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June with Just-Jeff

 

 

I am often amazed how little I know about the songs I loved and enjoyed over my life. So I am discovering how and why I developed the musical tastes that I have. Come along with me, as we explore music together, one small step each month. 

Let’s  talk about the different decades of modern music over the next few newsletters. Let's start this month with a bit of history about me.

In 1975 I graduated from high school, yes I have been around for a while. If you were to ask me what decade of music has this the most memories for me, I would tell you 70s classic rock and then 80s New Wave. 

But hold on a minute! Now things get interesting. In 1974 I saw the movie “American Graffiti at our local theater in Livermore California. We all went crazy. We searched out 1950s and early 1960s rock ‘n’ roll. We threw “50s” parties, we had sock hop dances at school, we could not get enough. It was a bit Like today’s look back to 80s “retro” music (which I am happy for because it keeps my cover music current). 

This period heavily influenced my taste in music. Include growing up listening to my Dad’s love of country, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and other artists from the 70s and it starts to become clear why I tend to move toward country rock in my music style. When I put all this together, my eyes opened wide! 

So, what’s your story about how you formed your taste in music? I would love to hear about it!

Until next time,

Jeff

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