Hello, This is different from my other blogs in that this is a recollection of thoughts and memories of growing up in the ’50s and ’60s.  I hope you like it.

                                                        “OLD ROCK AND ROLLER”

I’m an old rock and roller it’s true but I remember when it was new.  From my D A haircut to my blue suede shoes, I’m an old rock and roller, are you?

I remember when Elvis became the king, we all tried to imitate him, he told us ’bout Heartbreak Hotel, rock was young, all was well.

Chuck was goin’ to school and Johnny B. Goode, man he was cool.  Fats was there on Blueberry Hill, thinking ’bout those days still gives me a thrill.

Bobby was Splishin’ and Splashin’ and having a ball, while Charlie Brown was clowin’ out in the hall.  Buddy was there with Peggy Sue while Eddy was singin’ ’bout the Summertime Blues.

I’m an old rock and roller it’s true but I remember when it was new.  Johnny was just walkin’ the line while Jimmie was tasting kisses sweeter than wine.

I remember the day Buddy Holly died with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper by his side.  There were tears on my pillow when they passed away, seems I grew older by the end of the day.

The kids on Bandstand were having a blast, the older folks said this rock and roll just won’t last, but after all these years I’m proud to say, that rock and roll is here to stay.

Freddy took us to Palisades Park, where we rode the rides till way after dark and when Bobby sang Kissin’ Time he was giving us our cue, I remember it so well, do you?

I was twistin’ at the hop with all the girls and guys, after the hop we’d all go for burgers and fries.  Put a dime in the jukebox, the place would start to rock and we’d keep rockin’ around the clock.

If I could go back and do it all over again, you know I wouldn’t change a thing, but memories being a part of your past are frozen in time to make them last.

I’m an old rock and roller it’s true but I remember when it was new.  The songs and the time are still locked in my mind, I’m an old rock and roller are you?

Till the next time—Joe

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