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Parents' music - The Phantom Librarian
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Parents' music
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vesta_aurelia From: vesta_aurelia Date: September 24th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was a kid, we had control over the radio in the barn (farm kid), so we put on the contemporary station when doing chores. Got the Top 40 with Casey Kasem every week (if that doesn't date me, nothing will).

But in the house, it was my parents' music. Mom loved certain performers, and loathed others. It wasn't really music of a time, but music of a person. So, Helen Reddy and Jim Croce were playing on 8-track... while Elvis was never allowed in the house. Daddy loved opera. He would listen to it for hours. He never seemed engaged in anything contemporary, even when Pavoratti did covers.
alchemine From: alchemine Date: September 24th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember the Weekly Top 40 with Casey Kasem too. :) I got a radio for my 10th birthday and would listen to Casey count down the hits while I puttered around in my room. "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars!"
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