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?
(Image found online. Original source unknown.)
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.
Today’s song is part of the 1970’s soft rock landscape. It hit the #1 spot in the country on August 23, 1975 for one week. The group’s first hit, “Don’t Pull Your Love” was a Top Ten hit in 1971. The male trio from Los Angeles originally consisted of Dan Hamilton (guitar & lead vocalist), Joe Frank Carollo (bass & backing vocalist), and Tommy Reynolds (multi-instrumentalist & backing vocalist), known professionally as Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. In 1972 the third member quit & was replaced but the name remained the same until 1976 when it was updated to reflect the addition of Alan Dennison.
Their top selling song was written & sung by Hamilton and catapults you back to that unforgettable decade of music from the very first notes. That is not to say the track is dated or stale, just indicative of its era. It is one of those breezy tunes that came on and off the charts so fast if you blinked you might have missed it, if not for its sweet melody and easy to sing along with lyrics. I really enjoyed this group’s songs then and now and wish there were more of them to reminisce to.
“I could never see
What fate had planned for me
And then you came and made my dreams
L – R: Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo and Tommy Reynolds. (Image found online on the group’s FB page. Original source unknown.)
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds: “Fallin’ In Love” (1975, written by Ann Hamilton and Dave Hamilton).
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