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Song Story: The Moon got In My Eyes

The Moon got In My Eyes was written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnson. Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra both recorded the song. The song appears on Sinatra’s Moonlight Sinatra.  

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Song Story: Moonlight Sonata

Beethoven’s The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 2 is popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata. Ludwig Van Beethoven, the popular Classical/Romantic era composer, completed the piece in 1801. In 1802, he dedicated the piece to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. Guicciardi was an Austrian countess.  Beethoven became Read More

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Song Story: Bunny Hop

In honor of Easter, I thought we’d take a look at the upbeat, dance craze Bunny Hop. The Bunny Hop is a novelty dance created at Balboa High School in San Francisco in 1952. The song was a vocal hit in 1952 and instrumentally re-recorded around 1958. The song has been released by other artists Read More

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Song Story: Moonlight Mood

Moonlight Mood is another song on Moonlight Sinatra.  There is also a song known as In a Moonlight Mood, but I’ve not been able to conclusively determine if they are the same song or not.  The song was written by Peter De Rose and Harold Adamson. Sony Music published the song in 1942. Sinatra recorded Read More