3/22 Today in Weird Music History: 1951. The death of maestro William Mengelberg, who had been banned for life from the orchestra he had conducted for 50 years (Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra) due to his cooperation with the occupying Nazis during World War II.
Today in WMH: Consequences of a Choice.
Frank Sinatra made “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” into a hit by slightly changing the words and recasting it as a positive, nostalgic tune.…
This date in WMH: Dmitri Shostakovich finally bows to pressure and joins the Communist Party after it becomes clear his music would no longer be…
Toy Story (1995) As chief shareholder of Pixar, Steve Jobs also served as Executive Producer for the animated film, Toy Story. Reportedly, he originally wanted…
Flipper (1964-1967) The 1960’s show was known as the aquatic version of Lassie. The music for this popular family series has several interesting twists, just…