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John Denver

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:42 pm
by cowgirl
buckaroo:25459 wrote:Howdy everyone,
I have to say I've enjoyed a lot of John Denver's music. I think "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" is awesome. Then again so is "Grandma's Feather Bed".
Sometime ago I found out John lived in Tucson in the early 1950's and was a member of the Tucson Boys Chorus. I'm not sure but he might be singing on some of the songs on "Melody At Sunset" because I think some of it was recorded during the time he was a member. It's kind of a cool record and comes on red vinyl. I wonder if he is on the album cover? If anyone recognizes him among the kids please point him out.
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I always thought John's first album was called Rhymes and Reasons and came out in 1969. Now I know better! John's first lp is called John Denver Sings and it is from 1966, there were only 250 copies.

Like John said  "Far Out!"

Buckaroo

Re: John Denver

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:42 pm
by cowgirl
buckaroo:25461 wrote:BTW-if you listen to the album on the link, did you notice the 3rd song on side 1, a number 1 hit for a trio in '69 after the song was renamed. also if it will help i will try to get a better scan of the front cover of the boys chorus lp up.

Re: John Denver

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:42 pm
by cowgirl
Michelle P.:26340 wrote:WOW....the more I listen to the music and watch the tv from the 50's and 60's, the more I wish I was alive back then!  My mom tells me stories that make me bust!  Their life was so hard back then, but it was so much fun...TV was just coming alive - it was new and a big thrill to have one.  My mom remembers getting her first TV set...

Records were the 'hip' thing.  My mom collected records like we collected cassettes when I was a kid...

And Sundays you went to church then stayed a home.

My Mom told me about the excitement of watching all those old shows for the first time.  They weren't allowed to watch too many because they didn't have time, seven kids living on a farm trying to scrape enough money together to eat...but when they DID get to watch TV, it was exciting and new!!!

Such an awesome time to be born...

Re: John Denver

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:43 pm
by cowgirl
buckaroo:26436 wrote:Hi Michelle,
You know what amazes me? When I realize in 30 or 40 years, people will look back and think we have it rough NOW-lol :grin: .
There was such amazing music in the 1950's and 1960's and there seems to have been more 'heart' to it in so many ways. Less manufactured I think.
Gosh, it wasn't all that long ago that stores were closed here on Sundays and Holidays, at least it seems that way to me.
The tv in our home when I was very young was a huge B&W monster and we kept it until all the tubes blew :undwech.gif . But Mom and Dad were never into the latest hi-tech stuff. If the thing did the job, then we 'got by' with it. I think I was the last kid in the world whose parents bought a microwave-lol. When I asked my dad why we didn't have a dishwasher, he told me "we do son-you" -that's just the way it was. I miss it lots.
Buckaroo

Re: John Denver

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:43 pm
by cowgirl
HeatherF:33394 wrote:Most of the music I listen to is from the '50's and 60's- with some exceptions I Love John Denver's music! It's the music of the mountains!

The old films and TV shows are soo much simpler and nicer to watch- the modern shows barely measure up to the shows of the '50's and '60's....