Once there was a British rock band in the 1960s, who chose to call themselves The Animals. They are best known for their number one hit single ”The House of the Rising Sun” and other hit songs which included “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place”, “It’s My Life” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The band was simply fantastic and I’m sure there are many of you who have heard their number one hit single played many times as it became incredibly popular and is still played on the radio today.
James Taylor is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has won five Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1970 Taylor came out with the hit single “Fire and Rain" followed by the number one single the following year “You’ve Got a Friend.” His Greatest Hits album in 1976 sold 12 million copies in the US. He has continued to perform and record through the decades.
In Chicago, Illinois, there is restaurant food that is exclusive to the area, such as Italian beef, the Maxwell Street Polish, the Chicago-style pizza, Chicken Vesuvio, and the Jibanto.
Yes, Halloween is fast coming. Soon those broom-riding ladies with the pointed hats will be filling the skies. They are the most lasting symbols of this time through the years. Always considered ugly or evil they have always been feared. The main things which symbolize witches are broomsticks, cauldrons, and black cats.
Do you remember the werewolf? During the full moon he turns all hairy, grows long fangs, and begins to slobber. Never let him catch you or you will turn into a werewolf too if he bites you. Once he becomes human again he’ll never remember just what he had done the night before. Sort of like going on an alcoholic bender only much worse. Among my favorite werewolf movies is the original 1941 movie The Wolf Man starring Lon Chaney, Jr. Well worth watching on Halloween. It will make you fear werewolves and gypsies too.
Roman Holiday is a fantastic romantic movie which premiered in New York City on August 27, 1953 and featured the wonderful actress Audrey Hepburn in her first movie role. In the movie Hepburn portrays a European princess who falls head over heels for an American journalist played by Gregory Peck. The movie earned her an Oscar for Best Actress and made her a famous Hollywood star.