Friday, 11 July 2008

"I Keep Forgettin' " - Michael McDonald, 1982

I think I mentioned, earlier in the week, that I had done some unpacking and reshuffling in our garage over the weekend? Well, one of the most fun discoveries I made was a book packing box full of my life's collection of 45 rpm records! (I hate to think this, but some of my readers may not even know what those are...!)

I started acquiring music at a very young age. Thinking about it, I believe I was only about 7 years old when I began to spend my allowance money on singles. So it was with great eagerness that I went through them last night, putting each little treasure safely on a shelf in our study.

One of the picture covers especially caught my eye, and I thought I'd share it with my readers today.

(Click on each image if you'd like to see a full-sized copy of the photo.)

The first thing that stuck me when I saw this was how incredibly young they all looked. I guess they would. This single is - oh - around 44 or 45 years old, right?

Now, zooming in, you can see the second thing that caught my attention. Each of the four Beatles are labelled with their names! I suddenly remembered the story - I had asked my father to type each of their names on the cover, because for awhile I kept forgetting which Beatle was which. [You know the old Americans, all Englishmen look alike, right? ;-) ]

And thirdly, take a close look at Paul. He's holding a burning cigarette in the photo! When do you see that on a CD cover anymore?

Have a great weekend, everybody!



At 11 July, 2008 09:08 , Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

I haven't quite worked-out whether you're a Brit in America or an American in Britain!!! Nevermind.... I'm a Pom in Australia. I'm a grandmother and a poet of sorts. I write my daily journal in verse. It might amuse you.

Rinkly Rimes

Brenda Bryant

At 11 July, 2008 13:39 , Blogger Gnightgirl said...



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