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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Heyworth Keeps Rocking

Paraphrasing Mick Jagger
Mama says yes, Papa says no,
Make up you mind 'cause I gotta go.
I'm gonna have fun at the Legion Hall
Drive myself right over the wall.
From "Rip this Joint" (in which Jagger and Richards famously rip off Little Richard's "Rip it Up")
Here is a (rare) pleasant article from the Pantagraph celebrating the American Legion in Heyworth and the Silver Foxes (HT to Charlie Rich). Doing some quick arithmetic, someone who was 18 years old in 1955 would be...70 years old today, about the perfect age to enjoy the full canon of Rock and Roll from its inception.

Many locals, including Wapella's Darly Lane are quoted as generally enjoying themselves playing music, dancing, and conviving in Heyworth. The Silver Foxes play Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Carl Perkins. How much better does it get?

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