If you are new to my blog, a brief introduction: I live near Binghamton, New York and have been blogging since April of 2009.
Mondays I rock with the 4Mers, a group of music lovers who participate in a blog hop called Music Moves Me.
The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly. Her co-4Mers are: Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ The Rockin' elf Cathy from Curious as a Cathy .
Wednesdays are Winter Wonders - anything about winter. And baby, it's co-o-old outside, here in upstate New York!
Twice a month on Thursdays, I participate in a meme called Thursday Tree Love. The next one is January 11.
Friday, I participate in Skywatch Friday, where bloggers from all over the world watch the sky and post their pictures of sunrises, sunsets, and more.
And the rest of the week? Let me surprise you!
And now, on to the first Music Moves Me of 2018. This is a blog hop and you'll never regret it if you visit the other members:
Today, on Music Moves Me, our theme is New Years Eve and New Years.
"Mr. New Years Eve", Guy Lombardo, rang in the New Year for much of my early youth. I grew up in New York City but have never made it to Times Square for New Years Eve.
This clip is of his last NYE performance (1976) and is about 14 minutes long. Directly below is a shorter one. This 1976 into 1977 NYE was Guy Lombardo's last New Years Eve, as he died in 1977.
If you start around a minute in on this second 1976 video, you will get the flavor - the special effects may seem cheesy now, but this was 41 years ago. Not quite the same ball drop as the one at midnight last night, was it?
Guy Lombardo was succeeded by Dick Clark, the former host of American Bandstand, and the show he started still goes on each New Years Eve (with a slightly different title) although Dick Clark has also passed on.
It took me a long time to find a video of Dick ClarkI wanted to show, and I finally decided on this tribute.
So now, let's move on to some New Years oriented music.
Barry Manilow, from 1977 - It's Just Another New Year's Eve. I have to admit, although I normally love Barry Manilow, I find this song so sad.
New Year's Day - Taylor Swift
New Year's Day - U2 (a totally different song) performed live.
And finally - Happy New Year by Abba.
This is first day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost. May you, my cherished readers, have the happiest of New Years! And again, visit the other members of #Musicmovesme for a rockin' New Years Day!