1700s · Composers · Music · Songs

December 17, 1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Baptism

I am not certain that I am going to have time to make a lengthy post today and I don’t usually write about people’s birthdays because being born is not historically significant. It is unknown when Beethoven was born and thanks to Google’s doodle for today I know that he was baptised today 245 years… Continue reading December 17, 1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Baptism

20th Century · Airplanes · Army · England · Military · Music · Second World War · United States

December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

I have always been a Big Band fan. For me, there is only one name that comes to mind when I think Big Band. Glenn Miller! I almost titled this post as “The Day the Music Died” but I did not want to confuse people. Glenn Miller has always been one of my heroes, and… Continue reading December 15, 1944 – Glenn Miller Goes Missing in Action Over English Channel

Michael Jackson · Motown · Music · Pop Culture · Television

December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

I love Music! 🎼 ♫ ♫ I grew up listening to the King of Pop and had to jump on this story. Growing up in Gary, Indiana the Jackson Brothers started performing in 1964. Brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Jackie were a phenomenal singing group that change the band name to the Jackson 5 when little brother… Continue reading December 14, 1969 – The Jackson 5 Appear on The Ed Sullivan Show

Beatles · Music · Pop Culture · Songs · Television

♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬

Author’s Note: As with yesterday’s post about inventions, another one of my LOVES in life is music. If you hadn’t picked this up before, I promise you–dear readers–you will be hearing more about music as we are on this journey. I hope you will enjoy my musical enthusiasm as much as I enjoy sharing it!… Continue reading ♬ ♬ November 29, 1963–Beatles Release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” ♬ ♬