- NNHS Newsletter
Love Makes the World Go 'Round
“Passion makes the world go round.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's theme is brought to you by my Magic Shower, which has been annoying
me with this song all this week. It's not even one of my
BONUS #1 - http://www.onvideo.org/features/love.htm
BONUS #2 - Love Makes the World Go Round - Anna Maria Alberghetti
BONUS #3 - Love Makes the World Go Round - The Everly Brothers
|"Love Makes the World Go 'Round" is a
song written by
Bob Merrill for the
Carnival!, which debuted on
Broadway in 1961.
Carnival!'s equivalent of "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo", the signature song from the musical's parent film Lili, "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" is played on a concertina at the play's opening and is later sung by the characters Lili and Paul Berthalet, with the latter being concealed while his puppets apparently sing.
In scoring Carnival!, Bob Merrill had hoped to utilize French folk music as his touchstone, eschewing the conventional Tin Pan Alley style of song predominant in Broadway shows. During the development phase of Carnival!, Gower Champion and Michael Stewart – respectively set to direct the musical and write its book – would visit Merrill's apartment every morning and leave each afternoon disappointed by the lack of any evident hit song in the proposed score Merrill had played for them. When seeing out Champion and Stewart one afternoon, Merrill became irate at his visitors' attitude, telling them: "While you're waiting for this f**king elevator I can write the song I know you want" and improvising a tune reminiscent of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel Waltz". Whether or not Merrill was making a serious song pitch, Champion and Stewart's response to Merrill's impromptu composition was so positive as to demand its development into a full show tune for Carnival!, the result being "Love Makes the World Go 'Round".
Jane Morgan released a single of "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" which served as the title cut of her August 1961 album release on the Kapp label. The Everly Brothers also recorded the song for their album Instant Party, its title appearing there as "Carnival". "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" has also been recorded by Ann-Margret and Wayne Newton.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today
Frank Gibson ('63) of
Happy Birthday this week to:
10 -The late Mrs. Helen Hardy Shelton (d. 19 Mar 2011) AND Barbara Johnson Hansford ('57) AND My Cousin, the late Clarke Booth (Wakefield HS - '57) (d. 30 Aug 2015); 12 - Lynn Walker Brothers ('65) of VA;
14 - Johnnie Bateman ('70) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN 1969:
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 05/07/15:
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 05/08/18:
From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '90) of NC (then of LA) - 05/07/15:
BONUS ROUND CROCHET PATTERNS:
Maxine Gonser's Round Jacob's Ladder Blanket for Babies
BONUS ROUND KNIT PATTERNS:
Julie DaMario's12 Circular Knitting Patterns for Practice - "If you're a beginning knitter, making the switch from straight needles to circulars can be a little daunting. However, it's important to remember the many benefits of using circular knitting needles. Knitting with circular needles allows you to hold more stitches. This is necessary when working on larger-scale projects such as knit blanket patterns or knit sweater patterns. Holding more stitches on your needles makes for a seamless product that's easier to manage!"
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 05/07/19:
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