Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
Happy 69th birthday to America’s Gerry Beckley, born September 12, 1952 in TX. He met his bandmates in England in the late 1960’s when all three were living there because their fathers were in the Armed Services. The group’s soft rock sound helped to define the genre in the 1970’s. Today’s song, written & sung by Beckley, was a #1 hit for one week in June 1975. Here’s to 100 more birthdays for Gerry Beckley.
“Well I tried to make it Sunday but I got so damn depressed
That I set my sights on Monday and I got myself undressed
I ain’t ready for the altar but I do agree there’s times
When a woman sure can be a friend of mine”.
Top: America in the mid 1970’s (L-R): Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. Bottom: Beckley and Bunnell circa 2010. (Images found online. Original sources unknown.)
America: “Sister Golden Hair” (1975, written by Gerry Beckley).
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