Saturday, September 3, 2011

This Date in Rock Music History: September 3

1955:  Bill Haley & the Comets refused an offer to tour Australia because of a fear of flying.
1955:  Chuck Berry logged a third week at #1 on the R& B chart with "Maybellene".
1962:  The Beatles, Billy J. Kramer, the Coasters, and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes played the first of three Monday night gigs at the Queen's Hall in Widnes, Cheshire, England.  The Hurricanes by this time had gotten over the defection of drummer Ringo Starr to the Beatles.
1963:  Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records was absorbed by Warner Brothers Records.
1966:  The Supremes stood on top of the R&B chart with "You Can't Hurry Love".
1966:  What Now My Love gave Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass their third #1 album out of six released.  
1966:  The great song "Born Free" was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for Roger Williams.
1966:  The Association were making their move as "Cherish" jumped from #66 to #27.

1966:  Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" took over #1 from the Lovin' Spoonful, which dropped to 2 with "Summer In The City".
1967:  The Anni-Frid Four, led by Anni-Frid Lynstad who would later join ABBA, won a talent contest on the Swedish television show Hylands Hörna.









1970:  Alan Wilson, guitarist, harmonica player, singer and main songwriter of Canned Heat, died in Topanga Canyon, California from barbiturates. 
1977:  The Grateful Dead, the Marshall Tucker Band and the New Riders of the Purple Sage performed at Old Bridge Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.
1977:  "Handy Man" by James Taylor ruled the Adult chart.








                               The Brothers Johnson brightened up the Top 10...

1977:  "Best of My Love" by the Emotions was the #1 song again for the third week.  Andy Gibb's former #1 "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" refused to fall further and that meant Rita Coolidge couldn't advance with "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher".  The Commodores ("Easy) and James Taylor ("Handy Man") were stuck as well.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Floaters and "Float On", Crosby, Stills & Nash with "Just A Song Before I Go" at #7, Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop", the Brothers Johnson edged up with "Strawberry Letter 23" and ELO landed their 11th hit and second Top 10 with "Telephone Line".







           "I Don't Want to Know", one of the great tracks on 'Rumours'...

1977:  Rumours by Fleetwood Mac spent its 17th week at #1 on the Album chart, one shy of the all-time Rock Era record by More of the Monkees.  CSN, the solid release from Crosby, Stills & Nash, was #2 followed by the Soundtrack to "Star Wars".  JT from James Taylor was fourth and Moody Blue by Elvis Presley moved from 24 to 5 following his passing on August 16.  








1979: Monday, the date for new releases, fell on this date and Foreigner provided "Dirty White Boy".









1979: Kenny Rogers released the single "You Decorated My Life".  (Note:  some websites naively say the song was released September 10.  "You Decorated My Life" debuted on the Singles chart on September 8, according to 'Billboard' magazine.  It is physically impossible fr a song to be included on the Singles chart if it has not yet been released as a single.)








1982:  The Police, the Talking Heads, the B-52's, Oingo Boingo, the English Beat and the Ramones performed on the opening day of the three-day US Festival in San Bernadino, California.  The Festival attracted 400,000 people.
1983:  Metallica wrapped up their first tour at The Stone in San Francisco, California.
1983:  Laura Branigan reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You".









1983:  The Eurythmics scored the only #1 of their career--"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)".  Michael Sembello's "Maniac" from the movie Flashdance edged up and the Police finally fishtailed from #1 after eight weeks with "Every Breath You Take".  Taco was "Puttin' On The Ritz" while Donna Summer swapped places with "She Works Hard For The Money".  The rest of the Top 10:  newcomer Men Without Hats and "The Safety Dance" moved from 11 to 6, Billy Joel's 21st hit "Tell Her About It" was right behind, Men at Work were at position #8 with "It's A Mistake", Culture Club saw "I'll Tumble 4 (sic) Ya" stay at #9 and Michael Jackson made it six Top 10 songs in a row from the album Thriller with "Human Nature".






1983:  It was seven straight weeks for the great album Synchronicity by the Police at #1.  Thriller by Michael Jackson was still at #2 after 37 weeks and the Soundtrack to "Flashdance" was #3.  Def Leppard had a hot album as well with Pyromania.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Wild Heart from Stevie Nicks, Staying Alive by the Bee Gees, Billy Joel moved from 18 to 7 with An Innocent Man, Asia's follow-up Alpha was at #8, Jackson Browne slipped into the Top 10 with Lawyers in Love and Reach the Beach was the #10 album by the Fixx.




1984:  Music directors at radio stations found "All Through The Night" from Cyndi Lauper on their desks.








1988:  Peter Cetera of Sun Valley, Idaho enjoyed a huge Adult Contemporary hit as "One Good Woman" reached #1.
1988:  The album Hysteria had already spent three weeks at #1 and now, Def Leppard rose to #1 for the third time--55 weeks after its release!  Tracy Chapman had to relinquish the spot with her debut and Guns N' Roses edged up with Appetite for Destruction.










1990:  INXS released the single "Suicide Blonde".  (Note:  some websites naively say the single was released September 25.  "Suicide Blonde" debuted on the Singles chart on September 8.  It is physically impossible for a song to be included on the Singles chart if it has not yet been released as a single.)














1990:  New group Alias released the song "More Than Words Can Say" to radio stations.  (Note:  some websites naively report that the song was released on September 8.  The song debuted on the 'Billboard' Singles chart on September 8.  It is physically impossible for a song to be released as a single, mailed to radio stations, listened to and added by the radio station to their playlists, reported to the trade papers, and printed and published by the trade papers, all on the same day.)
1992:  David Bowie appeared on the cover of Architectural Digest.
1993:  Kenny G & Peabo Bryson combined for the #1 Adult Contemporary hit on this date--"By The Time This Night Is Over".

1994:  Brian Setzer (Stray Cats and solo performer) married Christine Schmidt.








1994:  Major Lance ("Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um") died of heart failure at the age of 55 in Decatur, Georgia.  (Note:  there is much confusion as to his birth year.  Some websites say he was born in 1941 or 1942, but according to the newspaper 'The Baltimore Sun', Lance was born in 1939, making him 55 at the date of his death.) 
1994:  The Soundtrack to "The Lion King" held on to #1 for the eighth straight week on the Album chart while the Soundtrack to "Forrest Gump" sat at #2.  The Sign from Ace of Base was third with Stone Temple Pilots taking the #4 position with their album Purple.  The rest of the Top 10:  The great album Dookie from Green Day, August and Everything After by the Counting Crows, Regulate...G Funk Era by Warren G, the self-titled Candlebox, Sleeps With Angels from Neil Young & Crazy Horse debuting at #9 and Smash from Offspring at #10.



1994:  Boyz II Men could not be stopped as "I'll Make Love To You" remained #1 on the R&B chart for the third week.
1999:  Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots was sentenced to one year in jail for violating parole.  (Note:  some websites say the sentencing was handed down on September 6.  The correct date is September 3, according to 'MTV'.)
2003:  The Rolling Stones performed at the SECC Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
2003:  Kyle Norman of Jagged Edge turned himself in to authorities in Decatur, Georgia to face charges of drugs and weapons possession.
2003:  Mary J. Blige had the top album with Love and Life.







2010:  Mike Edwards, cellist of ELO, was killed on the road between Harbertonford and Halwell, Devon, England when a giant bale of hay fell down a hill and crashed into his van.  The cylindrical bale fell down a slope, flipped 15 feet over a hedge and smashed onto the roof of his van, killing him instantly.
2014:  David Cassidy, former singer with the Partridge Family, pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in upstate New York.  The charge is from an incident near Albany the previous summer in which Cassidy was pulled over for failing to dim his headlights to oncoming traffic, and was discovered to be driving while intoxicated. 

Born This Day:


1934:  Freddie King, one of the elite guitarists of the Rock Era, was born in Gilmer, Texas; died of complications from stomach ulcers and acute pancreatitis December 28, 1976 in Dallas, Texas.
1940:  Shadow Morton (George Morton), who wrote "Remember (Walking In The Sand" and "Leader Of The Pack" for the Shangri-Las and worked with the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterfly, Janis Ian and Vanilla Fudge, was born in Richmond, Virginia; died February 14, 2013 in Laguna Beach, California after a long battle with cancer.  (Note:  the newspaper 'The New York Times' claims Morton was born in Brooklyn, New York.  According to the newspaper 'The Guardian', Morton was born in Richmond and later lived in Brooklyn.)

1942:  Al Jardine of the Beach Boys was born in Lima, Ohio.
1945:  George Biondi, bassist of Steppenwolf, was born in Brooklyn, New York.
1945:  Mike Harrison, keyboardist of Spooky Tooth, was born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England.

1947:  Eric Bell, founding member and original guitarist of Thin Lizzy, was born in Belfast, Ireland.







1948:  Don Brewer, founding member and drummer of Grand Funk Railroad, was born in Flint, Michigan.
1955:  Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols was born in London.
1960:  Perry Bamonte, keyboard and guitar player of the Cure, was born in London.








1973:  Jennifer Paige ("Crush") was born in Marietta, Georgia.  (Note:  some websites report Paige was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  According to Barnes & Noble, Jennifer was born in Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta.)

Songs That Changed the World--The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era: "Time for Livin'" by the Association

This was thought-provoking at the time; the world has only gotten more rushed and more tense since then.  It's even more important now.  The Association found the secret to live and it's not in a fountain but in the message of this great song.  How many people do you know that rush around from sun-up to sundown trying to fit as many things into their hectic life as they can?  Is that you?

"Time for Livin"
by the Association


Lyrics and Music by Richard P. Addrisi and Donald J. Addrisi


I kicked off my shoes and felt the good earth under my feet
I loosened my tie and felt what it feels like to breathe
I found the secret to life, I took some time for livin'

I took off my watch and found I had all the time in the world
I opened my arms, so I could hold life like a beautiful girl
I laid down, all of my hang-ups forever

I looked around and saw what sweet things can be found
Simply by taking some time for livin'
Groovin' on little things life is givin'
From now on I'm takin' time for life

Too busy to stop and notice the things that are real
Embarrassed to talk, about all the things that I feel
It's so strange, never noticed the world all around me

Hey, look I've changed, my attitude's been rearranged
From now on I'm takin' some time for livin'
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'
I'm gonna be takin' time for life

(For livin')
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'
I'm gonna be takin' time for life
(For livin')
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'
I'm gonna be takin' time for life

(For livin')
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'
I'm gonna be takin' time for life
(For livin')
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'
I'm gonna be takin' time for life

(For livin')
Groovin' on everythin' life is givin'

Friday, September 2, 2011

This Date in Rock Music History: September 2


1957:  Elvis Presley had the #1 R&B song with "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear".








1959:  The Isley Brothers released the single "Shout".  It would not become immensely popular until years later--at the time it only reached #47!  (Note:  some sources report the release date as September 21.  This is physically impossible, as people in the business know.  "Shout" first charted on September 21, and there is no way a song can chart the same day it is mailed to radio stations.)
1965:  The Beatles earned a Gold record for the single "Help!"
1965:  The Rolling Stones recorded a performance for the BBC-TV show Ready Steady Go!  (Note:  several websites claim that the Rolling Stones and Manfred Mann appeared on 'Ready Steady Go!' on this date.  The program aired on Fridays, which fell on September 3 and September 10 in 1965.  The Stones and Manfred Mann appeared on the show on September 10, according to 'TV.com', with footage of the Stones taped on September 2.)







1967:  After five short weeks, "Ode To Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry was #1.  The Beatles' former #1 "All You Need Is Love" remained at #2 but the Supremes were up big (8-3) with "Reflections".  "Light My Fire" by the Doors completed as good a Top Four as you will ever find in music at the same time.  The rest of the Top 10:  "Baby I Love You" from Aretha Franklin, "Come Back When You Grow Up" moved from 14 to 6 for Bobby Vee, "Cold Sweat" remained at position #7 for James Brown, the Monkees slid down with "Pleasant Valley Sunday", the Temptations maintained at #9 with "You're My Everything" and Stevie Wonder was at 10 with "I Was Made to Love Her".





1967:  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles was the #1 album for the 10th week in a row.  Headquarters by the Monkees was second followed by Flowers from the Rolling Stones.  The Doors was at #4 with Jefferson Airplane's Surrealistic Pillow at #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Young Rascals with Groovin', which moved from 18 to 6, Release Me from Engelbert Humperdinck, Insight Out from the Association at #8, Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You at #9 and the Temptations jumped in at #10--With a Lot O' Soul.







1968:  The Turtles released the single "Elenore".









1970:  Genesis put out an ad in Melody Maker, looking for applications.  Drummer Phil Collins responded and eventually got the job.
1972:  The Eagles were on their first tour as a group; they played at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin.
1972:  Gilbert O'Sullivan spent a sixth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with "Alone Again (Naturally)".
1972;  Gilbert O'Sullivan had already spent four weeks at #1 but after a week away, "Alone Again (Naturally)" moved back to the top spot, one of the few times in the Rock Era that this has happened.  The Hollies were up with "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" and Al Green owned #3--"I'm Still In Love With You".  The former #1 from Looking Glass ("Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)") was now at 4.  The rest of the Top 10:  Argent with "Hold Your Head Up", Mac Davis was up to #6 with his big crossover "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me", the Carpenters held down #7--"Goodbye To Love", Jim Croce had song #8 with "You Don't Mess Around With Jim", Gary Glitter moved from 17 to 9 with "Rock And Roll Part 2" and the O'Jays were in the Top 10 with "Back Stabbers".


1974:  Elton John released the single "The Bitch is Back".











1978:  Teddy Pendergrass gave a "Ladies Only" concert at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.  What guys wouldn't give to have been Teddy on that night.
1978:  The Grateful Dead performed before 66,000 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
1978:  Boston's second album Don't Look Back debuted at #10.
1978:  The Commodores held on to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "Three Times A Lady".










  1978:  Boston moved from 36 to 19 with the title track "Don't Look Back".











                                         Ms. King had an exciting song in the Top 10 on this date...

1978:  Frankie Valli made it two weeks at #1 with "Grease" while the former #1 "Three Times A Lady" by the Commodores remained at #2.  A Taste of Honey crawled up with "Boogie Oogie Oogie" and Foreigner was at #4 with "Hot Blooded".  Another song from Grease, "Hopelessly Devoted To You" by Olivia Newton-John, was #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  "Miss You" from the Rolling Stones, Exile's classic "Kiss You All Over" debuted in the Top 10, Andy Gibb was up to 8 with "An Everlasting Love", Walter Egan had song #9--"Magnet And Steel" and Evelyn "Champagne" King moved in with "Shame".







1978:  George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias in a private ceremony.  Olivia was with him until the day he died.












1985:  Starship released the single "We Built This City".
1987:  Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Peter Gabriel performed at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Amnesty International Tour.

1989:  "It's No Crime" by Babyface was the #1 R&B song.
1989:  "Right Here Waiting" from Richard Marx was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a fifth week.  It ranks as the sixth Top AC song of the 1980's.








      
                                 Estefan was rapidly climbing the charts...

1989:  Paula Abdul registered her third consecutive #1 song with "Cold Hearted" as Richard Marx slipped to 2 after three weeks at the top with "Right Here Waiting".  New Kids on the Block were "Hangin' Tough" at #3 and Gloria Estefan's great song "Don't Wanna' Lose You" was #4.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Jeff Healey Band moved from 10-5 with "Angel Eyes", Warrant moved from 15-6 with "Heaven", Karyn White had a "Secret Rendezvous" at #7, Surface entered the Top 10--"Shower Me With Your Love", Don Henley's  "End Of The Innocence" was at 9 and Jody Watley with Eric B. & Rakim came in 10th with "Friends".






1989:  The great album Repeat Offender moved into the #1 slot for Richard Marx.  







1991:  Garth Brooks released the album Ropin' the Wind.
1993:  Neil Young and Pearl Jam performed Young's song "Rockin' In The Free World" at the MTV Video Music Awards.
1995:  Michael Jackson reigned on the R&B chart with "You Are Not Alone".









1995:  Michael Jackson debuted at #1 with "You Are Not Alone", holding off the hot song "Gangsta's Paradise" from Coolio and the great movie Dangerous Minds.  Seal's "Kiss From A Rose" was #3 with TLC's "Waterfalls" completing an excellent Top Four.  The rest of the Top 10:  "Boombastic/Summer Time" from Shaggy, All-4-One with "I Can Love You Like That", Vanessa Williams at 7 with "Colors Of The Wind", Blues Traveler secured the 8th spot with "Run-Around", "He's Mine" from MoKenStef and "Only Wanna' Be With You" by Hootie & the Blowfish gave the group their third Top 10 song from the album Cracked Rear View.







                                                       Toni Braxton takes top honor...

2000:  Toni Braxton won the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Lady of Soul show in Santa Monica, California.  Destiny's Child, Angie Stone and Mary J. Blige each captured two statuettes each.
2003:  The Clash received a lifetime achievement award at the GQ Men of the Year awards in London.
2004:  Ciara and Petey Pablo had the #1 song with "Goodies".
2005:  Kanye West blasted U.S. President George W. Bush in his appearance at A Concert for Hurricane Relief, saying he "doesn't care about black people" and did not respond quickly enough to flooding as a result of Hurricane Katrina.





2012:  Mark Abrahamian, guitarist who worked with Starship, Christopher Cross, John Cafferty, Pat Travers and Tommy Tutone, died of a heart attack at age 46 after a Starship concert in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Born This Day:
1938:  Jimmy Clanton ("Just A Dream") was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Note:  several websites claim Clanton was born in 1940.  In an interview with Norman N. Night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Clanton said the 1940 date was wrong and that he was born in 1938.) 
1939:  Bobby Purify of the brother duo James & Bobby Purify ("I'm Your Puppet") was born in Tallahassee, Florida; died December 29, 2011.
1939:  Sam Gooden of the Impressions was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
 





1943: Joe Simon ("The Chokin' Kind") was born in Simmesport, Louisiana.
1943:  Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas was born in Detroit, Michigan.








1946:  Billy Preston was born in Houston, Texas; died June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona after falling into a coma the previous November.  (Note:  many sources incorrectly show his birthday as September 9--this was pointed out by his website following his death.)
1951:  Mik Kaminski, violin player of ELO, was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.  (Note:  several websites incorrectly say Kaminski was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  In 1951, when Kaminski was born, Harrogate was in the county of West Riding of Yorkshire, and was not included in the new county of North Yorkshire until 1974.)

1956:  Fritz McIntyre, keyboardist of Simply Red, was born in Birmingham, England.
1958:  Jerry Augustyniak, drummer of 10,000 Maniacs, was born in Sloan, New York.  (Note:  some websites report Jerry was born in Jamestown, New York.  Although none of the credible sources we look at have information regarding his birthplace, our best research indicates that he was born in Sloan.)

1969:  K-Ci Hailey of Jodeci and later a member of the duo K-Ci & Jo Jo (Note:  various websites show his birth as Charlotte, North Carolina, while others say he was born in Monroe, North Carolina, and still others in Charlotte, North Carolina.  There are no credible sources for any of these, so we will leave his birthplace blank until he steps up and tells the world where he was born.) 
1975:  Tony Thompson, lead singer of Hi-Five, was born in Waco, Texas; died June 1, 2007 from the “inhaling a toxic amount of Freon" near an air conditioning unit outside an apartment complex in Waco.

Songs That Changed the World--The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era: "Think" by Aretha Franklin

Many people think this is just a relationship song but you have to understand it came out in the heat of the struggle for civil rights for African-Americans and that is the context in which the lyrics must be taken.  The message is that every human being deserves the freedom to live their life out in the way that they see fit, as long as it isn't to the detriment of others.  And we should never keep someone down but rather lift them up.


"You better think...think about what you're tryin' to do to me."




"Think"
by Aretha Franklin

Songwriters:  Lyrics:  Ronald Isley, Curtis Mayfield, Music by Curtis Mayfield



Think (think) think (think) think (think)
think (think) think (think) think (think)


You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free


Let's go back, let's go back, let's go way on back when
I didn't even know you, you came to me and too much you wouldn't take
I ain't no psychiatrist, I ain't no doctor with degree
It don't take too much high IQ's to see what you're doing to me


You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free


Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom


There ain't nothing you could ask I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not, to keep doing things I don't


You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free


People walking around everyday, playing games that they can score
And I ain't gonna be the loser my way, ah, be careful you don't lose yours


You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free


You need me (need me) and I need you (don't you know)
Without eachother there ain't nothing people can do


Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom


There ain't nothing you could ask I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not, if you're doing things I don't


You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think), let your mind go, let yourself be free


You need me (need me) and I need you (don't you know)
Without eachother there ain't nothing people can do


(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)


(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)


(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)


(To the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, to the bone for deepness, think about it)


You had better stop and think before you think, think!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Five Best: Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper beat out Madonna for Best New Artist at the Grammys her rookie year.  Here are her Five Best*:


1.  "Time After Time"


 

2.  "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
 


3.  "All Through the Night"


4.  "True Colors"


5.  "She Bop"

Five Best: Van Morrison

Of course, Morrison had the hits "Gloria" and "Here Comes the Night" with the group Them.  His Five Best from his solo career are:




1.  "Moondance"


2.  "Brown-Eyed Girl"


3.  "Wild Night"


4.  "Domino"


5.  "Blue Money"

Songs That Changed the World--The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds

They don't get much better than this gem, a rare mix of amazing words and music. And it's an excellent way to kick off this feature on Inside the Rock Era. The lyrics are essentially from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. They are just as important now as they were back then. The song is saying that everthing has its place. The trick is knowing when the right time is! The broader meaning is that there is a plan, and while we don't understand all that goes on around us, you can be at peace knowing someone a lot smarter than us is in charge.
"Turn!   Turn!   Turn!"
by the Byrds






Words-adapted from The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes Music-Pete Seeger



To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late