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June 25, 2012

The Music of our Lives!

We are the most fortunate ones…. Yeah everyone talks about our parents being The greatest generation because of what the accomplished during World War II and the post war growth.  And I would never want to take that away from them, but… they didn’t have OUR music!   

I have thought about this a lot and I can’t come up with a single point in time when there was such a diverse and rich choice in music… we had great pop tunes (you had to love the Bay City Rollers “Saturday Night” and David Soul of Starsky and Hutch fame sing “Don’t give up on us”… and the greatest southern rock( Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet)…. And great R&B / Soul and Funk (Marvin Gaye, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, The Ohio Players, Parliament, the list just keeps going!)… and as much as I hate to say it… we had disco too (The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summers, Gloria Gaynor, just to name a few)   

We came into high school with Eric Clapton at #1 with “I shot the Sheriff” and we left in 1977 with Stevie Wonder and “Sir Duke” topping the charts.  I’d like to see anyone else top this for a best time to be in high school!!!  Go Eagles!!

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Beverly (Lamb) Sutton on June 25, 2012 2:26 PM
I agree with you Walter!  We were rich in music during our high school years!  I feel that future generations haven't and won't have the true superstars that we have experienced.  The artists and their tunes are still alive today for many!

Thanks for reminding us of the tunes.....
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