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Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  A leisurely drive on a country road can offer a chance to leave city stresses behind for a while and enjoy nature’s scenic wonders.   Sometimes, though, such a usually ordinary event can prove life-changing. 
Thumbnail image from NPR.org BY RANDAL C. HILL  Have you ever heard of musician Billy Strange? Born William Everett Strange in 1930 in Long Beach, California, he became an in-demand session guitarist/arranger in Hollywood who recorded with...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill It was in 1958 when 20-year-old Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick) met fellow Idahoan Mark Lindsay, age 16. Paul ran a drive-in restaurant west of Boise. One day,...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay BY RANDAL C. HILL  His songs may have lacked the depth and social commentary of those of his fellow ex-Beatles, but Ringo Starr fans could usually count on having fun when hearing what he offered the world. Such is...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill Kris Kristofferson has earned a place in the history books as one of the great American songwriters. That honor, though, has come at a...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill He was just 22 when his introspective breakout music single on Warner Records made James Taylor an international pop star. Born in Boston...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill In October 1969, shortly after the release of “Abbey Road”, Beatle fans everywhere were suddenly digging up “evidence” of a music-world tragedy—the death of Paul McCartney.   What did the rumor about Paul say?
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By Randal C. Hill C’mon, admit it. The cheerful, shuffling Top 5 single of “In the Summertime” brought a smile to your face and got your fingers drumming back in the summer of 1970. Mungo Jerry’s irresistible anthem to...
Thumbnail image from Pixabay By T Michele Walker About a year ago, my 87 year old father was in rehabilitation, recovering from another bout of pneumonia. He was starting to experience physical...
Thumbnail image from Album Art Exchange By Randal C. Hill It’s hard to imagine a million-selling 1970 song opening with the voices of a second-grade class singing,    Jesus...
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