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Old 10-19-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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"This Land Is Your Land" is one of the United States' most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, and recorded in 1944, based on an existing melody, in response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America", which Guthrie considered unrealistic and complacent. Tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio, he wrote a response originally called "God Blessed America for Me".

Guthrie varied the lyrics over time, sometimes including more overtly political verses in line with his sympathetic views of communism, than appear in recordings or publications. For a time, his communist sympathies led to the blanket ban of all his work on US radio.

In 2002, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.



Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land - YouTube
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Guns N' Roses - Civil War (Music Video) - YouTube
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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John Lennon's 'Imagine' hit the number one spot on the UK charts almost ten years after it's initial 1971 release. The record he signed for Mark David Chapman a few hours before he was shot is arguably the most valuable record collectors' vinyl in existence.


John Lennon - Imagine - YouTube


Paul McCartney is the only artist to enjoy Number 1 success in a quintet, quartet, trio, duo and solo.


The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road (LIVE - 90s) - YouTube
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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Donald Malcom Campbell. Was a British speed record breaker who broke eight world speed records in the 1950s and 1960s. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year (1964). On 4 January 1967, Campbell was killed when Bluebird K7 flipped and disintegrated at a speed in excess of 300 mph, This song by Marillion inspired the recovery in 2000-2001 of Bluebird's wreckage and Campbell remains.

Marillion - Out of This World (From "Less is More" CD) - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:52 AM
 
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The first million selling CD, when they were introduced, was Dire Straits' "Brothers In Arms."


Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:13 AM
 
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The Rolling Stones' first Top Twenty hit, "I Wanna Be Your Man," was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.


I Wanna Be Your Man- The Rolling Stones - YouTube


For their performance of 'Let's Spend the Night Together' on the Ed Sullivan Show, Mick Jagger was forced to mumble the title lyrics for censor reasons.


Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together (Rare colour film) - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:59 AM
 
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Sgt MacKenzie - We Were Soldiers Soundtrack with Lyrics - YouTube - About the singer's Great-Grandfather, a veteran of WWI.


A Man's A Man for 'a That: : Rabbie Burns' Greatest Hit - The Scottish Parliament, 1st July, 1999 - YouTube - Sort-of about history in being part of history.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:47 AM
 
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Ave Maria in its original form was a latin prayer, not a song.



Luciano Pavarotti - Ave Maria - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:52 AM
 
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In 1981, recordings of the late Patsy Cline and the late Jim Reeves were spliced together to make completely new duets by two dead people.



Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline (Have You Ever Been lonely)Bob in the UK - YouTube
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:08 AM
 
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west virginia mine disaster - YouTube - Apparently about an actual mine disaster.


Spanky and Our Gang - brother can you spare a dime - YouTube - About the period it was written, but also about WWI vets to an extent.


The Night Chicago Died - YouTube - A fictional story about Capone and Chicago gangsters.
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