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Category: Rock’n’Roll

You’re So Vain – Solar Eclipse

My last solar eclipse was on March 7, 1970, when I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee (not to be confused with Knoxville, GA, the birthplace of John Pemberton, the inventor of […]

Pina Colada Song – Escape

“At a bar called O’Malley’s, where we´ll plan our escape.” You probably recognize this lyric from the Rupert Holmes song, “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”, an ode to discovery, or infidelity, […]

Sgt. Pepper Turns 50

Can you believe it? Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club is 50 years old! I consider it the greatest album of all time. While the album needs no props from me, […]

So you ask, Kelly, why your obsession over rock’n’roll? Good question and only a psychotherapist (that’s really three words put together, but that’s for another day) can really dig out […]

You Said What?

  In a recent court case, the Georgia Supremes held that a defendant’s outgoing text messages are admissible as evidence, but not the incoming text messages, since they are hearsay. […]

Hotel California

Where is the Hotel California? Well, for some, since the Eagle’s album had a picture of the Beverly Hills Hotel, that is a logical choice. But the Chicago jail is […]

White Christmas

Irving Berlin’s song “White Christmas” is the biggest selling single of all time and it’s not even close. You can have your Adele, Taylor or Miley, but combined they don’t […]

Naked At The Convenience Store

TBT – Ol’ Randy is doing great nowadays. He’s remarried. He’s sober. He’s recovered from a debilitating stroke. And he’s got some life in him which is good for country […]

Pink Floyd Doesn’t Rock. Sorry.

I love rock’n’roll music. I have my Top 250 songs ranked, I have my top artists ranked, I even have lists of songs by themes. I know lots of rock […]

How Long? The Perfect Mattress?

The Ace song, “How Long?”, is a classic ode to infidelity in the relationship. Y’all know the song, but I’ll get the tune going for you. “Well, your friends with […]

Thoughts From The Slopes

A shout out to the aging rockers who can still rock. In the past few years I’ve seen Paul McCartney jump around like a teenager in a 3 hour show, […]

Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town

Ruby, don’t take your love to town. Mel Tillis’s song, Ruby, was sung by Kenny Rogers from the perspective of a paraplegic wounded in the war. His love, Ruby, is […]