Friday, October 9, 2009

A Hippie Hick Is Born


Fourteen years old, discovering music and girls for the first time, kind of seems really outdated now a days. These kids catch on to much more now. The Beatles were the rage, long hair was becoming the style of choice, peace signs, happy faces (smilies now), flowers, and of course Andy Hoffman, and Tim O'Leary.

I was still a little too young and naive at this point to really catch on to the whole concept of the time, what with pimples and all, voice getting deeper, girls becoming attractive, this was all a little much for me. Give me two years to catch up, and I am ready to roll.

My first concert, yes a really big deal. The headline group was the Turtles, you can laugh now. Any way the back up group was Chicago Transit Authority, a relatively unknown band, better known now as just plain ole "Chicago". Chicago, blew us all away, we kept calling them back over, and over, finally The Turtles, took the stage, what a let down. This is when I realized my music preference had arrived.

A "hippie hick" is born.
Over night I now listened to, Jimmy Hendrix, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, BB King,
none of that Beach boy stuff for me, oh no. Then I found Santana, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeplin, and Mick Jager.

I had my own magical  music tour, going from one concert to another, I had friends that started bands, so I got to see many groups well before they became famous. Then of course Wood Stock, man, I missed that whole scene, and was so sad about it.

When this opportunity arose to go to Benton Tennessee, and help set up a concert, I jumped at the chance.

This story in and of it self deserves a full blog post all of it's own, so I am going to stop here and post the story on it's own merits, with the normal Mr. Bob twist and spin.

Sorry to leave you hanging come by tomorrow and I will have it all together, it will be worth the time because it will be a funny and entertaining read, I promise.

BIG BIG HUGS

11 comments:

Jenno said...

I'm on tenterhooks to hear the rest of the story! :) Now I kind of understand the free love vibe around this joint... (pun not intended) I'm a hippie at heart, somewhere deep down in there, too. :)

*hugs for you and Bess!*

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These kids definitely catch on much faster nowadays. I cannot even begin to tell you some of the things that come out of the mouths of my students. It is actually very sad because they lose their innocence so early and are cheated out of being kids. I can't wait to hear the rest tomorrow...

Bendigo said...

You haven't let us down yet... I'm sure the wait will be worth it :)

Sarah said...

this all was a little before my time and according to my friend i missed all the fun. can't wait to hear the rest of it!

JW said...

I saw Chicago a couple years ago with Earth Wind & Fire. Both bands are still amazing. As far as music taste goes, I was born a few years too late to really get to enjoy the good stuff.

Great start to the story so far. Can't wait for tomorrow.

ByDSea said...

sound of nails tapping on desk....is it tomorrow yet????

Chester said...

I'm with Sarah here Bob, it was a little before my time, but I always get jealous about how things used to be in those days!

Hunter said...

Great intro. I'm looking forward to the story.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

What fun - brings back memories. Words (and phrases) like pad, real cool man, groovy, and a whole lot more. It's prompted me to write my own "memoirs"

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Cheers.
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Alice in Wonderland said...

I feel that I missed my time too, Bob, but I am actually related to Donovan! My Grandmother and his Mother were sisters, although I can only just remember ever meeting him when I was really small.So that is my claim to fame! Donovan taught John Lennon to play guitar, and I was just watching a debate on YouTube last night about who was better. There is even a film clip of them both just jamming!
Looking forward to hearing more about this as this is one of my favourite periods in time!
Big Hugs!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I can't wait to hear the rest of the story! I love all those bands, and now my kids do as well.

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