October 1: What’s that flower you have on? “Delta Dawn” written by Alexander Harvey and Larry Collins and sung by the Helen Reddy, who died on 9/29/20. LYRICS & SONGFACTS On January 20, 2018, “I Am Woman” was the www.singdaily.com Song of the Day. Happy Birthday to Dabney Mahoney and Louisa Borden!
September 29: Hear them echo through the hills for peace throughout the land… “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” sung by The New Seekers. This song originated as the jingle “Buy the World a Coke” in the groundbreaking 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola and sung by The Hillside Singers. It was written by Bill Backer, Billy Davis, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway. Thanks for the suggestion and Happy Belated Birthday to Susan Kolodkin and Happy Birthday today to Michelle DeCarlo and Cameryn Robinson, two of the finest teachers I know. LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
September 24: I can’t see clearly when you’re gone… “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye). Happy Birthday to Nicole Moeller and Alexa Ehl (and thanks for the song suggestion to both Nicole and Eden Rossman)! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY
September 22: You’re doing fine… “Vienna” by Billy Joel. Another shout out to Westport music teachers, this time to birthday girl Betsy Tucker, the beloved Long Lots String Teacher who retired in June and is now teaching music in Vienna! We miss her so much but we know that she’ll knock it out of the park wherever she goes. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Die kinder haben das Gluck, Wie als Lehrer zu haben! LYRICS & SONGFACTS SPOTIFY