Tune That Name: D-E

letsspin

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. Today it’s more songs with names in the title, names starting with D or E this week, including: Danny, Desmond, Don Juan, Earl, Ed, Eddie, Eileen, Eleanor, Eli, Elie, Elliot, Elly, Emily, Emma, Eugene, Evangeline and Evelyn. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: C

Elaine

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week, more songs with names in the title, including: Callgula, Calliope, Candy, Carey, Carol, Caroline, Catherine, Cecilia, Celeste, Celestine, Charles, Charlie, Cooter and Corey. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: B

Pogues

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week more songs with names in the title: Belshazzar, Ben, Bennie, Bernice, Bess, Betty, Bill, Billie, Billy, Billy Joe, Blake, Bobby, Brenda, Bryn, Bud and Buzz. [Read more...]

Tune That Name: A

DOfLove

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week, songs with names in the title — names beginning with the letter ‘A.’ (Can you guess what next week’s list will be?) [Read more...]

Van Cliburn: Musical legend, faithful Baptist, gay man

Van Cliburn - pianist  1960

“Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, died Wednesday morning in his Fort Worth, Texas, home. The 78-year-old Texan soared to world fame in 1958 when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War.” [Read more...]

Celebrity songs: Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Brian Wilson

Mies van der Rohe, by Frank Scherschel for LIFE magazine.

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week we wrap up our alphabetical survey of songs named after famous people, including songs named for three musical geniuses, two Hollywood icons, a propagandist, an architect and a tragic survivor. [Read more...]

Celebrity songs: Lester Piggott to Winona Ryder

Eleanor

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine and you show me yours. This week it’s another alphabetical slice of songs named for famous people, letters P through R, for which I’ve got songs named after four musicians, a president, a first lady, an actress, a doctor and a jockey. [Read more...]

Celebrity songs: Boom Boom Mancini to Mike Piazza

Pavlov

It’s the Friday music game — I’ll show you mine, you show me yours. This week it’s another alphabetical slice of songs named for famous people, including a boxer, a slugger, a scientist, a philosopher, five musicians and a demagogue. [Read more...]


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