This past weekend, my husband and I spent time on Fort Myers Beach celebrating a friend's 50th birthday. As we relaxed in our chairs under a beautiful, sunny sky, we heard a couple of old tunes from a nearby tiki bar. Later at lunch, we heard one of the same songs again and that had us reminiscing about music from the past. They all remembered their first record. Not me, I don't think I've ever even purchased a record. We had cassette tapes in my day. But I still know the songs from years ago.
Even though I was born in the 70s, I still love music from the 50s and 60s. This is probably because my music loving mom grew up in that era. She still has a lot of her 45s and we loved listening to them as kids. My sisters and I thought some of those old songs were CRAZY and nothing like we had on the radio in the 80s. I guess that's why we liked them.
Here are two of my favorite 45s from my mom's collection.
Speaking of oldies, I'm going to see the musical Anything Goes at the Straz Center tomorrow night. Anything Goes debuted in 1934 and has been revived several times. It will be at the Straz Center March 12-17. This show is recommended for ages 8+ and even offers a Family Night on Wednesday, March 13. For this performance only, you can get one free child's ticket (ages 12 and under) with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Get there early for a free pre-show, family friendly activities and stay after for a free talkback with the artists.
Readers of Loving Life can save 30% off the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances with promo code PORTER30.
What music moves you? Do you like music from an earlier era?
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