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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

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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 Video killed the radio star I heard you on my wireless back in ’52 Lyin’ awake intent on

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

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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 Save the last dance for me You can dance Every dance with the guy Who gave you the eye Let him hold you tightYou

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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

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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 Mood Indigo You ain’t been blue; no, no, no. You ain’t

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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 Mack the Knife Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear And

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