One of my girlhood friends, Beth Barr, would laugh at me saying I knew every word to every song on the radio. It was truth. I would ride my bike to her house often, simply because I enjoyed being there, but also because going to her house meant I could ride my bike past my girlhood crush's house. My family used to tease me about him; would call him BRONCO bc he rode wheelie on his dirt bike. I adored his grit from afar. Anyhow, I digress. Here is Beth, we were sitting on my bed, right next to my little radio (she is wearing the tank top), and apparently I was into coloring German-esque artwork with hearts and flowers.
These were the first albums to define my core to this day ....the songs, ...the album pictures, ......each one is a immense part of my Being, like blood in my veins or prints on my fingertips. Music was always my refuge and still is.
The Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971 - 1975)
Olivia Newton-John - If You Love Me,...Let Me Know (1974)
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Michael Murphy - Blue Sky, Night Thunder (1975)
Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits - Volume 1 (1976)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
Bee Gees & Peter Frampton - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun (1978)
Grease - The Original Soundtrack for the Motion Picture (1978)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Journey - Escape (1981)
Styx - Paradise Theater (1981)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
Def Leopard - Pyromania (1983)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
(Slideshow with album covers below)...
Should I ever become lead in a band, I will cover songs from all of the albums above. namely ...specifically;
Wildfire - Michael Murphy
Simple Twist of Fate - Dylan
Buckets of Rain - Dylan
Take It To the Limit - Eagles
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Lyin Eyes - Eagles
If You Love Me...Let Me Know - Olivia
Still They Ride / Stone in Love - Journey
Dim All the Lights - Donna
Hungry Heart - Bruce
Fade Away - Bruce
The River - Bruce
Wrapped Around Your Finger - Police
The Best of Times - Styx
The Long & Winding Road / Golden Slumbers / Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
Blue Bayou - Ronstadt
Sara - Stevie Nicks
I Don't Want To Know - Stevie
Silver Spring - Stevie
...listening to Still They Ride by Journey as I type,...and .... it. just. never. gets. old.
Slow dance anyone...?