Awakenings: Women of the Wild West | Today's History Lesson...a look into the Women of the American West | "These women of the Wild West shot down the view that life as a female pioneer was about cooking, sewing, cleaning and caring for children." ~Women of the Wild West
Teenybopper Sensations | The Beatles dominated the music industry of the 60s. It is not surprising that many bands tried to fashion themselves after the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. One such band appeared for a brief but fervent period (nicknamed "Rollermania") in the 70s. They were worldwide teen idols. According to the BBC they sold 70 million records. Do you recognize the band?
1972: Carole King started a three week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Music', her second US chart topper. Music is the third album by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It is a continuation of the style laid down in Tapestry. Carole King: Music stayed on the Billboard pop album charts for 44 weeks and was eventually certified platinum.
Awakenings: ♫Stamped Legends♫ There are numerous music legends...the icons whose music and lyrics remain at the top of anyone's list having been covered over and over again. Many are recognized for their accomplishments through music awards, nominations and wins. A few are commemorated in other ways, such as US postage stamps. Today in Music History: October 8
The Music Goes On to Margaritaville...Today in Music History: January 16 | Welcome into the Spotlight...Jimmy Buffett: an American singer–songwriter, author, actor, and businessman best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle, and the often humorous things he has experienced throughout his life
Awakenings: Teddy Bear Hugs | Children love teddy bears... inviting friends over, comparing teddy bears, sharing teddy bears, and most of all having a teddy bear picnic. What about the adults? Adults love food with an enjoyable time to 'dine out' being going on a picnic. So...Guess what?
From punk to pop... Many "all-girl" bands were popular during the Jazz Age (the 1920s ending with The Great Depression) rising in popularity through the 50s. Groups composed solely of women continued to emerge with the advent of rock and roll. The 1980s, for the first time, saw long-sought chart success from all-female bands and female-fronted rock bands.
Awakenings: ♫Cascading Strings♫ With so many variances in styles of music, on some days it is just a matter of choice as to which one to showcase. Decisions define the level (from soft to loud), change in the level of play, the direction or flow of play, the manner in which the music is played, and changes in speed from slow to fast or fast to slow. There are tunes and melodies with a beginning aspect of calm, smooth waters only to have presented themselves as a lead-in to a crescendo…