Sunday, December 25, 2016

Skyfall: Red Army Choir Lost in Plane Crash




A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, killing everyone on board, Russian authorities said. Speculation that it might be terrorist related is making the rounds.

Here they are performing Skyfall - Adele's song in the James Bond film of the same name:


The Russian Defence Ministry said one of its TU-154 Tupolev planes had disappeared from radar screens at 0525 MSK (9.25 p.m. ET), two minutes after taking off from Sochi in southern Russia, where it had stopped to refuel from Moscow, on its way to Syria.

Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a ministry spokesman, told reporters that nobody had survived.



"The area of the crash site has been established. No survivors have been spotted," he said. An unnamed ministry source told Russian news agencies no life rafts had been found, while another source told the Interfax agency that the plane had not sent an SOS signal.

In televised comments, President Vladimir Putin, speaking in St Petersburg, declared Dec. 26 a national day of mourning.



The jet, a Soviet-era Tupolev plane built in 1983, had been carrying 84 passengers and eight crew members.

It has been iconically pointed out that videos show them singing Sweet Home Alabama -- since almost the entire Lynyrd Skinyrd band also died in a plane accident.

The Red Army Choir has a famed and storied history.



See other Skyfall entries here, here, and here.


Skyfall Lyrics

This is the end
Hold your breath and count to ten
Feel the earth move and then
Hear my heart burst again


For this is the end
I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment
So overdue I owe them
Swept away, I’m stolen


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall
At skyfall


Skyfall is where we start
A thousand miles and poles apart
Where worlds collide and days are dark
You may have my number, you can take my name
But you’ll never have my heart


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall


Where you go I go
What you see I see
I know I’d never be me
Without the security
Of your loving arms
Keeping me from harm
Put your hand in my hand
And we’ll stand


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together


Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall


Let the sky fall
We will stand tall
At skyfall

Written by Paul Epworth, Adele Adkins • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Thanks to S. Lindsay for some content hints.

3 comments:

A New Day said...

What a tragic loss of life and musical talent! May they rebound like the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

What an odd synchronomy! I found a few more synvy elements.

Lynyrd Skynyrd = Leonard Skinner = Lenin sounds similar to Leonard.
Leonard/Lenin = lion-hearted. Skinner= occupation of removing animal hides. (De-hiding = revealing?)

LEONARD SKINNER was the physical education instructor, who inspired the bands name DIED AT AGE 77. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/sep/21/lynyrd-skynyrd-teacher-dies

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA was called LENINGRAD during Soviet rule. ST.PETERSBURG, FL was named after the Russian city by Peter Demens, A RUSSIAN-AMERICAN.

The band played ST. PETE'S, FL on 16.10.1977. Then on 20.10.1977, their plane crashed. They were on route to BATON ROUGE,LA. (AKA 'RED STICK')
http://copycateffect.blogspot.com/2016/07/ThinBlueLine.html

losingsoul said...

how have you not done a post on the mall rampages across the country on the 26th? Including TWO Auroras.

losingsoul said...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mall-fights-send-post-holiday-shoppers-scrambling-exits-043803733.html