February 24th music fun facts of the day

February 24th music fun facts of the day

Feb 24, 2015

In 1965,  The Beatles started their first full day of filming for the movie “Help” in London on February 24th.

February 24th 1969 was the day The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever show in Britain. The final performance took place at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” started a five week stint at #1 on the charts on February 24th, 1973. She wrote the song about “American Pie”

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February 23rd fun music facts of the day

February 23rd fun music facts of the day

Feb 23, 2015

February 23 is a crowded day in the history of music. On this day in 1940, Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” in his New York City hotel room. In later year, several other artists would record covers of the song including legend Bob Dylan.

In 1965, The Beatles began filming on their follow-up to “A Hard Days Night” in the Bahamas. The working title for the project was “Eight Arms to Hold You.”

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February 12th fun music facts of the day

February 12th fun music facts of the day

Feb 12, 2015

February 12th has been a somewhat quiet day in music history. In 1970, John Lennon chose today to perform his new single “Instant Karma” on BBC TV’s “Top Of Pops” program. Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed the single all in one day, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history.

Al Green remembers February 12th because on this day in 1972 his single “Let’s Stay Together” hit #1 on the US charts.

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February 11th fun music facts of the day

February 11th fun music facts of the day

Feb 11, 2015

February 11th was a prominent day in Beatles history, with the group taking up most of this post. On this day in 1963, The Beatles only needed ten hours in the studio to record ten songs for their first album. John Lennon only needed one take to record his vocal track for “Twist and Shout”.

In 1964, February 11th was the date of The Beatles first live performance in the US. They played for 8,000+ screaming fans at the Washington Coliseum.

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Diana Krall interview with The Guardian

Diana Krall interview with The Guardian

Feb 11, 2015

“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.

Has he asked you to appear in one of his films?

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Our Favorite Patriots Parade Images

Our Favorite Patriots Parade Images

Feb 5, 2015

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.

 

Sent in by @dbroydrick-

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Sent in by @RichardShiller-

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Thanks for all of your submissions!

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February 5th fun music facts of the day

February 5th fun music facts of the day

Feb 5, 2015

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.

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Jan. 30th fun music facts of the day

Jan. 30th fun music facts of the day

Jan 30, 2015

If January 29th was the biggest day in poetry’s history, one could certainly make the argument that January 30th was up there with the biggest days in the history of music.

In 1956, January 30th was the day that Elvis started recording his first album. Among the songs he recorded was his famous version of “Blue Suede Shoes”.

January 30th 1961  was the first time an all female group hit #1 on the US charts.

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Jan 29th fun music facts of the day

Jan 29th fun music facts of the day

Jan 29, 2015

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.

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Where does the Blizzard of 2015 rank in Boston Blizzard History?

Where does the Blizzard of 2015 rank in Boston Blizzard History?

Jan 29, 2015

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.

1. February 17-18, 2003- 27.5 inches

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