Every time I see your face, It reminds me of the places we used to go, But all I’ve got is a photograph, And I realize you’re not coming back anymore
There are lots of songs that deal with photos. Songs about family portraits, Polaroids, pictures of beautiful girls, snap shots, Nikon cameras, and picture books. All of these photos bring back memories sometimes good and sometimes bad. Here is a look at some of these songs.
My 7th inductee of 2023 and my 3rd of the country music genre is the yodeling Jimmie Rodgers.
Jimmie Rodgers, often referred to as the “Father of Country Music,” “The Singing Brakeman,” and “America’s Blue Yodeler,” was a legendary American singer, songwriter, and musician who made significant contributions to the development of country music in the early 20th century. His life, history, and career are notable for their influence on the genre.
I’ve just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind
Gary Wright was an English musician, singer, and songwriter known for his contributions to the rock and pop music genres. He was born on April 26, 1943, in Cresskill, New Jersey, USA, but he grew up in England. Gary Wright’s musical career spans several decades, and he is best known for his solo work as well as his involvement in various bands and collaborations.
My first inductee(s) for my Songwriters Award is Lennon and McCartney, John Lennon’s 2nd time and Paul McCartney’s 3rd time into Doyle’s Space Music Hall of Fame.
Lennon and McCartney complemented one another as personalities and as musicians. McCartney’s melodic facility smoothed over some of Lennon’s rougher edges. Lennon’s grit added texture and leavened some of McCartney’s more saccharine tendencies.
My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.
I’m on cloud 9 reading these daily blog posts on Doyle’s Space
The term Cloud 9 refers to a state of perfect happiness or ecstasy. It is often used in the phrase “on cloud nine”. The Oxford English Dictionary compares it with the Seventh Heaven, the highest level of heaven.
It was [over 54] years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style, But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile
This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.
A 38th anniversary look at The Beatles concert at Atlanta Stadium
by Donnie Thompson
Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.
This was the lead article for this issue so we created this Beatles in Atlanta stadium cover. Donnie found a great image of the cartoon Beatles performing and we placed them in an actual photo of Atlanta Stadium. We relaced that banner contents with “Circle Sky” and that was about all there was to it.
William Everett Preston was born September 2, 1946 in Houston, Texas. He moved to Los Angeles with his mother, never had a music lesson and was considered a child prodigy. In 1962 he became Little Richard’s organist. met the Beatles and in 1967 joined Ray Charles Band.