Got it wrong!

Tonight at the pub quiz, the question was about the Shangri-Las what was their hit in the UK… OK,so it’s easy now to remember,now I’m home, but in the pressure of the quiz where it is one of twenty-five questions which came thick and fast, I just couldn’t remember. I knew they were a 60’s band, i could even hear them singing in my head, but could I remember what their hit song was… so easy now I’m home, ‘Leader of the Pack’.

It was written by George Morton, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich and it became the number one  hit in 1964. The Shangri-Las were two sisters Mary Weiss and Elizabeth  Weiss,  and identical twins Marguerite and Mary Ann Ganser.

 

A stuck song

I bet you will be singing this all evening now!

“An earworm, sometimes known as a brainworm, sticky music, or stuck song syndrome, is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an earworm include “musical imagery repetition”, “involuntary musical imagery”, and “stuck song syndrome”.”

Time was running wild…

Johann Pachelbel would never in his wildest of wild dreams (if he had wild dreams, way back in the seventeenth century) dreamt of anyone like David Bowie… but could anyone pre-David have dreamed or imagined him.

Would Johann have been horrified, impressed, outraged if he could have seen into the future? Here is his chord sequence in ‘Changes’, originally released on the album Hunky Dory in December 1971.