Monday Music Musings

Happy 71st Birthday Christopher Walken!

March 31, 2014

Many happy returns of this day to Christopher Walken — born March 31, 1943! I love watching him dance in the “Weapon of Choice” video …don’t you?

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Happy 77th Birthday Roberta Flack!

February 10, 2014

b. 2/10/1937 1972 1975 The Very Best Of Roberta Flack  

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Happy 71st Birthday Dennis Edwards!

February 3, 2014

Born  2/3/1943 The Temptations perform “Plastic Man” on Soul Train Dennis with Siedah Garrett  in the Motown Promo video for “Don’t Look Any Further.” Performing as the three former leads of the Temtpations in 1991 London (Eddie Kendrick, David Ruffin & Dennis Edwards)

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Happy 258th Birthday Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

January 27, 2014

Mozart’s (born 1/27/1756) Symphony No 40 in G minor KV550 is one of my favorites. Enjoy.

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Happy 57th Birthday Sheryl Lee Ralph … An Original Dream Girl!

December 30, 2013

Many Happy Returns of the Day Ms. Ralph.

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Happy 73rd Birthday Eugene Record!

December 23, 2013

Eugene Record, 64, Singer and Writer for Chi-Lites, Dies (December 23, 1940 – July 22, 2005) By BEN SISARIO | Published July 23, 2005 in NY TIMES Eugene Record, the leader of the 1970′s harmony group the Chi-Lites, which scored hits with mellifluous soul ballads like “Oh Girl” and “Have You Seen Her?,” died yesterday. […]

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Happy 243rd Birthday Ludwig Van Beethoven!

December 16, 2013

Born 12/16/1770 Please enjoy Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor as uploaded to YouTube  by classical music fan Evan Bennet. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized on December 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. He was an innovator, widening the scope of sonata, symphony, concerto and quartet, and combining vocals and instruments in a new […]

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Happy 56th Birthday Donny Osmond!

December 9, 2013

Donald Clark “Donny” Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, musician, actor, dancer, radio personality, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. (Wiki) Please enjoy this live performance  by Donny of  “Christmas Time.” Many Happy Returns of the day Donny. P.S. Your […]

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Happy 90th Birthday Maria Callas!

December 2, 2013

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Listen to her sing the Carmen Habanera in Covent Garden 1962. Related articles “Ave Maria,” Maria Callas, 1960s (tosailblue.wordpress.com) Maria Callas 90th Birthday Google Doodle Celebrates (greece.greekreporter.com)

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Henry David Thoreau on Music

November 25, 2013

  “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. […]

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