Thought for the day:"Little did I know that I was psychic."
So, Happy Burns Day ..
Just a few days until the Lodge evening ..
1. Burns is a music legend
Countless singers, from Mariah Carey to Susan Boyle, have covered Robert’s poem, Auld Lang Syne.
It has also made an appearance in to the Guiness Worlds Records, for
being one of the most popular songs of all time – alongside Happy
Birthday and For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow.
7. Burns is Blowin’ in the Wind
Scotland’s National Bard has been the inspiration to many music legends, including Bob Dylan, who cited him as his greatest creative inspiration.
8. He inspired Thriller!
Even if you thought Mr Burns was just a character in The Simpsons,
you have probably been listening to songs inspired by his writing.
It is said that Michael Jackson’s smash-hit ‘Thriller’ was inspired by Burn’s ‘Tam o’Shanter’ poem.
9. Michael Jackson loved Rabbie
Jacko’s obsession didn’t stop there; he even created a whole album based on Rabbie Burns’ poems.
He and David Guest collaborated to create a musical about the poet’s life.
12. Tommy Hilfiger-Burns?
Robert Burn’s creative genius seems to have been passed down generations and even influences what’s on the catwalk today.
Fashion designer, Tommy Hilfiger, claims that he is a direct descendent of Burns.
13. Burns goes all Barrowman on us
John Barrowman played Robert Burns in a musical about his life in Denmark in 1996.
14. Died young
Robert Burns died at the young age of 37. The cause was speculated to be his boozing, unhealthy way of life in his earlier years.
15. Planetary poetry
British born astronaut, Nick Patrick, took a book of Robert Burns’ poetry on a space mission in 2010.
Rabbie’s poems, quite literally out of this world, have travelled a staggering 5.7 million miles and 217 orbits of the Earth.