Crocodile Rock

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When my oldest son, Christian, was in grade school, we went to my mother’s house for a visit.  Mom kept her old records down in the basement for years and Christian discovered them.  He asked me if they were giant CD’s.  We had a good laugh.  We explained to him about record players and how they work.  I think most of it went in one ear and out the other.  Those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s probably owned a record player and a few records too.  I still have a couple of my childhood favorites:  Sesame Street Christmas and a Walt Disney record.  I played them countless times and knew every single word.  I was fortunate to be able to listen to most of my parent’s records also.  A favorite of mine was Crocodile Rock by Elton John.  I also enjoyed listening to my dad’s CCR record.  To this day, I know every word of Crocodile Rock.  The coolest record was a red record by Elvis Presley.  I think it was the soundtrack to the movie Girl Happy.  Neil Sedaka was another of my favorites.  Like many of you, I have cherished music throughout my life and I am excited to write more blog posts about it.

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I am thankful that Christian also enjoys music even though some of it sounds like “jungle music”.  I have kept an open mind and put some of his songs on my iPod – like music by Wiz Khalifa, Flo Rida, Mike Posner and other songs I would have never heard of if it wasn’t for him.  Music is a way for all of us to connect, even if we are generations apart.  What kind of music did you enjoy when you were young?

Author: lhaney

Mother of 2 great boys, full time caregiver, and wife. I enjoy reading, photography and music.

1 thought on “Crocodile Rock”

  1. Music from my past that still ‘digs’ my ‘shoes’…Queen/David Bowie/Eagles/George Michael/The Mama’s and the Papa’s/Bonnie Raitt/Peter Gabriel/Carly Simon/Billy Holiday/Johnny Mathis/Julie London “Cry Me a River”/Abbey Lincoln/Ella Fitzgerald/Nina Simone/oh, The Beach Boys/Johnny Cash – “Hurt”/Bette Midler/Nana Mouskouri/Eddy Money/George Thorogood/Dolly Parton/Eric Clapton/Kansas/Janis Joplin/ and many more

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