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“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” is a common Christmas song that has been used in numerous movies and shows created for the Christmas season. However, the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was originally a short booklet and since being written it has been adapted and recreated into a song, a comic book, a children’s book, an animated television series and a number of feature films. Rudolph is recognized as the reindeer with the luminous red nose that leads Santa’s sleigh. He is well loved by children and adults alike. So who wrote “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”? Read on to find out.
“A Visit from St. Nicholas”, best known by the first line “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, is a poem about a visit from St. Nicholas on Christmas Eve first published in 1823. It is the best known Christmas poem and led to many of the current traditions and beliefs about Santa Claus. The poem features in many Christmas stories, films, television shows and music. There are four original handwritten copies of the poem and one is signed by the author. Let’s find out who wrote this famous poem.
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a popular Christmas carol that was first published in 1739 in “Hymns and Sacred Poems.” The song wasn’t initially very popular, but rose to prominence more than 100 years later after undergoing a number of changes. In fact, the song that we know today is quite different from the original version. Let’s find out who wrote the lyrics and composed the tune for this popular carol.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a multi award winning fictional novel first published on July 11, 1960. The book was widely acclaimed, but also caused much controversy at the time because it deals with the issues of racism, rape, justice, morality, human nature, social inequality and education. However, these themes also meant that the book became one of the most popular school study books. The story is told through the eyes of the young child Scout Finch and much of it centers on her father’s defence of a black man falsely accused of rape. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was an extremely successful book and it spent more than 80 weeks on the bestseller list. In 1961 it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and has since become a modern classic of modern literature. Let’s find out who wrote this important book.
“Mrs. Robinson” is a popular folk rock song that was recorded and released in 1968. It was an instant hit and reached number 1 spot on the hot 100 chart. The song remains one of the most popular and best known songs from the 1960’s. It has been covered by numerous artists, including a modified version sang by Frank Sinatra. Let’s find out who wrote and performed this hit song.
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a well known song that was originally recorded for the soundtrack of the film “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid” in 1973. This folk rock song went on to be a mainstream hit, reaching a high of position 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since this time it has been used in many other films and has been covered by many artists. The song tells the story of a lawman that is close to death and can no longer perform his duties. Let’s find out who wrote and sang this famous song.
”Kung Fu Fighting” is a famous song that helped to launch the popular genre of music known as disco. After it was released in 1974 it quickly became popular and it rose to the top of many charts, including number 1 on the Hot Soul Singles (now known as the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart). It eventually sold over 11 million records worldwide and received a Gold Certification from the RIAA. The song won a number of awards including the Grammy Award in 1974 for Best Selling Single. Today, it remains one of the best selling singles of all time. It is also well known for featuring in many movies and it has been covered by numerous other artists. If you have ever wondered who wrote and sang this famous song, keep reading to find out.
“Alice in Wonderland” is a fictional novel about the adventures of a girl named Alice who enters a fantasy world after falling down a rabbit hole. The story has many interpretations and this is one of the reasons that it is been popular with both children and adults. The story has inspired many adaptations including numerous film and television adaptations, comic books, radio plays, stage productions and even a ballet. If you have ever wondered who wrote this popular book, continue reading to find out.
“Puff, the Magic Dragon” is a song about an imaginary dragon and a little boy, Jackie Paper, who play together. Eventually the boy grows up and no longer comes to play with his dragon any more, which leaves the dragon very sad. The song was made famous by folk-singing group “Peter, Paul and Mary” and their 1962 recording reached number 2 on the Hot 100 chart before reaching the top of the easy listening chart early the next year. The song has led to a number of spin-offs, including a book and an animated television movie and sequels. Let’s take a look at who wrote this famous song.
Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s novel about the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh who belongs to a young boy called Christopher Robin. Each chapter of the book is a new adventure and they can be read independently. The book introduces a number of supporting characters including; Piglet, Eeyore, owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. The book and characters have been adapted many times for television, movies, radio, audio and the stage. Winnie-the-Pooh and associated characters have remained popular characters since they were created. Let’s find out who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh.