“Shout” is a popular and influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves. The song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It ranked #118 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. (Source: Wikipedia.org) The Isley Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL9xOLpwI0I   Read More …

Yoko Ono declares: “Now, 99% of the world is taking a stand against wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. John would have done that but he’d have loved the new communication media. He would have been writing statements and sending them out to the world as a blogger and a tweeter.”

9th of October was his birth day. Not his birthday anymore. In order to pay John Lennon a tribute, Google decided to celebrate this date : (using his own self-portrait) And Youtube did the same:

70 years ago, John Lennon was born. Being the son of Julia and Alfred Lennon, he was named after his paternal grandfather, John “Jack” Lennon, and Winston Churchill (as his complete name was John Winston Lennon). According to some biographers, a German air raid was taking place, and Julia’s sister, Mary “Mimi” Smith, used the   Read More …

Its origins: The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (1961) And then: The Beatles – Please Mr. Postman The Carpenters – Please Mr. Postman

“There’s a shimmer in your eyes Like the feeling of a thousand butterflies” (Abba – Andante, Andante)

Although the songs are brilliant and the performance great, the public seems clumsy, awkward and even scared! Take a look, they definitely have a problem…

Although few people know, the place referred to as “Kokomo” in the song is fictional! After the success of the song, two sea resorts took over the name 🙂 One is Grassy Key, Florida and the other – Sandals Cay, Jamaica, as the song also mentions many places around the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda,   Read More …

“The leaves on the trees would be softly sighin’, If they heard from the breeze that you left me cryin’, They’d be sad, don’t be bad to me.” (Lennon/McCartney)

Although I thought it was a ’60s hit, “Blue Moon” is much more older, being written in 1933! More info about its origin, here. Here are some of its numerous versions: