Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 31st – Big Ben rang for the first time – “Ring my bell”

In 1859, #Big Ben first rang out across the #London skies.  Join in with Anita Ward as she sings her 1978 hit “Ring my Bell”    #singing;#feelgood Ring my Bell I’m glad you’re home Well, did you really miss me?

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May 30th – Ray Stevens – “Everything is beautiful”

In 1970, Ray Stevens went to #1 in the US charts with “Everything is beautiful”  #singing, #feelgood Everything is Beautiful Jesus loves the little children, All the little children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, They are

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May 29th – Marvin Gaye – “Ain’t no mountain high enough”

In 1953, Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of #Everest.  “Ain’t no mountain high enough seems an appropriate song for today! Ain’t no mountain high enough Listen, baby Ain’t no mountain high Ain’t no vally low Ain’t no

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May 28th – Percy Sledge – “When a man loves a woman”

In 1966 Percy Sledge started a two week run at No. 1 in the US singles chart with “When a man loves a woman”.  Before the recording session the song had to title or lyrics.  So hum along and don’t

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May 27th – Buddy Holly – “That’ll be the Day”

This is the day that Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record “That’ll be the Day”.  It was a UK No. 1 and a US No.3. #singing#feelgood That’ll be the Day Well, that’ll be the day, when you

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May 26th – Bobbie (Boris) Pickett and the Cryptkickers – “Monster Mash”

In 1897 Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” went on sale.  More than 60 years later the “classic” The Monster Mash was written.  Enjoy! #singing;#feelgood Monster Mash I was working in the lab late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

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May 25th – John Williams – “Star Wars Theme”

In 1977 Star Wars opened.  A unexpected mega global hit.  Get spaced out with the theme tune from John Williams. #singing;#feelgood Star Wars Theme Click image above to buy song  from Amazon Click image above to buy album from Amazon

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May 24th – Duke Ellington – “Satin Doll”

In 1974 the great band leader Duke Ellington died.  Here is one of his greats – Satin Doll.  Although the song was sund by Ella Fitzgerald, here is the Duke with just his band as a tribute to the “original”.

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May 23rd – Georgie Fame – “Bonnie and Clyde”

In 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were shot dead by police in a stolen car.  Here is the classic song about their exploits by Georgie Fame. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde were pretty looking people But I

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May 22nd – Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire”

In 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis came to London for a tour and announced he had just married his cousin!  Great uproar ensued.  Join in with “Great Balls of Fire” Great Balls of Fire You shake my nerves and you rattle

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