With Juno Week 2018 upon us I started thinking about music. Music plays such a huge role in everyone’s lives, even if we don’t necessarily think about it or consciously make an effort to include it in our worlds. Music is everywhere – we go to the grocery store and it is playing over the speakers, we go to meet a friend for coffee and it is ambient in the background of our meeting. Without even noticing, music is there, subtly influencing our mood, outlook, demeanor and multitude of other facets of our being.
How does music play into your life? (Get what I did there?)
On that note (yes, I did it again), for fun I found a few interesting pieces of music trivia. Just some food for thought:
WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR ROCK-AND-ROLL SONG IN HISTORY?
“Because the lyrics in the Kingsmen’s 1963 recording of the song ‘Louie, Louie’ were unintelligible, people thought they were dirty, and although they weren’t, a U.S. congressional investigation assured the song’s enduring success. Since being sold by its author, Richard Berry, for $750 in 1957, ‘Louie, Louie’ has been recorded by nearly one thousand different performers and sold an estimated quarter-billion copies.” ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers
HOW DID THE POEM “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB” BECOME SO FAMOUS?
“‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ was written in 1830 by Sarah Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady Book. She was inspired after watching young Mary Tyler’s pet lamb follow the girl to school, which, of course, was against the rules. The poem became immortal more than fifty years later when Thomas Edison used it as the first words ever spoken and then recorded on his new invention, the phonograph.” ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers
I hope everyone enjoys the Junos this weekend!
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