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01/31/16 - NNHS Newsletter -
Johnny B. Goode
“If people are good only because they fear punishment,
Friends and Schoolmates,
Does this song make your feet wanna get up and dance, or what?!?
BONUS - Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
|"Johnny B. Goode" is a 1958
rock and roll song written and originally performed by
Chuck Berry. The song was a major hit among both black and white
audiences peaking at #2 on
Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on the
Billboard Hot 100.
The song is one of Berry's most famous recordings, has been covered by many artists, and has received several honors and accolades. It is also considered to be one of the most recognizable songs in music history.
Written by Berry in 1955, the song is about a poor country boy who plays a guitar "just like ringing a bell," and who might one day have his "name in lights."  Berry has acknowledged that the song is partly autobiographical, and originally had "colored boy" in the lyrics, but he changed it to "country boy" to ensure radio play. The title is suggestive that the guitar player is good, and hints at autobiographic elements because Berry was born at 2520 Goode Avenue in St. Louis. The song was initially inspired by Berry's piano player, Johnnie Johnson, though developed into a song mainly about Berry himself. Though Johnnie Johnson played on many other Chuck Berry songs, it was Lafayette Leake who played piano on this song.
The opening guitar riff on "Johnny B. Goode" is essentially a note-for-note copy of the opening single-note solo on Louis Jordan's "Ain't That Just Like a Woman" (1946), played by guitarist Carl Hogan.
Berry has written thirty more songs involving the character Johnny B. Goode, "Bye Bye Johnny", "Go Go Go", and "Johnny B. Blues"; and titled an album, and the nearly 19 min instrumental title track from it, as "Concerto in B. Goode".
Happy Birthday today to Bill Black ('66) of GA AND Margaret Kailos Lee ('67) of NC AND Lynn Stewart Schroeder ('71) of NC!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Paul Dobie ('66) of CO! Happy Birthday this week to: John Patterson ('59) of TN AND Alan Nesbitt ('64) of NC!
Many Happy Returns to you all!
January 31, 1942 - Allied forces were defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
January 31, 1945 - The end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula.
THIS DAY IN 1966:
January 31, 1966 - The
Soviet Union launched the unmanned
spacecraft as part of the
Monday, January 31, 1966 - Basketball player and wrestler Jorge González was born in El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina. He died of complications from diabetes and heart issues on 22 Sept 2010 at the age of 44 in San Martín, Chaco, Argentina.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 01/30/16:
|“In the end, the
number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number
of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance..”
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf, October 2008
(b. 06 Nov 1940)
Thanks so much, Susan!
June Veneris Collie (Hampton HS - '62) of VA - 01/30/16:
|We enjoy your great work on
the newsletters - thanks!
Thank you so much, June! I really appreciate that!
From My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of UT - 01/30/16:
This is the picture I'm submitting with my (LDS)
SO EXCITING! Thank you, Rachel! I'm looking forward to hearing where you will be called to serve!
From My Daughter of Other Parents, Ashley, of AZ - 01/30/15 - Super Bowl":
For the rest of y'all, here are some details:
|“Don't improve it
into a flop!”
From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 01/05/16 - "TO MY FRIENDS WHO THINK THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING (#21 in a series of 60)":
I think you will enjoy this!
OOH! Thanks, Dools!
BONUS RETRO CROCHET PATTERN:
|Linda Permann's Retro Stripes Hat|
BONUS BE GOOD RECIPES:
GoodFood Healthy Recipes - "24 recipes packed with the good stuff to get you feeling great."
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 01/30/16:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave! This MIDI is WAAAY cool!
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
Twirling Guitar clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm – 01/27/05
Animated Lumpy Bouncy Dancing (by AF Artist - Greg Wilson) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 08/28/08
Twirling Treble Clef clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/23/05
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy ofhttp://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of
http://www.kahoks.org/chs/ - 09/22/07
Animated Dancing Elephant courtesy of Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 03/08/11
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