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Christmas Song of the Day: “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 8, 2009 by 30daysout

The lyrics for “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” are based on a 1969 ad campaign started by John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono. The pair rented billboards in New York City, Tokyo, Rome, Athens, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Toronto that read…”War Is Over (If You Want It) Happy Christmas from John and Yoko.”  Although it was a Vietnam War protest song, it has become a holiday standard since it’s release in December, 1971.

It was 29 years ago today that Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota Apartments in New York City on his way home to see his son.  Happy Christmas, John.

John Lennon Official Website

Rock Moment: “The Mike Douglas Show”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2009 by 30daysout

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Mike Douglas started out as big band singer before heading to the small screen in the 1950s. The Mike Douglas Show debuted in Cleveland as a local show in 1961, but by 1967 after the show moved to Philadelphia, it was in 171 markets and watched by more than six million people each afternoon.

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