R.I.P. Fats Domino

Man!! Another famous person passes away.  Legendary ‘Blueberry Hill’ singer who helped create rock and roll and inspired Elvis and The Beatles passes away at 89 years old.

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Some of my favorite songs were by Fats Domino.
R.I.P. Fats Domino, you’re music will live on forever.
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Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

“If I can Dream” (1968) has be my all-time favorite Elvis Presley song.

Watching the video gives me chills every time I watch it. I can listen to it over and over.

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to sing along.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
oh why
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear
We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah
Songwriters: Earl Brown

Wouldn’t It Be Nice

“… Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true…”

This has to be one of my favorite the Beach Boys song… Wouldn’t It Be Nice (1966).

https://youtu.be/lD4sxxoJGkA

 

Here are the lyrics, just in case you need them.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long
And wouldn’t it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

Happy times together we’ve been spending
I wish that every kiss was neverending
Wouldn’t it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true
Baby then there wouldn’t be a single thing we couldn’t do
We could be married
And then we’d be happy

Wouldn’t it be nice

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Wouldn’t it be nice

Good night my baby
Sleep tight my baby

R.I.P. Adam West

Well, this was sad when I saw this today. 

Adam West, who was best known for starring in the 1960s TV series Batman, died on Friday, June 9, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.

I remember watching him as “Batman” when I was a kid. I always thought he was handsome, even when I was that young. 

I’ll tell you, the entertainers that I grow up watching are dying. They were a part of my youth and I will always remember watching them. 

R.I.P. Adam West, you entertained us with your talent.



I Smell Cake*

Well, today was a sad day for an icon from youth. 

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

I was a fan of her show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 


I watched the reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke,” but know her better from her own show. 


So sad that our stars from are youth are passing away. 

At least we will always have her TV shows and movies to watch. 

And here is one of my Top 10 TV Theme songs…


R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore. 

You did turn the world on with your smile. 

The 50 List

Well, I have this 50 Things I’ve Never Done List and having a tambourine was in that list. So, with the gift card from my sister, Cynthia  and brother-in-law, Dan, I got one. I have ALWAYS wanted a tambourine. Watch out the late, great Davey Jones, I want to be like you were playing the tambourine.

I cannot wait till I get it!

If I Can Dream

And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now

I think now that I am starting a new decade of my life, this will be my song “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley.

I’m an Elvis fan and this is one of my favorite song.

Here are the lyrics in case you want to sing out loud like me.

“If I Can Dream”

There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away

All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear

We’re lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We’re trapped in a world
That’s troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle

And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah

Songwriters: WALTER EARL BROWN
If I Can Dream lyrics © IMAGEM U.S. LLC
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