Can You Imagine Recording White Christmas Today? ‘Coz Bing Crosby Did

That is, we’re not talking about recording White Christmas in 2019. Rather, can you imagine getting into the groove to record such a record on 29 May?

That being one of the little secrets about all that holiday cheer. All the musicians, light makers and all the rest are doing their stuff now. That’s just how long it takes for everything to move through the logistics chain. In fact, if you’ve not already ordered your container of seasonal tchotchke from China then you’re probably too late.…

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Yes, Really. Kylie Minogue Is 51 Today

Princess of Pop might be overdoing it a bit for Kylie Minogue but she’s certainly been able to churn out the hits.

As to the background:

Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE (/mɪˈnoʊɡ/; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian-British singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue’s character married Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom, making it one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever.…

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Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Cave Man)

On this day in music, the Jimmy Castor Bunch had their hit “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” his number 6 hit.

Bit of a novelty record but also a fine piece of funk in that backing band there:

As to the band and its leader:

James Walter Castor (January 23, 1940 – January 16, 2012) was an American funk, R&B, and soul musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he is credited with vocals, saxophone and composition. He is best known for songs such as “It’s Just Begun”, “Bertha Butt Boogie”, and the biggest hit single, million-seller “Troglodyte (Cave Man)”

The song itself:

“Troglodyte (Cave Man)”, originally released as “Troglodite”,[1] is a 1972 funk song by The Jimmy Castor Bunch.

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Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – 52 Years Ago Today

On this day in music – EMI released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1967 EMI releases “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK

An interesting reworking of it being this:

More than anyone can want to know about it here.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.

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