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7 tracks of my life in 7 days meme - Day 1

So RL has been kicking my ass, and I haven't wanted to post about it because I feel that would be whining (especially in comparison with what others are going though). Instead, I'm going to try a meme. [personal profile] scribblemoose has been doing this, and it's something I'd thought of doing myself, on and off, for years.

I grew up with my parents' music and what I heard in public and religious school: Broadway, light classics, some modern folk and Americana ("Roll On Columbia"), Jewish folk music and traditional liturgical music. About two thirds of the way through grade school, I suddenly became aware of pop music. It was the middle of the 1960s, and the first record I ever asked for by name was the Beatles' album Help. Here's the title track, with its lively melody and delivery at odds with its subject matter, a contrast that appealed to me even at age 8:

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lady_ganesh
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
My mom had this on vinyl 45 (now I do), and it was one of my favorites to play when I was a kid.
chomiji
Nov. 25th, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)

It's tough for me to remember which songs were childhood favorites and which I learned to enjoy later on. But this one I remember because of the popularity of the movie.

The Young Lady was fond of the Beatles from an early age, so they were always a good choice for family road trip music.

meathiel
Nov. 22nd, 2015 12:57 pm (UTC)
I used to listen to my parents' Beatles records. :D
chomiji
Nov. 25th, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)

Neither of my parents seemed to have been fond of the pop music of their teen/college years, which would have been 1945 - 1955. My father and I bonded over his Scots/Irish folk music collection, and he approved of my later liking for Joan Baez, although he thought she was too mannered and theatrical (he liked Jean Redpath and Peggy Seeger). He bought me a guitar so I could play and sing to him.

Our daughter (now 23) was quite pleased with the Beatles when she was small and later on, our 1970s rock collections.

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