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I’m not posting anything here, but I do have a post about my love of music from the seventies over on The Pioneer Woman. You can read it here.
And if you missed it, there are some great book recommendations in the comments on yesterday’s post.
Today I had to post a little note. (I don’t normally…but your post on “The Pioneer Woman” page influenced me) Know that you’re NOT alone. I too adore 70’s LITE rock music. I’m not ashamed to say I was born in 1967 and grew-up on said music. It’s in our bones. When I find a station that plays 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music, I’m in 7th heaven. We love it because it’s OUR music. Our memories are attached to those songs. I recall Jim Croce songs at the local pizza joint because my dad chose them. I love Simon and Garfunkel, America, Bread, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, England Dan and John Ford Coley…could go on and on. I’m not ashamed to admit that I was a card-caring member of Bee Gee’s fan club. I miss Barry’s BIG hair and the eagle man-chain necklace. And how about our Shaun Cassidy memories? Ahhhh…the t-shirt you wore-out because he was the Justin Bieber of the 70’s. Good times.
Your blog hit a chord (ha- pun intended!) with me, big time! My birth year was 1956 and the songs of the late 60s/early 70s are the songs of my life! I did continue listening to music in the early 80s, when my kids were born, but pretty much after that, nothing new was worth listening to! My kids knew Simon & Garfunkle’s Concert in Central Park by heart before they hit elementary school! And now, on the rare chance we’re together in a car, we listen and sing to the “lite” station I have playing! Oh sure, they know Metallica, Matchbox 20, and more than I can name, but it was MY music they started out their lives with!!
I’m glad I’m not alone in remembering my past with a lite music score behind it! Long may we run!!
I like your line “it was MY music they started out with their lives with”. It was REALLY important to me that my kids knew the music that I loved when they were growing up so every time I could, I played it and sang it. Now I don’t get to touch the dial (haha) but they know the 70″s lite, they know Credence, Rolling Stones, The Who, and Deep Purple too. They know early Elton John, Meatloaf, and the Grease soundtrack. Billy Joel, Cat Stevens, and because I grew up listening to my dad’s deep deep love of country, we listened to it too. Hey, ya gotta know where you came from to know who ya are, right?!!!
I hope you are going to see Dr Leaf this weekend when she is in SanAntonio……I would love to see her in person.
Just want to say THANKS for introducing me to the pandora station…loving it! Oh What a Night was one of the first I heard and one of my all time faves.
Made me remember my little blue Panasonic Panapet transistor radio I listened to my tunes on at the playground! Looked it up and found it on eBay!! it was a round ball with a chain, and the dials sort of looked like a face. Did anyone else have one of these?!
This music also brings back memories from the roller skating rink in the days of middle school.
Your book is in our public library in Tampa, FL! Yay! : )
Long live the 70’s!!!! I know the words to every song too and I remember that round radio..my friend had one…I can hear it now…”If you leave me now….”
Your posts never cease to make me laugh–I can only hope to one day be half as funny and relatable you are. I just started my own blog as I move from Cincinnati (where I’ve been enjoying a life of post-graduate leisure living with my parents) to Nashville, where I’ll be a kindergarten teacher. Thanks for making me laugh every day!
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