My Favorite Albums – Venus and Mars – Wings

Tell me, what’s that man movin’ cross the stage?
It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page

Venus and Mars was the 4th studio album by Wings and the 6th for Paul McCartney after the break-up of The Beatles in 1970. The album was released May 27, 1975, and was the follow-up to Band on the Run. It was released on Capitol Records and was the springboard to a year-long worldwide tour for the band.

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Album Art – The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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.

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My Favorite Albums – Stealers Wheel – Stealers Wheel

Trying to make some sense of it all
But I can see it makes no sense at all
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor?
Well, I don’t think I can take anymore

“Stuck in the Middle With You” is the song everyone knows by Stealers Wheel. It reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart and was given new life when used in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 debut film Reservoir Dogs. What most folks don’t realize is just how great Stealers Wheel was and that just about every song they recorded was excellent in my opinion.

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A Hard Day’s Night in Dixie

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.

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Richway and Kmart Record Departments

The roofs were built with giant, almost pyramid-like skylights in which you could look up to see the weather while you were shopping.

Richway in Roswell, Georgia was a central and important location in my early record universe. My Father shopped there, and it was fairly close to my school. They also had a well-stocked and interesting record department for someone who was new to the vinyl collecting hobby like me.

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Concert Review: Alan Parsons Live Project: Turn of a Friendly Card Tour

Postponed, because of Covid, from 2020 to September 12, 2021 to finally February 1, 2022.

I saw the Alan Parsons Live Project: Turn of a Friendly Card Tour at Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia on February 1, 2022. It was one of the best-sounding shows I have ever attended, loud but didn’t hurt your ears at all.

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Falling Through the Cracks: Classic Hits That Weren’t

“Would – be” classic hits that have somehow managed to fall through the cracks

By Donnie Thompson

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010. Donnie recollected “The yellow submarine is made by Corgi. The Monkeemobile and Partridge Bus are from Johnny Lightning. The band figures are the Monkees from the Monkees Tour Van/Monkeemobile set from Johnny Lightning. The building is the backside of the Hot Wheels Pop Up Drive & Eat [because we wanted to back the Monkeemobile into the garage]. We set it up on plain white pieces of Coroplast. One underneath and I think one behind.”

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Collecting Hair

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

I love collecting things but I haven’t started my Hair Collection. I heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio that a baseball size clump of Elvis Presley’s hair had sold at auction for over $72,000 dollars.

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Charlie Watts Dies

Heartbeat of The Rolling Stones for almost 60 years.

Charlie Robert Watts was born June 2, 1941 at University College Hospital in Bloomsbury, London. His dad was Charles Richard Watts, a lorry driver for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, and his mom was Lillian Charlotte (née Eaves).

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The Beatles – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

All together now!

As promised, my Music Hall of Fame with the inductees chosen entirely by me and me alone. My first Inductee is no real surprise if you know me at all …
It is The Beatles.

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