I thought I saw him walkin’, Up over the hill, With Abraham, Martin and John
“Abraham, Martin and John” is a song written by Dick Holler and originally recorded by Dion DiMucci, commonly known as Dion. The song pays tribute to four iconic American figures who were assassinated: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black, With flowers and my love, both never to come back
“Paint It, Black” is a song by The Rolling Stones, released as a single on May 7, 1966 and later included on their fourth studio album, “Aftermath.” The song is notable for its distinctive sitar riff played by Brian Jones, which gives it a unique and Eastern-inspired sound. “Paint It, Black” was released as a single in May 1966 and quickly climbed the charts. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and the UK Singles Chart.
Silhouettes and figures stay, Close to what he had to say, And one more time the faded dream, Is saddened by the news
When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.
Oh, Mama, I’ve been years on the lam, And had a high price on my head, Lawman said, “Get him dead or alive”, Now it’s for sure he’ll see me dead
I’ve always enjoyed westerns and stories of cowboys. Some rock artists have songs that deal with or at least mention these wild west heroes. I’ll find a few of those here, give you a little history, the lyrics, and link the music below. Enjoy, partner.
Every time I see your face, It reminds me of the places we used to go, But all I’ve got is a photograph, And I realize you’re not coming back anymore
There are lots of songs that deal with photos. Songs about family portraits, Polaroids, pictures of beautiful girls, snap shots, Nikon cameras, and picture books. All of these photos bring back memories sometimes good and sometimes bad. Here is a look at some of these songs.
I thought I knew everything, Between the bad and the good, Guess I was wrong because, I misunderstood about Girls, Girls
Dwight Twilley was an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his work in the power pop genre. Born on June 6, 1951, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Twilley’s early life and career have been marked by a lifelong passion for music.
It’s your thing, do what you wanna do, I can’t tell you, who to sock it to
Rudolph Isley is a prominent American musician known for his involvement in the legendary R&B and soul music group, The Isley Brothers. Rudolph “Rudy” Bernard Isley, born on April 1, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio, was one of the founding members of the group and has been an integral part of their success throughout their long and influential careers.