Category Archives: Music of the 1970’s

Maybe You Never Heard Of Him

This morning, reading the news on my iPad, with my granddaughter on my lap, I learned of the death of Jerry Jeff Walker.  I suppose it is possible that some of my readers have never heard of Walker or the … Continue reading

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Heavy Anchors

Today was a fun day as I drove just over 300 miles.  Those that know me will understand that 300 miles is not all that much for me. Typically when I drive I listen to talk radio and occasionally podcasts, … Continue reading

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Over The Rainbow

It was on this date in 1939 that MGM premiered the iconic Wizard of Oz at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The rest is, as they say, history. * When I hear Judy utter that line we all know so … Continue reading

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Any Excuse For A Song

It was back in 1847 , on July 24, that Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Bob Weir (aka Bobby and the Midnites) performed a song celebrating the event back … Continue reading

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A Different Song

I have heard multiple reports today regarding the death of musical legend, Charlie Daniels, Daniels died today at the age of 83 after apparently experiencing a stroke. Each mention of his name today included a reference to the song The … Continue reading

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Anchored Deep In My Brain

Do those of you of a certain age group ever find yourself listening to a “vintage” song and as it’s playing, anticipate the switch from one “track” to the next on the ‘ol 8-track player. For you youngsters, 8 track … Continue reading

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Remembering A Day Late

The first, real rock concert I ever went to see was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, playing at the infamous Casino Arena in Asbury Park, NJ on July 4, 1976. Fronting with Blackmore in the recently formed band was a guy named … Continue reading

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Ol’ Black Eyes Nails It

It was the Summer of 1972 and having just a few dollars saved up, I went shopping with my grandparents at the Two Guys Department Store on Rt. 22 in Union, NJ. At the age of 12, my goal that … Continue reading

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Music, But No Words

I, like many others, have been working from home and getting some items checked off the home’s “To-Do” list, (only during what would be considered commuting time, of course.)  Mine has been pulling weeds and laying pine straw in the … Continue reading

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How Ya Doin’ Boys? We’re Here For 30 Days

Isn’t this a special time to be alive? I was trying to come up with a song that reminded me of what we are currently experiencing and almost immediately, this one came to mind. 30 Days In The Hole I … Continue reading

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