Lou Reed

Lou Reed (Louis Firbank) was born on this day, 2nd March 1942.He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was co-founder and the front man of the rock group the Velvet Underground, a band managed by Andy Warhol.He had also a successful solo career spanning several decades.In 1982, around his 40th birthday, he released… Read More Lou Reed

🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

In August 1963, Joan Baez led a crowd of 300,000 in several verses taken from “We Shall Overcome” at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Even President Lyndon Johnson, himself a Southerner, used the phrase “we shall overcome” in a speech delivered after the violent attacks on Civil Rights… Read More 🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

“Dream A Little Dream Of Me” (2) – Mama Cass Elliott

  “Dream a Little Dream of Me” is a 1931 song which has seen more than sixty other versions recorded, including Nat King Cole, Michael Bublé, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Cass Elliott and The Mamas and The Papas’ 1968 recording sold nearly seven million copies, almost 40 years after the music had… Read More “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” (2) – Mama Cass Elliott