Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday's Music...Rock Legends! #MondaysMusicMovesMe

Hello there and welcome back to our 198th week of Monday's Music Moves Me hosted by Xmas Dolly and the co-crew of Stacy, Callie, Cathy, Becca & me! Hang on because in just a mere two weeks we will be celebrating our 200th episode. There will be prizes and fun by all.

Our Spotlight Dancer is that musical dude himself, Dave Moody! Strum us a tune Dude!

So, this week has a theme which is "Rock Legends". I suppose we could not have had a better theme today as one certain legend that was not a rocker but played the music of many, passed away yesterday, that being Casey Kasem.


I remember for weeks on end listening to him run the Top 40 countdown on our St. Louis station. I never missed one. He had a way of presenting the music and reading the many letters that were sent in to the station. He certainly will go down as a legend and deserves the spot here and now. Thanks for the Top 40, your voice is already missed!

Now, on to the music...
There are so many people that could be considered musical legends but I have narrowed only to four.

First up this rock legend from Britain had his own single career but was best known for his lead vocal in the rock band, Queen. I give you, Freddie Mercury.



Next up, this American singer was lead singer/songwriter for the band Big Brother and the Holding Company. However, she is best known for her appearance at Woodstock.  This is none other than Janis Joplin.





Next up this American singer originally sang gospel music in her Father's church only later to have a much more secular career. She appeared in the Blues Brothers movie and is often called the "Queen of Soul". Show some "respect" for Aretha Franklin.



Finally, this American singer/guitarist began his career at the age of 15. He was known throughout the United States but became a hit in the UK with over 10 Top 10 hits. With his fame, he earned himself top paid headliner for Woodstock...and the world was never the same. This is guitarist legend, Jimi Hendrix.








10 comments:

  1. I can't believe I was going to put some of these... not the same songs, but the artists --- ahhh great minds think alike. yep every one but your last one. hehehehe Love your tunes, Post, just everything. You really out did yourself. I use to listen to Casey driving home from work every day too! hugs have a rockin' day!

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  2. How in the world did I forget Aretha? Loved all your picks as always Naila, but wasn't that horrible about Casey Kasem's family fighting? I don't under the wife because he left word that he didn't want to be kept alive on life support if there was no hope? And did you see the mother throw the meat at the step-daughter? Wow. Anyway, you really got me Movin' this Monday with some great songs, so thanks and have a great week!

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  3. R.I.P.Casey Kasem. He certainly was a legend in his own right. Love your musical choices Naila! Nice to see you again. Have a great week! ☺

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  4. Casey Kasem was truly an icon. And a legend in his own right. :) Also love your legendary musical choices! Have a great week, Naila! :)

    Walk This Way because I Can’t Dance in my Blue Suede Shoes with Jack & Diane

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  5. So that is the voice behind the countdown!

    What a great mix you have here woman!

    Thank you!

    Happy Summer!

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  6. I am so sad about Casey!!! I grew up listening to his Top 40 Countdown my whole teen years. I can remember sitting around with my girlfriends giggling over the pop stars like Duran Duran -- especially if he had interviews. So gutted.
    Love all your choices --- Janis, Jimmy, Jim.....all gone before their time.

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  7. Casey Kasem will be sorely and greatly missed. I, too, spent many a Sunday morning listening to the American Top 40. Even though much of the music wasn't to my taste, I loved listening to Casey.

    You gave us some great music this week, Naila!

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  8. First you steal my music, and now you're stealing my childhood city. I grew up listening to Casey Kasem's countdown on my St. Louis station, too. Great roster of songs. GO CARDS!

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  9. Was a shame about Casey Kasem...it's also a shame I am gonna be singing We Are The Champions all day ;-)

    Sorry I am a bit late ;-)

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  10. So Sad about Casey Kasem and i love you went with Queen as well. I'm over the moon thrilled to be seeing them soon.

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Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon