Daily Archives: October 18, 2016

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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October 13th – The Who “My Generation”

In 1965 #TheWho recorded their iconic hit #MyGeneration#singing;#feelgood My Generation People try to put us d-down (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Just because we get around (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation) I

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October 12th – Columbus reaches America – “A Whole New World”

In 1492, #Columbus reached the #NewWorld.  Years later they sang about it in the #Disney film #Aladdin #singing;#feelgood #America A Whole New World I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last

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October 11th – The Police release 2nd #1 album – “Don’t stand so close to me”

In 1980, #ThePolice released their second UK No. 1 album #ZenyattaMondatta.  From that album #DontStandSoCloseToME #singing; #feelgood; #Sting Don’t stand so close to me Young teacher, the subject Of schoolgirl fantasy She wants him so badly Knows what she wants

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October 10th – Porgy and Bess premieres on Broadway – “It ain’t necessarily so”

In 1935, #Gershwin s great musical #PorgyAndBess premiered on #Broadway.  Here is #JamieCullum with It ain’t necessarily so – but NO – it’s true!  #singing;#feelgood It ain’t necessarily so It ain’t necessarily so It ain’t necessarily so The things that

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October 9th – Hoover Dam starts to power LA – “Electricity”

In 1936, the#HooverDam started to power Los Angeles with #electricity.  Here is #EltonJohn with the song of the same name. #singing;#feelgood Electricity I can’t really explain it, I haven’t got the words It’s a feeling that you can’t control I

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