History Lesson

The 4th of July is full of history. Not just American history, though. 1826 We get classical as Stephen Foster is born and grows up to write on of the sweetest songs known to man: Beautiful Dreamer. 1832 America (My Country Tis of Thee) was performed for the first time in Boston. Later everyone realized that it was actually a plagiarized version of "God Save the Queen." 1895 A poem called "America the Beautiful" is written by Katherine Lee Bates. Yes, it's the same one as the song.  1938 Bill Withers is born. You're probably familiar with his most famous song: Ain't no Sunshine. 1964 The Rolling Stones show true rebellion a they appear on the BBC and start cutting up, looking bored, and smashing the records that were going to be reviewed. 1966 The Beatles play in Manila and eventually get kicked out of the city because they didn't show up for a meeting with the first family. The President denounces them only to find out that they had never received the invitation in the first place. They never played there again. 1969 We go to Hampton, Georgia for a two day concert featuring Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chuck Berry, Chicago, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Blood Sweat & Tears, Johnny Winter, Delaney and Bonnie, Spirit, and Paul Butterfield. Flashback to 1964 where this song was #1 on the charts. A classic summer anthem, it's I Get Around by the Beach Boys Check it out here if you don't have Spotify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WP2exZurfc Until next time, roll the Mellow Dice and hope for Midnight.

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