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Re: Sunday Artist & Song Showcase, March 7, 2021
Great story, Paul!
In the 1960's Donovan was playing Lincoln Center NYC. It was a Sunday night. I didn't have a ticket but decided to take the train to NYC and walk to Lincoln Center to see if I could buy a ticket. It was sold out. I was standing at the end of a long, long line waiting for tickets that didn't exist. Then they said they had one cancellation for one person. Everybody else were two's or more I raised my hand and got the ticket. I walked in all the way to the front right row on the inner corner. I enjoyed the concert right at the foot of Donovan.
Donovan - When first hearing Donovan back in 1965, I thought I was listening to Bob Dylan! Although I truly believe Donovan was initially channeling Bob as a means of gaining recognition, he quickly developed his own musical persona by combining psychedelia and mysticism in his songwriting.
Johnny Rivers - Bringing his Louisiana musical influences to his craft, Johnny Rivers had several big hits in the 1960s and enjoyed great success even with The Beatles and other British bands dominating the charts.
The Song Button - Kyu Sakamoto - With its catchy music and Kyu's impassioned vocal performance (despite my not knowing the Japanese language), "Sukiyaki" was my favorite song from the Summer of 1963!
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