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True words:


Since I’m on a Beatles Nostalgia Kick… The Hey Jude Flowchart


Enough Said… The Beatles


Five for Friday – Impressive Rock Formations

This is likely just a cheesy attempt to highlight some of my favorite bands, so I thought I should also include something scholarly, therefore… Five for Friday – Impressive Rock Formations:

Wave Rock – Australia

This 15 meters high and 110 meters long impressive natural rock formation is located in Western Australia. It derives its name from the fact that it is shaped like a large, smooth wave. The total outcrop covers several hectares. The unusual shape of the rock is greatly highlighted by vertical darker streaks of algae, which grow on the surface of the wave, and by dark black stains which change to brown during the dry season.

The Beatles – England

The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England: John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Former members included Pete Best (drums, vocals) and Stuart Sutcliffe (bass, vocals). Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and skiffle, the group worked with different musical genres, ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, style and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked upon successful solo careers.

 The Wave – USA

This spectacular sandstone formation called “The Wave” is located on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, Arizona. This incredible formation can be reached by hiking approximately 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) across rugged, trail less landscape, making the round-trip to and from The Wave a nearly 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) hike that climbs about 350 feet (107 meters) in altitude.

Aerosmith – USA

 Aerosmith is an American hard rock band, sometimes referred to as “The Bad Boys from Boston” and “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”.  Their style, rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, glam, and rhythm and blues, which has inspired many subsequent rock artists.  The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970.  Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith.  By 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.  They were signed to Columbia Records in 1972 and released a string of multi-platinum albums, beginning with their 1973 eponymous debut album.  In 1975, the band broke into the mainstream with the album Toys in the Attic, and their 1976 follow-up Rocks cemented their status as hard rock superstars.  By the end of the 1970s, they were among the most popular hard rock bands in the world and developed a loyal following of fans, often referred to as the “Blue Army.”

Brimham Rock – England

 This 300 meters high incredible rock formation located on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

…and a bonus:

The Traveling Wilburys – Earth

Traveling Wilburys was a supergroup consisting of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.  The band recorded two albums during the two years they were together.  “Wilburys” was a slang term coined by Harrison and Lynne during the recording of Cloud Nine as a pet name for various types of equipment in the recording studio.  The term was used again when the entire group was together.  Harrison suggested “The Trembling Wilburys” as the group’s name; instead, Lynne suggested “Traveling”, which was agreed on by the group.


A-Z Artists/Bands – Join in the Fun with Meme!

I happened across a version of this meme and decided to list a few of my favorite Artists/Bands from A-Z.

These aren’t necessarily my favorite songs by each of these artists, but I tried to find songs that were either well performed, unusual, or a version different from the one heard on the radio (yet, some are my favorite songs by that artist/band).  I’ve linked each artist/band to a YouTube video for your listening/viewing pleasure.

I would like to see your list, so be sure to link back if you decide to join in on the fun by creating your own list (no need to link to videos – that was just my way to kill some time on a day off).  Since the list is alphabetical, it seems that librarians and booksellers might find this enjoyable (no pressure Chartroose, Rebecca, Michael and Ann, and Stacy).  Of course, it is always good to hear from other friends as well.

Click on the artist or band to see and hear a song (be sure to check out Heart – it’s a great version of their song).  You might not recognize the names of all these artists, so click on their name to discover who they are:


President Bush Ponders the Beatles

With only a few more weeks to appreciate the words and work of President Bush, here’s something every Beatles fan should be able to appreciate:


R-E-S-P-E-C-T the 60’s – Top Songs of the Decade

Lately, all we are hearing about is change.  The 1960’s was a great era for change.

The Beatles changed the way we listened to music, Little Eva changed the way we danced, Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto changed the way we enjoyed elevators, Tony Bennett changed the way we enjoyed San Francisco, Joan Baez changed the way we protested, Roy Orbison changed the way we wore sunglasses…

Singers of standards gave way to the British Invasion, dance music gave way to listening, innocence gave way to protest…

The top selling song of the 1960’s?  Respect by Aretha Franklin:

The top selling songs of the 1960’s (and what a great list it is), according to the RIAA and NEA:

Ray CharlesGeorgia on My Mind – 1960
Mark DinningTeen Angel – 1960
Chubby CheckerThe Twist – 1960
Brenda LeeI’m Sorry – 1960
cast recordingThe Sound of Music – 1960
Patsy ClineI Fall to Pieces – 1961
DionRunaround Sue – 1961
Ben E. KingStand By Me – 1961
Henry ManciniMoon River – 1961
Roy OrbisonCrying – 1961
The ShirellesWill You Love Me Tomorrow – 1961
The TokensThe Lion Sleeps Tonight – 1961
Tony BennettI Left My Heart in San Francisco – 1962
Ketty LesterLove Letters – 1962
Little EvaThe Loco-Motion – 1962
Joan BaezWe Shall Overcome – 1963
Johnny CashRing of Fire – 1963
The DriftersOn Broadway – 1963
Lesley GoreIt’s My Party – 1963
The KingsmenLouie Louie – 1963
Peter, Paul & MaryBlowin’ in the Wind – 1963
The RonettesBe My Baby – 1963
The TymesSo in Love – 1963
The AnimalsHouse of the Rising Sun – 1964
The BeatlesI Want to Hold Your Hand – 1964
John ColtraneA Love Supreme – 1964
Bob DylanThe Times They Are A-Changin’ – 1964
Stan Getz/Astrud GilbertoThe Girl From Ipanema – 1964
The KinksYou Really Got Me – 1964
Martha & The VandellasDancing in the Street – 1964
Dean MartinEverybody Loves Somebody – 1964
Roy OrbisonOh Pretty Woman – 1964
The Shangri-LasLeader of the Pack – 1964
Dionne WarwickWalk on By – 1964
Mary WellsMy Guy – 1964
The BeatlesYesterday/Act Naturally – 1965
James BrownI Got You (I Feel Good) – 1965
The ByrdsTurn Turn Turn – 1965
Petula ClarkDowntown – 1965
Jackie DeShannonWhat the World Needs Now Is Love – 1965
Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone – 1965
Ramsey Lewis TrioThe In Crowd – 1965
The ImpressionsPeople Get Ready – 1965
Roger MillerKing of the Road – 1965
The MiraclesThe Tracks of My Tears – 1965
Wilson PickettIn the Midnight Hour – 1965
The Righteous BrothersYou’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – 1965
The Rolling StonesSatisfaction – 1965
Simon & GarfunkelSounds of Silence – 1965
Sonny & CherI Got You Babe – 1965
The SupremesStop in the Name of Love – 1965
The TemptationsMy Girl – 1965
Frank SinatraStrangers in the Night – 1966
The Four TopsReach Out I’ll Be There – 1966
Mamas & PapasCalifornia Dreamin’ – 1966
Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman – 1966
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful World – 1967
The Beach BoysGood Vibrations – 1967
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 1967
Buffalo SpringfieldFor What It’s Worth – 1967
Glen CampbellBy the Time I Get to Phoenix – 1967
The DoorsLight My Fire – 1967
*Aretha FranklinRespect – 1967
Marvin Gaye/Tammi TerrellAin’t No Mountain High Enough – 1967
Bobbie GentryOde to Billy Joe – 1967
Merle HaggardSing Me Back Home – 1967
Jefferson AirplaneWhite Rabbit – 1967
Sam & DaveSoul Man – 1967
Van MorrisonBrown Eyed Girl – 1967
DionAbraham, Martin and John – 1968
Marvin GayeI Heard It Through the Grapevine – 1968
Jimi HendrixAll Along the Watchtower – 1968
Otis ReddingDock of the Bay – 1968
Sly & The Family StoneEveryday People – 1968
SteppenwolfBorn to be Wild – 1968
Tammy WynetteStand By Your Man – 1968
Creedence Clearwater RevivalProud Mary – 1969
Edwin Hawkins SingersO Happy Day – 1969
B.B. KingThe Thrill Is Gone – 1969
Frank SinatraMy Way – 1969
B.J. ThomasRaindrops Keep Falling on My Head – 1969
cast recordingHair – 1969
Miles DavisBitches Brew – 1969
The Jackson 5I Want You Back – 1969
NilssonEverybody’s Talkin’ – 1969

A great song to end the era?  My Way by Frank Sinatra (And now, the end is near…):