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
Awakenings: Giddy-up! This Day in History: April 3, 1860 | Giddy-up! Common words from a cowboy of the Old West, whether on horseback or the horse hitched to a stagecoach. Yet, none rang out any louder than from the riders of the Pony Express. Back in the days of the wild west, no Fed Ex was available, no Postal Service ran that far west, no planes, and delivery by ship was likely to take months if it ever got there at all.
As with many 'kings' in the music arena, there are also numerous 'queens': Aretha Franklin, "Queen of Soul"; Mary J. Blige, "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul"; Koko Taylor, "Queen of the Blues", Tina turner, "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll", Mahalia Jackson, "Queen of Gospel", Janis Joplin, "Queen of Psychedelic Soul" just to name a few. Today, one more is added in the spotlight, the "Queen of Disco".
‘Cold as Ice’ & ‘Hotblooded’ | Today in Music History: February 2 | At the height of the 70s transitioning on into the 80s, some of rock 'n' roll’s most enduring anthems were released, including Juke Box Hero (1982), Feels Like The First Time (1977), Urgent (1981), Head Games (1979), Say You Will (1987), Cold as Ice (1977), Hot Blooded (1978), and the worldwide No.1 hit that is in this day's spotlight. The band continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.