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Any Classic Rock, Motown, Country/Western Or Oldies Fans Out There?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicRockr View Post
    As for me, I absolutely LOVE a keyboard player in a rock band. Deep Purple and Styx definitely come to mind. Not a major fan of Van Halen, but some of their stuff really rocks, especially when they redone the Kinks song, You Really Got Me. That goes same for Billy Idol redoing Mony, Mony by Tommy James & The Shondels. Both groups really cranked those two songs up.

    Use to listen to them also, Tommy James & The Shondels. Crystal Blue Persuasion and I Think We’re Alone Now.



    I never listened to Motown, until I met my wife and after that....BIG fan! She grew up on Motown music, just outside Detroit.

    When it comes to Country, yes, we both can 2-step and Texas Swing. Not as good or as fast as years ago, but still can. For me, put a fiddle in a Country band and look out.....Like the old band, Alabama.

    The group Chicago, Earth-Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang and Sly And The Family Stone are big favorites also. Love a horn section in a band. Huey Lewis And The News and the sax player....yes!
    Hi,I've always liked Chicago too
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    Sure can tell the taste difference in music many of us like. From very old Country up to today's Jason Aldean. From fairly old rock music, like My Boyfriends Back and Earth Angel to Footloose and music of the early and mid 80's. Some of this "taste" comes from our ages and perhaps where we were raised. My step-parents loved watching the Lawrence Welk Show on Saturday night, but sometimes I just head to my bedroom upstairs. The Lennon Sisters were great, but I still loved rock.

    When I first got into Country music, the music sound track from Urban Cowboy was great. I was listening to Waylon Jennings, Johnny Lee and others. Learned how to 2-step to Looking For Love by Johnny Lee. One thing for sure, I didn't have a cowboy hat with feathers all around it and a big feather thing on the front. Nope. Just a regular cowboy hat for me. But, did wear pointed cowboy boots back then and Levi jeans. When I got involved in rodeo, the Western attire changed to the more modern stuff and I was now listening to George Strait, The Forester Sisters, Reba, Hank Jr., Mary Chapin Carpenter and so on.

    Now, what's really funny..........my wife didn't like her teen son listening to AC/DC, but NOW she likes some of AC/DC, mainly You Shook Me All Night Long.

    Anyone remember the Canadian group, Bachmann-Turner Overdrive, aka BTO? How about Electric Light Orchestra aka ELO (Jeff Lynne lead singer)?
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    Wonder if I should do a separate thread on Concerts, of favorite groups you've been to or just add to this one?
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    Hey, this is one country song I really like. I remember dancing the two-step to this one. Fun times.

    Sing, sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long - The Carpenters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Robinson View Post
    Actually,the original Grassroots was our high school band. They were called The Bedouins then. After they graduated (they were seniors when I was a freshman) they went to L.A. and started recording records. They only had two "hits"-"Where Were You When I Needed You" and "Mr. Jones". I can`t remember the whole story of why the record company gave the contract (and name) to another band in 1967,but I know these guys were sick,broke and discouraged. David,the bass player,was in love with my best friend and wanted to be back in San Francisco area to marry her. In fact,their "baby" turned 50 today lol. Anyway,because of these guys,hubby and I saw a lot of good and great bands just starting out. We would go to the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco every weekend to see the Grassroots play,but also saw Jefferson Airplane (Starship),Grateful Dead,Big Brother and The Holding Company,Janis Joplin.Family Dog-oh gosh,just too many to remember them all. Didn`t even realize we were witnessing something so special.

    Other than those oldies,I like 80s music,Country (both old and new)(my daughter is taking my grandaughter to see Jason Aldean tomorrow night for her 13th bday and I`m jealous) and lots of 50s and 60s as well.
    I seen the Grassroots at Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA) during a weekend called Rock & Roll Revival, sometime in the 80's (I believe) that had some other bands there as well. The Mamas and Pappas, which, then, was Mackenzie Phillips, who sang with her mom, Michelle Phillips. Cass Elliott had died in 1974. The Maintenance Supervisor from One Day At A Time was with them and they sang the theme song from the show. Denny and John was onstage as well.
    I have the a video of the Grassroots singing two popular songs, including Midnight Confessions from a PBS Special hosted by Michelle Phillips. The lead singer of the Grassroots has since passed away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    AC/DC......., Thunderstruck. Needs to be played very loud and lots of base. My Bose system gets a workout with this one.
    oh yes fab group /best ever !

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    garth brooks --singinf if tomorrow never comes ..awwwwww th.jpg

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    ELO..and Bachmann turner - overdrive ?...loved them both when I was a teen!!!

    I have a huge eclectic musical tatse Cody...and I still love to hear and dance to old stuff like Johnny Lee ( looking for love is still one of my faves as with almost all older style country music... but I also loved the Highwayman of country..The great man himself Willie Nelson, who is still with us and making music thank the good lord... , The superb Waylon.... The man in Black... JC himself.. and even tho' he was much older than me I still fell for Merle Haggard in his younger days, and I could listen to him sing a prayer book... all the latter gone from this earth but left such rich memories and music for millions!!

    I'm a numero uno fan of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Teddy Thomson son of the rock musician Richard Thomson..of Fairport convention among others!!

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