Well if we're going back to the 60s....
(The song itself goes back to 1935)
Janis was good!
An all time favorite, even my mother likes this song!
Clare Torry had worked previously with Alan Parsons and he suggested her for the song, and had an accountant at Abbey Road Studios call her.
David Gilmour said that she did "maybe half a dozen takes, and then afterwards we compiled the final performance out of all the bits. It wasn't done in one single take."
Roger Waters said that Clare came into the studio and the group said that "there's no lyrics. It's about dying".
So many songs and all over the place.
I remember The Prisoners Song, the Orange Blossom Special, and some others. Mind you, when I was a child I thought that Lawrence Welk was playing popular music. The first songs I remember learning the words to (other than hymns) were Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash, Blue Velvet, and Hello Mary-Lou. Mixed in were the novelty tunes of Alan Sherman and Phil Harris. I remember Judy In Disguise, Gary Puckett, Hermans Hermits, Sam The Sham, etc. My sisters were making a big deal out of the Beatles, but I didn't get it. I liked fun stuff, like Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport and Yakety Sax.
My first concert was Blood Sweat And Tears. I was about 10 years old.
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