I have loved Clannad for many years, the family of musicians from County Donegal in the north west of the Irish Republic. They are most notable for singing folk songs in their native Irish tongue, though not exclusively.
This song comes from their 1987 album ‘Sirius’, probably one of their most ‘commercial’ albums, with some really gorgeous tunes, including this one, ‘Turning Tide’; it speaks volumes to me now all these years later — especially the symbolism and imagery, so appropriate to what is going on in our world at present. Take note of the lyrics.
Girls! Girls! Girls! -“Veronica”- Elvis Costello. Elvis Costello is another one of those artists- like a Neil Young or a Bob Dylan- an album oriented artist-not a singles artist. Elvis has had only two Top 40 hits in the United States- “Veronica” being his biggest hit #19 in 1989 off of his Spike album. This […]
On this day, November 22, 1913 English composer, conductor, and pianist. Edward Benjamin Britten was born He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral […]
November 22, 1963 was a dark day in history with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy- and with the assassination the deaths of C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley received little attention at the time. One great thing did happen on this day though- The Beatles released their second album in the UK- With The […]
Billboard #1 Hits: #245: “I Think I Love You”- The Partridge Family. November 21, 1970. 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “I Think I Love You”- The Partridge Family Record Company- Bell Genre: Pop Written by Tony Romeo Time: 2:54 B-side: “Somebody Wants To Love You” Album- The Partridge Family Album Grade: A- Peaked […]
Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #537- “No Matter What”- Badfinger. October 31, 1970. Single: “No Matter What”- Badfinger Record Company- Apple Genre: Pop Written by Pete Ham Time: 2:57 B-side:” Carry On Till Tomorrow” Album- No Dice Grade: A+ Peaked at #8 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. Badfinger- a rock band from Sawnsea, […]
Billboard #1 Hits: #372: “One Of These Nights”- The Eagles. August 2, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “One Of These Nights”- The Eagles Record Company- Asylum Genre: Soft Rock Written by Don Henley and Glenn Fry Time: 3:28 B-side:”Visions” Album- One Of These Nights Grade: C Peaked at #1 1 […]