Archive | Love Songs & Memories

Memories of Moon River

Back in the 70s (sheesh, I sound like my grandfather!) when I was a DJ playing live at weddings and banquets, one of the old “stand-by” slow dance numbers was the 1962 Andy Williams recording of the classic, Moon River. Composed by incomparable Henry Mancini, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, it was originally performed by […]

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Out Of Wonder Comes Magic

With over 400,000 attendees (some say closer to 1 million!), and billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music“, and alternatively referred to as the Woodstock Rock Festival (1969), it remains the mother of all music festivals. A pivotal moment in popular music history, a blend of folk and rock with 32 […]

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(Stairwell) Echos Of The Past

Back in 1953 (I wasn’t yet 2 years old) Elvis cut his first record at Sam Phillips’ Sun Recording Studio. In the coming years Elvis would become one of the greatest musical talents of all time, but his early recordings with his small band, including guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and drummer D.J. Fontana, […]

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A Christmas Story

1983 was a strange year. Watch A Christmas Story and you will know what I mean. Our young family had recently returned to my home town of St. Catharines. Our second home there in three years was our seventh home since my first wife and I had been married. My older daughter, Anne-marie, went to […]

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Spitfire vs. Mustang

1969 was a very good year. The Archies (Sugar Sugar) were at the top of the charts. Ford/Mercury was cleaning up the tracks at NASCAR; so much in fact that Richard Petty left his long tenure with MoPar in oder to get himself behind the wheel of one of those track burning modified Torino Talladegas. […]

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Elusive Dreams And In Betweens

I have traveled a lot in my life. Some might say I was chasing my elusive dreams. I have moved from place to place many times. I was born in the City of St. Catharines in Ontario, Canada. It’s a large city known for many things by the locals but not so much by those […]

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Bridge Over Troubled Water

Few covers are ever better than the origianl. Some come close but the one you heard first always seems to stand out. Of course, many today may not know the origianls. I overheard a conversation in the grocery store the other day between two young women extolling the virtues of a popular current star and […]

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What A Wonderful Time

What a wonderful time, the sixties. And the early seventies — when the real sixties began. You gotta love ’em. The great crooners, the classic early rock, the falsetto groups, motown, Cream, Floyd, Dylan, Airplane, Doors, Elvis, and the Beatles. The list goes on and on. Like it or don’t like it, more music, and […]

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