The Meaning of Blue Moon
A Blue Moon Tribute
Have you ever wondered where that phrase, "Once in a Blue Moon" came from? Well, so did I. Turns out it has a history besides the song.
Astronomically speaking, a Blue Moon refers to the phenomenon of a second full moon occurring in a single month. This occurs on a regular schedule, but rarely, thus the phrase "Once in a Blue Moon" means it seldom happens.
This has prompted many companies to use "Blue Moon" in their name, as a symbol of excellence. They want to paint themselves as the best of the best, the type of company or product that comes along only "Once in a Blue Moon." I have included many logos and some information about some Blue Moon companies.
Musically speaking, a Blue Moon refers to a song that is an old stand by and has been covered by many artists. When people ask "Who sang the song, 'Blue Moon' " it would probably help to know how old they are, as it has been a hit song by many and is even used by the City of Manchester England as their football team's theme song.
"Blue Moon" was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. I have included some of the more famous ones here, and a whole bunch of Blue Moon paraphernalia from merchants who use Blue Moon in their name or logo.
If you are looking for information about Blue Moon Beer, or the Blue Moon Beer Commercial, it's here too. Enjoy!
Image: Blue Moon Poster from Zazzle.com, available below.