Farewell to the Queen of Rock and Roll

Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 she became Tina Turner also known as the Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll. She started off her career as the lead singer for the Ike& Turner Revue. She left this world on May 24, 2023 at age of 83. She had become a legend and a memorable singer and leaves behind her legacy and her music for everyone. Tina Turner was an American-born and naturalized Swiss singer, dancer, actress, and author. Turner acted in the films “Tommy” in 1975, “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” in 1985, and a biographical film from her autobiography “I, Tina: My Life Story” which came out in 2009. She retired after her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.

To read more about this legendary singer and listen to her music please follow the link below:


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Being a Girl

I’m beginning a small series of songs involving the feminine gender. I begin with songs that have the word girl in the title, then moving on to songs with the word woman and then I had the thought that after woman, the next highest status would be queen. Since there are songs with the word queen in the title then it would be appropriate to include them. The photo is of me as a little girl with my favorite beach ball.

To read about the songs and listen to them please follow the link below:


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A Musical Journey Through My Life

Vocal Media presented me with a challenge. The challenge was to write about certain moments during my life along with songs that make me remember these moments. My journey begins when I was born.

The world was smiling on a Friday in March 1957 when I came into this world. Somewhere on the radio, Elvis was singing “All Shook Up” and my parents felt the same way. With a battle cry, I had come into this world. Elvis played a part in our family when I was a toddler. I was fascinated with watching this man on TV and the moves he was making. Dad saw his daughter was not paying him any attention and he made me laugh when he imitated Elvis.

To hear the song and to read more please follow the link below:


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Bye Bye Miss American Pie

American singer and songwriter Don McLean is known as the “American Troubadour” or “King of the Trail” to his many fans. His biggest claim to fame is his hit song “American Pie” from 1971.

In 1969 McLean began his musical journey by releasing his album Tapestry. Even though this album did not bring him great fame it included the successful song “Castles in the Air” which charted on the Easy Listening chart.

To read more about Don McLean and hear his song please follow the link below:


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My How Time Flies By

Back in August 2017 I suddenly lost my husband and soul mate and life seemed to have ended. Then after a while, I put all my emotions into poetry and published two books of poems. My first book came out in March of 2018 titled Poetic Thoughts Fly and my thoughts were flying all over the place. It is a collection of a variety of poems on different topics. My second book was published in December 2018 titled On the Wings of Love and includes only love poems. Now that five years have passed I thought it was a good time to take a look back on these books and introduce you to some of the poems.

To read more please follow the link below:


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The Phenomenal Fab Four

The Beatles came on the scene when they were most needed by the world of rock and roll. With their unusual hairstyles, awesome music, and popularity they quickly became known as The Fab Four. However, it seemed that as quickly as they skyrocketed to fame they were also changing in many different ways and even though you would expect that a band like this would have come out with at least 50 albums they disbanded after releasing 12 albums. But with all the compilations and other special releases it was enough to make them legends and very successful on their solo musical journeys.

To read more about The Beatles and listen to their greatest hits please follow the link below:


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The Magic of ABBA

The Swedish band ABBA is the only group that could creatively take the first letters of their first names and come up with the name of their band. The four members of the band are Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad. Together they became internationally famous.

Please follow the link to read more about this group and listen to their music:


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Singing in the Rain

One of the best feelings in the world is when the weather becomes warm running outside and dancing in the rain. Simply with joy and abandon to dance and to sing until the sun begins to shine and the rainbow appears. Here are some wonderful songs to play while dancing and singing in the rain. Please just follow the link below:



Flying With the Wind

One of the most wonderful things that nature offers us is the wind. I don’t know about you but on windy days I want to spread my arms and see if I can fly. I love to dance with the wind as it pushes me forwards and backwards. Seeing tree tops swaying with the wind as if they were greeting me or dancing on the breeze. It is no wonder that there are many songs about the wind. Please follow the link below and enjoy these “windy songs”:


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Beautiful Butterflies

Some of the loveliest creatures on this earth are butterflies, They’re so colorful and in the summer they seem to dance from flower to flower. Sometimes on hot summer days, it was so relaxing to just watch the butterflies against a sky of blue. Then I discovered that butterflies have also inspired many different kinds of songs. Please follow the link below and find out about these songs and enjoy listening to them:


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