Our Music Generation

 

 

Over the past few years we have lost many musical icons and stars that we grew up with in the 1960s and 1970s.  Their deaths make us reflect on our memories and our own mortality as well as we feel them leaving us younger and younger.  

About a year ago we lost Glen Frey, the heart of the Eagles band, who continues to touch music lovers today.  We had to hear about David Bowie and Prince after many of us had still not recuperated from the passing of our Michael Jackson,  

Just this month we heard of the passing of our musical “teen idol” and prince of our childhoods, David Cassidy.  I was lucky enough to see him twice in the last few years.  About 5 years ago I saw him at BB Kings in New York City (see pictures) and belted out every song with him along with my starstruck friends.  Just this year, however, I got to see him for his last performance there.  It left most of us saddened to see this disease that took over his life, but at the same time overjoyed to be sharing these last moments of music with him.  A night at BB Kings to always be remembered. 

Like many young girls, I gently cut out his picture from Star Magazine and placed it under my pillow every night.  I could recite the words to every song and knew who they reminded me of.  Even children today hear their parents play it over and over again.  “I Think I Love You’ is a song that will never be erased from our minds. Til we meet again David, I will always cherish you.

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Author: egallagher713

I am an elementary educator for over 20 years in grades K through 5. I have been freelance writing for a few years and hope to write a children's book as well as complete my first novel. Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to your comments and contributions. As I near retirement I commit myself to Health and Wellness to enhance my life.

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