Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 21st – Concorde flies for the first time – “Above the clouds”

In 1976, #Concord flew for the first time. Here are #ELO with a lesser known track, because I’ve already used “Don’t stop me know” by Queen (which contains the word #Supersonic #singing;#feelgood Above the clouds I came along to see

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January 20th – Foreigner – “I want to know what love is”

In 1985, #Foreigner had their only UK No.1 with “I want to know what love is” #singing;#feelgood I want to know what love is I gotta take a little time A little time to think things over I better read

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January 19th – First ever air raid on Britain – “Pack up your troubles”

In 1915 the first ever air raid took place over London.  Here is a song from #WW1, which we’ll use at #SingsationalNottingham in May #singing;#feelgood Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag Pack up your troubles in your

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January 18th – Captain Cooke discovers Hawaii – “Hawaiian Roller coaster Ride”

In 1778, Captain James #Cooke discovered #Hawaii.  Here is a song from the #cartoon #LiloAndStitch #singing;#feelgood Hawaiian Roller coaster Ride Aloha e aloha e ‘Ano ‘ai ke aloha e Aloha ae aloha e A nu ay ki aloha e There’s

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January 17th – Songs from the musicals – “Sweeney Todd”

No “musical” anniversaries today, so here is “A little priest” from #SweeneyTodd, for which many followers of TDIS are rehearsing #singing;#feelgood A Little Priest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckypztcOFV4 Sweeney Todd: Shame? Mrs. Lovett: Seems an awful waste Such a nice, plump frame What’s

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January 16th – Prohibition starts in USA – “Tea song”

In 1919, #prohibition took effect in the USA.  Here is an amusing advert from the UK #YorkshireTea company that would make the Yanks feel better about losing their alcohol #singing;#feelgood Tea   Do you love this song?  Hate this song? 

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January 15th – Elizabeth 1st crowned Queen – “Celebration”

In 1959, #QueenElizabeth 1st was crowned in #WestminsterAbbey.  Time for a royal party I think!  #singing;#feelgood Celebration Yahoo! Celebration Yahoo! This is your celebrationCelebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate) There’s a party

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January 14th – Marilyn Monroe gets married – “I wanna be loved like you”

In 1954, #MarilynMonroe married base ball player Joe DiMaggio.  Since I’ve already used the Simon and Garfunkel tune that mentions him, I’ve chosen another song that she could have dedicated to him  #singing;#feelgood I wanna be loved by you I

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January 13th – Songs from the musicals – “The Wizard of Oz”

No “musical” anniversaries today, so here is ‘We’re off  to see the wizard” from “The Wizard of Oz” for you.  Don’t get your ruby shoes muddy! #singing;#feelgood We’re off to see the wizard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm3ypbAbLJ8 We’re off to see the Wizard,

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January 12th – Freddie Mercury’s Roller sells for £74k – “I want it all”

In 2013, the 1974 #Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow used by #FreddieMercury until he died in 1991, sold at auction for £74,000  #singing;#feelgood I want it all   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pm4fQRl72k   Adventure seeker on an empty street, Just an alley creeper, light on

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