Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 1961

Battle of the Broadway Stars #61: 1978-79 Season

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

#39: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 1961

The following songs from 2015 (from the 38th Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"Hello" - Adele
"She Used to Be Mine" - Sara Bareilles
"Blackstar" - David Bowie
"Lazarus" - David Bowie
"Heartbeat Song" - Kelly Clarkson
"Piece by Piece" - Kelly Clarkson
"Uma Thurman" - Fall Out Boy
"Stolen Car" - Mylène Farmer and Sting
"What I Did for Love" - Josh Groban
"The Schuyler Sisters" - The Cast of "Hamilton"
"Til It Happens to You" - Lady Gaga
"Ghost Town" - Adam Lambert
"Bitch I'm Madonna" - Madonna featuring Nicki Minaj
"Ghosttown" - Madonna
"Living for Love" - Madonna
"Sugar" - Maroon 5
"The Other Boys" - Nervo featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears and Nile Rodgers
"Marvin Gaye" - Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor
"Lay Me Down" - Sam Smith
"Style" - Taylor Swift

Now let's go back to 1961 when the following 63 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):

1) "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - Shirley Bassey

2) "Quarter to Three" - Gary U.S. Bonds

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Remembering Diahann Carroll 1935 - 2019

The actress, who died Friday at age 84, won a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star (Female) for her 1968-71 NBC sitcom, Julia, which was the first television series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical role. In 1962, Carroll became the first black woman to win a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for No Strings, and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1974 film, Claudine. Below I've selected some videos to celebrate her life and career.

Carroll was starring in the Broadway musical, House of Flowers, when she sang a song from the show ("A Sleepin' Bee") on NBC's Coke Time with Eddie Fisher on April 13, 1955.

She appeared in the 1961 film, Goodbye Again, with Anthony Perkins and Ingrid Bergman.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Battle of the Broadway Stars #61: 1978-79 Season

The following stars of the 1982-83 Broadway season (from the 60th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Kathy Bates ('night, Mother)
Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
Betty Buckley (Cats)
Richard Burton (Private Lives)
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy)
Peter Gallagher (A Doll's Life)
Estelle Getty (Torch Song Trilogy)
Deborah Harry (Teaneck Tanzi: The Venus Flytrap)
Judith Ivey (Steaming)
Angela Lansbury (A Little Family Business)
Terrence V. Mann (Cats)
Chita Rivera (Merlin)
Elizabeth Taylor (Private Lives)
Tommy Tune (My One And Only)
Twiggy (My One And Only)
Holly Woodlawn (The Ritz)

Now on to our 61st battle, which takes us back to the 1978-79 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage - except for David Bowie, whom I forgot to include in the 1980-81 season when he starred in The Elephant Man: