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[Tuesday, July 6, and JPG is as “dead as a doornail” today.]
I get “roped” into some of the most unlikely things. Two weeks ago I spoke at the Casey Jones Restaurant in Jackson, Tennessee to a national heritage organization. My subject was Adam Thorowgood, the founder of what are today Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, and my 10th great-grandfather (that’s 10 “greats”). He arrived in Jamestown in 1621, was present for the 1624/25 Muster, and died in 1640 at the age of 36. His home, located at Lynnhaven, in Virginia Beach, is one of the oldest brick homes in America. Write me if more info is desired! [LOL]
I was compensated. For services rendered, including my 250-mile roundtrip, I got a free plate of barbecue and beans. The barbecue – a Tennessee delicacy – was awesome: Outside, lean, chopped, and smoked – just the way I like it.
Afterward, I had my picture taken with some of the hosts. Presumably, we are all of the same species. (My age is beginning to show. Those “cadet days” ended a long time ago.)
Which brings me in a roundabout way to the purpose of this upload: IF YOU HAD TO NAME ONE SONG from the “Golden Age” of Rock ‘n’ Roll (1955-59) that has influenced more songwriters, more musicians, and more performing artists than any other song, what song would you name?
For the consensus “pick” among music historians, please click on the link below.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Also by Richard Knight
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