BEATLES, BEACH BOYS, PRINCE, LYLE LOVETTE, ZEPPELIN - LOVE 'EM ALL
I have been pondering how we entertain ourselves when we travel. No matter what our station in life, we all have favorite music. Of course, each decade has the songs, the bands, the singers, and performers that bring us the music we love. And there are many arguments over who & what is actually the best music from all decades. I have a relative, who shall remain nameless, who doesn't care for the Beatles. His ignorance of one of the greatest pop-rock bands in history is quite remarkable. I mean 600,000,000 records simply cannot be dismissed.
This person is part of my clan, so I will forgive his complete lack of understanding of the significance of the Fab Four who created the best catalog of music in modern music history. From 1962 to 1970 they wrote and recorded 229 songs.
For me, music has always been at the center of my daily life at home and abroad. I saw the Beatles in 1964 at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida with my cousin's daughter, who called with a ticket to see the Beatles on their one and only tour of the USA. My cousin was the manager of the George Washington Hotel in Jacksonville. The Beatles and their entourage reserved one entire floor of the hotel. The experience was a true happening of mega proportions. I was fifteen and, along with the other 60,000 teenagers, stood in my seat the entire show.
Along the way, I have seen most of the great artists from The Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin to Buddy Rich to Prince. Regrettably, I have missed some of the greatest such as Elvis, Sinatra, and Jerry Lee. In addition to going to hear great artists since I was a kid, I have sung my entire life, mostly in church. So, today I'm gonna give you some music from my Favorites List. Hope you find something you enjoy.