This year, it is more important than ever to be thankful - for family, or health, or even for our very lives, in a world that is in such turmoil.
It's going to be a hard Thanksgiving time for some families in the rock n' roll world; more on that a little later.
Anyone who has a best friend is so fortunate. I am thankful that I have a best friend. My first song is: Queen - You're My Best Friend.
To my spouse, who is a huge Led Zeppelin fan - Thank You, from Led Zeppelin II.
We Gather Together, a hymn we used to sing in public school (yes, public school) every Thanksgiving, in the elementary school I attended in New York City. Guess I'm dating myself.
And one more - Thankful 'NThoughtful by Sly and the Family Stone.
And now, to the sad music news of this week.
Malcolm Young, rhythm guitarist for the band AC/DC, passed away from dementia at the age of 64 - the same age as I am. His older brother had died earlier this year. Blogger Angel's Bark blogged an excellent tribute to Young.
Here is one of my favorite AC/DC songs - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, from 1976.
Mel Tillis died yesterday at the age of 85. I am not that much of a country music fan, but I mourn the death of a great musician. Here, from 1978, Coca-Cola Cowboy.
As I write this post, David Cassidy, of Partridge Family fame, is in ICU and is not expected to survive much longer. Cassidy, 67, was suffering from dementia, but also had a drinking problem for years. He was hospitalized Wednesday suffering from liver and kidney failure, initially put into a medical induced coma, but is now conscious and with family..
Here, he covers the song Cherish, done by the Association in 1966.
Join Xmas Dolly, the Conductor of this Musical trip and her other Conductors: Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ & Rockin’ conductor Cathy from Curious as a Cathy !
Don't miss this train when it leaves the music station!