All Those Years Ago
One last summer memory. This is a re-post from a post which originally appeared March 25, 2012. I remember the summer of 1981, and the song "All Those Years Ago," which was very frequently on the radio during that time. The song was by former Beatle George Harrison, and although it had originally been written prior to John Lennon's passing, Harrison re-wrote the lyrics as a tribute to his friend and former colleague. During that year, as a rather nerdy and insular 11 year old, I was not very familiar with popular music, including that of the Beatles. I was not even very knowledgeable with the artists most associated with the early '80s, although being anywhere near a radio ensured that I was at least familiar with some of the songs then playing. "All Those Years Ago" remains in my mind as a familiar memory because my family took a road trip to Washington D.C. that summer, and Harrison's song was frequently on the radio. My closest association of that song, therefore, involved hearing it often as we rode down highways in a 1976 Ford Granada, a cooler of ice water in the car with us, stopping at Days Inns and Shoney's restaurants along the way, the '70s era vinyl of the Granada becoming hot in the sun as we got back in after each stop. And on the radio, over and over. . . the catchy, wistful song with the lyrics . . . all those years ago... I did not know what the song was about, but the tune and the words stayed in my m...
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