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Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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The Name Game, 2

    This topic may be familiar to you. The first “The Name Game” was posted by me on this blog on December 4, 2016. So, back by (my) popular demand is another edition. The instructions are the same, but … Continue reading

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Sgt. Pepper: Why So Popular?

By 1966, The Beatles were tired of touring and the quality of their musicianship had deteriorated. During a performance in Japan, their audience was polite and restrained. The Fab Four could hear their own voices as they performed, a rareity. … Continue reading

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Thank You, Chuck Berry

  Chuck Berry is born: 10/18/26. Married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs in 1948; were married 68 years. Chuck Berry: “It amazes me when I hear people say ‘I want to go out and find out who I am.’ I always knew … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller to Lady Gaga

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. The first music I heard came from Big Bands’ tunes being playing on 78 records. They reminded my parents of the music they danced to in their youth. There were many bands, … Continue reading

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UNFORGETTABLE LYRICS

Name That Tune was a television quiz show.  It ran, off-and-on, from 1952 – 1985.  Contestants guessed the name of songs from a few notes of melody.  Prizes were cash. We are going to play something similar.  Unfortunately, the only prize … Continue reading

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