Song of the day

It is no secret that I love Broadway musicals, and there is no shortage of good music there. This morning while on my way to work, I was dialing around on my ipod and my finger stopped on the soundtrack of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” This show is in my top 5 all time favorite shows for certain.

The concept of a “Rock Opera” goes back to 1969 and the Who’s “Tommy“. Initially these Rock Operas were made as concept albums. In 1970 when the concept album for Jesus Christ was made into a full fledged Broadway Musical the term “Rock Musical” also came into being.

Lloyd Weber and Rice had already collaborated on “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” which itself became a popular Rock Musical. With Jesus Christ they showed the world what a Rock Musical really is, and finally with “Evita“, the melded the concept with more traditional Broadway style music.

Here are two of my favorite songs from the motion picture Jesus Christ Superstar.


OK, I love this show so much here is a third.

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