Orchestra

Interesting how music and the ‘pop charts’ changed after the British Invasion in the early 60’s. When the Billboard Top 100 Chart came out on July 7, 1962, “The Stripper” by David Rose was the new #1 song in the US. Now be honest, how many of you have ‘done a little dance’ to this […]

16th April 1972, The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London. ELO were formed to accommodate former Move members Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Wood departed following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of […]

A founding member of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne turns 70 years old today. Jeff was the sole constant member of Electric Light Orchestra. He was later a co-founder and member of the Traveling Wilburys together with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. Jeff produced recordings for artists such […]

Hmmn…. ever wonder?? On Nov. 17, 1938, Orchestra leader Kay Kyser gave a lecture at CCNY college in New York City on “the inner workings and artistic features of swing music.” Its popularity leads to Kyser being given his own popular NBC radio show, “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge.” Kyser and his band, toured […]


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