A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

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A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Sabina » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:16 pm

I was listening to Moody Blues just now and suddenly had a complete visual of me as a child with my father's records. He had many, and I had my favorites. So, I am going to share all the important music from my early childhood and I am inviting you to do the same. Not just what happened to play on the radio at the time, but the music, the songs that influenced you and your further development, be it in music or in general.


When I was 8 years old there was this series on TV called "Marco Polo". I liked the series but I loved the music and begged my father to record it. He did and I have an old audio tape with this same song. I found out only recently that it was composed by Ennio Morricone.
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The Moody Blues: Dear Diary (1969)


ELO (Electric Light Orchestra): Ticket To The Moon (1981)

Remember the good old 1980s?
When things were so uncomplicated?
I wish i could go back there again
And everything could be the same.

I've got a ticket to the moon
I'll be leaving here any day soon
Yeah, i've got a ticket to the moon
But i'd rather see the sunrise in your eyes.

Got a ticket to the moon
I'll be rising high above the earth so soon
And the tears i cry might turn into the rain
That gently falls upon your window
You'll never know.

Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon).
Fly, fly through a troubled sky
Up to a new world shining bright, oh, oh.

Flying high above
Soaring madly through the mysteries that come
Wondering sadly if the ways that led me here
Could turn around and i would see you there
Standing there (and i would see you there, waiting...)

Ticket to the moon
Flight leaves here today from satellite two
As the minutes go by, what should i do?
I paid the fare, what more can i say?
It's just one way (only one way)...

Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon)
Ticket to the moon (ticket to the moon).


The Moody Blues: Never Comes the Day (1969)


The Moody Blues: Lazy Day (1969, performance from 1970)


An excerpt from Klaus Schulze's Timewind (1975)
Don't be too quick to judge. It is a journey of sound and of transformation.
I always saw it as such. Like flying or like a dream.

I loved how different it was, loved the album cover too.

Again, just an excerpt, this time from Klaus Schulze's Body love (1977)


There are many more songs from my childhood and I am planning on adding more, but this is a nice start. I look forward to your earliest musical inspirations.
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby dermot » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:13 pm

My musical appreciation started quite late, at around age 15, so no dubious musical oddities unlike
the above!!!
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As you can see, my taste was way much too serious, too soon!
that changed



a love affair with u2...these are two early tracks


blondie....we were to be married, hey a guy can/could dream?

tom waits in concert mid 80's...remains the most amazing concert i have been at


This was about childhood, supposedly!
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Daywhite » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:16 pm

Many musical memories from childhood. Each song has a story.

I came in the house once when I was 9 or 10 and noticed my mother had bought some new 8-tracks. I picked them up, seeing if there was anything I liked. I noticed one from a group that sounded like some Christian singing group and thought, "Oh, God, we're going to start going to church again."

See, we lived in a government housing project, meaning times were usually hard. Most of the time, we were able to get by, one step ahead of bill collectors, and were able to keep food on the table. But, when times got particularly hard for my mother, a single mother of a 9 or 10 year old and a two-year-old, she would take us all to church. We would go every Sunday, and sometimes Sunday nights and Wednesday nights, depending on the severity of the times. Once things were back to something resembling normal, we would slack off, slowly, dropping the Wednesday night meetings, then Sunday nights, and, eventually, even Sunday mornings. But, during those hardest of times, along with church, there would be gospel music playing in the apartment, and the reins my mother held on me, her oldest, would be pulled a bit tighter. So, you can imagine my feelings when seeing the new 8-track by some Christian group.

Fortunately, my distress was all for naught. The name of the group with the Christian sounding name, Creedance Clearwater Revival. This song, along with being their biggest hit, serves a dual purpose as well. It was my Aunt Jackie's favorite song; she was like a second mother to me and died when I was 10.



The following song is a bit of a theme song for my life. The first time I heard it, I think, was in my step-sister's bedroom. My mother and her father were married for two years, from the time I was 5 to 7. She was five years older than me and let me come into her room and listen to records if I wouldn't tell about her letting her boyfriend in through the window. It didn't matter to me; I hated my step-father, anyway, so why would I tell him.

I remember hearing this song as a kid, and always dreaming of being on the open road, free, nobody always on me about something, not tied down to places I couldn't stand. I made that dream come true more than once, driving all over the U.S. at different times. The freedom felt when doing so, having no clock or boss to answer to, is, quite literally, the stuff of dreams. I still love this song and being on the open road. I love dogs, too.
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby mirjana » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:27 pm

There are few groups of music from my youth.
I loved Italian music (Celentano and Mina were my favourite). It was the time of San Remo festivals. In the past it was an event and today it is...nothing. For the first post I choose these two:




The next group was rock. Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Kinks were my favourite, but from Rolling Stones was actually only this one:

And The Kinks

Then the music from movies.
I loved very much the following one...love story
Connie Francis singing Michel Legrand's I will wait for you, from Jacques Demy's movie Les parapluies de Cherbourg
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Ryan » Sat May 01, 2010 1:08 am

Here's some of the most memorable songs... and although some were quite before my time... they were songs that I grew up with...


Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain - The Cascades (1963)


Little Honda - The Beach Boys (1964)
Not one of their most popular songs but I liked it...


Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando & Dawn (1973)
I have memories of listening to this song in the car...


Jolene - Dolly Pardon (1974)
I used to sing this with the name Jovi Lynn (my sister's first and middle name)...


One Hell of a Woman - Mac Davis (1974)


I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit (1980)
This song struck a particular chord with me because I LOVE thunder storms!


Elvira - The Oak Ridge Boys (1981)
It was popular... we used to sing it in music class in school.



Next are some TV shows that I watched as a kid... aside from the hosts singing their renditions of popular music, they would have musical guests as well. Yes, mainly pop... but what can you do before the age of 9?

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1971 - 1974



The Donny & Marie Show
1976 - 1979


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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Heidi » Tue May 04, 2010 11:59 pm

I don't know why, but the tone in Fogerty's voice in this song touches my heart deeply...


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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby dermot » Wed May 05, 2010 9:12 pm


Memories of a great concert ....Eric Clapton.
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Ryan » Sat May 08, 2010 8:11 pm

In response to the Eric Clapton's Cocaine... White Lines by Grandmaster (1983)...


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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby dermot » Thu May 20, 2010 9:09 pm

This i found....talk about a blast from the past!!
Judie Tzuke....Stay with me till dawn.
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby dermot » Thu May 20, 2010 9:24 pm

Jackson Browne...These Days
....the heart only whispers, be still and listen....
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