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The Songwriters - Holland Dozier Holland

When you consider that we’ve looked at Motown writers from Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy, Mickey Stevenson and Smokey Robinson to Norman Whitfield and Ashford and Simpson, the casual observer might think that pretty much sums it up. 653 more words

The Arts

Song Lyric Sunday -- Heat Wave

This is my first time participating in the Song Lyric Sunday prompt. The idea is to take a theme, which this week is “heat,” and post the lyrics to a song about that theme. 448 more words


Today In Music History: 08/22/17

We start on this day in 1964, when Martha & The Vandellas released “Dancing In The Streets.”

Ringo Starr quit The Beatles, on this day in 1968, during The White Album sessions when the constant bickering and tension became too much for him. 213 more words


Today's Theme Music

Drop it all, whatever troubles you and weighs down your body, just let it go. Close your eyes and let yourself feel light and alive. It’s summer in the north, and winter’s coming south of the equator, but we can all come together and do a little dance. 124 more words

Pop Culture

My March 1967 Retro charts

3rd March 1967

The Mamas & The Papas get what would have been their 3rd chart-topper (if I’d done 1965/66 charts) with the fab oldie, done harmony-oldie style, and holding off the Fabs at 2 and 3. 4,035 more words

The Beatles

Today In Music History: 03/20/17

Carl Palmer, drummer for Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Asia is turning 67 today.

On this day in 1961, Elvis Presley began filming “Blue Hawaii,” his ninth feature film. 226 more words