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90’s Music: Loud and Proud

30 Stars of the 90’s We went to a high school production of a 90’s concert last Friday. I’ve been trying to work out, since then, what is the best way to share the experience with you, the readers. I … Continue reading

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Imitation: Musical Theft or Homage?

Back in the U.S.S.R. When the double record The Beatles, now known as the White Album, landed in 1968, we all knew that a different side to the Beatles’ creativity was being shown. In fact, I sat with the lyrics … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something New

Barracuda Sometimes, the journey of a song takes a couple of strange turns. Would you believe this one started life as a Joni Mitchell tune?   Then Nazareth covered the song, adding an interesting riff at the beginning:   Heart … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Dazed & Confused Some songs come a long way from their original creation. This one, for example, was first recorded by Jake Holmes:   Then the Yardbirds adapted it slightly for a live recording:   Finally, Led Zepplin recorded what … Continue reading

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80’s, 90’s and 00’s Workout Videos

Maniac (1983) This song was intended as a horror picture soundtrack entry. But it got ‘accidentally’ sent to the music director of the film Flashdance instead. After the lyrics were rewritten, a classic workout video was born. (Jennifer Beals didn’t … Continue reading

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Your Mind’s Circular Thinking

The Windmills of Your Mind When Michel Legrand composed this song in the 60’s, we all thought, “How clever!” Now, it is beginning to look like he was spiritually in touch with why we have such a hard time thinking … Continue reading

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