Garth Brooks

The Untold Story: The Dance

The Dance is Garth Brook’s signature song. The song was written by Tony Arata and Henry Drysdale-Wood. Arata says on his website the inspiration for the song was a scene from the movie Peggy Sue Got Married. He writes, “Kathleen Turner discovers she can’t alter one aspect of her past without affecting the rest. No Read More

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra—The Early Years

Frank Sinatra was the biggest star of his day.  He suffered numerous ups and downs throughout his career.   Yet, how did it all begin? Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915. From all accounts his birth was extremely traumatic and he almost did not survive.  He had a scar on his left ear, Read More

Beauty and the Beast

The Untold Story of the Song: Beauty and the Beast

After finishing with their animated feature, The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney’s animation department turned their attention to their next project. In 1987, they decided to adapt the fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast into their next animated feature film. The Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, ordered the script be re-written in the style of a Read More

desperado

Desperado

The hit by the Eagles, first appeared on the 1973 album by the same name. Don Henley began writing parts of the song in the late 1960s.  After he and Glenn Grey teamed up, the song was finished.  This was the first of many songs the duo wrote together. Henley explained in the liner notes Read More