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"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." -- William Congreve, 1670-1729

Music represents the movement, development and transformation of motifs of the collective unconscious." -- C. G. Jung

What people say about music:

I love all kind of music, ever since I was young.
My taste changed over time but music always remain a truly effective mood altering system.
When I was alone, a lonely little scrawny and skinny kid in London, I used to listen to the Brit's classical music (London Phiharmonica ) on my record player late at night. Sometimes, I would run out of electricity and I had to put more coins (10p) in the meter.
Can you imagine finding coins and meter in the dark! I have learned to appreciate and enjoy more romantic, upbeat music in the last few years.
When I feel the BLUES, I would delve and dig deep into my feeling .. and my sadness, that is when "Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Diamonds and Rust" or the Moody Blues get to dance with my inner soul. Although I like oldies but I also like contemporary music.

I never get tired of listening to Kenny G.'s "The Joy Of Life" and "Forever In Love". I would prefer that they are the themes for my comtemporary life. by J.M.

I am in my late 40's and I loved Motown as well as the harmony of the groups back in the 50's. You could understand the words and dance close to the person that you liked - or keep your distance from one that you did not. The music made me feel young, and still does, whenever I hear it. It was a great time because things were simpler.

There were drugs, but not as prevalent as it is today. You could go to bars at 18, and drink legally. The music made me feel happy, and reflected my sadness as well. If I was in a relationship and was having problems, the music would sometimes cheer me up because it would tell me that my problems were universal. If the relationship was going well, the music would make me feel that I was lucky - and some of the music would make me feel happy. All in all, the music was simpler than it is today, but then, so was life.

as a young man just back from vietnam i purchased an album " THE TEMPTATIONS IN A MELLOW MOOD'" this had to be one of their best. among the many great songs was " to dream the impossible dream". they sang it with so much soul, and helped me through many sleepless nights. i will always hold the TEMPTATIONS near to my heart...............

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Music Firsts

The first jukebox was installed at Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco in 1899.

In December 1925, American composer George Gershwin appeared as a soloist at a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall. He played his Concerto in F, the first jazz concerto for piano in musical history.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the first musical for which an original cast album was recorded: Oklahoma! (1943). They also wrote the first musical about Chinese-Americans: Flower Drum Song (1958).

Loretta Lynn was country music's first female millionaire, at age 30 in 1965.

Beatle John Lennon appeared on the first cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine, which debuted on November 9, 1967.

As a result of Russian copyright law changes in 1975, the Rolling Stones were the first rock group to receive Russian royalties.

During their 1976 tour, The Who was the first rock group to use lasers in a live performance.

The first American pop group to tour the U.S.S.R. was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band during their 1977 concert tour.

In 1990, Irish rock singer Sinéad O'Connor became the first musical recording artist to refuse a Grammy Award, which she won for her recording of, ironically enough, "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got." She claimed that too much emphasis was placed on the pop charts, and not enough on the ills and abuses of the world. O'Connor, already controversial because she shaved her head, was savagely lambasted by the press and the public for her controversial statements.

In 1992, singer Peabo Bryson became the first artist to have three separate records at the top of four different charts (Hot 100, Hot Adult Contemporary, Classical Crossover, and Contemporary Jazz). The songs were "A Whole New World," "We Kiss in a Shadow," and "By the Time This Night Is Over".

At a ceremony in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria in 1998, Carlos Santana became the first Hispanic to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Author: Vicki McClure Davidson

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