Charlie Grinker Presents: The Story Behind The Song

Charlie Grinker Presents:  The Story Behind The Song

Our all-time favorite songs accompanied by the low-down on how they came to be. Quincy Jones reveals to Charlie the joys of creating music with Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson; Beatles memories come from John Lennon and Yoko Ono; then the surprising story behind Amazing Grace written by slave trader John Newton in 1779 and the unexpected tale behind the lyrics of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Pete Seeger and The Weavers sing their famous “B” side that beat out the “A” side followed by delightful moments with Elvis Presley, Big Joe Turner, and Jerry Lee Lewis. A highlight is our salute to America’s brilliant songwriter Irving Berlin who said he wrote his songs for The real soul of the country, the average American. Mr. Berlin gave us Easter Parade, White Christmas, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, There’s No Business Like Show Business and God Bless America.

The Story Behind The Song

The Story Behind The Song

07:00 pm
Black Box Theater