April 24, 2018
I’ll find a picture for this but in the meantime I just wanted to share how each of us may feel about our formative (musical it seems) high school times. Right now I’m listening to Roy Orbison for example, Anything You Want, You Got It. The support singers did a lot to make his fame and I’m sorry to admit that I blast it on Pandora when I can. Sally usually goes in the other room.
It’s emotional of course (now it’s the Ronettes and Be My Baby so it’s pretty clear how far down this road I’ve gone). But don’t we all hear tunes like these in relaxing, romatic moments?
Our time was the 1960’s. There was a lot of folk music but also some very serious rock as well. Percy Sledge did his When a Man Loves a Woman (you almost carry those lyrics when you hear that lead-in) and there were countless others.
But before Percy, in our high school senior years there was a whole group of slow-dance 45’s. In the Still of the Night being one of my prom favorites to this day. “In the still of the night sho-be-do . . .”. It was so lovely and so smooshy I’m amazed I didn’t marry the girl that night. And the Flamingos with “I Only Have Eyes For You“.
And on it goes down memory lane.