Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Music and Memory Lane - 1967 or so...

I just came back from my cousins funeral memorial session. He made it to 91. Two weeks ago he was dancing with his wife, they had just moved from their house into the lodge. Last Friday he died at 91. Edward Sater - R.I.P.

Since I made it through a few bouts of memory lane here, I may as well continue - Ed was one of the first rancher farmers that I worked for for pay. I was fifteen and got my fill of dust and grit cultivating his Summerfallow - that would have been 1967.

A lot of things happened in 1967. The high point was Expo 67 in Montreal. Our class put the money together somehow and we took the train from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Montreal. The trip took about three days. What a three days that was, especially for a group of kids where the majority probably hadn't been further than fifty miles from home. There was a world out there that was real and having seen it and tasted it we could dream and the dreams had form and meaning... The stay was in a hostel and we bused everyday for two weeks to the expo site. Major memories. The whole world was there.

The Status Quo circa 1967 Pictures of Matchstick Men

The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions

The Strawberry Alarmclock - Incense and Peppermint originally done about 1967 this is a live version and I'm not quite sure of the year.

The Association - Cherish

The association had several hits that year but this was the biggest for most of us. Not sure why because it was softer than the music that most of us usually listened to.

The Turtles - So Happy Together

Arthur Browns - Fire - Great Video!!

How about Lovin Spoonful and Nashville Cats!!

And even though this wasn't 1967 I found it while I was browsing... Love these guys. They were there alongside The Band timewise and predating ZZ Top if I'm not mistaken.. Love the sound. Saw them in concert about 1970 - what a show - circus acts and the works...

Goose Creek Symphony - Tulsa Turnaround

This is all very cathartic for me, and I'm discovering music again... for too long due to events in my life the music went away - feels good!

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