Monday, April 30, 2012
Riding on the school bus to Merrillville Junior High School was no great pleasure for me back in the early 1960s. If it had not been for the fact that Mr. Ifyu, the bus driver, had speakers in the bus and kept the radio dialed to top forty Chicago station WLS the ride could have been miserable. As it were, I tolerated that ride and often just got lost in the music.
Image via Wikipedia It was always a pleasure when a tune by the Zombies would air. The hits "She's Not There" or "Tell Her No" were popular in 1964 as I was starting 8th grade. Songs in a minor key seem to grab me. Dream songs should be in a minor key.
Later, when I was in high school and my family had moved to East Tennessee, the great Zombies album Odyssey and Oracle was released. This is the one Zombies album that I actually owned. I spent many hours with this album playing in the background of my life. I lived and dreamed to this album.