October 22 is...
National Nut Day
Is your mouth watering yet?
1967 Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film 'To Sir With Love'. The song was also Billboard's single of the year for 1967. Lulu performed this song on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 22, 1967, which was the day after hit #1 in America.
|Museum under construction in photo taken on Nov. 12, 1957|
|An interior view of the museum on a busy day|
|The skylight in the center of the museum|
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is one of the best-known museums in New York City and one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the museum, which is often called simply The Guggenheim, is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Early Modern, and Contemporary Art, and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.Wright's creation continues to be awe-inspiring with many of the 900,000-plus visitors who visit the Guggenheim each year making their own odd comparisons to the design—a Jello mold! a washing machine! a pile of twisted ribbon! a giant upside down cupcake!
This being 1962, many of the sound effects had to be created in the studio. The effects on the song were done as follows:
*The coffin being opened was made by pulling a rusty nail out of a lump of wood with the claw of a hammer.
*The bubbling sounds came from blowing through a straw in a glass of water.
*The sounds of the chains was made by dropping chains onto plywood planks on the recording studio floor.
1962 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Monster Mash', it became a No.3 in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive.