Monday, January 7, 2019

1969 - #MusicMovesMe #Blogboost

Welcome! It's Monday and time for another episode of Music Moves Me.  And it's also the first Music Moves Me for 2019.  As our head, Xmas Dolly, would say:  Applause!!

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.


  1. Alana,

    Oh, I hadn't heard that Daryl Dragon passed! I didn't know that he and Toni divorced, either. So, glad she was there in the end for him, though. That's so sad! :(

    Both of your Elvis songs are on the low-keyed side that makes you think. The Fifth Dimension 'Aquarious/Let The Sun Shine In' is an excellent choice! CCR is a great choice to get ya boogieing on the dance floor for sure. Thanks for shaking things up. Have a good day, my friend!

  2. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. With the news of Daryl's passing, I played "Love Will Keep Us Together" for my teen daughter. I was surprised to see that I could belt out every word of that song after not singing it for a couple of decades. (My teen was a little horrified.) But that's the power of music to get deep into our psyche. I'm off to listen to some of your other selections.

  3. I'm amazed you found the only two songs Elvis made that I enjoyed. And, yes, it was heartwarming to heart Toni remained at the Captain's side at the end of his life. The 5th Dimension- nuff said! (I'm already there.)
    And, CCR.
    Memories of the year after the world failed to change as we had hoped.

  4. I have missed this event and my family Loves Music and yes, Elvis as well. So I believe I will join you on my blog and share music from this area and my favorite Elvis song as well. Because this will help foster my son's love of music. As well as something we could have used in Homeschooling if we was still doing it full time. Have a wonderful week and I am participating in the #blogboost as well.

  5. Great choices. 1969 was the year I was born, it was a wonderful year for music.

  6. Oh, no! I loved The Captain and Tenille!! "Love Will Keep Us Together" is one of my karaoke go-to songs.

  7. Ha! 'Suspicious Minds' is my fav Elvis song too! Occasionally I would play it while skiing to get myself motivated, the beat lends well to swooshing. 1969 was indeed a good year for lasting music. Thanks for starting my day off right!

  8. Wow, there are some songs here I hadn't thought of in years (and years and years). Glad you did the tribute to Captain.

  9. Happy Birthday Elvis. Cool that you added CCR.

  10. Glad you went with Elvis's career in the '60's, and I think The King was still living when The Captain and Tennille got their start. I did a Two for Tuesday on them a while back, and I got the sense that theirs was an amicable breakup and that it had to do with his health. Good set!

  11. For a few seconds there I had deja vu with the music :)
    Love your selections.
    Thanks for the dance.
    Have a great week!

  12. Muskrat Love was one of the first 'secular' songs I heard as a kid (my parents only allowed us to listen to Christian music, so I would smuggle a small radio with an ear bud under my pillow at night and listen to *gasp!* non-Christian music...I know, I was a rebel!) :) So thanks for the memories - and the dance with your awesome selections! :)


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