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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October 23rd – Chicago – “If you leave me now”

In 1976, #Chicago had their first No. 1 hit with If you leave me now.  #singing;#feelgood

23-10 Chicago skyline

If you leave me now

If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don’t go
If you leave me now, you’ll take away the very heart of me
No baby please don’t go
A love like ours is love that’s hard to find
How could we let it slip away
We’ve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes we’ll both regret
Things we said today
Cause I need you more than you’ll ever know

23-10 Chicago If you leave me now

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October 22nd – First parachutist jumps – “Jump”

In 1797, the first #parachutist jumped from a hot air balloon 3,200 above #Paris.  Here is #VanHalen with #Jump.  #singing;#feelgood

22-10 Parachute and Balloon

Jump

I get up, and nothing gets me down.
You got it tough. I’ve seen the toughest around.
And I know, baby, just how you feel.
You’ve got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real
Oh can’t you see me standing here,
I’ve got my back against the record machine
I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen.
Oh can’t you see what I mean ?
Might as well jump. Jump !
Might as well jump.
Go ahead, jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.
Aaa-ohh Hey you ! How said that ?
Baby how you been ?
You say you don’t know, you won’t know until we begin.
Well can’t you see me standing here,
I’ve got my back against the record machine
I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen.
Oh can’t you see what I mean ?
Might as well jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.
Might as well jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.[guitar solo]

[keyboard solo]

Might as well jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.
Get it and jump. Jump !
Go ahead, jump.

22-10 Van Halen Jump

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October 21st – Battle of Trafalgar – “High Society”

In 1805, Britain won the #BattleOfTrafalgar.  #Nelson was instrumental in that victory; Nelson has a column in #TrafalgarSquare and #NelsonRiddle arranged the music for #HighSociety.  What a link!.  #singing;#feelgood

21-10 Nelson Riddle

High Society

Just dig that scenery floating by
We’re now approaching Newport, Rhode I
We’ve been, for years, in Variety
But Cholly Knickerbocker, now we’re going to beIn high, high so
High soci
High societyI wanna play for my former pal
He runs the local jazz festival
His name is Dexter and he’s good news
But something kind of tells me that he’s nursing the bluesIn high, high so
High soci
High society

He’s got the blues ’cause his wife, alas
Thought writing songs was beneath his class
But writing songs he’d not stop, of course
And so she flew to Vegas for a quickie divorce

In high, high so
High soci
High society

To make him sadder, his former wife
Begins tomorrow a brand new life
She started lately a new affair
And now the silly chick is gonna marry a square

In high so
High soci
High society

But, Brother Dexter, just trust your Satch
To stop that wedding and kill that match
I’ll toot my trumpet to start the fun
And play in such a way that she’ll come back to you, son

In high, high so
High soci
High society

21-10 Louis Armstrong High Society

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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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