Friday, October 12, 2012

Could We Just Dispense with Celebrating All Anniversaries?

















The first time I recall seeing any mention of the Rolling Stones was on the cover of a magazine my friend, Kathy, absconded with from the back of her parent's grocery store. We went outside and pored over the story (but mostly the pictures), and my world of music, which had centered at that point around the country music I'd grown up with and a few groups like The Beatles, along with The Dave Clark Five and Herman's Hermits, suddenly expanded by leaps and bounds.

The first album I bought for myself was by the Rolling Stones. I wasn't giving up country music, I still sang along to "Crazy," by Patsy Cline and my feeble attempts at songwriting were always country flavored, but if anybody asked, I "listened" to the Stones.

Through the years, I still listened but never became a die-hard Stones fan. I liked many of their singles, but wasn't, by any stretch of the imagination, an album collector. Now, for some reason, I'm listening to this new song. It has the ring of the old stuff. In case you haven't been introduced, please allow me... It's not "Sympathy for the Devil," but I like it:




And where, pray tell, did those fifty years go?




















30 comments:

  1. Did you read my last post? It relates, as usual!

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    1. But, of course! I am not at all surprised!

      Unfoldment is where it's at. :)

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  2. Too many anniversaries of too many things!

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  3. About the same time I understood the brilliance of the Beatles I discovered the Rolling Stones. Of course, "Satisfaction", was a huge hit but somehow I really better understood Eric Burden and the Animals. Their blues turned to rock songs really caught my attention. But years later, in the 70's, when the stones were still truckin' along and doing songs like "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Wild Horses" I realized that these guys really had something special.

    BTW to this day I still love Patsy Cline, and "Crazy" is my favorite. I sing it all the time when no one is around to hear me.

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    1. I love it! The album my first real boyfriend gave me was The Best of the Animals. I still have it! I Loved them more than The Beatles.

      You, too, on the crazy? Oh, I want to hear that! Podcast, maybe? LOL

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  4. If you find out where all those years went please let me know as I need a few of them back. -- barbara

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  5. How I became a Stones fan: I was selling Bibles door-to-door in Amarillo, Texas, in the summer of 1965. As I approached the front screen door of a house, I could hear 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' wafting from within. That's all it took.

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    1. That's a great story! And it sounds like your exploration of music never stopped. Love it.

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  6. Who couldn't like the Stones. What I find interesting is their music and many others of that period have stood that 50 or whatever number of years test and will always survives those tests in the future because the music was just that good.

    It seems to have gone by awfully fast when you get to the place us guys are at these days.

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    1. Well, it as Our music and that made it good! :) What a great time it was for opening all sorts of musical doors.

      Blink of an eye is coming to mind.

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  7. Who would have thought that they would still be rockin' when they were old guys? How funny is that?

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    1. Funny and wonderful! To have that energy and creativity!

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  8. I liked the Stones but didn't buy their albums until about 15 years ago. I am still impressed by some of their lyrics, not to mention their energy and continued musicianship (and showmanship) at this age.

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    1. It's quite amazing that they are still out there, making great music and the level of energy required...almost tires me to think of it. :)

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  9. Great track,T. Sounds like the old Stones which is a vibe they have been lacking in the last 10 years. Looking forward to the next 50. :)

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    1. Hi Tony, glad you stopped in. That's how it sounded to me, too, the old vibe, which I liked. Oh yes, To the Next 50! :)

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  10. As far as I'm concerned Patsy Cline is right up there with the Stones. Easily.

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  11. Where I grew up, you were either a Beatles fan or a Stones fan.
    I was Stonefied right out of the gate.
    Did not appreciate the Beatles till later.
    The Stones were/are the greatest rock and roll band ever.
    They were the original bad boyz of rock.
    Our previous generation had Lawrence Welk and his champagne music.
    We will always have sex, drugs, and rock and roll. :-)

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    1. "Stonefied right out of the gate." :)

      We grew up in a very good time.

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  12. Too fun, I have seen the Stones 4 times.Everyone sings every song.i was a late bloomer to listening to them.

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  13. I was a Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Moody Blues, Jimi Hendrix, Doors...well, and I suppose somewhat of a Stones fan. They were not top on my list and I never owned a Stones album, but they are still around and Mick is still a bad boy--LOL! 50 years? This new song really does sound like back in the Satisfaction days. ;)

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    1. Oh, I loved the Moody blues, still do. 50 years they're celebrating. How can that beeee? :) I always love hearing from you, Rita, and appreciate your comments.

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  14. I was more of a Kinks fan than the Stones. Having said that one of my all-time favorite songs is one by the Stones called "Waiting On a Friend." Great post. Thanks for the memories.

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    1. I really like that Stones song, too, my friend. :)

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  15. Dear Teresa, so much of what happened with albums and music and the change happened when I was in the convent. And when I left, I had no money to buy a phonograph nor records. Fortunately, a couple I met through work invited me often to their home and played for me the recordings of the Viet Nam protest era. That's about where I begin. ONe singer I remember liking a lot was Glenn Yarborough. Peace.

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    1. It must have been quite a change for you. A sot of culture shock, I would suppose. It sounds like the ensuing years revealed much for you to love and appreciate with new eyes.

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