I’ve been hit hard emotionally by all these disco greats dying. Should I be ashamed to admit this? Am I showing my age? No and yes. As a child of the 70’s and 80’s the music of my childhood were people like Carole King, James Taylor, The Carpenters, the Bee Gee’s and Donna Summer. When I hear this music I am instantly transported to a moment in time. I remember singing On The Radio in my parents empty bedroom in our new house. To this day that is a powerful memory for me. I remember spinning around and around, the way my voice sounded in the empty room. I remember the excitement of moving to a new house and leaving old friends. That song will always make me feel. It’s not something you can say about a lot of things. Robin Gibb died today and again I cried. I hadn’t thought that the Bee Gee’s were big in my life. I don’t have such a powerful memory with their music probably because it was everywhere. I don’t have a specific memory it’s all my memories of life pre-teen days. Although my musical tastes changed and evolved I still love to listen to Donna Summer belt out her songs with that amazing voice of hers. I’d love to have an old victrola. I’d dim all the lights and dance the night away… I’ll be hot stuff!
I’m going to be a wreck when the people I loved in my teens and twenties start kicking the bucket if my reaction to the Disco era is anything to go by. Please tell me I’m not the only one moved by disco!