Monthly Archives: December 2017

Musicians Who Died In 2017

Of the many celebrities who died in 2017 over 100 were musicians. Here are the five I will miss most. Full obituaries available by clicking the hyperlinks. Chuck Berry (18 Mar 2017): Chuck Berry, singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one … Continue reading

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Silent Night. The History of a Famous Carol

Christmas Eve 1818. ┬áIn 1818, the carol “Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht” was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria. The congregation at that Midnight Mass in St. Nicholas Church listened as the voices of the … Continue reading

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Sinter Klaas Comes To New York St. Nicholas made his first inroads into American popular culture towards the end of the 18th century. In December 1773, and again in 1774, a New York newspaper reported that groups of Dutch families … Continue reading

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