In addition to rock and roll music, we listened to show tunes and pop voices like Doris Day, Teresa Brewer, Julie Andrews and Eddie Arnold. Also, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Marty Robbins, Peter, Paul & Mary and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. I remember being introduced to Simon and Garfunkel, The Band and Janis Joplin when Dad brought their records home and gave them a spin.
We also watched every pop, rock, blues, country, talk-variety-awards show that hit the airwaves: Merv Griffin, The Midnight Special, The Johnny Cash Show, The CMA Awards, The Grammy's, The Dolly Parton Show, The Porter Wagoner Show, The Wilburn Brothers Show and others. Dad made popcorn and cocoa for these TV-music nights.
Sunday is Father's Day, so I'm remembering my Daddy by giving his perennial music a nod. ♬♪♪♫♪♪
Listening to Carlene's song reminds me of what once was and how the world goes on. Over the telephone recently, my Mom asked me if I remember how pretty my Dad's [and her Mother's] blue eyes were.
Yes, I do … along with other sweet memories. Happy Father's Day, fathers!
Click the links below to learn how the day became a holiday and for ideas on how to spend it with the family. Enjoy!
*Roy Huskey, Jr. is deceased.
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