Sunday, June 28, 2020

The Sunday Comments ( 06 - 28 - 20 )

You’ve still got eight days to vote for Your Summer Favorites … 
We’ll continue tabulating straight thru the 4th of July Weekend, closing the polls at Midnight on Sunday, July 5th
So far, just over 19,000 votes have come in … more than TWICE as many as our last poll held in 2010. 

And we keep getting some great, off-the-beaten-path suggestions, too …

Here's an eclectic summer-song list -- with a new nominee or two --  for you.
Don Effenberger 

1. Here Comes Summer -- Jerry Keller  (The song contains one of the greatest lines in rock 'n' roll: "When we kiss, she makes my flat-top curl.")
2. Wildwood Days -- Bobby Rydell
3. Lazy Summer Night -- The Four Preps  (This song -- from the last "Andy Hardy" movie -- captures summer love quite well with the narrator observing on all the cars in lovers' lane:
"I guess I should have known --
Romance runs high
the last weeks in July")
4. All Summer Long -- The Beach Boys  (Perfect song to conclude "American Graffiti")
5. Happy Summer Days -- Ronnie Dove  (A little-remembered, upbeat song with evocative lyrics:
"Look around you -- there's a rainbow in that watermelon sky
And the twinkling of a million fireflies
Let your heart keep taking pictures that we'll share as years go by
These are happy, happy, happy summer days . . .")
6. Summer Wind -- Frank Sinatra
7. Ride the Wild Surf -- Jan and Dean
8. Summer Nights -- "Grease" cast
9. Surf City -- Jan and Dean
10. Wonderful Summer -- Robin Ward
11. Summertime Blues -- Eddie Cochran
12. Lake Shore Drive -- Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah
13. It Might As Well Rain Until September -- Carole King
14. School Is Out -- Gary U.S. Bond
15. A Summer Song -- Chad and Jeremy
16. In the Summertime -- Mungo Jerry
17. That Sunday That Summer -- Nat King Cole
18. What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Done -- Freddy Cannon
(In a contrarian mood, I chose this "Boom Boom" song over Palisades Park because of its "downer" outlook for fall:
"Now tell me,
what's gonna happen when the summer's done
When there's no more parties and no more fun?
Will I still be Number One when the summer's done?")
And a water-transportation "two-fer":
19. Little Red Rented Rowboat -- Joe Dowell
20. Don't Stand Up in a Canoe -- Forgotten Hits regular Ron Dante (with a cute ending)

Another newly nominated title that I thought was especially clever and different was "Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah" by Allan Sherman!!!  DEFINITELY a Summer Song ... but not one that just jumps out at you!  (kk)

Every week more people discover our special countdown of Classic Rock Song favorites … and, as requested, you guys are sending in corrections to the list as you find them … and, once again, we appreciate this.  We want our list to be the most complete and accurate ranking possible …
So here are a few from FH Reader Lance Jones …
You can update your copy of the list accordingly or, if you prefer, request a new copy and we’ll send it along.  (We also cleaned up a couple of other things we found along the way.)  

Thank you for sending this list over, I greatly appreciate it. I was looking through it this morning and wanted to point out some things that I found that may need to be corrected as follows:
1) In the artist section Love Is A Seventh Wave by Sting is listed twice in a row at #1947 and #1948
2) Somebody To Love by Queen should be listed third in numeric order in the artist list for Queen and not near the bottom.  
3) Big Yellow Taxi by the Counting Crows also features Vanessa Carlton.
4) Not any type of mistake, but I’m really surprised Catch The Wind by Donovan is not on this list among other songs.  Do you have a list of the songs that received votes but did not make this list that you can send me?
Thank you again for this list, and I’ll let you know if I come across anything else.  
Take care,
Thanks again, Lance, for your input.
I don’t know that Donovan’s style of music really fits the Classic Rock genre … even so, he still had EIGHT songs make The Top 3333 … so that’s not too shabby for a guy considered by most to be more of a folk-rocker or British Invasion artist.
Check the list and you’ll find “Season Of The Witch” at #1523, “Hurdy Gurdy Man” at #1789, “Sunshine Superman” (which is also earning votes on our Favorite Songs Of Summer list right now) at #1809, “Mellow Yellow” (#2222), “Wear Your Love Like Heaven (#2303), “Atlantis” (#2718), “There Is A Mountain” (#2989) and “Jennifer Juniper” (#3072).
To answer your question, yes, we DO have a list of titles that were nominated but did not earn enough votes to make the final countdown.  (Nearly 5000 songs were nominated in all)  At one point, we were going to run a list of The Top 100 “near classics” but just have never gotten around to it … especially with everything else that’s going on around here on a daily basis.
Honestly, at this point I think it would be almost anti-climatic … and prefer to focus on the titles that DID make the list, in the hopes of getting more of the jocks on board with playing some of these tracks as “extras” during their show.   (kk)  

UPDATE:  Since you piqued my curiosity, I just checked and there were no other Donovan songs nominated … so while “Catch The Wind” never had a chance, it IS pretty cool that all eight of his nominated tunes made the final list.

And, as an added bonus … FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ANYWHERE … here are The Top 20 songs that just missed making the cut …

#20 – Rag Doll – The Four Seasons
#19 – Everyday – Buddy Holly
#18 – I Got To Pieces – Peter and Gordon
#17 – Moonlight Feels Right – Starbuck
#16 – Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
#15 – MacArthur Park – Richard Harris
#14 – Lovefool – The Cardigans
#13 – Counting Stars – OneRepublic
#12 – Ironic – Alanis Morissette
#11 – Closing Time – Semisonic
#10 – Apologize – OneRepublic
#  9 – The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
#  8 – You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
#  7 – Hey Soul Sister – Train
#  6 – Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
#  5 – Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
#  4 – Holding Back The Years – Simply Red
#  3 – Runaway – Del Shannon
#  2 – How To Save A Life – Fray
#  1 – Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

As you can see, some of these are “borderline” qualifiers for the Classic Rock genre … some are probably too new for fair consideration … some like “Wichita Lineman” and “MacArthur Park” are true head-scratchers … these most definitely do not fit the prototype of classic rock radio programming.

But there you have it … the Top 20 tunes that DIDN’T make the final countdown.  (kk)

And some folks are making brand new discoveries along the way, watching the HUNDREDS of YouTube videos we posted along the way of counting down The Top 3333 on the Classic Rock Website …

If you simply click the “Older Posts” link in the bottom right hand corner, you can relive the entire Top 3333 Countdown in order!

Of course not EVERY video is for EVERYBODY!!!  (lol)

I’ve got a question for you regarding #1719 Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth in the Top 3333 Classic Rock Countdown …
Where did you get that video?!?
I was watching while in quarantine with headphones on and I got from my better half, "What the Hell are you watching?" … and she doesn't cuss!
Yeah, it was borderline.
Keith Brodkorb

I actually had to go back and see what you were referring to!!!
(Watch for a huge surge in views for the Nazareth “Hair Of The Dog” video that we featured!!!)

On a similar note, I found this other comment on YouTube regarding this clip …

Wife just walked through the room and said "I haven't heard that song in a long time" ...
I replied "SONG????"

All of the videos came from YouTube and I tried to offer a nice mix of official videos, classic live or television appearances or the occasional "home-inspired" tape put together by fans ... if you browsed around the countdown, you likely saw examples of all of the above.

So now I wanna know ...

Did you end up watching the whole thing?!?!?  (lol)
[How far'd you get before the Mrs. shut it down???]

Keith also sent us a list of his Top 20 Summer Favorites …

So, all kidding aside, thank you for your votes ... and please stay tuned to view all of the results when we countdown The Top 200 Summer Favorites, 2020 later this summer.   Thanks, Keith!   (kk)

Well, Kent, I was spending a rainy Sunday watching the videos on the countdown ... mainly checking out the songs I really liked and the ones I was not familiar with. With a 42 inch computer screen, it was obvious what was on. The wife was just passing by and that video just froze her in her tracks.  Naturally, she assumed the worst, but I had the countdown up and that saved me.
Love the blog and plan to buy stock in H-P ink if you continue these projects!  (What was it, something like 35 ink cartridges for the classic countdown?!?)
Stay safe and thank you.

New full-length video performances continue to be posted daily on UME’s new Ed Sullivan YouTube Channel …

Here’s what you can look forward to seeing this week … 

New Talent Segments Include Music Superstars Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey and The Temptations on Friday, June 26th; Jackie Wilson, The Righteous Brothers and Peggy Lee on Saturday, June 27th; The Four Tops and The Jackson 5 on Sunday, June 28th; The Supremes on Monday, June 29th; James Brown on June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd and Richie Havens on Wednesday, July 1st. 
Also, a Joan Rivers Segment Premieres on Comedy Playlist on Sunday, June 28th, featuring George Carlin, Bob Hope, Flip Wilson, Richard Pryor, Stiller & Meara and more 
Full Segments From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Are Officially Available Worldwide Via Streaming Platforms For The First Time Ever As Part Of The UMe Deal With SOFA Entertainment For Global Digital Rights … The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel
All clips remain posted after these premier dates … so you can catch up on any others that you may have missed along the way.  (kk)

After our political commentary the other day … 

How can we learn from it if we try to erase it?
I added music to reading and history lessons to enhance and explain what people thought and felt at that moment in time. Music also helps you remember and understand. But presenting history at its best and worst makes us think and decide how we can make changes in the most positive ways.
The present is like living in a Sci-Fi movie … and most of them did not end well.
Shelley Sweet-Tufano
I just get frustrated when I see what other people think will help to turn things around …
This past week Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A …
The Dixie Chicks are now going to call themselves “The Chicks” …
And “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” are not going to have white actors do the voices of their black characters anymore.
WHAT?!?!?  Seriously?!?!
Because ALL of this will help to change the out-of-control police brutality that has been running rampant for YEARS now …
It is changes like THESE that will make the rest of America pay better respect to its Black residents.
And, on the other side of the coin, how does “We’re going to protest the handling of George Floyd by making our point known” turn into “We’re going to bust out all these store windows … and boy, while I’m at it, I sure could use a new big-screen TV!”
How does rioting, looting and violence in ANY way help to resolve ignorance and prejudice?  It's like at some point, these people who were feeling the need to speak their minds and have their voices heard went from chanting “They killed George Floyd and something needs to be done about it” to “You know, I could really use a new sofa.”  Pretty self-serving if you ask me.  One could be led to believe that these folks lost their focus somewhere along the way ... or that it was never all about the REAL issue in the first place.
I guess I just don't see how breaking out shop windows and stealing couches and TVs furthers the cause regarding the treatment of “persons of color.”  (That’s the phrase that “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” came up with … “We are no longer going to have white voice-over actors portray 'persons of color' on our television programs.")
I have to stop … I just get more and more aggravated and annoyed every time I so much as think about all of this.  The scary part is that in SOME people’s minds, they think that these “concessions” actually show strides of improvement.  They truly believe that these are "justified" changes that will help to make the world a better place for all of us.  And that's just CRAZY!!! (kk)

Hi there, Kent,
I just couldn't help but respond to your post of yesterday.  I totally agree with you about everything you stated in your Friday soap box post.  I agree that racism is most unfortunate and unacceptable. But number 1, we are never going to get rid of it entirely and number 2, it's a part of the history of the United States, and I think that people are going a bit too far to try and eliminate any hint of racism completely. 
Just this past Thursday, the weathervane that stood atop Baker Hall at Dartmouth
College in Hanover, New Hampshire, was removed because it was considered
portraying a stereotype image of an American Indian sitting at the feet of the college's founder, Eleazar Wheelock, smoking a long pipe with a barrel of rum in the background. 
This weathervane had been there since 1928, and it marked not only the highest point at the college, but in the town of Hanover itself.  But it seems like everyone is ashamed of it now, even though it has been a part of the college campus and the
town of Hanover for 92 years.  That just seems sad to me.
You mentioned the classic 1939 movie “Gone With The Wind.”  I will agree, it's not my favorite movie either, but it has become a classic and to me, it must be taken in the context of the times in which it represented, and the time in which it was filmed.
Two other very popular entertainers who have recently been practically vilified, but were hugely successful and popular entertainers during their hay day, are Al Jolson and Amos and Andy. 
While it seems absolutely ludicrous today for a white person to put burned cork on his face and perform in black face, this was part of the entertainment scene in the early 1900's, and Al Jolson was by no means the only vaudeville performer that did this.  The fact is, at the time, most blacks accepted this as entertainment and they weren't upset by it.  They knew how to laugh at themselves and create novelty songs about their own lives and challenges. 
Was it right?  Well, at the time, it was widely accepted as entertainment by both races.  Al Jolson would, of course, go on from vaudville and end up having an extremely successful recording and movie career.  Al Jolson's influence was felt well after his death.  Jerry Lewis recorded his 1918 song “Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody” in 1958, and Aretha Franklin would have a hit with the song again in 1961.  The Happenings resurrected Al Jolson's My Mammy in 1967, right in the middle of the summer of love.
Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll are two other men who seem to have been vilified in today's modern society, although their radio program, “Amos And Andy,” was the first radio program to become extremely popular in the mid and late twenties.  How popular? Almost no one made phone calls during this fifteen minute serial. President Calvin Coolidge told his receptionist not to put any phone calls through to him at the White House during Amos and Andy shows.  There was a noticeable dip in water use from flushing toilets during those 15 minutes between 7 and 7:15 PM.  Movie theaters would actually stop the movies they were playing to pipe in Amos and Andy over loud speakers so that movie goers wouldn't miss the show.  Over 40 million people listened to Amos and Andy with rapped
attention during its peak.  It was a hugely popular program for both blacks and whites. 
But today, all people can think of is that Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll were imitating black dialect and that their programs were stereotyping the African-American experience.  But at the time, African-Americans enjoyed the program … and found it as entertaining as white folks did.
Of course, part of the problem is that the program changed format and became a half hour situation comedy in the forties, and those are the programs that have survived.  The fifteen minute serials of the 1920's have not survived, except for the original scripts.
Yes, society has definitely become more enlightened since the twenties and thirties, but when judging these programs, I think one has to take into account the
way things were during that time. 
Whenever there were parades for both men, thousands of people from both races came to get a glimpse of them … and although there may have been a few people that were offended by these programs, it was a very few people indeed, at least back then.
I'm not saying that racial or nationality stereotyping is good now, but in those days, it was widely accepted as part of vaudeville, radio and movie entertainment, and nobody really got very upset about it. 
Yes, Eddy (Rochester) Anderson played Jack Benny's Butler on his very popular radio show, but I think what speaks volumes here is that if a restaurant was not willing to serve Eddy Anderson along with the rest of the cast, Jack and his entire cast would leave that restaurant so quickly that it left the staff's heads spinning. 
Yes, it was wrong that people like Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Junior could perform at the top supper clubs in Las Vegas, but they weren't able to gamble at any of the casinos, and they could only stay at one small dingy hotel on the
outskirts of the city.  Thank God we have come a long way from that
mentality at least.
Sam Ward
I guess what I see as the most dramatic effect that has come out of all of this ... and not just this but nearly EVERY social issue that has been brought to our attention for the last 10-20 years now ... is that we as a society have lost our sense of humor after being dictated to as to what is wrong and what is right … what is socially acceptable (or PC) now vs. anything we may have grown up enjoying alongside MILLIONS of others.  It’s just another form of censorship … but is censorship nevertheless and, as a result, is an infringement of our First Amendment Rights – The Freedom Of Speech.
Now I personally have never found ANYTHING funny about a stage performer in Black Face … whether it be Al Jolson or Ted Danson … and I totally get and support some of the editing and banishment that has been going on for decades now of early Three Stooges shorts depicting racial stereotypes and Nazi figures … even though, as you say, these were deemed socially acceptable at the time.
But to drudge up old stand-up routines from as recent as a few years ago and demand public apologies from the comedians who performed them in order to save face and grace seems a bit absurd to me.  If we laughed then (and I’d venture to say that the majority of us did), then so be it.  That was then, this is now.  Move on ... what's done is done ... focus on the "Now."
Maybe that kind of humor won’t fly in today’s society … but to keep drudging up the past and making an example of these individuals doesn’t do ANYTHING to change the way people think today. 
I swear you’re afraid to crack a joke these days for fear of offending somebody … ANYbody … and, as such, I see us becoming a humorless society … and that’s a real shame to me.  When you look around you, sometimes you have to laugh just to keep from crying!
With all that’s going on out there in the real world (especially after a year like this!) we can all use a little comic relief.  But please let us judge for ourselves what we think is funny and what we think isn’t.  And if, as such, some of these comedians are black-balled (wait ... can I say that?) as a result of this, then so be it.  (kk)

Hey Kent,
Here's more proof that Vince Edwards recorded "The Wonder of You" before anyone else. I still can't find his rendition. Probably never will.
John LaPuzza

Interesting because all we’ve been able to find out so far is that Edwards recorded the song first in 1958 … but it was never released … and yet this accounting says that Ray Peterson liked Edwards’ version of the song so much, he decided to cut it himself … much the same way Elvis would years later, even inviting Ray Peterson out to one of his movie sets in the early ‘60’s.
I sure would love to hear it by Vince Edwards.  (Interesting, too, that the first artist to cut the Hal David / Burt Bacharach / Carpenters classic “Close To You” was Ben Casey’s main television competition, the rival Dr. Kildare, played, of course, by Richard Chamberlain.)  Don’t get me wrong … his version is AWFUL … but the truth is that NOBODY seemed to be able to score a hit with this song until it got into the hands of Richard Carpenter and Herb Alpert.  (Even David – Bacharach muse Dionne Warwick failed to record a hit version!)

Reader John LaPuzza was asking about the song THE WONDER OF YOU. I checked my sources here at home and "just like you" (as Paul Revere and the Raiders would have sung), found nowhere that Vince Edwards recorded it or that it was released as a single.  IMO, the version of Elvis doesn't even come close to the version that Ray Peterson recorded. 
Later on, the question was asked of what was the most CLEVER song ever written in your lifetime? Jimmy Cross' I WANT MY BABY BACK was considered to be the worst record, at least, in one book I have. But that was considered to be many years ago. I am sure it has changed by now.
I would have to say offhand that the most CLEVER record (s) made in my lifetime would have to be the record(s) that Dickie Goodman made with his break-in type of records. He took a ridiculous story which was made up and inserted parts of a song into it to make it sound plausible.
I liked your Grammar Rocks in the more funnies you had at the bottom of FH. To me, the #1 grammar record of all time that would be #1 with all teachers who were teaching English in school at the time, would have to be Buster Brown's follow-up to his 1960 hit FANNIE MAE, IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY? It doesn't get any better than that.

Frank B sent us this clip of our FH Buddies Pam Pulice and Joe Farina talking to Bobby Rydell about Dick Biondi …  

Which, of course, leads us to another plug for or lengthy interview from our week-long salute to Bobby a few years ago in Forgotten Hits …

Frank B. also sent us this brief excerpt from Norm N. Nite’s book on The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame that we told you about last week …

Just read your article  about Hendrix ... Nice! 
My band, The Aladdins (at the time), played at Joey Dee's Starlighter club in Manhattan around 1965. The other band at the gig was Lonnie Younblood - Hendrix on guitar ("Blues Brother's Suits") as I recall.
Perfect sideman rhythm guitar, no upstaging. 
Danny Prosseda
Lead guitar (The Aladdins, Household Sponge, Head Shop)
FH Reader (and Hendrix expert) Ken Voss sent us several corrections and updates to our Hendrix piece several months ago … and we STILL haven’t had time to go thru the piece and make the necessary changes … but this one has been getting rave reviews ever since it was first posted … so thank you again.
This had to be a pretty exciting time for you … 1965 at The Starlighter Club?!?!?  I’m betting you’ve got some GREAT stories to tell.  Here’s hoping you’ll share some of them with our readers!
Thanks, Danny!  (kk)

Carol Ross, Tommy James’ long-time manager, sent us this cool clip to share of Tommy performing this quarantine version of his mega-hit “Crystal Blue Persuasion” … 

We're excited to share this week's feature for the Arete Video Series: Class of 2017 inductee and pop-rock musician Tommy James. 
In the video, Tommy performs his popular song "Crystal Blue Persuasion," which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Written about tough times and hope for the future, this song has inspired and encouraged listeners for generations, and the NJHOF is now proud to share this special version of the song that was recently performed by Tommy for our family of supporters.
Jon FHanson
Steve Edwards

And, here’s a podcast interview that Micky Dolenz did with Alec Baldwin last week …

Burton Cummings has a “new” album out this past week.  (Actually, it’s material he recorded a couple of decades ago that never saw the light of day … but is FINALLY being released to the public through downloading only through all of the usual sources.)
It’s an interesting mix of music and includes special guest appearances by the likes of Beach Boy Carl Wilson (we still miss him every single day) and Flo and Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles) among others. My early favorite is a track called “Love Dream” … classic Burton!  (kk)

>>>And, just below, a vintage pic of Jim Peterik (taken before his hair went prematurely purple)  kk
Well, the new Dennis DeYoung video also brings back Jim’s naturally red hair.(???) And how surprised was I to see Scott Shannon shouting at me in the chorus.  Shelley J Sweet-Tufano 

Up-coming “in your living room” concerts now include Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins and Al Stewart … with many more to come from the looks of things.  Most appear to be VERY affordable … tickets for $15 to see Richard Marx and/or Al Stewart in the comfort of your own home, with as many people gathered as you choose is really quite a bargain.  And the Kenny Loggins show is being done as a fund-raiser to save a theater about to close its doors, going under due to the loss of revenue due to the pandemic.  Sadly, it’s not the only one.
Features Revered Country Guitarist STEVE WARINER
Grammy and Country Music Association award winning songwriter / guitarist / artist Steve Wariner has teamed up with a true living musical legend, rockabilly crooner Robert Gordon, for a unique collaboration that will have music fans up on their feet! The track, a cover of the rollicking 1956 single penned and performed by icon Jerry Reed, “I’ve Had Enough,” finds Wariner ripping it up on guitar as Gordon belts out the lyrics with a fiery passion and precision that can only come after decades of experience as a musical performer. Gordon is no stranger to heavy hitting guitar sidekicks with years of fruitful collaborations with six-string slingers Link Wray, Chris Spedding and Danny Gatton. “I’ve Had Enough” was produced by fellow rockabilly icon, and a celebrated guitarist in his own right, Danny B. Harvey, as part of a full-length Robert Gordon album, Rockabilly For Life, featuring a host of friends such as Spedding, The Stooges’ James Williamson, David Letterman’s Paul Shaffer, Blondie’s Clem Burke and a whole lot more!
Harvey shares this about Wariner’s contribution, “When suggesting guests to appear on the new Robert Gordon album I was producing, I suggested Steve Wariner knowing it was more a wishful long shot than an actual possibility. But then his management got back to us right away that Steve was very interested and I couldn’t contain my excitement! Steve Wariner is to ‘80s/’90s country guitar picking what Jeff Beck was to ‘60s rock and Eddie Van Halen is to ‘70s rock. Plus, he had 10 #1 country singles as a solo artist! Damn, I’m a lucky man and so is anyone who hears this track - Steve’s the best!
Stream the single:

Baseball is right around the corner -- they say.  I'm tired of hiding away, but w’eve all got to stay safe, so I dream of September … and this Boston band has it all to say in a groovy way. 
BTW, TOMORROW, June 25th, is "68 Days till September"!!! 
I love this song.  Handclaps allowed!
Clark Besch
One of my co-workers was rattling off all of the restrictions and qualifications needed to launch the 2020 baseball season … unreal!  We’ve got a LOT of Teddy and the Pandas fans on the list … so I think they’ll love hearing this one again.  (kk)

Clip Of The Week Honors go to Frank B. again for this INCREDIBLE video of young Owen Mac singing “Play Me The Waltz Of The Angels.”
Folks, you are looking at the future of Country Music … and perhaps the biggest superstar ever.  (Right now he seems to be focused more on religious music … but you’re not going to find more perfect tone, style and inflection in ANY seasoned star … and this kid is just 17 years old … (but obviously MUCH younger in this clip)
I believe we have featured him before in Forgotten Hits … but I couldn’t think of a more perfect and beautiful way to end this week’s Sunday Comments Page.  Enjoy.  (kk)