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Song Of The Century
- Subject: Song Of The Century
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian S Cady)
- Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 18:07:24 PST
Here's something we can all do now that's we've decided what our favorite
Who song is:
Subject: Song Of The Century: A Chance To Reminisce And Vote
SAN DIEGO, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As the foreshocks of
mania intensify, one group has begun a quest for the "Song of the
"It's preposterous to call any song the song of the century,"
Stephen Babbitt, the leader of Song of the Century, a new poll-based
award which will be given on the eve of the new millennium. "And
not what we're trying to do. We're a poll based award -- a forum.
more than that, we want people to come together and talk about their
favorite music. Song of the Century is more than another award --
chance to look back at an incredible century of music."
Babbitt had the idea in 1996 to begin an internet poll, asking
peoples' favorite songs were on his personal home page. Amazed at
response to his largely unpublicized poll, he decided to take the
further. Now he has launched a dedicated web page,
www.SongoftheCentury.com, to bring together even more music fans.
The centerpiece of the Song of the Century poll will be the
which the group plans to give in several categories on New Year's
1999. But the group is also planning television and radio
massive music events on the eve of the new millennium.
Song of the Century crew is passionate about music education too,
portion of the new Web site called "20th Century Music" profiles
century music greats.
Voters will also receive a free newsletter slated to debut in
Babbitt is determined to keep the awards process fun, and plans to
special offers from sponsors in the newsletter and on the page.
also entered in a sweepstakes for music prizes.
To receive as many opinions from beyond the web as possible, the
plans to license in-store voting at kiosks in music retail outlets.
then, voters can send a postcard with their name, address, age and
song to "Song of the Century, PO Box 84401, San Diego, CA 92138."
Can Song of the Century keep up with other awards? Says
don't have to. We're blazing our own trail -- the people's trail.
not pushing record sales. We're reminiscing about the greatest