware when they start to descend.

It’s then that those louses
Go back to their spouses.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

I’ve heard of affairs
That are strictly platonic,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

And I think affairs
That you must keep liaisonic
Are better bets
If little pets get big baguettes.

Time rolls on,
And youth is gone,
And you can’t straighten up when you bend.

But stiff back
Or stiff knees,
You stand straight at Tiffany’s.

Diamonds! Diamonds!
I don’t mean rhinestones!
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

24-10 Marilyn Monroe Diamonds are a girls best friend

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