Reeling In The Years

Whenever possible, I try to make Monday a “musical history” medley; a chronological timeline of events that happened on this date. Some weeks there aren’t enough but this week, I got very lucky!

Once you get by the opening “intro” and the compatible Foreigner song, you’ll be reeling in the years as the rest of the medley is devoted to musical events that took place on February 19!

In the event you choose not to play today’s medley (and why wouldn’t you?), I’ll let you know right now that tomorrow will be devoted to country music. Really, why anyone choose not to play today’s medley?

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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On This Date In Music History

Foreigner – Kinks
Tony Orlando & Dawn
Elvis Presley – Stevie Wonder
AC/DC – Chiffons
George Harrison – Procol Harum

Comments (14)

  1. Rosa-Lee Gould

    Good Morning Ray, Thank you from Ted & Me for the musical history lesson you shared today. It was enjoyed as always. 🙂

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Lee & Ted 🥰🥰
      I am, as always, very happy you two kids enjoyed it. 🙂
      Have a great day!

  2. Jim

    I loved the history included in this. Procol Harum’s song is one of my favorites!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Jim. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Mary Helen Hawthorne

    Whiter Shade of Pale is a big fave, perhaps b/c my brother Charlie had a B3 and songs like this remind me of him
    I’m no writer, but though I can hear certain chord changes and riffs, don’t really see the plagiarism… glad it was found to be unconscious, but a big judgement nonetheless
    Loved all the backstories and the Monday Mickey Mouse Clubhouse take off

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Mary Helen
      I’m glad Procol Harum’s song brought back wonderful memories of Charlie. ❤
      The primary problem with My Sweet Lord v He’s So Fine centered on these lines…
      My sweet Lord … He’s so fine (they are virtually identical)
      George’s guitar chords following the “My sweet Lord” line mirror (almost exactly) the Chiffon’s “Doo lang doo lang doo lang”
      It was, I think most people agree, a bullshit case.

  4. Nancy Garbati

    Sorry I’m late with my comment. Listened this morning but had to leave for an appointment and was gone all day. But I got a lovely new car. I enjoyed these and especially you input about each song.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Nancy 🥰
      I’m very happy you enjoyed the medley but I’m much more happy about the new car! Congrats! ❤

  5. Penny S Capron

    Like the music (as always) and the history included … my favorite is My Sweet Lord
    Have a wonderful evening my friend!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny 🥰
      I hope you have a very peaceful evening!

  6. Donns Tillson-Bass

    Sorry I’m a day late. I really enjoyed hearing the history of each of these songs. As always you do an amazing job with the medleys >

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Donna. Never worry about being late (or missing a comment). I know you listen. 🙂

  7. Pat Conant

    “Yellow Ribbon” brings back some memories I hadn’t thought of in many years. A good friend of my husband really loved that song. He was in the army & had just returned from 2 tours in Viet Nam. He was due to get out of the army but was thinking about re enlisting. His fiancé told him there would be no yellow ribbons if he re-enlisted. He did change his mind and they got married!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Pat 🥰
      A happy ending! Love it!

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