Hello!I love receiving a new book or a Boden package as much as the next person, but the present of an experience – a weekend trip to the city, tickets to a popular concert, or the chance to see a new musical – holds a different and, perhaps, a more special appeal. 423 more words
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Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider The Loco-Motion, one of the great ‘dance craze’ songs from the 60s. We will review the original version by Little Eva, and covers of that song by Grand Funk Railroad and Kylie Minogue. 2,475 more words
ABOVE: Little Eva and Sharona Alperin.
WELCOME TO A special day in teenage rock ‘n’ roll. On this date in 1962, nineteen-year-old Little Eva topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “The Loco-Motion.” On the same date 17 years later, The Knack hit number one with “My Sharona,” written about eighteen-year-old 345 more words
Very late to the party with this one, but it was a lovely party. All the best ‘jukebox’ musicals are biographical stories of the songwriters / performers whose songs populate them – Jersey Boys, Sunny Afternoon and now Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. 471 more words
So many popular songs sit happily in one key. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course: a skilful composer can get enough variety in the three to four minute span of a song to keep the listener’s interest without resorting to adventurous key changes. 1,595 more words