With a Little Help From My Friends, #1116



In the early 90’s, I spent a summer in France studying with the University of Arizona.  It was during that summer that I met one of my besties, and man — we had so much fun hanging together in Paris for those couple of months.

There was one day after our classes that we were looking at a local event paper and learned of a free concert in the park in Bois de Vincennes, which I recall as being somewhere near the Bastille.  We figured it would be a lazy afternoon with some good wine and conversation, but when we showed up, there were tens of thousands of people there.  We soon learned that the free concert was from Joe Cocker, and needless to say, we were pretty stoked.

It was such a memorable afternoon.  The music was amazing, and it is one of my most cherished memories from that time of my life.  I know my friend feels the same way, and we’ve often referred back to that concert over the years.

Joe Cocker’s music has such a  way of leaving a lasting impression, and learning of his early death yesterday brought me back to Paris to that evening 20 something years ago.  I’m so glad I have it to remember as he departed the Earth and his music lives on.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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