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Old 07-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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I am often shamed to admit that Gordon Lightfoot is one of the only musicians that I listen to. This would not be anomolous for this forum, except for the fact that I am 16 years old. Is there anyone else out there who is "too young" for this kind of music? I sure prefer it to anything else, but don't admit it to ANYBODY.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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You know great music when you hear it...admit it to everybody !
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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Gordon Lightfoot -" Mister Rock of Ages" - go to one of his concerts and you'll see the very young to those of us who have spent a good part of Gord's 72 years aging along side him. Good music stands the test of time and appeals to young and young at heart.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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I sure prefer it to anything else, but don't admit it to ANYBODY.
Does anyone have a similar story ? What did you secretly listen to around that age ?

I'm thinking.....
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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Lightfoot, Chapin, Denver, The Doors, The Animals, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Murray McLauchlan, Anne Murray, Cat Stevens, Santana, Carole King, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Motown, MJackson, Clapton, The Stones, Dylan, CSNY, Kristofferson, CCR, The EAgles, The Guess Who, Doobie Brothers, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Bread, Chicago..omigoodness.. so many more...The Bee Gees, .... hmmm... Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Springsteen, The Beatles - all during the years from 16 + (and earlier... plus all the stuff my parents listened to at home - Streisand, Dean Martin, Everley Brothers, Elvis etc.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #6
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are these the type of responses you had in mind, rm?

i don't see why anyone would feel the need to listen to these 'secretly'

bg's hits vol1, sedaka's back, carpenters misc...the cars, boston...lol
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:30 AM   #7
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are these the type of responses you had in mind, rm?
I guess, but I don't think I phrased the question properly. I guess it depends on the time frame, based on your age, and the "peer pressure" at that time. For example, when I was 16, the Beatles were the rage. Did I buy any of their albums ? Nope. I was listening to Glen Campbell, and wouldn't dare tell anyone. It wouldn't have been 'cool'.

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Old 07-22-2010, 12:11 PM   #8
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yeah, i think i caught your drift...uncool...but i never had to play Campbell secretly, even amongst peers...same with all the folks the gals listed except for Bread and Sousa perhaps

wow, i never thought char would be into ELP!
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:52 PM   #9
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and ELO and Meatloaf and Fleetwood Mac..
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #10
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yeah, i think i caught your drift...uncool...but i never had to play Campbell secretly
Apparently I did. Maybe it was just a small Arizona town 'thing'. I mentioned it to an acquaintance many years later, and his response was "That's weird". I'm glad I stayed silent.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #11
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I was in school... grade 8, and a major Glen Campbell fan before discovering Lightfoot, & I would tell it to anyone that wanted to hear it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:51 PM   #12
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Lightfoot, Chapin, Denver, The Doors, The Animals, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Murray McLauchlan, Anne Murray, Cat Stevens, Santana, Carole King, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Motown, MJackson, Clapton, The Stones, Dylan, CSNY, Kristofferson, CCR, The EAgles, The Guess Who, Doobie Brothers, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Bread, Chicago..omigoodness.. so many more...The Bee Gees, .... hmmm... Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Springsteen, The Beatles - all during the years from 16 + (and earlier... plus all the stuff my parents listened to at home - Streisand, Dean Martin, Everley Brothers, Elvis etc.
Plus Stampeders, Dan Hill, Valdy, John Mellencamp, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, and many others !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:53 PM   #13
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I just posted in another topic about John Hartford. What a talent and a heck of a nice guy. As a result of Gentle on my Mind he was able form a young age to do what he wanted in life without worrying about money. So he toured and was a river pilot. Gotta love that.

Mt high school sweetie was into Ed Ames... I liked old Sinatra as a teenager even as I was captive to the Beatles and such. I started playing guitar because of teh Kingston Trio.
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