I was in the Navy Reserves (avtive duty as well). I drilled in Orange Texas. My parent command was in San Diego. So every 3 years I had to do my 2 weeks summer training in SD. I was usually able to schedule traing with my 3 best friends from my unit. We had a car allowance which ment the smallest cheapest rental available. We would pitch in and upgarde to a convertable - no extra cost to Uncle Sam - no policy violation. We picked up the tab. On our of hours we would tool around southern California - top down on the car - Beach Music playing. Bare feet on the dash - hair blowing in the wind. We found a club that had a retro band. Lots of beach music and even a Beatle impersonation set.
I went to 12 years of Catholic school (grateful for the premium education compared to public school at the time). I well remember when the Beatles first appeared on Ed Sullivan. The dear Nuns had a fit. We were all doomed for listening to such music! Same thing happened years before when Elvis made his hip shaking appearance on Ed's show. "Really Big Shoe" for those of you old enough to remember. Remember American Band Stand? Who taught you how to do the twist?
Music is iconic. It defines generations. The Beatles were one of the few talents that trancended generations. Their music never got stale. They were true artist and continued to change and grow with the times. Old Paul is still out there doing his thing. What a heart throb as a young man
Still not bad as an old man.
Elivis, Marvin Gaye, Aretha, Tina Turna, even Cher. James Brown. Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick JR. The list of icons goes on and on. Love them all. Throw some C&W in the mix. Then some classic symphonies just for fun. A little gospel finds it's way in. Ow well - music has as many opinions as religion and politics.
When I do house work I have music blasting - a true mix from classic symphonies to C&W and every thing in between.