Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only on this music train, please!) First, there is XmasDolly, Her co-conductors are: ♥Callie of JAmerican Spice♥, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ Also, co-conducting is ♥Cathy from Curious as a Cathy♥ . And finally, there's me.
The person setting the themes for January has elected to remain anonymous, so there is no one to credit - or blame! (ONLY KIDDING). The theme for today has to do with Elvis, whose birthday would have been tomorrow. So, we are invited to start with an Elvis tune, but then switch to other tunes of his era.
And his era was a long one indeed. When my son, who is now in his late 20's, was growing up, our neighbor across the street had a son a year older than our son. And that young man loved Elvis. Elvis transcends generation gaps - his music spanned three decades, and is still enjoyed today.
Which is why I am going to start with my favorite Elvis song. No, it's not from the 50's, or even from the 1960's. Rather, it is from 1969.
Please enjoy Elvis singing "Suspicious Minds".
In 1969, Elvis also came out with "In the Ghetto". This live version dates from the early 1970's.
In general, 1969 was (in my humble opinion) a fantastic year for music, and it's so hard for me to believe that 50 years have now passed since these songs were hits.
But first, a small tribute to Daryl Dragon, better known as the "Captain" of the Captain and Tennille, who died earlier this week at the age of 76 from renal failure. Toni Tennille, his ex-wife, was by his side.
They weren't together in 1969 - oh how I wish they had been. Instead, I will offer a song from 1976 - Muskrat Love.
So, back to 1969 and songs from that year: I'll just pick two. The first one, from the Fifth Dimension, Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.
And, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Son.
Join me again next week for another edition of #MusicMovesMe.
Day seven of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost.