@Jackie_Star you are very much welcome. You can post any song you like each and everyday, and I will add it to this GSOTD playlist. I also just posted a new playlist called Christmas & Holiday playlist. I picked the first 10 songs, all other songs will be added by all choose a Christmas & Holiday song they want added. Here is the link. https://pandora.app.link/AhJXcEHTRbb . Take care and stay safe.
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Post your favorite Christmas and Holiday songs, I will add them to this playlist that was created for this time of year.
I picked the first ten songs, now you (Pandora Community) pick the rest. Have a great and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care and stay safe.
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Born On This Day In The Music World. Post 2 of 2: 1930 - Matt Monro English singer Matt Monro. Known as “The Man with the Golden Voice”, he scored the 1964 UK No.4 & US No.23 single 'Walk Away' plus 10 other UK Top 40 hits including the 1965 hit with his version of The Beatles' 'Yesterday'. He died on7 February 1985 from liver cancer at the Cromwell Hospital, Ealing, London. 1934 - Billy Paul Billy Paul, (1972 US No.1 & 1973 UK No.12 single 'Me and Mrs. Jones'). Paul died on 24th April 2016 aged 81. 1936 - Lou Rawls Lou Rawls, US singer. Rawls who released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, had the 1976 US No.2 and UK No.10 single 'You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine'. Rawls died from lung cancer on 6th January 2006 aged 72. 1938 - Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson, US drummer, (1962 UK No.3 & US No.7 single 'Let There Be Drums'). Worked with The Teddy Bears, Gene Vincent. At end of 1963, Nelson was in a motorcycle accident. The injuries necessitated amputation of his right foot and part of that leg, nonetheless, Nelson continued to record and play drums. 1944 - Bette Midler Bette Midler, singer, actress, (1989 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Wind Beneath my Wings'). Worked with Barry Manilow, starred in the film 'The Rose' based on the life of Janis Joplin. 1944 - Charlie Grima Charlie Grima, Wizzard, (1973 UK No.1 single 'See My Baby Jive'). 1944 - Eric Bloom Eric Bloom, guitar, vocals from American hard rock band Blue Oyster Cult who scored the 1976 US No.12 & 1978 UK No.16 single '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'. Blue Oyster Cult have sold over 24 million records worldwide. 1944 - John Densmore John Densmore, drums, The Doors, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.49 single 'Light My Fire' & 1971 single 'Riders On The Storm'. Densmore allowed 'Riders on the Storm' to be used to sell Pirelli Tyres, in the UK only and later stated that he "heard Jim's voice" in his ears and ended up donating the money earned to charity. In 2002, Densmore vetoed an offer by Cadillac for $15 million for 'Break on Through (To the Other Side)' because of Morrison's vehement opposition to licensing the Doors' music for commercial use. 1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan Gilbert O'Sullivan, singer, songwriter, (1972 UK No.1 single 'Clair', 1972 US No.1 single 'Alone Again Naturally', plus 13 other UK Top 40 singles). 1951 - Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius, jazz bass player, who had the 1976 hit with Weather Report, 'Birdland'. Also worked with Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny. Died on 21st September 1987 aged 35. He suffered irreversible brain damage after being beaten into a coma after an altercation with a bouncer at the Midnight Club in Fort Lauderdale. 1956 - Julee Cruise Julee Cruise, singer, (1990 UK No. 7 single 'Falling'). 1959 - Stephen Batt Stephen Batt, Japan, (1982 UK No.5 single 'Ghosts'). 1963 - Sam Reid Sam Reid, Glass Tiger, (1986 UK No.29 single 'Don't Forget Me, When I'm Gone'). 1971 - Greg Upchurch Greg Upchurch, drummer with American rock band 3 Doors Down who had the 2003 US No.4 single When I'm Gone', and the 2005 US No.1 album Seventeen Days. 1974 - Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, American keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene. Owens died on 14th October 2014 aged 39 due to a heart attack in his hotel room in Puebla, Mexico. 1977 - Brad Delson Brad Delson, guitarist with Linkin Park who had the 2002 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'In The End', and the 2002 US No.2 & 2001 UK No.4 album Hybrid Theory. 1988 - Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and rapper and lead vocalist for the musical duo Twenty One Pilots. Their second album the 2015 Blurryface peaked at No.1 on the US chart. Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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This day in music history for this first day of December. Post 1 of 2: 1957 - Buddy Holly Buddy Holly and the Crickets appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show', performing 'That'll Be The Day' and 'Peggy Sue'. Sam Cooke was also a guest on the same show performing 'You Send Me'. 1958 - The Teddy Bears The Teddy Bears were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘To Know Him is to Love Him.’ The title of the Phil Spector song came from words on his father’s tombstone. 1961 - The Beatles The Beatles performed a lunchtime show at the The Cavern in Liverpool. That night they headlined a six-group Big Beat Session at the Tower Ballroom, New Brighton in Wallasey. Between 1961 -1963, The Beatles played at The Tower Ballroom on 27 occasions. 1964 - The Who The Who played the first of 22 consecutive Tuesday night gigs at The Marquee Club in London, the band were paid £50 for each gig. The Marquee Club saw the rise of some of the most important British artists in the 60s such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Manfred Mann, The Nice, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, King Crimson and many others who all appeared at the club. 1966 - Tom Jones Tom Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'Green Green Grass Of Home.' It stayed at No.1 for seven weeks giving Decca records its first million selling single by a British artist. Also a No.11 hit in the US. 1967 - Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album Axis: Bold as Love. Hendrix expressed dismay regarding the album cover art, which depicts him and the Experience as various forms of Vishnu, incorporating a painting of them by Roger Law, from a photo-portrait by Karl Ferris. Hendrix stated that the cover would have been more appropriate had it highlighted his American Indian heritage. 1967 - Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, Nice, Outer Limits and Amen Corner played at the Central Hall, Chatham. The Chatham Standard later reported: ‘Hendrix opened his act with the Beatles’ number Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the three-piece group made as much of an impression as a studio full of musicians. He did several of his own numbers, including unfaultable versions of 'Hey Joe' and 'Purple Haze' and The Troggs 'Wild Thing'. 1973 - Carpenters The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Top Of The World', becoming the duo's second of three No.1 singles, following '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and preceding 'Please Mr. Postman.' Country singer Lynn Anderson covered the song and her version became her first hit when it reached No.2 on the US country singles charts in mid-1973. 1976 - Bill Grundy The Sex Pistols appeared on ITV's live early evening 'Today' show (in place of Queen who had pulled out following a trip to the dentists by Freddie Mercury). Taunted by interviewer Bill Grundy who asked the band to say something outrageous, guitarist Steve Jones says: 'You dirty **ahem**...you dirty **ahem**...what a **ahem** rotter!' Grundy died of a heart attack aged 69 on 9th Feb 1993. 1983 - Neil Young Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’. His latest album Everybody's Rockin' featured a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material) which ran for just 25 minutes, Young's shortest album. 1984 - Jim Diamond Jim Diamond was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with 'I Should Have Known Better.' The song was displaced after one week by Band Aid's charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas’'. Diamond publicly requested that people not buy his single, but instead buy Do They Know It's Christmas? 1987 - Pink Floyd A Kentucky teacher lost her appeal in the US Supreme Court over her sacking after showing Pink Floyd's film The Wall to her class. The court decided that the film was not suitable for minors with its bad language and sexual content. 1989 - Sly Stone Sly Stone was sentenced to 55 days after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of cocaine, (two weeks later he also pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to spend 9-14 months in rehab). 1990 - Vanilla Ice Vanilla Ice started a four-week run at No.1 in the UK with the single 'Ice Ice Baby'. The track sampled the bass intro to the Queen and David Bowie No.1 'Under Pressure'. 'Ice Ice Baby' was initially released as the B-side to the rapper's cover of 'Play That Funky Music', and became the A-side after US DJ's started playing it. 1993 - Ray Gillen American rock singer-songwriter Ray Gillen died age 34 from an AIDS related disease in a New York Hospital. He was best known for his work with Badlands, in addition to his stint with Black Sabbath in the mid-1980s and recording most of the vocals on Phenomena's Dream Runner album. 1997 - Kenny G Kenny G set a new world record when he held a note on his saxophone for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. (The record has since been broken by Geovanni Escalante, who held a note for 1 hour, 30 minutes and 45 seconds, using a technique that allows him to blow and breathe at the same time). 2006 - Oasis An Oasis fan enjoyed "the best day of his life" when Noel Gallagher popped round to his house in Poynton, Cheshire to play an intimate gig. Ben Hayes had won a BBC Radio 1 competition to have the star play in his front room as part of a week of gigs compered by DJ Jo Whiley. 15 people packed into his lounge for the tiny gig - with his mother on hand making cups of tea for the crew. 2008 - Wham Wham's Last Christmas was the most played festive track of the last five years. The Performing Right Society put the 1984 hit at the top of their chart of seasonal songs, just ahead of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? The Pogues came third with Fairytale of New York, recorded with the late Kirsty MacColl and first released in 1987. Other featured artists include Slade, Mariah Carey and Bruce Springsteen. 2012 - Shakira Shakira was being sued for $100m (£62.4m) by a former boyfriend who acted as her business manager for six years. Antonio de la Rua claimed he was the "principal architect" of a business plan that turned the singer into a global superstar. He was seeking to "recover his share of past and future partnership profits," according to papers filed in New York. 2013 - Bob Dylan Bob Dylan was placed under judicial investigation in France for allegedly provoking ethnic hatred of Croats. It followed a legal complaint lodged by a Croat association in France over a 2012 interview Dylan gave to Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview Dylan allegedly compared the relationship between Jews and Nazis to that of Serbs and Croats. 2013 - Martin Sharp Australian artist, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker Martin Sharp died from emphysema aged 71. Sharp was called Australia's foremost pop artist. His psychedelic posters of Bob Dylan, Donovan and others, rank as classics of the genre. Martin co-wrote one of Cream's best known songs, ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’, created the cover art for Cream's Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire albums, and in the 1970s became a champion of singer Tiny Tim. 2013 - Richard Coughlan English drummer and percussionist Richard Coughlan died age 66. He was one of the founding members of Caravan in 1968 and remained with the band until his death. Caravan who were signed to Decca Records, blended psychedelic rock, jazz and classical influences to create a distinctive progressive rock sound. 2014 - AC/DC Phil Rudd the drummer of rock band AC/DC pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs. Phil Rudd was excused from appearing in New Zealand's Tauranga District Court, with his lawyer entering his plea. The 60-year-old Australian-born musician was originally charged with attempting to procure the murder of two men. 2016 - Drake Drake was named Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2016, with his single 'One Dance' the site's biggest song of the year. The Canadian had 4.7 billion streams in this year, more than half of which were for his album Views. 'One Dance' alone was streamed 960 million times. Played consecutively, that would take more than 5,200 years. End of post 1 of 2.
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My choices for GSOTD for this first day of December, enjoy the music.
World: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. https://pandora.app.link/5ZLjhL9LRbb
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” reached high positions in many charts worldwide during 1983, including number 1 in the UK Singles and the US Billboard Top 100. The song also won the Variety Club award.
Pop: Walk Me Home by P!nk. https://pandora.app.link/Xja6B7sMRbb
"Walk Me Home" is a song recorded by American singer Pink for her eighth studio album, Hurts 2B Human. The track was announced during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast on February 6, 2019, and it was released as the lead single from the album on February 20, 2019 by RCA Records. "Walk Me Home" was written by Pink, Scott Friedman, and Nathaniel Ruess.
R&B: Jealous by Labrinth. https://pandora.app.link/5RiogFHMRbb "
Jealous" is a song by English electronic musician Labrinth. Written with Josh Kear and Natalie Hemby, the song was released on 23 November 2014.
Country: Together Again by Emmylou Harris. https://pandora.app.link/AOcMgd5MRbb Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gospel: Pray by Koryn Hawthorne. https://pandora.app.link/Ue43CneNRbb
Koryn Mattanah Hawthorne is an American contemporary Christian music and gospel singer. Hawthorne was a finalist in season 8 of NBC's singing competition The Voice, at the age of 17, as a member on Pharrell Williams's team. After placing fourth on the show, Hawthorne got signed to RCA Inspiration, a division of Sony Music dedicated to gospel music recordings. Her debut studio album, Unstoppable, was released on July 13, 2018, and earned her multiple awards nominations, including two Grammy nominations.
Until tomorrow, take care and stay safe.
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