October 20th – The Fosbury Flop – “I should be so lucky”

In 1968, high jumper Dick #Fosbury “flopped” his way to an #Olympic record.  In the same year #Kylie was born. I’m not saying Fosbury was lucky, but it might have looked that way to his opponents at the time.  #singing;#feelgood

20-10 Fosbury Flop

I should be so lucky

Here is a bonus video of Dick Fosbury doing his famous high jump.

[1a:]
In my imagination
There is no complication
I dream about you all the time
In my mind a celebration
The sweetest of sensation
Thinking you could be mine

[1b:]
In my imagination
There is no hesitation
We walk together hand in hand
I’m dreaming
You fell in love with me
Like I’m in love with you
But dreaming’s all I do
If only they’d come true

[CHORUS:]
I should be so lucky
Lucky lucky lucky
I should be so lucky in love
I should be so lucky
Lucky lucky lucky
I should be so lucky in love

[2a:]
It’s a crazy situation
You always keep me waiting
Because its only make believe
And I would come a-running
To give you all my loving
If one day you would notice me

[2b:]
My heart is close to breaking
And I can’t go on faking
The fantasy that you’ll be mine
I’m dreaming
That you’re in love with me
Like I’m in love with you
But dreaming’s all I do
If only they’d come true

[CHORUS:]

[BRIDGE:]
I should be so lucky (so lucky, so lucky)
I should be so lucky
I, I, (I, I)
I should be so lucky (so lucky, so lucky)
I should be so lucky
I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I

[1b:]

[CHORUS:]
[repeat & fade]

20-10 Kylie I should be so lucky

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October 19th – First Blockbuster store opens- “Video killed the radio star”

In 1985 the first #Blockbuster video rental store opened.  And what happened to the radio stars after that is now history… #singing;#feelgood

19-10 Blockbuster video

Video killed the radio star

I heard you on my wireless back in ’52
Lyin’ awake intent on tuning in on you
If I was young it didn’t stop you coming through
oh-a-oh
They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine on new technology
And now I understand the supernova scene
oh-a-oh
I met your children
oh-a-oh
What did you tell them?
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart,
we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Whoa!
Oh – aoh – oh – oh – oh
Oh – aoh – oh – oh – oh
And now we meet in an abandoned studio
You hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember, the jingles used to go,
oh-a-oh
You were the first one
oh-a-oh
You were the last one
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart,
we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Too far!
Oh – aoh – oh – oh – oh
Oh – aoh – oh – oh – oh
Alright
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart,
We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put all the blame on VCR
You are… the radio star [x2]
Video killed the radio star [x7]
Video killed that radio star, yes it did

19-10 The Buggles Video killed the radio star

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October 18th – Thomas Edison dies – “Blinded by the Light”

In 1931, #Edison died.  The prolific #inventor is best known for the electric light.  Hence this song by ##ManfredMann singing;#feelgood

18-10 Edison light bulb

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Madman drummers bummers,
Indians in the summer with a teenage diplomat
In the dumps with the mumps as the adolescent pumps his way into his hat
With a boulder on my shoulder,
feelin’ kinda older,
I tripped the merry-go-round

With this very unpleasin’,
sneezin’ and wheezin,
the calliope crashed to the ground
The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was…
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I got what it takes
She said “I’ll turn you on sonny to something strong, play the song with the funky break”
And go-cart Mozart was checkin’ out the weather chart to see if it was safe outside
And little Early-Pearly came by in his curly-wurly and asked me if I needed a ride
Asked me if I needed a ride

But she was…
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night
Blinded by the light

She got down but she never got tired
She’s gonna make it through the night
She’s gonna make it through the night

—— guitar solo ——
Mama always told me not to look into the eye of the sun
But mama, that’s where the fun is
But mama, that’s where the fun is
Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun
But mama, that’s where the fun is

Some brimstone baritone anticyclone rolling stone preacher from the east
Says, “Dethrone the dictaphone, hit it in its funny bone, that’s where they expect it least”
And some new-mown chaperone was standin’ in the corner, watching the young girls dance
And some fresh-sown moonstone was messin’ with his frozen zone, reminding him of romance
The calliope crashed to the ground

But she was…
Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

Blinded by the light,
revved up like a deuce,
another runner in the night

She got down but she never got tired

She’s gonna make it through the night

18-10 Manfred Mann Blinded by the Light

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October 17th – The Drifters – “Save the last dance for me”

In 1960, R&B legends #TheDrifters had a No.1 hit with Save the last dance for me#singing;#feelgood

17-10 The Drifters

Save the last dance for me

You can dance
Every dance with the guy
Who gave you the eye
Let him hold you tightYou can smile
Every smile for the man
Who held your hand
‘Neath the pale moonlight

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Oh I know
That the music is fine
Like sparkling wine
Go and have your fun

Laugh and sing
But while we’re apart
Don’t give your heart
To anyone

But don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Baby don’t you know I love you so?
Can’t you feel it when we touch?
I will never, never let you go
I love you oh so much

You can dance
Go and carry on
Till the night is gone
And it’s time to go

If he asks
If you’re all alone
Can he take you home
You must tell him no

‘Cause don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me

‘Cause don’t forget who’s taking you home
And in whose arms you’re gonna be
So darlin’
Save the last dance for me, mmm

Save the last dance for me, mmm
Save the last dance for me

17-10 The Drifters Save the last dance for me

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October 16th – Angela Lansbury born – “Everything’s coming up roses”

In 1925, #AngelaLansbury was born – I’m sure she is in every Disney video my kids have got!  She has done a lot of other stuff too and here she is singing an appropriate song from the musical Gypsy. (not Disney at all) #singing;#feelgood

16-10 Angela Lansbury

Everything’s coming up roses

I had a dream, a dream about you, baby.
It’s gonna come true, baby.
They think that we’re through, but baby,You’ll be swell! You’ll be great!
Gonna have the whole world on the plate!
Starting here, starting now,
honey, everything’s coming up roses!

Clear the decks! Clear the tracks!
You’ve got nothing to do but relax.
Blow a kiss. Take a bow.
Honey, everything’s coming up roses!

Now’s your inning. Stand the world on it’s ear!
Set it spinning! That’ll be just the beginning!
Curtain up! Light the lights!
You got nothing to hit but the heights!
You’ll be swell. You’ll be great.
I can tell. Just you wait.
That lucky star I talk about is due!
Honey, everything’s coming up roses for me and for you!

You can do it, all you need is a hand.
We can do it, Mama is gonna see to it!
Curtain up! Light the lights!
We got nothing to hit but the heights!
I can tell, wait and see.
There’s the bell! Follow me!
And nothing’s gonna stop us ’til we’re through!
Honey, everything’s coming up roses and daffodils!
Everything’s coming up sunshine and Santa Claus!
Everything’s gonna be bright lights and lollipops!
Everything’s coming up roses for me and for you!

16-10 Angela Lansbury Everythings coming up roses

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October 15th – Famous spy Mata Hari executed – “Mood Indigo”

In 1917 #MataHari,the spy was executed.  Not the best day in her life, so here is #DukeEllington with his number one hit (ON THIS DAY!) #MoodIndigo from 1930.  #singing;#feelgood

15-10 Mata Hari

Mood Indigo

You ain’t been blue; no, no, no.
You ain’t been blue,
Till you’ve had that mood indigo.
That feelin’ goes stealin’ down to my shoes
While I sit and sigh, “Go ‘long blues”.Always get that mood indigo,
Since my baby said goodbye.
In the evenin’ when lights are low,
I’m so lonesome I could cry.

‘Cause there’s nobody who cares about me,
I’m just a soul who’s
Bluer than blue can be.
When I get that mood indigo,
I could lay me down and die.

15-10 Duke Ellington Mood Indigo

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October 14th – Battle of Hastings – “Mack the Knife”

In 1066, the #BattleofHastings took place.  #WilliamTheConqueror began the #NormanConquest .  Found it nearly impossible to find a song – here is #MackTheKnife which at least sounds violent #singing;#feelgood

14-10 William Conqueror

Mack the Knife

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows ‘em, pearly white
Just a jack knife has Macheath, dear
And he keeps it, keeps it way out of sightWhen that shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows, they begin to spread
Fancy white gloves though has Macheath, dear
So there’s rarely, never one trace of red

On the sidewalk, one Sunday mornin’
Lies a body oozin’ life
Someone’s sneaking ’round the corner
Could that someone, perhaps, perchance, be Mack the Knife?

From a tugboat on the river goin’ slow
A cement bag, it is dropping down
Yeah, the cement is just for the weight, dear
You can make a large bet Macheath is back in town

My man Louie Miller, he split the scene, babe
After drawin’ out all the bread from his stash
Now Macheath spends just like a pimp, babe
Do you suppose that our boy, he did something rash?

Ah, old Satchmo, Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darrin
They did this song nice, Lady Ella too
They all sang it, with so much feeling
That Old Blue Eyes, he ain’t gonna add nothing new

But with Quincy’s big band, right behind me
Swinging hard, Jack, I know I can’t lose
When I tell you, all about Mack the Knife babe
It’s an offer, you can never refuse

We got George Benson, we got Newman & Foster
We got the Brecker Brothers, and Hampton’s bringing up the rear
All these bad cats, and more, are in the band now
They make the greatest sounds, you ever gonna hear

Hey Sookie Taudry, Jenny Diver, Polly Peachum, Old Miss Lulu Brown
Oh the line forms, on the right dear
Now that Macheath, I mean that man Macheath
Yeah he’s bad, mercy mercy
Yeah he’s badder than old Leroy Brown
You better lock your door, and call the law
Because Macheath’s, that bum,
He’s back in town

14-10 Sinatra Mack the Knife

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