Irving Berlin, He Was American Music

Irving Berlin was born Israel Isidore Baline on May 11, 1888 in Tyumen, Russian Empire.  He was one of eight children born to his parents.  In 1893 his family immigrated and settled in New York City.  By the age of eight he’d quit school and was selling newspapers.  While selling papers he would hear the Read More

Bing Crosby, the Original Crooner

Bing Crosby mesmerized all of us with his soothing voice. The famous crooner was born Harry Lillis Crosby on May 3, 1902 in Tacoma, Washington. He was the fourth of seven children of bookkeeper, Harry Lincoln Crosby. Little Harry was a fan of “The Bingville Bugle” a Sunday feature of the local newspaper. A neighborhood Read More

The Carpenter’s Left a Lasting Impression

During the 1970s the Carpenter’s were very popular. Even today their hits can still be heard in commercials and movies. The Carpenter’s were a brother and sister group. Richard was born on October 15, 1946 and Karen was born on March 2, 1950. They were born in Connecticut and later moved to California. In his Read More

Yesterday was once Scrambled Eggs

Did you know The Beatles originally called their hit song ‘Scrambled Eggs’? The song, Yesterday, was originally composed by Paul McCartney. He was living with the parents of his then girlfriend, Jane Asher. He’s stated that he lived in a small attic room in the family’s house. He’d saved enough money to buy a piano Read More

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Is It Really An Irish Song?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! When I go to the nursing homes to do music this time of year the most requested song is When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. I was suprised to learn that it was not a song from the country of Ireland. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling is a tribute to Ireland. The Read More

A Tribute to Whitney Houston

    The world was saddened by the unexpected passing of Whitney Houston. I remember seeing her in The Bodyguard while still in high school. Enjoy this performance of one of her most popular songs.