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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gone, yet ne'er forgotten!

Amid all the festiveness of the holiday season come times of remembrance... Christmas past, family and friends gone but not forgotten. There is an overwhelming sense of sadness that at the same time brings on smiles of the heart. The joy, the laughter, the silliness within the seriousness of the time. With Christmas, there is always music, special music. Some of the melodies have been passed down from generation to generation while new ones hit the scene with the changing times.


Loving memories of those who have passed on are rekindled everyday in music that lives on and on and on...


Gone, yet ne'er forgotten
Music that calms & heals
Soothing the very soul
With each heart it steals
 Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Music starts the morning
Your songs live within us
Keeping our hearts yearning
With the Christmas season
You're missed more 'n' more
With melodies of the holidays
Drifting in and out the door

 Gone, yet ne'er forgotten
Music to relive the days
Happiness within sorrow
'Til the last memory fades

©2013 Sharla Lee Shults
 

To all who have loved ones in Heaven this Christmas, may you find joyful peace with family and friends.


Today in Music History: December 21, 1974

Welcome into the Spotlight...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud_%28band%29
 Mud in 1974


http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mud-mn0000508805/biography
Mud: never a profoundly philosophical band, and never pretended to be. The group played music to have a good time, and merely asked that others join in, which millions of Brits did for a few years.

Mud were an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. They were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles "Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After years of unsuccessful singles, Mud finally had three Top 20 successes in 1973 with "Crazy" (No. 12), "Hypnosis" (No. 16) and "Dyna-mite" (No. 4). In 1975 they had seven singles in the UK Top 40 totaling over 45 weeks on the chart, the most by any artist in 1975.

1974 Mud were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Chinn & Chapman song 'Lonely This Christmas'. The group's second No.1 and third chart topper for Chinn & Chapman in 1974.




And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...