“Talking of New York, you’re a Woody Allen fan. Have you seen him play the clarinet at the Carlyle?
The Carlyle is one of the few hotels left in New York where you walk in and feel like you could see Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I did go to see him there once – I was planning on going again but I haven’t made it.
So yesterday we put it out there to tweet at @CCMelodyTent and @SSMusicCircus if you were at the Patriots parade and we would post our favorite images on the site. Well after taking a look at all of the awesome images you guys sent in these are our two favorite.
In 1962 The Beatles played a lunchtime show and an evening show. While that by itself is nothing newsworthy, what should be noted is that they were the first live performances with drummer Ringo Starr after Pete Best fell ill.
Staying on The Beatles track, in 1967 the group filmed a promo spot for “Penny Lane” around Stratford Theatre in London. This was one of the first examples of what would later come to be known as a music video.
Believe it or not, January 29th was a bigger day in the poetry world than it was in the music world. Not much happens in the wide world of poetry. However, on January 29th 1845, one of the most famous poets of all time, Edgar Allan Poe, published possibly the most famous poem of all time, “The Raven.” Another well known American poet Robert Frost passed away in his Boston home on this day in 1963.
The Blizzard of 2015 dumped as many as three feet of snow in some places across Massachusetts, with Logan Airport checking in at 24.6′. As far as January snow totals go, that’s the largest storm to his Massachusetts in over 100 years, but where does it stack up in Boston’s history? The following are the top 10 snow storms in Boston’s history according to official measurements from Logan Airport.
January 23rd isn’t a particularly thrilling day in music history, but it’s not quite a dud of a day either. On this day in 1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatles member with a number one hit. His song “My Sweet Lord” stayed atop the charts for five weeks before being dethroned.
In 1977, Patti Smith fell off stage in Tampa Florida breaking a vertebra in her back on the 23rd.
The legendary pianist Ray Charles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 23rd 1986.
Sunday, bloody Sunday. You have most likely heard Bono and U2 sing those words over your radio hundreds of times over the years, but do you know where that term came from? The answer lies in Russia. On January 22nd, 1905 a large demonstration of workers marched to the Winter Palace in St. Petersberg to petition the Czar. Troops fired on the demonstrators which began the violent phase of the Russian Revolution and led to the nickname “Bloody Sunday.”
What can we say about January 21st. Well, to start, the 21st of January in 1966 saw the Beatles George Harrison marry Patty Boyd with Paul McCartney as best man. Boyd later divorced from Harrison and went on to marry Eric Clapton, who wrote the song “Layla” about her.
In 1968, Jimmy Hendrix chose January 21st as the day he recorded the popular Bob Dylan song, “All Along The Watchtower.”
January 20th is a wild day in the long history of the world of music. On this day in 1972, Pink Floyd tried to debut their new album Dark Side of the Moon at their first stop on their UK Tour, but had to abandon the set after technical difficulties during the opening song “Money.” Ozzy Ozzbourne remembers January 20th because it was the day that he infamously bit the head off of a live bat,
Every year the South Shore Playhouse Associates (Parent company of the Music Circus) supports local non-profits on the South Shore. SSPA also supports our environment with earth friendly systems and equipment.