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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

♫Song, Catchphrase or Both♫

Catchphrases are often used in verse, poetry and music. There are even songs that ended up being catchphrases. In other words, it used to be a song, now it is a catchphrase. Some even cross the line and end up in natural everyday conversation outliving its musical counterpart.
The song becomes a slogan, the slogan becomes a T-shirt, the T-shirt becomes a bumper sticker, and the whole thing becomes so oversaturated that you start over with another song. Rinse and repeat. Read MORE...
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By the early 1980s, Queen was one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world!

Queen famed British glam-rock band

The British rock band Queen formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury [lead vocals, piano], Brian May [guitar, vocals], John Deacon [bass guitar], and Roger Taylor [drums, vocals]. Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating more diverse and innovative styles in their music. By the early 80s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, and their performance at 1985's Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history.

The band Queen is especially famous for the song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. What a song it turned out to be, especially when amazingly it almost did not make it as a single!



'Tis not 'Bohemian Rhapsody' that is in the spotlight on this day but a single whose title is a very familiar catchphrase...
Today in Music HistoryOctober 4
1980 Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Another One Bites The Dust'.

Though probably not intentional unless someone did an excellent splicing job, the "Another one bites the dust" line quite clearly says "...Decide to smoke marijuana" when played backwards. This is especially clear toward the end of the track when Mercury repeats the line with only the drums playing. [Source: songfacts.com

Another big hit for Queen with which you are more than likely very familiar is...





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And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...