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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Songbird salutes the seventies

I'm sitting here listening to Amazon Prime,  the Harry Chapin channel.  And they play a Chapin song, then a Jim Croce song, then a John Denver song.

Three of the best singer-songwriters of the seventies.  All of them gone too soon.

I was in Eisenhower Park July 16, 1981, at the Lakeside Theater, waiting for a concert to begin.  The concert never happened, Harry Chapin died on the Long Island Expressway en route to the concert.

Hard to believe that was 36 years ago.

The station plays James Taylor.  Gordon Lightfoot.  Neil Young.  

21st Century technology, I'm streaming music on my laptop.  Technology I could never have imagined when these artists were at their peak.

So long ago ...

3 comments:

bookworm said...

Taxi is such an awesome song. I still don't quite know what to think about Ameritrade using Cat's In the Cradle in one of their ads. Perhaps a "re imagining" of the song but it doesn't sit well with me. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Liz A. said...

It is amazing how quickly we've become accustomed to this--streaming music, laptop computers, etc.

peppylady (Dora) said...

The other day I checked out some cd from the library and enjoy some tunes I listen when I was in high school.
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