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Barbershop Quartet Day & Other Musical Holidays
There are an abundance of unusual holidays in April. Whether you prefer to write mysteries or romance, thrillers or fantasies, science fiction or historical fiction, I'm sure you can find one of them that catches your eye and causes storylines to start running through your mind.
Will you take part in a Barbershop Quartet on Barbershop Quartet Day? Are you going to find all of your old eight track tapes on Eight Track Tape Day? On International Louie Louie Day are you going to listen to music by Richard Berry?
Barbershop Quartet Day - A Barbershop Quartet is made up of 4 vocalists – one lead, one tenor, one bass, and one baritone. The singers could harmonize their vocals in an amazing way. They were very popular during the 1940s. This holiday celebrates founding of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America on April 11, 1938.
What if the popularity of Barbershop Quartets began to rise again? Create a character who has a great love of Barbershop Quartets and starts one that brings this form of musical entertainment back to great heights of popularity.
Eight Track Tape Day - Before there were CDs, before there were cassettes, there were eight track tapes. If you grew up during the 60s and 70s, I'm sure you remember how essential it was to have an eight track tape player in your car, in your home, and probably even in your bedroom. Unfortunately, after time and being played over and over, eight tracks had a tendency to lose sound quality. They also had a tendency to unwind while in the player.
It isn't known who created this holiday. See if you can come up with a good reason for eight track tapes to have a holiday of their own and write an historical fiction story about it.
International Louie Louie Day - Richard Berry was born on April 11, 1935 in Extension , Louisiana. He wrote Louie Louie and first released it in April 1957. This song, which has been called the best party song ever, has the honor of being recorded more times by groups than any other rock song in history. Washington almost named Louie Louie as their state song.
You could write an historical fiction novel about Richard Berry and how he wrote this tremendously popular song. Or you could write a fiction story in which this song has an important role. Maybe it was heard playing in the car that some robbers, murderers, or kidnappers sped away in.
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