Valentines Not Just For Lovers Plus BOTB Results!
We were given the theme ‘Valentines Day’ for today’s episode of Monday’s Music Moves Me. I know that not everyone wants to hear love songs. The holiday itself is pretty much overrated.
When contemplating what I would include in today’s post, I considered a list of anti-love songs, but while I am quite jaded when it comes to all thing Love, there is a tiny sliver of me that contains a drop of hope.
Let’s take a trip back into time, shall we?
It’s the year 1966. There were two bands in Perth, Australia - The Spektors and The Winstons. These two bands combined to form a new band. This new band called themselves - The Valentines.
The Valentines had two lead singers. One of the lead singers later went on to become a music journalist and manager of Divinyls. The other later became lead vocalist for a little band called AC/DC.
In 1967, the band moved to Melbourne, Australia where they experienced quite a bit of success as a band and began touring.
The band primarily played bubblegum pop music, but by the end of 1968, they were playing more rock than bubblegum.
In 1969, the band struggled with its identity, with the members being pulled in different directions. There was a drug-bust in September of that year and in 1970 the band split amicably.
Here’s a playlist of The Valentines.
Who would've thought that one of these lead singers would go on to be lead vocalist for AC/DC?
Be sure to come back later this week for the upcoming Battle of the Bands. The battle will go live Feb 15.
Speaking of battles... I need to share with you the results from the battle that took place on Feb 1.
The song was 'Love Me Two Times', a crowd favorite from The Doors. We had two contestants step up to the plate to vie for the title of Best Cover.