Best “Peace” Songs

With the world falling apart, here are the top “peace” songs for you.  Enjoy!

John Lennon — “Give Peace A Chance”

OAR — “Peace”

Michael Jackson and Friends — “We Are The World (Peace in The World)”

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This Day in Music History — July 23

1966 – Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’. The LP would be the most successful of his career, being certified Platinum for 1 million copies sold in the US. The title track would earn him two Grammy awards for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance.

1989 – Ringo Starr begins his first tour since The Beatles stopped touring in 1966, introducing his “All-Starr Band” of Seventies icons in Dallas, TX

2004 – A 21 year-old man was arrested after being involved in a fight with Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty in Kentish Town, London. Doherty ran off before police arrived after being beaten up by three men.

2011 – Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two vehicles but the woman died. The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her recent musical career.

2013 – Miranda Lambert earns a double-platinum single for “The House That Built Me”

Best of Amy Winehouse

Three years ago today, Amy Winehouse passed away.  She was one of the most talented singers of this generation.  Like many of the greats her dark side got the best of her.  Here is 10 of her best songs.  Enjoy

1. “Valerie”

2. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?”

3. “Back to Black”

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Today in Music History — July 22

1968 : The Jackson 5 take a trip from their home in Gary, Indiana, to Detroit, where they audition for Motown Records. Their audition is taped and sent to Berry Gordy in Los Angeles, who quickly signs the act.

1979 : Iran’s new leader, the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, bans rock and roll as a corruptive influence on the people, a decision that eventually inspires both the graphic novel Perseopolis and the Clash song Rock The Casbah.

1999 : Woodstock 99 kicked off. Woodstock ’99 was marred by violence, rape, and fires, bringing the festival to an abrupt end. The last day of Woodstock ’99 has even been referred to as “The day the music died.”

2001 : Three years after the death of first wife Linda, Paul McCartney gets engaged to former model and activist Heather Mills, who he met at a charity event in 1999. The marriage lasts four years and produces Beatrice Milly McCartney and a large settlement for Mills.

2010 : Kings of Leon have a strange encounter during a show in St. Louis when just a few songs into their set, they abruptly leave the stage, complaining about a flurry of bird poop coming from a flock of pigeons chilling in the rafters. The band never returns, and a full refund is made available to all concertgoers.

New Music Tuesday — July 22, 2014

This week was a week of beginnings and restarts.  5 Seconds of Summer released their debut album.  It is very pop-tastic.   La Roux is back with their first release since 2009.  With hits like Bulletproof under their belt, this album will definitely get you out of your seat and dancing.  Jesse McCartney is back with a new more mature sound.  If you ask me, he is getting close to being a knock off of Justin Timberlake.  McCartney needs to find a sound of his own because boy can actually sing.  Listen below.

Panic! At The Disco Fights The Good Fight

After the Westboro Baptist Church announced they were going to protest Panic! At the Disco’s Kansas City, Mo., show Sunday night, the band fought for what is right.  They posted the following on twitter:

Panic! frontman Brendon Urie has been open about experimenting “in other realms of homosexuality and bisexuality.”

The protest was lame, both in reason and attendance, with only 13 protesters.  The band ended up donating $1000 plus 5% of all merchandise sold to the Human Rights Campaign.

First Listen: Jenny Lewis, ‘The Voyager’

“The Voyager” is Jenny Lewis’ first solo album in six years! The album comes out July 29th, but thanks to NPR, you can listen to it now.

“The Voyager” deals with the loss of her estranged father and her band Rilo Kiley, which broke up after 15 years together. She has stated that these two events caused her to start suffering from terrible insomnia that at one point kept her awake for five straight nights.

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This Day in Music History — July 21

1976 : KISS released the album “The Originals.”

1983 : Diana Ross plays a free concert in New York City’s Central Park on a rainy day. She has a good attitude, claiming that the rain “Feels good” and saying, “It took me a lifetime to get here, I ain’t going nowhere.” Positive thinking could not save the show, however, and the show was stopped and rescheduled for the next day.

1986 : Santana celebrate their 20th anniversary with a massive group reunion, as all 17 current and former members play a concert in San Francisco.

1990 : Roger Waters performs the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall at the Berlin Wall. Having left Pink Floyd, he is joined by The Band, Scorpions and Cyndi Lauper. Over 200,000 attend.

2008 : Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O premieres her new side project, Native Korean Rock, at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.

2009 : The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.


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