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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 34

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Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge # 34

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 34

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Here we go with another round of interesting prompts and music, hosted by Laura! Join in and see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun! Thanks, Laura!

I tag anyone who loves music, prompts, and sharing what you find. 🙂

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

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Post an instrumental you adore.

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“Telstar”, by the Tornados, was released as a single from the album, “Telstar – The Sounds of the Tornadoes”, in 1962. It is on the Decca (UK) and London (USA) labels, and was written by Joe Meek.

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Post a popular ballad that contains a woman’s name in the title.

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“Oh, Donna”, by Ritchie Valens, was written by him, as a tribute to his high school sweetheart. It was released in 1958, and is on the Del-Fi Records label.

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Post a rock music video that has a violin or cello solo.

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“Dust in the Wind”, by Kansas was written by Kerry Livgren, and was released on the Kirsher label in 1977, from their album, “Point of Know Return”.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 26: Hot Butter – Popcorn

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Thanks, Hugh, for this interesting prompt!

We were asked the question, is a song without lyrics, a song…or not? If I hear it played on the radio, I think it is a song, even if it is just music. There have been many instrumental ‘songs’ recorded. Seems they were more popular way back when, than these days, but I still like hearing them.

This first song is one I really like. I’ve found myself humming it to myself quite a lot over the years, as it has stuck with me because of what all it represents. The music just does something to me, like an optimistic, uplifting sound. Well, you know how I’m fascinated by all things to do with space travel, time travel, stars, and planets. 🙂 The song was named after the first Communications Satellite, which was launched on July 10, 1962. The satellite was the first one to provide communications through television, telephones, and faxes, to be available to everyone. Just think of how we communicate around the world right now. If it wasn’t for these many satellites that orbit the Earth today, our communications ability would not be so advanced.

Here is the Wikipedia information about the Telstar Satellite. It is so interesting to read.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstar

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“Telstar”, by the Tornados, was released as a single from the album, “Telstar – The Sounds of the Tornadoes”, in 1962. It is on the Decca (UK) and London (USA) labels, and was written by Joe Meek.

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This next one is quite a bit different, in that it features of all things, an old fashioned manual typewriter! It’s funny to watch. This is the musician/performer Liberace with his version.

“The Typewriter Song”, was written by Leroy Anderson, and first performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1950.

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