Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

February 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

 

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. His birthday has, um, evolved into a worldwide celebration of science and rational thought, Darwin Day.

More:

“For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate,” David Masci, PewResearch.org

“Rewriting Nature: Charles Darwin, natural novelist.” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

The complete works and manuscripts of Charles Darwin are available online, free.

Best Darwin Day graphic.

Bonus: Darwin, the comic book.

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This Is the New Year

January 1, 2019

‘This Is the New Year,” written by Ian Axel and performed by him with Chad King as A Great Big World. in 2012. Video director: Leiv Parton.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2019

“Happy New Year,” written by Chuck Collins, arranged by Gordon Jenkins, and performed by Judy Garland in 1957.

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New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2019

“New Year’s Resolution,” written by Randle CatronWilla Dean “Deanie” Parker, and Mary Frierson; recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1968.

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Let’s greet 2019.

January 1, 2019

2019
Out with the old, in with the new. Happy 2019. Keep your head down in the New Year and you just might survive it.

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Funky New Year

January 1, 2019

“Funky New Year,” written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, recorded by them in 1978 with their band, the Eagles. The track was the flip side of “Please Come Home for Christmas.”

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New Year’s Resolution Blues

January 1, 2019

“New Year’s Resolution Blues,” written by Dallas Bartley and Leo Hickman, recorded by Roy Milton and His Solid Senders in 1948.

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Hello Mr. New Year

January 1, 2019

“Hello Mr. New Year,” recorded in 1958 by the The Coolbreezers, of Washington ,DC: Joe Reuth, Richard Steward, Bob Armstrong, William Primrose, Earl J. Williams, Sonny Williams. Like many African American harmony groups, the ensemble originally sang Gospel music. The Coolbreezers recorded for Bale Records, a short-lived venture of long-time DC R&B empresaria Bea Williams, sister of two group members.

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New Year

January 1, 2019

“New Year,” written and recorded by Sugarbabes (Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan) in 2000. Video director: Alex Hamming.

New Year lyrics.

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2019

“Happy New Year,” from ABBA in 1980. written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

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