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IT WAS A TIME OF TANS, BLONDS AND HOT PANTS, WHEN THE ENDLESS SUMMER WAS JUST A SHORT WALK DOWN A HOT SIDEWALK
Beach Music, an On the Street Where I Livestories is really a tale of two cities; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santa Monica, California. It was originally published in the LA Times Sunday Magazine.


Beach Music We came to California from Canada, with a detour to Puerto Rico that lasted one endless summer of a year. A year in which I turned 15, and my hair turned blond from living in the sun. “Psst,” the boys and men would call after me in the blue-cobbled streets of San Juan. “Psst! Hey, blondie. Psst! Hey, cutie pie.” I was devastated when my parents said we had to go, that it was time to leave the island so that my older brother, Russell, could get a first rate education. The plan was to drive cross country from Miami and settle in San Francisco so that my brother could finish high school before going on to UC Berkeley. But, once we got there in the fall of 1968, we found that …

TOP 10 CLASSIC ROCK ‘N ROLL LOVE SONGS

I heard it on the radio ... so it must be true ... these are the top ten rock 'n roll songs. Anybody out there want to weigh in? What's your personal top ten?

10. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
9. All I Want is You - U2
8. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
7. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
6. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
5. Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
4. Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
3. Something - The Beatles

2. Can’t help Falling in Love - Elvis
1. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (Paul McCartney has called this the greatest song of all times
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and who am I to disagree?)

Comments

  1. Hmmmmm. The problem with lists like this:
    It implies that there isn't a single Beatles love song other than Something that's better than Whitney's I Will Always Love You, or the Stones Wild Horses (which isn't even close to being THEIR best love song). Seems unlikely.

    I always like Maxwell Siverhammer when it's time to get down...know what I mean?

    -Michael

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