Okay, so I must defiantly (or is it definitely?) be growing older.
I currently seem to find myself more fascinated by music, which years ago, inspired me only to try.
And, it seems, I now find artists, who once only encouraged me to go forward and experience new things, just staggering.
First, few remember the title. But most all of us, no matter what the age, recall the tune; a little song called Wheels, first recorded by a group called the String-a-longs.
They hit the charts in 1960. I remember it well, because the band hailed from my hometown of Plainview, Texas: population, abt 20,000. Imagine that.
All of the members of the band were two years older than me and the gang I ran with at the time, but everyone around town felt proud: somebody from our area had actually made it big in the world.
Now, give a listen to Jimmy Torres as he plays the lead guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maRHBwtY1Qo and see if you remember.
Then, take a look at the current artwork of Henry Casselli at: http://www.henrycasselli.com/.
I met him when he was a combat artist for the Marine Corps, during the Vietnam era.
And yeah, we were both young, back then.