Browsing: Music

A Brief History On May 14, 2018, we celebrate another one of those goofy pseudo-holidays, this time National Dance Like a Chicken Day, a day in which we acknowledge the superiority of that wedding reception standby (along with the Hokey Pokey), the Chicken Dance. Of course, we must also delve into what chickens are and how they are important to us. Digging Deeper Long before there was a Chicken Dance, people kept Chickens not for food, but for entertainment. About 5000 years ago in Asia people started keeping the Red Junglefowl (perhaps crossbred with the Grey Junglefowl), the bird that…

A Brief History On May 3, 2018, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records announced that the Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release on May 18, 2018. Digging Deeper The 12-track compilation is available for pre-order now and features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including “Ashes” by Celine Dion and “Welcome To The Party” by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward.  The accompanying official video for “Ashes,” helmed by the film’s director David Leitch, has also premiered today. The video features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the…

A Brief History On May 3, 1960, the Off-Broadway musical production The Fantasticks began it record setting run of 42 years and 17,162 performances in a row, an incredible record as the world’s longest running musical of all time, and the longest continuous run of any production in the US. Film and television versions have been produced, and the musical is a staple of high school productions, to the tune of about 250 new school productions every year. Its modest set requirements and small cast and orchestra make it an easy production to mount. Digging Deeper As you would imagine,…

A Brief History On January 28, 1956, Elvis Aron Presley, all-American boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, made his first television appearance on CBS’s Stage Show, the day after “Heartbreak Hotel” was released as a single. Elvis would quickly become “The King” of rock and roll, and the best selling single artist of all time. On the other hand, many great records were made by people that had only one major success, known as “one hit wonders.” Today we list our “greatest” (our favorites) list of those one hit wonders that came to our shores from artists in other countries. What songs…

A Brief History On January 14, 1973, the world was treated to Aloha From Hawaii, a concert televised across the world live, in 40 European and Asian countries, via satellite (a first), that was watched by as many as a one and a half billion music fans, making it the most watched televised concert by a single performer in music/television history.  The icing on the cake?  The tickets for admission to the concert carried no charge!  Concert goers were permitted to make whatever donation they chose (if any) as the concert was a charity event for the Kui Lee Cancer…

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