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Awakenings: Tie a Yellow Ribbon: A Cultural Phenomenon

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Today in Music History: April 21, 1973

 

The song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando & Dawn topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. (1973) It was the top-selling single in 1973 in both the US and UK. It is not just the fact that "Tie a Yellow Ribbon..." became a #1 hit but more importantly it became a cultural phenomenon.

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The yellow ribbon has since become symbolic of various purposes and utilized in many countries worldwide.

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Awakenings: And the music goes on...Supporting Our Troops

Awakenings: And the music goes on...Supporting Our Troops | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it

Music (or any entertainment for that matter) plays an integral role in support of our military forces, especially when soldiers of any branch are deported overseas. Time away from home, family and friends, pets, simple daily routines, sunny surroundings, etc. may span a few months to encompassing a tour of years. Common events many of which are taken for granted here at home - concerts, recitals, wrestling matches, baseball or football games - offer musical entertainment throughout or on an intermission basis. No longer are these readily available. No tickets on sale. No theater offering comfort seats and air conditioning. No sports complex just a block away. No auditorium.

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Don't give up on them...you certainly don't want them to give up on you. Now that is something to think about! Support our troops!

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