10 famous quotes and phrases linked to the date January 10

1. and 2. “The die is cast.” and “cross the Rubicon” “The die is cast” was Julius Caesar’s famous remark on January 10, 49 B.C. as he led his troops…

Hope I die before I get old… then I can sleep when I’m dead…

The date September 7 has an ironic link to two famous rock music quotes associated with the deaths of two of rock’s most legendary bad boys. On September 7, 1978,…

“Afternoon Delight” – the song that created a new sex euphemism…

The Starland Vocal Band was among the many rock bands that ended up being a “one hit wonder.” But their one hit — “Afternoon Delight” — not only became a…

“England’s green and pleasant land”

If you’re not British, you may only be vaguely aware of the song “Jerusalem.” But the tune and lyrics are very familiar to the people of England. It is England’s…

The Timothy Leary political campaign slogan that became a famous Beatles song…

The best-known slogan coined by Sixties counterculture celebrity Timothy Leary is the one he created to promote the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs: “Turn on, tune in, drop…

“Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,” the song that made a pioneering Black songwriter famous — and infamous…

  How will Rap and Hip Hop songs by Black musicians that use the N-word and seemingly glorify the “thug life” be viewed 140 years from now? I don’t know…

“Don’t Bogart that joint, my friend…”

[Reposted by popular demand…] On June 24, 1968, ABC Records released the self-titled first album by The Fraternity of Man, a California-based rock band whose members included former Mothers of…

“Let It Snow!” – the Christmas song that isn’t…

  Every year at Christmas time, when I hear someone sing or say “Let It Snow!” I am reminded of what I learned when I looked into the song that…

“You say you want a revolution?”

“You say you want a revolution” is a line every Beatles fan knows. It’s from the song “Revolution” on the Beatles’ famed double album known as The White Album. John…

How a political backlash turned “a grand old rag” into “a Grand Old Flag”…

On January 19, 1906, American composer, playwright and performer George M. Cohan copyrighted a new song he’d written titled “You’re a Grand Old Rag.” It was one of the songs…