Category Archives: Counting Crows

Happy belated birthday tribute to Albert Einstein…

Albert Einstein’s birthday was March 14th — he was born 134 years ago in 1879 and died in April 1955. In Summer 1976 the opera “Einstein on the Beach,” written by American composer Philip Glass, made its debut. Basically this plotless opera was conceived as a “metaphorical look at Albert Einstein: scientist, humanist, amateur musician—and the man whose theories (…) led to the splitting of the atom”, evoking nuclear holocaust in the climactic scene.

Moving ahead some 17 years to 1993, the American rock band, Counting Crows, released their song “Einstein on the Beach,” this title inspired by the Philip Glass opera “Einstein on the Beach.”

Here is the Counting Crows video of their song: