Open your heart, open your mind
A train is leaving all day
A wonderful trip through our time
And laughter is all you pay
This is where I’ll talk about the Album Art I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging surrounding the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as possible.
My 4th inductee this year (2023) and my 16th overall was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is a British rock band that was formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The group was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move at the time. The idea for the Electric Light Orchestra was to fuse classical music with rock and roll, creating a unique sound that would set them apart from other bands of the era.
My Mom and I were at Woolworth’s department store in the early 70s and I bought the boxed set, Superstars of the 70’s. The 4-album set was a compilation release from Warner Special Products, a division of Warner Bros. Records, in 1973. It contains 49 songs by 41 artists. A copy on Amazon.com carries a 5 out of 5 rating.
Chicago’s songs combine elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music. They were formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago began writing politically charged rock music and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
“Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end”
Discipline is the eighth studio album by the English progressive rock band King Crimson, released on September 22, 1981, by E.G. Records in the United Kingdom and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The band was founded by Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, and lyricist Peter Sinfield in 1969.
Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas, Seals in Sidney and Crofts in Cisco.
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 for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.