Thursday, March 3, 2016

Name One Thing You Can't Live Without?

Take a minute to think...

I'm quite sure the answer will be unaminous...


Well... today we remember the man who invented the earliest version of the phone. Who else... Alexander Graham Bell, born on this day (3rd March) in 1847.

As we celebrate this great inventor, I thought I'd share some songs about him and his invention...

Talking of Alexander Graham Bell, I recall a lazy Sunday afternoon back in 1987, when we sat watching TV and heard this song;

Graham Bell, Graham Bell,
You’re dead and its just as well;
But if you saw the phones in Goa.

You’d jump into the well.

The singer was a little known artiste from Goa (where else) performing at the Aid Bhopal' - a concert held to raise funds for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy ('Live Aid' was held in 1985 in London and Philadelphia to support the victims of the Ethiopian famine). 

That song along with 'Pack That Smack' won recognition and accolades for Goan singer Remo Fernandez who made it to Indian and International fame and fortune.

While that's for the inventor, the invention has heard (or had) many many referrals throughout the ages, the most recent being Telephone by Lady Gaga and Payphone by Maroon 5 - both of which I have not posted here for reasons of taste.

The first song that I remember hearing though about the phone was by Swedish Group ABBA.

Much later in the 90s, I fell in love with this song by the jazz group Manhattan Transfer. One of the songs I particularly enjoyed, was titled 'Operator'.... Go ahead, listen, and CALL.

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